The Triple-A Norfolk Tides were beaten by the Buffalo Bisons, and the Double-A Bowie Baysox came up short against the Erie SeaWolves. The Single-A Frederick Keys topped the Lynchburg Hillcats, while the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds fell to the Greensboro Grasshoppers.
Earlier today, relief pitchers Mike Hinckley and Pedro Viola swapped places in the organization. Hinckley was promoted to Norfolk, while Viola was sent back to the Baysox.
Starting pitcher Armando Gabino was charged with six runs (four earned) and six hits in three-plus innings for the Tides, while Hinckley (0-1) suffered the defeat after allowing four runs, two hits and two walks without recording an out.
Former Orioles minor leaguer Justin Turner was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored for Buffalo. The 25-year-old infielder is batting .393 with four RBIs in six games since joining the Bisons. He has hit successfully in each contest.Bowie Baysox (AA)
Recap: Center fielder Steve Bumbry was 4-for-4 with a double, but he committed one of the Shorebirds' three errors in a 4-1 loss to Greensboro.
Delmarva starting pitcher Matt Hobgood and third baseman Tyler Stampone each committed a defensive miscue in the defeat.
Hobgood (3-5) turned in an average outing on the mound, holding the Grasshoppers to four runs (two earned) and eight hits in seven innings. He struck out seven hitters, issued one walk and hit a batter. Hobgood also threw two wild pitches in the game.
Catcher Jason Stifler was 1-for-3 with a run scored for Delmarva.