Down on the farm (updated)

Nolan Reimold, starting again in left field for Triple-A Norfolk, went 3-for-4 with a run and raised his average to .206 in the Tides' 6-4 loss to Toledo.

Michael Aubrey doubled and drove in two runs.

Left-hander Chris George allowed six runs and nine hits in four innings, with three walks and two strikeouts. Alberto Castillo tossed two scoreless innings, striking out two.

Double-A Bowie won in spite of itself, scoring four runs in the eighth inning to defeat Harrisburg, 5-4.

The Baysox committed four errors, including three in a span of four outs, and also failed to score after loading the bases with no outs.

Chorye Spoone allowed one earned run (four total) and five hits in five innings, with four walks and one strikeout. Eddie Gamboa tossed three scoreless innings, and Bob McCrory continued his impressive comeback by recording the save with a scoreless ninth.

Ryan Adams went 3-for-4 with a double, and Joel Guzman was 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

Craig Miclat has three hits and an RBI for Single-A Frederick, which is tied with Myrtle Beach, 6-6, in the seventh inning. Joe Mahoney is 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Buck Britton also has two hits.

Rough night for Billy Rowell, who's 0-for-4 with four strikeouts.

Rick Zagone gave up two earned runs (four total) and seven hits in six innings.

Update: Miclat finished with four hits in an 8-6 win that allowed Frederick to reach 40 victories in the first half for only the second time in franchise history. Xavier Avery homered and scored three runs.

Single-A Delmarva's Levi Carolus went 3-for-4 with three RBIs in a 6-2 win over Lexington. Jesse Beal allowed only an unearned run in six innings.

I'm told that Brad Bergesen was limited to 65 pitches with Norfolk last night so he would be available to start on Monday, and perhaps again on Saturday for the Orioles, but he isn't necessarily the first choice to take the ball against the Nationals. Much will depend on how he throws in his next outing for the Tides.

Bergesen is far from a lock to face the Nats. There are a lot of "what-ifs." But the Orioles gave themselves some flexibility by making sure that he didn't run up his pitch count last night.

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