Today's game recaps -- May 13

The Triple-A Norfolk Tides defeated the Syracuse Chiefs, but the Double-A Bowie Baysox and Single-A Frederick Keys each lost by one run.

In case you missed it -- because it happened after the end of Wednesday night's game -- the Orioles promoted outfielder Nolan Reimold from Norfolk and optioned relief pitcher Bob McCrory to the Tides.


Reimold was hitting .394 with nine home runs and 27 RBIs in 31 games for the Tides. McCrory, who allowed four runs in 1 2/3 innings against the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night, had a 9.00 ERA in three games during his time with the Orioles.

Honestly, I thought the Orioles would make the move to bring up Joey Gathright, who was recently acquired from the Chicago Cubs, or Oscar Salazar before calling up Reimold.


Still, this move shows that Andy MacPhail and the Orioles are committed to taking a deep look at their highly regarded prospects. It remains to be seen how much Reimold plays during his stint in the major leagues, but I'm sure Orioles fans hope he receives significant playing time.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Norfolk Tides 5, Syracuse Chiefs 3 (Box score)

Recap: Right fielder Jeff Fiorentino and third baseman Scott Moore each hit a solo home run to power the Tides to a 5-3 victory over Syracuse.

Fiorentino finished 2-for-4 in the win, which raised his batting average to .367 (11-for-30) in eight games since being promoted from Bowie. Moore's home run was his sixth this season.

Gathright was 3-for-5 with two runs scored, and center fielder Justin Christian added two hits and a run scored. Salazar was 1-for-3 with two RBIs for the Tides.

Tides starting pitcher David Pauley gave up three runs and nine hits in 6 2/3 innings, but he didn't factor in the decision.

Relief pitcher Alberto Castillo (1-0) earned the victory for Norfolk after retiring the only batter he faced. Despite allowing two hits and a walk, Jim Miller picked up his eighth save of the season for the Tides after tossing one scoreless inning.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Akron Aeros 2, Bowie Baysox 1 (Box score)

Recap: Troy Patton (3-1) only gave up two runs and five hits in six innings, but he was dealt his first loss of the season as the Baysox fell, 2-1, to Akron. The 23-year-old left-hander collected two strikeouts and issued two walks in the game.

First baseman Brandon Snyder led Bowie with two hits, including an RBI double in the seventh inning. The 22-year-old infielder is batting .374 with 12 doubles, four home runs and 22 RBIs in 29 games for the Baysox this season.

Baysox designated hitter Paco Figueroa and third baseman Melvin Dorta each added a double. Second baseman Miguel Abreu was 1-for-3 with two stolen bases for Bowie.

Relief pitcher Josh Perrault tossed two scoreless innings for the Baysox.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Myrtle Beach Pelicans 2, Frederick Keys 1 (Box score)


Recap: Starting pitcher Nathan Nery (0-1) only allowed one unearned run and five hits in six innings, but the Keys suffered a 2-1 loss to Myrtle Beach at Harry Grove Stadium. The 23-year-old left-hander struck out six batters and issued one walk.

Frederick center fielder Matt Angle seems to be heating up at the plate. The 23-year-old outfielder collected four out of the Keys' five hits in the game, including a double in the third inning. Angle is hitting .394 (13-for-33) with five stolen bases and five runs scored in his past 10 games, which raised his batting average to .260 overall in 25 games this season.

Left fielder Kraig Binick had an RBI for the Keys, and shortstop Pedro Florimon Jr. scored the team's only run.

Relief pitcher Brian Parker gave up one run and struck out five hitters in two innings for Frederick, while Cliff Flagello collected three strikeouts in one scoreless inning.

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