DSL Marlins (5-21)
Dominican Summer League (Rookie-FRL)
Late on Tuesday morning, the 21-5 DSL Astros Blue defeated the DSL Marlins, 7-1.
Felipe Tejada (1-0, 3.32) started for the Astros, earning the win and allowing just three baserunners while striking out seven in five innings. His GameScore of 71 was nearly triple that of his Marlins counterpart, Miguel De Los Santos (0-2, 3.52), who racked up a 24 in the category. De Los Santos allowed six runs in three innings for the loss.
|Miguel De Los Santos (L, 0-2)||3.0||7||6||5||2||2||0||3.52|
The Astros scored four runs in the second inning, with the first two on a throwing error by Marlins' shortstop Ronal Reynoso. Jose Miguel Hernandez hit an RBI-single, followed by an Alfredo Angarita RBI-double. They tacked on two more in the third, on a Samir Caraballo two-RBI single.
The Marlins only prevented a shutout with an unearned run in the seventh inning, on a throwing error, a wild pitch, and a Enmanuel Rodriguez RBI-groundout. The Blue squad reestablished their sixth run lead in the eighth, on a Ronny Jimenez RBI-double.
Tomorrow, the DSL Marlins will play the Astros Blue squad again, as the visiting team.
Batavia Muckdogs (4-15)
New York-Penn League (Class-A Short Season)
Tuesday night, the Muckdogs dropped a 5-1 home decision to the 9-10 Brooklyn Cyclones at Dwyer Stadium, in front of 591 die-hard fans.
The Muckdogs scored their lone run early, when Corey Bird bunted safely to lead off the game, advanced to second on a Nabil Crismatt wild pitch, took third on an Eric Gutierrez sacrifice fly, and scored on another Crismatt wild pitch. Unfortunately for the good guys, it was the only run they could muster, totaling just four hits for the game.
The Cyclones got on the board in the fifth inning, on a Hengelbert Rojas RBI-groundout, then scored again in the sixth to take the lead on a Blake Tiberi sacrifice fly. Brooklyn added a run in the eighth on a Jacob Zanon sacrifice fly, then scored two more in the ninth on two more sacrifice flies, by Arnaldo Berrios and Nick Sergakis.
Ryan McKay started for the Muckdogs, giving up only an unearned run in five innings of work, getting 42-of-73 pitches into the zone and finishing with a GameScore of 55. Connor Bach (0-2, 9.31) lost by issuing three walks and giving up a run in a third of an inning in relief.
|Connor Bach (L, 0-2)||0.1||0||1||1||3||0||0||9.31|
The Muckdogs will try to salvage one-game-in-three when they and the Cyclones close out the series, tomorrow at 7:05PM with Sam Perez (0-1, 3.86) taking the hill. Perez, a 21-year-old right-handed pitcher, was Miami's fifth round selection here in the 2016 draft out of Missouri State. He's only allowed five baserunners in his first seven innings of professional ball.
Greensboro Grasshoppers (48-35)
South Atlantic League (Single-A)
The Grasshoppers defeated the visiting 42-40 West Virginia Power, 2-1 at NewBridge Bank Park with 3,938 in attendance on Tuesday night for their sixth win in a row.
Pitching was the name of the game for both teams, as both staffs combined to allow only six hits in total. Chuck Weaver (9-4, 2.37) started and won for the Hoppers, earning a 68 GameScore in six innings, allowing two hits, two walks, one earned run, and striking out three. He got 47-of-79 pitches over the plate. Bret Helton (4-6, 3.81) started and lost for the Power, and allowed two earned runs on four hits and two walks whiles striking out seven. CJ Robinson pitched a perfect ninth for his 15th save of the season for Greensboro.
|Chuck Weaver (W, 9-4)||6.0||2||1||1||2||3||0||2.37|
|Jeff Kinley (H, 1)||2.0||0||0||0||1||2||0||2.70|
|CJ Robinson (S, 15)||1.0||0||0||0||0||1||0||1.86|
Greensboro got on the board in the first inning, when Anfernee Seymore walked, stole second, then scored on a Josh Naylor single into right field for a 1-0 lead.
The Power tied it in the fourth, when Logan Ratledge singled, stole second, took third on a Carlos Munoz single, and scored on a Ryan Nagle sacrifice fly. The Grasshoppers took their lead back right away and held onto it, with an Aaron Blanton RBI-double in the bottom of the frame to score Justin Twine.
The Hoppers will host the third and final game of the series with the Power, tomorrow starting at 12:30 in the afternoon. LJ Brewster (3-2, 5.77) will start for Greensboro opposite Gage Hinsz (1-3, 4.02).
Jupiter Hammerheads (37-44)
Florida State League (Single-A Advanced)
The Hammerheads broke a four-game losing streak, beating the 37-44 Palm Beach Cardinals 4-1 in front of 833 fans at Roger Dean Stadium on Tuesday night.
Jeff Brigham (3-5, 4.82) started and won for Jupiter, with a 73 GameScore and 60-of-88 pitches over the plate. He allowed three hits and a walk, striking out seven and keeping the Cards scoreless through 5.2 innings. Jack Flaherty (2-6, 3.82) lost, allowing four earned runs on nine hits and a walk through five innings.
|Jeff Brigham (W, 3-5)||5.2||3||0||0||1||7||0||4.82|
|Andy Beltre (S, 1)||1.0||0||0||0||0||1||0||5.13|
The Hammerheads got on the board first in the second inning, on an Avery Romero RBI-groundout, then scored two more in the third on RBI-singles from James Roberts and Brad Haynal. The onslaught continued in the fourth, when Chris Hoo hit his first home run of the season, a solo shot.
The Cardinals avoided a shutout with a Casey Grayson RBI-double in the eighth inning, but it was just too little too late.
The Hammerheads will host the Cardinals again tomorrow night in the rubber game of the three-game series starting at 6:30PM. Scott Squier (0-0, 6.92) will start against Junior Fernandez (0-0, -.--)
Jacksonville Suns (35-47)
Southern League (Double-A)
The Suns defeated the 44-37 Biloxi Shuckers on Tuesday, with 1,865 in attendance at MGM Park in the second game of the five game series. The Shuckers and Suns have now split the first two contests.
Jacksonville scored first, on a Garrett Weber first inning RBI-single, and Biloxi answered with a Javier Betancourt RBI-double in the third. The Suns took the lead for good in the fifth, when Yefri Perez stole his 38th base of the season then took home on an error by opposing third baseman Gabriel Noriega.
The Suns scored two insurance runs in the sixth, on a throwing error by Shuckers catcher Jacob Nottingham, and a Yefri Perez RBI-double. Biloxi finished the game with four errors. Coincidentally, the Suns didn't make any.
Patrick Johnson (4-4, 3.84) started for Jacksonville and earned a victory by giving up just the one run in six innings, on four hits while striking out six. He had 57-of-86 pitches in the zone and finished with a 71 GameScore. Taylor Jungmann (0-1, 5.00) lost by giving up six walks and three hits in five innings, somehow for only two runs.
|Patrick Johnson (W, 4-4)||6.0||4||1||1||0||6||0||3.84|
|Tyler Kinley (H, 2)||1.0||0||0||0||0||1||0||2.22|
|Ryan Chaffee (H, 4)||1.0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1.59|
|Drew Steckenrider (S, 3)||1.0||0||0||0||0||2||0||1.96|
Tomorrow at 7:10PM, the two teams will face off for game three. Eric Jokisch (0-0, 0.00) (recently demoted from the Zephyrs) will get the start. Wei-Chung Wang (3-3, 3.75) will start for the Shuckers.
New Orleans Zephyrs (39-44)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
The 46-40 Round Rock Express shutout the Zephyrs, 8-0 at Zephyr Field with 2,881 fans watching. Yohander Mendez (1-0, 0.00) pitched five shutout innings for the win, giving up three walks and three hits while striking out seven. Asher Wojciechowski (2-3, 6.30) was less impressive, allowing seven runs in 2.2 innings on seven hits and two walks. Although he did get 44-of-75 pitches over the plate, he finished with a impressive (for the wrong reasons) GameScore of 1 (one).
|Asher Wojciechowski (L, 2-3)||2.2||7||7||6||2||2||3||6.30|
I don't think you really want to read too much into the how, so lets just say that the Express tattooed Wojciechowski for seven runs on seven hits, including three home runs. We'll just hope that Asher grows from this experience.
Tomorrow at 7PM, the Zephyrs will host the Express for the rubber game in this three-game series. Kendry Flores (1-2, 3.53) gets the ball for New Orleans. Jimmy Reyes (0-0, 3.56) will start for Round Rock.
Tyler Bremer was assigned to the Suns from the Zephyrs.
The Suns activated Ivan Pineyro from the 7-day DL.
LHP Justin Langley was released from Batavia. He appeared in four games with them this season, and allowed nine runs in six innings with a WHIP of 2.500.