Pacific Coast League
New Orleans Baby Cakes 4, Salt Lake Bees 6
In his first start back at the triple-A level, Adam Conley continued to struggle. He gave up three runs in 4.1 innings, walking four and allowing three hits to take the loss. 2,906 were on hand at Shrine on Airline to share his pain. He got 50-of-90 pitches into the strikezone, earning a GameScore of 47.
Drew Steckenrider struck out four in two perfect innings of relief, and Destin Hood hit two solo home runs for the Baby Cakes (13-24). Steve Lombardozzi and Brandon Barnes each also hit solo shots, accounting for all of New Orleans’ offense for the game.
Troy Scribner (5-0, 3.34) continued his impressive start to the season for the Bees (22-16), striking out six and allowing only Hood’s first homer and a single over six full innings. He earned a 67 GameScore, outdueling the major league veteran Conley handily.
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 4, Mobile BayBears 2
Jacksonville (15-23), with 720 in attendance at Hank Aaron Stadium, was the only Marlins’ affiliate to earn a win on Monday night. They defeated the Mobile BayBears (15-23), 4-2.
Aaron Glenn hit a two-run shot in the top of the ninth for the deciding factor in the contest. Alex Yarbrough and David Vidal collected the other two RBI for the Jumbo Shrimp.
Mike Kickham started and earned a 56 GameScore, with 56-of-85 in the zone. He went five innings and allowed one earned run on three hits and two walks, striking out five.
Florida State League
Jupiter Hammerheads 2, Palm Beach Cardinals 3
283 fans were present to witness the Cardinals (18-19) defeat the Hammerheads (15-23), 3-2 at Roger Dean Stadium.
Scott Squier (1-5, 5.36) earned no-decision for Jupiter, earning a 60 GameScore with 47-of-64 pitches over the plate. He struck out four while giving up no walks, and two earned runs on four hits. Daniel Sclereth (1-1, 3.24) earned the loss, allowing a run on three hits in a third of an inning (the bottom of the ninth, as it were).
Angel Reyes and Stone Garrett each hit a pair of singles for the Hammerheads, and were the only Jupiter players to collect multiple hits.
South Atlantic League
Greensboro Grasshoppers 2, Hickory Crawdads 3, 10 innings
The Greensboro Grasshoppers (21-16) were held to just two hits in a 10-inning, 3-2 loss to Hickory (14-23) on Monday night, with 925 present at L.P. Frans Stadium.
Justin Twine and James Nelson were the only Hoppers to hit safely, although Greensboro did draw six free passes from Hickory pitching through the game. Twine had both of the Grasshoppers RBI on a two-RBI single to tie the game in the top of the eighth.
Michael King started and earned a 70 GameScore with 55-of-80 pitches over the plate, whiffing six and giving up two runs (one earned) on six hits and zero walks. Opposite King, unfortunately, was Hickory starter Jonathan Hernandez, who earned an 82 GameScore. Hernandez allowed just one hit over seven shutout innings, striking out six. Alejandro Mateo (1-3, 7.59) took the loss, allowing a solo homer to the only batter he faced, Jose Almonte in the bottom of the 10th.
Minor Leaguers of the Day
Michael King went seven innings for a quality start for Greensboro, walking no batters and allowing two runs on six hits. He also struck out six batters.
Destin Hood went deep twice for the Baby Cakes, but unfortunately his New Orleans’ teammates couldn’t juice the bags before his plate appearances.
#1 Braxton Garrett: Garrett started yesterday, and allowed a pair of hits in five innings. He has allowed an opposing batting average of .091 (three-for-33), striking out eight and sitting on a 0.72 WHIP and a 0.93 ERA. Sure, it’s SSS and all that, but I can’t help getting somewhat excited.
#2 Tyler Kolek
#3 Brian Anderson: zero-for-four, two strikeouts, .223 for the Jumbo Shrimp
#4 Jarlin Garcia
#5 Dillon Peters
#6 Isael Soto
#7 Thomas Jones
#8 Stone Garrett: two-for-five, one run, .196 for the Hammerheads
#9 Drew Steckenrider: two perfect innings of relief, four whiffs for New Orleans
#10 James Nelson: one-for-four, two strikeouts .325 for the Grasshoppers
#11 Edward Cabrera
#12 J.T. Riddle
#13 Austin Dean
#14 Cody Poteet
#15 Albert Guaimaro
#16 Jordan Holloway
#17 Jeff Brigham
#18 Sam Perez
#19 Tayron Guerrero
#20 Roy Morales
#21 Sean Reynolds
#22 Remey Reed
#23 Brett Lilek
#24 Andy Beltre
#25 Humberto Mejia
#26 Justin Twine: one-for-five, two RBI, .151 for Greensboro
#27 John Norwood: one-for-three, one walk, one strikeout, .275 for Jacksonville
#28 Joe Gunkel: one perfect inning of relief for the Shrimp
#29 Yefri Perez
#30 Destin Hood: two-for-four with one strikeout, two home runs, both solo
Steve Lombardozzi rejoined the Baby Cakes from Miami on Sunday, and Junior Arrojo was sent down to Jacksonville on Monday.
Yefri Perez joined the Shrimp from New Orleans on Sunday, and Rehiner Cordova was sent from Jacksonville to Marlins extended spring training.
The Hammerheads assigned Horacio Acosta to extended spring training, activated Jorgan Cavanerio and Dustin Geiger from the seven-day DL, and placed Dexter Kjerstad on the injured list.
New Orleans will host the Bees again, and will entrust Scott Copeland (3-3, 5.74) on the hill, starting at 8PM ET.
The BayBears will host Jacksonville in game four of the five-game series. Chris Mazza (0-2, 3.82) will start for the Jumbo Shrimp as they try to clinch the series. First pitch at 7:35PM ET.
Jupiter will “visit” the Cardinals again (at their mutual home at Roger Dean Stadium). Felipe Gonzalez (3-3, 4.76) will start versus Junior Fernandez (2-1, 3.46) starting at 6:30PM ET.
Greensboro has still won nine of their last 11 games, and will continue to play the Crawdads in Hickory. Jordan Holloway (0-0, 4.15) gets the start, an early 10:30AM ET first pitch.