NORFOLK Norfolk Tides right-hander Oliver Drake was awarded a "MiLBY" as the top minor league reliever for the 2015 season, Minor League Baseball announced Wednesday.
VIRGINIA BEACH If things go according to plan, Dave Rosenfield will be back at the ballpark on Opening Day next year, just as he has been for the previous 60. Meanwhile, a health issue hasn't completely kept him from working.
NORFOLK Right-handed reliever Oliver Drake, a former Navy pitcher who spent most of the 2015 season with the Norfolk Tides, was named co-winner Thursday of the Jim Palmer Award as the top pitcher in the Baltimore Orioles' minor league system.
NORFOLK The Norfolk Tides stumbled into the International League playoffs, losing 15 of their final 21 regular-season games. A lead that had grown to 6½ games in the IL South dwindled to the point that the pennant race lasted until the season's penultimate day.
COLUMBUS, OHIO Columbus right-hander Mike Clevinger rolled through his Triple-A debut by pitching 7 2?3 no-hit innings Monday night against the Norfolk Tides, leading the Clippers to a 5-0 win and a berth in the championship series of the International League playoffs.
By Jim Massie The Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS, Ohio Close didn't bring the cigar or the anticipated postgame champagne celebration for the Columbus Clippers on Sunday night in Huntington Park.
COLUMBUS The Columbus Clippers scored three runs in the first inning Saturday night, added three more in the third and turned back off several attempted rallies in a 6-2 victory over the Norfolk Tides in Game 3 of their International League playoff series. The Clippers lead the best-of-five series 2-1, and can eliminate the Tides with a victory tonight or Monday at Huntington Park.
NORFOLK The Norfolk Tides were looking at the possibility of spending 20 of the next 48 hours on a bus. Instead, they can book at least another hotel night. Henry Urrutia and Christian Walker homered and Tyler Wilson pitched five strong innings of relief Friday afternoon to lift the Tides to a 6-1 suspended win over Columbus in Game 2 of the International League semifinals.
NORFOLK The Norfolk Tides' International League playoff game Thursday night against Columbus was suspended by rain with no score after 1½ innings. The game will be resumed at 4 p.m. Friday at Harbor Park.
NORFOLK Their starter was scuffling and their offense was taking things one base at a time. It was not an ideal postseason situation for the Norfolk Tides. Michael Choice went 3 for 4 with two doubles and Ryan Merritt tossed 6⅔ shutout innings Wednesday to lead Columbus to a 5-2 win over the Tides in Game 1 of the best-of-five International League semifinals.
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