Minor league game recaps -- May 8

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The Triple-A Norfolk Tides lost to the Toledo Mud Hens, and the Double-A Bowie Baysox were edged by the Trenton Thunder. The Single-A Frederick Keys fell to the Wilmington Blue Rocks, and the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds topped the Charleston RiverDogs.

As Jeff Zrebiec noted earlier on Orioles Insider, the Baysox placed left-hander Wilfrido Perez on the disabled list with left shoulder soreness. In order to fill his roster spot, outfielder Jonathan Tucker was transferred from Norfolk.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Toledo Mud Hens 10, Norfolk Tides 3 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Brandon Erbe (0-6) remained winless this season after allowing six runs and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings during the Tides' 10-3 loss to Toledo at Harbor Park.


Norfolk center fielder Corey Patterson collected three doubles, an RBI and a run scored, and right fielder Blake Davis added three hits, including a triple.

Shortstop Robert Andino was 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored for the Tides, and designated hitter Scott Moore had two RBIs.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Trenton Thunder 4, Bowie Baysox 3 (Box score)

Recap: Relief pitcher Eddie Gamboa (1-2) suffered a loss after giving up two runs in the ninth inning, including one on a wild pitch with the bases loaded to end the game, as the Baysox were beaten, 4-3, by Trenton.

Bowie starting pitcher Tim Bascom gave up two runs and seven hits in six innings, but he didn't factor in the decision after Gamboa's blown save. The 25-year-old right-hander struck out eight batters and didn't walk anyone.

Baysox second baseman Ryan Adams contributed a double and two RBIs in the loss, and third baseman Brandon Waring added an RBI.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Wilmington Blue Rocks 2, Frederick Keys 1 (Box score)

Recap: Designated hitter Billy Rowell hit a solo home run, but the Keys only managed two hits as a team in a 2-1 loss to Wilmington at Harry Grove Stadium.

Rowell connected on the blast with two outs in the second inning. It was the 21-year-old infielder's third home run of the season, and he is batting .302 with 14 RBIs in 24 games.


Frederick starting pitcher Cole McCurry (1-2) pitched well, holding the Blue Rocks to two runs (one earned) and six hits in six innings, but he was saddled with the defeat.

Keys right fielder Ronnie Welty had a double.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Delmarva Shorebirds 4, Charleston RiverDogs 2 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Jesse Beal (2-2) gave up two runs and five hits in seven innings as the Shorebirds won, 4-2, over Charleston at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

Delmarva shortstop Garabez Rosa was 3-for-4 in the victory, raising his South Atlantic League-leading batting average to .363 in 25 games, while second baseman Tyler Kelly and third baseman Tyler Kolodny each added an RBI double.

Relief pitcher Josh Dowdy tossed one scoreless inning to earn his fourth save of the season for the Shorebirds.