Miguel Rojas was sent from the Hammerheads to Jacksonville to continue his rehabilitation assignment.
Jacksonville released 3B Rehiner Cordova, received RHP Eric Alonzo from the Hammerheads, and activated RHP Tayron Guerrero and 3B Brian Anderson from the temporarily inactive list.
RHP Brandon Boone was promoted from the GCL Marlins to the Batavia Muckdogs.
LHP Dakota Bennett was assigned to the GCL Marlins.
Pacific Coast League
New Orleans Baby Cakes (35-55)
No games were played today in the Pacific Coast League
Elsewhere in the PCL
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 4, Biloxi Shuckers 3
Taylor Ard scored the winning run when he crossed the plate on a Tayler Scott wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth as the Jumbo Shrimp (40-49) topped the Biloxi Shuckers (45-43), 4-3.
Chris Mazza started, and earned the very definition of a quality start (six or more innings pitched with an in-game ERA at 4.50 or better) by allowing three earned runs in six innings of work. He earned no decision in front of 3,118 at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, allowing six hits and striking out six. He also walked one batter. Andy Beltre struck out a pair of Shuckers in an inning of work, Daniel Schlereth struck out one in 1 1⁄3 perfect innings, and Clayton Mortensen (1-0, 0.77) earned the victory with 2⁄3 of a flawless inning.
Jacksonville put its mark on the scoreboard first, in the bottom of the first when Brian Anderson singled in Braxton Lee on a bloop single to the right side. Michael Choice (8) hit a solo homer to tie it in the fourth, then Biloxi took the lead in the fifth on a two-run double from Johnny Davis. Jacksonville picked their way back with a Brian Anderson sacrifice fly in the fifth and a Miguel Rojas non-RBI (but still run-scoring) double play grounder.
The Shrimp outhit the Shuckers as well, 9-to-7, with Braxton Lee leading the way with a double, two singles, a walk and a run. John Norwood and Alex Yarbrough each contributed to the cause with a double.
Elsewhere in the SL
Tennessee Smokies 8, Montgomery Biscuits 4
Pensacola Blue Wahoos 4, Chattanooga Lookouts 1
Jackson Generals 8, Mississippi Braves 7
Mobile BayBears 1, Birmingham Barons 0
Florida State League
Jupiter Hammerheads (9-9, 42-44)
Jupiter and the rest of the Florida State League had an off day.
Elsewhere in the FSL
South Atlantic League
Greensboro Grasshoppers (8-9, 45-40)
Greensboro and the South Atlantic League also had the day off.
Elsewhere in the SAL
New York-Penn League
Batavia Muckdogs 2, Lowell Spinners 5
Batavia (8-13) dropped a 5-2 decision to the surging Lowell Spinners (10-10) with 1,192 packed into Dwyer Stadium in Batavia, New York on Tuesday night.
Edward Cabrera (0-2, 6.88) took the loss, surrendering three earned runs in 3 1⁄3 innings. He gave up six hits and zero walks, striking out five in the losing effort. R.J. Peace whiffed three in 2 2⁄3 one-hit shutout innings, and Henry McAree struck out two in two innings, allowing one hit.
Lowell tallied a trio of runs in the top of the second, on a Cabrera wild pitch and a two-run double by Michael Osinski. They came back with a Thomas Jones RBI-single in the third and a missed catch error by opposing first baseman Raiwinson Lameda, but couldn’t mount any further comeback aspirations. The Spinners put it out of reach in the ninth on a Yoan Aybar RBI-single and a throwing error by Batavia catcher Alex Jones.
Thomas Jones led the Muckdogs with a pair of singles, and Tyler Curtis rapped a double.
Elsewhere in the NYPL
Staten Island Yankees 3, Vermont Lake Monsters 1 (7)
Vermont Lake Monsters 6, Staten Island Yankees 1 (7)
Tri-City ValleyCats 7, State College Spikes 0
Auburn Doubledays 12, Aberdeen Ironbirds 5
Mahoning Valley Scrappers 4, Brooklyn Cyclones 1
Hudson Valley Renegades 7, West Virginia Black Bears 4
Williamsport Crosscutters vs. Connecticut Tigers (ppd, wet grounds)
Gulf Coast League
The GCL Marlins thrashed the GCL Mets, 13-3 at the St. Lucie Sports Complex on Tuesday afternoon.
Pablo Garcia led the surging Marlins offense with three hits and two RBI. The Marlins collected a total of 13 hits for the contest, as Yeral Encarnacion hit a single and a double for a pair of RBI, Trenton Hill hit two singles for two RBI, Albert Guaimaro hit a single and a triple, and Cameron Baranek jacked his first professional home run, a three-run jack in the eighth inning.
From the mound, Sean Guenther pitched three perfect innings in his start, striking out four. Gavin Fritz (1-0, 1.80) earned the win, allowing just two bases-on-balls in his two innings of work, and Doug Domnarski pitched a perfect inning, striking one out.
Elsewhere in the GCL
Dominican Summer League
DSL Marlins 5, DSL Athletics 7
The DSL Marlins had their seven-game winning streak snapped by a 7-5 margin to the DSL Athletics on Tuesday morning.
Marlins pitching surrendered 12 hits, three walks, two free passes by HBP, and three wild pitches, as each of the three pitchers involved allowed at least a pair of runs. Gabriel Baez (0-1, 8.31) took the loss, allowing three runs (two earned) on three hits in the eighth inning.
Walner Espinal, Omar Lebron, and Juan Urena each collected a pair of base hits, but no Marlins’ hitter finished with an extra-base hit.
Elsewhere in the DSL
Dodgers2 3, Astros Orange 1
Blue Jays 3, D-backs1 0
Brewers 7, Phillies White 3
Indians/Brewers 14, Cubs1 13
Rojos 7, D-backs2 5
Dodgers1 5, Braves 0
Pirates 6, Indians 3
Mets1 13, Phillies Red 2
Cubs2 8, Mets2 4
Nationals 10, Twins 5
Orioles 1, Padres 0
Rays2 7, Rangers1 5
Rays1 2, Royals 1
Red Sox 9, Astros Blue 5 (11)
Reds 11, Mariners 10 (11)
Angels 10, Rockies 0
Tigers 8, Rangers2 3
White Sox 8, Giants 5
Cardinals 2, Yankees 1
Marlins’ Minor Leaguers of the Day
Sean Guenther gets the nod for the GCL Marlins after throwing three flawless frames against the Mets, striking out four and finishing with a 62 GameScore.
In the same game, catcher Pablo Garcia hit three singles, drew a walk, scored twice and collected a pair of RBI.
Fish Stripes Top 30 Prospect Watch (dynamic tracker)
#1 James Nelson @WoahitsNelly
#2 Trevor Richards @trvrchrds
#3 Dillon Peters @dillypickz
#4 Brian Anderson @AndersonBrian01 went 1-for-2 with two walks and two RBI batting third for Jacksonville. He’s hitting .256 this season.
#5 Braxton Lee @Brax_Lee went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, and a run, and is back up to .332 for the season in the Southern League.
#6 Drew Steckenrider @asteckenrider20
#7 Jeff Brigham @Jbrigs34
#8 Mike Kickham @MikeKickham4
#9 Boo Vazquez
#10 Brian Miller @B_Millz05
#11 Ben Meyer @BenMeyer28
#12 Trevor Rogers @T_Raw1691
#13 Michael King
#14 Cameron Baranek @CameronB25 went 1-for-5 to drop his batting average to .342, but his 1- was his first pro homer, for three runs. He also drew first by getting hit by a pitch, and scored twice batting second in the lineup.
#15 Austin Dean @AustinDean_3 went 0-for-4 hitting fifth in the Jacksonville lineup, dropping to .264.
#16 Brian Schales @BrianSchales
#17 Kyle Barrett @kbarrett_4 went 1-for-1 in a pinch hitting role, scoring a run. His plate appearance raised his double-A average by 20 points, to .195.
#18 Kyle Keller @keller_11
#19 Aaron Knapp @aknappyboii
#20 Corey Bird
#21 Joseph Dunand @Joedunand
#22 Riley Mahan @RizzMahan
#23 Shao-pin Ho
#24 Tayron Guerrero @TyronGuerrero7
#25 Sam Perez @SCPerez_
#26 Cody Poteet @PoTweet_34
#27 Mason Davis @_Maeday20
#28 James Needy
#29 Samuel Castro went 1-for-5 batting leadoff for the Muckdogs, and is tracking a .279 average this season.
#30 Walner Espinal went 2-for-4 with a walk, two runs, and a strikeout batting fifth in DSL’s order. He’s at .313 for the season.
The DSL Marlins host the DSL Athletics at 10:30AM.
The GCL Marlins host the GCL Astros (5-8) at noon.
At 12:05PM, the Jumbo Shrimp will host the Shuckers in the final game of a four-game series. Jacksonville will be looking for a three-games-to-one series claiming victory.
Beginning at 6:30PM, the Palm Beach Cardinals (50-35) will open a three-game set with the Hammerheads. Scott Squier (2-6, 4.08) will mount the bump for Jupiter.
At 7:05PM, the Muckdogs will play game two of their three-game series with the Spinners. Ryan Lillie will make his first start at the Short Season level.
Also at 7:05PM, the Hoppers will commence a three-game set against the Columbia Fireflies (47-39) away from Greensboro. Grasshoppers pitching has yet to be determined.
LHP Dakota Bennett, who was drafted in the 11th round last month and was just yesterday assigned to the GCL Marlins, turns 18 today.
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