Tillman, Snyder Lead Tides over Braves
Chris Tillman tossed 6.2 shutout innings and Brandon Snyder belted his ninth home run as the Tides beat the Gwinnett Braves 5-2 Tuesday night at Harbor Park.
Tillman (11-7) allowed five hits and two walks while striking out three, becoming the first Orioles minor leaguer to reach the 11-victory mark this season. The 22-year-old threw 63 of his 100 pitches for strikes, and he's now 3-0 with a 2.48 ERA (8-ER, 29.0-IP) with six walks and 25 strikeouts over his last five starts.
The Tides jumped out to an early lead in the second frame, as Snyder lifted a fly ball off Jose Ortegano (3-10) just over the right field wall to plate Nolan Reimold and give Norfolk a 2-0 lead. Norfolk extended its lead with an unearned run in the sixth, then added two more runs in the seventh on an RBI double by Paco Figueroa and a sacrifice fly by Jeff Salazar.
Gwinnett plated both of their runs in the eighth, as Joe Thurston lined a two-run homer into the Tides bullpen off Armando Gabino. Thurston, Brent Clevlen and Antoan Richardson each had two hits apiece for the Braves, who fell to 69-68 with the loss.
Dennis Sarfate struck out the side in the ninth inning on 11 pitches to register his 19th save of the season.
The two clubs will finish their season series on Wednesday night, with first pitch from Harbor Park slated for 7:15. Tim Bascom (3-7, 7.31) will take the hill for Norfolk against right-hander Erik Cordier (NR).
• Discuss this story on the International League message board...
International League Stories from August 31, 2010
- Mighty PawSox Win Eighth Straight - Pawtucket Red Sox
- Columbus Rallies Past Tribe 5-2 - Indianapolis Indians
- Mets Recall RHP Jenrry Mejia from Bisons - Buffalo Bisons
- Tillman, Snyder Lead Tides over Braves - Norfolk Tides
- G-Braves Fall to Norfolk, 5-2 - Gwinnett Stripers
- Chiefs Win 6-4, Keep Playoff Hopes Alive - Syracuse Chiefs
- Richard's Blast Keys Bulls to Victory - Durham Bulls
- SWB Yankees Game on Friday vs. Pawtucket Sold Out - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
- Freeman Wins IL ROY; Freeman and Canizares Named to Postseason All-Star Team - Gwinnett Stripers
- International League Announces 2010 All-Star Team, Special Award Winners - IL
- IronPigs Game Notes - Lehigh Valley IronPigs
- Red Wings Announce Guests for Sunday, September 5th Altobelli Statue Unveiling - Rochester Red Wings
- Bisons Notes - Buffalo Bisons
- Clippers Race to the Wire - Columbus Clippers
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.