Game 81: Tides at Jumbo Shrimp
Friday, August 6, 2021–7:05
Norfolk Tides (31–47) at Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (45–35)
121 Financial Ballpark — Jacksonville, Fla.
LAST TIME OUT:
The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp split a doubleheader last night with the Norfolk Tides, winning game one 1–0 in 10 innings and dropping game two 1–0 in seven innings. In the first game, Jacksonville pitching was on fire, only allowing two hits and two walks in 10 innings. Elieser Hernández made a rehab start and tossed four innings, only gave up one hit, and struck out five batters. Tommy Eveld pitched the next two innings and gave up Norfolk’s second and final hit of the game. Jorge Guzmán tossed a frame and kept the Tides scoreless through seven innings. Unfortunately, Norfolk pitching also kept the Jumbo Shrimp off the scoreboard, and the game went to extra innings. Parker Bugg took over on the mound, pitched three innings, and struck out three batters. In the bottom of the 10th, with Justin Twine as the inherited runner placed on second base, the leadoff batter Bryson Brigman laid a bunt down the third base line. Norfolk’s third baseman Rylan Bannon charged to field the ball, but then overthrew the first baseman Ryan Ripkin, allowing Brigman to reach safely, and Twine to round third and come in to score, giving the Jumbo Shrimp a 1–0 victory.
Game two saw the exact same score except the Jumbo Shrimp were on the losing side this time. Norfolk outhit Jacksonville 5–1 in the second game, with Jacksonville’s lone hit coming in the sixth inning. The Tides scored their winning run in the top of the fifth inning when Chris Hudgins hit a solo home run.
After splitting the doubleheader on Thursday, Jacksonville now leads the series 2–1. The Jumbo Shrimp have led a series 2–1 five times this season, and are 3–2 in those games.
MEET THE TIDES:
Norfolk is the Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. The Tides enter with a 31–47 record and are sixth in the Southeast Division.
Norfolk is managed by Gary Kendall, who returns for his second season with the Tides. Before joining the Tides in 2019, Kendall was the manager for the Bowie Baysox for eight seasons, setting the franchise managerial record for career wins at 570. Kendall led the Baysox to three postseason appearances, including the franchise’s lone Eastern League Championship in 2015.
Norfolk, like Jacksonville, is a very big Navy town, which is why the regular season series between these two teams has been dubbed “The Navy Town Showdown.” The winner of the series will receive a ship’s bell as a trophy. Jacksonville leads the series 13–7.
Chris Hudgins hit a solo home run in the top of the fifth in game two to push Norfolk to a 1–0 victory. Hudgins started his career in the Kansas City farm system, but was claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles in December of 2020. He started the 2021 season with the Double-A Bowie Baysox, playing 41 games and hitting seven home runs. Hudgins was called up to Triple-A on July 29 and made his debut on July 31 against the Durham Bulls. His home run in game two was the first Triple-A hit of his career.
RHP Mike Baumann (1–0, 3.60 ERA)
Mike Baumann will make his second start for the Norfolk Tides tonight. This game will be a semi-homecoming for Baumann, as he pitched for Jacksonville University from 2015 to 2017. He was the Atlantic Sun Pitcher of the Year in his freshman year with the Dolphins, striking out 85 batters in 84.1 innings pitched. Baumann was drafted by the Orioles in 2017 and he has been climbing his way up Baltimore’s farm system. This season, Baumann started with the Low-A Delmarva Shorebirds as part of a rehab assignment. He was then assigned to the Double-A Bowie Baysox, where he started 10 games and compiled a 3–2 record with a 4.89 ERA. Baumann joined the Norfolk Tides on July 27 and made his Triple-A debut against the Durham Bulls on July 30. He tossed five innings and allowed two runs on four hits, earning his first Triple-A win.
LHP Daniel Castano (1–2, 4.98 ERA)
Daniel Castano will make his fifth start for the Jumbo Shrimp tonight. His last start for the Jumbo Shrimp was June 1 at the Gwinnett Stripers. Castano tossed six innings and only allowed two runs to score on six hits, earning his first win of the season. It was also his second quality start in 2021. Castano was recalled to Miami on June 7, and then was placed on the 10-day injured list the next day with a left shoulder impingement. He was then transferred to the 60-day injured list on July 9. Tonight is his first start coming back from the injury. Castano has four pitches in his arsenal consisting of a fastball, slider, changeup, and sinker.
- Brian Miller, CF
- Monte Harrison, LF
- Lewin Díaz, 1B
- Bryson Brigman, SS
- Corey Bird, RF
- Payton Henry, C
- Nick Fortes, DH
- Joe Dunand, 3B
- Devin Hairston, 2B
NEWS FROM THE TROUPE:
- Braxton Garrett started for the Marlins last night and tossed five scoreless innings and struck out six batters. Garrett started 11 games for Jacksonville this year and compiled a 4–3 record with a 4.77 ERA.
TRIPLE-A SOUTHEAST DIVISION STANDINGS
Here is a look at the other Marlins’ Affiliates:
Low-A: Tampa Tarpons (56–24) at Jupiter Hammerheads (39–40) @ 6:30 p.m. ET
High-A: Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (38–42) at Beloit Snappers (37–44) @ 7:35 p.m. ET
Double-A: Pensacola Blue Wahoos (41–40) at Biloxi Shuckers (30–51) @ 7:35 p.m. ET
MLB: Miami Marlins (47–62) at Colorado Rockies (48–61) @ 7:10 p.m. ET
Friday’s game will be broadcast on the following platforms:
Radio: ESPN 690 AM
Online Stream: MiLB.TV
Phone/Tablet: ESPN690.com, JaxShrimp.com, MiLB First Pitch App