3B Matt Juengel was assigned to the Jumbo Shrimp from the Baby Cakes on a rehab assignment. 2B Steve Lombardozzi was sent from Jupiter up to New Orleans.
RHP Trevor Richards has been promoted from Jupiter up to Jacksonville.
RHP’s Evan Beal and James Needy were assigned to the Hammerheads.
LHP Dakota Bennett (11th round) and two-way phenom Taylor Braley (sixth round) have agreed in principal to contracts with the Marlins.
In almost-but-not-quite-Marlins-tranactions news, recently released RHP Stephen Fife signed with the Seibu Lions in Japan’s top professional league. Fife spoke to the media after his signing:
The opportunity was just better here. With the Marlins, I had a chance to continue to pitch at Triple-A and maybe get a chance to pitch in the big leagues. But the opportunity to come here and pitch in the big leagues and experience a new culture and a new style of game is more intriguing for me. I’m excited to be here for it.
Pacific Coast League
New Orleans Baby Cakes (26-45)
The Cakes will take a day off after winning their prior series against the Nashville Sounds, three-games-to-two.
Elsewhere in the PCL
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (30-40)
Elsewhere in the SL
Florida State League
Jupiter Hammerheads 0, Fort Myers Miracle 3
Cody Stashak (3-3, 3.57) threw six innings of one-hit ball for the Miracle (33-35), whiffing seven Hammerheads (33-35). Recently acquired James Needy (0-1, 4.50) took the loss despite pitching serviceably. He allowed two earned runs on two hits and three walks, while striking out five. Ryan Beckman came on in relief to strike out four in two innings of work, allowing two hits with a crowd of 1,157 on hand at Roger Dean Stadium.
The Miracle scored a pair of runs in the fourth inning, on a bases loaded walk by Needy and a sacrifice fly. They added an insurance run in the eighth on a throwing error by Brian Schales.
The Hammerheads only managed a pair of hits through the game, a double by John Silviano and a single from Kyle Barrett.
Elsewhere in the FSL
Charlotte Stone Crabs 6, Palm Beach Cardinals 4
St. Lucie Mets 4, Daytona Tortugas 2
Clearwater Threshers 5, Bradenton Marauders 4
Lakeland Flying Tigers 9, Dunedin Blue Jays 3
Tampa Yankees 13, Florida Fire Frogs 4
South Atlantic League
Greensboro Grasshoppers (37-31)
Elsewhere in the SAL
New York-Penn League
Batavia Muckdogs 9, State College Spikes 4
The Batavia Muckdogs (3-0) continued their hot streak to start the season with a 9-4 win over the State College Spikes (1-2) in front of 2,217 at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.
Sam Perez struck out five and allowed four hits and no walks for one earned run. Manuel Rodriguez (1-0, 0.00) gave up one hit and whiffed two in two innings of work.
Zachary Daly tripled to lead off the game, then scored a run a moment later on a Thomas Jones double. After a Lazaro Alonso walk, Jhonny Santos hit an RBI-double to score Jones. J.C. Millan scored Alonso on a single, then Mike Garzillo scored Santos on another single.
But Batavia wasn’t done scoring. After three games the team is hitting a world-beating .369, and it showed in the third inning. Santos led off with another double, then Terry Bennett doubled in the next at bat. J.C. Millan hit another single, then Garzillo hit an RBI-single, Marcos Rivera hit an RBI-double, and Daly hit a two-RBI single to make it 8-0, Muckdogs in the early going. State College managed to score a run in the bottom half of the frame on a Danny Martin RBI-single.
The score remained 8-1 until the sixth, when Daly scored on Alonso’s double play grounder made it 9-1. The Spikes scored on a Bryce Denton RBI-double in the next inning, and tried to make it interesting against Kenny Koplove in the ninth, scoring twice without a hit. Koplove gave up two walks and hit two batsmen, but managed to close it out in the end, albeit in a non-save situation.
In total, it was just another day at the office for Batavia, who collected 18 hits in total. Santos led the way by going four-for-five with two doubles and an RBI. Daly hit a single, a double, and a triple with a pair batted in, and Rivera also hit safely three times, with two singles, a double, and an RBI. Three other Muckdogs (Bennett, Millan, Garzillo) collected two hits in the game.
Elsewhere in the NYPL
*Lowell Spinngers 4, Tri-City Valleycats 3
*Auburn Doubledays 3, Mahoning Valley Scrappers 2
*Brooklyn Cyclones 4, Vermont Lake Monsters 1
*Staten Island Yankees 3, Hudson Valley Renegades 2
Connecticut Tigers 6, Aberdeen Ironbirds 3
West Virginia Power 7, Williamsport Crosscutters 2
Gulf Coast League
Four more days.
Dominican Summer League
DSL Marlins 6, Rays1 4
The Marlins’ (8-6) lowest level of minor league ball won their fourth game in a row. They earned the win against the Rays1 (3-13) on Wednesday morning, 6-4.
The game was shortened to 7 1⁄2 innings due to rain, giving Juan Borges (1-0, 4.70) a win in relief. He had pitched the fifth, sixth, and seventh innings, striking out four and not allowing a single baserunner. Franklin Brioso had allowed four runs (just one earned) on five hits and a walk in the first four innings. He struck out four as well.
The Marlins got on the board first, scoring twice in the top of the first on a Walner Espinel sacrifice fly and a wild pitch from opposing starter Aldor Rodriguez. The Rays1 took the lead in the second on a Luis Arias RBI-double, a Roimer Bolivar sacrifice fly, and a Jose Pereira RBI-single. They added another in the third to make it 4-2, on an Alfredo Balbuena RBI-single.
Jorge Caballero singled home Mario Prenza in the sixth to get the Marlins back within a run. The Marlins tied it and took the lead in the seventh on a Danielsan Heureaux RBI-single and a wild pitch by opposing pitcher Luis Gonzalez. They made it 6-4 in the eighth an a Miguel Pena RBI-single.
Wiklerman Rasquin went three-for-four with a walk and a triple for the Marlins, and Jorge Caballero collected a pair of singles.
Elsewhere in the DSL
Astros Orange 6, Indians/Brewers 3
Dodgers1 3, Athletics 2
Astros Blue 5, Braves 2
Mets2 11, Brewers 0 (6)
Nationals 3, Cardinals 2 (6)
Cubs2 3, Rojos 1 (7)
Tigers 12, D-backs2 5
Rangers1 6, Dodgers2 3 (7)
Indians 3, Rays2 0 (8)
Mariners 8, D-backs1 0 (8)
Yankees 3, Mets1 2 (7)
Orioles 1, Blue Jays 0 (7)
Padres 4, White Sox 1 (suspended in the seventh)
Phillies Red 0, Rockies 0 (suspended in the seventh)
Pirates 7, Cubs1 4 (6)
Phillies White 3, Ranger2 2 (7)
Giants 4, Reds 1 (6)
Royals 1, Red Sox 1 (suspended in the eighth)
Twins 4, Angels 1 (7)
Marlins’ Minor Leaguers of the Day
Pitching: Juan Borges pitched three perfect innings for the DSL Marlins, striking out four batters and earning a victory.
Hitting: Jhonny Santos went four-for-five with a pair of doubles, a run scored, and an RBI for the Muckdogs in their 9-4 win over State College.
#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 1-for-1 with a double an RBI, and a run scored, and is at .333 for the Muckdogs.
#7 Stone Garrett: @stonegarrett22
#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_ pitched 4.0 innings and allowed one earned run on four hits, striking out five. He’s at 2.25 for Batavia.
#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
#30 Brian Schales: @BrianSchales went 0-for-1 with an error, his seventh. He’s hitting .256 for the Hammerheads.
At 10:30AM the DSL Marlins will host the DSL Royals (9-5).
The Palm Beach Cardinals (40-27) will host the Hammerheads at their “shared” home stadium at Roger Dean, beginning at 6:30PM. It’s the first of a four-game series.
The Jackson Generals (37-33) will open Jacksonville’s second half of the season by hosting a five-game series, starting at 7:05PM. Joe Gunkel (1-3, 4.35) will start for the Shrimp.
The Grasshoppers will open their second half on the road against the Hagerstown Suns (38-31). Michael King (4-4, 3.82) will start for Greensboro.
Hunter Wells will make his first start of the season for the Muckdogs at 7:05PM against the Spikes.
New Orleans will begin a four-game series at home against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (41-28) at 8PM. Adam Conley (1-2, 4.97) will start for the Baby Cakes.