On Saturday, all four of the Orioles' full-season affiliates failed to make it into the win column.
The Single-A Frederick Keys and Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds each suffered a one-run loss, while the Double-A Bowie Baysox were handed a lopsided defeat by the Akron Aeros. The Triple-A Norfolk Tides fell to the Durham Bulls, 8-4.
Score: Durham Bulls 8, Norfolk Tides 4 (Box score)
Recap: Everyone watching the matchup between two of the top prospects in baseball -- Tides catcher Matt Wieters and Bulls starting pitcher David Price -- likely went home disappointed.
Wieters was 0-for-4 with a walk, two strikeouts and a throwing error in the Tides' 8-4 loss, and Price allowed two runs and four hits in 3 2/3 innings for Durham. Neither player lived up to the hype in this particular performance, but there's still plenty of time left in the 2009 season.
Tides left fielder Nolan Reimold hit a two-run home run in the second inning against Price. The 25-year-old outfielder was 2-for-5 with three RBIs in the game. Right fielder Lou Montanez was 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored for Norfolk. Second baseman Donnie Murphy hit a solo home run in the eighth inning, and Oscar Salazar added two hits for the Tides.
Chris Waters (0-1) suffered the loss after giving up four runs and six hits in 3 1/3 innings.Bowie Baysox (AA)
Score: Akron Aeros 12, Bowie Baysox 2 (Box score)
Recap: It was an ugly night in Akron for the Baysox.
Bowie only surrendered six hits to the Aeros, but Akron scored 12 runs. Baysox pitchers combined to walk 10 batters, and the team committed four errors.
Baysox starter Brandon Erbe (0-1) picked up the loss after giving up three runs (one earned) in three innings. The 21-year-old right-hander didn't allow any hits, but he walked four batters. Bowie relief pitcher Fredy Deza gave up four runs (three earned) and two hits in two innings, and Ryan Keefer allowed four runs and two hits in 1/3 of an inning.
Bowie first baseman Brandon Snyder extended his hitting streak to four games with an RBI double. He was 2-for-4 with two strikeouts. Third baseman Jonathan Tucker also had two hits for the Baysox.
Akron wasn't immune to the defensive breakdown. The Aeros made three errors.
Score: Salem Red Sox 6, Frederick Keys 5 (Box score)
Recap: Zach Britton shined in his Keys debut, allowing only one unearned run and three hits in five innings, but Frederick suffered a 6-5 loss to Salem. The 21-year-old left-hander walked four hitters and collected three strikeouts.
Keys relief pitcher Chris Salberg (0-1) picked up the loss after giving up five runs and three hits in 1 1/3 innings. The 24-year-old left-hander struck out two hitters, hit two batters and issued two walks. Luis Lebron had three strikeouts and two walks in 1 2/3 innings for the Keys.
Frederick center fielder Kraig Binick hit a two-run home run against Salem starting pitcher Jose Capellan with one out in the fourth inning. Brandon Waring, who was playing third base tonight for the Keys, was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. Designated hitter Ryan Adams was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs for Frederick.
Keys second baseman Tyler Henson, who committed his fourth error of the season in the game, was ejected by the home plate umpire in the ninth inning.
Score: Lakewood BlueClaws 3, Delmarva Shorebird 2, 11 innings (Box score)
Recap: BlueClaws center fielder D'Arby Myers hit an RBI single against Delmarva relief pitcher Andy Schindling (0-1) in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift Lakewood to a 3-2 victory over the Shorebirds.
Delmarva forced extra innings when LJ Hoes hit an RBI double with two outs in the top of the ninth. The 19-year-old second baseman was 2-for-4 in the game. Jacob Julius also had two hits for the Shorebirds.
Shorebirds starting pitcher Ryan O'Shea gave up one run and four hits in five innings. Reliever Pat Egan pitched three scoreless innings for Delmarva.