Pacific Coast League
New Orleans Baby Cakes
In today’s triple-A matinee, the Baby Cakes (21-37) defeated the Memphis Redbirds (35-24), 5-4 with 4,403 on hand at Shrine on Airline.
Chris O’Grady started for New Orleans and earned a 69 GameScore, allowing two unearned runs on two hits and two walks over six frames, striking out six. He put 67-of-102 pitches over the plate. Victor Payano (1-2, 4.00) earned the win with two strikeouts in a scoreless inning of relief, and Drew Steckenrider pitched a scoreless ninth for his third save of the season for the Cakes.
The Cakes struck first, with a Cal Towey RBI-single in the fourth inning, but the Redbirds countered with two in the fifth on a Todd Cunningham RBI-groundout and a throwing error on David Vidal.
Destin Hood slammed his 14th round-tripper of the campaign in the sixth inning, a two-run shot which gave the Baby Cakes a 3-2 lead. Memphis again retook the lead in the following inning, this time on a Patrick Wisdom (10) two-run shot. Chad Hinshaw (1) put an end to the one-upmanship with the final two-run homer of the game in the bottom of the eighth.
Hood was the only Cake to finish the game with multiple hits, with a 2-for-4 day.
Iowa Cubs 5, Oklahoma City Dodgers 4
Reno Aces 8, Tacoma Rainiers 3
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp
Game three of the series between the Jumbo Shrimp (24-34) and the Montgomery Biscuits (33-25) was postponed due to rain in the Jacksonville area. The game has been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader tomorrow.
Chattanooga Lookouts 7, Jackson Generals 2
Tennessee Smokies 3, Birmingham Barons 2
Mobile Bay Bears 8, Pensacola Blue Wahoos 2
Florida State League
No games were played today in the Florida State League. With 12 games left in the first half of the season, the Hammerheads sit 10.5 games behind the Palm Beach Cardinals for the South Division lead.
South Atlantic League
2,368 were on hand to witness the Hagerstown Suns (34-23) shut out the Greensboro Grasshoppers (30-26) by a 6-0 count at Burlington Athletic Stadium.
Luis Pintor was the only Hopper to collect more than one hit, getting two singles to raise his season’s average to .214. James Nelson and Boo Vazquez each hit a double, and Justin Twine and Dalton Wheat each also hit safely for the Grasshoppers.
L.J. Brewster (4-4, 3.91) made the start and took the loss, giving up six runs on five hits and a walk over five innings. He allowed two homers and struck two Suns out. Kolton Mahoney continues to impress, with four whiffs in three innings. He only allowed one baserunner. In two appearances this season with Greensboro, he can boast a 0.200 WHIP.
Greenville Drive 5, Hickory Crawdads 3
Columbia Fireflies 5, Lexington Legends 1
Charleston RiverDogs 8, Asheville Tourists 3 (6)
West Virginia Power 3, Delmarva Shorebirds 3
Augusta GreenJackets 5, Rome Braves 2
New York-Penn League
12 more days.
Gulf Coast League
19 more days.
Dominican Summer League
The Baby Fish dropped six runs on the Baby Royals this morning in the DSL, good enough for a 6-3 victory and a 3-1 record so far this season.
Miguel Pena, Mario Prenza, and Walner Espinal each hit safely twice for the Marlins, and Omar LeBron hit his first homer of the season, a three run shot in the fifth inning. Jesus Rosario (1-0, 0.00) got the win for the Marlins, with two hitless relief innings and two strikeouts to his credit. Jonaiker Villalobos earned a save with two scoreless innings.
The Marlins got on the board first, with a Walner Espinal RBI-double in the fourth, but the Royals struck for three in the bottom of the frame on a Rubendy Jaquez three-RBI-double. Lebron’s homer tied it at three in the fifth inning. The Marlins earned the win in the seventh inning on a Lebron RBI-groundout and a Christoper Rodriguez RBI-single. They added an insurance run in the ninth on a Bryan Pineda RBI-single.
Indians 9, Astros Orange 0
Blue Jays 5, Giants 4 (10)
Rays1 8, Braves 2
Rangers1 10, Cubs1 5
Brewers 4, Dbacks2 2
Astros Blue 11, Dodgers1 10 (10)
Indians/Brewers 3, Dodgers2 1
Twins 5, Mets1 4
Angels 5, Nationals 4
Mariners 5, Padres 3
Mets2 10, Phillies White 4
Rangers2 5, Cubs2 2
Rays2 10, Pirates 6
Red Sox 6, Athletics 5
Dbacks2 6, Reds 3
Cardinals 10, Rockies 9
Rojos 5, Tigers 4
White Sox 6, Orioles 3
Phillies Red 5, Yankees 1
Marlins’ Minor Leaguers of the Day
Chris O’Grady turned in a quality start for the Cakes, although he did not win. He struck out six and allowed just two walks and two hits for two completely unearned runs in New Orleans.
Destin Hood is now tied for fourth in the PCL with 14 home runs. He also hit safely with a single.
#1 Braxton Garrett
#2 Tyler Kolek
#3 Brian Anderson
#4 Dillon Peters
#5 Isael Soto
#6 Thomas Jones
#7 Stone Garrett
#8 Drew Steckenrider: 1.0 IP, one hit, one strikeout, 1 save (3), 1.65 for New Orleans
#9 James Nelson: 1-for-4, one double, two strikeouts, .350 for the Grasshoppers
#10 Edward Cabrera
#11 J.T. Riddle
#12 Austin Dean
#13 Cody Poteet
#14 Albert Guaimaro
#15 Jordan Holloway
#16 Jeff Brigham
#17 Sam Perez
#18 Tayron Guerrero
#19 Roy Morales
#20 Sean Reynolds
#21 Remey Reed
#22 Brett Lilek
#23 Andy Beltre
#24 Humberto Mejia
#25 Justin Twine: 1-for-4, .167 for Greensboro
#26 John Norwood
#27 Joe Gunkel
#28 Yefri Perez
#29 Destin Hood: 2-for-4, two runs, one home run, two RBI, .268 for New Orleans
#30 Samuel Castro
Stephen Fife (4-3, 4.14) will start for the Cakes tomorrow night as New Orleans tries to clinch the series against the Memphis Redbirds. First pitch is set for 8PM at Shrine on Airline.
The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp will host a pair of contests against the Montgomery Biscuits beginning at 4PM tomorrow. Chris Mazza (1-3, 3.29) and Mike Kickham (2-3, 2.72) will get the starts for the Crustacean Nation.
The Hammerheads will open a four-game home series against the Clearwater Threshers at Roger Dean Stadium, beginning at 6:30PM. Trevor Richards (5-4, 2.41) will start for Jupiter.
Greensboro and Hagerstown will make up yesterday’s rainout with a twin-bill in Hagerstown. Michael King (4-3, 3.90) will start the first game at 5PM.
The DSL Marlins (3-1) will pay a visit to the DSL Athletics (2-2) in the Dominican Summer League at 10:30AM.