The Marlins recalled RHP Brian Ellington from New Orleans.
RHP Tayron Guerrero was called up to the Baby Cakes from Jacksonville.
LHP Jose Quijada was called up to the Jumbo Shrimp from Jupiter.
RHP Lukas Schiraldi was assigned to the Hammerheads.
RHP Taylor Braley and C Michael Hernandez were assigned to the Muckdogs from GCL.
RHP Matt Givin was assigned to the GCL Marlins.
Pacific Coast League
New Orleans Baby Cakes 5, Nashville Sounds 7
The Baby Cakes (38-61) dropped a 7-5 decision to the Sounds (46-52) on Friday night in front of 5,563 at Shrine on Airline in Metairie, Louisiana.
William Cuevas (1-3, 3.46) started and lost by surrendering two earned runs in 2 1⁄3 innings, on two solo home runs. He struck out two. Brandon Cunniff allowed one run and struck out three in 2 2⁄3 frames, Kyle Lobstein struck out a pair and allowed two runs in two innings, on three hits, Hunter Cervenka gave up the game-clinching run on a walk in one inning of work, and Tayron Guerrero allowed another on two walks in the ninth.
Franklin Barreto (11) led off the top of the first with a solo homer, and the Sounds added another leadoff home run in the third by Ryan Lavarnway (6). Nashville added runs in the fifth on a Matt McBride sacrifice fly and the sixth on a Chad Pinder (1) home run.
New Orleans scored in the bottom of the sixth on a Moises Sierra groundout, but the Sounds scored in the seventh on a Yairo Munoz (4) home run and two in the ninth on a series of Guerrero wild pitches, four in total.
The Baby Cakes made it interesting in the bottom of the ninth, with a Tomas Telis two-run double and a Sierra two-run single. After Brian Anderson drew a walk, Brandon Barnes struck out to end the game.
Elsewhere in the PCL
Oklahoma City Dodgers 4, Iowa Cubs 3
Memphis Redbirds 6, Las Vegas 51s 0
Salt Lake Bees 7, Albuquerque Isotopes 4
Colorado Springs Sky Sox 10, Reno Aces 5 (8)
Omaha Storm Chasers 7, El Paso Chihuahuas 6
Fresno Grizzlies 5, Round Rock Express 0
Tacoma Rainiers 4, Sacramento RiverCats 3 (10)
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 3, Tennessee Smokies 2
Joe Gunkel tossed six scoreless innings for the Shrimp (44-54), striking out three and allowing zero walks and three hits. Five Shrimp pitchers got through the final three innings, giving up two runs on three hits and two walks. Andy Beltre struck out two in one inning in a 3-2 Shrimp win over the Smokies (52-45) in front of 8,454 at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.
The Shrimp scored in the third on an Austin Dean RBI-double and in the fifth on a Dustin Geiger RBI-single. The Smokies tied it up with a seventh-inning long ball by Daniel Spingola (3) and a Carlos Penalver sacrifice fly in the ninth. Chris Diaz hit a walk off RBI-single to score David Vidal.
Diaz was the only Jacksonville player to finish with two hits, also reaching on a walk. Austin Dean hit a double for the Shrimp’s only extra base hit of the game.
Elsewhere in the SL
Mississippi Braves 6, Biloxi Shuckers 4
Chattanooga Lookouts 4, Mobile BayBears 2
Jackson Generals 2, Birmingham Barons 1
Montgomery Biscuits 14, Pensacola Blue Wahoos 3
Florida State League
Jupiter Hammerheads 6, Daytona Tortugas 0
For the third time in the second half of the season, the Hammerheads (48-48) climbed back to .500 after dropping two games below the watermark. They shut out the Tortugas (36-56) with 2,388 in attendance at Jackie Robinson Ballpark.
Dillon Peters (1-0, 0.00) struck out five and pitched six shutout two-hit innings for the win. Miguel Del Pozo pitched a scoreless seventh and Jorgan Cavanerio pitched two perfect frames, striking out two.
John Silviano hit a two-RBI single in the third to open scoring for Jupiter, then Stone Garrett (4) went deep for a 3-0 lead. Brian Schales added a sacrifice fly in the fifth and Zach Sullivan hit an RBI-double in the sixth to make it 5-0. Schales added a ninth-inning sacrifice fly.
Sullivan finished with a single and a double, and was the only Jupiter player to finish with more than one hit.
Elsewhere in the FSL
Charlotte Stone Crabs 2, Palm Beach Cardinals 2 (F)
Bradenton Marauders 6, Clearwater Threshers 4
Dunedin Blue Jays 1, Lakeland Flying Tigers 0
Florida Fire Frogs 4, St. Lucie Mets 1
Tampa Yankees 6, Fort Myers Miracle 4
South Atlantic League
Greensboro Grasshoppers 1, Greenville Drive 4
The Greenville Drive (55-41) defeated the Hoppers (50-44) in the rubber game of their three game series with 6,928 in the house at First National Bank Field.
Michael King (8-6, 3.26) went 5 2⁄3 innings and struck out six, allowing seven hits. He took the loss, allowing three earned runs and walking zero, with a 57 GameScore.
Greensboro totaled just four hits for the game. Walker Olis (2) went deep for the Grasshoppers’ only run of the game, Luis Pintor hit a triple, and Rony Cabrera and James Nelson each hit singles.
Elsewhere in the SAL
Asheville Tourists 9, Hickory Crawdads 4
Rome Braves 3, Lakewood Blue Claws 2
Lexington Legends 2, Columbia Fireflies 1
Delmarva Shorebirds 4, Augusta GreenJackets 3
Hagerstown Suns 4, Charleston RiverDogs 2
Kannapolis Intimidators 5, West Virginia Power 4
New York-Penn League
Batavia Muckdogs 2, Williamsport Crosscutters 5
The Crosscutters (17-12) won their second in a row to open their three game series against the Muckdogs (11-19) with 1,104 on hand at Dwyer Stadium.
Sean Guenther (0-1, 4.91) lost by giving up two earned runs in 3 2⁄3 innings, on four walks and a hit. He struck out a pair. Edward Cabrera whiffed four in four relief innings, giving up one one run.
Terry Bennett led the Dogs with a single and a double. Ben Fisher also hit a double, but no other Batavia players collected more than one single.
Elsewhere in the NYPL
Tri-City ValleyCats 8, Lowell Spinners 1
Staten Island Yankees 5, Hudson Valley Renegades 2
Brooklyn Cyclones 10, Connecticut Tigers 6
Mahoning Valley Scrappers 5, Auburn Doubledays 4
West Virginia Black Bears 4, State College Spikes 3 (12)
Vermont Lake Monsters 4, Aberdeen Ironbirds 1
Gulf Coast League
GCL Marlins 4, GCL Mets 2
Despite racking up 14 strikeouts at the plate, the GCL Marlins (9-11) defeated the hapless GCL Mets (5-14) at the St. Lucie Complex.
Alberto Guerrero started and allowed just one hit in four innings, striking out three and giving up on unearned run. Brady Puckett (2-0, 4.26) surrendered one run on six hits and no walks in four innings for his win, and Javier Garcia pitched a perfect ninth for the save.
Edinson Valdez scored on a Gerardo Nunez fielding error in the second inning to open the scoring and give the Mets a 1-0 lead. Albert Guaimaro and Pablo Garcia came back for Miami with an RBI-single apiece. Guaimaro added another RBI-single in the fifth inning for a 3-1 lead. Gregory Guerrero hit an RBI-single in the seventh to get the Mets within a run, but Cameron Baranek tripled then scored on a Sean Reynolds RBI-single in the eighth.
Nunez stole two bases, but Guaimaro was the only Marlin to finish with two hits. Baranek’s triple was Miami’s only extra base hit.
Elsewhere in the GCL
Blue Jays 8, Braves 2 (suspended, rain, 4)
Cardinals 5, Astros 3 (suspended, rain, 3)
Orioles 9, Rays 0
Tigers East 5, Yankees West 4
Yankees East 4, Tigers West 2 (7)
Pirates vs. Phillies (postponed, rain)
Twins vs. Red Sox (postponed, rain)
Dominican Summer League
DSL Marlins 4, DSL Braves 3 (10)
Yoilan Quinonez started for the Marlins, and earned no decision in three innings of work. He left the contest trailing 2-0, after giving up an RBI-double to Enmanuel Guitan RBI-double and a Eudis Lora RBI-single.
Enmanuel Mercedes came on in relief of Quinones in the fourth, and whiffed five batters in three shutout innings for the Marlins. Omar Lebron broke things open for the Marlins in the fifth with a two-RBI-double.
The teams traded runs in the eighth, Miami on a Wiklerman Rasquin sacrifice fly and the Braves on a Guitan RBI-groundout. After nine innings the score was tied at three. Christopher Diaz drew a bases loaded walk in the 10th for the game winner.
Lebron hit a single and a double, collected two RBI, stole a base and scored a run. Raul Brito (4-2, 3.26) earned the victory, striking out two in three innings and allowed a run on two hits, walking zero.
Elsewhere in the DSL
Athletics 5, Astros Blue 2
Cardinals 10, Angels 4
Cubs2 8, D-backs2 5
D-backs1 2, Giants 1 (suspended, rain, 6)
Royals 4, Dodgers1 0
Indians 2, Indians/Brewers 1 (completed early, rain, 5)
Mets2 4, Rangers2 1
Orioles 6, Reds 3
Padres 7, Blue Jays 6
Phillies Red 11, Nationals 4
Pirates 5, Dodgers2 3
Astros Orange 6, Rangers1 3 (completed early, rain, 7)
Rays2 9, Cubs1 7
Red Sox 1, Rays1 1 (suspended, rain, 9)
Mets1 6, Rockies 1
Phillies White 6, Rojos 1
Brewers 8, Tigers 7
White Sox 1, Mariners 0 (suspended, rain, 6)
Twins 8, Yankees 5
Marlins’ Minor Leaguers of the Day
Dillon Peters struck out five in six shutout innings, defeating the Tortugas, 6-0. He allowed two hits and zero walks, earning a 77 GameScore and getting 49-of-70 pitches over the plate for Jupiter.
Moises Sierra collected three singles and three RBI for the Baby Cakes in their 7-5 loss to the Sounds.
Fish Stripes Top 30 Prospect Watch
#1 James Nelson @WoahitsNelly went 1-for-3 with a strikeout. He’s hitting .316 and batting third for Greensboro.
#2 Brian Anderson @AndersonBrian01 went 2-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout. He’s hitting .375 at the triple-A level.
#3 Trevor Rogers @T_Raw1691
#4 Dillon Peters @Dillypickz pitched six shutout two-hit innings, striking out five. He is now 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA over 10 2⁄3 innings with the Hammerheads.
#5 Trevor Richards @@trevrchrds
#6 Braxton Lee @Brax_Lee went 1-for-3 with a run batting leadoff for the Shrimp. He’s hitting .326 in the Southern League.
#7 Jeff Brigham @Jbrigs34
#8 Drew Steckenrider @asteckenrider20
#9 Brian Miller @B_millz05 went 0-for-4. He’s hitting .256 and batting leadoff for the Grasshoppers.
#10 Mike Kickham @MIkeKickham4
#11 Ben Meyer @BenMeyer28
#12 Michael King lost for the Hoppers, allowing three earned runs in 5 2⁄3 innings on seven hits and zero walks. He struck out six.
#13 Braxton Garrett @BraxGarrett
#14 Austin Dean @AustinDean_3 went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI. He is hitting .303 and batting second with Jacksonville.
#15 John Norwood @Norwood_10 went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. He’s at .279 batting third for the Jumbo Shrimp.
#16 Boo Vazquez batted second for the Hammerheads and went 1-for-5 with a run and two strikeouts. He’s hitting .329.
#17 Tayron Guerrero @TyronGuerrero7 pitched one inning and allowed one unearned run on two hits, striking out one.
#18 Cameron Baranek @CameronB25 went 1-for-4 with a triple, a run scored, and a strikeout. He’s hitting .311 batting cleanup with GCL.
#19 Ethan Clark @ethanclark22
#20 Shao-pin Ho
#21 Cody Poteet @PoTweet_34
#22 Colby Lusignan @ColbyLusignan went 1-for-3 with a double, two walks, a run scored, and a strikeout batting third for Jupiter. He’s hitting .231 at the high-A level.
#23 Ryan Lillie @LillieRyan27
#24 Chris O’Grady @COGrady38
#25 Riley Mahan @RizzMahan
#26 Demetrius Sims @_D1Sims went 0-for-4 with a strikeout. He batted second for the GCL Marlins and is hitting .279 this season.
#27 Joseph Dunand @joedunand
#28 Kyle Keller @keller_11
#29 Miguel Del Pozo @migueldelpoz0
#30 Samuel Castro batted second for the Muckdogs, and went 1-for-5 with a whiff. He’s hitting .284.
10AM - GCL Marlins host GCL Astros
10:30AM - DSL Marlins host DSL Braves
6:05PM - Shrimp host Smokies. Chris Mazza (1-6, 3.23) starts for Jacksonville
7PM - Baby Cakes host Sounds. Scott Copeland (6-9, 6.00) starts for New Orleans.
7PM - Grasshoppers host Tourists. Starter TBD.
7:05PM - Muckdogs host Crosscutters. Alejandro Mateo (0-1, 3.91) starts for Batavia.
7:05PM - Hammerheads visit Tortugas. Scott Squier (3-6, 3.71) will try to continue his recent mastery of high-A hitters after tossing eight shutout innings the other day.
Vote on the prospects you have the highest hopes for below, in the constantly evolving widget below. It goes 237 Marlins deep, and I update the list after every system transaction to keep it current. I’ll track your top 30 prospects in the daily prospect watch. Check back later for more on the Marlins system as more prospects join the farm. Remember, the more you vote, the more accurately we can reflect what you are actually interested in tracking. You can vote anyone up or down. If you think they’re too high, simply vote them down, and vice versa.