Friday Night in Bowie was Fireworks night, but none came from the bat of Jonathan Schoop. The Orioles power hitting second baseman on the night went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts and a popup to the shortstop.
I’m not going to over analyze a rehab start because it is probably the first time Schoop has seen live pitching since his injury back on April 18 in Boston. He only saw ten pitches the entire night, had horrible timing on a high fast ball that inevitably struck him out while looking foolish on breaking balls.
My best guess for Schoop is that he will spend quite some time on a rehab assignment based on the fact that his timing was completely off. I am sure the Orioles will not rush the process because they do want Schoop fully healthy and helping the team to his fullest extent.
Schoop in 9 games this year has slashed .259/.310/.630 with 3 home runs and 7 RBI. He has been worth 0.4 fWAR, more valuable than J.J. Hardy, Ryan Flaherty, and Delmon Young who have all played in 35+ games.
As for the rest of the game, the Bowie Baysox did win 5-3 over the Trenton Thunder, the AA affiliate of the New York Yankees. The Baysox starter Joe Gunkel, who the O’s acquired in the Alejandro De Aza trade with Boston, went 7 innings, allowing 3 runs over 5 hits while striking out 4 and walking only one. O’s first base prospect Trey Mancini went 2/3 with a walk and a run scored while Mike Yastrzemski hit a go ahead 3 run triple in the bottom of the 8th to put the Baysox ahead 4-3 at the time. Andrew Triggs picked up his 4th save while having his ERA stay at 0.87.