Dylan Bundy has another strong outing in third start for Bowie

August 28, 2012|By Dan Connolly | The Baltimore Sun

Super prospect Dylan Bundy had another solid performance for the Bowie Baysox on Tuesday, which will be his last outing before major league rosters expand on Sept. 1.

In his third start for Bowie, the 19-year-old allowed two earned runs on four hits and four walks while striking out six in 5 1/3 innings against Erie. Bundy threw 97 pitches, 61 for strikes.

Both of the runs charged to Bundy scored in the sixth after he left. Baysox reliever Chris Petrini allowed a two-out, two-run double.

It’s possible that was Bundy’s final outing for Bowie this year – though the Baysox are heading toward an Eastern League playoff berth. He could pitch in that, and then come up to the Orioles.

It’s now to the point where it would be a surprise if Bundy, who is on the 40-man roster, wasn’t recalled to experience the Orioles’ potential pennant chase. With plenty of rotation candidates and Bundy experiencing his first full year as a pro, however, it’s more likely he ends up in the big league bullpen in a limited, controlled role.

In 23 starts at three minor-league levels this year, Bundy has a 2.08 ERA, allowing 67 hits, 22 walks and striking out 119 batters in 103 2/3 innings.

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