Minor league game recaps -- May 23

First, I wanted to apologize for the lack of minor league updates over the past couple days. I had some technical issues with my laptop, but the problem seems to be solved -- hopefully.

One of these days I'll invest in a new computer.


The Triple-A Norfolk Tides fell to the Rochester Red Wings today, while the Double-A Bowie Baysox topped the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. The Single-A Frederick Keys were edged by the Kinston Indians in extra innings, and the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds lost to the Hagerstown Suns.

Also, there have been a series of roster moves over the past few days in the organization.


Here are the final landing spots for players involved in the moves:

UTIL Miguel Abreu -- Demoted to Frederick from Bowie

RHP Ryan Berry -- Promoted to Frederick from Delmarva

RHP Zach Clark -- Transferred to Aberdeen from Bowie

RHP Jake Cowan -- Placed on disabled list at Delmarva

UTIL Paco Figueroa -- Added to roster at Norfolk

LHP Chris George -- Activated from disabled list at Norfolk

IF Mike Mooney -- Promoted to Frederick from Delmarva

RHP Kenny Moreland -- Transferred from Frederick to Delmarva

RHP Luis Noel -- Added to Delmarva from extended spring training

RHP Ryan Ouellette -- Added to roster at Bowie

OF Kieron Pope -- Activated from disabled list at Delmarva

IF Carlos Rojas -- Added to roster at Bowie

Clark spent a couple days with the Shorebirds over the weekend, tossing two scoreless innings against the Hagerstown Suns on Saturday. He made 11 appearances for Bowie earlier this year, going 1-0 with a 1.65 ERA and one save in 27 1/3 innings.

Right-hander Patrick Kantakevich tossed six scoreless frames of relief for Delmarva in the 15-inning victory at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium on Saturday, but he was also transferred back to Aberdeen.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Rochester Red Wings 8, Norfolk Tides 4 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Brandon Erbe (0-8) is still searching for his first victory of the 2010 season as the Tides suffered an 8-4 loss to Rochester at Harbor Park.

Erbe allowed five runs and seven hits in two innings. The 22-year-old right-hander has a 6.80 ERA in nine starts and he has only made it through six innings three times this year.

Norfolk first baseman Brandon Snyder was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, and third baseman Josh Bell added two hits and a run scored.

Tides left fielder Jeff Salazar hit a solo home run in the seventh inning, and designated hitter Rhyne Hughes was 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored.

Second baseman Paco Figueroa was 2-for-4 with a walk for Norfolk.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Bowie Baysox 7, New Hampshire Fisher Cats 2 (Box score)

Recap: Shortstop Pedro Florimon Jr. hit a grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the eighth as the Baysox topped New Hampshire, 7-2, at Prince George's Stadium.

Bowie first baseman Brandon Waring and catcher Steven Lerud each added a solo home run, while second baseman Carlos Rojas was 2-for-5 with an RBI.

Baysox starting pitcher Chorye Spoone held the Fisher Cats to two runs and four hits in six innings, and relief pitcher Pat Egan (4-1) earned the win after tossing two scoreless frames.

Center fielder Matt Angle collected two hits and a run scored for the Baysox.

Former Orioles starting pitcher Adam Loewen walked as a pinch-hitter in his only at-bat in the top of the ninth for the Fisher Cats. In the three-game series, Loewen was 1-for-9 with four strikeouts.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Kinston Indians 2, Frederick Keys 1, 12 innings (Box score)

Recap: Center fielder Kyle Hudson was 3-for-5 with a double and two stolen bases, but the Keys came up short in a 2-1 loss to Kinston in 12 innings at Harry Grove Stadium.

Frederick starting pitcher Ryan O'Shea gave up one run and six hits in five innings. The 23-year-old right-hander walked five batters and collected two strikeouts.

Relief pitcher Cole McCurry held Kinston to one hit and one walk in six scoreless innings for the Keys, while Sean Gleason (1-1) allowed an unearned run and two hits after making a fielding error.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Hagerstown Suns 6, Delmarva Shorebirds 3 (Box score)

Recap: Delmarva couldn't recover from five errors in a 6-3 loss to Hagerstown at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

Shorebirds shortstop Garabez Rosa made his 18th and 19th defensive miscues of the season, while catcher Jason Stifler was also charged with an error.

Rosa committed seven errors in the five-game series with Hagerstown. The 20-year-old infielder has made at least one defensive miscue in each of the Shorebirds' past eight games and he has 10 errors overall during that stretch.

Delmarva starting pitcher Matt Hobgood (2-4) was charged with six runs (three earned), five hits and four walks in 4 2/3 innings. He also committed two of the errors, hit a batter and threw a wild pitch.

Right fielder Brian Conley collected two hits for Delmarva, while second baseman Gary Helmick and third baseman Tyler Kelly each added an RBI.