Orioles: J.J. Hardy and Ryan Flaherty Back on the Field


Mar 14, 2015; Sarasota, FL, USA; Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy (2) prepares to throw out a base runner in the first inning of the spring training game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Ed Smith Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

Baltimore Orioles infielders J.J. Hardy and Ryan Flaherty both hit the field again on Monday night with rehab assignments at Bowie. They both had pretty good games, helping the Baysox cruise to an 8-0 victory.

Flaherty batted second in the lineup with Hardy hitting third. Each stroked a double. Ryan was 1-for-4 and J.J. 2-for-4.  Both scored a run and drove in one.

Mike Yastrzemski was the leadoff hitter, and he is batting .286 on the season. Recently re-signed and former first-round O’s pick Brandon Snyder was 2-for-3 as the Baysox first baseman. So far he is 7-for-23 (.304) with a pair of doubles and homers.

Picking up the win was Frederick, Maryland native Brandon Kline. He threw seven innings while only giving up two hits. His record now is 3-1, and the team has a record of 14-10.

Norfolk Update

While checking on the Baysox, I looked also at the Norfolk Tides who stand at 13-12 after winning a 10-inning game over Syracuse.

Looking at some well-known names, Nolan Reimold continues to bat leadoff but is only now hitting .235.  Henry Urrutia is batting .258, Dariel Alvarez .233, and Christian Walker .232. The entire team is only hitting .243.

The one player really stroking the ball is outfielder Chris Parmelee who stands at .315 with six doubles, two homers and 15 RBIs. 

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Pitcher Mike Wright is 3-0 with a 2.81 ERA and WHIP of just 1.01.

The Frederick Keys also have a 13-12 record, while the DelMarVa Shorebirds are flying high with a 15-9 mark. The team ERA for the Shorebirds is 3.30, good for fourth-best in the South Atlantic League.

So all together the four full-season affiliates have a combined record of 55-43.

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