GCL Marlins (6-7)
Gulf Coast League (Rookie)
Early this afternoon, the GCL Marlins hosted the GCL Mets (7-5) at Roger Dean Stadium, and dropped a 3-1 decision.
Colby Suggs started, and pitched a perfect inning before giving way to Humberto Mejia (1-1, 1.42). Mejia allowed three runs (two earned) on eight hits and a walk in 3.2 innings. Luis Silva (1-1, 2.45) earned the win for the Junior Mets, striking out five and allowing two hits and a walk in seven very solid innings of work. Silva earned a 78 GameScore for his efforts.
|Humberto Mejia (L, 1-1)||3.2||8||3||2||1||3||0||1.42|
The Mets got on the board first with their efforts in the top of the fourth, with RBI-singles from Rigoberto Terrazas and Juan Uriarte. They made it 3-0 in the next inning on a Ranfy Adon RBI-double.
The Fish avoided getting shut out by scoring in the seventh inning, on an RBI-double from David Gauntt.
Tomorrow morning at 10AM, these Marlins will travel nowhere, but they'll act as the road team, batting first and taking on the GCL Cardinals (6-7).
DSL Marlins (6-23)
Dominican Summer League (Rookie-FRL)
This morning at Boca Chica North Field, deep in the Dominican Republic, the DSL Marlins lost to the DSL Phillies (12-18), 5-1.
The Phillies scored early, putting a "1" on the board in the first inning when Keudy Bocio drew a lead-off walk, stole second and third base, and scored on an RBI-groundout by Henry Santana.
The Marlins tied it in the top of the third on a Jhon Garcia RBI-single, then the Phillies took their lead back in the fifth when Luis Liriano hit an RBI-single. The Phils added two more in the frame, on a Jose Estrada RBI-single and a Keudy Bocio RBI-groundout. In the sixth, Yeremin Lara issued a bases-loaded walk to Liriano for the Phillies fifth and final run of the contest.
Eden Liriano (0-4, 4.60) lost for the baby Fish, allowing four earned runs on two walks and three hits in five innings. Sandro Rosario (2-3, 4.05) won for the Phillies, giving up just one earned run on eight hits in six frames.
|Edin Liriano (L, 0-4)||5.0||3||4||4||2||0||0||4.60|
Tomorrow at 10:30AM, the Marlins will host the DSL Royals (17-12).
Batavia Muckdogs (5-16)
New York-Penn League (Short Season Single-A)
There were 1,864 on hand at Centennial Field as the Vermont River Monsters (11-10) defeated the Batavia Muckdogs 4-1 on Friday night in game one of their current three-game series.
Jose Diaz (0-3, 11.40) actually dropped his ERA by nearly two runs, losing the game by allowing four runs in 4.2 innings. He gave up three walks and four hits, striking out two. He earned a 38 GameScore, and got 43-of-77 pitches into the strikezone. Heath Bowers (2-2, 1.04) allowed only an unearned run in six innings, on two hits while striking out four. He got 58-of-90 pitches over the plate and finished with a 73 GameScore.
|Jose Diaz (L, 0-3)||4.2||4||4||4||3||2||1||11.40|
Batavia scored their run in the top of the fourth, when Aaron Knapp scored on an Eric Gutierrez single to left field for a 1-0 Muckdogs lead. The party didn't last, however. The River Monsters racked up four runs in the bottom of the fifth on an Eric Marinez two-run single and a Miguel Mercedes (4) two-run homer.
Tomorrow at 6:05PM, Vermont will host game two, with Brendan Butler (0-0, 0.90) taking the hill versus Batavia's Travis Neubeck (1-0, 3.68).
Greensboro Grasshoppers (50-35)
South Atlantic League (Single-A)
The Grasshoppers were up 2-0 over the Kannapolis Intimidators (33-52) in the third inning courtesy of a Kyle Barrett round-tripper when the game was interrupted by excessive precipitation. They'll continue the scheduled nine-inning contest where they left off tomorrow starting at 5PM, presumably with an identical batting order and also presumably with two new starting pitchers. The regularly scheduled contest will play at as nearly as scheduled as possible, and is set to go seven innings with Cody Poteet (3-6, 3.20) to face off against Luis Martinez (3-7, 4.50).
Jupiter Hammerheads (39-45)
Florida State League (Single-A Advanced)
The Hammerheads hosted the Tampa Yankees (51-34) with 458 in attendance at Roger Dean Stadium on Friday night, and came away with a 4-0 win for their third victory in four nights.
Michael Mader (4-5, 3.79) earned the win, starting and going seven shutout, four-hit innings, striking out six, getting 53-of-87 pitches over the plate, and finishing with a GameScore of 78. Domingo Acevedo (1-2, 3.14) lost, allowing four runs (three earned) over six.
|Michael Mader (L, 4-5)||7.0||4||0||0||1||6||0||3.79|
The Hammerheads started their scoring in the second inning on a two-RBI-double by Rony Cabrera, then doubled their lead in the fourth on a Cabrera RBI-groundout and a Chris Hoo single.
Tomorrow afternoon at 5:30PM, the Hammerheads will host game two of their four-game series with the Yanks.
Jacksonville Suns (38-47)
Southern League (Double-A)
The Suns defeated the Biloxi Shuckers, 4-2 with 4,338 in attendance at MGM Park. It was their fourth win in a row against Biloxi in this series.
Jake Esch (9-6, 3.80) continued to show promise, pitching seven shutout innings while giving up six hits and a walk. He put 56-of-81 balls over the plate and put up a 71 GameScore opposite Brandon Woodruff. Woodruff (3-6, 4.62) lost, allowing only an unearned run and striking out six in five innings.
|Jake Esch (W, 9-6)||7.0||6||0||0||1||3||0||3.80|
|Tyler Kinley (H, 3)||0.1||0||2||1||3||0||0||2.51|
|Drew Steckenrider (S, 4)||1.2||0||0||0||1||3||0||1.82|
The Suns started their scoring in the first inning, taking the lead with a Moises Sierra RBI-single.
The 1-0 score persisted through the end of the seventh inning, when Jacksonville scored two more runs on a Chris Curley two-RBI-double.
Biloxi answered with two runs of their own in the bottom of the frame, on a Brett Phillips RBI-groundout and a throwing error by first baseman Curley.
Jacksonville added a JT Riddle RBI-single in the ninth to close the scoring at 4-2.
Tomorrow starting at 7:30PM, the Suns will open a five-game road series against the Birmingham Barons (36-49). Hunter Adkins (1-3, 6.17) will get his turn in the rotation against Jordan Guerrero (4-4, 4.57).
New Orleans Zephyrs (42-44)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
On Friday night at First Tennessee Park in front of 7,444 Nashville Sounds (48-41) fans, the New Orleans Zephyrs earned a 5-1, rain shortened victory.
Dylan Axelrod (6-4, 3.90) earned a "complete game" victory, going six innings and giving up just one run on two walks and five hits. Zach Neal (6-2, 3.02) started and lost for Nashville, allowing five runs in five innings.
|Dylan Axelrod (W, 6-4)||6.0||5||1||1||2||5||1||3.90|
The Zeps scored a run in the first inning on a Xavier Scruggs (11) solo home run. Scruggs hit a two-run shot in his next at bat to make it 3-0, New Orleans.
Nashville got one back in the third on a Rangel Ravelo (5) homer.
In the fifth, Scruggs added another RBI on a single, then Destin Hood got an RBI on a sacrifice fly for New Orleans' fifth run of the game.
Tomorrow at 8:05PM, the teams will engage in the third game of their four game series. New Orleans will entrust Jeremy Guthrie (5-5, 7.20) against Nashville's Chris Smith (5-6, 3.90).
Justin Nicolino moved was optioned from the Marlins down to the Zephyrs.
Garrett Weber was assigned from the Suns to the Zephyrs.
Tomas Telis was called up by the Marlins.
Peter Mooney was promoted to the Zephyrs from the Suns.
Eric Jokisch was outrighted to the Suns.
James Roberts was promoted to the Suns from the Hammerheads.
Corey Luebke was assigned to the Hammerheads.
Jose Velez was promoted to the Hammerheads from the GCL Marlins.
Rony Cabrera was promoted to the Hammerheads from the Muckdogs.
Juancito Martinez was assigned to the Muckdogs from Jupiter.
The Muckdogs released Connor Bach. Bach went 0-2 in five relief appearances with Batavia, allowing 10 earned runs in 9.2 innings, on 12 hits and 11 walks.
Trevor Richards was assigned to the Muckdogs.
JC Millan was assigned to the GCL Marlins.