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Checking In On Former Bowie Baysox Pitchers Jason Garcia And Jesus Liranzo

 

Since the last update on RHP Jason Garcia and RHP Jesus Liranzo on May 6th it has been a tale of two different pitchers, one on the way up and one on the way down.

Fortunes are on the way up and potential is being realized while other fortunes are falling and the struggles continue.

Over the past two weeks, Liranzo has appeared in 3 games and pitched a total of 5.1 innings.  He faced 21 batters and surrendered 3 hits (1 double) while walking 2 and striking out 7.  Two of the games were save opportunities, which he converted.  Liranzo held Altoona Curve opponents to a .158/ .238/ .211 slash line.

On the season Liranzo is 0-0 with 4 saves in 4 opportunities.  He has a 0.00 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and an opponent’s batting average against of .167 in the 9 games in which he has appeared.  In 12.0 total innings pitched he has given up 7 hits and 3 walks while striking out 18.

The past two weeks have not been as kind to Garcia.  Appearing in 5 games for the Hartford Yard Goats, Garcia has pitched 6.1 innings in which he surrendered 10 hits, 10 runs (all earned) and 9 walks.  He struck out 3 but allowed a homerun and an opponent’s slash line of .400/ .559/ .680 while producing a 14.21 ERA.

On the season Garcia has a record of 2-1, is 0-1 in save opportunities and has a 9.64 ERA and 2.25 WHIP.  Over a span of 15 games he has allowed 27 hits, 23 runs (20 earned), 3 homeruns and 15 walks.  He has also hit a batter and has allowed a .365 batting average against while striking out 17.

It is good to see Liranzo doing well but it’s sad he didn’t do that well during his time with the Baltimore Orioles organization.  Garcia, on the other hand, is struggling mightily and the hope is that he turns it around sooner rather than later; his struggles are tough to watch.

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On This Day In Baltimore Orioles History: 5/21/1983 #35thAnniversary

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The Baltimore Orioles were shutout by the Toronto Blue Jays 6-0 on this day in 1983.  Dave Stieb tossed a complete game in beating the Orioles.

Stieb scattered 4 hits on the day while walking 1 and striking out 4.  He faced 5 batters over the minimum for the game.

Dan Ford continued to stay hot as he joined Cal Ripken, Jr, Rich Dauer and Joe Nolan in getting one of the four hits off of Stieb.

Sammy Stewart started for the Orioles and gave up 4 runs, all earned, and 8 hits in 4 innings of work; he was tagged with the loss.

Season Record: 23-15

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Where The Orioles’ Affiliates Stand As Of Sunday, 5/20/2018

The Road To Birdland

Every Sunday evening for the remainder of the season I will update where every Baltimore Orioles Minor League Affiliate is in their respective standings.

As of 5/20/2018:

DELMARVA SHOREBIRDS (26-15):  2nd place, 1.0 GB, in the South Atlantic League North Division

FREDERICK KEYS (18-24):  4th place, 5.5 GB, in the Carolina League North Division

BOWIE BAYSOX (19-23):  4th place, 4.5 GB, in the Eastern League Western Division

NORFOLK TIDES (22-18):  2nd place, 4.0 GB, in the International League South Division

Mullins Has A Big Day: The “Just One Fan’s” Prospect Report for 5/20/2018

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Hello Orioles fans, here is my prospect report for Sunday, May 20th, 2018.

 

TEAM SUMMARY:  

The Shorebirds split their double-header with Hagerstown winning the first game 4-0 and losing the second game 8-5.

The Keys swept the Pelicans 6-1 and 10-1 as Michael Baumann debuted with a complete game, 4 hit victory in game 1.

The Baysox defeat Trenton 10-5 as Mullins goes 3 for 5 with a homerun, double, stolen base, 2 runs scored and 4 RBI.

The Tides swept the Bats in a double-header 3-1 and 6-5.  Wojciehowski and Meisinger got the wins.

 

BACKGROUND:  Last season I began the Prospect Report in an effort to highlight the daily performances of several Baltimore Orioles’ minor league players.  They were all players that have caught my eye and that I am interested in; I thought I would use this platform to help other Orioles fans get to know them as well as follow their progress.  I am continuing that work this season and have added a few new names to the list; two players from last year’s report are now with other organizations.  In addition, I asked readers to suggest who they would be interested in following daily and based on those suggestions, I added a reader’s section below.  I hope you enjoy this effort and that you will provide feedback on it; I am open to any suggestions on how to make it better as well as any criticism of it.  Let’s engage in a dialogue about the players; they are the future of the Orioles.

#TheRoadToBirdland

This season, I am highlighting five Baltimore Orioles minor league prospects; these players are personal favorites of mine.  The players are C Ben Breazeale (NR per MLB Pipeline), OF Cedric Mullins (#6), RHP Yefry Ramirez (#17) and 3B Jomar Reyes (#19).

In an article for Baby Birdland, I explained the reasons why I am watching one of them (Reyes); one (Breazeale) was my first face-to-face interview for Baby Birdland.  I also had the opportunity to conduct a face-to-face interview with another (Mullins) early this season.   Each day here you will find a summary of their game performance.

Thanks for reading!

 

Ben Breazeale (Delmarva Shorebirds, 26-15): Gm #1 WON 4-0 and Gm #2 LOST 8-5 vs Hagerstown SUNS

 GAME  Gm 1 0-2

Gm 2 Did Not Play

 SEASON 25 GP

.220/.340/.366

12 Runs

18 H

6 2B

2 HR

 11 RBI 13 BB

19 K

Cedric Mullins (Bowie Baysox, 19-23): WON 10-5 @ Trenton THUNDER

 GAME 3-5 2 Runs 1 2B 1 HR 4 RBI 1 SB
 SEASON 40 GP

.282/.330/.497

26 Runs

46 H

11 2B

3 3B

6 HR

23 RBI

11 BB

23 K

5 SB

1 CS

Yefry Ramirez (Norfolk Tides, 22-18): WON Gm #1 3-1, WON Gm #2 6-5 vs Louisville BATS

 GAME Scheduled to Pitch 5/21
 SEASON 8 G (1-2)

3.80 ERA

1.05 WHIP

42.2 IP 32 H 18 R (ER) 13 BB

48 K

1 HBP

1 WP

.203 BAA

Jomar Reyes (Frederick Keys, 18-24): WON Gm #1 6-1 and WON Gm #2 10-1 vs Myrtle Beach PELICANS

 GAME Gm 1 0-3

Gm 2 1-3

 1 K

1 Run

 

1 BB

 

1 K

 

1 2B

 SEASON 38 GP

.240/.266/.312

11 Runs

37 H

 8 2B 1 HR

23 RBI

6 BB

29 K


READER’S REQUESTED PLAYERS

Cole Billingsley, OF (Frederick Keys, 18-24): WON Gm #1 6-1 and WON Gm #2 10-1 vs Myrtle Beach PELICANS

 GAME Gm 1 0-3

Gm 2 0-4

1 Run

 

1 K

1 K

 SEASON 41 GP

.226/.333/.335

23 Runs

35 H

6 2B

1 3B

3 HR

17 RBI

23 BB

28 K

11 SB

Tyler Erwin, LHP (Frederick Keys, 18-24): Gm #1 WON 6-1 and Gm #2 WON 10-1 vs Myrtle Beach PELICANS

 GAME Gm 1 and Gm 2 Did Not Pitch
 SEASON 14 G (0-2, 2-4S)

0.84 ERA

0.89 WHIP

21.1 IP 11 H 4 Runs

(2 ER)

8 BB

28 K

.151 BAA

1 HB

Randolph Gassaway (#27), OF (Frederick Keys, 18-24): Gm #1 WON 6-1 and Gm #2 WON 10-1 vs Myrtle Beach PELICANS

 GAME  On The 7-Day DL
 SEASON 36 GP

.272/.395/.376

18 Runs

34 H

10 2B 1 HR

14 RBI

24 BB

37 K

Adam Hall (#18), INF (Extended Spring Training)

 GAME
 SEASON

Come back every day to keep up with how my five prospects and the reader’s four prospects are performing; for more news, notes, and analysis on the entire Baltimore Orioles Minor League system, including a daily roundup of all the affiliates’ games, go to BabyBirdland and read the work of its’ hard working staff.

Don’t forget to follow both @BabyBirdland and @CoachNick_14 on Twitter.

On This Day In Baltimore Orioles’ History: 5/20/1983 #35thAnniversary

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The Baltimore Orioles’ brief, 4-game winning streak came to an end on this day in 1983 as they fell to the Toronto Blue Jays 7-5.

Dennis Martinez lasted just 3.1 innings and gave up 5 runs (4 earned) on 8 hits and 2 walks in losing his 7th game of the season.  Jim Gott was credited with his first win of the year for his 5 innings of 4-hit, 1-run work for the Blue Jays.

The Orioles did manage to hit three homeruns in the game, one each by Ken Singleton, Dan Ford and Jim Dwyer.  Dwyer’s blast was a 9th inning pinch hit solo homerun and Ford’s homerun was significant as it was his fifth in a 15 day span (he hit his first on May 6th against the Oakland Athletics in Oakland).

Ford is certainly on a tear.  In the last 13 games he has played in (5/6-5/20) he is slashing .339/ .393/ .714/ 1.108 with 15 runs, 19 hits, 6 doubles, 5 homeruns, 13 RBI and 5 walks.  The Orioles’ record in those 13 games is 9-4 (Ford did not play in the second game of the double-header on May 17th).

SEASON RECORD: 23-14

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Billingsley Homers: The “Just One Fan’s” Prospect Report for 5/19/2018

Cole Billingsley

Hello Orioles fans, here is my prospect report for Saturday, May 19th, 2018.

 

TEAM SUMMARY:  

The Shorebirds scored 2 runs early but lost to Hagerstown 7-2.

The Keys could not hold the lead, gave up 3 7th inning runs and lost to the Pelicans 4-3.

The Baysox lost a sloppy game to Trenton 9-4.

The Tides had rain postpone their game making Sunday a double-header day.

 

BACKGROUND:  Last season I began the Prospect Report in an effort to highlight the daily performances of several Baltimore Orioles’ minor league players.  They were all players that have caught my eye and that I am interested in; I thought I would use this platform to help other Orioles fans get to know them as well as follow their progress.  I am continuing that work this season and have added a few new names to the list; two players from last year’s report are now with other organizations.  In addition, I asked readers to suggest who they would be interested in following daily and based on those suggestions, I added a reader’s section below.  I hope you enjoy this effort and that you will provide feedback on it; I am open to any suggestions on how to make it better as well as any criticism of it.  Let’s engage in a dialogue about the players; they are the future of the Orioles.

#TheRoadToBirdland

This season, I am highlighting five Baltimore Orioles minor league prospects; these players are personal favorites of mine.  The players are C Ben Breazeale (NR per MLB Pipeline), OF Cedric Mullins (#6), RHP Yefry Ramirez (#17) and 3B Jomar Reyes (#19).

In an article for Baby Birdland, I explained the reasons why I am watching one of them (Reyes); one (Breazeale) was my first face-to-face interview for Baby Birdland.  I also had the opportunity to conduct a face-to-face interview with another (Mullins) early this season.   Each day here you will find a summary of their game performance.

Thanks for reading!

 

Ben Breazeale (Delmarva Shorebirds, 25-14): LOST 7-2 vs Hagerstown SUNS

 GAME Did Not Play
 SEASON 24 GP

.225/.347/.375

12 Runs

18 H

6 2B

2 HR

 11 RBI 13 BB

19 K

Cedric Mullins (Bowie Baysox, 18-23): LOST 9-4 @ Trenton THUNDER

 GAME 2-5
 SEASON 39 GP

.272/.322/.468

24 Runs

43 H

10 2B

3 3B

5 HR

19 RBI

11 BB

23 K

4 SB

1 CS

Yefry Ramirez (Norfolk Tides, 20-18): POSTPONED due to rain vs Louisville BATS

 GAME Scheduled to Pitch 5/22
 SEASON 8 G (1-2)

3.80 ERA

1.05 WHIP

42.2 IP 32 H 18 R (ER) 13 BB

48 K

1 HBP

1 WP

.203 BAA

Jomar Reyes (Frederick Keys, 16-24): LOST 4-3 vs Myrtle Beach PELICANS

 GAME 1-4 1 K
 SEASON 36 GP

.243/.266/.311

10 Runs

36 H

 7 2B 1 HR

23 RBI

5 BB

27 K


READER’S REQUESTED PLAYERS

Cole Billingsley, OF (Frederick Keys, 16-24): LOST 4-3 vs Myrtle Beach PELICANS

 GAME 2-4 2 Runs 1 HR  1 RBI
 SEASON 39 GP

.236/.343/.351

22 Runs

35 H

6 2B

1 3B

3 HR

17 RBI

23 BB

26 K

11 SB

Tyler Erwin, LHP (Frederick Keys, 16-24): LOST 4-3 vs Myrtle Beach PELICANS

 GAME 0.2 IP 1 H 1 Run

0 ER

 LOSS
 SEASON 14 G (0-2, 2-4S)

0.84 ERA

0.89 WHIP

21.1 IP 11 H 4 Runs

(2 ER)

8 BB

28 K

.151 BAA

1 HB

Randolph Gassaway (#27), OF (Frederick Keys, 16-24): LOST 4-3 vs Myrtle Beach PELICANS

 GAME  On The 7-Day DL
 SEASON 36 GP

.272/.395/.376

18 Runs

34 H

10 2B 1 HR

14 RBI

24 BB

37 K

Adam Hall (#18), INF (Extended Spring Training)

 GAME
 SEASON

Come back every day to keep up with how my five prospects and the reader’s four prospects are performing; for more news, notes, and analysis on the entire Baltimore Orioles Minor League system, including a daily roundup of all the affiliates’ games, go to BabyBirdland and read the work of its’ hard working staff.

Don’t forget to follow both @BabyBirdland and @CoachNick_14 on Twitter.

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