GCL Marlins (5-5)
Gulf Coast League (Rookie)
On Monday morning, the GCL Marlins hosted the 5-5 GCL Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium, and dropped a 4-1 decision.
Jarred Cosart (0-1, 6.00) started for the rookie team on a rehab assignment, and took the loss by allowing two earned runs on five hits in three innings. Alvaro Seijas (2-0, 1.50) earned the victory for the Cards, pitching six innings of one-run ball.
|Jarred Cosart (L, 0-1)||3.0||5||2||2||0||1||0||6.00|
The Cardinals struck right away, scoring a run on first inning singles from Delvin Perez, Stefan Trosclair, and Irving Wilson. The Marlins answered in the bottom of the inning, on singles from Mathew Brooks and Walker Olis, followed by a James Nelson sacrifice fly to make the score 1-1.
In the top of the second, Dennis Ortega led off with a triple, and scored on the next play, an Andy Young groundout. Neither team threatened again until the top of the eighth inning, when the Cardinals scored twice more on a Dennis Ortega RBI-single and a Galvi Moscat wild pitch.
After taking tomorrow off, the GCL Marlins will visit the 5-4 GCL Nationals for a noontime matchup.
DSL Marlins (5-20)
Dominican Summer League (Rookie-FRL)
This morning at 10:30AM, the DSL Marlins hosted and lost to the 8-17 DSL Rays1, 12-2.
George Soriano started for the Marlins, and pitched five strong innings of one-run ball, striking out five and allowing four hits. Luis Wilmore (0-1, 27.00) relieved him in the sixth, and, failing to retire a batter, took the loss when he gave up two walks followed by a two-run homer. Cristopher Sanchez (1-1, 4.95) earned the win for the Rays1, allowing two earned runs in five innings.
|Luis Wilmore (BS, 1)(L, 0-1)||0.0||1||3||3||2||0||1||27.00|
The Rays scored a run in the second on a Jonathan Aranda RBI-single, and were answered in turn by the Marlins, who brought one home in the third on a Felix Arosemena groundout. The Marlins took a 2-1 lead in the fifth inning on an Arosemena sacrifice fly.
The Marlins lead was short lived. The top of the sixth would see Luis Wilmore walk Gioser Tejada, throw a wild pitch, balk, throw another wild pitch to score Tejada, walk Luis Leon, and give up a two run homer to Ronaldo Hernandez. After Wiimore was relieved by Jonaiker Villalobos, the Rays scored four more runs, two on a fielding error by shortstop Ronal Reynoso, one on a Jose Torrealba RBI-double, and one more on an RBI-groundout from Yunior Martinez.
The Rays added a run in the seventh on a Santiago Rincon RBI-single, then three more in the eighth on a Yeremin Lara wild pitch and a two-RBI double from Moises Cabrera.
Tomorrow morning at 10:30AM, the Marlins will play the DSL Astros Blue (20-5).
Batavia Muckdogs (4-14)
New York-Penn League (Class-A Short Season)
The Muckdogs opened a three-game series against the 8-10 Brooklyn Cyclones on Monday evening in front of 2,176 at Dwyer Stadium with a 5-1 loss.
Brooklyn opened the game with a pair of runs in the first inning, on an Ali Sanchez two-RBI single, then added a run each in the second and the third on a Dale Burdick RBI-single and a Colby Woodmansee (1) solo homer, respectively.
Batavia got on the board in the fifth on a Merandy Gonzalez wild pitch, but Brooklyn reestablished their four run lead with a Gene Cone RBI-single in the sixth.
Reilly Hovis (1-2, 5.60) lost for the Dogs, allowing four earned runs in four innings on seven hits and a walk. He got 44-of-68 pitches over the plate and finished with a 31 GameScore. On the plus side, Parker Bugg pitched two innings of perfect relief for Batavia. Merandy Gonzalez (2-0, 2.21) struck out nine Muckdogs in seven innings for the Cyclones, allowing only an unearned run on two hits and finishing with a GameScore of 74.
|Reilly Hovis (L, 1-2)||4.0||7||4||4||1||1||1||5.60|
Tomorrow, Sam Perez (0-1, 3.86) will get his turn in the rotation against these same Cyclones, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05PM.
Greensboro Grasshoppers (47-35)
South Atlantic League (Class-A)
Aaron Blanton hit a three-run walkoff homer as the Grasshoppers defeated the 42-39 West Virginia Power, 5-2 on Monday night. 9,559 were in attendance at NewBridge Bank Park in the first game of the three-game series.
The Hoppers had tied it at two runs apiece in the bottom half of the seventh inning on a Roy Morales two-run double which scored Isael Soto and Josh Naylor.
West Virginia opened the scoring in the top half of the sixth with a Daniel Arribas RBI-triple, and doubled their lead in the seventh with a Mitchell Tolman RBI-double.
Cody Poteet earned a GameScore of 62 for the Grasshoppers, allowing four walks and two hits in five innings, striking out four and holding the Power scoreless. He was matched on the other side of the boxscore by Dario Agrazal, who earned a GameScore of 63, allowing two earned runs on six hits over 6.1 innings, striking out three. Each starter threw 85 pitches, with Agrazal getting 58 in the strikezone and Poteet getting 48.
|Kyle Keller (W, 2-0)||2.0||1||0||0||1||2||0||1.23|
Tomorrow in game two of the series, Chuck Weaver (8-4, 2.44) will take the hill against Bret Helton (4-5, 3.87) starting at 7PM.
Jupiter Hammerheads (36-44)
Florida State League (Class-A Advanced)
The Jupiter Hammerheads came up just short in their comeback attempt against the Palm Beach Cardinals (37-43), scoring all of their runs in the last two innings of a 5-4 setback to the visiting club. 5,619 were on hand at Roger Dean Stadium for the fourth of July matchup.
Dillon Peters (6-6, 3.18) lost for the Hammerheads, allowing two earned runs on seven hits in 4.2 innings. He walked one batter and struck out four, getting 57-of-85 of his offerings over the plate and finishing with a 50 GameScore. Austin Gomber (6-6, 3.16) earned the win for the Cards, striking out nine in 7.2 innings, and holding Jupiter to two runs on five hits and two walks.
|Dillon Peters (L, 6-6)||4.2||7||2||2||1||4||0||3.18|
|Esmerling De La Rosa||2.0||4||2||2||1||4||0||3.38|
Palm Beach took an early lead, scoring twice in the first on a Thomas Spitz two-run double. The Cardinals added a run in the seventh to make it 3-0 on a Cole Lankford RBI-single.
The Hammerheads started mounting a comeback in the bottom half of the eighth, scoring a pair of runs on a John Norwood (7) two-run homer. Palm Beach scored again in their half of the ninth to make it 4-2, on an Andrew Brodbeck RBI-triple.
In the bottom half of the ninth, the Hammerheads decided to make it interesting. Taylor Ard drew a walk, then Avery Romero followed with an RBI-double. After a Brad Haynal line out, Chris Hoo knocked Romero in with a single into left field. The rally came up short after Brian Schales and Jeremias Pineda grounded out to end the game.
Jeff Brigham (2-5, 5.28) will start tomorrow nights game against Jack Flaherty (2-5, 3.58), starting at 6:30PM.
Jacksonville Suns (34-47)
Southern League (Double-A)
The Suns dropped a 5-1 decision on Monday night to the Biloxi Shuckers (44-36) in front of 5,821 at MGM Park.
Hunter Adkins (1-3. 6.17) started and lost for Jacksonville, giving up five earned runs in five innings, striking out three and allowing nine hits. He had 58-of-80 pitches in the strikezone and closed with a GameScore of just 28. Brooks Hall (3-1, 4.11) earned the win for the Shuckers, allowing a single earned run in 6.1 innings, striking out four and allowing four hits.
|Hunter Adkins (L, 1-3)||5.0||9||5||5||0||3||2||6.17|
Biloxi scored a run in the second on a Javier Betancourt RBI-single to take a lead they would not relinquish. Tyrone Taylor (5) would smack a three-run shot in the fifth inning, followed three batters later by Garrett Cooper (4), who would collect a solo shot for a 5-0 lead.
Alex Glenn hit an RBI-single in the seventh inning to prevent the Suns from getting shut out, but that's all Jacksonville could muster. The team combined for only five hits in the game.
Tomorrow at 8:10PM, the two teams will play game two of the five-game series. Patrick Johnson (3-4, 4.05) will get the start against Biloxi's Taylor Jungmann (0-0, 9.00).
New Orleans Zephyrs (39-43)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
6,241 witnessed the New Orleans Zephyrs defeat the Round Rock Express, 3-2 at Zephyr Field on Independence Day.
Chris Narveson pitched six innings of one-hit ball for the Zeps, striking out five and walking only one. He got 47-of-80 pitches over the plate, and earned a GameScore of 77. Kyle Lohse (3-5, 5.06) started and lost for the Express, allowing three earned runs in seven innings, striking out six while giving up five hits and a walk.
|Chris Reed (W, 2-4)||1.0||1||2||1||2||1||0||3.40|
|Cody Ege (S, 5)||2.0||1||0||0||1||0||0||3.73|
The two clubs matched zeroes through six innings, before Round Rock took the first lead of the game with two runs. Delino DeShields scored on a throwing error by catcher Carlos Corporan, and Hanser Alberto scored a moment later on another error, by first baseman Xavier Scruggs.
The Zephyrs also scored all of their runs in the seventh, on a Destin Hood two-run homer (13) and a Matt Juengel (5) solo shot.
Tomorrow night, Asher Wojciechowski (2-2, 4.94) will get the start with the first pitch scheduled for 7PM.
Jarred Cosart joined the GCL Marlins from the Zephyrs for a rehab assignment.
Tyler Kinley was assigned to the Suns from the Zephyrs.
Yefri Perez was optioned from Miami back to the Suns.
James Roberts was assigned to the Hammerheads from the Suns.
Jose Velez was assigned to the GCL Marlins from the Hammerheads.
Jupiter placed Justin Bohn on the seven-day DL.
Alejando Mateo and Chad Smith were assigned from the GCL Marlins to the Muckdogs.
Michael Mertz, Preston Guillory, and Remey Reed were assigned to the GCL Marlins.
Justin Cohen was moved from the 7-day DL to the 60-day DL.