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Fish Farm Report: May 17th

Three up, three down: all three farm teams in action fell on Wednesday

New Orleans Baby Cakes - Triple-A

Pacific Coast League

Salt Lake Bees 9 @ Baby Cakes 3

The Cakes lost their fifth home game in a row and 15th in their last 20 games overall. This speaks poorly for the Marlins farm system as a whole, though this should be a surprise to no one who has been following the team.

To make matters worse, the Baby Cakes hottest hitter, Isaac Galloway had to leave the game in the first inning with an injury while trying on a slide to avoid an out at home. It is unclear if Galloway will miss any time. Galloway has just won the Pacific Coast League’s hitter of the week.

On the positive side, KC Serna homered for the cakes, while Peter Mooney added two hits. Another positive was that the Baby Cakes drew over 8000 fans for the 12 pm game.

On the negative side, the Cakes held the game close, trailing 3-2 in the top of the ninth, when Clayton Mortensen came in and ended up giving up six runs without getting an out.

T: 3:11

Attendance: 8,190

The Cakes (13-26) finish the series against the Bees (24-16) Thursday night at 7pm.

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp - Double-A

Southern League

Jumbo Shrimp 1 @ Mobile BayBears 9

The Shrimp lost the final game of the five-game series in Mobile. They have yet to win a road series this year.

Omar Bencomo (4-2) took had a rough start, giving up 7 earned runs on 11 hits in only four innings. The Jumbo Shrimp scored their only run in the seventh inning via an RBI single from catcher Cam Maron. The Shrimp only mustered 5 hits during the game.

The bright spot for the pitching staff was Hunter Adkins. The Middle Tennessee State product threw three spotless innings, giving up no walks or hits, while fanning 4.

T: 2:33.

Attendance: 1,323

The Jumbo Shrimp (15-25) host the Mississippi Braves (21-18) to kick off a 10-game home stand Thursday at 7:05 p.m.

Jupiter Hammerheads – Single -A Advanced

Florida State League

Hammerheads 1 @ Palm Beach Cardinals 7

Trevor Richards went six innings while giving up only one earned run for the Hammerheads, but the prep pitcher was bested by Cardinals starter Zac Gallen who went eight shutout innings while giving up only three hits.

Naturally, not much to speak about from the Hammerheads hitting perspective. Kyle Barrett doubled, and John Silviano singled in the only Jupiter run, and even then, not until the ninth inning.

T: 2:15.

Att: 1,311.

The Hammerheads (15-25) finish their series in Palm Beach against the Cardinals Mississippi Braves (20-19) on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Greensboro Grasshoppers – Single -A

South Atlantic League

The Hoppers (21-17) were off today but return to action in Greensboro on Thursday at 7pm to play the Delmarva Shorebirds (16-21).