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Miami Marlins Daily Minor League Report: May 4

All four Miami Marlins minor league affiliates won their games by narrow margins, Austin Barnes reached base five times, and Christian Yelich hit his first home run of the season.

Chris Trotman

Triple-A: New Orleans Zephyrs
W 6-5 @ Albuquerque Isotopes

Full Box Score

Gorkys Hernandez, CF: 1-for-5, 3 SO
Wilson Valdez, 2B: 4-for-4

Duane Below, SP: 6.0 IP, 10 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO, 1 HR
David Aardsma, RP: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 HR
Chris Hatcher, RP: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 4 SO

Chris Hatcher delivered a very impressive relief outing, striking out four batters in two scoreless innings. Hatcher has a 2.35 ERA in 15.1 innings pitched, with four walks and eighteen strikeouts.

Double-A: Jacksonville Suns
W 7-6 @ Jackson Generals

Full Box Score

Christian Yelich, LF: 1-for-3, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 SO
Derek Dietrich, 2B: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR
Jacob Realmuto, C: 0-for-4, 2 SO

Adam Conley, SP: 5.0 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 5 BB, 3 SO
Scott McGough, RP: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 SO

Adam Conley allowed a season high ten hits to the Generals, turning into five earned runs. The left-hander has twenty-five strikeouts and eight walks in 26.0 innings pitched, suggesting that his 5.88 ERA should come down.

Christian Yelich homered for the first time in Double-A, while Derek Dietrich homered for the fourth time this season. Dietrich raised his season line to .296/.420/.531.

Second game of doubleheader postponed

High Class A: Jupiter Hammerheads
W 8-6 @ Charlotte Stone Crabs

Full Box Score

Ryan Fisher, 3B: 2-for-5, 2 R, 1 HR
Austin Barnes, C: 4-for-4, 1 R, 1 BB

Josh Hodges, SP: 4.2 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 3 HR

After allowing only one home run in his first five starts, Josh Hodges gave up three to the Stone Crabs, resulting in his worst start of the year. His ERA for the season rose to 3.81.

Austin Barnes had four hits and a walk, raising his season line to .382/.441/.483. Barnes has maintained his numbers from Greensboro last year in the far more challenging Florida State League.

Low Class A: Greensboro Grasshoppers
W 5-4 @ Kannapolis Intimidators

Full Box Score

Yordy Cabrera, DH: 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 SO

Austin Brice, SP: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 SO

Following an ugly seven run outing on Monday, Austin Brice bounced back and delivered a strong start for the Grasshoppers yesterday. He posted his lowest strikeout total of the season, but allowed no earned runs. The start lowered his ERA to 5.26.

Jake Hager, the Tamba Bay Rays first round pick in 2011, went hit-less in five plate appearances.