Today's game recaps -- August 2

The Triple-A Norfolk Tides couldn't score against the Syracuse Chiefs, and the Double-A Bowie Baysox lost to the New Britain Rock Cats.

The Single-A Frederick Keys fell to the Lynchburg Hillcats, and the short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds were pounded by the Staten Island Yankees.


The Rookie-level Bluefield Orioles dropped another game against the Johnson City Cardinals, and the Rookie-level GCL Orioles topped the GCL Reds.

The game between the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds and Greensboro Grasshoppers was rained out.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Syracuse Chiefs 3, Norfolk Tides 0 (Box score)

Recap: Third baseman Melvin Dorta collected three of the Tides' five hits, but they were blanked, 3-0, by Syracuse at Harbor Park.

Norfolk starting pitcher Radhames Liz (0-3) gave up three runs (two earned) and six hits in 6 1/3 innings. The 25-year-old right-hander threw 72 of his 107 pitches for strikes.

Tides relief pitchers Bob McCrory and Alberto Castillo combined to hold Syracuse hitless for the final 2 2/3 innings.

First baseman Brandon Snyder was 0-for-4 with a fielding error for the Tides. The 22-year-old infielder is still batting .378 with 10 RBIs in his past 10 games.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: New Britain Rock Cats 6, Bowie Baysox 2 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Steve Johnson (0-1) made his debut as a member of the Orioles' minor league system in Bowie's 6-2 loss to New Britain.

The 21-year-old right-hander allowed two runs and four hits in four innings. Johnson struck out one batter and issued one walk for the Baysox in the defeat.

Bowie left fielder Jonathan Tucker was 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a double and two runs scored, while center fielder Danny Figueroa added an RBI.

Baysox third baseman Josh Bell also made his debut with the team. The 22-year-old infielder was 1-for-4 with two strikeouts while batting third in the lineup.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Lynchburg Hillcats 5, Frederick Keys 2 (Box score)

Recap: Second baseman Ryan Adams was 4-for-4 with a double in the Keys' 5-2 loss to Lynchburg.

Frederick third baseman Brandon Waring contributed a solo home run, and left fielder Tyler Henson was 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Keys starting pitcher Rick Zagone (0-3) is still searching for his first victory since being promoted from Delmarva in June. The 22-year-old left-hander allowed five runs and six hits in five innings.

Relief pitcher Pat Egan tossed three scoreless innings, lowering his ERA to 0.36 in 25 1/3 innings since joining the Keys.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

The matchup between the Shorebirds and Greensboro was postponed due to rain on the Eastern Shore. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Monday at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. The first game is expected to begin at 5:35 p.m., and both games are scheduled for seven innings.

Aberdeen IronBirds (A)

Score: Staten Island Yankees 11, Aberdeen IronBirds 4 (Box score)

Recap: Center fielder Steve Bumbry was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in the leadoff spot, but the IronBirds fell, 11-4, to Staten Island at Ripken Stadium.

Aberdeen first baseman Tom Edwards was 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs, and designated hitter Justin Dalles added two hits.

IronBirds shortstop Garabez Rosa contributed a triple, a single, an RBI and a run scored, and third baseman Tyler Kelly collected a double and a run scored.

Starting pitcher Patrick Kantakevich (2-3) allowed five runs (four earned) and six hits in four innings for the IronBirds, while relief pitcher Brian Sisk gave up four runs and four hits in three innings.

Bluefield Orioles (Rookie)

Score: Johnson City Cardinals 6, Bluefield Orioles 2 (Box score)

Recap: First baseman Mike Flacco was 2-for-4 with an RBI in the Orioles' 6-2 loss to Johnson City, while center fielder Michael Planeta added two hits, a stolen base and an RBI.

Bluefield third baseman Omar Casamayor collected a double and a run scored, and second baseman Gary Helmick also scored a run.

Orioles starting pitcher Vito Frabizio (2-3) gave up six runs, five hits and one walk in 4 1/3 innings. The 20-year-old right-hander struck out seven batters and surrendered two home runs.

GCL Orioles (Rookie)

Score: GCL Orioles 9, GCL Reds 3 (Box score)

Recap: Shortstop Anyi Tejeda was 3-for-5 with three RBIs and a run scored in the Orioles' 9-3 victory over the Reds.

Orioles first baseman David Anderson collected three hits and an RBI, and right fielder Jaynnertt Melenciano was 2-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored.

Catcher Freuny Parra was 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored for the Orioles, while center fielder Edwin Cintron added two hits, an RBI and a run scored.

Orioles starting pitcher Jario De La Cruz (3-2) allowed two runs and six hits in six innings, and relief pitcher Tony Butler retired all three batters he faced in his second injury rehabilitation appearance.