Tides closer Jhan Mariñez, 29, hasn’t allowed a run in his past 12 outings through Friday, a span that has lowered his ERA from 3.86 to 2.78 at the back end of the Norfolk bullpen. Several relievers from Norfolk have gotten opportunities this year, including Donnie Hart, Paul Fry and Ryan Meisinger, but Mariñez’s lack of minor league options has kept him in Triple-A.
Left-hander Luis González has been the most consistent piece in the Baysox bullpen all season, with two innings Wednesday without allowing an earned run dropping his ERA to 2.41. González, in his third season as a reliever, has a 2.61 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP in 75 relief appearances since his transition leading into the 2016 season.
Since returning from a rehabilitation assignment June 21, outfielder Randolph Gassaway is batting .350 (21-for-60) with six doubles and a pair of home runs to bring his average to .297 through Friday. Gassaway, 23, had a hot start at Frederick last year but cooled down the stretch.
Left-hander DL Hall, the Orioles’ first-round pick in 2017, pitched his longest outing of the season Thursday with 5 2/3 innings of no-hit ball with two walks and seven strikeouts to lower his ERA to 2.82. Fellow left-hander Alex Katz didn’t allow a hit in 3 1/3 innings, striking out four, but the Shorebirds lost, 1-0, in 10 innings.
Gulf Coast League
Orioles first-round draft pick Grayson Rodriguez made his debut with a pair of walks and a strikeout in a scoreless first inning Thursday for the GCL Orioles. According to a scout in attendance, his fastball was 91-95 mph with a downward plane, and he featured a 74-76 mph curveball and a 78-81 mph slider. Rodriguez will build up his professional workload on a starter’s schedule there.