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Orioles minor league recap 7/5: Throwing dominates the day in a slew of low-scoring games

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Triple-A: Jacksonville jumbo prawns (marlins) 1, Norfolk tides 0

The Tides suffered a loss on Lewin Diaz’s RBI double against Logan Gillaspie in the bottom of the ninth, which marked the only run of the game. As you can imagine, it was a great night for the pitchers and not so much for the hitters. Tides starter Cody Sedlock went five scoreless innings, Rico Garcia followed with two and Gillaspie threw a perfect eighth before losing in the ninth.

Norfolk, however, couldn’t do anything against big league veteran Elieser Hernandez, who struck out nine and allowed just two hits in five innings. Although their top five hitters are all plot prospects – Gunnar Henderson (tied #3), Jordan Westburg (#6), Kyle Stowers (tied #8), Terrin Vavra (#12) and Yusniel Diaz (# 29) – this quintet was a combined 1 for 20 with nine strikeouts, the only hit a first Vavra single. Every batter in the Tides’ starting lineup has hit at least once, with 16 total puffs.

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Double-A: Somerset Patriots (Yankees) 1, Bowie Baysox 0

Bowie, like Norfolk, also lost 1-0. What was going on with the offenses tonight? Were the batters just slow because they didn’t have their usual Monday off? Again, props for the pitching staff, with starter Ryan Watson holding Somerset to one run in five innings, striking out eight on strikes. He has a 3.66 ERA and 10.45 K/9s in 14 games with Bowie this season.

Bowie had seven hits, all on singles, including two from point guard Connor Norby (No. 11 prospect) and one from cleanup hitter Joey Ortiz (No. 14). Colton Cowser (#3 tied) went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts.

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High-A: Aberdeen IronBirds 3, Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets) 1

Another low scoring contest, but this time the O’s affiliate came out on top. Connor Gillispie, a 2019 ninth-round pick, delivered a quality start — six innings, one run — and allowed just one hit, despite walking four. He lowered his ERA to 3.16. Right-hander Gregori Vasquez followed with three scoreless for his fifth save.

The IronBirds had just five hits, with no hitter getting more than one, but managed three runs. Shortstop Darell Hernaiz (#29 tied) doubled, walked, scored a run and stole a base. Right fielder Billy Cook contributed an RBI double and sent off a runner at home plate.

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Low-A: Delmarva Shorebirds 4, Salem Red Sox 3 – 10 innings

With seven total runs scored, it was by far the highest-scoring game among Orioles affiliates last night. The Shorebirds won on a walk when Roberto Martinez scored from third on Noelberth Romero’s goal at second. Delmarva hit 11 total hits, but none from Heston Kjerstad (#10), who took a rare 0 for 4. Anthony Servideo, the Birds’ 2020 third-round pick, hit a home run. It was the same for Isaac De Leon, acquired during the exchange of Richard Bleier in 2020.

Right-hander Miguel Padilla, fresh off the GCL Orioles, held firm on his Delmarva debut. He went four straight scoreless innings before stumbling in the fifth and giving up two runs, both scored on a sacrifice fly. Preston Price twirled two perfect rounds of relief, and Dylan Heid took the rest of the way, blowing the stoppage in the ninth but staying long enough to take the win in the 10th.

The score of the box

There are no matches scheduled for Tuesday.