The Bowie Baysox start this week off 10 games below .500, after a win to end the week last week they look to build off the little bit of momentum they have to hopefully make a run towards the playoffs. Here is a recap of each of the games from the last couple weeks.
Game 1: 7/16/18: Baysox 5 Curve 2
Luis Ysla was solid, going 6.2 innings, allowing just 2 runs, and striking out 3. Muckenhirn, Chleborad, and Kline each threw for scoreless outings. Martin Cervenka homered two runs in, Corban Joseph doubled a run in, and Felix drove in a run. The Baysox went into the 9th down by one and scored 4 runs to win the game.
Game 2: 7/17/18: Baysox 7 Curve 5
Brian Gonzalez started off going 3.1 innings, allowing 4 runs. Grimes, Flaa, Kline, and Chleborad were all great keeping the offense in the game to get the job done. They combined for 6.2 innings and only allowing 1 run and only 1 hit. Corban Joseph and Anthony Santander both drove in runs in the top of the tenth to break the tie. Mountcastle and Brugman also homered.
Game 3: 7/18/18: Baysox 3 Curve 5
It was an unusual outing from Christian Binford, he went 8 innings but allowed 5 runs. I’m not sure what the reasoning behind keeping Binford in for so long but he allowed most of his runs early in the game. Mountcastle and Aderlin Rodriguez homered today.
Game 4: 7/19/18: SeaWolves 7 Baysox 3
Reid Love had a disastrous outing, going just 1.2 innings and allowing 6 runs. Cameron Ming and Michael Kelly were solid, combining for 7.1 innings of 1 run ball. The Baysox offense came from Ryan Mountcastle’s single and Aderlin Rodriguez’s 2-Run double.
Game 5: 7/20/18: SeaWolves 5 Baysox 3
Keegan Akon earned the quality start, going 6 innings and allowing 1 run. Newly acquired Zach Pop (Machado trade) unfortunately was charged with the loss. Pop, who has been great this year in the Dodgers organization, probably was just tired from traveling across the country and pitching with a new team. Pop allowed 3 runs off 2 hits and 3 walks. Offensively the main highlight was Ryan McKenna’s second home run in Double-A.
Game 6: 7/22/18: SeaWolves 1 Baysox 7 Final/7
Game one of the doubleheader, Dean Kremer, another piece acquired in the Machado deal, was great. Going 6 innings, allowing 1 run, and striking out 6. Jay Flaa pitched a scoreless inning also. Offensively Martin Cervenka, Aderlin Rodriguez, and Anderson Felix all homered totaling 7 runs.
Game 7: 7/22/18: SeaWolves 3 Baysox 4 Final/7
Matthew Grimes was decent to start off, going 4 innings and allowing a run. Muckenhirn allowed 2 runs, Chleborad and Kline threw scoreless innings each. Corban Joseph homered, newly acquired second baseman, Rylan Bannon homered for his first in the Orioles organization and his first in Double A. Ryan Mountcastle also homered.
Game 8: 7/24/18: Rumble Ponies 3 Baysox 9
In a game that was postponed early in the game, the Baysox were challenged with some tough pitching decisions. Luis Ysla pitches 2 scoreless innings but Brian Gonzalez came in for the second day, pitching the last 7 innings and allowing 3 runs. Aderlin Rodriguez homered, Cervenka homered, and several others drove in runs to total 9 runs.
Game 9: 7/14/18: Rumble Ponies 7 Baysox 3
Michael Kelly once again was not very impressive. Starting off going 2.1 innings, allowing 4 runs (2 earned) but walking 7 batters. Reid Love allowed 3 runs himself but the rest of the bullpen was solid, Chleborad and Pop combining for 3.2 scoreless innings. Anderson Feliz hit a 2 run homer and Feliz also singled in a run.
Game 10: 7/25/18: Rumble Ponies 5 Baysox 10
Christian Binford was decent, just falling short of the quality start, he went 5 innings, allowing 2 runs, Muckenhirn allowed 2 runs, and Jay Flaa blew the save but ended up picking up the win. Corban Joseph was the most productive with 3 hits and 2 RBIs. Rifaela and Cervanka also had multi hit games.
Game 11: 7/28/18: Baysox 9 Senators 2
Keegan Akin pitches to another quality start, going 6 innings and allowing 2 runs. Zach Pop and Tanner Chleborad three scoreless outings. Ryan McKenna and Aderlin Rodriguez homered while Cervenka and Brugman had multiple hit games.
Game 12: 7/29/18: Baysox 4 Senators 5 Final/7
Another newly acquired player makes his debut, Dillon Tate, a starting pitcher acquired in the Zach Britton trade to the Yankees, goes 5.1 innings, allowing 5 runs (4 earned) is charged with the loss as the offense couldn’t keep up. The main offense came from Yusniel Diaz, the centerpiece of the Machado trade, he homered for his first home run in the Orioles Organization. Martin Cervenka finished with multiple hits.
Game 13: 7/29/18: Baysox 3 Senators 4 Final/7
Another close one in a shortened game, Dean Kremer was decent, keeping the offense in the game, he goes 5 innings while allowing 3 runs. Branden Kline is charged with the loss but only because of two errors on the same play which cost him the game. Ryan McKenna tripled in a run.
Game 14: 7/31/18: Baysox 4 Rubberducks 7
Luis Ysla earned the quality start, going 6 innings, allowing 2 runs (1 earned) and striking out 9 batters. Tanner Chleborad allowed 2 and Muckenhirn allowed 3 so tough day on the mound for the relievers. Rylan Bannon and Corban Joseph each homered, Bannon’s 2nd with the Baysox and Joseph’s 13th.
Game 15: 8/1/18: Baysox 6 Rubberducks 5
Brian Gonzalez threw 5 innings, allowing 3 runs, and striking out 4. Matthew Grimes allowed 2 runs out of the pen while Pop and Kline both threw scoreless innings each. Corban Joseph hit a 2 run homer for his 14th, Rodriguez singled a run in, Cervenka doubled a run in, and Salcedo singled in 2 runs.
Game 16: 8/2/18: Baysox 4 Rubberducks 3
Keegan Akin with yet another fantastic start, he goes 7 innings, allowing 2 runs, and striking out 9 hitters. Jay Flaa held it down out of the pen, only allowing 1 run in 2 innings. Diaz, Rifaela, Cervenka, and McKenna each singled in runs.
Game 17: 8/3/18: Fightin Phils 1 Baysox 6
Dean Kremer was great in this one, throwing 5 shutout innings while striking out 6. Chleborad threw a scoreless 2 innings and Pop allowed an unearned run. Most of the hitters in the lineup contributed, Bannon, Feliz, Diaz, Mountcastle, Cervenka, and Salcedo, all drove in runs.
Game 18: 8/4/18: Fightin Phils 7 Baysox 4
Dillon Tate was great until the 6th inning where he allowed 5 runs in one inning. Chris Lee making his season debut, threw 2 scoreless, Muckenhirn allowed 2 runs, and Jay Flaa threw a scoreless 2/3 of an inning. Offensively an interesting play in the fifth inning, Ademar Rifaela stole home after Rylan Bannon’s walk, something that does not happen very often in professional baseball. Aderlin Rodriguez hit a 2 run homer good for his 18th of the year.
Game 19: 8/5/18: Fightin Phils 11 Baysox 7
It was definitely a rough outing for Luis Ysla who went 4.2 innings but allowed 7 runs. Grimes and Chleborad each allowed 2 runs but Muckenhirn and Kline both threw scoreless innings. Rifaela and Cervenka were the only hitters in the lineup with multiple hits but Feliz homered and several other players drove in runs. Usually 7 runs is enough to win a ballgame.
The Baysox still have time to sneak in the playoffs, the window is closing but there still is time. As the new players become more and more comfortable with the new team and organization they should perform better which means a better outcome for the Baysox themselves. Hopefully that’s what they can do and they can make a run into the playoffs.