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Fish Farm Report: And Your Bird Can Sing

Corey Bird collected three RBI for the Muckdogs as Batavia strung together a two-game winning streak. Plus seven other Marlins minor league contests.

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Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)

New Orleans Zephyrs (36-40)

The Zephyrs and the Redbirds (37-40) played through a 41-minute rain delay to a 4-3 Memphis victory in AutoZone Park on Monday night.

Jose Urena started for New Orleans, pitching 4.2 shutout innings before giving way to Craig Breslow (0-3, 7.91). Breslow took the loss, going 2.1 innings and giving up four earned runs on five hits and a walk. John Brebbia (1-2, 10.80) earned the win for the Redbirds.

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jose Urena 4.2 3 0 0 2 1 0 4.20
Craig Breslow (L, 0-3, 7.91) 2.1 5 4 4 1 2 1 7.91
Raudel Lazo 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.08

New Orleans struck first, on a Austin Nola RBI-groundout in the second and a Nola solo home run (4) in the sixth. Memphis tied it in the bottom of the sixth on RBI-singles from Alberto Rosario and Breyvic Valera. The Redbirds added two more in the seventh on a David Washington two-run homer to make it 4-2.

The Zeps tried to get something going in their half of the ninth, drawing two walks before Don Kelly hit an RBI-single, then the Redbirds called on Miguel Socolovich, who struck out Xavier Scruggs and Destin Hood before getting Matt Juengel to ground out to end the threat.

Player POS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Robert Andino SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .252
Don Kelly 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 .240
Xavier Scruggs LF 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .281
Destin Hood RF 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .252
Matt Juengel 3B 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .244
Tomas Telis C 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .314
Isaac Galloway CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .254
Austin Nola 2B 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 .240
Raudel Lazo P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Jose Urena P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Craig Breslow P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Elliot Soto 2B 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .218

Yesterday, the Marlins optioned RHP Nefi Ogando to the Zephyrs.

Tomorrow, the Zephyrs will play Memphis again at 8:05PM.

Southern League (Double-A)

Jacksonville Suns (32-43)

The Suns led through five and a half innings, then allowed two in the bottom of the sixth and final frame of a rain-condensed contest on Monday night in Trustmark Park to the 37-37 Mississippi Braves, 2-1.

Sean Newcomb (4-4, 3.78) earned a complete game victory by going the distance and giving up one run on six hits and striking out six Suns. Jake Esch (7-6, 4.25) allowed two earned runs on five hits and four walks in 5.2 innings for the loss.

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jake Esch (L, 7-6) 5.2 5 2 2 4 2 0 4.25
Sean Donatello 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.83

Jacksonville struck in the top of the third on a Yefri Perez RBI-single. Esch held the Braves scoreless until the final inning, when he gave up a two-RBI single to Carlos Franco.

Player POS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Yefri Perez CF 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255
Ronnie Mitchell RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .250
Austin Dean LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .252
Chris Curley 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247
Brian Anderson 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .189
Garrett Weber 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .176
James Roberts SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .231
Sean Donatello P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Cam Maron C 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .340
Jake Esch P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500
JT Riddle SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .251


Jacksonville will get the day off tomorrow before taking on the Tennessee Smokies on Wednesday. The first pitch is scheduled for 12:05PM, and Hunter Adkins (1-1, 5.91) is slated to start opposite Jen-Ho Tseng (3-3, 2.98).

Florida State League (Class-A Advanced)

Jupiter Hammerheads (33-40)

The St. Lucie Mets (37-35) destroyed the Jupiter Hammerheads by a 17-0 blitzkreig in Roger Dean Stadium on Monday night. The lone bright spot for Hammerheads pitching was Ben Holmes, who pitched 3.1 perfect innings and struck out five in relief. The other four pitchers gave up 17 earned runs in 5.2 innings on 21 hits and three walks. Michael Mader (3-4, 3.59) took the loss. Ricky Knapp of St. Lucie (7-4, 1.94) pitched seven shutout innings of four-hit ball, striking out five and earning the victory.

Player POS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Jeremias Pineda CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .233
Junior Sosa LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .220
John Norwood RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .255
Taylor Ard 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .234
Dexter Kjerstad DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .246
Avery Romero 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .172
Brian Schales 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .216
Arturo Rodriguez C 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241
Justin Bohn SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .215

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Michael Mader (L, 3-4) 0.2 4 4 4 1 2 0 3.59
Scott Squier 2.0 8 7 7 1 3 1 6.30
Ben Holmes 3.1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0.00
Travis Ballew 2.0 4 1 1 0 3 0 4.50
Jose Adames 1.0 5 5 5 1 2 0 6.03

Tomorrow, the Hammerheads will visit the Bradenton Pirates (41-31) at McKenchie Field starting at 6:30PM. Luis Castillo (5-3, 2.00) will get the start for Jupiter, and he'll face off against Jonathan Brubaker (0-1, 4.91).

South Atlantic League (Class-A)

Greensboro Grasshoppers (42-33)

The Grasshoppers defeated the Delmarva Shorebirds (43-31) by a 6-3 score in Arthur W. Perdue Stadium on Monday night.

Justin Jacome started for the Hoppers, and allowed two hits while striking out three in four innings. LJ Brewster (3-2, 5.91) earned the win, allowing one run on four hits in three innings. CJ Robinson earned his 13th save of the season, allowing only a walk in an otherwise perfect ninth inning.

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Justin Jacome 4.0 2 0 0 0 3 0 2.97
LJ Brewster (W, 3-2) 3.0 4 1 1 0 1 0 5.91
Ryley MacEachern 1.0 3 2 2 1 0 0 18.00
CJ Robinson (S, 13) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.08

The Hoppers struck first in the top of the third inning on an Aaron Blanton leadoff solo home run (4), then added four more on a Zach Sullivan RBI-single, a Casey Soltis RBI-ground rule double, and a two-RBI Anfernee Seymour triple.

The teams traded runs in the sixth on a Blanton groundout-RBI and a Yermin Mercedes RBI-single to make it 6-1 before the Shorebirds racked up two more in the bottom of the eighth on a Anfernee Seymour throwing error.

Player POS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Anfernee Seymour SS 5 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 .273
Justin Twine 2B 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260
Josh Naylor 1B 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .257
Angel Reyes DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .302
Roy Morales C 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .297
Isael Soto RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238
Zach Sullivan CF 3 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 .260
Casey Soltis LF 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 .146
Aaron Blanton 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 .144

Tomorrow, the Grasshoppers will take on the Shorebirds again, at 7:05PM.

New York-Penn League (Class-A Short Season)

Batavia Muckdogs (2-9)

After starting the season with nine losses in a row, the Muckdogs earned their second win in a row, taking the three-game series against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers (2-9), 11-5 in Eastwood Field.

Reilly Hovis (1-1, 4.61) earned the win, striking out four and allowing two earned runs on seven hits in five innings. Micah Miniard started and lost for the Scrappers, allowing five runs on four walks and four hits in 3.1 innings.

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Reilly Hovis (W, 1-1) 5.0 7 2 2 0 4 0 4.61
Shane Sawczak (H, 1) 2.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.86
Parker Bugg 2.0 2 3 3 0 2 0 15.00

Eight of Batavia's starting nine finished with hits, and the only one who didn't get a hit was Kris Goodman, who walked three times and finished with an RBI. Corey Bird hit two singles and a double for three RBI, while Jhonny Santos, Isaiah White, and Rony Cabrera collected two hits each.

Player POS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Corey Bird DH 6 0 3 1 0 0 3 0 0 .368
Samuel Castro SS 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143
Jhonny Santos RF 6 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .233
Kris Goodman 1B 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 .250
Isaiah White LF 4 3 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 .350
Aaron Knapp CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 .313
Pablo Garcia C 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .267
Rony Cabrera 3B 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .323
Mike Garzillo 2B 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 .286


The Muckdogs will start against the West Virginia Black Bears (6-5) tomorrow night at home. Ryan McKay (0-2, 5.68) will start for Batavia, against James Marvel (1-0, 3.72).

Dominican Summer League (Rookie)

DSL Marlins (5-14)

The Marlins completed a sweep of the DSL Athletics (7-13) with an 11-8 win on Monday morning, thanks mostly to a seven-run eighth inning.

Enmanuel Rodriguez collected three RBI, David Sacaria hit a single and two doubles with two RBI, Jose Vilera had three singles with as many RBI, and Anderson Castro had two singles for the Marlins.

Player POS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Felix Arosemena SS 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .268
Wiklerman Rasquin CF 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .254
Diego Brito 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .241
Enmanuel Rodriguez PR-3B 1 1 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 .133
Jhon Garcia C 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .265
David Sacaria DH 5 1 3 2 0 0 2 0 2 .286
Anderson Castro RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .197
Christian Capellan 1B 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .125
Ezequiel Castro 3B-2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .244
Jose Vilera LF 4 2 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 .269

Edin Liriano started and allowed four runs (three earned) over three innings, giving up eight hits and a walk. Edison Suriel (1-1, 3.46) earned the win, striking out six and allowing four walks in just 2.2 innings.

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Edin Liriano 3.0 8 4 3 1 2 0 3.80
Wandy Moya 3.1 3 3 3 1 2 0 11.00
Edison Suriel (W, 1-1) 2.2 1 1 1 4 6 0 3.46


Tomorrow at 10:30 in the morning, the DSL Marlins will host the DSL Dodgers (2) (10-9).

Gulf Coast League (Rookie)

GCL Marlins (2-2)

The respective GCL versions of the Marlins and the Astros (2-2) split a pair of seven-inning contests starting this morning at Roger Dean Stadium.

The Astros won the first game by a 4-0 final, as starter Cristian Javier (1-0, 0.00) struck out six in five scoreless innings to earn the win. He did walk five batters and give up two walks. Dariel Aquino earned his first save of the season by striking out three in two innings. For the Marlins, Joel Effertz, in a rehab start from the Grasshoppers, started and lasted just one inning, giving up a hit and striking one out. Edward Cabrera (0-1, 2.25) took the loss, giving up two runs (one earned) over four innings, allowing three hits and striking out two.

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Joel Effertz 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Edward Cabrera (L, 0-1) 4.0 3 2 1 0 2 0 2.25
Dustin Beggs 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 9.00
Mike King 0.2 1 1 1 2 1 0 13.50
Chad Smith 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 6.75

After matching zeroes for three innings, the Astros struck for a pair of runs on a Troy Sieber two-RBI single in the top of the fourth. They added another in the sixth on a Brody Westmoreland RBI-single and one more in the final frame on an Andy Pineda RBI-groundout.

Players POS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Mathew Brooks DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .300
Yefry Reyes 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .083
Sean Reynolds CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .286
Branden Berry 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .500
James Nelson 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .286
Terry Bennett LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .333
Jerett Rindfleisch C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250
Marcos Rivera SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .167
Sleyter Soto RF 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667

The Marlins got their payback in game two of the bill, scoring in each of the first four innings and defeating the Astros by a 10-3 final score.

The Fish scored three in the first on a Walker Olis RBI-double, an RBI-single by Branden Berry, and an RBI-groundout by James Nelson. In the second, they racked up a pair to make it 5-0 on a Berry RBI-groundout an a bases loaded walk issued to Zachary Daly by Luis Vasquez.

In the third inning, the Marlins scored four more on an Olis RBI-single, a Sean Reynolds two-RBI double, and a Berry RBI-double, then tacked on a 10th when Luis Pintor hit an RBI-single. The Astros answered with three in their half of the sixth, on a Randy Vasquez two-RBI triple and a wild pitch by Geral Silva.

Player POS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Mathew Brooks DH 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .286
Walker Olis RF 3 3 2 1 0 0 2 2 1 .583
Sean Reynolds CF 2 2 1 1 0 0 2 3 0 .333
Branden Berry 1B 5 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 .467
Zachary Daly LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 .077
James Nelson 3B 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .364
Gunner Pollman C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 .333
Marcos Rivera SS 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .133
Luis Pintor 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .500

Humberto Mejia started for the Marlins and pitched four innings, striking out two and allowing a hit and a walk, while Geral Silva (1-0, 13.50) earned the win, allowing three earned runs on three hits in two innings. Leovanny Rodriguez (0-1, 27.00) lost for the Astros, allowing five earned runs on four walks and three hits in 1.2 innings.

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Humberto Mejia 4.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0.00
Geral Silva (W, 1-0) 2.0 3 3 3 1 2 0 13.50
Aneury Osoria 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00

Tomorrow at noon, the GCL Mets (1-2) will visit the Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium.