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Fish Farm Report: July 18th

Anderson Vera strikes out five in 2 1⁄3 innings for the DSL Marlins, but affiliates go 1-3 in action on Tuesday.

Mason Davis hit three singles in Jupiter’s loss last night.


The Marlins activated 3B Miguel Rojas, placed 3B Martin Prado on the 10-day DL with a right knee sprain, optioned RHP Drew Steckenrider to the Baby Cakes, and recalled LHP Adam Conley.


Pacific Coast League

New Orleans Baby Cakes 3, Round Rock Express 5 (10)

The Baby Cakes (38-58) lost a 5-3 extra inning affair to the Express (43-53) with 7,785 on hand at Dell Diamond.

Odrisamer Despaigne threw six strong innings, earning a 63 GameScore. He allowed two hits for two earned runs, walking one and striking out five. Hunter Cervenka and Brian Ellington both had two strikeouts in less than two innings, and Daniel Schlereth (0-1, 6.23) lost the game, surrendering three earned runs in 13 of an inning.

The Express got onto the board first, with a Ronald Guzman RBI-groundout in the second. The Cakes matched them in the third with a Steve Lombardozzi RBI-single. Round Rock retook the lead in the fifth on a Jared Hoying (10) solo home run, and New Orleans came back to tie in the seventh on a Brandon Barnes RBI-single.

The Cakes were looking good after Mike Aviles scored on a Tomas Telis RBI-single in the top of the 10th gave New Orleans their first lead of the day, but then Sclereth allowed a single and a walk before allowing Luis Marte (1) to hit a walkoff, three-run shot over the center field wall.

New Orleans outhit the Express, 8-to-6. Barnes led with two singles, Cal Towey hit a triple, and Christian Colon hit a double.

Elsewhere in the PCL

Omaha Storm Chasers 9, Colorado Springs Sky Sox 7
Albuquerque Isotopes 5/3, Tacoma Rainiers 3/9 (7/7)
Oklahoma City Dodgers 4, Memphis Redbirds 1
Iowa Cubs 16, Nashville Sounds 7
Sacramento RiverCats 7, El Paso Chihuahuas 6 (12)
Fresno Grizzlies 19, Las Vegas 51s 12
Reno Aces 8, Salt Lake Bees 6


Southern League

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (12-13, 42-53)

Nothing Scheduled in the Southern League today.

Elsewhere in the SL



Florida State League

Jupiter Hammerheads 2, St. Lucie Mets 3

James Buckelew (1-3, 2.23) lost a 3-2 decision to the Mets with 1,771 in attendance at First Data Field. He allowed three earned runs on three walks and four hits in five innings, striking out four. Miguel Del Pozo, Ryan Beckman, and Jorgan Cavanerio each tossed a scoreless inning of relief.

The Hammerheads outhit the Mets, 9-to-6 in their loss, led by Mason Davis’ three singles and Cleuluis Rondon’s two. Nobody tallied an extra-base hit.

St. Lucie opened scoring in the third on a Peter Alonso RBI-double to left field, then tacked on two more in the sixth on a Tim Tebow bases-loaded walk and an Enmanuel Zabala RBI-single.

Jupiter scored in the seventh on an error by second baseman Nick Sergakis, then got another run closer in the ninth on a Rondon RBI-single to left field.

Elsewhere in the FSL

Charlotte Stone Crabs 7/2, Tampa Yankees 0/1
Palm Beach Cardinals 1, Daytona Tortugas 0 (suspended, rain, 1)
Bradenton Marauders 3, Fort Myers Miracle 1
Clearwater Threshers 6, Dunedin Blue Jays 0
Lakeland Flying Tigers vs Florida Fire Frogs (ppd, rain)


South Atlantic League

Greensboro Grasshoppers (12-11, 49-42)

Elsewhere in the SAL

The South Atlantic League took the day off.


New York-Penn League

Batavia Muckdogs 3, Mahoning Valley Scrappers 8

2,387 were present to see their Scrappers (17-11) defeat our Muckdogs (10-17), 8-3 at Eastwood Field.

Ryan Lillie (0-1, 2.70) lost, allowing five runs (but only two earned) in 3.2 frames, striking out three and giving up five hits and a walk. R.J. Peace surrendered a run on three hits and two walks in 2 1⁄3 innings, and Jeremy Ovalle allowed two earned runs on two hits and a walk in 2 innings.

The Scrappers outhit the Muckdogs, 10-to-6. Thomas Jones led Batavia with a single and a triple, while Marcos Rivera, David Gauntt, and Mathew Brooks each collected an RBI.

Elsewhere in the NYPL

Connecticuts Tigers 1/1, Tri-City ValleyCats 0/3 (9/7)
State College Spikes 9/3, Williamsport Crosscutters 3/1 (7/8)
Aberdeen Ironbirds 9, Lowell Spinners 1
Brooklyn Cyclones 3, Staten Island Yankees 2
Hudson Valley Renegades 7, Vermont Lake Monsters 3
West Virginia Black Bears 7, Auburn Doubledays 6 (11)


Gulf Coast League

GCL Marlins (8-11)

The Marlins had the day off.

Elsewhere in the GCL

Blue Jays 2/4, Tigers East 0/1 (7/7)
Twins 11, Rays 5
Braves 0, Yankees West 0 (suspended, rain, 1)
Cardinals vs. Mets (suspended, rain)
Orioles 10, Red Sox 7 (10)
Twins 1, Rays 0 (suspended, lightning, 2)
Marlins vs. Nationals (postponed, rain)
Tigers West vs. Pirates (postponed, rain)
Yankees East vs. Phillies (postponed rain)

Dominican Summer League

DSL Marlins 8, DSL Dodgers1 1

Rafael Eysseric threw three scoreless two-hit frames, striking out two in his start. He was relieved by Luis Palacios (2-0, 4.07) who threw three perfect innings and struck out one. Anderson Vera tossed 2 13 hitless innings, striking out five Dodgers.

The Marlins outhit the Dodgers1 by a 14-to-2 count, led by Miguel Pena’s three hit, two-RBI performance. Omar Lebron and Jorge Caballero each hit a single and a double, while Juan Urena and Christoper Rodriguez each added a pair of singles.

Elsewhere in the DSL

Orioles 6, Giants 3
Angels 5, Mets1 0
Royals 1, Athletics 0
Brewers 8, Cubs2 6
Cardinals 12, Phillies Red 2
Cubs1 10, Dodgers2 8
Padres 3, D-backs1 0
Orioles 8, Giants 7 (8)
Rangers1 5, Indians 1
Blue Jays 3, Mariners 0
D-Backs 2, Mets2 1
Nationals 5, Yankees 1
Phillies White 5, Tigers 2
Pirates 9, Indians/Brewers 7
Rangers2 5, Rojos 2
Reds 4, White Sox 1
Twins 6, Rockies 1
Astros Blue vs. Rays1 (postponed, rain)
Braves vs. Red Sox (postponed, rain)
Rays2 vs. Astros Orange (doubleheader postponed, rain)

Marlins’ Minor Leaguers of the Day


Anderson Vera collected five strikeouts in just 2 13 hitless innings for the DSL Marlins.


Mason Davis led the Hammerheads with three singles.

Fish Stripes Top 30 Prospect Watch (dynamic tracker)

#1 James Nelson @WoahitsNelly

#2 Brian Anderson @AndersonBrian01 batted fifth and went 0-for-5, striking out twice. He’s hitting .286 for the Baby Cakes.

#3 Trevor Richards @trvrchrds

#4 Braxton Lee @Brax_Lee

#5 Dillon Peters @dillypickz

#6 Jeff Brigham @Jbrigs34

#7 Trevor Rogers @T_Raw1691

#8 Drew Steckenrider @asteckenrider20

#9 Brian Miller @B_Millz05

#10 Ben Meyer @BenMeyer28

#11 Mike Kickham@MikeKickham4

#12 Michael King

#13 John Norwood @Norwood_10

#14 Austin Dean @AustinDean_3

#15 Boo Vazquez went 1-for-4 with a strikeout batting fifth for the Hammerheads, and is hitting .338 at the high-A level.

#16 Cameron Baranek @CameronB25

#17 Tayron Guerrero @TyronGuerrero7

#18 Cody Poteet @PoTweet_34

#19 Braxton Garrett @braxgarrett

#20 Chris O’Grady @COGrady38

#21 Shao-pin Ho

#22 Riley Mahan @RizzMahan

#23 Joseph Dunand @joedunand

#24 Ethan Clark @ethanclark22

#25 Elliott Barzilli @barzilli16

#26 Samuel Castro went 1-for-4 with a whiff batting second for Batavia, and is hitting .288 this season.

#27 Ryan Lillie @LillieRyan27 started and lost for Batavia, striking out three in 3 23 innings. He gave up five runs (two earned) on five hits and a walk, earning a 38 GameScore and getting 36-of-58 pitches over the plate.

#28 Remey Reed

#29 Jordan Holloway

#30 Alex Jones


10:30AM - Ben Meyer (2-1, 1.36) will start for the Hammerheads in their visit to the St. Lucie Mets.
10:30AM - The DSL Marlins will host the DSL Red Sox (25-11).
7:00PM - The Muckdogs will send Sam Perez (1-0, 2.16) to the hill to take on Mahoning Valley and try to avoid a three-game sweep.
7:00PM - Kolton Mahoney (3-3, 2.66) will start for the Hoppers at home against the Greenville Drive (53-40).
7:05PM - The Jumbo Shrimp will entrust Matt Tomshaw (8-5, 3.81) with the ball against the Tennessee Smokies (51-43) in the first game of a five-game series.
8:05PM - Round Rock will look to take their third in a row against the Baby Cakes. New Orleans starting pitching has yet to be determined.



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