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Miami Marlins Daily Minor League Report: May 14

Justin Nicolino reached a season high in strikeouts and innings pitched, Jake Marisnick homered for the second time in four days, and the Grasshoppers won, despite Mason Hope giving up a grand slam.


Triple-A: New Orleans Zephyrs
L 2-4 vs. Tacoma Rainiers

Full Box Score

Gorkys Hernandez, CF: 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB

Duane Below, SP: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO

Gorkys Hernandez reached base three times, raising his season line to .245/.307/.295.

Double-A: Jacksonville Suns
L 3-4 @ Mobile BayBears

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Jake Marisnick, LF: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR
Kyle Jensen, RF: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 SO

Matt Neil, SP: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO

Jake Marisnick bounced back from a hat trick yesterday to earn his third multi-hit game in five days. Marisnick now has a .261/.294/.435 line after 11 games in Jacksonville.

High Class A: Jupiter Hammerheads
W 7-2 @ Tampa Yankees

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Brent Keys, LF: 2-for-5, 1 BB
Austin Barnes, DH: 0-for-2, 3 BB, 1 SO
Austin Nola, SS: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SO

Justin Nicolino, SP: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 SO

Justin Nicolino's transition to the Florida State League has been bumpy, to say the least. Nicolino has struggled to miss bats, striking out an average of 3.9 batters per nine innings before yesterday. He finally looked like his old self again, cleaving through a talented Tampa Yankees lineup that includes Mason Williams and Gary Sanchez. Nicolino's ERA fell to 3.32.

Low Class A: Greensboro Grasshoppers
W 8-7 vs. Hagerstown Suns

Full Box Score

Viosergy Rosa, 1B: 3-for-5, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 BB

Mason Hope, SP: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR

Viosergy Rosa hit a total of five home runs in his first three professional seasons. This year in Greensboro, Rosa has hit nine home runs in just 150 plate appearances. Rosa was drafted in the 29th round in 2010. He is currently hitting .254/.355/.507.

After walking 11 batters across his previous three starts, Mason Hope's control seemed better against Hagerstown. Unfortunately, the 20-year-old right-hander gave up a home run at a very inopportune time. The very real, very oddly named Will Piwnica-Worms went yard off Hope with the bases loaded in the fourth inning.