Triple-A: New Orleans Zephyrs
L 2-6 @ Round Rock Express
Gorkys Hernandez, RF: 2-for-4, 2 R, 2B, 3B, SO
Donovan Solano, 2B: 1-for-2, 2B, BB
Kyle Jensen, LF: 0-for-4, SO
Brian Flynn, SP: 4.2 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 8 SO
Brian Flynn's start was a bit bumpy, and he struggled to recover from two errors committed by his defense, although he struck out an impressive eight batters.
Double-A: Jacksonville Suns
W 3-2 vs. Pensacola Blue Wahoos
Jake Marisnick, CF: 0-for-2, R, 2 BB, SO
Robert Morey, SP: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 3 SO
Michael Brady, RP: 1.0 IP, SO
The Suns struggled mightily to score against Pensacola, but still came away with the win. The offense collected only three hits, and managed to score three runs. A two-run second inning involved two walks, two sacrifices, and a single.
High Class A: Jupiter Hammerheads
L 1-4 vs. Charlotte Stone Crabs
Ross Wilson, 2B: 2-for-3, R
Andrew Heaney, SP: 4.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, BB, 8 SO, 2 HR
Andrew Heaney demonstrated solid control and good stuff, but the Stone Crabs were still able to hit off him, getting two home runs in less than five innings. Heaney has torn through the Florida State League, posting a 1.56 ERA in seven starts. It will be interesting to see if the Marlins promote him to Double-A.
Low Class A: Greensboro Grasshoppers
W 10-2 vs. Delmarva Shorebirds
Jesus Solorzano, RF: 3-for-5, 2 R, 2 2B, SO
Viosergy Rosa, DH: 3-for-4, R, 2B, HR, BB, SO
Daniel Oliver, SP: 6.0 IP, 4 H, R, ER, 3 BB
Greensboro tore Delmarva apart, racking up 15 hits against the Shorebirds. Viosergy Rosa was the star of the show, with a double and three-run homer.
Short-Season: Batavia Muckdogs
W 3-1 vs. State College Spikes
Austin Dean, LF: 1-for-3, 2B
Avery Romero, 2B: 2-for-3, R, 2B
Ryan Aper, CF: 0-for-2, 2 SO
Helpi Reyes, SP: 5.0 IP, 4 H, R, ER, BB, 3 SO
Colby Suggs, RP: 1.0 IP, BB, 2 SO
Ranked as the 18th best prospect in the system before the year, Avery Romero has started off his season with a hot bat, hitting .372/.413/.488.
W 5-4 vs. State College Spikes (Completion of postponed game)
Ryan Aper, CF: 1-for-2, R, 2B, BB, SO
Juan Garcia, SP: 3.2 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 4 SO
After going hit-less yet again in the first game of Batavia's doubleheader, Ryan Aper earned only his second professional hit in eight games. It also happened to be his first extra-base hit.
Rookie: GCL Marlins
W 7-6 vs. GCL Cardinals
Christian Yelich, CF: 1-for-5, R, 3B
K.J. Woods, DH: 2-for-4, 2 R, BB
Gabriel Castellanos, SP: 4.0 IP, 3 H, R, ER, BB, 5 SO