The Orioles Are Shut Out Again!

Saturday, August 13 2005 @ 09:19 AM EDT

Contributed by: Rob

Baltimore loses 12-0. Bluefield loses 9-0. Oh well. At least David Newhan is out of Ottawa. A 4-2 Friday night for the affiliates.

In Syracuse, Shaun Marcum got the start. He's struggling since his promotion to AAA, but he hasn't been 5.81 ERA-bad. Nonetheless, he could never really figure out the Red Wings, retiring the side in order just once in seven innings. In the first and second he got two outs, then gave up a double and let another man reach base before getting the third out, so he was lucky to escape untouched.

Francisco Rosario came out of the bullpen again. Did I miss something? Is this permanent? And there was another perfect inning from Lee Gronkiewicz last night. SkyChiefs win 4-3.

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats were playing at home and they ran into Yusmeiro Petit. Yeah, this won't be an high-scoring win. And it wasn't -- a 6-2 loss for the F-Cats was the final. Ron Davenport was the only hitter to do anything against the Mets prospect, hitting a solo shot in the sixth. After the homer, Petit decided that was enough; he had eleven strikeouts through 8 innings and retired seven in a row after Davenport's blast.

Raul Tablado made an error, his 25th of the year. Isn't that an obscene number of errors, even for a shortstop? He's also hitting .205.

It was Ricky Romero's turn to start for the Dunedin Blue Jays and he did not disappoint. Romero went four innings, giving up only one run. He gave up one hit in every inning, with another one coming in the third. Romero seems to be most effective when he retires the leadoff man, as that was the pattern last night. Someone who was very effective in this 7-1 win was Brian Reed. Seven up, seven down. Nice job.

Adam Lind got a couple of hits to raise his average to .322; he was at .320/.377/.504 going into last night's game. David Smith drove in a couple and had three hits (one double); though he was ejected in the seventh after striking out.

Nothing much to speak of in the Lansing game: A.J. Wideman struck out seven in his five innings of work, but gave up two runs among seven baserunners. Aaron Mathews hit a solo homerun and threw out a runner trying to advance from first to third on a single to CF.

Every time Auburn didn't have the lead in this game, they took it back. It was 3-2 for the Doubledays when the rain came in the seventh. By that time, Ryan Patterson continued his excellent pro debut with two RBI on a single and a double. Billy Carnline was very good as he came on in relief in the fifth with the bases loaded and just one out; he stranded all three baserunners and pitched a perfect sixth inning.

That rain ended the game and gave a strange save to Adrian Martin. He faced two batters and they both reached base. Is that really a save?

A very nice start from Hector Delgadillo last night: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 5 K. To be honest with you, Pulaski isn't very exciting when it comes to reporting on the prospects, so I'll just highlight Leance Soto's night: 2-4 with just one K. Oh, and Anthony Hatch got 5 RBI. Here's your boxscore. The P-Jays beat the Bluefield Orioles 9-0.

Three Star Selection:
3. David Smith
2. Hector Delgadillo
1. Brian Reed

Game of the Day:
Zach Jackson goes for the SkyChiefs against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons. Game time, 7:00.