Triple-A: New Orleans Zephyrs L 4-6 @ Nashville Sounds
Mark Canha, 1B: 1-4, 1 2B
Kyle Jensen, RF: 2-4, 1 2B
Juan Diaz, SS: 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI
Brad Hand, SP: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 SO, 2 BB
The Nashville Sounds scored early and defeated New Orleans 6-4 on Sunday evening. After throwing a gem in his last start, Brad Hand struggled mightily. Hand only lasted 2 and 2-3 innings in his shortest outing of the season. The bullpen was not much better as Jesus Sanchez followed Hand's performance by allowing three runs in 2 and 1-3 innings, giving the Zephyrs an early deficit they would not recover from. The Zephyr offense was able to muster four runs on seven hits, but due to the poor pitching performances that was not enough.
Double A: Jacksonville Suns W 12-6 @ Pensacola Blue Wahoos
JT Realmuto, C: 1-3, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB
Brady Shoemaker, 1B: 2-5, 2 RBI
Chipper Smith, SP: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 6 SO, 4 BB
Casey McCarthy, RP: 4.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 4 SO
After blowing an early lead, and falling behind 6-5, the Suns erupted for six runs in the top of the 6th inning, leading to a 12-6 victory. JT Realmuto reached base three times, drove in two runs, and scored a run. Shortstop Austin Nola extended his hitting streak to 11 games, and third basemen Terrence Dayleg scored threes runs and drove in four. Starting pitcher Chipper Smith struggled with control, but reliever Casey McCarthy settled things down giving up only a single run over the final 4 and 1-3 innings.
Advanced Class A: Jupiter Hammerheads vs. Charlotte Stone Crabs, Postponed
Low Class A: Greensboro Grosshoppers W 4-0 @ Asheville Tourists
Austin Dean, LF: 2-4, 2 1B
Carlos Lopez, RF: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB
Felix Munoz, 1B: 1-4, 1 R,
Avery Romero, DH: 0-3, 1 R
Sean Townsley, SP: 8 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 8 SO, 2 BB
The Grasshoppers scored four runs in the top half of the 9th inning to defeat the Asheville Tourists 4-0 in an odd game that featured only one extra base hit. Sean Townsley was fantastic, striking out eight batters over eight shutout innings. Carlos Lopez, and Felix Munoz scored on a fielder's choice and throwing error in the top of the 9th to break the scoreless tie. Two more runs would score in the inning to put Greensboro up 4-0. Sam Alvis pitched a scoreless inning to close out the game.
Short Season Class A: Batavia Muckdogs W 10-8 vs. Auburn Doubledays
Mason Davis, 2B: 3-4, 1 R, 4 RBI, 1 BB
Brian Anderson, DH: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB
Aaron Blanton, SS: 2-4, 3 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Jacob Smigelski, SP: 2 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 1 HR
Batavia won a slugfest against the Auburn Doubledays 10-8. Starting pitcher Jacob Smigelski did not last long, giving up five runs, all earned, in only two innings of work. Marlins third round draft pick Brian Anderson reached base three times including an RBI double. That brings Anderson's season line to .308/.379/.577. Christian MacDonald, and Alexander Carreras settled things down after the early run scoring, pitching one and two scoreless innings respectively. The win brings Batavia to 11 and 6 on the young season.
Rookie League: GCL Marlins, Off Sunday