All four Orioles full-season minor league affiliates now have winning records. In fact, the four clubs have combined to win 19 of their last 25 contests through Tuesday’s games.
* Triple-A Norfolk is 7-6 with six wins in its last eight games
* Double-A Bowie is 7-6 with six wins in its last eight games
* Single-A Frederick is 7-4 with three wins in a row
* Single-A Delmarva is 8-5 with four wins in the last six games
Jason Pridie’s three-run triple with two outs in the top of the ninth last night lifted Norfolk to a 4-3 win at Gwinnett. The Tides are now 2-3 this season when trailing after eight innings and the rest of the International League is a combined 0-56.
Jair Jurrjens gave up three runs over six innings and has an ERA of 2.60 and batting average against of .210 in his first three starts.
Bowie is playing an 11 a.m. game today and Caleb Joseph is not in the starting lineup after suffering a shin contusion last night. Joseph drove in a run in his only at-bat in that game and now has at least one RBI in eight straight games. He is leading the Eastern League with seven doubles and 16 RBIs and is tied for first with nine extra-base hits.
Frederick’s Nicky Delmonico has homered in back-to-back games and now ranks fifth in the Carolina League batting .375 and is tied for first with an OBP of .512.
It was an early wake-up call for Delmarva today as the Shorebirds are playing at Kannapolis in a game that began at 10 a.m.
First baseman Christian Walker has an 11-game batting streak. After going hitless in the season’s first two games, he is batting .386 with six multi-hit games during the streak. Walker is 6-for-13 this season when batting from the seventh inning on. He is the O’s fourth-round pick last year out of South Carolina.
Shorebirds’ third baseman Joel Hutter, the club’s 10th-round pick last June out of Dallas Baptist University, has gone 11-for-18 with four RBIs over his past four games and is batting .385 on the season.