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The O’s aren’t going to need to call Jackson Holliday back up anytime soon

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How’s Jackson Holliday doing, you ask? I’m not sure that it matters with how the O’s have been playing of late.

Yes, Baltimore was shut out last night in a 3-0 loss at Washington, but that was after a stretch of six wins in seven games, including a weekend sweep at Cincinnati.

Holliday, the Orioles’ top prospect, and the top prospect in all of MLB, was sent back to Triple-A on April 26 after going 2-for-34 at the plate with 18 strikeouts at the big-league level.

Baltimore has been rotating Jordan Westburg (.287 BA/.844 OPS, 6 HR, 23 RBI, 4 SB), Jorge Mateo (.245/.777, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 5 SB) and Ramon Urias (.189/.501, 1 HR, 3 RBI),at second base and third base, and getting just enough production to make the moving around worthwhile.

Back down on the farm, Holliday, who was 2-for-3 with two walks in Norfolk’s 9-4 win at Memphis on Tuesday, is 8-for-33 with 11 walks (.242/.796, 0 HR, 3 RBI) at the plate since his return to Triple A.

What this says to me is: there’s no rush to get Holliday back up in Charm City anytime soon.

Tides Notes

norfolk tides Kyle Stowers (.250/.898, 11 HR, 29 RBI) went 1-for-3 with a home run, three RBI, a walk and a run in last night’s win. The home run was his 11th of the season, tying him for the International League lead with teammate Coby Mayo (.301/.980, 11 HR, 32 RBI). The long ball also marked his 50th Triple-A homer, tying him with Clint Hurdle for the second-most in Tides history.

Connor Norby (.270/.834, 7 HR, 25 RBI) was 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, a walk and a run in the win.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].