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Fish Farm Report: May 20th

Marlins affiliates went 2-1 with a rainout in action on Saturday.

Alex Yarbrough went two-for-three for Jacksonville.


Pacific Coast League

New Orleans Baby Cakes 2, Las Vegas 51s 8

Adam Conley started his second game for New Orleans with 5,119 in attendance at Shrine on Airline, and the Baby Cakes (14-28) lost, 8-2 to the Las Vegas 51s (18-25).

Conley (0-2, 6.23) went 4 13 innings, and gave up four runs (three earned) on seven hits and a walk. He struck two out, plating 55-of-93 pitches and earning a 40 GameScore. From the recap:

Five straight singles by the 51s against Adam Conley plated three runs in the opening frame. Conley settled in to retire 10 of the next 11 batters he faced, and the 'Cakes got within a run in the second on a two-run homer by Carlos Paulino.

Steve Lombardozzi was the only Cake to finish with multiple hits, smacking a pair of singles. Chad Hinshaw hit a double, and Carlos Paulino hit a two-run homer.


Southern League

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 4, Mississippi Braves 3

The Shrimp (17-26) defeated the Mississippi Braves (22-21) by a 4-3 count with 7,494 on hand at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.

John Norwood won the game for the Shrimp with a walkoff solo homer in the bottom of the ninth. Jacksonville had entered the ninth inning with a 3-2 lead, but Connor Lien tied the game with a solo shot to left field to tie the game at three.

Jacksonville finished with just five hits in total, including a single and a triple by Alex Yarbrough.

From the recap:

After Braves relievers had retired nine batters in a row - including five straight strikeouts by left-hander Jesse Biddle - to come within an out of extra innings in a 3-3 tie, Norwood drilled Biddle's two-out, 3-1 pitch over the left-field ribbon board for Jacksonville's second straight walk-off win over Missisippi and fourth straight home win that has been a walk-off hit.

Matt Tomshaw earned no decision, striking out six and giving up seven hits and a walk for two earned runs. He earned a 60 GameScore, getting 62-of-87 pitches into the strikezone.

Severino Gonzalez pitched two innings of perfect relief, striking out two batters. Andy Beltre (1-0, 5.40) earned the win, allowing just the solo homer and striking out a batter.


Florida State League

Jupiter Hammerheads 4, Charlotte Stone Crabs 0 (4 innings)

For the second game in a row, the Hammerheads (15-26) and Charlotte Stone Crabs (19-21) were rained out.

Jupiter was leading 4-0 due to a three-run homer by Dustin Geiger, and Roy Morales added a sacrifice fly RBI in the third inning. The game will be continued later today as part of a double header.

Both rainouts are now part of today’s double-header in fact. The third game of the series was cancelled.


South Atlantic League

Greensboro Grasshoppers 7, Delmarva Shorebirds 2

Greensboro (24-17) defeated Delmarva (16-24) by a 7-2 count with 6,972 in the house at First National Bank Field.

Braxton Garrett allowed four hits and struck out four in four innings of work, allowing two walks and an unearned run. He didn’t earn the decision, due to getting lifted after allowing the run on three hits and an error in the fourth inning. He earned a 53 GameScore and got 42-of-64 pitches over the plate.

Ben Meyer struck out five in two innings of relief, Michael Mertz struck out three in two innings, and Marcus Crescentini struck out the side in the ninth.

Luis Pintor had a single and a double, collecting three RBI. He was the only Grasshopper to finish with more than one hit.

Minor Leaguers of the Day

Greensboro’s bullpen earns pitcher of the day honors. The trio of Ben Meyer, Michael Mertz, and Marcus Crescentini gave up two hits and zero walks, striking out 11 in five innings of work.

Alex Yarbrough singled, tripled, stole a base and scored a run for the Jumbo Shrimp.

Prospect Watch

#1 Braxton Garrett: four innings, four hits, one unearned run, two walks, four strikeouts, 0.66 for Greensboro

#2 Tyler Kolek

#3 Brian Anderson: 1-for-4, one run, one RBI, .228 for the Jumbo Shrimp

#4 Jarlin Garcia: one inning, three hits, three earned runs, one strikeout, 4.73 ERA for Miami

#5 Dillon Peters

#6 Isael Soto

#7 Thomas Jones

#8 Stone Garrett

#9 Drew Steckenrider

#10 James Nelson: 1-for-4, one RBI, one strikeout, .337 for Greensboro

#11 Edward Cabrera

#12 J.T. Riddle: 3-for-5, two runs, four RBI, one double, one homer, .263 for Miami

#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: one inning, one solo home run allowed, one strikeout, one blown save, one win, 2.24 for the Jumbo Shrimp

#25 Humberto Mejia

#26 Justin Twine: 1-for-4, one run, one strikeout, .163 for the Grasshoppers

#27 John Norwood: 1-for-3, solo homer, one walk, .276 for Jacksonville

#28 Joe Gunkel

#29 Yefri Perez: 0-for-3, one strikout, .147 for the Shrimp

#30 Destin Hood: 0-for-2, two walks, one strikeout, .248 for New Orleans



Lehigh Valley IronPigs 4, Syracuse Chiefs 3
Pawtucket Red Sox 5, Buffalo Bisons 3
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 5, Rochester Red Wings 4
Durham Bulls 6, Gwinnett Braves 0
Norfolk Tides 8, Charlotte Knights 7
Indianapolis Indians 8, Toledo Mud Hens 7
Salt Lake Bees 8, Round Rock Express 4
Reno Aces 7, Omaha Storm Chasers 3
Tacoma Rainiers 7, Iowa Cubs 5
Albuquerque Isotopes 5, Colorado Springs Sky Sox 3
Oklahoma City Dodgers 7, El Paso Chihuahuas 3
Memphis Redbirds 4, Fresno Grizzlies 2
Sacramento River Cats 8, Nashville Sounds 5


Altoona Curve 4, Erie SeaWolves 1
Hartford Yard Goats 6, Akron RubberDucks 5
Harrisburg Senators 5, Richmond Flying Squirrels 3
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 9, Reading Fightin Phils 1
Bowie BaySox 4, Binghampton Rumble Ponies 3
Portland Sea Dogs 5, Trenton Thunder 2
Biloxi Shuckers 2, Chattanooga Lookouts 0
Mobile BayBears 2, Pensacola Blue Wahoos 0
Arkansas Travelers 6, Tulsa Drillers 3
Arkansas Travelers 6, Tulsa Drillers 5
Springfield Cardinals 8, Northwest Arkansas Naturals 2
San Antonio Missions 6, Midland RockHounds 0
Frisco RailRiders 6, Corpus Christi Hooks 2


Modesto Nuts 14, San Jose Giants 4
Lancaster JetHawks 2, Inland Empire 66ers 0
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 3, Visalia Oaks 2
Stockton Ports 3, Lake Elsinore 1
Buies Creek Astros 8, Down East Wood Ducks 2
Lynchburg Hillcats 4, Potomac Nationals 3
Frederick Keys 10, Wilmington Blue Rocks 1
Salem Red Sox 9, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 2
Winston-Salem Dash 7, Carolina Mudcats 4
Daytona Tortugas 7, Tampa Yankees 1
Daytona Tortugas 13, Tampa Yankees 2
Clearwater Threshers 6, Lakeland Flying Tigers 5
Clearwater Threshers 5, Lakeland Flying Tigers 1
Florida Fire Frogs 5, Palm Beach Cardinals 0
Fort Myers Miracle 9, Bradenton Marauders 8
Dunedin Blue Jays 9, St. Lucie Mets 3


West Michigan Whitecaps 6, Lake County Captains 2
Dayton Dragons 2, Bowling Green Hot Rods 0
Great Lakes Loons 7, Fort Wayne TinCaps 1
South Bend Cubs 11, Lansing LugNuts 7
Peoria Chiefs 1, Beloit Snappers 0
Burlington Bees 6, Clinton LumberKings 3
Kane County Cougars 1, Quad Cities River Bandits 0
Cedar Rapids Kernels 4, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 2
Lexington Legends 12, Rome Braves 10
Charleston RiverDogs 18, Augusta Greenjackets 4
Lakewood Blue Claws 4, Hagerstown Suns 3
Greenville Drive 9, Asheville Tourists 3
Hickory Crawdads 4, Kannapolis Intimidators 0
West Virginia Power 9, Columbia Fireflies 3


The Marlins optioned Odrisamer Despaigne to New Orleans.

Correspondingly, Miami called up Vance Worley from Batavia.

Coming Up

Today, New Orleans host the Las Vegas 51s at 2PM ET. Scott Copeland (3-4, 4.72) will take the hill against Tyler Pill (2-1, 2.04).

The Shrimp go for their third win in a row. Mike Kickham (0-3, 3.69) gets a turn opposite Matt Withrow (1-2, 2.88). First pitch is scheduled for 3:05PM ET.

Jupiter will complete a pair of suspended games with the hosting Charlotte Stone Crabs.

Greensboro will go for their 13th win in their last 16 games, and their fourth in a row at 4PM ET as they go for the sweep against Delmarva. Michael King (3-2, 2.93) will face Alex Wells (3-1, 2.52).