Machado homers again (Klein moves up)

Single-A Delmarva shortstop Manny Machado hit his fifth home run today, a two-run shot that raised his RBI total to 20. He’s batting .337.

Machado has five homers and 12 RBIs in his last seven games.

Believe the hype.

Jacob Pettit, a 42nd-round pick from Western Oregon State College, struck out eight over eight scoreless innings.

Chris Jakubauskas, on an injury-rehab assignment at Triple-A Norfolk, allowed one run and three hits in 1 1/3 innings. He threw 37 pitches, 21 for strikes.

Nolan Reimold went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and his second error. He’s batting .238.

Chris George relieved Jakubauskas and held Louisville to one run and two hits over 6 1/3 innings. Don’t be surprised if we see him in Baltimore over the summer.

Double-A Bowie’s Zach Clark (UMBC) needed to go deep into today’s game after last night’s 18-inning marathon. Well, he held Richmond to one run and three hits in eight innings.

Caleb Joseph, who hit the walk-off home run last night, went 2-for-3 and is batting .305. Jose Diaz recorded his ninth save.

Bobby Stevens hit his second homer for Single-A Frederick.

Reliever Dan Klein, last year’s third-round pick out of UCLA, will be promoted tomorrow from Frederick to Bowie. Klein has allowed two runs and nine hits in 15 2/3 innings, with three walks and 21 strikeouts.

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