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Minor league game recaps -- June 30

Several roster moves occurred in the Orioles' minor league system today.

Left-handed pitcher Rick Zagone was promoted to the Baysox from Frederick, while left-hander Chad Thall was transferred to Aberdeen.


In order to replace Zagone with the Keys, left-hander Nathan Moreau was promoted from Delmarva. In case you missed it, Moreau threw a no-hitter in his debut with Frederick.

Finally, right-hander Brian Parker was sent from the IronBirds to Delmarva.


Tides starting pitcher Chris Tillman and outfielder Jeff Salazar were both selected to represent the Orioles' affiliate in the Triple-A All-Star Game.

The game between the Rookie-level GCL Orioles and GCL Red Sox was postponed.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Charlotte Knights 2, Norfolk Tides 1 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Troy Patton (5-9) gave up two runs (one earned) and five hits in six innings as the Tides suffered a 2-1 setback against Charlotte.

Patton struck out two batters and issued two walks, throwing 46 of his 68 pitches for strikes.

Norfolk third baseman Josh Bell was 2-for-4 in the loss, while center fielder Matt Angle added an RBI with a sacrifice fly.

Right fielder Blake Davis singled and scored a run for the Tides.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Bowie Baysox 4, Erie SeaWolves 3 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Rick Zagone fared well in his Double-A debut, but he didn't factor in the decision as the Baysox topped Erie, 4-3, at Prince George's Stadium.


Zagone gave up three runs and four hits in seven innings, striking out six batters and issuing three walks.

Baysox first baseman Joel Guzman hit his 18th home run of the season, and second baseman Ryan Adams was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, two RBIs and a run scored.

Relief pitcher Pedro Viola (3-0) tossed two scoreless frames to pick up the victory for the Baysox. He allowed one hit and collected two strikeouts.

Bowie left fielder Felix Pie was 1-for-4 with a stolen base.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Frederick Keys 7, Salem Red Sox 0 (Box score)

Recap: As we mentioned earlier on Orioles Insider, Moreau debuted with the Keys by throwing a no-hitter in the team's 7-0 victory over Salem.


Frederick catcher Brian Ward helped his pitcher by going 2-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and a run scored, while designated hitter Billy Rowell added two doubles, an RBI and two runs scored.

Keys shortstop Bobby Stevens was 2-for-3 with a double, triple, one RBI and three runs scored, while third baseman Buck Britton, center fielder Xavier Avery and right fielder Ronnie Welty each collected two hits.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Delmarva Shorebirds 7, West Virginia Power 1 (Box score)

Recap: Designated hitter Kieron Pope was 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBIs in the Shorebirds' 7-1 win over West Virginia.

Delmarva first baseman Tyler Townsend was 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored, and left fielder Steve Bumbry added a single and a triple.

Shorebirds starting pitcher Luis Noel (3-2) held the Power to one hit in five scoreless innings. He struck out five batters and issued four walks.

Aberdeen IronBirds (A)

Score: Staten Island Yankees 4, Aberdeen IronBirds 2 (Box score)

Recap: Right fielder Jeremy Nowak was 3-for-3 with an RBI in the IronBirds' 4-2 loss to Staten Island at Ripken Stadium.

Aberdeen second baseman Omar Casamayor and first baseman Mike Flacco each contributed two hits, while left fielder Kipp Schutz hit a sacrifice fly.

Starting pitcher Justin Anderson (1-1) was charged with four runs and seven hits in five-plus innings for the IronBirds. He collected three strikeouts and walked two batters.

IronBirds designated hitter Tyler Kolodny left the game in the first inning after apparently injuring his foot. I'll pass along details if I hear them.

Bluefield Orioles (Rookie)

Score: Burlington Royals 7, Bluefield Orioles 2 (Box score)


Recap: First baseman Corey Thomas hit a solo home run and scored two runs in the Orioles' 7-2 loss to Burlington.

Bluefield starting pitcher David Baker (0-1) was touched up for seven runs, five hits and two walks in 4 1/3 innings. He struck out one batter in the defeat.

Designated hitter Joe Velleggia added a sacrifice fly for the Orioles.