Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
New Orleans Zephyrs (32-34)
The Oklahoma City Dodgers defeated the Zephyrs, 6-2 in the opener of the four game series. Kenny Wilson went one-for-three with a stolen base and an RBI, and Robert Andino and Isaac Galloway each hit a double and scored. Jose Urena lost, giving up two earned runs in five innings on six hits and three walks. He also struck out four batters. Jo-Jo Reyes allowed three earned runs in the sixth inning on four hits, and Eric Jokisch pitched three innings and allowed one run.
In a roster move, pitcher Tyler Bremer joined the club from the Jacksonville Suns.
Greg Nappo (3-3, 4.78) will start for the Zephyrs. A product of the University of Connecticut, he was the Marlins' 18th round pick back in 2011. In parts of six minor league seasons, the 27-year-old left hander has gone 24-12 with a 2.65 ERA, appearing in 186 games in total. This will be his 13th career start, and his first this season.
Southern League (Double-A)
Jacksonville Suns (29-39)
The Suns came up on the short side of a 4-1 decision to the Biloxi Shuckers. Catcher Francisco Arcia hit a single and a double, center fielder Yefri Perez got onto base three times, stole a base, and collected Jacksonville's only RBI, and Austin Brice pitched two innings of no-hit relief, striking out four. Starting pitcher Hunter Adkins allowed one run on four hits and a walk over 3.1 innings, and Scott Lyman relieved him, striking out two in 1.2 perfect innings. The only ineffective pitcher was Tyler Higgins, who finished the game and gave up three earned runs in two innings, on four hits. Here's the sunherald.com recap.
Game four of the five game series between the Shuckers and the Suns will start tomorrow night at 6:05PM.
In a roster move, left fielder Ronnie Mitchell and pitcher Tim Berry joined the club from the Jupiter Hammerheads. The Suns moved Bremer up to the Zephyrs as stated above, and moved Jeremias Pineda down a level to Jupiter.
Florida State League (Single-A Advanced)
Jupiter Hammerheads (30-35)
In already discussed roster moves, right fielder Jeremias Pineda joined the team, while left fielder Ronnie Mitchell and LHP Tim Berry were promoted to the Suns.
South Atlantic League (Single-A)
Greensboro Grasshoppers (37-31)
Greensboro earned their sixth win in seven nights, defeating the last place Rome Braves by a 4-2 final. Shortstop Anfernee Seymour, center fielder Zach Sullivan, left fielder Kyle Barrett, and designated hitter Angel Reyes each collected two hits. Reyes' hits were both doubles, and Barrett earned two RBI. Chuck Weaver ran his record to 6-4 with a 2.63 ERA, allowing two earned runs in six complete innings on three hits. Both of the earned runs came on Carlos Castro solo shots for the Braves only runs of the night. Jose Quijada came on for two innings of one-hit relief, and CJ Robinson earned his 11th save of the season, striking out two in one perfect inning. Here's the allongeorgia.com recap.
Chris Paddack (2-0, 1.47) will take his turn in the rotation for the Hoppers tomorrow in the game three of the four-game series against the Braves. He was Miami's eighth round pick in 2015. He was 4-3 with a 2.18 ERA last season with the GCL Marlins at the rookie level.
In roster moves for Greensboro, pitchers Jeff Kinley and LJ Brewster were promoted to the team from the Gulf Coast League Marlins.
New York-Penn League (Short Season Class-A)
Batavia Muckdogs (0-1)
Patrick O'Reilly Hovis started for the Muckdogs and faced the minimum over five innings, allowing only a fifth inning single and shutting the Auburn Doubledays out while striking out two. His first post-Tommy John surgery start would net him a GameScore of 67, as he got 34-of-49 pitches over the plate. Unfortunately, the offense could only muster up a total of three singles, one each from left fielder Kris Goodman, right fielder Alex Fernandez, and designated hitter Taylor Munden. Relief pitcher Obed Diaz was the losing pitcher of record, after he allowed all three of Auburn's runs on five hits and a walk over 1.1 innings. Jordan Hillyer came on to pitch the final 1.2 innings, striking out three.
19-year-old Ryan McKay will take the hill for the Muckdogs in the season's second game, at 7PM tomorrow night. Miami's 11th round pick from the 2015 draft, he went 1-3 with a 4.14 ERA last season with the rookie-level Gulf Coast League.
Dominican Summer League (Rookie)
DSL Marlins (2-9)
The Marlins lost their ninth game in a row when the hosted the DSL Rays (1) on Friday morning by a final count of 5-1. Right fielder Anderson Castro went two-for-four with a stolen base, Luis Arcaya hit an RBI-double, and starting pitcher Gabriel Baez (1-1, 2.45) gave up three unearned runs on three hits and two walks over 4.2 innings. He struck out six Rays despite taking the loss. Miguel De Los Santos pitched 4.1 innings in relief and gave up two runs (one earned) on four hits, striking out two. The outing raised his ERA to a confoundingly good 0.87 for the season (over a total of 10.1 innings). Fielding was an issue, as shortstop Gerardo Nunez, third baseman Diego Brito, catcher Arcaya and first baseman Jhon Garcia all committed errors. The Marlins were on the verge of getting shut out, but squeezed a run out in the bottom of the ninth on two hits and an error.
Tomorrow, the Baby Fish will host the 10-1 DSL Astros (Blue) at 10:30AM.