Pacific Coast League
New Orleans Baby Cakes 2, Round Rock Express 5
On Tuesday night, the Round Rock Express (31-34) defeated the Baby Cakes (22-41), 5-2 with 5,377 in attendance at Shrine on Airline in Metairie, Louisiana.
Tom Koehler started for the Cakes, and struck out eight batters in just 3 1⁄3 innings. He gave up one run on Drew Robinson’s leadoff solo shot in the top of the first, then pretty much started mowing them down. He earned no decision. Hunter Cervenka (0-3, 4.81) took the loss by allowing two unearned runs on three hits in the eighth inning.
New Orleans’ came back to take the lead in the bottom of the third when Moises Sierra (8) went deep to left-center for a 2-1 Baby Cakes’ lead that lasted until the sixth inning. That’s when Drew Stubbs (5) homered off Odrisamer Despaigne to tie the game at two.
The Express, who are the Texas Rangers’ triple-A affiliate, took the lead in the eighth on a Travis Snider sacrifice fly and a Ronald Guzman RBI-single. They added an insurance run in the ninth on Stubbs (6) second solo homer of the contest.
Offensively, New Orleans could only muster three hits, two by Sierra to include his home run. Chad Hinshaw added a double. The Cakes also drew six walks.
Memphis Redbirds 7, Colorado Springs Sky Sox 4
Iowa Cubs 8, Nashville Sounds 4
Oklahoma City Dodgers 7, Omaha Storm Chasers 2
Fresno Grizzlies 10, Albuquerque Isotopes 9
Salt Lake Bees 9, Reno Aces 5
El Paso Chihuahuas 3, Tacoma Rainiers 1
Las Vegas 51s 13, Sacramento River Cats 2
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 2, Biloxi Shuckers 5
The Biloxi Shuckers (34-31) topped the Jumbo Shrimp (27-38) by a 5-2 final in front of 1,897 at MGM Park in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Chris Mazza started for the Shrimp, and threw five shutout innings to open the contest. He was matched by Forrest Snow for Biloxi, (the double-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers) who started the game with four zeroes before getting replaced by Nick Ramirez (4-1, 1.59).
Junichi Tazawa (0-1, 54.00), in town for a rehab start, came on in the sixth and allowed four earned runs in just 2⁄3 of an inning, on five hits. That includes a Nick Ramirez (2) grand slam. Biloxi added a run in the seventh on a Dustin DeMuth solo homer.
The Shrimp avoided getting shut out with four hits in the ninth inning, to include a Cam Maron two-RBI-double.
Maron was one of three Shrimp to finish the day with multiple hits, adding a single earlier in the game. Brian Anderson collected three singles and shortstop Chris Diaz hit safely twice.
Jackson Generals 8, Tennessee Smokies 7
Pensacola Blue Wahoos 5, Mississippi Braves 0
Chattanooga Lookouts 9, Montgomery Biscuits 8, (11)
Birmingham Barons 7, Mobile BayBears 0
Florida State League
Jupiter Hammerheads 3, St. Lucie Mets 2
The Hammerheads (30-34) earned a 3-2 victory over the St. Lucie Mets (30-33) with 984 in the house at First Data Field.
Justin Nicolino (1-0, 3.00) earned a win in a rehab start, allowing two runs on seven hits over six innings. Jorgan Cavanerio pitched two perfect innings of relief with one strikeout, and Jeff Kinley scored his fifth save of the season with a scoreless ninth in a game that lasted just 2:05.
The Mets, New York’s FSL affiliate, struck first scoring a run in the bottom of the first on a Patrick Mazeika RBI-single. Jupiter answered with three in the top of the second, on a Brian Schales RBI-double and a Dexter Kjerstad (2) two-run homer. Dale Burdick (5) smacked a solo shot for the Mets in the fifth, but that was as close as it would get.
Kyle Barrett and Junior Arrojo led Jupiter with a single and a double each, but were the only players on the club with more than one hit to their credit.
Clearwater Threshers 1, Lakeland Flying Tigers 0 (5)
Dunedin Blue Jays 8, Palm Beach Cardinals 0
Charlotte Stone Crabs, Fort Myers Miracle (PPD)
Charlotte Stone Crabs, Fort Myers Miracle (PPD)
Tampa Yankees, Bradenton Marauders (PPD)
Daytona Tortugas, Florida Fire Frogs (PPD)
South Atlantic League
Greensboro Grasshoppers, Hickory Crawdads (PPD, rain)
Rome Braves 17, Augusta GreenJackets 3
Asheville Tourists 5, Lexington Legends 4 (10)
Greenville Drive 5, Columbia Fireflies 4
Lakewood BlueClaws 3, Delmarva ShoreBirds 0
Charleston RiverDogs 5, West Virginia Power 3
Hagerstown Suns, Kannapolis Intimidators (PPD)
New York-Penn League
Five more days.
Gulf Coast League
12 more days.
Dominican Summer League
The Dodgers1 defeated the Marlins, 6-3 in DSL action on Monday morning.
The two DSL clubs matched scoreless innings for the first and the second before both scored in the third. The Dodgers1 led it off with an Aldo Espinoza RBI-single, and the Marlins came on in the bottom of the frame with an Omar Lebron RBI-single and a Jorge Caballero sacrifice fly. Lebron scored after stealing third and advancing home on a throwing error on catcher Marco Hernandez to make it 3-1, Baby Fish.
The Dodgers1 took the lead in the fifth on a Hernandez two-RBI single and a Luis Asencio RBI-groundout which made it 4-3. Jhoan Calderon (1) added a pair of insurance runs in the top of the ninth by hitting the ball over the left field fence.
Juan Reyes started for the Marlins, and struck out six over four frames. He allowed one run on three hits and a walk. Jonaiker Villalobos threw 3 2⁄3 scoreless relief innings, allowing just a single and striking out one batter.
Rays2 9, Astros Orange 8
Mariners 6, Blue Jays 2
Brewers8, Cubs2 2
Dodgers2 5, Cubs1 0
Mets2 10, D-backs2 9
Indians 9, Rangers1 3
Mets1 4, Angels 3
Orioles 13, Giants 12
Padres 5, D-backs1 3
Cardinals 6, Phillies Red 5 (10)
Indians/Brewers 4, Pirates 3
Rojos 14, Rangers2 4
Rays1 7, Astros Blue 0
Red Sox 8, Braves 4
Reds 3, White Sox 1
Twins 13, Rockies 1
Athletics 7, Royals 3
Phillies White 2, Tigers 1 (10)
Yankees 5, Nationals 4 (11)
Marlins’ Minor Leaguers of the Day
Jonaiker Villalobos allowed just one hit while collecting 11 outs for the DSL Marlins.
Brian Anderson went three-for-four and drew a walk for the Shrimp.
#1 Braxton Garrett @BraxGarrett
#2 Tyler Kolek @Tyler_Kolek
#3 Brian Anderson: @AndersonBrian01 went 3-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout, and is hitting .245 so far for Jacksonville.
#4 Dillon Peters: @dillypickz
#5 Isael Soto
#6 Thomas Jones: @thomasjones08
#7 Stone Garrett: @stonegarrett22 went 0-for-4 with a run and two strikeouts for the Hammerheads.
#8 Drew Steckenrider: @asteckenrider20
#9 James Nelson:
#10 Edward Cabrera:
#11 Austin Dean: @AustinDean_3
#12 Cody Poteet: @PoTweet_34
#13 Albert Guaimaro @AlbertGuaimaro3
#14 Jordan Holloway: @jordholl14
#15 Jeff Brigham: @jbrigs34
#16 Sam Perez: @SCPerez_
#17 Tayron Guerrero: @TyronGuerrero7
#18 Roy Morales: @roy_morales25
#19 Sean Reynolds: @sean___reynolds
#20 Remey Reed: @Remey_Reed
#21 Brett Lilek: @Brett Lilek
#22 Andy Beltre
#23 Humberto Mejia
#24 Justin Twine
#25 John Norwood: @Norwood_10 went 0-for-4 with a whiff, watching his average drop to .276.
#26 Joe Gunkel: @joe_gunkel
#27 Yefri Perez: 0-for-1 as a pinch hitter, down to .170 for the season.
#28 Destin Hood: @22_dhood went 0-for-2 with two walks and two strikeouts, and is hitting .263 with New Orleans.
#29 Samuel Castro
#30 Brian Schales: @BrianSchales went 1-for-4 with a double, a run, an RBI, and a strikeout to go to .259 for Jupiter.
Transactions (since last FF Report)
Joe Gunkel was assigned to the Baby Cakes from the Shrimp, and Greg Nappo was sent from the Shrimp to the Cakes, both on Sunday. Yesterday, the Marlins sent Koehler on a rehab start with the Cakes. You read how that went, above. RHP William Cuevas was assigned to New Orleans.
Junichi Tazawa was assigned to the Shrimp for a rehab appearance, but you read how that went above, as well.
The Hammerheads assigned James Buckelew to the GCL Marlins on Sunday, then on Monday, put Brad Haynal on the temporary inactive list. They also activated Dexter Kjerstad and Ben Holmes, and welcomed Justin Nicolino for a rehab start. That too, you can read about here.
Kolton Mahoney was assigned to the Batavia Muckdogs from Greensboro, and L.J. Brewster was called up in his place.
And, in case you weren’t already tracking it, the Marlins selected their first 11 draft picks.
- LHP Trevor Rogers
1A. OF Brian Miller
2. 3b Joseph Dunand
3. 2b Riley Mahan
4. RHP Colton Hock
5. RHP Ryan Lillie
6. RHP Taylor Braley
7. LHP Sean Guenther
8. C Jared Barnes
9. CF Cameron Baranek
10. Denis Karas
Starting at 10:30AM, the DSL Marlins will host the DSL Dodgers1 (6-3).
At 11:30AM, the Greensboro Grasshoppers (35-27) and the Hickory Crawdads (25-39) will commence the first two games of a three-game series. The doubleheader is due to the clubs being rained out yesterday. Michael King (4-3, 3.82) will get the start for Greensboro.
At noon, the Baby Cakes will host the Express in game two of a four game series. Chris O’Grady (1-3, 4.40) will start for New Orleans.
Also at noon, the Marlins will continue selecting players in the 2017 draft. They should pick 30 more today before it’s all over.
The St. Lucie Mets will face Jupiter in game three of their four-game set starting at 6:30PM. The Hammerheads have won the first two in the series, and 13 of their last 16. Trevor Richards (6-4, 2.19) will get tonight’s start.
At 7:05PM, Mike Kickham (3-3, 2.43) will get another turn for the Jumbo Shrimp as they host the Pensacola Blue Wahoos in game one of a five-game series.