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Orioles' best prospect performers of the week

September 13, 2019

Here’s a look at the top performances of the past week by Orioles prospects in the Minor Leagues:

Here’s a look at the top performances of the past week by Orioles prospects in the Minor Leagues:

AL East BAL, BOS, NYY, TB, TOR
AL Central CLE, CWS, DETKC, MIN
AL West HOU, LAA, OAK, SEA, TEX
NL East ATL, MIA, NYM, PHI, WSH
NL Central CHC, CIN, MIL, PIT, STL
NL West ARI, COL, LAD, SD, SF
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Friday, Sept. 13: Bowie loses finals to Trenton
A return home was not enough to save Bowie’s season as the Orioles’ Double-A affiliate lost the Eastern League finals, 3-1, to Trenton.

Bowie was able to split the first two games of the best-of-five series on the road in Trenton, but once the series returned to Bowie, the Thunder won Game 3 on Thursday and then clinched the title with a 5-2 win on Friday night.

The Baysox fell behind 3-0 in the second inning, but were unable to ever really threaten to mount a comeback. Cedric Mullins and Anderson Feliz each hit solo homers, but that was the extent of Bowie’s offense. Friday's prospect stats »

Thursday, Sept. 12: Bowie drops Game 3
Alex Wells turned in a quality start in for Double-A Bowie on Wednesday, though it wasn’t enough to keep the Baysox from falling to Trenton, 2-1, in Game 3 of the Eastern League Championship Series.

Wells, Baltimore’s No. 20 prospect, allowed two runs and scattered six hits over seven innings. The Australian-born southpaw did not issue a walk and struck out eight batters, matching his season-high total, while throwing 69 of 90 pitches for strikes. During the regular season, the 22-year-old ranked among the Eastern League leaders with a 2.95 ERA (sixth) and a 1.07 WHIP (fifth).

The Thunder tagged Wells for three consecutive singles to open the seventh inning, but the left-hander battled back to record three straight strikeouts -- but not before Hoy Jun Park caught him and the rest of the Baysox napping with a straight steal of home.

Cedric Mullins scored Bowie’s lone run and also collected two of the team’s three hits in the loss.

Bowie trails Trenton in the series, 2-1, and will need to win Game 4 on Friday to stay alive in the best-of-five finals. Thursday's prospect stats »

Wednesday, Sept. 11: Bowie pulls even with Game 2 win
After dropping Game 1 of the Eastern League Championship series, the Bowie Baysox rebounded to defeat Luis Severino and Double-A Trenton, 7-2, on Wednesday to even the best-of-five series.

Bowie mustered just one hit in the first two innings against Severino -- making his second start as part of a rehab assignment -- but finally got to the hard-throwing right-hander in the third inning. Cedric Mullins tied the game when he plated T.J. Nichting with a single, and two batters later, Orioles No. 5 prospect Yusniel Diaz hit an RBI triple and scored on a throwing error to put the Baysox ahead.

Bowie added to its lead in the subsequent frame via a Mason McCoy (No. 25) sacrifice fly, and catcher Carlos Perez pushed across a run in the fifth with a fielder’s choice. Nichting drove in two runs in the eighth with a single, his team-leading third hit of the game. He finished the game 3-for-4, and Diaz went 2-for-5 from the three-spot in the lineup.

On the mound, right-hander Cody Sedlock (No. 17) surrendered a first-inning run before settling in to retire nine straight batters. The 24-year-old scattered four hits over five innings and struck out two in the outing, throwing 53 of 83 pitches for strikes.

Tuesday, Sept. 10: Baysox drop Game 1
Double-A Bowie got off to a strong start on Tuesday, pushing across a pair of runs in the first inning, though it would account for all of the Baysox scoring as they fell to Trenton, 6-2, in Game 1 of the best-of-five Eastern League Championship Series.

No. 5 prospect Yusniel Diaz drove in Bowie’s second run of the game with a first-inning double and finished the game 2-for-4. Catcher Carlos Perez also collected two hits, going 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles. Baysox starter Michael Baumann (No. 9) struggled with his control as he issued five walks (matching his season high) and uncorked a pair of wild pitches, while throwing 56 of 91 pitches for strikes over 3 2/3 frames. He allowed two runs on five hits and struck out six. Tuesday's prospect stats »

Saturday, Sept. 7: Mullins cycles as Baysox advance
Cedric Mullins hit for the cycle on Saturday as the Double-A Bowie Baysox clinched the Eastern League division series, three games to one, with a 12-5 win over Harrisburg. Mullins finished the day 5-for-6 with three RBIs and three runs scored out of the leadoff spot and completed the cycle with a double in the ninth inning after tripling in the seventh.

No. 13 prospect Ryan McKenna went 3-for-4, all singles, while No. 25 prospect Mason McCoy added three hits of his own, going 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI. Orioles No. 5 prospect Yusniel Diaz went 2-for-6 with two RBIs and No. 30 prospect Brett Cumberland finished 1-for-3 with an RBI. The Bowie offense burst out with 20 hits, including two five-run innings in the second and seventh.

On the mound, No. 20 prospect Alex Wells kept the Harrisburg lineup in check to let his offense do their thing. The 22-year-old lefty tossed six innings of one-run ball, allowing just one earned run on six hits and a walk while striking out six. Wells is coming off a strong season at the Double-A level, where he posted a 2.95 ERA over 137 1/3 innings.

Bowie now advances to the Eastern League championship series, where it will face Trenton on the road beginning Tuesday. After two games in Trenton, the best-of-five will shift back to Bowie for the final three games of the series. Saturday's prospect stats »