GCL Marlins (5-3)
Gulf Coast League (Rookie-FRL)
Saturday morning at 11AM, the GCL Marlins handed the GCL Astros a 12-4 loss at Osceola County Stadium.
Jeremy Ovalle started and allowed one earned run in three innings, and Humberto Mejia (1-0, 0.00) earned the win, going five innings and giving up three unearned runs, striking out four. Jorge Guzman (0-1, 15.43) lost for the 2-6 Astros, giving up four earned runs in 1.1 innings.
|Humberto Mejia (W, 1-0)||5.0||3||3||0||2||4||0||0.00|
The Astros struck first, scoring the first run of the game in the bottom of the second on a Joan Mauricio RBI-single. They added two more to take a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth, on a Reiny Beltre RBI-double and a another Mauricio RBI-single.
The Marlins came back in the top half of the fifth, taking the lead for good with five runs. Jarrett Rindfleisch and Terry Bennett drew walks, Marcos Rivera was hit by a pitch, then Rindfleisch scored on a Mathew Brooks walk. Astros management replaced pitcher Cristian Javier with Jorge Guzman, who promptly gave up a grand slam to Zachary Daly for a 5-3 Marlins lead.
The Marlins tacked on two more in the sixth inning with a Luis Pintor RBI-double and Brooks RBI-single for a 7-3 lead. The Astros put their fourth run on the board in the bottom half of the frame on a Reiny Beltre RBI-single.
The Marlins would put five more runs on the board in the eighth, batting around the order. They scored their runs on a Brooks two-RBI double, an RBI-groundout by Daly, a Sean Reynolds RBI-single, and a Branden Berry RBI-double.
Before the game, catcher Alex Jones joined the club. The Marlins will stay on the road for a matchup tomorrow at 10AM against the GCL Mets.
DSL Marlins (5-19)
Dominican Southern League (Rookie)
The DSL Marlins dropped a 3-1 decision to the DSL Rays1 (7-17) this morning in Dominican Summer League action.
The Marlins got on the board first, scoring their run on a Felix Arosemena RBI-single in the top of the third. The Rays scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth on RBI-singles from Luis Leon and Jose Torrealba, and a Moises Cabrera RBI-groundout.
Edin Liriano (0-3, 4.10) started and lost for the Marlins, giving up three earned runs in five innings, striking out four. Edison Suriel pitched three hitless innings in relief, also striking out four batters. Daniel Pilar (2-1, 3.13) won for the Rays, giving up three hits and one run in five innings of work.
|Edin Liriano (L, 0-3)||5.0||6||3||3||1||4||0||4.10|
The Marlins and Rays1 will take the day off tomorrow, and play again at 10:30 in the morning on Monday.
Batavia Muckdogs (4-12) vs.
New York-Penn League (Class-A Short Season)
The Williamsport Crosscutters (9-7) defeated the Muckdogs by a 4-1 final on Saturday night in BB&T Ballpark with 1,639 in attendance. MILB.COM recap.
Batavia managed to take a lead in the first, on a leadoff Corey Bird double, a wild pitch by Williamsport pitcher Julian Garcia, and an Eric Gutierrez RBI-groundout, but only collected three more hits in the game. Gutierrez had earlier in the day joined the team from the GCL Marlins, where he went three-for-five with a double, a homer, and three RBI in a single game.
The Crosscutters tied it in the second on a Jose Antequera RBI-groundout, then took the lead in the fifth on a Juan Luis (2) solo home run. They tacked on insurance runs in the sixth on a bases loaded HBP by Ty Provencher and an eighth inning throwing error by Muckdogs shortstop Samuel Castro.
Javier Garcia (0-1, 3.86) lost for Batavia, allowing two earned runs in 4.2 innings, striking out three. Ty Provencher struck out three in 1.1 innings. Carlos Indriago (1-0, 0.00) earned the win for the Cutters, pitching four perfect innings and striking out four.
|Javier Garcia (L, 0-1)||4.2||4||2||2||2||3||1||3.86|
Batavia will send Travis Neubeck (1-0, 1.80) to the hill for a turn tomorrow at 7:05PM, against Williamsport's Adonis Medina (2-0, 0.00). The Muckdogs will be trying to salvage a game as the three-game series closes out.
Greensboro Grasshoppers (45-35)vs.
South Atlantic League (Class-A)
The Grasshoppers won their third straight game on Saturday night, winning a 9-2 decision against the Lakewood BlueClaws (33-46) in front of 5,121 at FirstEnergy Park. MILB.COM recap
Steven Farnworth (3-3, 3.31) started and earned the win for Greensboro, going six innings and allowing only two baserunners, on a hit and a walk. Drew Anderson (1-3, 3.38) lost for Lakewood, allowing seven earned runs to Greensboro in 4.2 innings.
|Steven Farnworth (W, 3-3)||6.0||1||1||1||1||2||1||3.31|
Lakewood opened the scoring in the bottom of the second on a leadoff Damek Tomscha (4) home run, but Greensboro evened it up in the top of the fourth on a Angel Reyes RBI-single.
The Hoppers would take the lead for good in the fifth, scoring six runs on Anderson. Zach Sullivan hit a two-RBI single, then Reyes collected four RBI with one swing, parking the ball over the left field wall for his fourth round-tripper of the season. Casey Soltis added a two-RBI triple in the eighth to make it 9-1.
Grenny Cumana hit an RBI-double in the bottom of the ninth, but the comeback was stopped short when Kinley struck out the last two batters.
The Grasshoppers will try to complete a four-game sweep tomorrow at 7:05PM with Justin Jacome (0-1, 2.97) on the hill. He'll be taking on Tyler Gilbert (4-6, 4.14).
Jupiter Hammerheads (36-42) vs.
Florida State League (Class-A Advanced)
The Fort Myers Miracle defeated the Jupiter Hammerheads, 10-1 at CenturyLink Sports Complex in front of 1,522 on Saturday night. MILB.COM recap.
The Miracle scored early and often, earning at least a run in seven of the eight innings in which they batted. Trey Varva hit a sacrifice fly in the first to open the scoring, Edgar Corcino (5) hit a leadoff shot in the second, then AJ Murray (1) hit a solo homer of his own in the third. Fort Myers doubled their lead in the fourth on a Tanner Witt two-RBI double and a Brian Navarreto RBI-single.
In the sixth inning, the Hammerheads finally got on the board, with a John Norwood RBI-double, but the Miracle still didn't let up, scoring two in the bottom of the frame on a Brian Navarreto RBI-groundout and a TJ White RBI-single. They scored in the seventh on a Joe Maloney RBI-single and in the eighth on a Nick Gordon RBI-triple.
Michael Mader (3-5, 4.19) lost for Jupiter, giving up six earned runs in the first four innings, while Randy LeBlanc (2-2, 4.33) earned the victory for the Miracle.
|Michael Mader (L, 3-5)||4.0||7||6||6||1||3||2||4.19|
Luis Castillo (5-3, 2.50) will take a crack at the Miracle tomorrow, trying to save one-of-three to close the series. Tyler Jay (5-5, 3.02) will be his opposing counterpart.
Jacksonville Suns (33-46) vs.
Southern League (Double-A)
After losing the first three games of the five-game series, the Jacksonville Suns squeezed a 7-2 win out of the Tennessee Smokies (34-45) with 4,121 in attendance at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. MILB.COM recap.
Matt Tomshaw (1-1, 5.00) won, striking out five in five innings while allowing one earned run on four hits. He got 37 of his 50 pitches into the strikezone, earning a GameScore of 64. Brad Markey (6-4, 2.78) started and lost for the Smokies, allowing five earned runs on six hits and three walks in four innings.
|Matt Tomshaw (W, 1-1)||5.0||4||1||1||0||5||0||5.00|
Tennessee led off with a run in the first, on an Ian Happ single, but the Suns came back with two in the bottom of the inning on an Alex Glenn two-RBI single.
Jacksonville scored three more times in the third, on a Ronnie Mitchell (1) leadoff homer and an Alex Glenn (1) two run shot. The Suns capitalized on control issues from Smokies relief pitcher Josh Conway, as Austin Dean, JT Riddle, Alex Glenn and Peter Mooney all drew walks to make it 6-1.
Tennessee got one back in the sixth with a Victor Caratini RBI-groundout, then the Suns turned it around and got an Austin Dean RBI-single to make it 7-2.
Jake Esch (7-6, 4.25) will start for the Suns tomorrow night at 6:05PM as the two teams close out the series. The Smokies will send Tyler Skulina (3-6, 4.83 to the mound.
New Orleans Zephyrs (37-43) vs.
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
The Colorado Springs Sky Sox (41-38) continue to have their way with the Zephyrs, winning their third in a row over this four game series, 8-6 at Security Service Field in front of 2,748. MILB.COM recap.
Dylan Axelrod pitched a strong six innings, giving up two runs on four hits. Tyler Kinney (0-2, 8.31) allowed five runs in 0.2 innings of relief. David Goforth (2-1, 3.55) got the win for the Sox.
|Tyler Kinley (BS, 2)(L, 0-2)||0.2||2||5||0||2||1||0||8.31|
New Orleans scored first, on a Don Kelly RBI-groundout in the first inning, then added an Adrian Nieto RBI-single in the fourth and a Xavier Scruggs (8) homer in the fifth.
The Sky Sox started their comeback in the sixth, with RBI-singles from Josmil Pinto and Michael Reed, then scored five in the seventh on another Pinto RBI-single, followed by a bases loaded walk by Tyler Kinley and a bases clearing double from Manny Pina.
Colorado Springs added their eighth run in the eighth on a Nate Orf RBI-groundout. The Zephyrs struck for three in the ninth on a Scruggs two-RBI single and a Carlos Corporan RBI-groundout, but the game ended when Tomas Telis grounded out.
Tomorrow, the Zephyrs and the Sky Sox will close out their series at 9:05PM. Jeremy Guthrie (4-5, 6.65) will pitch for New Orleans against Josh Hader (0-2, 4.50).