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Fish Farm Report: May 22nd

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Miami’s minor league affiliates split their four games on Monday.

Triple-A

Pacific Coast League

New Orleans Baby Cakes 5, Las Vegas 51s 1

3,742 were on hand at Shrine on Airline to witness the Baby Cakes (15-29) overcome a slow start and defeat the 51s (19-26) by a 5-1 final score.

Chris O’Grady opened with five shutout two-hit innings, whiffing two and earning no-decision. He earned a 68 GameScore with 46-of-69 pitches in the strikezone. He was matched by opposing starter Wilfredo Boscan, who earned a 70 GameScore over six shutout four-hit innings, striking out four.

Nobody got on the board until the bottom of the seventh, when Nick Noonan hit a two-out RBI-single. Noonan scored soon after on a fielding error for a 2-0 Cakes lead.

Ramon Cabrera added three runs in the eighth inning with his second round tripper of the campaign. Las Vegas’ Brandon Nimmo prevented a Baby Cakes’ shutout with a leadoff home run in the ninth inning, but the game was called early due to torrential rain.

Double-A

Southern League

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 5, Mississippi Braves 2

In today’s early game, the Jumbo Shrimp (19-26) hosted the Mississippi Braves (22-23) with 4,770 in the house at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, and left them smiling with their fourth consecutive victory.

K.C. Serna (1) started things out with a bang, leading off the Shrimp half of the first with a deep fly over the left center field fence. Taylor Ard (5) added a two-run shot in the fourth with what turned out to be the game winner. Yefri Perez scored on a Brian Anderson sacrifice fly in the fifth, and Alex Glenn scored an insurance run on a wild pitch in the eighth.

Chris Mazza (1-2, 3.43) earned his first win of the season, going 5 23 innings and striking out five while allowing two earned runs on four hits and a walk. James Buckelew held the fort, allowing just a single over 1 1⁄3 innings, and Hunter Adkins earned a two-inning save, getting six flawless outs and striking out two.

Yefri Perez collected a pair of singles for the game, raising his average to .169. Nobody else on the team had more than one hit.

Advanced-A

Florida State League

Jupiter Hammerheads 3, Tampa Yankees 4

Jupiter (17-27) hosted the Tampa Yankees (22-23) in front of 312 at Roger Dean Stadium, and came up short, 4-3.

Trevor Richards (4-4, 2.85) started and took the loss, allowing four earned runs and striking out six over six innings. He got 60-of-91 pitches into the zone, and finished with a 46 GameScore.

Angel Reyes collected a pair of singles, and Dustin Geiger made it close in the eighth inning with a two run homer. John Silviano and Brad Haynal each collected a double.

Single-A

South Atlantic League

Greensboro Grasshoppers 2, Lakewood Blue Claws 3, 10 innings

3,094 were present to see the Blue Claws (25-19) defeat the Grasshoppers (25-18), 3-2 in 10 innings at FirstEnergy Park.

Jordan Holloway started for the Hoppers, getting a 47 GameScore by getting 50-of-79 pitches into the zone. He earned no-decision, allowing seven hits and a walk over five innings. He also struck five batters out.

L.J. Brewster struck out two in a pair of perfect innings of relief. Offensively, the Grasshoppers could only collect two safe hits. A double by James Nelson, and a triple by Justin Twine. Despite their lack of success at the plate, Greensboro squeezed two runs out of their two hits.

The game ended in the bottom of the 10th when Riley MacEachern (2-2, 4.97) allowed a Darick Hall walkoff RBI-single, scoring former top prospect Mickey Moniak.

Minor Leaguers of the Day

Chris O’Grady had electric stuff through his five shutout two-hit innings for the Baby Cakes. He earned a 68 GameScore, and in a fair world would have earned a positive decision.

New Orleans’ catcher Ramon Cabrera went two-for-four with a run and three RBI.

Prospect Watch

#1 Braxton Garrett

#2 Tyler Kolek

#3 Brian Anderson: 0-for-3 one strikeout, one RBI for New Orleans.

#4 Jarlin Garcia

#5 Dillon Peters

#6 Isael Soto

#7 Thomas Jones

#8 Stone Garrett

#9 Drew Steckenrider

#10 James Nelson: 1-for-4, one double, three RBI for Greensboro.

#11 Edward Cabrera

#12 J.T. Riddle

#13 Austin Dean

#14 Cody Poteet

#15 Albert Guaimaro

#16 Jordan Holloway: five innings, seven hits, two earned runs, one walk, five strikeouts for Greensboro.

#17 Jeff Brigham

#18 Sam Perez

#19 Tayron Guerrero

#20 Roy Morales: 0-for-4, two strikeouts for Jupiter.

#21 Sean Reynolds

#22 Remey Reed

#23 Brett Lilek

#24 Andy Beltre

#25 Humberto Mejia

#26 Justin Twine: 1-for-4, one triple, one RBI, one strikeout for the Grasshoppers.

#27 John Norwood

#28 Joe Gunkel

#29 Yefri Perez: 2-for-4, one run, one strikeout for Jacksonville.

#30 Destin Hood: 0-for-3, one strikeout, one walk, one run for the Baby Cakes.

Transactions

K.C. Serna was assigned to the Jumbo Shrimp from the Baby Cakes.

Shortstop Junior Arrojo was assigned to the Hammerheads from Jacksonville.

Jupiter released shortstop Justin Bohn. Bohn was drafted by the Marlins back in the seventh round of 2013. At four levels of minor league ball, he had hit .243/.314/.326/.640 over 405 games, with 15 homers, 142 RBI, and 37 stolen bases.

Tomorrow

Stephen Fife (2-2, 4.32) will start for the Cakes in their first game of a four-game series in Colorado Springs against the Sky Sox (25-15). Brandon Woodruff (5-2, 3.02) will take the hill for the Sox. First pitch is scheduled for 8:40PM.

The Shrimp, fresh off their fourth straight win, will take a well deserved break after playing on 40 of the last 41 calendar days.

Jupiter will host the Tampa Yankees in Game two of the four game series. Jorgan Cavanerio (0-1, 2.13) will start opposite Zack Littell (4-1, 2.29) starting at 6:30PM.

Lakewood and Greensboro will play the second game of their three-game series starting at 6:35PM.