A quick note before I forget to mention it -- I'm moving into a new house starting tonight, and I'm not sure if there will be Internet access immediately. I might be unable to blog for a couple days while that is getting settled, but I'll try to get the game recaps and previews posted if possible.
The Triple-A Norfolk Tides travel to play the Durham Bulls with first place on the line in the International League South Division, and the Double-A Bowie Baysox return home to take on the Reading Phillies at Prince George's Stadium.
The Single-A Frederick Keys host the Lynchburg Hillcats at Harry Grove Stadium, and the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds face the Greenville Drive on the road.
The short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds start a road trip against the Hudson Valley Renegades, and the Rookie-level Bluefield Orioles welcome the Danville Braves to Bowen Field.
The Baysox announced a few roster moves earlier today.
On Tuesday, Bowie placed outfielder Joe Nowicki on the disabled list when outfielder Kraig Binick was promoted from Frederick. Also, catcher Zach Booker was added to the team's active roster on the same day.
Today, the team added Orioles relief pitcher Chris Ray to the roster for an injury rehabilitation assignment. Also, catcher Guillermo Rodriguez was placed on the disabled list, and infielder Paco Figueroa was activated.
Several readers have asked about Bowie's upcoming rotation, and the team passed along an update earlier today.
Due to last night's rainout, the Baysox will use the following starters in the next few days:
Tonight -- Ryohei Tanaka
Tomorrow -- Brandon Erbe
Sunday -- Tim Bascom
Monday -- Brian Matusz
Norfolk Tides (AAA)
at Durham Bulls (7:05 p.m.)
Norfolk: Jake Arrieta (3-3, 4.10 ERA)
Durham: Matt DeSalvo (0-3, 6.61 ERA)Bowie Baysox (AA)
Reading Phillies (7:05 p.m.)
Bowie: Ryohei Tanaka (0-0, 1.33 ERA)
Reading: Mike Stutes (7-5, 3.90 ERA)
Frederick Keys (A)
Record: (13-13 in second half, 44-51 overall)
Lynchburg Hillcats (7 p.m.)
Frederick: Nathan Nery (3-4, 4.66 ERA)
Lynchburg: Jeff Locke (2-7, 5.42 ERA)
Delmarva Shorebirds (A)
Record: (14-12 in second half, 50-45 overall)
at Greenville Drive (7 p.m.)
Delmarva: Nathan Moreau (4-2, 3.29 ERA)
Greenville: Caleb Clay (4-4, 3.15 ERA)
Aberdeen IronBirds (A)
at Hudson Valley Renegades (7:05 p.m.)
Aberdeen: Tyler Sexton (2-2, 2.45 ERA)
Hudson Valley: Alexander Colome (2-1, 2.17 ERA)
Bluefield Orioles (Rookie)
Danville Braves (7 p.m.)
Bluefield: Justin Moore (1-2, 3.42 ERA)
Danville: Julio Teheran (1-0, 2.05 ERA)
Due to an error in a news release sent by the team, an earlier version of this article contained inaccurate information about the number of wins in Shorebirds manager Orlando Gomez's career. Gomez was at 767 wins when this article was posted.