Two pitchers from the Norfolk Tides will represent the team and the International League in the 25th annual Triple-A All-Star Game on July 11th.
The game will be shown live on MLB Network and will feature International League All-Stars facing off against Pacific Coast League players.
Jason Berken, who has seen time in both Norfolk and Baltimore this season has been one of the Tides most consistent starters. Berken, the Baltimore Orioles 6th-round selection in the 2006 draft ranks third in the International League with a 2.32 ERA in 14 starts with a 1-1 record.
Berken is holding batters to just a .248 average and has allowed only three earned runs or less in each of his outings this season.
Miguel Socolovich rounds out the list for the Tides, becoming a dependable arm out of the bullpen this season.
Socolovich, 25, who signed with Baltimore as a minor league free agent before the 2012 season, has won three games for Norfolk, sporting a 1.59 ERA in 21 games. Socolovich has fanned 44 batters while walking just 10 in 39 2/3 innings. He’s also held IL batters to just a .179 average.
The Pawtucket Red Sox and Charlotte Knights, affiliates of the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox respectively, each had four players named to the All-Star roster.
Chris Tillman has been absolutely lighting the International League scene on fire his last six starts for the Tides.
Tillman has gone 5-1 with an impressive 1.96 ERA in that time period after picking up his eighth victory last night against the Columbus Clippers. Tillman allowed just one earned run while walking one and striking out seven. Tillman lowered his ERA to 3.83 in 89 1/3 innings pitched after the outing.
The Tides are now 17-10 in the month of June after last night’s 3-1 victory over Columbus and 11-3 in their last 14 games. They currently sit at 40-41 on the season, five games back of the Charlotte Knights (45-36) for first place in the International League’s South Division.
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Somehow these decent prospects loose their way in the O’s organization,,,,,,,,ALL THE TIME……….why?
I agree with this comment , it is very astute and right on brother,,,,,,,,,,,,this pitcher Socolovich could be the real deal , now that the O’s have him he will disappear……….
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