Catcher Caleb Joseph had two RBIs, including the game-winner, and caught all 14 innings of the Tides' 7-6 win over Charlotte on Friday night. In his first four games after being optioned, Joseph went 6-for-21 with three strikeouts. He's on track to return to the Orioles when rosters expand on Sept. 1, and has caught two position players — L.J. Hoes and Ozzie Martinez.
Two Baysox players were named to the Eastern League's season-ending All-Star team Saturday: catcher Chance Sisco and infielder Garabez Rosa. Sisco, the organization's top hitting prospect, entered Saturday batting .309 with a league-leading .397 on-base percentage. Rosa, a longtime Orioles farmhand, has played six positions for the Baysox this year, going into the weekend batting .304 with 18 doubles and a team-high 61 RBIs.
Left-hander Garrett Cleavinger, the reliever selected in the third round of the 2015 draft, hasn't duplicated his first-half success since an All-Star break promotion to Frederick. Cleavinger had a 1.38 ERA with 53 strikeouts in 39 innings for the Shorebirds, but entered Saturday with a 4.19 ERA and 45 strikeouts in 34 1/3 innings. His WHIP was 0.92 in Delmarva, and is 1.54 for Frederick.
Outfielder Cedric Mullins has put together a unique season for the Shorebirds. He's the only player in the system that went into Saturday with double-digit doubles (33), triples (10), home runs (11) and stolen bases (27). He's one of seven players in all of the minors to have hit those thresholds. Mullins batted .261 with a team-high 71 runs scored through 115 games played.
Over his past five starts, 2016 second-round draft pick Keegan Akin hasn't allowed a run for the IronBirds. He's limited to three-inning starts this year, but in his past five outings, has struck out 18 and walked six while allowing six hits. He has a 1.17 ERA in eight starts, having allowed three earned runs in 23 innings overall.