clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Fish Farm Report: June 16th

Mike Kickham pulled down a win for the Jumbo Shrimp in action on Thursday.


The Marlins activated 1B Justin Bour from the 10-day DL, and sent 3B Martin Prado and SS Adeiny Hechavarria to the Jumbo Shrimp for rehab assignments.

New Orleans released RHP Stephen Fife and traded away SS Nick Noonan to the Colorado Sky Sox.

Jupiter placed RHP Garrett Cortright on the seven-day DL with a strained left calf.

Greensboro released LF Casey Soltis. Soltis was Miami’s fifth round pick in 2014, and was hitting just .188 in 67 Grasshoppers’ games over this season and last.


Pacific Coast League

New Orleans Baby Cakes 4, Round Rock Express 5

The Round Rock Express (33-35) defeated the New Orleans Baby Cakes (23-43) by a 5-4 final count in front of 7,737 at Shrine on Airline in Metairie, Louisiana.

Scott Copeland started and earned a no-decision for the Cakes, striking out six in 6 23 innings, while allowing four earned runs on six hits and two walks. He got 66-of-106 pitches over the plate and finished with a GameScore of 52. Odrisamer Despaigne (0-3, 3.86) took the loss by allowing one earned run on four hits over 2 13 innings.

Round Rock struck first, with a Jason Martinson RBI-single in the top of the first for a quick 1-0 lead. The Baby Cakes answered with two in the bottom half on back-to-back RBI-doubles from Tomas Telis and Moises Sierra. Cal Towey (1) made it 3-1, Cakes in the fourth by going deep over the wall in right center.

Round Rock took the lead in the fifth inning on a Brett Nicholas RBI-single and a Will Middlebrooks (8) two-run shot to make it 4-3. Chad Hinshaw equalized it in the bottom half of the frame with an RBI-double to score Peter Mooney.

The teams stayed tied at four until the top of the eighth, when Middlebrooks (9) went deep for the second time in the game.

Both teams totaled 10 hits, with Hinshaw and Towey leading the Cakes with two each.

Elsewhere in the PCL

Memphis Redbirds 1, Colorado Springs Sky Sox 0
Nashville Sounds 7, Iowa Cubs 1
Omaha Storm Chasers 10, Oklahoma City Dodgers 6
Fresno Grizzlies 15, Albuquerque Isotopes 14
Salt Lake Bees 13, Reno Aces 5
El Paso Chihuahuas 9, Tacoma Rainiers 3
Sacramento River Cats 6, Las Vegas 51s 4


Southern League

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 3/1, Pensacola Blue Wahoos 9/0

The Shrimp (28-40) and Wahoos (40-28) split a pair of seven-inning contests with 5,961 in the crowd at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.

Game one would see Shrimp starter Matt Tomshaw (6-4, 3.65) get shelled for seven earned runs on nine hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out three, and pitched a 20 GameScore with 56-of-90 in the strike zone. Tayron Guerrero pitched an inning of hitless relief, striking out two, and Andy Beltre gave up two earned runs in his inning of work.

Pensacola scored a pair of runs in the top of the third on a Gabriel Guerrero RBI-groundout and an Aristedes Aquino RBI-single. They tacked one on in the fourth when Adrian Nieto (3) homered to left-center, and then things got ugly.

The fifth inning would see Tomshaw induce a pair of fly outs to start the frame, but after a single, a wild pitch, an RBI-single from Aquino, and another single, former Marlins’ prospect Alex Blandino (5) blasted a three-run shot over the left field fence.

With a 7-0 deficit, the Shrimp attempted to mount a comeback in the sixth with RBI-singles from Taylor And and Chris Hoo, but the Wahoos scored again in the seventh on a Blake Trahan RBI-double. The Shrimp scored in the bottom of the inning on a Cam Maron RBI-single to set the final score.

Yefri Perez hit a triple, and Prado hit a double, but nobody scored more than one hit for the Shrimp in the first game.

The second game was a vastly different affair. Mike Kickham (4-3, 2.26) earned the win with five shutout four-hit innings, walking one and whiffing two. He got 48-of-81 pitches over the plate and finished with a 62 GameScore. Esmerling De La Rosa pitched a scoreless inning of relief despite allowing two baserunners, and Clayton Mortensen earned a save with a perfect seventh innings striking out one.

Jacksonville scored the only run of the game, and the only run they would need in the third innings, on a Brian Anderson RBI-triple, scoring Kickham.

Elsewhere in the SL

Chattanooga Lookouts 5, Tennessee Smokies 3
Montgomery Biscuits 1, Mississippi Braves 0 (6)
Jackson Generals 6, Birmingham Barons 1
Biloxi Shuckers vs. Mobile BayBears (doubleheader rained out)


Florida State League

Jupiter Hammerheads (31-34)

The Hammerheads got the night off in preparation for tomorrow night’s FSL All-Star game.

Elsewhere in the FSL

...and ditto for the rest of the league.


South Atlantic League

Greensboro Grasshoppers 0, Delmarva Shorebirds 2

The Greensboro Grasshoppers (36-30) were blanked by the Delmarva Shorebirds (28-38) by a 2-0 final score with 7,502 in attendance at First National Bank Field.

Dylan Lee (3-6, 4.14) took the loss, although he didn’t deserve it. He pitched a quality start by going six innings and allowing just one earned run on two hits and two walks, striking out six. He racked up a 71 GameScore and pitched 53-of-82 over the plate. Sam Perez allowed a run and struck out two in two innings, and Chad Smith pitched a flawless ninth.

The teams traded zeroes for five innings before Delmarva got on the board with a Jake Ring RBI-single. They scored again in the seventh on a Collin Woody RBI-triple.

The Hopper took the loss despite outhitting the Shorebirds six-to-three. Colby Lusignan and Aaron Knapp each hit a pair of singles.

Elsewhere in the SAL

Greenville Drive 14, Rome Braves 5
Augusta GreenJackets 6, Asheville Tourists 3
Columbia Fireflies 4, Charleston RiverDogs 1
Lexington Legends 14, Hagerstown Suns 3
Lakewood BlueClaws 6, Hickory Crawdads 0
Kannapolis Intimidators 8, West Virginia Power 2


New York-Penn League

Batavia Muckdogs

Two more days.


Gulf Coast League


Nine more days.


Dominican Summer League

DSL Marlins (4-6) vs. DSL Red Sox (3-7)

The Marlins and the Red Sox failed to finish Thursday’s eight inning scoreless tie and likewise couldn’t even take the field due to rain. The game was postponed to an undisclosed date.

Elsewhere in the DSL

Pirates 7, Astros Orange 2
Cardinals 11, Twins 4
Indians 7, Cubs1 3
Phillies White 7, D-backs2 0
Giants 7, Mariners 5
Indians/Brewers 4, Rangers1 3
Nationals 5, Mets1 1
Orioles 5, D-backs1 2
Reds 8, Padres 7
Angels 3, Phillies Red 2
Rangers2 3, Brewers 2
Dodgers1 6, Rays1 5 (12)
Mets2 4, Rojos 2
Astros Blue 2, Royals 0
Cubs2 3, Tigers 0
Blue Jays 6, White Sox 5
Yankees 7, Rockies 1
Athletics vs. Braves (postponed)
Dodgers2 vs. Rays2 (postponed)

Marlins’ Minor Leaguers of the Day


Mike Kickham dropped his ERA to a SL fourth 2.26 with his five shutout innings over the Wahoos.


There were no real standouts in minor league Marlins ball today, but Brian Anderson hit the only “game winner,” with an RBI-triple in the second game of the Shrimp doubleheader.

Prospect Watch

#1 Braxton Garrett @BraxGarrett

#2 Tyler Kolek @Tyler_Kolek

#3 Brian Anderson: @AndersonBrian01 2-for-5, one triple, one run, one RBI, .248 for the Shrimp.

#4 Dillon Peters: @dillypickz

#5 Isael Soto

#6 Thomas Jones: @thomasjones08

#7 Stone Garrett: @stonegarrett22

#8 Drew Steckenrider: @asteckenrider20

#9 James Nelson went 0-for-4 with a strikeout, and is only three for his last 20. He is still hitting .327 for the Grasshoppers.

#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_ gave up one earned run on a hit and a walk, striking out two in two innings.

#17 Tayron Guerrero: @TyronGuerrero7 walked two and struck out two, allowing no hits in one inning of work. He’s at 6.48 for the Shrimp.

#18 Roy Morales: @roy_morales25

#19 Sean Reynolds: @sean___reynolds

#20 Remey Reed: @Remey_Reed

#21 Brett Lilek: @Brett Lilek

#22 Andy Beltre gave up two earned runs on two hits and a walk, striking out one in one inning. He has a 5.87 ERA for Jacksonville.

#23 Humberto Mejia

#24 Justin Twine

#25 John Norwood: @Norwood_10 went 1-for-6 with a run and 2 strikeouts, and is at .271 for Jacksonville.

#26 Joe Gunkel: @joe_gunkel

#27 Yefri Perez: Perez went 1-for-5 with a triple and 3 K’s, and is at .171 for the Jumbo Shrimp.

#28 Destin Hood: @22_dhood

#29 Samuel Castro

#30 Brian Schales: @BrianSchales


The Baby Cakes will open up a four-game set on the road against the Nashville Sounds. They’ll send Adam Conley (1-2, 5.34) to the mound for an 8:05PM start time.

Jacksonville will send Omar Bencomo (4-4, 4.85) out against the Wahoos, in game four of their five-game series, starting at 6:05PM.

Greensboro is now all but eliminated from the first-half playoff race unless they win their next two, the Intimidators lose their next two, and Lakewood also has at least one bad game in their next two. With the starter yet-to-be-determined, the game will start at 7:00PM.

The DSL Braves (5-6) will host the DSL Marlins (4-6) starting at 10:30AM.