Today's game recaps -- July 28

I'm not very happy at the moment.

It's frustrating when I type up an entire post for the game recaps in the Orioles' minor league system, and then Internet Explorer shuts down as I go to post it.


So, this is the second attempt. OK, rant over. Let's get to the recaps.

The Triple-A Norfolk Tides lost to the Indianapolis Indians, and the Double-A Bowie Baysox came up short in a crazy game against the Connecticut Defenders.


The Single-A Frederick Keys won in their final at-bat, and the matchup between the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds and Asheville Tourists was rained out.

The short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds concluded their road trip by winning against the Brooklyn Cyclones.

The Rookie-level Bluefield Orioles fell to the Princeton Rays, and the Rookie-level GCL Orioles shut out the GCL Reds.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Indianapolis Indians 7, Norfolk Tides 6 (Box score)

Recap: First baseman Brandon Snyder was 3-for-4 with a triple, a stolen base and two runs scored, but the Tides were edged by Indianapolis, 7-6, at Harbor Park.

Norfolk left fielder Victor Diaz collected three hits, an RBI and two runs scored, while shortstop Blake Davis was 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs.

Tides starting pitcher Chris Waters (8-5) allowed six runs (four earned) and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings. The 28-year-old left-hander collected two strikeouts, issued two walks and hit a batter.

Third baseman Melvin Dorta and right fielder Jeff Fiorentino each added an RBI, and second baseman Justin Turner contributed a double and a run scored.

The Tides are now 1-9 in their past 10 games.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Connecticut Defenders 13, Bowie Baysox 12, 11 innings (Box score)

Recap: It was an extremely wild night in Bowie.

The two teams combined for 25 runs and 42 hits as Connecticut topped the Baysox, 13-12, in 11 innings at Prince George's Stadium. Bowie committed six errors in the game, including four by third baseman Miguel Abreu.

Both teams scored in each of the two extra innings, but the Baysox came up one run short.

There were 14 different pitchers used in the game, including Connecticut utility player Ramon Castro. He allowed one run and two hits in one inning to pick up the save for the Defenders.

Bowie left fielder Jonathan Tucker was 5-for-6 with two RBIs and two runs scored, while center fielder Danny Figueroa was 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and three RBIs.

Baysox first baseman Eric Crozier and catcher Steve Torrealba each hit a two-run home run, and Abreu was 3-for-6 with a double and two runs scored.

Starting pitcher Radhames Liz gave up five runs (four earned) and 11 hits in four innings for the Baysox, and relief pitcher John Mariotti (2-9) suffered the loss after allowing four runs (two earned) and five hits in two innings.

Second baseman Paco Figueroa and designated hitter Kraig Binick contributed two hits each for the Baysox.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Frederick Keys 3, Salem Red Sox 2 (Box score)

Recap: Third baseman Brandon Waring was 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in the Keys' 3-2 victory over Salem at Harry Grove Stadium.

Frederick left fielder Tyler Henson collected three hits, including the game-winning single to score Waring with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Keys starting pitcher Rick Zagone gave up two runs, five hits and four walks in 5 2/3 innings, but he didn't factor in the decision. Relief pitcher Eddie Gamboa (3-0) tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings to earn the win for Frederick.

Shortstop Pedro Florimon Jr. was 2-for-4 with a run scored for the Keys, and catcher Caleb Joseph added two hits and an RBI.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

The matchup between the Shorebirds and Asheville was postponed Tuesday due to rain. The two teams will meet in a doubleheader Wednesday, and the first game is scheduled to start at 5:35 p.m.

Aberdeen IronBirds (A)

Score: Aberdeen IronBirds 2, Brooklyn Cyclones 1 (Box score)

Recap: Right fielder Jason Rook picked up both RBIs in the IronBirds' 2-1 win over Brooklyn.

Aberdeen center fielder Richard D'Oleo added a double and two outfield assists, while catcher Justin Dalles hit a double and scored a run.

IronBirds starting pitcher Patrick Kantakevich (2-2) tossed six scoreless innings. The 22-year-old right-hander struck out four batters and issued two walks.

Relief pitcher Josh Dowdy retired the side in order during the ninth inning to pick up his first save of the season for the IronBirds.

Bluefield Orioles (Rookie)

Score: Princeton Rays 8, Bluefield Orioles 2 (Box score)

Recap: Left fielder Lance West was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in the Orioles' 8-2 loss to Princeton at Bowen Field.

Bluefield starting pitcher Jorge Almanzar (1-2) allowed six runs and nine hits in 3 2/3 innings. The 23-year-old right-hander struck out three batters and issued two walks.

Orioles first-round draft pick Matt Hobgood was originally scheduled to start tonight's game, but he didn't pitch. I'm checking to see if there is a legitimate reason for Hobgood's absence, or if the probable pitchers were just listed incorrectly. Trust me, it happens.

GCL Orioles (Rookie)

Score: GCL Orioles 2, GCL Reds 0 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Zachary Petersime tossed five scoreless innings to help the Orioles blank the Reds, 2-0. The 20-year-old right-hander collected five strikeouts and issued one walk.

Center fielder Moises Ciriaco was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored, and third baseman Tyler Stampone was 2-for-4 for the Orioles.

Orioles relief pitcher Joshua Goodin picked up his first save of the season after not allowing a run in two innings. The 22-year-old right-hander hit two batters in the game.