Today's game recaps -- June 1

It was a day full of good news for the Orioles' minor league system on Sunday because all four full-season affiliates earned a win.

The results were completely opposite, however, on Monday when all four teams lost -- including two blowouts.


The Triple-A Norfolk Tides were pounded by the Columbus Clippers, and the Double-A Bowie Baysox were edged by the Trenton Thunder. The Single-A Frederick Keys lost to the Lynchburg Hillcats, while the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds were beaten by the Kannapolis Intimidators.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Columbus Clippers 16, Norfolk Tides 3 (Box score)


Recap: Columbus scored 11 runs in the third inning, and cruised to a 16-3 victory over the Tides.

Norfolk starting pitcher Radhames Liz (0-1) gave up seven runs and seven hits in 2 1/3 innings, while relief pitcher Ross Wolf allowed eight runs and six hits in 1 1/3 innings.

Third baseman Melvin Dorta was 3-for-5 with a solo home run for the Tides. Designated hitter Oscar Salazar and first baseman Jolbert Cabrera each added an RBI for Norfolk.

Tides utility player Brandon Pinckney pitched one inning, and he allowed one run and three hits. He started the game in left field and collected two hits.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Trenton Thunder 2, Bowie Baysox 0 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher John Mariotti (0-3) allowed two runs (one earned) and six hits in 6 1/3 innings, and the Baysox were blanked, 2-0, by Trenton. The 24-year-old right-hander walked five batters and collected three strikeouts in the loss.

Baysox third baseman Miguel Abreu was 2-for-4, and catcher Guillermo Rodriguez and shortstop Robert Valido each added a hit.

Bowie relief pitcher Ryan Rodriguez retired all five batters he faced.

First baseman Brandon Snyder didn't play for the second straight game. I'm not sure if this is due to any sort of injury or just routine rest, but I'll pass along any updates as soon as possible.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Lynchburg Hillcats 5, Frederick Keys 3 (Box score)

Recap: Right fielder Billy Rowell hit a two-run home run, his seventh of the season, but the Keys fell to Lynchburg, 5-3.

Frederick starting pitcher Pedro Beato (3-4) suffered the loss after giving up five runs and nine hits in six innings. The 22-year-old right-hander struck out five batters and issued two walks in the game.

Relief pitchers Cliff Flagello, Brett Bordes and Luis Lebron each tossed a scoreless inning for Frederick.


Catcher Caleb Joseph was 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored for the Keys, and third baseman Tyler Henson added an RBI.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Kannapolis Intimidators 10, Delmarva Shorebirds 3 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Rick Zagone was roughed up for nine runs and six hits in two innings, and the Shorebirds lost, 10-3, against Kannapolis.

Delmarva center fielder Xavier Avery was 3-for-5 with an RBI, and designated hitter Elvin Polanco added two doubles.

Third baseman Tyler Kolodny and shortstop Greg Miclat each had a double for the Shorebirds, while first baseman Joe Mahoney collected a triple and an RBI.

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