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  1. NYOrioleFan
    NYOrioleFan June 18, 2010 at 12:59 am |

    The MudHens website notes:

    Norfolk began the scoring in the top of the third with an unearned run. Former Ohio State Buckeye Matt Angle singled with one out. He advanced to second after Ketchner’s throw to first was wild. Angle wasn’t done scooting around the bases yet, though, as he stole third. Robert Andino brought him home with a sacrifice fly to put the Tides up 1-0.

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    Norfolk took the lead in the eighth with five runs. Paco Figueroa led off the inning with a single. Angle followed with a walk and Andino singled to load the bases. Jeff Salazar hit a grounder to first, but Frazier’s throw home was in the dirt and a run scored, making it a 3-2 ballgame. Daniel Schlereth then walked in a run to tie the game. The Tides would take the lead on a two-run, two-RBI double giving Norfolk a 5-3 lead. It would grow to 6-3 after a Brandon Snyder sacrifice fly. The inning ended on a Figueroa ground out.

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    Norfolk starter Brad Bergesen went only 2.2 innings, giving up three runs on five hits. He struck out two and walked two.

    Jim Miller came on to relieve Bergesen and was phenomenal in his 3.1 innings of work. He allowed one hit, struck out five and walked none.

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    Mike Hinckley (1-3) picked up his first win of the season. Dennis Sarfate collected his ninth save.

    There is also video highlights of the game.

    From the Keys website:

    DH Buck Britton paced Frederick with four hits and starter Oliver Drake worked 6 and 2/3rds stellar innings as the Keys registered their first win in the brand new BB&T Ballpark, avoiding a sweep with a 6-3 win on Thursday Night. Winston-Salem needed a win and a Salem loss to clinch the South but neither happened so the Dash head to Wilmington with the bubbly on ice.

    Britton was critical to the Keys offense attack getting a basehit in every inning in which the Keys scored. His 4-for-5 night was the fifth time a Key has registered four hits in a game this year. His big hit came in a 2-all tie in the top of the sixth inning after the Dash had tied the ballgame the inning prior. Batting with the bases loaded and no outs, Britton chopped a ball over the head of Dash 1B Seth Loman, down the right-field line for a two-run double. The Keys plated three runs in the inning to take a 5-2 lead they would not let go of.

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    Trailing 6-2 in the eighth inning, Winston-Salem threatened loading the bases against Keys reliever Raul Rivero with no outs. Rivero struck out Williams swinging at a breaking ball and then enticed a line drive inning ending double play off of the bat of Sierra to escape the jam.

    The Shorebirds have now won 4 in a row. First, they swept a 3 game series against Kannapolis, and tonight they took the opening game against Lexington. From the team website:

    Four Delmarva Shorebirds pitchers combined to silence the Legends in a series opening 3-0 shutout at Arthur W. Perdue on Thursday night. Nate Moreau earned his second win of the season in six shutout frames. The Shorebirds have now won seven straight games at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

    The Shorebirds scored all three of their runs in the top of the fourth inning. After Jose Cisnero recorded two outs, Garabez Rosa hit a single. Then, Luis Bernardo hit a double to deep right field. With runners at second and third, T.J. Baxter connected on a single through the left side of the infield to score both runners. Ty Kelly followed with a double to the right-center field gap to give the ‘Birds a 3-0 lead.

    In six innings, Moreau allowed four hits and no runs. He also struck out three and walked just one. Nick Haughian tossed a scoreless seventh and Brent Allar hurled a scoreless eighth.

    Josh Dowdy entered in the ninth inning to earn his eleventh save of the season in as many chances.

    Ty Kelly went 3-for-3 with an RBI and two doubles to lead the ‘Birds’ offensive attack. Garabez Rosa also had two hits.

    1. Jordan
      Jordan June 18, 2010 at 1:11 am |

      They have video highlights of the games?! Wow, I had no idea!

      Do you know if they only have highlights from games with MiLB.TV or every single game regardless?

      1. NYOrioleFan
        NYOrioleFan June 18, 2010 at 1:30 am |

        If you go to this Tides link you will find video highlights of many of their games. I haven’t looked closely, but I believe that these are home games for the Tides.

        It seems that the highlights come from MiLB via local broadcasts. As far as the away games, I would think the highlights may be viewable from the home team’s site. I’ll see if I can find out more over the next few days and try to get back to you.

        1. Jordan
          Jordan June 18, 2010 at 2:04 am |

          Do you need MiLB.TV to watch them? They haven’t worked for me, I’ll try in another browser.

          Sounds good!

  2. Doug from DE
    Doug from DE June 18, 2010 at 4:04 am |

    I’m disappinted in Steve Johnson this year. I wonder if going to the Giants and trying to impress and maybe working too hard too early has anything to do with it. Kinda like I think the WBC put Guthrie in a year long funk last year

    1. Jordan
      Jordan June 18, 2010 at 1:56 pm |

      Possibly. Though, I’m not sure why he, or anyone, would think he’d be going to the majors with only a half season in AA.

    2. DoubleB
      DoubleB June 18, 2010 at 2:59 pm |

      ive seen him play and he always has trouble with command, if he does well with it in the first inning he pitchers well, but if he struggles in the first inning you know it is going to be a bad start.

      1. Jordan
        Jordan June 18, 2010 at 3:54 pm |

        Agreed, that’s usually what happens. He also notched his 500th career strikeout.

        1. Don
          Don June 18, 2010 at 4:11 pm |

          I have known Dave Johnson for a longtime and I consider us to be good friends. I never want to say one thing bad about Steve because he is a good guy. Still, I am not quite sure what to make of his future. He leaves way too many balls up in the zone and his stuff cannot live with that type of performance. His control and keeping the ball down is his only hope for long term success at the major league level, even high minor.

          1. Jordan
            Jordan June 18, 2010 at 5:18 pm |

            Agreed. He’s a flyball pitcher and his stuff is marginal, yet he racks up the strikeouts. Of course you never want to say anything bad about these guys, I was happy to see us get him back from SF. He looks like a future reliever to me. Agree?

            1. Don
              Don June 18, 2010 at 6:33 pm |

              His future is not with the Orioles or in the AL (for the most part). He is best suited to pitch in Safeco, Petco, Chavez, etc… Some guys simply are not safe bets to last in “micro” parks.

              I still think he could be a back of the rotation type out West. Those fields can hide some of his flaws. I saw this clearly as why he was tapped by the Giants during the rule 5 draft.

              1. Jordan
                Jordan June 18, 2010 at 7:21 pm |

                Definitely. Not the type of pitcher for Camden Yards. He would have been a nice fit for the Dodgers.

                1. NYOrioleFan
                  NYOrioleFan June 20, 2010 at 10:30 pm |

                  Reading the postgame comments from Thursday night, you can feel the frustration that Johnson is having with regards to the amount of walks he is giving up.

                  In the same article, pitching coach Keenie Steenstra states that Johnson is a high fastball pitcher and is going to give up home runs, especially in smaller ballparks. The goal, therefore, is to limit the amount of walks and limit the number of runs scored on the inevitable homeruns.

                  After reading your comments, I would have to state, sadly, that his future is better served with a major league team with a larger park.

                  1. Jordan
                    Jordan June 20, 2010 at 11:21 pm |

                    Agreed. At least we have a nice trade chip if we need it.

  3. Avi M
    Avi M June 18, 2010 at 6:44 pm |

    Was at the Baysox game. The outfield error and Steve Johnson‘s pitching didn’t help the cause for the team, but some strong at-bats still showed hope in the lineup. Who is this Pat Egan guy? He looked great with 3 perfect innings of relief work.

    http://www.2131andBeyond.com

    1. Jordan
      Jordan June 18, 2010 at 7:22 pm |

      Egan is a solid relief prospect. He’s on the older side but gets ground balls and has solid command. He could help in the O’s bullpen at some point.

      1. Avi M
        Avi M June 19, 2010 at 12:28 am |

        I’d say 3 innings of perfect work is something the O’s easily need!

        1. Jordan
          Jordan June 19, 2010 at 12:32 am |

          Agreed!