Former second-round draft pick Mychal Givens continued his strong stretch for the Baysox, yielding no runs in three straight games from May 21-28. He struck out four hitters in two innings Thursday against the Erie SeaWolves. The 25-year-old is a converted shortstop who has shown promise since being moved to the mound. He entered Friday with a 1.27 ERA in 17 appearances with Bowie.
By the end of the year, Mike Wright - who opened the season losing nine of his first 10 decisions at Norfolk and posting a 6.42 ERA in 19 starts - had turned around his season, and ended itwith back-to-back near-no-hit bids. In the offseason, he was rewarded when the Orioles added him to the organization's 40-man roster.