Orioles minor league recap 8/6: Cowser does it all, Henderson and Ortiz stay hot

Orioles minor league recap 8/6: Cowser does it all, Henderson and Ortiz stay hot

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O’s affiliates {received|earned|gained} four of five {online games|video games} Friday, as many of their {the majority of|many} high-profile hitting prospects {carried on|continuing|ongoing} to shine.

Triple-A: Norfolk Tides 7, Nashville Sounds ( Brewers ) two

GUNNAR HENDERSON continued to do GUNNAR HENDERSON things, going 2-for-4 with his ninth home operate at Triple-A, {a single|a solitary} shot in the seventh. The particular wunderkind infielder, the Birds’ #3 (tied) prospect within Camden Chat’s composite rankings , also stroked a leadoff double against veteran main leaguer Josh Lindblom. {This individual|He or she} raised his Norfolk OPERATIONS to. 946 and is constantly on the make a strong case {for that|for your} Orioles to start his main league service clock prior to the end of this season.

Yusniel Diaz (#28), back from their one-game taste of the majors, also smacked a home operate, his fourth. The unranked Robert Neustrom launched their 13th dinger… and also took three bases! Nice tires, Robert. Henderson, Diaz, plus Neustrom each had multi-hit games, while Jordan Westburg (#6) and Kyle Stowers (#8 tied) contributed {1|a single|one particular} hit apiece in {a well ballanced|a well ballanced} offensive attack.

All three Tides pitchers in this game had been players who have spent period with the Orioles this year. Bruce Zimmermann’s Triple-A stint {carried on|continuing|ongoing} with a decent enough outing. {This individual|He or she} gave up seven hits within five innings but kept the Sounds to 2 runs. The Tides bullpen shined, with Denyi Reyes working three scoreless innings, punching out five, whilst Logan Gillaspie struck {away|out there} the side in the ninth.

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Double-A: Bowie Baysox 5, Harrisburg Senators (Nationals) 4

It was the Colton Cowser show in Harrisburg, as the Orioles’ 2021 first-rounder and #3 (tied) {potential customer|prospective client|possibility|potential client|customer} both hit a home operate and took one aside:

Not pictured: Cowser furthermore had an outfield assist, tossing out a runner at 3rd base on a flyout. {Because|Since} said above: he’s great.

Yet don’t forget Joey Ortiz (#14), who has extended his scalding hot July into Aug. He homered and bending as part of a two-hit {night time|evening}, his 12th multi-hit {sport|online game|video game} in his last 17. In that span, Ortiz is reducing an unfathomable. 478/. 533/. 925 with seven house runs and 22 RBIs in 75 plate looks. Ortiz’s turnaround, after {this individual was|he or she was} batting. 206/. 271/. 325 at the end of June, continues to be nothing short of remarkable.

The Senators finally cooled off Connor Norby (#11), who {experienced|got|acquired} homered in five associated with his previous eight {online games|video games}. He took an 0-for-5 with three strikeouts {this time around|now|on this occasion}. Cesar Prieto (#16 tied) and John Rhodes (#23) each had a hit. Guy, this Bowie batting purchase is stacked, and {quickly|shortly} they’ll be welcoming back again the rehabbing Coby Mayonaise to the lineup. No wonder the particular Baysox have won 9 of their last 10.

As for the pitchers: after starter Brenan Hanifee was chased in the 4th inning, giving up three operates, the Baysox bullpen — Adam Stauffer, Griffin McLarty, and Clayton McGinness — combined for 5. one innings, allowing just one operate.

Box score

High-A: Aberdeen IronBirds 7, Wilmington Blue Rocks (Nationals) six — completion of suspended {sport|online game|video game}

Whenever this game was hanging on Thursday night, the particular IronBirds trailed, 5-3. Yet given new life upon Friday, Aberdeen stormed {returning to|to} pull off the win. Trendon Craig’s two-run single within the fifth gave the IronBirds the lead to stay, {because|since} Aberdeen made the most from the seven hits — {1|a single|one particular} each by seven various hitters — to dish seven runs. Coby Mayonaise (#7 prospect), on rehabilitation, went 0-for-2 with a stroll on Thursday but did not play in the resumption {yesterday|yesterday evening}. Darell Hernaiz (#29 tied) replaced Mayo and proceeded to go 1-for-2, while Heston Kjerstad (#10) did not play possibly Thursday or Friday.

Starter Ignacio Feliz was roughed up prior to the suspension (four innings, 5 runs) but Houston Roth and Thomas Girard mixed for five innings associated with one-run ball last night, {permitting|enabling} the IronBirds to battle back. For Wilmington, meanwhile, Robert Hassell III — among the top prospects acquired within the Juan Soto trade — went 0-for-5 in his {first appearance|first} in the Nationals’ system.

Box score

High-A: Aberdeen IronBirds 6, Wilmington {Glowing blue|Azure} Rocks 3 — seven innings

The IronBirds went forward and won the frequently scheduled game as well, providing them with a double dose associated with victories for the night. Hernaiz, from the leadoff spot, {experienced|got|acquired} half of Aberdeen’s six strikes, including a game-breaking two-run double in the sixth. Kjerstad went 0-for-2 but produced the most of his outs, with both an RBI groundout and a sacrifice fly.

The big tale was right-hander Chayce McDermott, one half of the Trey Mancini return package, who produced his O’s organizational {first appearance|first}… and struck out the medial side in the first inning, which includes Hassell. (Confirmed: the Mancini trade return was much better than the Soto trade come back. That’s just science. ) Unfortunately, the game promptly entered a long rain delay, therefore McDermott was unable to {carry on|keep on} past the first inning. Yet he certainly made an excellent first impression.

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Low-A: Augusta GreenJackets (Braves) 14, Delmarva Shorebirds 2

Poor Delmarva failed to set a five-game sweep for O’s affiliates on this night, {also it|and it also|plus it|and yes it} wasn’t particularly close. Shorebirds pitchers were torched {with regard to|regarding|intended for|to get|pertaining to} 12 hits and also surrendered 10 walks. Not going to earn many games that way! All Delmarva pitchers coughed upward multiple walks, and 3 of the four — Darlin Alcantara, Dylan Heid, plus Eduard Monroy — permitted three or more earned operates. The Shorebirds also dedicated three errors, two simply by center fielder Mishael Deson.

Offensively, the Shorebirds stranded eleven runners on base, heading a woeful 0-for-12 along with runners in scoring {placement|place}. Hey, it’s OK, this happens even to major little league teams . Designated batter Reed Trimble (#18 tied) was the only batter {having a|using a} multi-hit game. Catcher Brayan Hernandez blasted his 3rd home run.

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Saturday’s scheduled {online games|video games}:

  • Norfolk: vs . Nashville, six: 35 PM. Starter: Paul Baumann (1-5, 4. 93)
  • Bowie: at Harrisburg, 6: 00 PM. Starter: Justin Armbruester (1-0, 4. 55)
  • Aberdeen: versus Wilmington, 6: 05 EVENING. Starter: Cade Povich (O’s organizational debut)
  • Delmarva: vs . Augusta, 7: 05 PM. Beginner: Juan De Los Santos (2-8, 4. 35)

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