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Miami Marlins Minor League Roundup: April 19

Check out how the Marlins four full season affiliates fared in the first full week of baseball.

Justin Nicolino continued his strong start to the season.
Justin Nicolino continued his strong start to the season.
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New Orleans Zephyrs

Sunday April 12: The Zephyrs completed their opening series of the season by losing to Omaha 4-0.  The Zephyrs only recorded two hits on the day.

Monday April 13: New Orleans welcomed the Iowa Cubs to town in the first game of the series, which Iowa won 4-1.  Super prospect Kris Bryant had 3 hits on the night.  As for the Miami prospects, there was not much to write home about; Jordany Valdespin and Justin Bour each collected a single hit.  The Zephyrs continue to struggle at the plate.

Tuesday April 14: Game against Iowa was postponed due to rain.  A double header will be played Thursday April 16.

Wednesday April 15: New Orleans beat Iowa 3-2.  Justin Nicolino pitched a gem, throwing six shutout innings while only allowing five hits.  Nicolino also recorded four strikouts and two walks.

Thursday April 16: Game 1: New Orleans fell 10-7 against Iowa.  Five Zephyrs had multiple hits.  Miguel Rojas, Scott Sizemore, and Austin Wates each drove in a pair.

Game 2: The second game, scheduled as a make up for Tuesday's rain, was postponed itself due to rain.

Friday April 17: The Zephyrs beat Omaha 5-3.  First baseman Justin Bour went 2-for-4 with a home run and a pair of RBIs.  LHP Adam Conley allowed  three runs on eight hits over six innings.

Saturday April 18: Rained out.

Jacksonville Suns

Sunday April 12: Jacksonville wrapped up the series win with a 4-2 win over Jackson, improving to 3-1 on the year.  Shortstop Austin Nola went 2-for-3 and drove in three runs.  RHP Kendry Flores started and threw five innings of two hit baseball while striking out three.

Monday April 13: The game was postponed in the middle of the 7th inning due to rain and will not be finished, officially ending in a 0-0 tie.  RHP Austin Brice started and threw five innings of shut out, one hit baseball while striking out five.

Wednesday April 15: Jacksonville beat Montgomery 3-2. RHP Trevor Williams started and went six innings, allowing one run on four hits, and striking out five.

Thursday April 16: Jacksonville again beat Montgomery by a 3-2 scoreline, this time in walk off fashion.  DH Matt Juengel recorded three hits on the night.

Friday April 17: This time it was Montgomery that won by a 3-2 scoreline.  RHP Kendry Flores started and took the loss.  He allowed three runs on only four hits over five innings.

Saturday April 18: Jacksonville fell 12-5 to Montgomery. The Suns only had five hits on the night, and center fielder Kenny Wilson had two of those.  RHP Austin Brice started and struck out eight during only 4 1/3 innings of work.  Brice also allowed six runs on six hits while walking three batters.

Jupiter Hammerheads

Sunday April 12: Jupiter beat Palm Beach 4-2 to even their season record at 2-2.  Second baseman Avery Romero enjoyed a big day, going 3/5 with a home run.  Center fielder Yefri Perez went 3-for-4 on the night and RHP Matt Milroy pitched two scoreless innings of relief, striking out a pair.

Monday April 13: Jupiter opened their series with Clearwater with a convincing 8-1 victory.  Third baseman Brian Anderson went 2-for-4 with both hits being doubles and drove in one run.  Shortstop J.T. Riddle recorded two hits, a walk, and drove in three runs.

Tuesday April 14: Jupiter dropped the game 6-1 to Clearwater.  Avery Romero continues his hot start to the year, enjoying a 3/4 night at the plate.

Wednesday April 15: Jupiter fell to Clearwater 7-4 after allowing all seven runs during the ninth inning.  First baseman Felix Munoz went 3/5 and drove in two runs, while Avery Romero went 3/4 and added a walk.  LHP Jarlin Garcia started and pitched a brilliant six shutout innings.  He gave up only five hits and struck out four.

Thursday April 16: The Hammerheads lost to Clearwater 3-2. Third baseman Blake Barber went 2/4 at the plate.

Friday April 17: Bradenton beat Jupiter 11-6. First baseman Felix Munoz went 4/5 and scored two runs. Matt Milroy struck out a pair and allowed one run in two innings of relief work.

Saturday April 18: Bradenton beat Jupiter 4-1. Center fielder Yefri Perez went 2/3 at the plate.

Greensboro Grasshoppers

Sunday April 12: Greensboro fell to Delmarva by a score of 8-5. Designated hitter Austen Smith scored two runs and homered.  First baseman Arturo Rodriguez went 3/4 with a double.  We also had our first Tyler Kolek sighting. Kolek went 4 1/3 innings, gave up four hits and three runs, while striking out two and walking three.

Monday April 13: The Grasshoppers fell to Lakewood 4-1.  Second baseman Mason Davis went 2/2 with a pair of walks.  Arturo Rodriguez was behind the plate and drove in the only Greensboro run while also recording a walk.

Tuesday April 14: Greensboro fell 9-1 against Lakewood.  Arturo Rodriguez played first base and continued his fine start to the year, going 2/4 on the night.  LHP Michael Mader started and struggled through another tough outing.  Mader lasted 3 2/3 innings, allowing five runs on four hits, while walking six batters.  His command and control issues have reared their heads in both of his outings this year.

Wednesday April 15: Greensboro scored five in the ninth to beat Lakewood 7-2.  Catcher Arturo Rodriguez went 2/4 and drove in a pair of runs.  First baseman Austen Smith had three hits.

Thursday April 16: Greensboro beat Delmarva 5-4 in walk-off fashion.  John Norwood and Aaron Blanton each drove in two runs for the Grasshoppers.

Friday April 17: Greensboro beat Delmarva 9-7.  RHP Tyler Kolek started, though he threw just three innings. He gave up four runs on four hits while striking out a pair.

Saturday April 18: The Grasshoppers beat Delmarva 3-2. Catcher Arturo Rodriguez recorded two hits and scored a run.