While some of the other levels of minor league baseball have reached the all star break, the Bowie Baysox and the rest of the Eastern League are still out there grinding. The Bowie Baysox open up the week with a 28-31 record, looking for a big week to get them over the .500 hump. Here is a recap from each of the games from this week.
Game 1: 6/12/18: Thunder 8 Baysox 3
Lucas Long gets the ball to start going 7 innings and allowing 4 earned runs, all coming in the first 3 innings. Luis Ysla allowed 3 earned runs in only an inning of work. Michael Kelly allowed a run in an inning. Obviously the pitching was the main problem in this matchup. The offense could have been better but we did see home runs from Sharlon Schoop, Ryan Mountcastle, and Aderlin Rodriguez. Anderson Feliz was the only player with multiple hits for the Baysox.
Game 2: 6/13/18: Thunder 4 Baysox 3 Final/7
Brian Gonzalez gets the ball in game one of the doubleheader, he went 4.1 innings, allowing 3 earned runs, so not the best start but still kept the Baysox in the ballgame. Branden Kline was charged with the loss as he went 2.2 innings and allowing the deciding run in the shortened game. Corban Joseph had a big day at the plate as he was a perfect 3-3 with 3 RBIs, including a home run. The rest of the offense was fairly quiet but still a close one, as the Baysox fall to the Trenton Thunder.
Game 3: 6/13/18: Thunder 1 Baysox 10
Matthew Grimes starts it off with a somewhat short, but efficient start. He went 3.2 scoreless innings. Reid Love allowed a run but still managed to earn the win. Tanner Chleborad came in to seal the deal in 1.2 innings of work. Aderlin Rodriguez led the way with 4 RBIs and 1 hit (a triple) Ryan Mountcastle contributed with 2 hits, a walk, and a RBI. Aderlin Rodriguez is the player of the game for a bases clearing triple in the first inning to open the gates for the offense.
Game 4: 5/14/18: Thunder 5 Baysox 3
Gabriel Ynoa got the start making his first rehab appearance went 3 innings and allowing 2 runs (1 earned) Christian Binford was charged with the loss as he went 5 innings, allowing 3 earned runs. Luis Gonzalez came in to hold the score in the last inning, and succeeded, however the offense could not come through. Corban Joseph had the only RBI actually from a hit as he drove a ball to right field for his 21st double of the season already. A tough loss for the Baysox as they fall to the Trenton Thunder once again. The Baysox never seem to do well against the Thunder.
Game 5: 6/15/18: Sea Dogs 2 Baysox 1
A pitchers duel as Keegan Akin was great but was charged with the loss. He went 6 innings, allowing 2 earned runs, and striking out 7. Jay Flaa and Luis Gonzalez came in to hold the Sea Dogs to 2 runs. Tim Beckham made a rehab appearance in Bowie but went 0-2 with a walk. The offense was rather quiet as the only run coming off of a Ryan Mountcastle double. The offense needs to get hot as it’s been quiet the last few games.
Game 6: 6/16/18: Sea Dogs 4 Bowie 0
Another quiet day on the offense as the offense does not back up the pitching. Jayson Aquino was not great but did enough for the Baysox to stay in the game. Aquino went 5 innings allowing 4 runs, 3 earned. Reid Love and Branden Kline combined for 4 scoreless innings. The offense again was not productive so the Baysox are shutout and fall to the Sea Dogs.
Game 7: 6/17/18: Sea Dogs 5 Baysox 3
Lucas Long was not good as he went just 4 innings and allowing 5 earned runs. The trio of Kline, Ysla, and Chleborad combined for 5 scoreless innings after Long’s exit. D’Arby Myers led the way with 3 hits but nothing much after that. Catchers, Martin Cervenka and Audrey Perez both homered to account for all 3 runs scored by the Baysox.
The Baysox did not get the week they were looking for as they only played to one win this whole week. The offense definitely needs to be better.
Note: Corban Joseph was called up to the major leagues on June 15th. The younger Joseph hit .336 with 8 home runs in 59 games with the Baysox this season.