Baltimore 8, Oakland 3 – Box Score
- Brian Matusz pitched 6.1 innings, allowing 8 hits and 3 ER. He walked one batter and struck out 8.
- Lou Montanez went 1 for 4 with an RBI and a strikeout.
- Justin Turner went 0 for 4.
Analysis: Matusz is going to be a very good pitcher for a long time.
Norfolk 1, Durham 10 – Box Score
- Rhyne Hughes went 2 for 4 with a run, a double, a home run, an RBI and a strikeout.
- Scott Moore went 1 for 4.
- Brandon Snyder went 0 for 3 with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
- Josh Bell went 0 for 4 with 4 strikeouts.
Bowie 0, Akron 4 – Box Score
- Robbie Widlansky went 2 for 3 .
- Brandon Waring went o for 4 with a strikeout.
- Caleb Joseph went 0 for 4.
- Tyler Henson went 1 for 3 with a walk.
- Ryan Adams went 0 for 4 with 2 strikeouts.
- Zach Britton pitched 6 innings, allowing 8 hits and 4 ER. He walked just one batter and struck out 6.
Analysis: Britton didn’t have a great start, but it wasn’t awful. Besides the ERA, he’s picked up right where he left of last season. He has 15 strikeouts in 16.1 innings, a 4.00 GO/FO and only 3 walks. Impressive.
Lynchburg 6, Frederick 7 – Box Score
- Xavier Avery went 2 for 5.
- Kyle Hudson went 0 for 3 with a run, a walk and 2 strikeouts.
- L.J. Hoes went 1 for 4 with a run and a strikeout.
- Joe Mahoney went 1 for 3 with 2 runs, a walk and a strikeout.
- Billy Rowell went 2 for 4 with a run, 2 doubles and 3 RBI.
Analysis: At the beginning of the season I thought Frederick would be the most boring affiliate. With hot starts from Rowell and Avery, Frederick has been the most exciting.
Hagerstown 9, Delmarva 7 – Box Score
- Steve Bumbry went 1 for 6 with a run, a hit and 5 strikeouts.
- Tyler Kelly went 1 for 5 with a run, a double, a walk and a strikeout.
- Tyler Kolodny went 3 for 5 with 2 runs, 2 home runs, 4 RBI and a walk.
- Justin Dalles went 1 for 3 with a walk.
- Garabez Rosa went 0 for 5 with an RBI and a strikeout.
- Ryan Berry pitched 6 innings, allowing 8 hits and 4 ER. He walked 2 batters and struck out 5.
- Bobby Bundy pitched 3 innings, allowing 3 hits and 2 ER. He struck out 4 batters and walked none.
- Josh Dowdy pitched 2 innings, allowing 1 hit and no runs. He struck out 5 batters.
Analysis: Justin Dalles was hit hard at home plate, and left the game in an ambulance. I’ll have more on this later.
Game previews for tomorrow:
|Norfolk Tides||Gwinnet Braves||Home||7:15 PM||Jake Arrieta|
|Bowie Baysox||Erie Seawolves||Away||6:35 PM||Steve Johnson|
|Frederick Keys||Potomac Nationals||Away||7:03 PM||Rick Zagone|
|Delmarva Shorebirds||Hagerstown Suns||Home||7:05 PM||Jake Cowan|