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Fish Farm Report: June 20th

A wild night in Auburn and four wins in five for the Marlins organization.


The Marlins agreed to terms with first overall pick LHP Trevor Rogers for $3.4 million. The figure was close to $500,000 below slot, which should allow some latitude in getting some of the other draft picks on board.

The Baby Cakes sent Steve Lombardozzi to the Hammerheads and received Chris O’Grady from the Jumbo Shrimp.

Jupiter took C Corey Bass off the seven-day DL. C Roy Morales was suspended for 80 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, Stanozolol. He was placed on the restricted list, where he will remain for the rest of this season.


Pacific Coast League

New Orleans Baby Cakes 3, Nashville Sounds 0

The Baby Cakes (26-44) shut out the Sounds (35-34) for the third game in a row at First Tennessee Park.

Chris O’Grady (3-3, 3.38) started and earned a 70 GameScore by throwing six shutout five-hit innings, whiffing four. Junichi Tazawa struck one out in one inning for his first triple-A save of this season.

K.C. Serna bunted his way onto base to lead off the third, then scored on a Peter Mooney triple to open the scoring. Mooney scored a moment later on a Mike Aviles ground out. New Orleans added an insurance run in the fourth on a Serna sacrifice fly to score Tomas Tells.

No New Orleans player had more than one hit in the first game, although Nashville 2B Franklin Barreto hit two singles.

New Orleans Baby Cakes 3, Nashville Sound 6

The Baby Cakes were well on their way to a fourth consecutive shutout performance against the Sounds with 7,734 in attendance and First Tennessee Park, but Nashville had another story in mind.

Odrisamer Despaigne threw four shutout three-hit innings, striking out five with zero walks to start. Javy Guerra blew the save in the sixth by allowing three runs on five hits, and Brandon Cunniff (2-1, 4.50) took the loss in the seventh by allowing Matt Olsen a three-run walk-off homer.

Chad Hinshaw, Tomas Tells, and Moises Sierra each collected a pair of singles offensively for New Orleans, but were outhit 12-to-seven overall in the contest.

Elsewhere in the PCL

Iowa Cubs 6, Omaha Storm Chasers 4
Las Vegas 51s 8, Reno Aces 4
Memphis Redbirds 8, Round Rock Express 3
Colorado Springs Sky Sox 4, Oklahoma City Dodgers 3
Tacoma Rainiers 7, Salt Lake Bees 6
Sacramento River Cats 4, Albuquerque Isotopes 1
El Paso Chihuahuas 11, Fresno Grizzlies 7 (10)


Southern League

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (30-40)

The Southern League all start game in Pensacola, FL was cancelled due to rain. It will not be made up.

Elsewhere in the SL

All-stars and non-all-stars alike will get tonight and tomorrow night off as well in the Southern League. Teams will get back into action on Thursday night.


Florida State League

Jupiter Hammerheads 2, Fort Myers Miracle 0

The Hammerheads (33-34) won their 17th game in their last 20 to get within a game of .500, defeating the Fort Myers Miracle, 2-0 in front of 406 at Roger Dean Stadium.

Scott Squier pitched well in his start, although he didn’t earn a decision. He allowed three hits and a walk, striking out four over 6 23 shutout innings. He racked up an impressive 76 GameScore, and seems to have shaken off whatever ailment caused him to start the season 0-4 with a 6.95 ERA by the end of April. Tyler Kinley (1-0, 1.23) got one out in the seventh inning and earned the win. That’s because the Hammerheads opened scoring just after the stretch, when Stone Garrett crossed the plate on a Kyle Barrett RBI-single. Brian Schales scored an insurance run in the eighth on a Dustin Geiger RBI-single.

Jeff Kinley pitched a perfect ninth and struck out two for his sixth save of the season for Jupiter. Offensively, no Hammerhead collected more than one base hit, and none of the seven batters who did earn a hit earned more than a single. Not to worry, though. The Hammerheads have been playing inspired ball over the last three or four weeks, and can make a push for the second half division title.

Elsewhere in the FSL

Dunedin Blue Jays 2, Lakeland Flying Tigers 1
Palm Beach Cardinals 4, Charlotte Stone Crabs 3
Bradenton Marauders 5, Clearwater Threshers 2
Tampa Yankees 6, Florida Fire Frogs 0
St. Lucie Mets 11, Daytona Tortugas 5


South Atlantic League

Greensboro Grasshoppers (37-31)

The North and South Division all stars fought to a 3-3 tie with 4,012 in attendance at Spirit Communications Park with 4,012 in the house. Jorda Jess struck out the side for the North in the fifth inning, and Aldrem Corredor hit a pair of singles with two RBI.

As far as Grasshoppers in the game, James Nelson went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts, and Boo Vazquez went 0-for-3 with strikeout.

Elsewhere in the SAL

Sally League non-all-stars got the night off, and will get back to work on Thursday.


New York-Penn League

Batavia Muckdogs 19, Auburn Doubledays 18 (11)

It was an improbable back-and-forth affair between the Muckdogs (2-0) and the Doubledays (0-2). The good guys came out on top eventually, by a 19-18 margin with 2,624 highly entertained fans in attendance at Falcon Park in Auburn, New York.

No Muckdogs pitcher went more than 2 13 innings. Nestor Bautista struck out one in a perfect fourth inning, Horacio Acosta (1-0, 0.00) earned the win with 2 13 innings of work, allowing two unearned runs on two hits and a walk, and Kenny Koplove earned the save, his first.

Auburn started things out with a two-run second, on an Andres Martinez (1) two run shot, then in the next half inning watched as Terry Bennett (1) hit a grand slam to right field for a 4-2 Batavia lead. It didn’t last long. Auburn scored five times in the bottom of the third on a three-run homer from Oliver Ortiz (2) and a two run homer from Joshual Ramirez (1) for a 7-4 Auburn lead.

Batavia got one back in the fourth on a Felix Tavares wild pitch, and another in the fifth on a Samuel Castro RBI-groundout to pull Batavia to 7-6. The score would remain until the bottom of the eighth, when Auburn tacked on four markers on a Branden Boggetto RBI-single, a Conner Simonetti RBI-single, and an Ortiz two-run single.

In the top of the ninth, trailing 11-6, Batavia scored five runs to force extra innings. The racked them up, first scoring twice on three consecutive Auburn errors. Castro then hit an RBI-single and Lazaro Alonso hit a two-RBI double to tie the contest.

Batavia did their best to put it away in the 10th, scoring twice on a Marcos Rivera sacrifice fly and another Castro RBI-single, but Auburn came back with two of their own to tie it at 13 with an Ortiz two-RBI-double.

The Muckdogs racked up six runs in the top of the 11th, drawing four consecutive walks to start things off, then scoring on a wild pitch, a balk, an RBI-groundout, another Castro RBI-single, and a Thomas Jones sacrifice fly.

The Doubledays didn’t go away easily, though, coming back with five in the bottom of the inning to set the final score. They scored Boggetto on an HBP, Ramirez on a sac fly, then three more on a Simonetti (1) moon shot to right field.

Bennett finished the game with two hits, two walks, and six RBI, and Castro collected three singles, four RBI, and a stolen base. Rony Cabrera reached base safely four times as well, with three singles and a walk.

Elsewhere in the NYPL

Vermont Lake Monsters 6, Lowell Spinners 5
Lowell Spinners 4, Vermont Lake Monsters 2
Staten Island Yankees 7, Brooklyn Cyclones 4
Hudson Valley Renegades 11, Aberdeen Ironbirds 2
Mahoning Valley Scrappers 3, West Virginia Black Bears 1
State College Spikes 5, Williamsport Crosscutters 3
Connecticut Tigers 9, Tri-City Valleycats 0


Gulf Coast League


Five more days.


Dominican Summer League

DSL Marlins 5, DSL Rays1 3

The DSL Marlins won their third in a row on Tuesday morning, a 5-3 affair over the DSL Rays1.

Juan Reyes started and struck out four in as many innings for the Baby Fish, allowing two earned runs on two hits and two walks. Edison Suriel (1-1, 2.70) earned the victory in relief, giving up just one hit in 2 23 innings and finishing with a strikeout.

The Rays1 scored first, on a Jose Del Palacio RBI-double in the top of the first. Palacio was thrown out trying to stretch it into a triple for third out of the inning. Aaaah...youthful exuberance.

The Marlins knotted it up in the second on a Joseph Gilma infield RBI-single, but gave the lead back in the third on a Johan Lopez RBI-single.

The Marlins tied it up in the fifth on Daniel Paulino’s RBI-single, then took the lead in the sixth on Bryan Pineda’s RBI-single for a 3-2 lead. The Rays1 pulled even once again in the seventh on a Luis Perez RBI-double.

Miami’s lowest affiliate pulled out a win in the eighth inning on Bryan Pineda’s RBI-single, then added an insurance run on an Omar Lebron RBI-single.

The Marlins outhit the Rays1 by a 14-to-6 margin. Pineda had three singles and two RBI and is hitting .412 so far in the season. Paulino had three singles and one RBI, Brhayan Campos and Danielsan Heureaux each hit a pair of singles, and Walner Espinal hit a single and a double.

Elsewhere in the DSL

Twins 5, Angels 4
Braves 7, Astros Blue 5
Blue Jays 6, Orioles 1
Pirates 18, Cubs1 8
D-backs1 9, Mariners 7
Athletics 3, Dodgers1 0
Giants 3, Reds 2
Astros Orange 7, Indians/Brewers 1
Brewers 6, Mets2 5 (10)
Cardinals 4, Nationals 3
Rangers2 8, Phillies White 2
Dodgers2 3, Rangers1 2
Indians 12, Rays2 4
Royals 6, Red Sox 2
Rockies 2, Phillies Red 0
Rojos 4, Cubs2 1
D-backs 7, Tigers 6
White Sox 7, Padres 6 (10)
Mets1 5, Yankees 2

Marlins’ Minor Leaguers of the Day

Pitching: Scott Squier earned a 76 GameScore by throwing 6 23 shutout innings, earning no decision for the Hammerheads.

Hitting: It’s hard not to award it to Terry Bennett, who finished with six RBI in Batavia’s 19-18 win against Auburn.

Prospect Watch

#1 Braxton Garrett @BraxGarrett

#2 Tyler Kolek @Tyler_Kolek

#3 Brian Anderson: @AndersonBrian01

#4 Dillon Peters: @dillypickz

#5 Isael Soto

#6 Thomas Jones: @thomasjones08 went 0-for-4 with two walks, two runs, an RBI, and a whiff. He’s at .250 for Batavia.

#7 Stone Garrett: @stonegarrett22 went 0-for-2 with a walk and a run, and is hitting .183 for the Hammerheads.

#8 Drew Steckenrider: @asteckenrider20

#9 James Nelson

#10 Edward Cabrera: 2 13 innings, three hits, four earned runs, one walk, one strikeout, 15.43 for Batavia.

#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

#26 Joe Gunkel: @joe_gunkel

#27 Yefri Perez:

#28 Destin Hood: @22_dhood

#29 Samuel Castro went 3-for-8 with a run, two strikeouts, and four RBI for the Muckdogs. He’s hitting .417.

#30 Brian Schales: @BrianSchales went 1-for-1 with a run and is at .257 for Jupiter.


The Hammerheads will attempt to reach .500 in the third game of their series against the Fort Myers Miracle at 6:30PM.

The Muckdogs will put the ball in the hands of prospect Sam Perez for his first start of the season. They’ll be visiting the State College Spikes (1-1), starting at 7:05PM.

The DSL Marlins will visit the DSL Rays1 at 10:30AM.