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MLB Affiliate: Baltimore Orioles
International League South
Winners of the Governors’ Cup in 1972, 1975, 1982, 1983, and 1985.
The month approaches with the breath of aspiration for the minor-league ballplayer, who grinds it out on scalding days and dimly lit nights and dreams of a big-league call-up for the last month of baseball’s season.
Mayo Acosta does his "best Houdini impersonation" as he enters the game in the 13th inning. With the Bulls out of arms, the bullpen catcher took the mound and loaded the bases, then escaped from trouble by striking out an old foe.
# Name Pos Bat Thw Ht Wt DOB Status MLB 40-man Pedro Beato P R R 6′ 6″ 230 10-27-1986 Active No Jeff Beliveau P L L 6′ 1″ 190 01-17-1987 Active No Cesar Cabral P L L 6′ 3″ 250 02-11-1989 Active No Paul Demny P R R 6′ 2″ 200 08-03-1989 Active
Durham (Aug. 14) – The series in Durham ended with a sigh as the Bulls and Tides packed up their trunks for the Hoosier State. Both teams were headed for Indianapolis, the battered and depleted Norfolk Tides by way of a series in Louisville. The Tides held on to the lead they gained early –
Durham – A Durham Bulls equipment manager arranged this afternoon for a rental car for Henry Urrutia and catcher Steve Clevenger to drive to Baltimore together to join the team there. Clevenger was batting .305 for the Norfolk Tides this season with 11 doubles, 4 HR and 32 RBI. In 61 games played at catcher,
Durham – Norfolk Tides manage Ron Johnson made the inevitable gesture towards the sky, indicating Henry Urrutia had been sent to join the major league team in Baltimore. “Urrutia’s gone,” said Johnson, a few hours before the Tides were to take on the Durham Bulls. Batting practice equipment was being rolled out onto the field
Durham (Aug. 13) – Matt Moore was overall pleased with the way he pitched through 4 and 2/3 innings, stung with home runs by Christian Walker in the first and Henry Urrutia in the second innings. “Right now I think the biggest thing for me is to get as many up and down as I
Norfolk stymies Bulls again ; Drew Smyly falters in rehab start ; Diamond scoreless over 4 in reliefNorfolk – Drew Smyly pitched with mixed effectiveness against Norfolk, and hopes that he could rejoin the Rays for his next start might be set back. Durham fell again to the Norfolk Tides, the Baltimore Orioles’ farm team that is first in its division despite being third-to-last in terms of runs scored for all I.L.
Norfolk (Aug. 10) – Sean Halton lost Boog Powell’s fly ball in the evening sun the minute it left Powell’s bat, and never did recover the ball until it landed near him in left field, at which point he saw Boog rounding the turn at second base, and pelted him out at third. That set
Drew Smyly was back up around his standard velocity in a rehab start for Triple-A Durham Sunday night, a sign of hope for the Rays despite a poor line for Smyly, who pitched into the 3rd inning but not out of it, and was effective against Norfolk’s left-handed batters. Smyly was slated to fly back