Miami Marlins Daily Minor League Report: May 8

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Jacob Turner delivered his best start of the year, while Christian Yelich homered for the third consecutive game.

Triple-A: New Orleans Zephyrs
W 3-2 vs. Salt Lake Bees

Bryan Petersen, RF: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 SO

Jacob Turner, SP: 6.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, 2 HR

Turner looked poised to have another rough outing, giving up a home run in the first inning. He regained his composure and retired fourteen straight batters, before allowing another home run. Aside from those two lapses, he gave up no hits and walked only one batter. Most of the balls in play were grounders or soft fly balls. After posting a 6.56 ERA in April, Turner has a 2.77 ERA in two May starts.

Double-A: Jacksonville Suns
W 3-1 vs. Pensacola Blue Wahoos

Full Box Score

Christian Yelich, CF: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 SO
Kyle Jensen, RF: 1-for-4, 1 2B

Sam Dyson, SP: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 SO

Christian Yelich hit his third home run and sixth double of the season. He has six extra-base hits in the past three days. Yelich has a .343/.389/.687 slash line in Jacksonville, and could be seen in Miami sooner rather than later.

Jake Marisnick went hit-less in yesterday afternoon's game, lowering his average to .174. The 22-year-old has had a tough first week since returning from the disabled list.

High Class A: Jupiter Hammerheads
L 2-3 @ Lakeland Flying Tigers

Full Box Score

Ryan Fisher, 3B: 0-for-4, 3 SO
Brent Keys, LF: 2-for-4, 1 2B

Justin Nicolino, SP: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO

After allowing nine hits and four earned runs in each of his past two starts, Nicolino pitched five decent innings against the last place Flying Tigers. His usually impeccable command was not present, however, with three walks surrendered. His ERA dropped to 3.89 for the season.

Brent Keys mashed his first extra-base hit of the year while reaching base twice. His triple-slash line rose to .269/.345/.308. Keys led the South Atlantic League in batting average last season.

Low Class A: Greensboro Grasshoppers
No game scheduled

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