The Baysox had to battle a 1 hour, 19 minute rain delay during the second inning but stayed dry and sunk the RubberDucks 3-0 Tuesday night to take the second game in the series and win their fourth-in-a-row overall.
The Baysox pitching staff allowed just five hits, despite starter Dylan Bundy coming out of the game in the first inning because of the rain delay. Bobby Bundy replaced his brother on the mound after the delay, throwing 3.1 scoreless innings and allowing one hit while walking two and striking out two in the win. Reliever Ben Rowen threw 2.2 scoreless innings, allowing just one hit. Mychal Givens picked up his fourth save of the season, allowing one run over the final two innings.
Baltimore Orioles infielders J.J. Hardy and Ryan Flaherty were once again in the Baysox lineup, playing in Bowie on Major League Rehab Assignments. The duo combined to go 2-for-7 with a walk and Hardy also struck out twice. The pair also combined to turn a key double play with one-out and the bases loaded in the top of the fifth inning to get the Baysox out of a bases loaded jam.
The Baysox scored first in the bottom of the first inning against Akron starter Cody Anderson. Mike Yastrzemski hit a lead-off single to center field and moved to second base on a Ryan Flaherty single to center field. Sean Halton singled to right field to load the bases and Yastrzemski then scored from third on a wild pitch to give the Baysox a 1-0 lead.
Bowie added a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth inning against Akron reliever Benny Suarez. Halton singled, Brandon Snyder doubled to center field and Jason Esposito walked to load the bases before Louis Head replaced Suarez on the mound. With one out, Chris O’Brien brought two runs home with a double to center field to give the Baysox a 3-0 lead.
Akron’s only run of the game came in the top of the ninth inning against Givens. Yandy Diaz drew a one-out walk before Tony Wolters and Jordan Smith hit back-to-back singles to plate Diaz and break up the shutout.
LHP Tim Berry (0-3, 7.27) takes the mound for the Baysox Wednesday as the team plays the third game in a four game home series against the Akron RubberDucks. He will be opposed by RHP Will Roberts (2-1, 5.53). Baltimore Orioles infielders J.J. Hardy and Ryan Flaherty are also both scheduled to start in Bowie on MLB Rehab Assignments.
The Baysox are home through Thursday, May 7 for a seven game homestand against the Harrisburg Senators and Akron RubberDucks. Highlights of the homestand include Wear Orange Wednesday, May 6 at 6:35 p.m. and a day game on Thursday, May 7 beginning at 11:05 a.m.
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