The Marlins activated RHP Junichi Tazawa from the DL and put Brad Ziegler in his place with a back strain.
The Baby Cakes placed LHP Kelvin Marte on the seven-day DL and assigned LHP Daniel Schlereth to the Jumbo Shrimp.
LHP Jeff Kinley was promoted from the Hammerheads to the Jumbo Shrimp. The Shrimp placed RHP Omar Bencomo on the seven-day DL and activated RHP Tyler Higgins off the list.
LHP James Buckelew was promoted from the GCL Marlins to the Hammerheads.
Pacific Coast League
New Orleans Baby Cakes 5, Colorado Springs Sky Sox 8
The Cakes dropped an 8-5 decision to the Sky Sox with 5,023 on hand at Shrine on Airline.
Starter Adam Conley (1-3, 6.42) continues his struggles, giving up eight earned runs in 2 2⁄3 innings, on eight hits and three walks. Kyle Lobstein struck out five in 3 1⁄3 innings of one hit ball, Brian Ellington struck out two in two perfect innings, and Drew Steckenrider struck out the side in the ninth.
Steve Lombardozzi hit two singles and a double with an RBI, Chad Hinshaw went two-for-three with two walks, two runs, and two RBI, Peter Mooney hit a single and a double with a walk and two runs, and David Vidal hit two singles.
Elsewhere in the PCL
Oklahoma City Dodgers 2, Nashville Sounds 1
Round Rock Express 4, Iowa Cubs 1
Oklahoma City Dodgers 14, Nashville Sounds 5
Omaha Storm Chasers 11, Memphis Redbirds 3
*Tacoma Rainiers 2, Reno Aces 1
*Salt Lake Bees 9, Las Vegas 51s 1
*Sacramento RiverCats 9, Fresno Grizzlies 1
*Albuquerque Isotopes 7, El Paso Chihuahuas 1
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 2, Jackson Generals 5
Jacksonville dropped a 5-2 contest to the Jackson Generals with 1,563 in attendance at the Ballpark in Jackson.
Austin Nola and Chris Diaz each hit a single and a double, and Alex Glenn hit two singles. Starter Joe Gunkel (1-4, 4.57) took the loss by allowing four earned runs on two walks and eight hits in six frames. He struck out five. Tayron Guerrero pitched a scoreless inning of relief.
Elsewhere in the SL
Birmingham Barons 5, Montgomery Biscuits 2
Pensacola Blue Wahoos vs. Chattanooga Lookouts (PPD)
Mississippi Braves vs. Biloxi Shuckers (PPD)
Tennessee Smokies vs. Mobile BayBears (PPD)
Florida State League
Jupiter Hammerheads 1, Palm Beach Cardinals 8
The Hammerheads (33-36) lost their second in a row, by an 8-1 score to the Palm Beach Cardinals in front of a partisan crowd of 626 at Roger Dean Stadium.
James Buckelew (0-1, 2.25) pitched serviceably, allowing one earned run over four innings and earning a 50 GameScore. Jorgan Cavanerio and Ben Holmes collectively allowed six runs on eight hits in two innings to let the Cards put the game firmly out of reach.
Matt Juengel hit a single and a double, while Rodrigo Vigil and rehabbing Adeiny Hechavarria each hit safely twice.
Elsewhere in the FSL
Lakeland Flying Tigers 2, Bradenton Marauders 1
Charlotte Stone Crabs 13, St. Lucie Mets 10
Clearwater Threshers 9, Daytona Tortugas 2
Tampa Yankees 6, Dunedin Blue Jays (6)
Florida Fire Frogs 8, Fort Myers Miracle 1
South Atlantic League
Greensboro Grasshoppers 5, Hagerstown Suns 1
The Hagerstown Suns (38-32) hosted the Grasshoppers (38-31) and 1,277 fans at Municipal Stadium, and watched their home team drop a 5-1 affair to Greensboro.
Michael King (5-4, 3.58) started and won for the Hoppers, throwing five scoreless innings and allowing four hits and a walk, striking out three. Chad Smith and Marcus Crescentini each struck out a pair in one inning of perfect work.
Colby Lusignan (8) hit a three run jab over the center field wall to open scoring in the top of the fourth inning, and it was all the offense that Greensboro ended up needing. The Suns broke through in the seventh, but the rally died on the vine after Hagerstown scored just once on a Telmito Agustin RBI-single.
James Nelson hit an RBI-single, and Lusignan added another RBI on a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning.
Elsewhere in the SAL
Hickory Crawdads 5, Augusta GreenJackets 4 (10)
Charleston RiverDogs 2, Greenville Drive 1 (10)
Kannapolis Intimidators 8, Columbia Fireflies 5
Delmarva Shorebirds 6, Lakewood BlueClaws 0
West Virginia Power 9, Lexington Legends 6
Asheville Tourists 7, Rome Braves 1
New York-Penn League
Batavia Muckdogs 1, State College Spikes 9
With 3,194 in attendance at “Medlar Field at Lubrano Park,” the State College Spikes (2-2) put an end to hopes of a 78-0 record for the Muckdogs (3-1).
Four Muckdogs pitchers combined to allow 19 baserunners in eight innings pitched, giving up nine runs on 15 hits, three walks, and a hit-batsman.
Not quite the offensive display to which Batavia has accustomed themselves with over the first three games, the Muckdogs watched their overall seasonal batting average drop from .369 to .336. Jhonny Santos was the only player to finish with two hits, and lowered his average to .583 by going seven-for-12 over his first three appearances.
Elsewhere in the NYPL
Tri-City Valleycats 1, Lowell Spinners 0
Aberdeen Ironbirds 3, Connecticut Tigers 0
Mahoning Valley Scrappers 5, Auburn Doubledays 4 (10)
Brooklyn Cyclones 5, Vermont Lake Monsters 3
Hudson Valley Renegades 6, Staten Island Yankees 1
West Virginia Black Bears 3, Williamsport Crosscutters 1
Gulf Coast League
Three more days.
Dominican Summer League
DSL Marlins 4, DSL Royals 3
Eliezer Rodriguez started for the Marlins (9-6) and allowed just a hit and a walk while striking out five in four innings for no-decision against the Royals (9-6). It was the Marlins fifth win in a row. Jesus Sanchez (2-0, 3.18) earned the win, allowing one earned run in three innings, allowing four hits and two walks. Elkin Alcala was far from perfect, but picked up his second save of the season after allowing two runs.
The score was tied at zero going to the bottom of the sixth, when the Marlins scored three runs on a Wiklerman Rasquin sacrifice fly and a Miguel Pena two-RBI single. The Royals got on the board in the next frame on a Warning Vicente RBI-double, and the Marlins answered with one in the eighth, on a Juan Urena RBI-double.
Like I said, Alcala was a mess, hitting a batter and allowing an RBI-single (there was also a runner on base from a Juan Urena error) to put runners on the corners in the ninth inning before recording his first out. He then induced two ground outs and a whiff to end the contest.
Daniel Paulino and Juan Urena had two hits each for the Marlins, while Danyeli Espinal (1) and Joseph Gilma (5) each stole a base.
Elsewhere in the DSL
Angels 16, Nationals 0
Astros Blue 4, Dodgers1 3
Red Sox 2, Athletics 1 (10)
Braves 8, Rays1 0
D-backs2 10, Brewers 7
Rockies 5, Cardinals 3
Cubs1 3, Rangers1 0 (suspended, 2nd)
D-backs1 7, Reds 2
Dodgers2 0, Indians/Brewers 0 (suspended 2nd)
Blue Jays 3, Giants 2
Astros Orange 9, Indians 6
Mets2 0, Phillies White 0 (suspended 2nd)
Orioles 4, White Sox 3
Padres 0, Mariners 0 (suspended 2nd)
Yankees 4, Phillies Red 2
Cubs2 2, Rangers2 1
Rays2 6, Pirates 3 (10)
Rojos 6, Tigers 5
Twins 4, Mets1 0
10:30AM DSL Marlins @ DSL Royals
6:30PM Jupiter Hammerheads @ Palm Beach Cardinals
7:05PM Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp @ Jackson Generals
Trevor Richards will make his first career double-A start.
7:05PM Greensboro Grasshoppers @ Hagerstown Suns
Dustin Beggs (5-4, 3.09) starts for the Hoppers.
7:05PM Batavia Muckdogs @ State College Spikes
Alberto Guerrero will make his first start of the year for the Muckdogs.
8:00PM Colorado Springs Sky Sox vs. New Orleans Baby Cakes
Scott Copeland (4-7, 5.97) will get hit turn on the bump for New Orleans.