Triple-A: New Orleans Zephyrs
W 9-5 vs. Nashville Sounds
Gorkys Hernandez, CF: 2-for-4, 2 R, 3B
Jake Smolinski, LF: 2-for-3, R, HR, 2 BB
Nick Green, 2B: 3-for-4, R, HR, SO
Doug Mathis, SP: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, ER, 3 BB, 7 SO
After posting a terrific 1.66 ERA in April, Doug Mathis failed to impress in a brief stint in the majors, and has since regressed back in Triple-A. He routinely walks three or more batters in each of his starts. He currently holds a 3.86 ERA with 78 strikeouts and 50 walks in 102 and two-thirds innings pitched.
Double-A: Jacksonville Suns
L 2-3 @ Tennessee Smokies
Christian Yelich, LF: 3-for-4, R, HR, BB, SO
Jake Marisnick, CF: 2-for-3, R, HR, BB
Anthony DeSclafani, SP: 7.0, 6, H, R, ER, 9 SO
Arquimedes Caminero, RP: 0.2 IP, H, R, ER, BB, 2 SO
Anthony DeSclafani pitched his best start in Double-A yet, striking out nine batters and walking none. Unfortunately, the two solo shots by Christian Yelich and Jake Marisnick didn't represent enough offense to get the win for Jacksonville. The game went into extra innings, where Arquimedes Caminero allowed a walk-off double.
High Class A: Jupiter Hammerheads
W 6-5 vs. Tampa Yankees
Austin Barnes, C: 5-for-5, R, 2B
Austin Nola, SS: 1-for-3, R, BB, SO
Jake Esch, SP: 3.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO
The Hammerheads faced a potent Tampa Yankees offense, but managed to score enough runs of their own to win. Top prospect Mason Williams hit two doubles, but Jupiter's Austin Barnes doubled and singled four times. He raised his average to .274 as a result.
Low Class A: Greensboro Grasshoppers
L 5-7 vs. Charleston RiverDogs
Jesus Solorzano, DH: 1-for-4, 2 SO
Daniel Oliver, SP: 4. IP, 9 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO, 3 HR
Down by four runs in the ninth, the Grasshoppers staged an attempted comeback, scoring two runs off a pair of singles and a triple. A base-running mistake by Jesus Solorzano cost the team a run and an out, ultimately helping to sink the effort.
Short-Season: Batavia Muckdogs
W 3-2 @ Staten Island Yankees
Carlos Lopez, DH: 3-for-4, R, 3B, BB
Austin Dean, LF: 1-for-5, 3 SO
Avery Romero, 2B: 1-for-3, 2 BB, SO
Chad Wallach, C: 0-for-5, SO
Ryan Newell, SP: 5.0 IP, 3 H, R, 2 BB, 8 SO
Carlos Lopez has quietly put together a very strong .306/.404/.449 month of July. Any sort of production out of the 10th round draft pick would be a pleasant surprise for the Marlins.
Rookie: GCL Marlins
L 2-5 vs. GCL Cardinals
Ryan Aper, CF: 0-for-5, 3 SO
K.J. Woods, LF: 1-for-3, R, BB, SO
Brad Hand, SP: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, ER, BB, 5 SO
Jose Ceda, RP: 1.0 IP, 2 SO
Jose Ceda made his second appearance this year, after missing the entire 2012 season due to injury. The right-hander was once considered one of the premiere relief arms in the organization.