Today's game recaps -- April 22

For the third consecutive day, inclement weather forced postponements in the Orioles' minor league system.

The Double-A Bowie Baysox completed their suspended game with the Erie SeaWolves, but the originally scheduled game was rained out. Bad weather also forced the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds to postpone their matchup with the Hagerstown Suns.


The Triple-A Norfolk Tides remained hot, while the Single-A Frederick Keys suffered another one-run loss.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Norfolk Tides 4, Charlotte Knights 2 (Box score)


Recap: Right fielder Oscar Salazar was 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs, and Norfolk won its seventh consecutive game, 4-2, against Charlotte.

Tides first baseman Scott Moore was 3-for-4 with a run scored, and left fielder Jeff Fiorentino added two doubles in his first Triple-A game this season. Norfolk catcher Steve Torrealba and second baseman Carlos Rojas also added two hits each.

Norfolk starting pitcher Chris Waters (2-1) allowed two runs in the first inning, but he recovered to toss five innings and earn the win. The 28-year-old left-hander gave up two runs and four hits in the outing. He collected three strikeouts and issued two walks. Tides relief pitcher Jim Miller surrendered two hits in the ninth, but he picked up his second save of the season.

Norfolk designated hitter Nolan Reimold's eight-game hitting streak ended after he went 0-for-2 with two walks in the game.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Bowie Baysox 4, Erie SeaWolves 3, 7 innings (Box score)

Recap: Two wild pitches by SeaWolves relief pitcher Cody Satterwhite (0-1) in the bottom of the sixth allowed the Baysox to score the winning run in a 4-3 victory.

Bowie first baseman Brandon Snyder walked to start the inning, and he moved to second base on catcher Guillermo Rodriguez's groundout. Snyder advanced to third on a wild pitch and later scored on the second one with two outs.

Second baseman Paco Figueroa was 2-for-2 with a walk and a run scored for the Baysox, while designated hitter Miguel Abreu added two RBIs.

Baysox relief pitcher Chad Thall (1-0) struck out three hitters in two scoreless innings to earn the victory. Starting pitcher Jake Arrieta gave up three runs and three hits in three innings for Bowie before the game was postponed last night.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Lynchburg Hillcats 6, Frederick Keys 5 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Zach Britton only allowed two runs (one earned) and four hits in five innings, but the Keys suffered a 6-5 loss to the Hillcats this afternoon. The 21-year-old left-hander struck out four hitters and issued two walks.

Frederick second baseman Matthew Tucker was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, but he committed two throwing errors in the loss. He was also caught stealing twice. Third baseman Tyler Henson was 2-for-4 with a double for the Keys, and center fielder Matt Angle added a stolen base, an RBI and a run scored.

Keys relief pitcher Brett Bordes (1-1) suffered the loss after giving up two runs and two hits in one inning. Catcher Caleb Joseph and shortstop Pedro Florimon Jr. each added an RBI for Frederick.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Tonight's game between the Shorebirds and the Hagerstown Suns was postponed due to wet field conditions at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury.

The second game of last night's doubleheader was also rained out, which means that only one of the three meetings in the series was played. No makeup dates have been announced.

Fans who bought tickets for tonight's game can exchange them at the stadium box office for seats to any remaining game during the regular season in 2009.

Recommended on Baltimore Sun