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Fish Farm Report: June 29th

Marlins affiliates posted an 0-5 record on Thursday.

Corey Bird collected three hits on Thursday.


New Orleans activated Matt Juengel from the seven-day DL.

The Muckdogs assigned Eliezer Cuello to the GCL Marlins.


Pacific Coast League

New Orleans Baby Cakes 2, Iowa Cubs 5

In an early game, the Iowa Cubs (35-44) defeated the Cakes (29-50), 5-2 with 8,920 in attendance at Principal Park. Odrisamer Despaigne (0-4, 3.65) lost by allowing three earned runs in five frames, on nine hits and a walk. He struck out there and finished with a GameScore of 44. Brandon Cunniff threw 1 13 innings of hitless relief, striking out two Cubbies.

Iowa got on the board first in the bottom of the fifth, on a two-out, three-run double off the bat of Bijan Rademacher. The Cakes came back in the top part of the sixth for two runs on a Moises Sierra double to make it 3-2, but that’s as close as New Orleans would get. The Cubs added a run in the sixth when Stephen Bruno stole third base and took home on a throwing error by Ramon Cabrera. Chris Dominguez (8) put it out of reach in the seventh on a solo home run to left-center.

Brandon Barnes and K.C. Serna each hit a single and a double, while Peter Mooney and Cabrera each hit safely twice for the Baby Cakes.

Elsewhere in the PCL


Southern League

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 0, Mobile BayBears 1 (5, suspended due to rain)

Mobile (33-42) scored a run in the fourth inning on a Zach Houchins RBI-single. Jumbo Shrimp (33-43) manager Randy Ready was tossed arguing the call, then the game was suspended in the fifth due to rain. They’ll finish it off as part of a doubleheader tomorrow. Trevor Richards had struck out three and allowed one run on two hits in his five innings of work, but is on the hook for the loss if the Shrimp can’t manufacture some runs in tomorrow’s early half-game. Braxton Lee and Alex Yarbrough were the only Jacksonville players to hit safely.

Elsewhere in the SL


Florida State League

Jupiter Hammerheads 1, Florida Fire Frogs 3

Ben Meyer whiffed seven in six innings, allowing one hit and one walk while earning a 79 GameScore with 1,402 in the house at Roger Dean Stadium. He earned no-decision, however, as reliever Evan Beal (1-1, 0.00) took the loss by allowing three unearned runs in the seventh inning on a hit, two walks and an error. He struck out two in his inning of work.

Jupiter scored their run in the first after John Silviano and Dustin Geiger hit consecutive two-out doubles in the first inning, and Meyer held the fort for six innings. That changed in a hurry in the seventh, when Beal walked Ray-Patrick Didder, induced an Austin Riley groundout, allowed Didder to steal third, and give up a walk to Alex Jackson.

That’s when things got a little hairy. Tyler Nelson hit a grounder to first baseman Geiger, who could have tossed it to the shortstop for an attempt at a 3-6-1 double play, but instead threw it home. Third baseman Brian Schales applied the tag to baserunner Didder, who they had in a good old fashioned pickle, but dropped the ball for a charged error. After a Brett Cumberland strikeout, Braxton Davidson hit a two-RBI triple to take a 3-1 lead.

The Fire Frogs were outhit by the Hammerheads, 7-to-3, but got it done where it counted. Geiger hit a pair of doubles to lead Jupiter. Silviano, Boo Vazquez, Stone Garrett, Schales, and Chris Hoo also hit safely.

Elsewhere in the FSL


South Atlantic League

Greensboro Grasshoppers 4, Lakewood BlueClaws 6

Dylan Lee (3-8, 5.19) started and lost for the Hoppers with 5,706 in the house at FirstEnergy Park, allowing six earned runs in five innings on nine hits. He struck out five in the losing effort.

Lakewood scored three runs in the bottom of the second to get things started for the Claws, on a Lee wild pitch, an RBI-single by Luke Williams, and an RBI-double from Enmanuel Garcia. Corey Bird hit an RBI-single in the next inning to bring the Hoppers to within two runs, but the BlueClaws poured it on in the fourth, scoring a run on a Lee throwing error and two more on a Daniel Brito (5) homer to right field.

Greensboro tried their best to get things jumpstarted in the fifth, when competitive draft pick Brian Miller crossed the plate on a James Nelson double. Luis Pintor (3) hit a line drive over the fence in left center to score himself and Justin Twine to make it 6-4 in the sixth, but that’s how it ended.

Bird led Greensboro by hitting two singles and a double, while Miller hit two singles to raise his average to .222.

Elsewhere in the SAL


New York-Penn League

Batavia Muckdogs 5, Williamsport Crosscutters 6 (10)

With 1,744 on hand at BB&T Ballpark, the Crosscutters entertained the home crowd with a 6-5 walkoff victory over the Muckdogs.

Alejandro Mateo struck out seven in a four inning start, allowing three earned runs on five hits and zero walks. R.J. Peace struck out five in two hitless relief innings, and Kenny Koplove (0-1, 8.10) blew the save and took the loss in the bottom of the 10th, allowing three walks and a hit for two runs.

The Crosscutters scored in the first inning on a Greg Pickett RBI-single, but Batavia took the lead in the third on a Luis Carrasco wild pitch and a Jhonny Santos RBI-groundout. Williamsport tied it in the bottom half of the inning on a Raul Rivas RBI-single, and took the lead in the fourth when Jhailyn Ortiz (2) led off with a homer for a 3-2 lead.

The Crosscutters made it 4-2 in the sixth on a Josh Stephen RBI-triple, then the Muckdogs scored a pair in the ninth inning on consecutive one-out singles from David Gauntt, Harrison White, and Samuel Castro. Thomas Jones walked with the bases loaded, and Williamsport reliever Addison Russ threw a wild pitch to score White to tie it at four.

Things seemed to be heading in the right direction in the top of the 10th, when Tyler Curtis scored on a White single, but Koplove couldn’t find any luck or the plate in the bottom part of the inning. Shortstop Micah Brown booted the ball to allow leadoff man Jake Scheiner to reach first. Speedster Jesus Alastre was tapped to pinch run, and stole second immediately, then Pickett and Ortiz both drew walks to load up the bases.

Koplove then walked Cole Stobbe with the game-tying run, and allowed Stephen a walkoff single. Koplove did not record an out.

Castro led the Muckdogs with three singles, while Thomas Jones, Harrison White, and Lazaro Alonso collected two hits each.

Elsewhere in the NYPL

State College Spikes 7, Auburn Doubledays 4
Aberdeen Ironbirds 9, Brooklyn Cyclones 3
Lowell Spinners 5, Hudson Valley Renegades 2
Mahoning Valley Scrappers 6, West Virginia Black bears 3
Tri-City Valleycats 2, Connecticut Tigers 0
Staten Island Yankees vs. Vermont Lake Monsters (ppd, rain)


Gulf Coast League

GCL Marlins

The GCL Marlins had the day off, which happens to some team every day in a circuit with 17 teams.

Elsewhere in the GCL

Astros 5, Mets 4 (10)
Nationals 3, Cardinals 1
Tigers West 4, Phillies 3
Pirates 3, Braves 1
Red Sox 3, Rays 2 (10)
Yankees East 4, Tigers East 3 (11)
Twins 1, Orioles 0
Blue Jays 6, Yankees West 5


Dominican Summer League

DSL Marlins 2, DSL Dodgers1 3 (10)

The Marlins (11-10) took an early lead over the Dodgers1 (13-10), but couldn’t hold on forever. Rafael Eysseric struck out three and allowed four hits over three shutout innings, and Jonaiker Villalobos allowed one earned run on four hits and two walks in 3 23 innings, with four strikeouts. Winston Mora (0-1, 4.09) took the loss, giving up two runs (one earned) in 1 23 innings.

The Marlins struck first on a Wiklerman Rasquin RBI-single in the top of the first inning, then held the lead through five. Kiumel Bastarto hit an RBI-triple off Villalobos in the sixth to tie it at one. The teams would trade zeroes for the rest of the way through the first nine innings.

In the top of the 10th, Juan Urena scored Luis Arcaya on an RBI-single to take a 2-1 lead, but the Dodgers1 came back in the bottom of the inning, tying the score when Marvin Romero stole home. Bastardo hit a walkoff a moment later, on a single to left field.

The Marlins only collected four hits all day, also committing four errors. Rasquin hit two singles, and Arcaya and Urena had a single each.

Elsewhere in the DSL

Astros Orange 12, Rays2 0 (no-hitter)
Blue Jays 4, Mariners 2 (11)
Cardinals 3, Phillies Red 2
Cubs2 7, Brewers 5
Mets2 3, D-backs2 0
Cubs1 6, Dodgers2 5
Pirates 8, Indians/Brewers 4
Mets1 5, Angels 3
Giants 9, Orioles 2
D-backs 6, Padres 5 (11)
Phillies White 8, Tigers 5
Indians 5, Rangers1 4
Astros Blue 2, Rays1 1
Red Sox 3, Braves 1
Twins 12, Rockies 2
Rangers2 10, Rojos 4
Athletics 2, Royals 1
White Sox 7, Reds 4
Nationals 9, Yankees 5

Marlins’ Minor Leaguers of the Day

Pitching: Ben Meyer struck out seven and earned no decision, allowing just a walk and a hit in six innings of work for the Hammerheads. R.J. Peace struck out five of the seven batters he faced, giving up a walk and inducing a groundout for the other two.

Hitting: Corey Bird hit two singles and a double for the Grasshoppers.

Fish Stripes Top 30 Prospect Watch (dynamic tracker)

#1 Trevor Richards @trevrchrds tossed five innings and struck out three, allowing a run on two hits and two walks for Jacksonville.

#2 Drew Steckenrider @asteckenrider20

#3 Austin Dean @AustinDean_3

#4 Dillon Peters @Dillypickz

#5 Miguel Del Pozo @migueldelpoz0

#6 Brian Schales @BrianSchales went 1-for-4 for the Hammerheads, and is hitting .266.

#7 James Nelson @WoahitsNelly went 1-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and three strikeouts to drop to .319 for Greensboro.

#8 Kyle Barrett @kbarrett_4 went 0-for-2 for the Shrimp.

#9 Dustin Beggs @dbizzzzle

#10 Brian Anderson @AndersonBrian01 went 0-for-2 for Jacksonville.

#11 Sam Perez @SCPerez_

#12 Boo Vazquez went 1-for-4 with a strikeout and is at .455 for Jupiter.

#13 Jeff Brigham @jbrigs34

#14 John Norwood @Norwood_10 went 0-for-2 with a whiff for the Jumbo Shrimp.

#15 Mike Kickham @mikekickham4

#16 Sean Reynolds @sean___reynolds

#17 Edward Cabrera

#18 Destin Hood @22_dhood

#19 Thomas Jones @ThomasJones08 went 2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI, and is hitting .212 for Batavia.

#20 Tayron Guerrero @TyronGuerrero7

#21 Mason Davis @_Maeday20

#22 Albert Guaimaro

#23 Eliezer Rodriguez

#24 Matt Tomshaw @MatthewJTomshaw

#25 Cody Poteet @PoTweet_34

#26 Ryan Newell

#27 Stone Garrett @StoneGarrett22 went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts and raised his average to .180.

#28 Alberto Guerrero

#29 Raul Brito

#30 Terry Bennett


At 10:30AM, the DSL Marlins will host the DSL Dodgers1.

Starting at noon, the GCL Marlins will host the GCL Cardinals (0-3).

Starting around 4 or 5PM, the Jumbo Shrimp and Bay Bears will complete their suspended game, then play another. Not yet sure if it will be a seven- or nine-inning affair, but they have Mike Kickham (4-4, 2.43) slated to start.

At 6:30PM, the Hammerheads will host the Lakeland Tigers (35-38) in the first game of a three-game series. Jeff Brigham (2-1, 2.48) will take the hill.

Starting at 7PM the Hoppers will take on the Asheville Tourists (34-41) in the first game of a four game series.

The Crosscutters will go for the sweep of the Muckdogs starting at 7:05PM. Edward Cabrera (0-0, 8.53) will start.

The Memphis Redbirds (48-31) will begin a four-game series with the Baby Cakes at 8:05PM. William Cuevas (1-0, 0.00) will look to continue the triple-A magic which has led to an opposing batting average of .114 and 12 whiffs in 10 23 innings.

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