BOWIE, Md. — Mike Yastrzemski’s 2-RBI double in the bottom of the sixth inning proved to be key as the Baysox rallied from a two-run deficit for a 3-2 win Saturday evening in Bowie. It was the opposite of Friday night’s game where Harrisburg also rallied from two runs down for a 3-2 win.
There were a pair of Big Leaguers playing in the game on MLB Rehab Assignments with Orioles catcher Matt Wieters and Washington Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon squaring off. Wieters finished the game 0-for-2 with a walk and an RBI on a sac fly. Rendon went 0-for-3 with a walk.
The Senators struck first in the top of the third inning against Baysox starter Parker Bridwell. Kevin Keyes hit a lead-off single to right field and moved to second base on a Pedro Severino fly out before scoring on a Shawn Pleffner single to center field. With two outs and runners on first and second base, Tony Renda singled to center field to bring home the second run of the inning and give Harrisburg a 2-0 lead.
Bowie came back to take the lead in the bottom of the sixth inning against Harrisburg starter Austin Voth. Ozzie Martinez hit a lead-off single to center field and Glynn Davis followed with a single to right field. Yastrzemski brought both runners home with a double down the left field line and he went to third base during the play on the throw home. Wieters gave the Baysox the lead with a sacrifice fly to right field that made the score 3-2.
Bridwell threw six innings and allowed two runs on four hits while striking out two and walking three in the win. Reliever Marcel Prado pitched 1.2 scoreless innings, allowing one hit and walking one. Mychal Givens recorded the final four outs of the game for his team-leading 10th save of the season.
Voth took the loss for Harrisburg, throwing seven innings and allowing three runs on six hits while striking out eight and walking one batter.
LHP Jhonathan Ramos (0-0, 0.00) takes the mound for the Baysox tomorrow as the team plays the final game in a three-game home series against the Harrisburg Senators. He will be opposed by RHP Joe Ross (2-2, 3.05). Sunday is Toy Story Day beginning at 2:05 p.m.