Today's game recaps -- June 18

The Triple-A Norfolk Tides fell to the Louisville Bats, and the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds couldn't score for the second straight night against the Lake County Captains.

The Double-A Bowie Baysox defeated the Reading Phillies, and in case you missed it, I provided live updates from the press box at Prince George's Stadium.


The big news, of course, coming out of Thursday wasn't about the games played. It was the promotion of first baseman Brandon Snyder from Bowie to Norfolk that stole the headlines.

Check out my earlier post about the transaction, including quotes from Snyder and Orioles director of player development David Stockstill, who was in attendance in Bowie.


The move will become official on Friday afternoon, and a corresponding move will be announced.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Louisville Bats 3, Norfolk Tides 1 (Box score)

Recap: After beginning the season with a 5-0 record, starting pitcher Chris Tillman (5-4) suffered his fourth consecutive loss -- all since suffering a minor groin injury.

The 21-year-old right-hander allowed three runs and four hits in six innings, and the Tides fell to Louisville, 3-1, in the final game of their road trip. Tillman struck out four batters and issued two walks.

Norfolk left fielder Joey Gathright was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored, and center fielder Justin Christian added an RBI double.

Tides relief pitcher Chris Ray retired all six batters he faced, including four with strikeouts.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Bowie Baysox 2, Reading Phillies 0 (Box score)

Recap: Before Snyder's promotion, it was shortstop Robert Valido who stole the show for the Baysox in a 2-0 win over Reading.

The 24-year-old infielder was 2-for-4, and he provided the only scoring with a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning.


"My family is in town -- my Dad and my little sister -- so I was pointing at them," Valido said about his gesture as he crossed home plate following the homer.

Bowie starting pitcher Tim Bascom tossed seven scoreless innings. The 24-year-old right-hander gave up three hits and collected seven strikeouts. In 14 innings during his first two starts with the Baysox, Bascom has allowed only one run and 10 hits.

"I had a few hitters [tonight] where I kind of got them the way I usually do," Bascom said. "Basically, just keeping everybody off balance and throwing strikes."

Second baseman Miguel Abreu added two hits for the Baysox, and first baseman Mike Costanzo collected a double.

Bowie relief pitchers Ryan Ouellette and Josh Perrault each threw a perfect inning. Ouellette (3-1) earned the victory, and Perrault struck out the final two batters of the game to pick up his 11th save of the season.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Lake County Captains 6, Delmarva Shorebirds 0 (Box score)


Recap: Third baseman Tyler Kolodny was 2-for-4, but the Shorebirds failed to get much going offensively in a 6-0 loss to Lake County at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

Delmarva starting pitcher Rick Zagone (4-5) gave up four runs and seven hits in 4 1/3 innings. The 22-year-old left-hander struck out three batters and issued two walks.

It was the second consecutive game in which the Shorebirds failed to score a run. Delmarva has lost four straight games and six of their past seven.

Catcher Luis Bernardo collected a double for the Shorebirds.