Finally, some baseball was played in the Orioles' minor league system tonight.
The Triple-A Norfolk Tides and Single-A Frederick Keys were able to complete their doubleheaders, but the Double-A Bowie Baysox and Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds were postponed again due to inclement weather.
Frederick wasn't able to finish playing the second game, however, until almost 1 a.m. on Wednesday.
In case you missed it earlier, the Baysox placed right-hander Brandon Erbe on the 7-day disabled list, retroactive to May 3, with shoulder fatigue. Frederick shortstop Pedro Florimon Jr. also was put on the disabled list, retroactive to May 3, with a hamstring injury.
Norfolk Tides (AAA)
Game 1 recap: Orioles starting pitcher Rich Hill, who is pitching in Norfolk as part of a rehab assignment, tossed four scoreless innings in the Tides' 5-0 victory over Columbus in the first game.
The 29-year-old left-hander struggled a little bit with his control, but he only gave up two hits. Hill walked five batters in the outing, and he threw 45 of 80 pitches for strikes.
Tides right fielder Jolbert Cabrera was 2-for-3 with a double and a solo home run. Center fielder Justin Christian was 3-for-4 with three runs scored for Norfolk, while first baseman Oscar Salazar added two hits and two RBIs.
Norfolk catcher Matt Wieters was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored. After adding another hit in the second game, he is now batting .290 with one home run and seven RBIs in 19 games for the Tides this season.
Tides relief pitcher Matt Albers (1-0) retired all nine batters he faced to earn the win.
Game 2 score: Norfolk Tides 5, Columbus Clippers 2, 7 innings (Box score)
Game 2 recap: Left fielder Nolan Reimold was 1-for-2 with an RBI double and a run scored in Norfolk's 5-2 win in the nightcap.
Tides third baseman Mike Costanzo had a two-run triple, while second baseman Justin Turner knocked in two runs with a single in the sixth inning.
Starting pitcher David Hernandez (2-1) earned the victory after giving up two runs and three hits in five innings for Norfolk. The 23-year-old right-hander struck out three hitters and didn't issue any walks. Tides relief pitcher Jim Miller picked up his fourth save of the season after retiring the final three hitters in the game.
Norfolk right fielder Oscar Salazar and first baseman Scott Moore each added a double.
The game was delayed for 17 minutes in the top of the fifth inning, according to the Tides, due to a power outage at Harbor Park.Bowie Baysox (AA)
For the third consecutive day, the Baysox were unable to play because of the heavy rain at Prince George's Stadium. Tonight's doubleheader against the Trenton Thunder was washed out, and it will be made up over the next two days. The two teams will play a doubleheader tomorrow night with the first game scheduled to start at 5:05 p.m. Bowie and Trenton will compete in another doubleheader on Thursday beginning at 11:05 a.m. All games are scheduled for seven innings.
Frederick Keys (A)
Game 1 score: Winston-Salem Dash 4, Frederick Keys 3, 7 innings (Box score)
Game 1 recap: What does Keys starting pitcher Zach Britton need to do in order to collect a victory this season?
The 21-year-old left-hander allowed one unearned run and one hit in five innings, but relief pitcher John Mariotti (1-2) was unable to preserve Frederick's lead. Britton collected seven strikeouts and walked two batters.
Keys left fielder David Cash collected two hits, an RBI and a run scored, while first baseman Wally Crancer was 2-for-2. Both players were substitutions when Frederick center fielder Matt Angle and second baseman Matthew Tucker left the game.
Cash served as a pinch runner for Angle in the first inning, while Crancer took over in the field when Tucker was removed in the fourth. No word on why Angle and Tucker left the game, but I hope to have an update on Wednesday.
Mariotti gave up three runs and four hits in two innings. The 24-year-old right-hander also issued three walks in the game.
Game 2 score: Winston-Salem Dash 6, Frederick Keys 3, 9 innings (Box score)
Game 2 recap: The game was originally scheduled for seven innings, but the two teams needed two extra frames to decide a winner. Winston-Salem scored three runs in the top of the ninth in order to beat the Keys, 6-3.
Frederick shortstop Tyler Henson was 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two runs scored. The 21-year-old infielder added a stolen base, but he also committed his 10th error of the season.
Keys right fielder Billy Rowell was 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored, while third baseman Brandon Waring picked up an RBI in the game.
Starting pitcher Chris Salberg gave up three runs and four hits in four innings for Frederick, but he didn't factor in the decision. Keys relief pitcher Ryan Ouellette (0-1) suffered the loss after being charged with three runs (two earned) and four hits in 2 1/3 innings.
Delmarva Shorebirds (A)
The Shorebirds and West Virginia Power couldn't play tonight due to rain in Salisbury. The two teams are scheduled to play a doubleheader tomorrow with the first game starting at 5:35 p.m. at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. The nightcap will begin 30 minutes after the completion of the first game, and both meetings are set for seven innings.