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Miami's farm system went 2-5 in action on this fourth of July.

Destin Hood hit his 13th home run of the season in New Orleans win over the Round Rock Express on July 4th.
Destin Hood hit his 13th home run of the season in New Orleans win over the Round Rock Express on July 4th.
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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.

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jarred Cosart (L, 0-1) 3.0 5 2 2 0 1 0 6.00
Joel Effertz 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Colby Suggs 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 16.20
RJ Peace 2.0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
Gavli Moscat 1.0 2 2 2 0 0 0 6.00
Eliezer Cuello 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.60

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.

Player POS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Mathew Brooks DH 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .281
Walker Olis CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .333
James Nelson 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .306
Branden Berry 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .316
Terry Bennett LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235
Mike Garzillo 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Yefry Reyes SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .130
Gunner Pollman C 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .313
Sleyter Soto RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .556

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.

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
George Soriano 5.0 4 1 1 0 5 0 4.50
Luis Wilmore (BS, 1)(L, 0-1) 0.0 1 3 3 2 0 1 27.00
Jonaiker Villalobos 2.0 6 5 4 1 3 0 3.78
Yeremin Lara 2.0 3 3 2 1 2 0 6.00

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.

Player POS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Felix Arosemena 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .268
Ezequiel Alfonzo 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .231
Jhon Garcia C 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267
Anderson Castro RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .211
Wiklerman Rasquin CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .217
David Sacaria 1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .196
Enmanuel Rodriguez LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .067
Jose Vilera DH 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239
Ronal Reynoso SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .172

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.

Player POS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Corey Bird CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238
Samuel Castro SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .217
Eric Gutierrez 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
JJ Gould 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .222
Aaron Knapp RF 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .325
Jhonny Santos LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .227
Isaiah White DH 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .293
David Gauntt C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .100
Rony Cabrera 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .340

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.

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Reilly Hovis (L, 1-2) 4.0 7 4 4 1 1 1 5.60
Chevis Hoover 3.0 2 1 1 2 2 0 2.45
Parker Bugg 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7.50

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.

Player POS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Anfernee Seymour SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .264
Zach Sullivan CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244
Josh Naylor 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .254
Angel Reyes DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .302
Kyle Barrett PR-DH 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283
Isael Soto RF 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .248
Roy Morales C 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 .303
Aaron Blanton 3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 .181
Casey Soltis LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
Giovanny Alfonzo 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .171

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.

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Cody Poteet 5.0 2 0 0 4 4 0 3.20
Ryley MacEachern 2.0 3 2 2 1 2 0 8.31
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.

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Dillon Peters (L, 6-6) 4.2 7 2 2 1 4 0 3.18
James Buckelew 2.1 1 1 1 2 1 0 2.79
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.

Player POS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Jeremias Pineda CF 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .264
James Roberts SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250
John Norwood RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 .264
Dexter Kjerstad LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .231
Taylor Ard 1B 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .230
Rehiner Cordova PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
Avery Romero 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .233
Brad Haynal DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242
Chris Hoo C 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .246
Junior Sosa PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .208
Brian Schales 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .215

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.

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hunter Adkins (L, 1-3) 5.0 9 5 5 0 3 2 6.17
Tim Berry 2.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 9.28
Tyler Higgins 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.14

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.

Player POS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Yefri Perez CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .254
Austin Dean LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248
Tim Berry P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Garrett Weber PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .191
Tyler Higgins P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
JT Riddle SS 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .252
Brian Anderson 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .185
Alex Glenn RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .407
Chris Curley 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239
Peter Mooney 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .282
Francisco Arcia C 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259
Hunter Adkins P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125
Ronnie Mitchell PH-LF 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265

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.

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Chris Narveson 6.0 1 0 0 1 5 0 2.95
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.

Player POS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Robert Andino SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264
Don Kelly 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .233
Xavier Scruggs 1B 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .285
Destin Hood LF 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 .253
Matt Juengel DH 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 .247
Isaac Galloway RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .258
Carlos Corporan C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .158
Austin Nola 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244
Kenny Wilson CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .216

Tomorrow night, Asher Wojciechowski (2-2, 4.94) will get the start with the first pitch scheduled for 7PM.

All Transactions

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.