The Triple-A Norfolk Tides wrap up their home schedule for the 2009 season with a game against the Gwinnett Braves at Harbor Park, and the Double-A Bowie Baysox welcome the Harrisburg Senators to Prince George's Stadium.
The Single-A Frederick Keys hit the road to take on the Wilmington Blue Rocks, and the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds continue their series with the Lakewood BlueClaws at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.
The short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds return home to face the Tri-City ValleyCats at Ripken Stadium tonight.
The Eastern League announced its Pitcher of the Year yesterday, and Orioles left-handed pitcher Brian Matusz finished third in the voting.
Akron Aeros right-hander Jeanmar Gomez, a prospect in the Cleveland Indians' minor league system, was selected as the winner of the award. Trenton Thunder right-hander Zach McAllister was second.
The Most Valuable Player for the Eastern League will be announced today.
A couple other roster moves from earlier in the week that were just passed along by the IronBirds' media relations staff:
• Right-handed pitcher Patrick Kantakevich was promoted from the IronBirds to Frederick.
• Right-handed pitcher Thomas Phelps was called up from the Rookie-level Bluefield Orioles to Aberdeen.
• Right-handed pitcher Brian Anderson joins the IronBirds from the Rookie-level GCL Orioles.
Gwinnett Braves (7:15 p.m.)
Norfolk: Jake Arrieta (5-7, 4.02 ERA)
Gwinnett: Bobby Brownlie (4-2, 4.26 ERA)Bowie Baysox (AA)
Harrisburg Senators (7:05 p.m.)
Bowie: Pedro Beato (1-2, 4.68 ERA)
Record: (32-34 in the second half, 63-72 overall)
at Wilmington Blue Rocks (7:05 p.m.)
Frederick: Kenny Moreland (4-1, 4.29 ERA)
Wilmington: Eduardo Paulino (9-6, 3.69 ERA)
Record: (29-34 in the second half, 65-67 overall)
Lakewood BlueClaws (7:05 p.m.)
Delmarva: Oliver Drake (8-8, 4.21 ERA)
Tri-City ValleyCats (7:05 p.m.)
Aberdeen: Colin Allen (2-6, 5.63 ERA)