Triple-A: New Orleans Zephyrs
W 6-5 vs. Omaha Storm Chasers
Gorkys Hernandez, CF: 2-for-4, 2B, SB (11), 2 RBI
Jake Smolinski, LF: 1-for-3, HR (2), BB, RBI
Jacob Turner, SP: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Chris Hatcher, RP: 1.0 IP, SV (14)
New Orleans won this game by scoring two runs in the bottom of the eighth, entering the inning trailing by one. Gorkys Hernandez and Jake Smolinski both had huge days at the plate, while Kevin Kouzmanoff and Koyie Hill both had two hits apiece.
Jacob Turner still got a quality start, needing only 86 pitches to go six innings, but he struggled to locate his pitches in the strike zone all night.
Double-A: Jacksonville Suns
L 3-5 vs. Birmingham Barons
Chris Gutierrez, 2B: 1-for-2, 3B, BB, RBI
Christian Yelich, LF: 0-for-4, 3 K
Sam Dyson, SP: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Arquimedes Caminero, RP: 1.0 IP, H, ER, BB, K
Sam Dyson gave up four runs for just his second time of the season, and Arquimedes Caminero struggled in just one inning of relief. Christian Yelich had an off day at the plate, as did Jake Marisnick, Kyle Jensen, and Mark Canha.
Chris Gutierrez, a 29-year-old second baseman who has spent the last two years with Jacksonville, provided pretty much all of the offense for Jacksonville.
High Class-A: Jupiter Hammerheads
W 5-2 @ Palm Beach Cardinals
Ryan Rieger, LF: 3-for-5, 2B, RBI
Casey Kotchman, DH: 2-for-3, 2 BB
Isaac Galloway, CF: 2-for-5, SB (17)
Justin Nicolino, SP: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, ER, 6 K
Greg Nappo, RP: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, SV (1)
In just his second game rehabbing with Jupiter, Casey Kotchman reached base four times.
Justin Nicolino had his fourth straight outstanding start after a rough start to the season. Nicolino has not walked a batter in his last three starts. With a 3.05 FIP coming into Friday's start, Nicolino is back on top of his game - reason enough for Marlins fans to be ecstatic.
Low Class-A: Greensboro Grasshoppers
L 3-4 vs. Delmarva Shorebirds
Matt Juengel, 3B: 2-for-4, RBI
Cameron Flynn, LF: 0-for-1, 2 BB, RBI
Daniel Oliver, SP: 5.0 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, 4 K
Greensboro gave up three runs in the top of the ninth, and despite a valiant effort to come back in the bottom of the ninth, the Hoppers fell a run short. Trailing by a run, Greensboro had the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth with two outs, but Michael Main couldn't get the run across. Greensboro falls to 18-28 with the loss.