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Fish Farm Report: July 1st

Marlins affiliates post a 2-6 record in action on Saturday.

Cameron Baranek of the GCL Marlins.


The biggest news of the day was that the Marlins called up pitcher Tom Koehler from the Baby Cakes and sent down Justin Nicolino in his place. Koehler ended up giving up six runs in just 1 23 innings.

Josh Alberius and Montana Parsons, who were selected in the 36th and 24th round last month respectively, were promoted to Batavia from the GCL Marlins. They had each given up one hit in three innings of work. Bryce Howe, who was picked in the 18th round, went from Batavia down to GCL in a supplementary move.

LHP Doug Domnarski, Miami’s 27th round pick, was assigned to GCL and pitched an inning today with the team.


Pacific Coast League

New Orleans Baby Cakes 1, Memphis Redbirds 5

Chris O’Grady (3-5, 3.29) started and lost, 5-1 to the Memphis Redbirds (50-31) with 7,508 on hand at AutoZone Park. O’Grady lost despite pitching a “quality start,” striking out three and giving up three runs in six innings. He allowed a walk and five hits.

Memphis, the triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, struck first, on a Wilfredo Tovar (2) solo shot in the third inning. New Orleans (29-52) came back in the next half inning, when Tomas Telis crossed the plate on a Brandon Barnes double. That was the last time the Baby Cakes scored in the contest.

The Redbirds went up for good in the bottom of the fourth, when Carson Kelly (8) went deep with a runner on for a 3-1 lead. Jose Adolis Garcia (1) hit a two-run shot in the seventh to put Memphis up, 5-1.

Steve Lombardozzi and Brandon Barnes each hit a single and a double, while Matt Juengel and Tells each hit singles. Christian Colon stole his first base of the season, and the team went just 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position.

Elsewhere in the PCL

Iowa Cubs 13, Round Rock Express 4
Omaha Storm Chasers 9, Colorado Springs Sky Sox 6
Nashville Sounds 5, Oklahoma City Dodgers 4
Iowa Cubs 5, Round Rock Express 2 (7)
Salt Lake Bees 6, Las Vegas 51s 3
Albuquerque Isotopes 4, Tacoma Rainiers 1
Reno Aces vs. El Paso Chihuahuas (ppd, inclement weather)

  • Fresno Grizzlies 7, Sacramento Rivercats 1


Southern League

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 6, Mobile BayBears 4

The Jumbo Shrimp (36-43) won their fifth in a row, defeating the Mobile Bay Bears (33-45), 6-4 in front of 4,438 at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.

Chris Mazza gave up three runs (just one earned) on four hits and zero walks in three frames, striking out one Bear. Andy Beltre (3-0, 3.86) earned the win, striking out two in as many perfect innings of work. Severino Gonzalez got his second save of the season, going 1 23 scoreless innings.

Yefri Perez scored the first run in the game in the bottom of the first on a Brian Anderson groundout. The Bay Bears, the double-A affiliate of the Anaheim Angels, scored a pair in the next half inning on a Jose Briceno sacrifice fly and a Jared Walsh RBI-single. They made it 3-1 on a Michael Hermosillo (2) jack to center field in the third.

In the bottom of the third, Braxton Lee scored after drawing a walk, stealing second (13), advancing to third on a sacrifice fly, and scoring on another Anderson groundout.

The Shrimp took the lead for good in the fourth, on a Taylor Ard RBI-double, a Chris Diaz RBI-single, and a Lee RBI-single to make it 5-3, Shrimp.

Wade Wass hit an RBI-single in the seventh to give the Bears a sliver of hope, but Jacksonville got it back in the eighth on a Rodrigo Vigil RBI-single.

Vigil hit three singles for the Shrimp. Ard finished with a single and a double, and Alex Yarbrough and Lee each hit a pair of singles as Jacksonville hit safely a dozen times against Mobile.

Elsewhere in the SL

Montgomery Biscuits 10, Pensacola Blue Wahoos 8
Chattanooga Lookouts 0, Mississippi Braves 0 (suspended, rain after three innings)
Jackson Generals vs. Tennessee Smokies (ppd, rain)
Biloxi Shuckers vs. Birmingham Barons (ppd, rain)


Florida State League

Jupiter Hammerheads 4, Lakeland Flying Tigers 3 (11)

The Hammerheads broke a three-game losing streak by outlasting the Lakeland Flying Tigers, 4-3 in 11 innings with 483 on hand at Roger Dean Stadium. Scott Squier earned a 61 GameScore in a quality start, whiffing seven in 6 13 innings, allowing two earned runs on nine hits and zero walks.

Ben Holmes struck out three in 1 23 scoreless innings, and Ryan Beckman struck out four in two scoreless frames. Jose Quijada (3-1, 2.78) earned the win, giving up a walk, a hit and a run in his inning of work.

Brian Schales (5) hit a solo homer in the first inning to give Jupiter an early lead, then the Flying Tigers, the advanced-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, tied it in the fifth on a Will Allen RBI-double. Luis Valdez staked Lakeland’s claim to the lead in the seventh when he knocked in Will Maddox with an RBI-triple for a 2-1 lead.

Jupiter scored in the bottom of the eighth with a Boo Vazquez RBI-single to tie it at two, where the score would remain until the 11th inning. Will Allen scored Blaise Salter in the top of the 11th with an RBI-groundout, but Dexter Kjerstad hit a walkoff two-run homer to left field, scoring Chris Hoo.

Stone Garrett hit two singles and a double to raise his average to .186 for the season, and Hoo hit a single and a double to help lead Jupiter to victory.

Elsewhere in the FSL

Charlotte Stone Crabs 3, Palm Beach Cardinals 0 (7)
Palm Beach Cardinals 4, Charlotte Stone Crabs 1 (7)
Clearwater Threshers 3, Tampa Yankees 2 (14)
Dunedin Blue Jays 12, Daytona Tortugas 4
Bradenton Marauders 5, Florida Fire Frogs 3
Fort Myers Miracle vs. St. Lucie Mets (ppd., rain)


South Atlantic League

Greensboro Grasshoppers 5, Asheville Tourists 7

The Asheville Tourists (35-43) defeated the hosting Greensboro Grasshoppers (41-37), 7-5 with 6,656 in attendance at First National Bank Field.

Ethan Clark started for the Hoppers, earning a 50 GameScore and allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits and two walks, striking out four in 4 23 innings. L.J. Brewster (4-7, 4.59) lost, giving up four earned runs in 3 13 innings on six hits while striking out two. Parker Bugg whiffed two in his inning of work, but also allowed a run on two hits.

The Hoppers scored first, on a Luis Pintor sacrifice fly and a Corey Bird RBI-double in the second inning. Asheville, the single-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, scored in the fourth on an Ethan Clark throwing error, then tied it in the fifth on a Manuel Melendez RBI-single.

Asheville racked up three in the sixth on a Brewster wild pitch and a two run Taylor Snyder (5) home run for a 5-2 Tourists lead. They made it 6-2 in the eighth on a Jose Diaz RBI-double. Riley Mahan came back in the bottom of the inning with his first professional home run to make it 6-3.

The Tourists added another run in the ninth on a Carlos Herrera RBI-double, then Bryan De La Rosa (1) hit a two-run homer for the Grasshoppers in the bottom of the ninth, but that’s how it ended two outs later.

Gutierrez hit two singles, Mahan added a single to his homer, and Colby Lusignan and Corey Bird each hit doubles for Greensboro.

Elsewhere in the SAL

Charleston RiverDogs 11, Augusta GreenJackets 4
West Virginia Power 11, Hickory Crawdads 2
Delmarva Shorebirds 4, Kannapolis Intimidators 2 (13)
Lakewood BlueClaws 8, Hagerstown Suns 1
Greenville Drive 5, Lexington Legends 2
Rome Braves 5, Columbia Fireflies 1


New York-Penn League

Batavia Muckdogs 2, State College Spikes 8

The State College Spikes (8-4) scored seven runs in the first two innings, then held on for a 9-2 win over the Batavia Muckdogs (5-7) with 3,032 of their closest friends at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.

Manuel Rodriguez (1-1, 9.39) earned the loss by allowing all seven runs on seven hits in 1 23 innings. Shane Sawczak came on in relief, and although he only allowed one hit in 1 23 innings, he also walked four.

Samuel Castro collected two hits for the Dogs. Thomas Jones, Lazaro Alonso, Jhonny Santos, Terry Bennett, Zachary Daly, and Marcos Rivera each hit safely for the good guys.

Elsewhere in the NYPL

Connecticut Tigers 5, Brooklyn Cyclones 2 (suspended in the second due to rain)
Vermont Lake Monsters 3, Lowell Spinners 2 (10)
Staten Island Yankees 3, Tri-City Valleycats 0
Aberdeen Ironbirds 9, Hudson Valley Renegades 4
Williamsport Crosscutter 4, West Virginia Black Bears 2
Mahoning Valley Scrappers vs. Auburn Doubledays (ppd, rain)


Gulf Coast League

GCL Marlins 6, GCL Mets 12

Doug Domnarski was the only GCL Marlins’ pitcher to not give up a run in the GCL Mets 12-6 win at St. Lucie Sports Complex on Saturday. Marlins pitching allowed five walks, a hit batter, and 15 hits, only striking out three.

Offensively, the Marlins were somewhat more impressive, collecting a dozen hits. Cameron Baranek hit two doubles and a single, Trenton Hill hit two singles and a double, and Austin Dean hit a single and a double in his third “rehab” game with the instructional club. Demetrius Sims went 1-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base, and two runs.

Elsewhere in the GCL

Cardinals 2, Astros 1
Phillies 4, Yankees East 1 (7)
Tigers West 7, Pirates 2
Orioles 3, Rays 2
Tigers East 2, Blue Jays 0 (suspended in the third due to rain)
Twins 8, Red Sox 4
Braves 7, Yankees West 0


Dominican Summer League

DSL Marlins 0, DSL Red Sox 2 (10)

The DSL Marlins dropped a 10-inning game to the DSL Red Sox in a contest that took about two weeks to complete.

After matching zeroes for eight innings, a mid-June contest between the clubs was halted due to rain. Before their regularly scheduled game on Saturday, they completed that one. Raul Brito (0-1, 2.70) took the loss by allowing both runs in the top of the 10th inning.

The Marlins finished with three hits to their credit. A double from Jorge Caballero and singles from Walner Espinal and Wiklerman Rasquin.

DSL Marlins 5, DSL Red Sox 10 (7)

After the makeup game, the Sox put another L on the Marlins (12-12), by a 10-5 seven-inning final score.

Omar Lebron hit his third homer of the season and added a single, while Luis Arcaya and Caballero each hit a pair of singles. Juan Reyes (0-1, 7.31) took the loss by allowing seven earned runs in 2 13 innings (a recurring theme today, it would seem).

Elsewhere in the DSL

Pirates 12, Astros Orange 3
Rangers2 7, Brewers 3
Cubs2 11, Tigers 2
Dodgers1 4, Rays1 1
Cubs1 3, Indians 1
Mariners 9, Giants 8
Mets1 3, Nationals 0
Rangers1 9, Indians/Brewers2
Rays2 5, Dodgers2 0
Reds 6, Padres 4
Astros Blue 4, Royals 0

Marlins’ Minor Leaguers of the Day

Pitching: Andy Beltre struck out two in two innings, and didn’t allow a baserunner while earning the victory against the Bay Bears for the Shrimp.

Hitting: Cameron Baranek hit two doubles and a single in defeat for the GCL Marlins. Baranek is up to .316 for the instructional ball club for his first five professional games.

Fish Stripes Top 30 Prospect Watch (dynamic tracker)

#1 James Nelson @WoahitsNelly went 0-for-4 with a strikeout, and is at .317 for Greensboro.

#2 Drew Steckenrider @asteckenrider20

#3 Dillon Peters @Dillypickz

#4 Sam Perez @SCPerez_

#5 Trevor Richards @trevrchrds

#6 Brian Miller @B_Millz05 went 1-for-4 and is at .269 for the Grasshoppers.

#7 Riley Mahan @RizzMahan went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and a strikeout, and is at .273 for Greensboro.

#8 Braxton Lee @BraxLee went 2-for-4 with a walk, a run, an RBI, and two strikeouts. He’s at .335 for the Shrimp.

#9 Mike Kickham @mikekickham4

#10 Boo Vazquez went 1-for-5 with an RBI and a pair of strikeouts, and is hitting .375 since joining the Hammerheads.

#11 Brian Anderson @AndersonBrian01 went 0-for-4 with two RBI and is at .255 for the Jumbo Shrimp.

#12 Kyle Barrett @kbarrett_4

#13 Jeff Brigham @jbrigs34

#14 Brian Schales @BrianSchales went 1-for-5 with a solo homer and two strikeouts, and is hitting .265 with Jupiter.

#15 Michael King

#16 Trevor Rogers @T_Raw1691

#17 Ben Meyer @BenMeyer28

#18 Joseph Dunand @Joedunand

#19 Mason Davis @_Maeday20 went 1-for-5 with a strikeout and is at .200 for Jupiter.

#20 Austin Dean @AustinDean_3 went 2-for-5 with a double, three RBI, and a strikeout for a .500 average with GCL.

#21 John Norwood @Norwood_10 went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts and is hitting .262 for Jacksonville.

#22 Miguel Del Pozo @migueldelpoz0

#23 Tayron Guerrero @TyronGuerrero7

#24 Cody Poteet @PoTweet_34

#25 Matt Tomshaw @MatthewJTomshaw

#26 Dustin Beggs @dbizzzzle

#27 Sean Reynolds @sean___reynolds

#28 Albert Guaimaro @AlbertGuaimaro went 1-for-5 with two strikeouts and is at .176 for GCL.

#29 Isael Soto

#30 Eliezer Rodriguez struck out four in five innings, giving up a walk and a hit, but all that really happened two weeks ago and was completed today.


At 10AM, the GCL Marlins will host the GCL Astros (3-2).

At 3:05PM, the Redbirds will host the Baby Cakes in game three of their four game set. Adam Conley (1-3, 6.70) will start for New Orleans.

Also at 3:05PM, the Shrimp will go for their sixth win in a row opposite the Mobile Baybears, in the fifth game of a six game series. Matt Tomshaw (7-4, 3.50) will make the start.

At 4PM, the Grasshoppers will send Michael King (6-4, 3.43) up against the Tourists in the third game of their four game series.

The Hammerheads will take on the Flying Tigers in game three of their four-game series at 5PM, with James Needy (1-1, 1.80) taking the bump.

At 6:05PM, the Spikes will host the Muckdogs in game two of their three game series. Sam Perez (0-0, 0.90) will start for Batavia.

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