Pacific Coast League
New Orleans Baby Cakes
On Monday night at Shrine on Airline, the Baby Cakes (20-37) defeated the Memphis Redbirds (35-23), 6-4 with 2,379 to witness.
Adam Conley (1-2, 4.05) earned his first win as a member of the club, tossing seven three-hit innings. He struck out four and allowed two earned run, earning a 70 GameScore with 59-of-92 pitches in the strike zone. Kyle Lobstein pitched a perfect inning in relief, and Greg Nappo barely escaped the ninth, allowing two runs on three hits.
Memphis scored in the top of the first on a Luke Voit sacrifice fly to take an early lead, but the Baby Cakes came back for two in the bottom of the frame on a Moises Sierra (6) two-run homer. Memphis tied it up again in the third inning on a Chad Huffman RBI-double.
New Orleans ended up taking the lead for good in the fourth inning, on a K.C. Serna sacrifice fly, then mostly put it away in the fifth with a David Vidal RBI-single and a Mike Aviles two-RBI single to make it a 6-2 ballgame. The Redbirds scored two runs in the top of the ninth with a Rangel Ravelo (3) home run, but it wasn’t enough.
Nashville Sounds 7, Omaha Storm Chasers 3
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp
The Biscuits scored four runs in the first inning, and that was enough to defeat the Jumbo Shrimp, 9-3 with 1,254 in the house at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.
Matt Tomshaw (5-3, 3.25) had a night he would probably rather forget. He allowed 10 hits over five innings for six runs. He struck out two and allowed zero walks. 62 of his 91 pitches found the plate, but his 34 GameScore was more indicative of his actual results.
Offensively, the Shrimp collected eight hits, including two each from Brian Anderson and Alex Yarbrough. Yarbrough’s first hit was a home run, his fourth of the season.
Tennessee Smokies 6, Birmingham Barons 3
Birmingham Barons 3, Tennessee Smokies 1
Biloxi Shuckers 7, Mississippi Braves 1
Florida State League
Hammerheads (25-33) pitching held the Tampa Yankees (30-29) to just two hits in a 2-1 win in front of 660 at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Monday night.
Jeff Brigham gave up both hits and earned no-decision despite earning a 76 GameScore. He put 57-of-75 pitches into the strike zone, striking out five and allowing just a walk. Eric Alonzo (1-0, 0.00) got the win in relief, whiffing two in 1 1⁄3 perfect innings. Tyler Kinley earned his third save, tossing a flawless ninth with two strikeouts.
Both starters traded zeros through the first five innings before Tampa touched Brigham with a Sharif Othman sacrifice fly. Jupiter tied it in the eighth on a J.J. Gould double, a Kyle Barrett single, and a Junior Arrojo RBI-single. Stone Garrett hit a one out triple in the ninth, and scored the eventual winning run on a Roy Morales single.
Morales was the only Hammerhead to finish with multiple hits.
Clearwater Threshers 6, Charlotte Stone Crabs 1
Six of the other seven Florida State League games were cancelled due to weather.
South Atlantic League
After getting a scheduled day off yesterday, the Grasshoppers (30-25) were rained out tonight against the Hagerstown Suns (33-23). Currently, the Hoppers sit 2 1⁄2 games behind the Suns with 15 games until the end of the first half of the season.
Hickory Crawdads 2, Greenville Drive 1
Kannapolis Intimidators 2, Lakewood Blueclaws 1 (16)
Columbia Fireflies 5, Lexington Legends 3
Delmarva Shorebirds 7, West Virginia Power 5
Augusta Fireflies 11, Rome Braves 3
New York-Penn League
13 more days.
Gulf Coast League
20 more days.
Dominican Summer League
The DSL Marlins and DSL Royals entered the game with identical 2-0 records. After three hours and 36 minutes, the Royals walked away with the 3-0.
Leudy Martinez (0-1, 6.00) started for the Marlins, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk over three frames. Edin Liriano pitched the final two innings without allowing a baserunner, striking out one.
The Fish struck first on an Omar LeBron double, a Wiklerman Rasquin single, and a Daniel Paulino RBI-groundout in the first inning. Unfortunately, that was the last run of the day for the Marlins.
The Royals came back to take the lead in the top of the second on a Yenrrys Mendez RBI-groundout and a Martinez wild pitch to make it 2-1. They added a run in the sixth on a Hector Pineda RBI-double and in the seventh on a Felix Familia RBI-single.
For the Marlins, third baseman Christopher Rodriguez continues to hit well, collecting two hits in four at bats. He’s still hitting .500 this season, although that’s unlikely to continue. Left fielder Rasquin, who also went two-for-four, is hitting at a .533 clip.
Angels 5, Nationals 3
Dodgers1 4, Astros Blue 3
Red Sox 6, Athletics 2
D-Backs2 8, Brewers 2
Cardinals 5, Rockies 4
Cubs2 3, Rangers2 2
D-backs1 15, Reds 2
Dodgers2 19, Indians/Brewers 7
Blue Jays 10, Giants 2
Astros Orange 9, Indians 3
Padres 7, Mariners 1
Phillies White 3, Mets2 1
White Sox 13, Orioles 8
Yankees 5, Phillies Red 1
Rays2 7, Pirates 2
Rangers1 4, Cubs1 0
Braves 15, Rays1 9
Tigers 5, Rojos 1
Twins 6, Mets1 2
Marlins’ Minor Leaguers of the Day
Jeff Brigham, Miami’s number 16 prospect, went 6 2⁄3 innings and allowed one earned run, on two hits and a walk. He struck out five.
Nobody in Miami’s feeder system collected three hits on Monday, but several hit a pair. Wiklerman Rasquin is eight-for-15 in the first three games of the season, and hit a single and a double on Monday morning.
#1 Braxton Garrett
#2 Tyler Kolek
#3 Brian Anderson: 2-for-4, one run, .243 for Jacksonville
#4 Dillon Peters
#5 Isael Soto
#6 Thomas Jones
#7 Stone Garrett: 1-for-4, one run, one triple, two strikeouts, .190 for the Hammerheads
#8 Drew Steckenrider
#9 James Nelson
#10 Edward Cabrera
#11 J.T. Riddle: 0-for-4, one RBI, one strikeout, .263 for Miami.
#12 Austin Dean
#13 Cody Poteet
#14 Albert Guaimaro
#15 Jordan Holloway
#16 Jeff Brigham: 6.2 IP, two hits, one earned run, one walk, five strikeouts, 3.09 for Jupiter
#17 Sam Perez
#18 Tayron Guerrero: 1.0 IP, three hits, two earned runs, one walk, one strikeout, 8.53 for the Shrimp
#19 Roy Morales: 2-for-4, one double, one RBI, .282 for Jupiter
#20 Sean Reynolds
#21 Remey Reed
#22 Brett Lilek
#23 Andy Beltre
#24 Humberto Mejia
#25 Justin Twine
#26 John Norwood: 0-for-2, two walks, .290 for the Shrimp
#27 Joe Gunkel
#28 Yefri Perez: 0-for-3, .176 for the Jumbo Shrimp
#29 Destin Hood: 0-for-2, one run, two walks, two strikeouts, .263 for New Orleans
#30 Samuel Castro
The Marlins called Tomas Telis up to join the parent club, and right fielder Cal Towey was promoted to the Baby Cakes from Jacksonville.
In Jacksonville, shortstop Chris Diaz joined the team, RHP Clayton Mortensen joined from Batavia, and LHP James Buckelew was sent to Marlins Extended Spring Training.
Greensboro activated catcher Jarrett Rindfleisch from the seven-day DL. They also sent catcher Alex Jones to the Muckdogs in a corresponding move.
The Baby Cakes will host the Memphis Redbirds in an early game tomorrow, starting at Noon. Chris O’Grady (1-3, 5.47) will get the call in game three of the four-game series.
Mike Kickham (2-3, 2.72) will take the hill at home for the Jumbo Shrimp as they take on the Biscuits in game three of their five-game series at 7:05PM. The Shrimp have lost the first two.
L. J. Brewster (4-3, 3.07) will start for the Grasshoppers at home against the Hagerstown Suns, starting at 7PM.
The DSL Marlins will “visit” the DSL Royals beginning at 10:30AM. The two clubs are based within walking distance of one another.