I'm back after a brief delay due to other work obligations.
I returned late from Frederick on Saturday night and covered Sunday's game between the Orioles and Cleveland Indians at Camden Yards, so I apologize for the lack of minor league coverage over the past day.
The Triple-A Norfolk Tides fell to the Charlotte Knights, and the Double-A Bowie Baysox swept a doubleheader from the Reading Phillies.
The Single-A Frederick Keys edged the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, and the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds lost both games to the Hagerstown Suns.
The short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds lost to the Tri-City ValleyCats.
Bowie right-hander Pedro Beato (1-2) took over on the mound when play resumed today. The 22-year-old right-hander allowed four hits in five scoreless innings to earn his first victory since being promoted to Double-A earlier this month.
Relief pitcher Luis Lebron struck out the final two batters to pick up his sixth save since being called up to Bowie at the beginning of August.
The 23-year-old catcher also doubled in the win for the Keys. Joseph is batting .295 with 12 home runs, 23 doubles and 60 RBIs in 100 games for Frederick this season, but he is only hitting .156 in August.
Frederick shortstop Pedro Florimon Jr. was 2-for-4 with two stolen bases and three runs scored, and first baseman Robbie Widlansky added two hits, an RBI and two runs scored.
Keys starting pitcher Zach Britton didn't give up any hits in two innings before being removed from the game. No word from Frederick so far on why Britton left early.
Relief pitcher Brett Jacobson (1-2) picked up his first win since joining the Keys after allowing one run and two hits in 1 1/3 innings, and closer Brandon Cooney recorded his sixth save since being promoted to Frederick.
Recap: Orioles left fielder Lou Montanez was 1-for-3 with an RBI in his first injury rehabilitation assignment during the team's 2-1 victory over the Rays.
Orioles third baseman Moises Ciriaco was 2-for-4 with a run scored, and right fielder Jose Nivar contributed a double and a run scored.
Starting pitcher Daurin Tavarez (4-2) allowed one unearned run and four hits in seven innings for the Orioles, and relief pitcher Chris Hervey recorded the final three outs for his first save of the season.