The Minor League Nightly Recap

July 21, 2011 | John Collingsworth



Toledo Mud Hens (45-54) – 4

Norfolk Tide (36-62) – 3

WP– Ryan Perry (3-0, 1.69 ERA)

LP– Chris Tillman (3-3, 4.17 ERA)

Chris Tillman nearly did not make it out of the 1st inning of Wednesday evenings game after allowing 4 consecutive 2-out hits to the Mud Hens, to which they scored four runs. Tillman settled down and retired the next 11 batters before being pulled in the 6th. He was charged with four run, three of them earned, and gave up 9 hits, while striking out 4 batters. The Tides tried to make a comeback, scoring their first run in the 4th inning off of a Adam Wilk wild pitch and two more in the 5th thanks to a Jake Fox RBI single and a Brandon Snyder sacrifice, but it proved to be too little too late.

The two squads face off Thursday afternoon in the series finale as Brian Matusz (0-2, 2.74 ERA) heads to the mound for the Tides.





Bowie Baysox (52-43) – 6

Harrisburg Senators (56-40) – 2


WP– Armando Gabino (2-1, 2.91 ERA)

LP– Tanner Roark (4-7, 6.29 ERA)

The Bowie Baysox powered their way to a 6-2 victory over the Harrisburg Senators Wednesday afternoon thanks in part to the bats of  DH Joe Mahoney and SS Pedro Florimon. The two players had four of the teams six RBIs and in the three-game series against the Senators, the two combined for three doubles, two home runs and 10 RBIs.

Starter Zach Britton had a solid outing going four innings and surrending two runs on four hits with four strikeouts.

The Baysox are back home Thursday night kicking off a 7-game home stand.





Frederick Keys (57-38) – 3

Salem Red Sox (42-53) – 5

WP– Anthony Ranaudo (2-4, 4.38 ERA)

LP– Nathan Moreau (10-7, 4.06 ERA)


The Frederick Keys six-game winning streak came to an end Wednesday night as the Salem Red Sox mounted an early lead in which the Keys could not overcome. Salem scored 4-runs in the fifth-inning which proved to be enough to cap off the Keys road trip on a sour note.

The Keys come home for a week-long home stand beginning this Friday against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Single-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers.


Rome Braves ( 35-61 ) – 6

Delmarva Shorebirds (45 -51 ) – 1

WP- Willie Kempf (1-3, 4.46 ERA)

LP- Matt Bywater (0-1, 13.50 ERA)

The Delmarva Shorebirds were shut down Wednesday night by Braves starter Willie Kempf as the Shorebirds have dropped four consecutive games. Kempf threw 7-shutout innings only allowing four hits, earning him his first win of the season. Delmarva’s starter, Matt Bywater, allowed eight hits and six runs over four innings in his debut with the Shorebirds. 

The two teams battle again Thursday night in game two of the series.  


Brooklyn Cyclons (17-15) – 6

Aberdeen IronBirds (10-23) – 7 Final in 10

WP– Enrico Jimenez (1-1, 5.60 ERA)

LP– Casey Hauptman (0-2, 2.70 ERA)

The struggling Aberdeen IronBirds ended Wednesday nights game in grand fashion, in a WALK-OFF fashion. In the 10th inning, Sammie Starr hit a one out single then stole second base and Wynston Sawyer did the rest by lining a single to center, just enough for Starr to score giving the IronBirds the 7-6 victory in 10 innings against the Cyclons.

The two ballclubs face-off again Thursday night in Coney Island, a 7:05pm start.