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Fish Farm Report: July 14th

Marlins affiliates went 4-2 on Friday.

Ben Meyer struck out eight in 6 2⁄3 innings on Friday.

Transactions

LHP Daniel Schlereth was promoted to the New Orleans Baby Cakes.

RHP Trevor Richards was sent from Jupiter back up to the Jumbo Shrimp.

Triple-A

Pacific Coast League

New Orleans Baby Cakes 11, Oklahoma City Dodgers 10

New Orleans topped Oklahoma City in front of 9,602 at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in a back-and-forth, come-from-behind 11-10 contest.

Hunter Cervenka (1-3, 4.55) earned his first win of the season despite surrendering a two-run homer in 1 13 innings, and Brian Ellington struck out the only two batters he faced for his fifth save at the triple-A level.

The Cakes scored in the top of the first on a Mike Aviles groundout, then added four in the second on a bases-clearing-double by pitcher Keyvius Sampson and a Tomas Telis RBI-single. The Dodgers racked up four in the bottom of the second on a Scott Barlow RBI-groundout, an Alex Verdugo two-RBI-double, and a Scott Van Slyke RBI-single.

New Orleans pushed the lead out to 8-4 in the third, on a Brandon Barnes (8) two-run-homer and a Peter Mooney RBI-single. The Dodgers scored a run in each of the next four innings, then tacked on two more in the eighth to give Oklahoma City a 10-8 lead going into the ninth inning.

The Cakes ended up scoring three runs on a pair of homers by Mike Aviles (1) and Cal Towey (2). As in their last two wins, the Cakes were outhit by their opponents, this time by a 12-to-9 margin. Telis and Mooney were the only New Orleans’ players to score multiple hits, with a pair of singles each.

On the pitching side, Sampson didn’t fare as well, walking six and giving up four hits in just 3 13 innings, for five earned runs. He struck out four. Odrisamer Despaigne, Brandon Cunniff, and Cervenka combined to surrender eight walks and eight hits over the next five innings.

Elsewhere in the PCL

Omaha Storm Chasers 4, Nashville Sounds 3
Memphis Redbirds 2, Round Rock Express 1
Sacramento RiverCats 6, Salt Lake Bees 4
Albuquerque Isotopes 7, Las Vegas 51s 2
El Paso Chihuahuas 10, Reno Aces 4
Fresno Grizzlies 4, Tacoma Rainiers 0
Iowa Cubs vs. Colorado Springs Sky Sox (ppd, rain)

Double-A

Southern League

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 3, Chattanooga Lookouts 9

Chattanooga defeated the Shrimp, 9-3 with 3,312 in attendance at AT&T Field. Trevor Richards (2-1, 2.96) lost, surrendering five runs (four earned) in four innings. He allowed 10 hits and struck out two, walking zero.

Alex Yarbrough led the Jumbo Shrimp’s offense with two singles and John Norwood (15) hit a solo shot off Kohl Stewart in the fourth inning. Yefri Perez was responsible for two of Jacksonville’s runs, on his two-RBI-single in the second inning.

Elsewhere in the SL

Tennessee Smokies 10, Mobile BayBears 4
Montgomery Biscuits 8, Jackson Generals 5
Birmingham Barons 3, Biloxi Shuckers 1
Pensacola Blue Wahoos 2, Mississippi Braves 1

High-A

Florida State League

Jupiter Hammerheads 3, Palm Beach Cardinals 2 (10)

The Hammerheads took an extra inning to defeat the Cardinals with 1,525 in the house at Roger Dean Stadium. Ben Meyer started and earned a 76 GameScore, striking out eight in 6 23 scoreless innings. He allowed six hits and walked zero, but didn’t earn the victory.

Felipe Gonzalez (7-6, 4.26) was credited with the win despite surrendering two earned runs on five hits in 2 13 innings. Ryan Beckman earned his first save of the season with Jupiter.

The Hammerheads opened the scoring in the sixth, on a Boo Vazquez RBI-groundout, then doubled Jupiter’s lead in the eighth on a Dustin Geiger RBI-double. Palm Beach scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth on a Casey Turgeon two-RBI-single to tie it up and require extra time. Vazquez scored the game winner in the 10th on a Stone Garrett RBI-single.

Mason Davis led Jupiter’s offense with three singles, and Miguel Rojas hit a single and a double.

Elsewhere in the FSL

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

Single-A

South Atlantic League

Greensboro Grasshoppers 6, Columbia Fireflies 2

Greensboro (47-41) topped the Fireflies (48-41) by a 6-2 score with 3,392 in attendance at Spirit Communications Park. Ethan Clark (1-1, 4.26) earned the win by striking out six in five innings, giving up just one run on two hits and three walks.

Marcus Crescentini struck out a pair in two innings of relief, allowing Columbia’s other run. Jared Lakind struck out the side in the eighth inning in his first appearance with Greensboro, and Reilly Hovis pitched a perfect ninth.

James Nelson opened scoring in the first when he knocked in Justin Twine with an RBI-single. Jacob Zanon hit an RBI-single in the bottom of the inning to tie the score at one. Brian Miller scored a run for Greensboro in the third on a throwing error on opposing catcher Brandon Brosher.

The Grasshoppers added a pair of markers in the fourth on a Jarrett Rindfleisch RBI-groundout and a Rony Cabrera sacrifice fly, then another pair in the fifth on an Eric Gutierrez RBI-double. Desmond Lindsay (8) hit a solo shot in the sixth for Columbia’s second run of the game, but it was too little and too late for the Fireflies.

No Grasshopper earned more than one hit in the contest. Brian Miller hit a double and Justin Twine hit a triple.

Elsewhere in the SAL

Lakewood BlueClaws 1, Rome Braves 0
Lexington Legends 7, Delmarva Shorebirds 6 (21)
West Virginia Power 7, Augusta GreenJackets 6
Charleston RiverDogs 6, Hagerstown Suns 0
Hickory Crawdads 6, Asheville Tourists 3
Greenville Drive 2, Kannapolis Intimidators 0 (early completed, rain, 6)
Rome Braves vs. Lakewood BlueClaws (ppd, rain)
Lexington Legends vs. Delmarva Shorebirds (cxld, rain)

Short-A

New York-Penn League

Batavia Muckdogs 8, Tri-City Valleycats 4

The Muckdogs (10-13) defeated Tri-City (8-15) with 1,462 on hand at Dwyer Stadium. Sam Perez started and gave up two earned runs on three hits and three walks in four innings, striking out one and earning no-decision.

Travis Neubeck threw two perfect innings of relief, striking out three. Shane Sawczak (1-0, 3.27) earned the win despite giving up two earned runs in an inning of work, on three hits, and R.J. Peace whiffed two and allowed two walks in an inning of relief. Tyler Frohwirth threw a perfect ninth for the Muckdogs.

Batavia scored in the first inning on a Ben Fisher single and again in the second on a Harrison White single. Corey Julks hit an RBI-single in the third to cut Batavia’s lead to a run, but the Muckdogs tripled that lead in the bottom of the inning to 4-1 by scoring two runs on a Jake Adams fielding error.

Tri-City came back for one in the fourth on a J. Matijevic sacrifice fly and two in the seventh on a Miguelangel Sierra RBI-double and a Sawczak wild pitch to tie it at four.

The Muckdogs scored four runs in the seventh inning on an Alex Jones bases-loaded walk and a Micah Brown three-RBI-double made it 8-4. White finished with two singles and a double, Fisher hit two singles, and Lazaro Alonso drew three walks, going 1-for-2 and scoring twice.

Elsewhere in the NYPL

State College 4, Brooklyn Cyclones 3
Vermont Lake Monsters 8, Auburn Doubledays 6
Connecticut Tigers 3, Aberdeen Ironbirds 2
Williamsport Crosscutters 4, Lowell Spinners 0
Hudson Valley Renegades 8, Mahoning Valley Scrappers 0
West Virginia Black Bears 6, Staten Island Yankees 5

Rookie

Gulf Coast League

GCL Marlins (7-8)

The GCL Marlins had the day off.

Elsewhere in the GCL

Tigers West 7, Yankees West 1
Astros 11, Mets 2
Phillies 5, Blue Jays 0
Nationals 6, Cardinals 4
Rays 6, Orioles 3
Pirates 7, Yankees East 0 (suspended, rain, 4)
Red Sox 9, Twins 2
Tigers East 8, Braves 6

Dominican Summer League

DSL Marlins 1, DSL Astros Blue 2

Juan Reyes started and pitched a scoreless inning for the Marlins, then Juan Borges struck out three in three scoreless frames. Edison Suriel gave up one hit in three innings, striking out four, then Winston Mora (0-2, 3.26) surrendered two runs on two hits and a walk in one inning.

Bryan Pineda hit an RBI-single in the seventh inning to give the Marlins a 1-0 lead, but Angel Tejeda hit a two-RBI-double in the eighth with the eventual game winning run. Daniel Paulino and Pineda each finished with a pair of singles.

Elsewhere in the DSL

Cubs1 14, Astros Orange 5
Reds 3, Blue Jays 1
Phillies White 3, Cubs2 2 (10)
Rangers2 6, D-backs2 5
Mets1 7, Cardinals 5
Mets2 14, Tigers 3
Orioles 12, Mariners 11 (11)
Giants 14, Padres 1
Phillies Red 8, Twins 4
Rangers1 5, Pirates 4
Athletics 3, Rays1 2
Rockies 5, Nationals 4
Brewers 3, Rojos 0
Braves 8, Royals 1
D-backs 5, White Sox 2
Angels 4, Yankees 2
Dodgers1 vs. Red Sox (ppd, rain)
Indians vs. Dodgers2 (ppd, rain)
Indians/Brewers vs. Rays2 (ppd, rain)

Marlins’ Minor Leaguers of the Day

Pitching:

Ben Meyer struck out eight and walked zero while allowing six hits in 6 23 innings, earning no decision in Jupiter’s 10-inning win over Palm Beach.

Hitting:

Mason Davis went 3-for-3 with a run scored in Jupiter’s 3-2 win over the Cardinals.

Fish Stripes Top 30 Prospect Watch (dynamic tracker)

#1 James Nelson @WoahitsNelly 1-for-3, one run, one walk, one RBI, one strikeout, .320 batting third for Greensboro.

#2 Trevor Richards @trvrchrds 4.0 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR, 2.96 starting for the Shrimp.

#3 Braxton Lee @Brax_Lee 0-for-3, one walk, two strikeouts, .324 batting leadoff for Jacksonville.

#4 Dillon Peters @dillypickz

#5 Brian Anderson @AndersonBrian01 0-for-5, three strikeouts batting third for the Shrimp.

#6 Drew Steckenrider @asteckenrider20

#7 Jeff Brigham @Jbrigs34

#8 Ben Meyer @BenMeyer28 6.2 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 SO, 0 HR, 1.36 ERA starting for the Hammerheads.

#9 Cameron Baranek @CameronB25

#10 Mike Kickham @MikeKickham4

#11 Trevor Rogers @T_Raw1691

#12 Brian Miller @B_Millz05 1-for-4, one double, one strikeout, two runs, .293 leading off for Greensboro.

#13 Boo Vazquez 1-for-4, one double, one run, one walk, one strikeout, batting .362 and batting fifth for the Hammerheads.

#14 Michael King

#15 Jhonny Santos 0-for-5, one run, one strikeout, .282 batting second for Batavia.

#16 Aaron Knapp @aknappyboii

#17 Corey Bird

#18 Riley Mahan @RizzMahan

#19 Tayron Guerrero @TyronGuerrero7

#20 Austin Dean @AustinDean_3 1-for-4, one walk, two strikeouts, .270 batting second for the Shrimp.

#21 John Norwood 1-for-3, solo homer, two walks, .279 batting cleanup for Jacksonville.

#22 Cody Poteet @PoTweet_34

#23 Sam Perez @SCPerez_ 4.0IP, 3H, 2ER, 3BB, 1SO, 0HR, 2.16 ERA starting for the Muckdogs.

#24 Brian Schales @BrianSchales 1-for-2 pinch-hitting for Jupiter. Hitting .256 for the season.

#25 Kyle Barrett @kbarrett_4 pinch ran for the Jumbo Shrimp.

#26 Mason Davis @_Maeday20 3-for-3, one run, .289 leading off for Jupiter.

#27 Remey Reed @Remey_Reed

#28 Samuel Castro 0-for-4, one strikeout, .264 batting ninth for Batavia.

#29 Jarrett Rindfleisch @Rindfleisch48 0-for-4, one RBI, two strikeouts, .235 batting sixth with Greensboro.

#30 Marcus Crescentini 2.0 IP, 2H, 1ER, 1BB, 2SO, 1HR, 1.06 ERA with Greensboro.

Later

At 10AM, the Cardinals will host a doubleheader against the Marlins.

The Hammerheads will send out James Buckelew (1-2, 1.72) to the hill against the Stone Crabs starting at 5:30PM.

At 6:05PM, Michael King (7-5, 3.38) will start for the Grasshoppers against the West Virginia Power (39-48).

Beginning at 7:05PM, Remey Reed (1-0, 6.30) will take the bump for Batavia’s contest against Tri-City.

At 7:15PM, the Lookouts will host the Shrimp in game three of their series. Mike Kickham (5-6, 3.18) will make the start.

The Dodgers will host the Baby Cakes at 8:05PM. Justin Nicolino (3-3, 3.49) will start for New Orleans.

Birthdays

None today.

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