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Fish Farm Report: July 13th

Marlins went 4-4 in the minors yesterday.

MLB: Miami Marlins at Tampa Bay Rays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


The Marlins signed LHP Jared Lakind to a minor league contract, then assigned him to Greensboro.

LHP Jeff Locke was sent down to the Jupiter Hammerheads, as was 3B Miguel Rojas.

LHP Miguel Del Pozo was promoted from Greensboro up to Jupiter. The Hammerheads also placed RHP Evan Beal on the seven-day DL with a right quad contusion.

LF Walker Olis was assigned to Greensboro. The Hoppers also placed OF Dalton Wheat on the seven-day DL with a left shin bruise.


Pacific Coast League

New Orleans Baby Cakes 7, Oklahoma City Dodgers 4

New Orleans topped the Dodgers with three ninth-inning runs in front of 4,978 at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

Adam Conley gave up six hits and a walk in 3 23 innings for one earned run, bringing his ERA down to 5.49. Kelvin Marte came on for 3 13 innings, struck out four, and allowed zero runs on two hits and a walk. After Victor Payano blew a 4-1 lead by allowing three earned runs in 23 of an inning, Brian Ellington (1-0, 2.53) came on to whiff four in 1 13 innings, surrendering only a walk.

Chad Hinshaw drew a bases loaded walk to open the scoring in the first, then K.C. Serna hit a two-RBI-single in the third for a 3-0 Baby Cakes’ lead. The clubs traded runs in the fourth, the Cakes on a Moises Sierra RBI-single and the Dodgers with a Jack Murphy RBI-single to make it 4-1.

The score remained until the bottom of the eighth, when Payano allowed a walk, a single, a two-RBI-double to Charlie Culberson, a wild pitch, a sacrifice fly by Murphy, and a double before getting relieved with two outs by Ellington.

New Orleans capitalized in their half of the ninth with a Sierra two-RBI-double and a Cal Towey RBI-single.

New Orleans was outhit by Oklahoma City by an 11-to-8 margin, but they got it done where it counted. Steve Lombardozzi scored twice, rapping three singles.

Elsewhere in the PCL

Nashville Sounds 10, Omaha Storm Chasers 1
Memphis Redbirds 6, Round Rock Express 2
Salt Lake Bees 5, Sacramento RiverCats 4
Albuquerque Isotopes 8, Las Vegas 51s 4
Reno Aces 6, El Paso Chihuahuas 2
Fresno Grizzlies 5, Tacoma Rainiers 1
Iowa Cubs vs. Colorado Springs Sky Sox (ppd, rain)


Southern League

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 4, Chattanooga Lookouts 5

With 2,707 present at AT&T Field, the Lookouts (58-33) defeated the Shrimp (41-50) with a walkoff bases-loaded grounder to the right side by Alex Perez.

The Lookouts got out to an early lead, scoring three runs in the first inning on a Jonathan Rodriguez RBI-double, a Max Murphy RBI-single, and a T.J. White RBI-double. The Shrimp would slowly chip away at the lead, scoring in the third on a Kyle Barrett sacrifice fly, in the fourth on a David Vidal RBI-single, in the fifth on a throwing error by opposing shortstop Ryan Walker, and in the seventh on a Vidal RBI-fielders’ choice.

With the Shrimp ahead by a 4-3 count going into the bottom of the ninth, reliever Daniel Schlereth (0-1, 2.45) allowed a single, a walk, an RBI-double, an intentional walk, and the game winner.

Matt Tomshaw pitched serviceably after his shaky start, striking out six in seven innings and allowing only a double and a walk after the first inning. At one point, he retired 13 consecutive batters. Brian Anderson finished with a double and a triple, John Norwood collected a triple, and Austin Dean hit safely twice.

Elsewhere in the SL

Tennessee Smokies 5, Mobile BayBears 4 (11)
Montgomery Biscuits 6, Jackson Generals 1
Birmingham Barons 4, Biloxi Shuckers 1
Mississippi Braves 2, Pensacola Blue Wahoos 0


Florida State League

Jupiter Hammerheads 8, Palm Beach Cardinals 1

On Wednesday, the scheduled game between Jupiter (43-44) was suspended with the Hammerheads ahead 2-0 in the first inning. They resumed the contest before the regularly scheduled game between the two, resulting in an 8-1 blowout win with 1,124 in the house at Roger Dean Stadium.

Scott Squier was credited with the start, although he only went 23 of an inning. James Buckelew (1-2, 1.72) got the win, going 6 13 innings and allowing one run on five hits and a walk, striking out five. Dustin Geiger (7) hit a three run jab in the fifth inning, adding a single, John Silviano hit a pair of singles, Boo Vazquez collected a two-RBI-double, and Stone Garrett hit a pair of doubles for two RBI. Garrett still sits just south of the Mendoza line, at .189.

Jupiter Hammerheads 4, Palm Beach Cardinals 1

The second game of the doubleheader would see the Hammerheads complete their climb back to .500 after beginning the season 16-31. They’ve gone 28-13 since, but they’re still 4.5 games back of the money behind the South Division leading Fort Myers Miracle, who are 15-4 for this half of the season.

Jordan Cavanerio pitched three scoreless innings, allowing one hit, Miguel Del Pozo (1-0, 0.00) threw a hitless fourth, Jose Quijada allowed Palm Beach’s only run in two innings of work, and Tyler Kinley earned his ninth save of the season.

The Hammerheads scored a pair of runs in the second after Vazquez and Brian Schales opened the frame with consecutive singles, followed by a two-RBI-double by Cleuluis Rondon. They added a run in the third when Vazquez singled in Miguel Rojas.

The teams traded markers in the sixth on a Gunner Pollman sacrifice fly and a leadoff homer by Blake Drake (4). Vazquez went 3-for-3 in the second game,

Elsewhere in the FSL

St. Lucie Mets 1, Daytona Tortugas 0 (7)
St. Lucie Mets 5, Daytona Tortugas 4 (7)
Fort Myers Miracle 4, Charlotte Stone Crabs 3 (7)
Fort Myers Miracle 5, Charlotte Stone Crabs 3 (7)
Lakeland Flying Tigers 2, Florida Fire Frogs 1
Florida Fire Frogs 2, Lakeland Flying Tigers 0 (7)
Bradenton Marauders 8, Clearwater Threshers 1
Tampa Yankees 4, Dunedin Blue Jays 2


South Atlantic League

Greensboro Grasshoppers 1, Columbia Fireflies 2

The hosting Fireflies (48-40) defeated the Grasshoppers (46-41) in front of 3,499 screaming fans at Spirit Communications Park.

Kolton Mahoney earned a 68 GameScore, going six scoreless innings and striking out six. He walked zero, and allowed seven hits. Nestor Bautista pitched a perfect seventh, striking one out, and Parker Bugg (2-2, 4.41) took the loss, allowing two unearned runs. Brian Miller hit a single and a triple, James Nelson hit two singles, and Rony Cabrera hit a double.

Greensboro scored their run in the sixth, when Nelson knocked in Miller with a single. The Fireflies put one up in the eighth when catcher Bryan De La Rosa allowed a run-scoring passed ball, and Dash Winningham hit a walkoff RBI-single in the ninth.

Elsewhere in the SAL

Augusta Fireflies 6, West Virginia Power 4
Charleston RiverDogs 7, Hagerstown Suns 5
Asheville Tourists 9, Hickory Crawdads 4
Greenville Drive 2, Kannapolis Intimidators 1
Lexington Legends 6, Delmarva Shorebirds 6 (20, suspended due to rain, scheduled to be completed today)


New York-Penn League

Batavia Muckdogs (9-13)

The Muckdogs game against the Lowell Spinners was cancelled.

Elsewhere in the NYPL

Connecticut Tigers 2, Williamsport Crosscutters 1 (8)
State College Spikes 7, Tri-City ValleyCats 6
Vermont Lake Monsters 5, Staten Island Yankees 1
Auburn Doubledays 8, Aberdeen Ironbirds 7
Mahoning Valley Scrappers 4, Brooklyn Cyclones 2
Hudson Valley Renegades 2, West Virginia Black Bears 1


Gulf Coast League

GCL Marlins 4, GCL Nationals 5

Elsewhere in the GCL

Dominican Summer League

DSL Marlins 10, DSL Astros Blue 17

Elsewhere in the DSL

Marlins’ Minor Leaguers of the Day



Boo Vazquez collected three singles, a double, scored a run and finished with three RBI in Jupiters’ doubleheader sweep of Palm Beach.

Fish Stripes Top 30 Prospect Watch (dynamic tracker)

#1 James Nelson @WoahitsNelly

#2 Trevor Richards @trvrchrds

#3 Braxton Lee @Brax_Lee

#4 Brian Anderson @AndersonBrian01

#5 Dillon Peters @dillypickz

#6 Drew Steckenrider @asteckenrider20

#7 Jeff Brigham @Jbrigs34

#8 Ben Meyer @BenMeyer28

#9 Mike Kickham @MikeKickham4

#10 Cameron Baranek @CameronB25

#11 Trevor Rogers @T_Raw1691

#12 Boo Vazquez

#13 Brian Miller @B_Millz05

#14 Michael King

#15 Jhonny Santos

#16 Corey Bird

#17 Austin Dean @AustinDean_3

#18 Aaron Knapp @aknappyboii

#19 Riley Mahan @RizzMahan

#20 Tayron Guerrero @TyronGuerrero7

#21 Shao-pin Ho

#22 Cody Poteet @PoTweet_34

#23 Sam Perez @SCPerez_

#24 Kyle Barrett @kbarrett_4

#25 Brian Schales @BrianSchales

#26 Mason Davis @_Maeday20

#27 Remey Reed @Remey_Reed

#28 Jarrett Rindfleisch @Rindfleisch48

#29 Marcus Crescentini

#30 Samuel Castro



SS Demetrius Sims, Miami’s recently drafted 13th rounder with the GCL Marlins, turns 22 today.

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