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Fish Farm Report: May 30th

Andy Beltre pitched a perfect inning of relief for the Jumbo Shrimp on Tuesday.

Triple-A

Pacific Coast League

New Orleans Baby Cakes (18-33)

New Orleans and the Oklahoma City Dodgers got rained out at Shrine on Airline in Metairie, Louisiana on Tuesday evening. The contest will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Saturday, July 8th.

Elsewhere

Nashville Sounds 8, Colorado Springs Sky Sox 3
Iowa Cubs 3, Memphis Redbirds 1
Tacoma Rainiers 4, Salt Lake Bees 0
El Paso Chihuahuas 6, Las Vegas 51s 3
Round Rock Express 2, Omaha Storm Chasers 0

Double-A

Southern League

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 0, Pensacola Blue Wahoos 6

The Jumbo Shrimp (22-29) were roughly handled by the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (29-22) on Tuesday night in front of 3,571 at Blue Wahoos Stadium.

Omar Bencomo only lasted three innings for the Shrimp, taking the loss by giving up one run on two hits and four walks. He threw 71 pitches, getting 43 into the strikezone for a GameScore of 45. Hunter Adkins didn’t do Jacksonville any favors by allowing four more runs in two innings of work. Tyler Higgins allowed a run on a single hit over two innings of work.

Jacksonville could only muster three hits in total. A double and a single by Austin Nola and a single from John Norwood. The rest of the team went 0-for-23 with one walk (Yefri Perez). The Shrimp have now lost three in a row.

Elsewhere

Mississippi Braves 6, Jackson Generals 3
Chattanooga Lookouts 11, Birmingham Barons 0
Mobile BayBears 7, Biloxi Shuckers 3
Montgomery Biscuits 8, Tennessee Smokies 3

Advanced-A

Florida State League

Jupiter Hammerheads 9, Dunedin Blue Jays 6

The Hammerheads (20-31) claimed their third consecutive victory on Tuesday night, a 9-6 come-from-behind win over the hosting Dunedin Blue Jays (29-23). There were 293 fans on hand at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.

Jupiter starter Scott Squier was solid if not masterful, earning a win and a quality start with six innings of work. He allowed eight hits and a walk for three runs while striking out four. He earned a 47 GameScore with 59-of-83 pitches over the plate.

Eight of Jupiter’s starting nine collected base hits in the game, led by left fielder John Silviano, who hit a single, a double, and a two-run homer in the seventh inning for a total of three RBI. Kyle Barrett had two hits and two RBI.

Elsewhere

Bradenton Marauders 8, Fort Myers Miracle 4
St. Lucie Mets 3, Daytona Tortugas 2
Palm Beach Cardinals 5, Lakeland Flying Tigers 2
Tampa Yankees 6, Charlotte Stone Crabs 1
Florida Fire Frogs 4, Clearwater Threshers 1

Single-A

South Atlantic League

Greensboro Grasshoppers 3, Lakewood BlueClaws 7

Lakewood never trailed on Tuesday, scoring a run in the first inning and tacking on four from the seventh inning on in a 7-3 win against Greensboro in front of 3,368 at First National Bank Field.

Ranger Suarez (4-1, 1.95) earned his second win against the Grasshoppers over the last six days, whiffing four and allowing just one run on two hits and four walks. L.J. Brewster (4-3, 3.07) took the loss for Greensboro, allowing two earned runs on four walks and three hits over four frames.

The Hoppers collected a grand total of four hits in the contest, Aaron Knapp (single), James Nelson (home run, 4), Walker Olis (double) and Alex Jones (single) hit safely.

Elsewhere

West Virginia Power 4, Charleston RiverDogs 2
Hickory Crawdads 1, Kannapolis Intimidators 0 (7)
Kannapolis Intimidators 6, Hickory Crawdads 1 (7)
Rome Braves 10, Greenville Drive 7
Greenville Drive 5, Rome Braves 2 (7)
Columbia Fireflies 8, Augusta GreenJackets 2
Hagerstown Suns 3, Delmarva Shorebirds 1
Lexington Legends 5, Asheville Tourists 2

Minor Leaguers of the Day

Andy Beltre pitched a perfect eighth for the Shrimp, striking out one batter. He was the only Marlins minor league organization pitcher who had a day with a sub-1.00 WHIP.

John Silviano raised his average 62 points by going three-for-four against Dunedin in Advanced-A. He hit a single, a double, and a home run, accounting for three RBI.

Prospect Watch

#1 Braxton Garrett

#2 Tyler Kolek

#3 Brian Anderson: 0-for-4, one strikeout, .228 for Jacksonville

#4 Dillon Peters

#5 Isael Soto

#6 Thomas Jones

#7 Stone Garrett: 1-for-3, two runs, two walks, two strikeouts, .184 for the Hammerheads

#8 Drew Steckenrider

#9 James Nelson: 1-for-3, one walk, one strikeout, one home run, .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

#18 Tayron Guerrero: promoted from Jupiter to Jacksonville

#19 Roy Morales: 1-for-5, one run, .243 for Jupiter

#20 Sean Reynolds

#21 Remey Reed

#22 Brett Lilek

#23 Andy Beltre: 1.0 innings, one strikeout, 4.91 for the Shrimp

#24 Humberto Mejia

#25 Justin Twine: 0-for-3, one walk, one strikeout, .166 for Greensboro

#26 John Norwood: 1-for-3, one strikeout, .279 for the Jumbo Shrimp

#27 Joe Gunkel

#28 Yefri Perez: 0-for-3, one walk, .175 for Jacksonville

#29 Destin Hood

#30 Samuel Castro

Transactions

A day after Chris O’Grady and Hunter Adkins swapped places, they did it again. Adkins winds up with the Shrimp and O’Grady with the Cakes.

RHP Tayron Guerrero was promoted from the Hammerheads to the Jumbo Shrimp, and RHP Ryan Beckman was sent down in a corresponding move.

The Hammerheads also placed LHP Ben Holmes on the seven-day DL retroactive to May 29th.

Later

Tomorrow at noon, the Hoppers will host the BlueClaws in the final game of their three game series. Greensboro will send Michael King (3-3, 3.83) to the hill to try and prevent a Lakewood sweep.

Dunedin will host Jupiter in game two of their four game series. The Hammerheads will entrust the ball to right-hander Felipe Gonzales (4-5, 4.53).

Pensacola will host the Jumbo Shrimp in game two of their five game series. Joe Gunkel (0-1, 4.42) will try to get his first win with the Marlins’ organization in his fourth start.

After today’s cancellation, the Baby Cakes will take tomorrow’s already scheduled off day. They’ll start a four game series on the road against the Round Rock Express, starting at 8:05 on Thursday night.