Baltimore Orioles Minor League Beat, April 10th: Return of the Mummey!

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Baltimore Orioles Minor League Beat, April 10th: Return of the Mummey!
Miclat is the most sure-handed infielder in the system

Double-headers abounded today for the Orioles organization.

Not only was the big-league squad involved, but the team's Low-A affiliate Delmarva played twice.

Unfortunately for O's prospect-watchers and minor league fans, they were subjected to two more rain-outs, this time affecting Triple-A Norfolk and High-A Frederick.

Let's get to the recaps from the night.

Bowie 2, Harrisburg 0

The Baysox took it to the Senators, getting a huge game from second baseman Greg Miclat, who went 3-for-4 with a triple and a run scored. Miclat was a terror on the basepaths for the Sox, swiping two bags. Joe Mahoney, Brandon Waring and Pedro Florimon provided the other hits for Bowie, who improved to 1-1 on the season

The pitching effort was real strong, starting with Steve Johnson, who tossed four one-hit innings. He battled his control a little, walking four batters, but he was aided by five strikeouts. The Baysox relievers did the rest, combining for four more scoreless innings.

Key notes:

- Eddie Gamboa made his first appearance of the year after finishing the 2010 season in Double-A. Gamboa tossed a perfect inning after Johnson left the game and picked up the win.

Diaz is the latest in a long-line of slightly-chubby Orioles relief prospects that includes Chris Britton (no relation) and Brandon Cooney

- The Baysox took advantage of Derek Norris for the second straight night, stealing five bases off of the Nationals catcher. Miclat had two, while Xavier Avery (2), Ronnie Welty (1) and Jeff Fiorentino (1) each had one a piece.

- The team continued to struggle driving in runs, going 1-for-13 with RISP.

- Billy Rowell continued to rack up the strikeouts, notching three in four at-bats. He's now struck out in five of his seven at-bats this season and has gone down swinging (or looking) in a ridiculous 31 percent of his at-bats as a pro. But hey, at least he's not playing at Frederick anymore.

- The rotund Jose Diaz picked up his first save of the season. The 6'4", 255-pound right-hander is one save away from 50 for his career, after saving four games last season for the Baysox and another 12 for the Frederick Keys.

Delmarva 5, Greensboro 2

The Shorebirds took the first game of the double-header, riding the arm of Tim Adelman and the bat of Trent Mummey to victory.

Adleman, who pitched at Georgetown and was a pleasant surprise for Aberdeen last season, pitched five strong innings, striking out eight batters, allowing only one run on four hits and walking no one. Jarret Martin pitched one inning in relief, and David Walters of Marriottsville, MD picked up his second save in as many games.

Mummey was the team's fourth-round pick in last year's draft.

Mummey provided a good chunk of the offense, racking up two triples, scoring a run and knocking in two runs. He upped his average to .250 for the season. 

First-round pick Manny Machado continued his solid start, hitting an RBI single in the first inning and then stealing second on the next pitch. He leads the Keys with three RBI on the season. 

Key notes:

- Mychal Givens and Brian Conley were the only Shorebirds to not record a hit in the victory. Givens did, however, score a run. He also committed his first error of the season.

 

The Shorebirds second game of the double-header went into extra innings and was not completed before my bedtime. Feel free to check back later for an edit with all related information.

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