Minor league game recaps -- June 25

Earlier today, the Triple-A Norfolk Tides placed right-handed pitcher Brandon Erbe on the disabled list, retroactive to June 23, with right shoulder soreness.

In 14 starts this season, Erbe is 0-10 with a 5.73 ERA for the Tides.


To replace him on the roster, Norfolk activated right-hander Andy Mitchell from the DL.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Louisville Bats 7, Norfolk Tides 0 (Box score)


Recap: Right fielder Jeff Salazar was 2-for-4 with a stolen base as the Tides were blanked, 7-0, by Louisville at Harbor Park.

Norfolk starting pitcher Troy Patton (5-8) suffered the loss after being charged with six runs and nine hits in 5 1/3 innings. He collected two strikeouts and walked two batters, throwing 59 of his 91 pitches for strikes.

Third baseman Josh Bell added a double for the Tides.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Bowie Baysox 5, Altoona Curve 1 (Box score)

Recap: Third baseman Ryan Adams hit a solo home run as part of a four-run ninth inning as the Baysox picked up a 5-1 victory over Altoona.

Adams also hit his 20th double of the season.

Bowie starting pitcher Zach Britton (7-3) won his fifth straight decision after holding the Curve to one run and four hits in eight innings. Britton struck out nine batters.

In four starts this month, Britton is 3-0 with a 0.66 ERA. He is 6-1 with a 1.74 ERA in his past 10 starts overall.

Baysox catcher Caleb Joseph hit a solo home run and scored twice, while first baseman Joel Guzman was 1-for-3 in the win.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Frederick Keys 11, Winston-Salem Dash 2 (Box score)

Recap: Designated hitter Felix Pie was 1-for-3 with a run scored as Frederick routed Winston-Salem, 11-2, at Harry Grove Stadium.

Keys second baseman Miguel Abreu was 3-for-5 with a double and three RBIs, and right fielder Ronnie Welty added two hits and three RBIs.

Frederick starting pitcher Rick Zagone (5-6) gave up two runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings. He struck out four batters and didn't issue any walks.

Third baseman Billy Rowell contributed a pair of doubles and two runs scored for Frederick, and left fielder Kyle Hudson was 2-for-4 with a stolen base and two runs scored.

First baseman Joe Mahoney hit a solo home run for the Keys.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Game 1 score: Lakewood BlueClaws 5, Delmarva Shorebirds 2 (Box score)

Game 1 recap: First baseman Tyler Townsend was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in his return to the lineup, but Delmarva dropped a 5-2 decision to Lakewood in the first game of the doubleheader at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

Delmarva relief pitcher Patrick Kantakevich (0-2), who took over when the suspended game continued, allowed four runs and eight hits in three innings.

Shorebirds center fielder Steve Bumbry contributed a pair of doubles, while third baseman Tyler Stampone added an RBI.

Second baseman Tyler Kelly walked in all four plate appearances for Delmarva.

Game 2 score: Lakewood BlueClaws 2, Delmarva Shorebirds 1 (Box score)


Game 2 recap: Starting pitcher Nathan Moreau (2-3) allowed two runs and four hits in six innings during the Shorebirds' 2-1 loss to Lakewood in the nightcap at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

Townsend was 1-for-3 with an RBI, while right fielder Brian Conley and shortstop Garabez Rosa each added a double in the loss.

The Shorebirds committed three errors, including Rosa's 24th of the season.

Aberdeen IronBirds (A)

Score: Staten Island Yankees 4, Aberdeen IronBirds 1 (Box score)

Recap: Right fielder Zach Moore was 2-for-4 in the IronBirds 4-1 loss to Staten Island in the final game of their road trip.

Aberdeen left fielder Kipp Schutz contributed two hits, while shortstop Pedro Florimon was 2-for-4 as part of his injury rehabilitation assignment.


IronBirds starting pitcher Scott Copeland (0-1) gave up three runs and four hits in five innings. He walked three batters and collected three strikeouts.

Bluefield Orioles (Rookie)

Score: Danville Braves 9, Bluefield Orioles 4 (Box score)

Recap: The Orioles committed six errors in a 9-4 loss to Danville at Bowen Field.

Bluefield shortstop Javier Santana, first baseman Joe Velleggia and relief pitcher Eiris Ramirez each made two defensive miscues.

Ramirez allowed five runs and five hits in one inning.

Orioles third baseman Michael Mosby was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, an RBI and a run scored, and right fielder Christopher Clinton added a double.


Starting pitcher Daurin Tavarez (0-1) gave up two runs and five hits in six innings for Bluefield. He collected two strikeouts and issued one walk.

GCL Orioles (Rookie)

Score: GCL Orioles 6, GCL Rays 4 (Box score)

Recap: Second baseman Pedro Rodriguez was 3-for-3 with a run scored as the Orioles won their second straight game, 6-4, over the Rays.

Orioles relief pitcher Michael Gonzalez tossed a scoreless inning during his latest injury rehabilitation assignment, striking out one batter.

Relief pitcher Joshua Goodin (1-0) earned the victory after giving up two runs and four hits in three innings, while right-hander Andy Deain picked up his first save of the season after tossing a scoreless frame.

Orioles right fielder Jose Nivar was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI, and catcher Justin Dalles was 1-for-1 with a double, an RBI and two walks.