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Fish Farm Report: June 25th

William Cuevas tosses a gem, and Marlins affiliated ballclubs post a 3-3 record in action on Sunday.


The Hammerheads activated 1B Brad Haynal from the temporarily inactive list, and RHP Garrett Cortright was assigned to Greensboro from Jupiter.

The Grasshoppers placed RHP Ryley MacEachern on the seven-day DL.

C Michael Hernandez was assigned to the GCL Marlins.


Pacific Coast League

New Orleans Baby Cakes 7, Colorado Springs Sky Sox 1

William Cuevas (1-0, 0.00) continues to dazzle at the triple-A level with the Baby Cakes (28-47), throwing six innings of one-hit shutout ball and earning a 7-1 win over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (43-30). Opposing batters are hitting just .114 against him since he joined New Orleans, and he has struck out 12 in 10 23 innings, including five today.

4,214 were in attendance at Shrine on Airline to witness Cuevas’ mastery, and Odrisamer Despaigne earned his second save with the club, striking out two in three innings while allowing one run on three hits and a walk.

The contest was scoreless until the bottom of the fifth, when Peter Mooney hit a two-RBI-triple and scored a moment later on an error by opposing catcher Andrew Susac. The Baby Cakes made it 4-0 in the next inning, on a Mike Aviles sacrifice fly. Matt Juengel (5) made it 7-0 in the eighth on a three-run shot to left field. The Sky Sox prevented the shutout with two outs in the ninth, scoring a run on a Brett Phillips RBI-groundout.

Mooney added two singles to his hit total for the game, raising his average to .186. Juengel added a single to his total, and Moises Sierra hit a double and a triple, and is up to .300 for the season.

Elsewhere in the PCL

Round Rock Express 1, Iowa Cubs 0 (2, suspended due to wet grounds)
Omaha Storm Chasers 5, Memphis Redbirds 3
Salt Lake Bees 4, Las Vegas 51s 3
Reno Aces 9, Tacoma Rainiers 1
Nashville Sounds, Oklahoma City Dodgers
El Paso Chihuahuas, Albuquerque Isotopes


Southern League

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 0, Jackson Generals 1

Chris Mazza dazzled on the mound for the Shrimp (31-43), who ended up dropping a 1-0 decision to the Jackson Generals (40-34) with 1,031 on hand in the Ballpark at Jackson.

Mazza pitched six frames and gave up just three hits and two walks, allowing no runs and striking out two for a 68 GameScore. Unfortunately, his opponent for the Generals, Ivan Pineyro (6-0, 1.95) whiffed a dozen and allowed just three hits over seven shutout innings for an 88 GameScore.

Alex Yarbrough, Brian Anderson, and John Norwood each managed a single in the game, but that was it for the Shrimp, who left just one runner on base due to a pair of GIDP from Austin Nola.

The games’ only run came in the bottom of the seventh, when B.J. Lopez crossed the plate on a Jeff Kinley (0-1, 9.00) wild pitch.

Elsewhere in the SL

Tennessee Smokies 2, Mobile BayBears 1
Mississippi Braves 7, Biloxi Shuckers 3 (10)
Chattanooga Lookouts 6, Pensacola Blue Wahoos 0 (7)
Chattanooga Lookouts 6, Pensacola Blue Wahoos 0 (7)
Birmingham Barons 5, Montgomery Biscuits 4


Florida State League

Jupiter Hammerheads 5, Palm Beach Cardinals 2

The Hammerheads (35-37) came from behind for a 5-2 win over the Palm Beach Cardinals (42-29) with 317 in attendance at Roger Dean Stadium.

Scott Squier earned no-decision, allowing two earned runs on five hits and three walks in 4 23 innings, with two strikeouts. Evan Beal (1-0, 0.00) earned the win after pitching a scoreless eighth, and Tyler Kinley notched his seventh save of the season with a perfect ninth, lowering his ERA to 1.02.

Palm Beach opened the scoring in the fourth, scoring on a Danny Diekroeger sacrifice fly, but Angel Reyes (2) got it back in the top of the fifth, going deep to left center. The Cards scored again in the fifth to reestablish their one-run lead on a Blake Drake RBI-double.

The score remained, 2-1 Cardinals until the eighth, when the Hammerheads tied it on a J.J. Gould RBI-single. Jupiter scored three times in the top of the ninth. John Silviano opened with a single, Angel Reyes hit a one-out single, and Brian Schales loaded the bases on another single. Brad Haynal then hit another single to take a 3-2 lead, and after a Dexter Kjerstad strikeout, Rodrigo Vigil hit a two-RBI-single. Gould got into the act, loading the bases on the sixth single of the inning, but the rally was killed on a Kyle Barrett fly out.

Elsewhere in the FSL

Lakeland Flying Tigers 4, Bradenton Marauders 3 (11)
Bradenton Marauders 5, Lakeland Flying Tigers 2
Charlotte Stone Crabs 13, St. Lucie Mets 10
Daytona Tortugas 4, Clearwater Threshers 3
Tampa Yankees 6, Dunedin Blue Jays 0
Fort Myers Miracle 8, Florida Fire Frogs 3


South Atlantic League

Greensboro Grasshoppers 3, Hagerstown Suns 8

Hagerstown defeated the Grasshoppers, 8-3 with 1,058 present at Municipal Stadium behind good pitching.

Tyler Watson (5-2, 3.13) won after whiffing 10 Grasshoppers in six innings, allowing just one earned run on four hits and zero walk. Kolton Mahoney (2-3, 2.84) lost, allowing six earned runs in six frames on 11 hits. He struck out five and allowed no walks, but four of the 11 hits he allowed were home runs.

Hagerstown scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning on a Daniel Johnson Jr. (15) two-run shot. The Suns poured it on in the fifth, with a Blake Perkins (6) homer, another Johnson (16) homer, and a Nick Banks (3) two-run homer which made it 6-0, Suns.

Eric Gutierrez brought Corey Bird home on an RBI-single in the sixth, but Hagerstown added two more in the seventh on a Sheldon Neuse (8) round-tripper. Gutierrez added a two-run shot in the eighth to bring the Hoppers within five, but that’s as close as they got.

Luis Pintor also hit safely twice, with a single and a double. James Nelson hit a double, but with just one hit watched his average drop slightly to .327.

Elsewhere in the SAL

Delmarva Shorebirds 6, Lakewood BlueClaws 5
Lexington Legends 5, West Virginia Power 2
Rome Braves 7, Asheville Tourists 2
Augusta GreenJackets 1, Hickory Crawdads 0 (7)
Augusta GreenJackets 8, Hickory Crawdads 5 (7)
Charleston RiverDogs 8, Greenville Drive 5
Kannapolis Intimidators 2, Columbia Fireflies 1


New York-Penn League

Batavia Muckdogs 4, West Virginia Black Bears 6

In game one of a twin bill between the Muckdogs and the Black Bears, continued from the third inning of a scoreless affair last night, West Virginia (5-1) defeated Batavia (3-3), 6-4 with 805 in the house at Dwyer Stadium.

Alejandro Mateo started last night and earned no-decision, whiffing six over three no-hit innings. Eliezer Cuello (0-1, 27.00) lost the game, allowing three runs (two earned) over 13 inning on a hit, a walk, and an error.

Batavia Muckdogs 4, West Virginia Black Bears 1

In a scheduled seven-inning back-half of a twin bill at Dwyer Stadium, the Black Bears (5-2) and the Muckdogs (4-3) forced a nine-inning game with a 1-1 tie after seven with 723 in the house.

Manuel Rodriguez started for the Dogs, and struck out six in four innings while allowing one earned run on two hits and two walks. Ryan McKay gave up just one hit and struck out one over two innings of relief work, and Nestor Bautista (1-0, 7.36) picked up the win with a hitless inning of relief.

West Virginia and Batavia traded runs in the first to lock it at 1-1, the Bears on a Rodriguez balk, and the Dogs on a Lazaro Alonso RBI-single. It would remain tied at one through the next seven innings.

In the bottom of the ninth, Marcos Rivera hit a walkoff three-run homer to left field to get Batavia back above .500.

Elsewhere in the NYPL

Auburn Doubledays 9, Williamsport Crosscutters 5
Staten Island Yankees 3, Aberdeen Ironbirds 1
Hudson Valley Renegades 5, Brooklyn Cyclones 3
State College Spikes 9, Mahoning Valley Scrappers 0
Vermont Lake Monsters 10, Tri-City Valleycats 9
Connecticut Tigers 6, Lowell Spinners 0


Gulf Coast League




Dominican Summer League

DSL Marlins

It’s off day every Sunday in the DSL.

Marlins’ Minor Leaguers of the Day

Pitching: William Cuevas notched a 79 GameScore with 44-of-61 pitches over the plate, striking out five and allowing just a leadoff single in the first over six innings for the Cakes.

Hitting: Marcos Rivera hit a double and a homer for five RBI for the Muckdogs over their two games on Sunday.

Prospect Watch

#1 Braxton Garrett @BraxGarrett

#2 Tyler Kolek @Tyler_Kolek

#3 Brian Anderson: @AndersonBrian01 went 1-for-3 with a strikeout and is at .259 forJacksonville.

#4 Dillon Peters: @dillypickz

#5 Isael Soto

#6 Thomas Jones: @thomasjones08 went 0-for-8 with a walk and five whiffs, hitting .182 for Batavia.

#7 Stone Garrett: @stonegarrett22

#8 Drew Steckenrider: @asteckenrider20

#9 James Nelson hit 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout and is now hitting .327 with Greensboro.

#10 Edward Cabrera: pitched 4.0 innings for the Muckdogs, allowing five hits and a walk for two earned runs. He struck out three and is at 8.53 for the season.

#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 pitched a perfect eighth inning and struck one General out for the Shrimp, and is at 4.66 this season.

#23 Humberto Mejia

#24 Justin Twine went 0-for-4 with a strikeout to drop to .175 for the Grasshoppers.

#25 John Norwood: @Norwood_10 went 1-for-3 with a strikeout and is at .265 for the Shrimp.

#26 Joe Gunkel: @joe_gunkel

#27 Yefri Perez: went 0-for-3 and dropped his average to .166 for the season in Jacksonville.

#28 Destin Hood: @22_dhood

#29 Samuel Castro 0-for-4, one strikeout, .333 with Batavia.

#30 Brian Schales: @BrianSchales went 1-for-3 with a walk, a run, and a strikeout, and is hitting .273 with Jupiter.


The Hammerheads get tomorrow off, but six other Marlins’ affiliates are in action.

At 10:30AM, the DSL Marlins will host the DSL Athletics in the Dominican Summer League.

The Gulf Coast League kicks off tomorrow at noon, as the GCL Marlins host the GCL Mets at Roger Dean Stadium. No word on the starting lineups yet, but I hope to see some of Miami’s newly drafted talent on display.

At 1:05PM, the Generals will host the Jumbo Shrimp in the final game of their five-game-series. Matt Tomshaw (6-4, 3.65) will start for the Shrimp.

The Lakewood BlueClaws (40-34) will open a four-game series against the Grasshoppers tomorrow night at 7:05PM in Lakewood. L.J. Brewster (4-5, 4.47) will take the bump for Greensboro.

The Muckdogs will host the rubber game of their three-game-series against the Black Bears, with Sam Perez (0-0, 2.25) on the hill at Dwyer Stadium.

At 8:08PM (just gotta be different), the Iowa Cubs (32-43) will begin hosting a four-game set against the Baby Cakes. Chris O’Grady (3-3, 3.38) gets the start for New Orleans.