Today's game recaps -- June 3

The Triple-A Norfolk Tides defeated the Buffalo Bisons, while the Double-A Bowie Baysox were blanked by the Trenton Thunder.

The Single-A Frederick Keys lost a rain-shortened game against the Lynchburg Hillcats, and the matchup between the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds and Lakewood BlueClaws was postponed due to rain.


For the people who keep asking, I'm told that Baysox first baseman Brandon Snyder is dealing with a minor back injury. It's not believed to be serious, and there is no word when he will return to the starting lineup.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Norfolk Tides 5, Buffalo Bisons 3 (Box score)


Recap: With two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning, designated hitter Jolbert Cabrera hit a two-run double to lift the Tides over Buffalo, 5-3, at Harbor Park. The 36-year-old utility player had three RBIs in the game.

Norfolk second baseman Justin Turner was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored, and catcher Steve Torrealba added an RBI. Right fielder Jeff Fiorentino was 2-for-4 with two runs scored for the Tides.

Starting pitcher Bobby Livingston tossed seven scoreless innings for Norfolk, but he didn't factor in the decision. The 26-year-old left-hander allowed five hits and struck out four batters.

Tides relief pitcher Kam Mickolio (2-3) gave up three runs (one earned) and four hits in one inning, but he earned the win after Cabrera's go-ahead hit. Norfolk closer Jim Miller retired all three batters he faced to pick up his 13th save of the season.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Trenton Thunder 8, Bowie Baysox 0 (Box score)

Recap: The Baysox managed only three hits in an 8-0 loss to Trenton.

Bowie first baseman Mike Costanzo was 1-for-4 with a double, and center fielder Dave Krynzel and catcher Guillermo Rodriguez each added a single.

Right-hander Fredy Deza (1-2) suffered the loss after making a spot start for the Baysox. Deza allowed two runs and four hits in three innings.

Baysox relief pitcher Ryan Keefer gave up two runs (one earned) and one hit in 2 1/3 innings, and Ryan Rodriguez allowed four runs and four hits in 1 1/3 innings.

Shortstop Robert Valido pitched one scoreless inning for Bowie.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Lynchburg Hillcats 7, Frederick Keys 6, six innings (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Nathan Nery (0-3) gave up three runs and four hits in two innings before being ejected, and the Keys suffered a 7-6 loss to Lynchburg in six innings.

Frederick relief pitcher Chris Salberg allowed four runs, three hits and three walks in four innings before the game was called due to inclement weather.


Catcher Caleb Joseph was 2-for-3 with a double and a three-run home run for the Keys, and third baseman Brandon Waring added two hits and a run scored.

Keys shortstop Pedro Florimon Jr. was 1-for-3 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored, while first baseman Robbie Widlansky had a double, an RBI and a run scored.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

The game between the Shorebirds and BlueClaws was rained out. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader beginning at 5:35 p.m. Thursday at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. Each matchup is scheduled for seven innings.

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