The Orioles continued their struggles with a loss to the Tampa Bay Rays and it was also a pretty rough night in the minor leagues. The Bowie Baysox split a doubleheader with the Harrisburg Senators, but that was the only win for an affiliate of the Orioles tonight.
The Norfolk Tides lost to the Richmond Braves and the Frederick Keys allowed two late runs in their loss to the Winston-Salem Warthogs. The Delmarva Shorebirds committed five errors and lost to the Lakewood BlueClaws. The Aberdeen IronBirds scored six runs in the second inning, but their bullpen failed to hold the early lead in their extra-inning loss to the Staten Island Yankees.
Score: Richmond Braves 8, Norfolk Tides 6
Recap: Second baseman Eider Torres was 2-for-5 with two RBIs, but the Tides lost to Richmond, 8-6, at Harbor Park tonight. Center fielder Luis Terrero and right fielder Chris Roberson also had two hits each for Norfolk.
Starting pitcher Craig Anderson (7-9) suffered the loss after allowing seven runs and 10 hits in four innings. Former Oriole Jorge Julio pitched one scoreless inning to collect his 12th save of the season for Richmond.
Score: Harrisburg Senators 4, Bowie Baysox 2; Bowie Baysox 8, Harrisburg Senators 3
Recap: Baysox starting pitcher Brad Bergesen (15-6) pitched all seven innings in the first game, but he picked up the loss as Bowie fell to Harrisburg, 4-2. Bergesen gave up four runs and seven hits in the game. It was his third consecutive loss, although he hasn't allowed more than four earned runs in any of those starts.
Right fielder Nolan Reimold hit his 23rd home run of the season in the first game and first baseman Ryan Finan had two hits for the Baysox.
In the second game, David Hernandez (10-4) allowed three runs and six hits in five innings to lead the Baysox to an 8-3 victory over the Senators. He had five strikeouts and walked four hitters in the game. Relievers Ryan Keefer and Wilfredo Perez combined to retire the final six hitters in order.
Reimold was 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI and eight different Baysox players scored runs in the second game. Designated hitter Matt Wieters and second baseman Carlos Rojas each had two hits in the game. Center fielder Mike Rodriguez hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning.
Score: Winston-Salem Warthogs 5, Frederick Keys 3
Recap: Third baseman Brandon Snyder and center fielder Chris Amador both hit home runs, but it wasn't enough to lead the Keys to victory. Winston-Salem scored two runs against Keys relief pitcher Kenny Moreland in the ninth inning to beat Frederick, 5-3.
Starting pitcher Tim Bascom allowed three runs and seven hits in seven innings, but he didn't factor in the decision. Amador hit a two-run shot in the second inning and Snyder added a game-tying solo home run in the sixth. Designated hitter Billy Rowell was 2-for-3 in the game.
Score: Lakewood BlueClaws 6, Delmarva Shorebirds 1
Recap: Second baseman Ryan Adams had two of Delmarva's five errors in the 6-1 loss to Lakewood. With the two defensive miscues, Adams established a new record for the most errors by a second baseman in a single season in the history of the South Atlantic League. Third baseman Tyler Henson committed his 29th error in the game. Starting pitcher Sean Gleason and right fielder Wally Crancer also had errors for Delmarva.
Gleason (12-2) picked up the loss after allowing five runs (two earned) and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings for the Shorebirds. Left fielder Robbie Widlansky was 2-for-4 with a double in the loss. First baseman Anthony Martinez had an RBI single for Delmarva.
Score: Staten Island Yankees 7, Aberdeen IronBirds 6, 10 innings
Recap: Aberdeen scored six runs in the second inning, but they couldn't hang on for the win. A wild pitch by relief pitcher Brandon Cooney allowed the go-ahead run to score in the top of the 10th inning and Staten Island defeated the IronBirds, 7-6.
Yankees closer Pat Venditte, who pitches with both hands, tossed a scoreless inning to collect his 21st save. He has allowed only three earned runs in 30 2/3 innings so far this season.
IronBirds starting pitcher Nathan Moreau surrendered four runs and five hits in four innings. He had five strikeouts and walked one. Shortstop Greg Miclat had a two-run single for the IronBirds. Left fielder Kraig Binick and first baseman T.J. Baxter each had two hits.