Orioles Minor League Camp Notes- 3/28

Notes from Orioles Class High-A baseball game vs the Twins.

o In a Class High A baseball game in Sarasota, the Orioles tied the Twins 2-2 Wednesday.

o Connor Narron hit a solo home run over the 385 foot marker in right field in the second inning.

o Samuel Starr scored from second in the 6th off a line drive to left from Joe Velleggia. Velleggia also hit a stand up double to deep center in the 9th inning.

o Kyle Hoppy had 2 hits while Dudley Lenora had a hit and was walked. Doug Bream and Wynston Sawyer each had a hit. Hector Veloz had a walk.

o Starter Zachary Davies pitched 3 scoreless inning but needed some help to do so. The first 2 inning he pitched well giving up a hit and a walk but forcing two strikeouts. In the third he allowed the leadoff batter to hit a first pitch line drive to deep center for a triple. The next batter hit a grounder to the first baseman who threw home in time to tag the runner out before scoring. He proceeded to get two pop out to end the inning and his day.

o RHP Jamie Esquivel came in to pitch in the fourth and did not get any help from his fielders. After recording a strikeout on the first batter he faced, the next batter hit a ground ball towards left centerfield. Shortstop Samuel Starr made an impressive diving stop to prevent the ball from rolling into the outfield. However, the throw to first was high and got past the first baseman which allowed the base runner to easily reach second base. The next batter hit a line drive to deep right. The throw home was close and on target but just a moment too late for the tag to prevent the score. the next inning a 2 out pop fly was hit to shallow right and was called for by the second baseman Dudley Lenora but at the last second was called off by right fielder Jalen Simmons who couldn't make the catch in time allowing the runner to reach second base safely. The threat was nullified after Esquivel forced a groundout to first base. He had 2 total strikeouts on 31 pitches.

o LHP Cameron Coffey had an uneven performance in his two innings pitched. While he had three strikeouts in 2 innings but gave up hits to both leadoff batters face including a standup double and allowed a full count walk.

o RHP Jose Nivar gave up the second run of the game. In the 8th inning he allowed a line drive to left for a stand up double. The next batter also hit a line drive but this one to center which drove in the previous batter. He also gave up a walk in his inning of work with 17 pitches thrown.

o LHP Zachary Fowler pitched well in the 9th recording a strikeout but giving up a walk.

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