Miami Marlins Daily Minor League Report: July 4

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Christian Yelich homered and walked in his rehab game, Zack Cox went hit-less in his first start after being promoted to New Orleans, and Chris Valaika returned after missing two months due to a broken wrist.

Triple-A: New Orleans Zephyrs
L 1-2 @ Oklahoma City RedHawks

Full Box Score

Bryan Petersen, RF: 1-for-4, 2B
Kyle Jensen, LF: 0-for-4, SO
Zack Cox, 3B: 0-for-2, BB

Brian Flynn, SP: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO

After batting .281/.381/.371 in Double-A, Zack Cox earned a mid-season promotion to Triple-A. The front office may be seeking internal options to replace Placido Polanco, who has hit .241/.299/.285 this year.

Double-A: Jacksonville Suns
L 0-2 @ Chattanooga Lookouts

Full Box Score

Danny Black, 2B: 1-for-2
Jacob Realmuto, C: 0-for-2, SO

Robert Morey, SP: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, BB, 2 SO

Jacksonville's game was unfortunately cut short due to rain, which prevented the offense from getting a chance against the Chattanooga bullpen. Their starter, Zach Lee, shut down the Suns, striking out five batters. Lee is one of the top prospects in the Dodgers organization.

High Class A: Jupiter Hammerheads
L 2-3 @ St. Lucie Mets

Full Box Score

Brent Keys, LF: 2-for-5, R, 2 SO
Christian Yelich, CF: 1-for-3, R, HR, BB
Chris Valaika, 2B: 1-for-1, BB
Austin Nola, SS: 0-for-4, 3 SO

Jake Esch, SP: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 SO

Chris Valaika made his first rehab start, returning from a broken wrist injury that occurred in May. Christian Yelich also homered in his second rehab game with Jupiter.

Low Class A: Greensboro Grasshoppers
W 4-2 vs. Lakewood BlueClaws

Full Box Score

Anthony Gomez, SS: 1-for-4, R, HR
Yordy Cabrera, 3B: 1-for-4, 2B
Blake Barker, LF-2B: 2-for-4, R, HR

Ramon Del Orbe, SP: 6.0 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, BB, 5 SO, HR

Greensboro took a 2-2 tie into the bottom of the ninth, when Blake Barber homered to win the game on a walk off.

Short-Season: Batavia Muckdogs
L 2-13 @ State College Spikes

Full Box Score

Austin Dean, CF: 1-for-4, 2B
Avery Romero, 2B: 2-for-4, R, SO

Helpi Reyes, SP: 2.0 IP, 5 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, SO, HR

The Muckdogs surrendered a whopping ten runs in the third. The inning included a base on balls, three hit by pitches, seven singles, and a home run.

Rookie: GCL Marlins
W 10-6 @ GCL Mets

Full Box Score

Carlos Duran, DH: 3-for-6, R, 2B, HR, SO

Jorgan Cavanerio, SP: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, BB, 3 SO, HR

Dominic Smith, the Mets' first round pick in this year's draft, hit his first professional home run. The GCL Marlins were able to sustain the blow, however, thanks in part to Carlos Duran's grand slam.

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