GCL Marlins (6-5)
Gulf Coast League (Rookie)
The Marlins defeated the 6-5 GCL Nationals,12-7 this morning at the Carl Barger Baseball Complex.
The two teams combined for 33 hits, with the Marlins collecting 19. Manuel Rodriguez started for the Baby Fish, and allowed nine hits and four earned runs in 3.1 innings, collecting a GameScore of 29. Aneury Osoria (1-1, 10.80) won, but allowed five hits and a walk in just 1.2 innings. He did strike out three. Only Geral Silva, who struck out two in two perfect innings of relief, had what you might call an OK day. Ben Braymer (0-1, 10.80) lost for the Nats, allowing five earned runs in two innings.
|Aneury Osoria (W, 1-1)||1.2||5||1||1||1||3||0||10.80|
The Marlins got on the board first, scoring a run in the first on a Branden Berry single. The Nats evened the score in the bottom of the second on a Armond Upshaw single.
The Marlins woke up in the third, scoring seven runs in total. Berry walked a run in , James Nelson hit a three-run double, Marcos Rivera hit a two-run single, and Mathew Brooks hit an RBI-groundout to make the score 8-1, Fish.
The Nats chipped away starting in the bottom of the third, with a Davinson Pimentel RBI single, two in the fourth, with an Aldrem Corredor two-RBI single, and in the fifth, with a Branden Boggetto RBI-single to make it 8-5.
The Marlin squad started rebuilding some space starting in the sixth, with a James Nelson RBI-single, a Nelson two-RBI single in the seventh, and a Zachary Daly RBI-single in the eighth to give the Fish a 12-5 lead. The Nats scored two in the bottom of the ninth on a Boggetto single and a Juan Evangelista RBI-groundout, but Mike King induced Carter Kieboom to line out to end the game with runners on the corners.
Tomorrow at noon, the GCL Marlins will host the GCL Astros at Roger Dean Stadium.
DSL Marlins (6-21)
Dominican Summer League (Rookie-FRL)
The Dominican rookie Marlins defeated the 21-6 DSL Astros Blue team, 3-1 in action on Wednesday morning.
Gabriel Baez (2-1, 2.40) started for the Fish and allowed only an unearned run in 5.1 innings, on seven hits. Willi Garcia earned an 11-out save, giving up two hits and two walks over 3.2 innings.
|Gabriel Baez (W, 2-1)||5.1||7||1||0||0||1||0||2.40|
|Willi Garcia (S, 1)||3.2||2||0||0||2||1||0||1.00|
The Marlins scored all their runs in the fifth. Enmanuel Rodriguez started it out with a one-out single, followed by a Ronal Reynoso single and a Jose Vilera single to load the bases. Felix Arosemena drew a walk for the first RBI, followed by an Anderson Castro two-RBI single.
The Astros struck in the sixth. Jose Benjamin hit a dribbler back to Baez with Ronny Jimenez on second, and beat it out. Jimenez took home when Baez threw the ball away. That's all the offense the Astros could muster, despite putting 11 men on base.
The Marlins will host the 10-18 DSL Phillies tomorrow morning at 10:30.
Batavia Muckdogs (5-15)
New York-Penn League (Short Season Single-A)
673 were on hand at Dwyer Stadium to see the Batavia Muckdogs destroy the 9-11 Brooklyn Cyclones, 15-2.
Batavia started in the first inning, with a three-run JJ Gould homer to left field, then added three more in the second on an Aaron Knapp RBI-single and an Eric Gutierrez two-RBI double to make it 6-0. The Muckdogs scored three more runs in the fourth on a Corey Bird RBI-single and a Joseph Chavez two-RBI single.
The Cyclones mounted what amounted to an anemic comeback attempt in the fifth, scoring a pair of runs on a JJ Gould throwing error, but the Muckdogs scored two more in the sixth on an Eric Gutierrez homer, two more in the seventh on a Corey Bird RBI-groundout and a Gabriel Feliz wild pitch, and two more in the eighth on a Pablo Garcia RBI-groundout and a Kris Goodman RBI-single.
Jordan Holloway started for Batavia, earning a respectable GameScore of 61 by striking out seven in 4.2 innings, and allowing just two unearned runs on two hits and two walks. Erik Manoah (1-1, 6.52) lost for Brooklyn, giving up nine runs in 3.1 innings. Trenton Hill (1-0, 0.00) won for the Dogs, pitching 1.1 perfect innings of relief, striking out two.
|Trenton Hill (W, 1-0)||1.1||0||0||0||0||2||0||0.00|
The Batavia victory was their only in the three-game series versus the Cyclones. The Muckdogs get their first day off of the season thus far tomorrow night, followed by a three-game series against the Vermont Lake Monsters (10-10), starting Friday night at 7:05PM.
Greensboro Grasshoppers (49-35)
South Atlantic League (Single-A)
Greensboro completed a three-game sweep of the West Virginia Power (42-41) on Wednesday night, with their seventh win in a row overall, shutting out the Power, 3-0 in front of 3,016 at NewBridge Bank Park.
LJ Brewster (4-2, 5.11) allowed a hit and a walk over five shutout innings to earn the win. Marcus Crescentini and Jose Quijada pitched two shutout innings apiece, combining for five whiffs and only two baserunners to lock down the game.
|LJ Brewster (W, 4-2)||5.0||1||0||0||1||1||0||5.11|
|Marcus Crescentini (H, 1)||2.0||0||0||0||0||2||0||2.08|
|Jose Quijada (S, 2)||2.0||1||0||0||1||3||0||1.08|
A Justin Twine RBI-groundout and an Aaron Blanton two-run home run were all the offense the Grasshoppers would need, or get. Kyle Barrett was the only Hopper to collect multiple hits for the day, but was caught stealing the first time and picked off the second with an official TOOTBLAN.
With this series in the books, the 33-51 Kannapolis Intimidators are due in tomorrow night with a first pitch set for 7:05PM. Steven Farnworth (3-3, 3.31) will start for the Hoppers. The two clubs will play four, and eight times in total over the next 12 days.
Jupiter Hammerheads (38-44)
Florida State League (Single-A Advanced)
The Hammerheads defeated the 37-45 Palm Beach Cardinals, 4-0 with 1,643 in attendance at Roger Dean Stadium on Wednesday night.
Scott Squier (1-0, 5.00) earned the win by pitching five shutout innings of one-hit ball. He put 45-of-66 of his pitches over the plate for a 65 GameScore. Junior Fernandez (0-1, 6.00) lost by allowing all four earned runs in six innings, on nine hits.
|Scott Squier (W, 1-0)||5.0||1||0||0||2||1||0||5.00|
The Hammerheads scored a pair in the bottom of the first inning, when James Roberts smacked a two-run homer over the left field fence. They would double their lead in the third on RBI singles from Roberts and Brad Haynal.
The Hammerheads took two-out-of-three from Palm Beach. Tomorrow night, they'll welcome the 42-38 St. Lucie Mets for a one-game series. Jorgan Cavanerio (6-7, 3.76) will start for Jupiter opposite Ricky Knapp (7-4, 1.94).
Jacksonville Suns (36-47)
Southern League (Double-A)
The Jacksonville Suns took a two-games-to-one lead in their current five-game road series against the Biloxi Shuckers (44-38), winning a 3-1 decision in front of 1,880 Shucker faithful at MGM Park on Wednesday evening.
Matt Tracy started and pitched well for the Suns, but was lifted just one batter before he was eligible for the win. He went 4.2 innings and gave up four hits for one earned run. He struck out five, threw 44-of-59 pitches for strikes, and earned a 56 GameScore. Wei-Chung Wang (3-4, 3.70) lost for Biloxi, allowing all three Jacksonville runs in six innings of work, striking out six and giving up seven hits and a walk.
|Austin Brice (W, 4-6)||2.1||1||0||0||1||1||0||2.61|
|Tyler Bremer (S, 3)||2.0||1||0||0||0||1||0||1.46|
Biloxi got on the board first, scoring a run in the bottom of the opening frame on a Tyrone Taylor (6) line drive home run to left field. Jacksonville put up the equalizer in their half of the fourth, on two-out singles by Brian Anderson and Ronnie Mitchell, followed by a throwing error by Shuckers' pitcher Wang.
The Suns added a pair of runs in the sixth to take their first and only lead of the game on a two-run Mitchell (2) homer to right field.
The Shuckers and Suns will play game four of their series on Thursday night at 7:10PM, with the Suns going for a the clinching win. They'll send Matt Tomshaw (1-1, 5.00) up against Jorge Ortega (1-6, 4.09).
New Orleans Zephyrs (40-44)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
The Zephyrs won the rubber game of the three game series against the Round Rock Express, 9-3 on Wednesday night with 2,107 present at Zephyr Field.
New Orleans touched opposing starter Jimmy Reyes (0-1, 4.86) for 14 hits and eight earned runs in 3.1 innings. Reyes did have good control, of sorts, getting 50-of-70 pitches over the plate and not walking anybody. He did finish with a GameScore of 1. That's one. Kendry Flores (2-2, 3.48) started for the Zeps and won, striking out five in 5.2 innings, and allowing two earned runs on four hits and a walk. He threw 97 pitches, getting 56 into the strikezone and finishing the game with a GameScore of 57.
|Kendry Flores (W, 2-2)||5.2||4||2||2||1||5||1||3.48|
New Orleans started out early, scoring two runs in the first inning on a Matt Juengel triple. The Express answered in the next half-inning with a Justin Ruggiano RBI-single, but the Zephyrs extended their lead for good in the third by scoring four more times. Robert Andino led off with a homer, followed by an Elliot Soto single, an error by opposing third baseman Drew Robinson, a Destin Hood single, a Juengel RBI-single, a Tomas Telis RBI-single, and an Isaac Galloway RBI-single, all with no outs.
Round Rock made it 6-2 in the fourth inning on Brett Nicholas' leadoff home run, but the Zephyrs scored three in the bottom of the frame on RBI-doubles from Xavier Scruggs and Matt Juengel and an RBI-single from Galloway.
The Express added a run in the seventh on a Hanser Alberto (3) home run.
Tomorrow at 7:05PM, the Zephyrs will begin a four-game road series against the Nashville Sounds (48-39).