Pacific Coast League
New Orleans Baby Cakes
The Cakes (23-44) were set to continue their four-game series with the Nashville Sounds (35-31) with game-two (and a continuation of a contest from earlier in the season). Mother Nature again got her hand in the pot, and the contests were rescheduled for another day. Nashville is the Oakland Athletics PCL affiliate.
Elsewhere in the PCL
Memphis Redbirds 7, Round Rock Express 3
Iowa Cubs 16, Omaha Storm Chasers 3
Colorado Springs 5, Oklahoma City Dodgers 2
Sacramento River Cats 1, Albuquerque Isotopes 0
Reno Aces 7, Las Vegas 51s 3
Salt Lake Bees 4, Tacoma Rainiers 3
El Paso Chihuahuas, Fresno Grizzlies
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 3/1, Pensacola Blue Wahoos 2/0
5,138 were on hand to witness the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (30-40) twice defeat the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (40-30) to close out their five-game series.
In the opener, starter Omar Bencomo struck out two and allowed one run on two hits and a walk over three innings. Severino Gonzalez (2-4, 3.53) earned the win, striking out three in 2 1⁄3 frames while allowing a run on three hits and a walk. Junichi Tazawa whiffed two in an inning of work.
Alex Blandino (6) went deep for the Wahoos in the top of the first for an early 1-0 lead, but Yefri Perez scored a run on a Bencomo sacrifice bunt in the third. Bencomo scored a moment later on a John Norwood sacrifice for a 2-1 lead. Cam Maron opened the fourth with his second homer of the season to double Jacksonville’s lead. The Wahoos scored a run in the final inning on an Adrian Nieto RBI-single.
Luis Castillo (4-4, 2.58) secured a complete game for the Wahoos in the second game, but in doing so was the guy on the hill when Alex Glenn hit a walkoff RBI-single for a 1-0 Shrimp victory.
Chris Mazza started for the Shrimp, and threw a 67 GameScore with 49-of-78 pitches in the strike zone. He walked one, allowed five hits, and struck out three in six innings of work, dropping his ERA to 2.93. Andy Beltre (2-0, 5.19) earned the win despite allowing three hits in the seventh inning, striking out two batters.
Pensacola outhit Jacksonville, 8-to-3 in the contest, as Austin Nola, Brian Anderson, and Alex Glenn were the only Jacksonville players to reach safely on base hits.
Elsewhere in the SL
Chattanooga Lookouts 10, Tennessee Smokies 2
Mississippi Braves 6, Montgomery Biscuits 3
Biloxi Shuckers 9, Mobile BayBears 8 (8)
Biloxi Shuckers 1, Mobile BayBears 0 (7)
Birmingham Barons 7, Jackson Generals 2 (8)
Florida State League
Jupiter Hammerheads (31-34)
Elsewhere in the FSL
The league took another day off today, rounding out the FSL mid-season all-star break.
South Atlantic League
In the last game before the SAL all-star break, the Delmarva Shorebirds (28-38) blasted the Grasshoppers (37-31) 9-2 in front of 5,449 at First National Bank Field.
L.J. Brewster took the brunt of the Delmarva offensive assault right in the face, allowing seven earned runs on nine hits and a walk in just 4 2⁄3 innings. He whiffed one, and finished with a 22 GameScore.
The Shorebirds outhit the Hoppers, 13-to-5. Greensboro only had one player with more than one hit, Eric Gutierrez with a single and a double.
Elsewhere in the SAL
Charleston RiverDogs 5, Columbia Fireflies 1
Lakewood BlueClaws 4, Hickory Crawdads 1
Greenville Drive 4, Rome Braves 3
Hagerstown Suns 5, Lexington Legends 5 (8, suspended)
Kannapolis Intimidators 5, West Virginia Power 3
Asheville Tourists 3, Augusta Fireflies 0
New York-Penn League
Gulf Coast League
Seven more days.
Dominican Summer League
Elsewhere in the DSL
The entire DSL takes every Sunday off.
Marlins’ Minor Leaguers of the Day
Chris Mazza pitched six shutout innings for the Shrimp, but earned no decision. It’s ok, we noticed.
#1 Braxton Garrett @BraxGarrett
#2 Tyler Kolek @Tyler_Kolek
#3 Brian Anderson: @AndersonBrian01 went 1-for-3, striking out for the Shrimp. He’s at .249 this season.
#4 Dillon Peters: @dillypickz
#5 Isael Soto
#6 Thomas Jones: @thomasjones08
#7 Stone Garrett: @stonegarrett22
#8 Drew Steckenrider: @asteckenrider20
#9 James Nelson went 1-for-4 with a strikeout, and is down to .325 for Greensboro.
#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 went one inning and earned the win over the Wahoos, allowing three hits and striking out two. He’s at 5.19 for the Shrimp.
#23 Humberto Mejia
#24 Justin Twine went 1-for-3, and is now at .180 for the Grasshoppers.
#25 John Norwood: @Norwood_10 went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts and an RBI, and is at .265 for the Jumbo Shrimp.
#26 Joe Gunkel: @joe_gunkel
#27 Yefri Perez: Perez went 1-for-6 with a run and a double, and is hitting .171 this season for Jacksonville.
#28 Destin Hood: @22_dhood
#29 Samuel Castro
#30 Brian Schales: @BrianSchales
Tomorrow at 10:30AM, the DSL Marlins (5-6) will host the DSL Braves (5-7).
At 6:30PM, Scott Squier (2-6, 4.52) will help the Hammerheads jumpstart their second half of the season agains the Fort Myers Miracle (32-33).
At 7:05PM, the Batavia Muckdogs will begin the NYPL Short Season against the Auburn Doubledays. Although the roster doesn’t yet reflect it, expect to see some of Miami’s recent draft selectees in their first professional action here.
Starting at 8:05PM, the New Orleans Baby Cakes will attempt to complete an earlier suspended game and their regularly scheduled contest with the Nashville Sounds. William Cuervas (0-0, 0.00) is tapped to start their normally scheduled contest.