Today's game recaps -- August 22

The Triple-A Norfolk Tides fell apart in the ninth inning against the Rochester Red Wings, and the Single-A Frederick Keys came back to beat the Myrtle Beach Pelicans.

The Rookie-level Bluefield Orioles lost to the Kingsport Mets, and the Rookie-level GCL Orioles pounded the GCL Reds.


The Double-A Bowie Baysox, Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds and short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds were all postponed due to rain.

Speaking of the Baysox, I was in the press box at Prince George's Stadium for several hours before the game was called due to the weather.


It seems like a tremendous waste of time, but it actually was very rewarding.

I was introduced to Joshua Kusnick, who is a sports agent. He represents approximately 40 professional baseball players.

Three Orioles minor leaguers are clients of Kusnick -- Baysox third baseman Josh Bell, Keys relief pitcher Brandon Cooney and Bluefield starting pitcher Vito Frabizio.

Here is Kusnick's blog, in case you're interested in following his updates. There are some baseball thoughts, but the blog also gives fans a personal glimpse into the life of a sports agent.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Rochester Red Wings 5, Norfolk Tides 4 (Box score)

Recap: Relief pitcher Alberto Castillo (2-3) was charged with four runs and four hits in two-thirds of an inning as the Tides blew a three-run lead in the ninth to suffer a 5-4 loss to Rochester.

Norfolk starting pitcher Chris George only gave up one run and five hits in seven innings. The 29-year-old left-hander struck out four batters and didn't walk anyone.

Tides center fielder Joey Gathright was 2-for-5 with a run scored, and left fielder Freddy Guzman contributed a single, an RBI, a run scored and two stolen bases.

Second baseman Brandon Pinckney collected a triple and a run scored for the Tides, and catcher Robby Hammock added a double, an RBI and a run scored.Bowie Baysox (AA)

As mentioned earlier, tonight's game between the Baysox and Altoona was postponed due to rain. The two teams will play a doubleheader Sunday, beginning at 5:05 p.m.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Frederick Keys 6, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 2 (Box score)

Recap: Third baseman Brandon Waring was 2-for-5 with a double and a two-run home run in the Keys' 6-2 win over Myrtle Beach.

Frederick center fielder Matt Angle was 3-for-5 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored, and left fielder Matthew Tucker added three hits, including a triple, and two RBIs.

Keys right fielder David Cash was 3-for-3 with a double and a run scored, and designated hitter Bobby Stevens also hit a double.

Starting pitcher Sean Gleason gave up two runs and five hits in six innings for the Keys. The 24-year-old right-hander collected six strikeouts and didn't issue any walks.

Frederick relief pitcher Pat Egan (2-3) tossed two scoreless innings for the victory. The 24-year-old right-hander allowed two hits and recorded all six outs on strikeouts.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Tonight's meeting between the Shorebirds and Hagerstown was postponed. No makeup date was immediately announced from the team.

Aberdeen IronBirds (A)

The IronBirds and Brooklyn were unable to play tonight due to rain. It's unclear at this time when the two teams will make up the postponement.

Bluefield Orioles (Rookie)

Score: Kingsport Mets 3, Bluefield Orioles 1 (Box score)

Recap: Third baseman Mike Flacco was 2-for-4 with his 12th double of the season in the Orioles' 3-1 loss to Kingsport at Bowen Field.

Bluefield starting pitcher Bobby Bundy allowed one run and six hits in seven innings. The 19-year-old right-hander struck out five batters and didn't walk anyone.

Relief pitcher Andrew Huebner (0-1) suffered the loss after giving up two runs (one earned) and three hits in two innings for the Orioles.

GCL Orioles (Rookie)

Score: GCL Orioles 11, GCL Reds 0 (Box score)

Recap: First baseman David Anderson was 3-for-3 with a double, four RBIs and a run scored as the Orioles cruised to an 11-0 victory over the Reds.

Orioles shortstop Anyi Tejeda was 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, and catcher Xavier Lopez was 1-for-4 with two RBIs, two runs scored and a stolen base.

Starting pitcher Zachary Petersime (4-2) only allowed one hit in five scoreless innings for the Orioles. The 20-year-old right-hander collected three strikeouts and walked two batters.

Orioles center fielder Edwin Cintron added two hits and a run scored, and third baseman Tyler Stampone contributed a double, an RBI and two runs scored.