Skinny: Bundy turned out two more efficient starts this week, tossing five innings in two wins. In Saturday’s 3-0 victory over Myrtle Beach, the right-hander gave up just two hits and two walks. Five days later, he scattered four hits and a run over five while striking out five, as well. In his next start, scheduled for Wednesday, Bundy will be limited to 60 pitches or four innings so he can pitch in the July 8 Futures Game in Kansas City. (Baltimore Sun photo by Karl Merton Ferron)
Skinny: Machado simply can’t be stopped right now. In his last 10 games, the shortstop is batting .417 with 14 RBIs and three home runs. He has two hits in each of his last three games, scoring four runs and driving in six more in that time. He has reached base safely in each of the Baysox’s last 10 games and his average climbed 14 points in the last week. (Derick E. Hingle, US Presswire photo)
Skinny: Schoop is hitting just .238 since June 17, but he did fuel Bowie’s offense in a 9-4 win over Reading Monday with a pair of two-run home runs. The infielder ranks in the top 5 in many major categories for the Baysox, including total bases, RBIs and home runs. He is tied for the most strikeouts on the team with 56, as well. (Derick E. Hingle, US Presswire photo)
Skinny: Bridwell earned a no-decision in a 7-3 loss to Hagerstown on Monday, surrendering three runs and six hits over five innings of work. He walked another three batters, bringing his total of free passes to 31 in his last 10 starts (48.2 innings). (Patuxent Homestead photo by Matt Button)
Skinny:International League pitchers haven’t been able to keep Hoes off the basepath this month. Hitting .500 in his last 10 games, the left fielder has at least one hit in each one of those games and six multi-hit games. He has struck out just one time in 36 at-bats in that span. In a 3-1 win over Columbus Wednesday night, Hoes went 3-for-4 with two runs and a stolen base. This month, Hoes is hitting .296 with eight RBIs and 20 runs scored. (Baltimore Sun photo by Karl Merton Ferron)
Skinny: Delmonico went on the 7-day disabled list with a knee injury Thursday, but the Orioles are saying it’s not serious. He had been struggled before the setback, hitting just .147 in his last 10 games. He had eight walks and 11 strikeouts in that span, as well. (Delmarva Shorebirds photo by Joey Gardner)
Skinny: Flaherty continues to see scattered time for the Orioles, both as a defensive substitute and at the plate. Thursday night against Cleveland, he went 1-for-3 with a run scored. In his last 10 appearances, the former Vanderbilt star has 12 at-bats and two hits. (Baltimore Sun photo by Kenneth K. Lam)
Skinny: Esposito hit .250 in the past week and drove in four runs in five games. He hasn’t had an extra base hit in his last nine games, dating back to June 14. (Delmarva Shorebirds photo by Joey Gardner)
Triple-A Norfolk: .268/.372/.411, 6 HRs, 26 RBIs, 39 R, 10 doubles, 2 triples, 57 Ks, 36 BBs, 16 SB, 3 CS
Orioles: .219/.296/.313, 0 HRs, 4 RBIs, 9 R, 4 doubles, 1 triples, 15 Ks, 7 BBs, 5 SB, 1 CS
Skinny: After hitting .304 this week in Norfolk, Avery made his way back up to the big leagues. In his first game with the Orioles since late May, the outfielder went 1-for-4 with a strikeout and a stolen base batting out of the No. 2 hole. The 22-year-old was called up when Nick Johnson went on the DL with a strained right wrist on Thursday. (Baltimore Sun photo by Kenneth K. Lam)
Skinny: Klein is likely to miss the 2012 season after undergoing a second shoulder surgery. (Baltimore Sun photo by Lloyd Fox)
The Bowie Baysox are trying to put some romance in the air at Prince George’s Stadium.
The Orioles’ Double-A affiliate is holding a “Date Night at the Diamond” promotion July 6. And if you don’t have a special someone to take along to watch the likes of Manny Machado and Jonathan Schoop face the Harrisburg Senators, they’ve got you covered.
The Baysox are holding a date auction featuring members of their staff and two players: first baseman Rhyne Hughes and outfielder Robbie Widlansky.
They may not be household names, but Widlansky is batting .302 with a team-high 47 RBIs and this week was chosen for the Eastern League All-Star Game.
Hughes is batting .271 and has hit three homers in 20 games.
(Have to admit, I’m not sure which baseball metrics the female fans are using these days to analyze their potential dates.)
Proceeds from the auction will benefit Habitat for Humanity, so if turns out to be a terrible date, at least in this case it was for a worthy cause.
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