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Miami Marlins Daily Minor League Report: April 29

Marcell Ozuna won the Southern League Hitter of the Week award, the Grasshoppers suffered back-to-back painful losses in a doubleheader, and Adeiny Hechavarria made his first rehab start after his elbow injury.

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Triple-A: New Orleans Zephyrs
W 6-3 vs. Omaha Storm Chasers

Full Box Score

Bryan Petersen, RF: 3-for-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB
Kyle Skipworth, C: 0-for-2, 1 SO

Duane Below, SP: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO
Jonathan Albaladejo, RP: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 SO

New Orleans attacked Omaha starter Nate Adcock early in the game, scoring three runs off two homers and a double. Bryan Petersen had a strong game, reaching base successfully in all four plate appearances. The Zephyrs kept Royals middle infield prospect Christian Colon hitless, striking him out twice.

Double-A: Jacksonville Suns
L 1-7 vs. Mobile BayBears

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Christian Yelich, CF: 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 BB, 1 SO
Marcell Ozuna, RF: 2-for-4, 1 2B, 1 SO
Derek Dietrich, 3B: 0-for-4, 1 SO

Adam Conley, SP: 3.0 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 2 SO

Despite good performances from Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna, the Suns scored only one run against the BayBears. Derek Dietrich went hitless for the second day in a row, although he still has an excellent .279/.410/.488 line on the season.

Adam Conley seemingly couldn't get batters out, allowing nine base-runners in three innings pitched. Consequently, the left-hander's ERA rose to 5.14 for the season.

High Class A: Jupiter Hammerheads
W 6-1 vs. Dunedin Blue Jays

Full Box Score

Adeiny Hechavarria, SS: 1-for-4, 1 2B, 1 SO
Austin Barnes, C: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 SO

Anthony DeSclafani, SP: 5.0 IP, 9 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO

Anthony DeSclafani managed to contain the Blue Jays to one run, despite allowing nine hits in five innings pitched. Twelve days after being sidelined with a bruised elbow, Hechavarria returned to live baseball to play for the Hammerheads, reaching base once on a double.

Low Class A: Greensboro Grasshoppers
L 0-1 vs. Rome Braves

Full Box Score

Jesus Solorzano, DH: 0-for-3, 1 SO

Drew Steckenrider, SP: 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 SO

Starter Drew Steckenrider pitched one of his best games in his professional career, striking out eight Braves batters, and allowing only two base-runners. Unfortunately, the Grasshoppers bats were largely silent, failing to score at all.

L 6-9 vs. Rome Braves (Makeup of postponed game)

Full Box Score

Jesus Solorzano, RF: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 BB, 2 SO

Austin Brice, SP: 3.0 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR

The Grasshoppers offense bounced back after being shutout in game one of the doubleheader, but it was not enough to overcome Austin Brice's poor start. Brice allowed ten hits Monday, after having not allowed more than three in any of his previous starts. His three strikeouts represented a season low for the right-hander. The seven earned runs raised his ERA on the season to 6.53.

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