Be sure to check out O's XTRA tonight at 6:30 on MASN before the O's-Tigers game. L.J. Hoes and Xavier Avery of the Frederick Keys will be interviewed live on set by Jim and Rick.
These are two young and up and coming prospects in the O's system.
Avery is batting .286-3-39 with 20 steals. Hoes, who missed some time with an illness, is back now and batting .255-1-23. Both are holding their own as first-year players in the Carolina League at the age of just 20 years old.
I am in the press box at Aberdeen to take in tonight's IronBirds game vs. Lowell. Michael Gonzalez of the O's will pitch in relief tonight for the IronBirds as his injury rehab assignment continues.
Here is tonight's IronBirds lineup:
CF - Trent Mummey
RF - Austin Knight
LF - Kipp Schutz
3B - Adam Gaylord
DH - Mike Flacco
1B - David Anderson
C - Joe Oliveira
SS - Michael Rooney
2B - Auburn Donaldson
Tonight's Aberdeen starter is lefty Justin Anderson, who is 1-1, 3.63.