Pacific Coast League
New Orleans Baby Cakes 1, Oklahoma City Dodgers 11
The Junior Dodgers put nine runs on the board before the Cakes answered, in front of 3,081 at Shrine on Airline in Metarie, Louisiana.
Kelvin Marte (1-2, 5.22) pitched 4 2⁄3 innings and allowed six runs on eight hits and a walk. He struck out just two batters, finishing with a 28 GameScore. He had 57-of-81 pitches in the strikezone. His counterpart, Trevor Oaks (2-1, 3.46) pitched to an 85 GameScore, with seven scoreless two-hit innings and seven whiffs to his credit.
The Baby Cakes mustered only five hits all night. Mike Aviles and Moises Sierra hit doubles, while Steve Lombardozzi, David Vidal, and Tomas Telis each singled. Telis collected the lone RBI, knocking in Aviles with an eighth inning single.
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (22-28)
The Jumbo Shrimp played 40 games in 41 days, then somehow got three of the last seven off. After reeling off seven victories in a row, they dropped the last two games of their five-game series against the Jackson Generals. They’ll open up a five-game road series tomorrow night against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos.
Florida State League
Jupiter Hammerheads (19-31)
Counter to Jacksonville’s recent history, the Hammerheads won their last two after losing 10 games out of 12. They ended up winning their series against the Bradenton Marauders, two-games-to-one, their first series win for the month of May. They’ll start a four-game series on the road against the Dunedin Blue Jays tomorrow night.
South Atlantic League
Greensboro Grasshoppers 5, Lakewood BlueClaws 11
In a reflection of what was happening in Metarie, the Grasshoppers allowed Lakewood to plate eight runs before getting on the board in front of 4,930 at First National Bank Field on Monday afternoon.
Dylan Lee (3-5, 4.53) started and lost, giving up seven runs (four earned) on seven hits and a walk over 4 2⁄3 innings. He struck out three, earning a GameScore of 34 with 58-of-88 pitches in the strike zone. JoJo Romero (3-1, 2.32) got the win striking out eight Hoppers over 5 1⁄3 innings. He allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk. Parker Bugg had a decent two inning stretch for Greensboro, pitching two scoreless innings of relief, allowing two hits.
Greensboro wasn’t lacking for offense. James Nelson raised his season average to .343 by going three-for-five - falling a triple short of the cycle. Eric Gutierrez hit a pair of singles, and newly arrived catcher Gunner Pollman went three-for-four with a double in his first taste of full-season “A” ball.
Minor Leaguers of the Day
Victor Payano allowed only one hit in 2 1⁄3 innings, striking out two Dodgers in Oklahoma City’s blowout victory.
After getting caught looking at strike three in the first inning, James Nelson singled in the fourth, hit a leadoff solo homer in the sixth, grounded out in the eighth and hit a two-out RBI-double in the ninth to make things interesting for the Blue Claws. Still, it was too little too late.
Tacoma Rainiers, Salt Lake Bees
El Paso Chihuahuas, Las Vegas 51s
Colorado Springs Sky Sox 6, Nashville Sounds 0
Memphis Redbirds 6, Iowa Cubs 5
Omaha Storm Chasers 10, Round Rock Express 8
Gwinnett Braves 4, Syracuse Chiefs 3 (10)
Pawtucket Paw Sox 3, Durham Bulls 1
Rochester Red Wings 5, Indianapolis Indians 3
Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs 3, Louisville Bats 1
Charlotte Knights 9, Buffalo Bisons 7
Columbus Clippers 12, Norfolk Tides 4
Sacramento River Cats 11, Reno Aces 3
Toledo Mud Hens 5, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Rail Riders 0
Fresno Grizzlies 10, Albuquerque Isotopes 3
Harrisburg Senators 1, Richmond Flying Squirrels 0
Portland Sea Dogs 8, Trenton Thunder 7
Bowie BaySox 6, Akron Rubber Ducks 4
Hartford Yard Goats 6, Binghampton Rumble Ponies 5
Altoona Curve 3, Erie SeaWolves 2
Reading Fightin’ Phils 4, New Hampshire Fisher Cats 2
Potomac Senators 3, Wilmington Blue Rocks 2
Buies Creek 13, Frederick Keys 4
Winston-Salem Dash 8, Down East Wood Ducks 6
Myrtle Beach Pelicans 6, Carolina MudCats 3
Salem Red Sox 4, Lynchburg Hillcats 3
Visalia Oaks 5, Lake Elsinore Storm 0
Modesto Nuts 6, San Jose Giants 4
Lancaster JetHawks 11, Inland Empire 66ers 7
Stockton Ports 8, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 3
Great Lakes Loons 5, Lansing Lugnuts 3
Bowling Green Hot Rods 5, Lake County Captains 3
Kane County Cougars 3, Cedar Rapids Kernels 2
Rome Braves 3, Greenville Drive 2 (11)
Dayton Dragons 4, West Michigan Whitecaps 2
Fort Wayne Tin Caps 3, South Bend Cubs 0
Burlington Bees 11, Peoria Chiefs 4
Clinton Lumber Kings 11, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 3
Lexington Legends 6, Asheville Tourists 2
Columbia Fireflies 14, Augusta Greenjackets 2 (7)
Quad Cities River Bandits 7, Beloit Snappers 3
Delmarva Shorebirds 8, Hagerstown Suns 4
Charleston RiverDogs 3, West Virginia Power 2
#1 Braxton Garrett
#2 Tyler Kolek
#3 Brian Anderson
#4 Dillon Peters
#5 Isael Soto
#6 Thomas Jones
#7 Stone Garrett
#8 Drew Steckenrider
#9 James Nelson: three-for-five, one run, one double, one homer, two RBI, one strikeout, .343 for Greensboro
#10 Edward Cabrera
#11 J.T. Riddle
#12 Austin Dean
#13 Cody Poteet
#14 Albert Guaimaro
#15 Jordan Holloway
#16 Jeff Brigham
#17 Sam Perez: 2.1 innings, five hits, four earned runs, one walk, one strikeout, 7.71 for Greensboro
#18 Tayron Guerrero
#19 Roy Morales
#20 Sean Reynolds
#21 Remey Reed
#22 Brett Lilek
#23 Andy Beltre
#24 Humberto Mejia
#25 Justin Twine: 1-for-4, two strikeouts, .169 for the Grasshoppers
#26 John Norwood
#27 Joe Gunkel
#28 Yefri Perez
#29 Destin Hood
#30 Samuel Castro
Chris O’Grady was sent down from the Baby Cakes to the Jumbo Shrimp, and Hunter Adkins was correspondingly called up in his place.
Yesterday, the Grasshoppers placed C Jarett Rindfleisch on the seven-day DL with a right hand contusion. They then called C Gunner Pollman to join the team. Pollman was Miami’s 26th round pick in 2016. Then today, they placed CF Corey Bird on the seven-day DL and called up CF Dalton Wheat from Miami’s extended spring training complex.
Tomorrow, New Orleans will continue to host the Oklahoma City Dodgers, starting at 8PM ET. Adam Conley (0-2, 5.93) will get his fourth chance to prove to Miami that he still has “it.”
The Jumbo Shrimp will play game one of a five-game series in Pensacola against the Blue Wahoos, starting at 7:35PM ET.
The Dunedin Blue Jays will host the Hammerheads starting at 6:30 PM ET in the first of a four-game series. Scott Squier (1-5, 4.62) will take the hill.
Greensboro will host Lakewood in game two of their three games series. L.J. Brewster (4-2, 2.92) will get a chance to take down highly regarded opposing starter Ranger Suarez (3-1, 2.01).