The Marlins minor league system posted a 3-1 record on Wednesday, with two clubs having the day off and the DSL club getting rained out. Read on for details.
The Marlins placed RHP Kyle Barraclough on the 10-day DL, signed free agent 1B Chris Parmalee to a minor league deal (he joined the Baby Cakes), and called up RHP Drew Steckenrider from New Orleans.
LF Dexter Kjerstad was promoted from Jupiter up two levels to the Baby Cakes.
CF Corey Bird was moved up a level from Greensboro to Jupiter.
RF Jhonny Santos was promoted from Batavia to Greensboro.
Pacific Coast League
New Orleans Baby Cakes 4, Fresno Grizzlies 6
The Grizzlies (61-43) defeated the Baby Cakes (40-63) in the second game of their four game series with 3,839 in attendance at Chukchansi Park in Fresno.
Justin Nicolino earned no decision and racked up a quality start. He tossed six innings and surrendered three runs on five hits and a walk, striking out five Grizzlies. He finished with a 54 GameScore, outclassing Fresno’s Kent Emanuel’s 34. Emanuel gave up seven hits in 4 2⁄3 innings, for four earned runs. Brandon Cunniff (2-3, 4.25) absorbed the loss, allowing three earned runs on three hits and a walk in two innings. He struck out four.
Peter Mooney hit three singles to raise his season’s average to .220. Christian Colon (1) and Chad Hinshaw (3) each hit solo home runs, Moises Sierra hit an RBI-triple, and Brandon Barnes and Steve Lombardozzi each stroked a double.
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 3, Mississippi Braves 0
Trevor Richards (3-2, 2.90) threw seven shutout innings against the Mississippi Braves (45-56) in Jacksonville’s (46-56) 3-0 win in front of 1,937 at Trustmark Park. The five-game series is now tied at one-game-apiece.
Richards struck out six and allowed five hits and a walk. Jeff Kinley, Jose Quijada, and Tyler Kinley pitched the final two innings without allowing a hit.
David Vidal (5) provided all the offense that Jacksonville would need in the second inning, going yard with Dustin Geiger on base for a 2-0 lead. The Shrimp added a run in the eighth on a Rodrigo Vigil RBI-single.
Vidal added another single in the game to raise his average to .292. Taylor Ard hit a pinch-double in the ninth.
Florida State League
Jupiter Hammerheads 3, Florida Fire Frogs 2 (14)
The Hammerheads (52-49) won their fourth contest in a row, on new addition Corey Bird’s walkoff RBI-single in the 14th inning with very few of the 1,217 paid attendees remaining in the park at Roger Dean Stadium.
Pablo Lopez struck out six in as many innings, surrendering two earned runs on seven hits and a walk. Lukas Schiraldi, Miguel Del Pozo, Felipe Gonzalez, and Jorgan Cavanerio (3-2, 2.80) combined for eight scoreless innings of relief, with 11 strikeouts and only four hits allowed.
The Fire Frogs scored in the top of the third inning, on an Alejandro Salazar RBI-double and an Alay Lago RBI-single for a 2-0 Florida lead. The Hammerheads answered in the sixth inning, on a Boo Vazquez two-RBI-double.
Vazquez finished with a pair of doubles, Colby Lusignan hit a single and a double, and Bird also hit safely twice for the game, both singles.
South Atlantic League
Greensboro Grasshoppers (15-15, 52-46)
Greensboro got the night off in the SAL. They’re 3 1⁄2 games behind the Northern Division leading Delmarva Shorebirds.
New York-Penn League
Batavia Muckdogs (11-23)
Batavia took the night off in the NYPL. Their .324 winning percentage makes them the worst team in the league, 1⁄2 games behind the Brooklyn Cyclones.
Gulf Coast League
GCL Marlins 4, GCL Mets 0
Tyler Kolek gave up a hit and a walk over 1 2⁄3 scoreless innings, striking one out and lowering his ERA to 12.00 in his third appearance back from Tommy John surgery. Obed Diaz (1-0, 0.00) earned the victory, with 1 1⁄3 scoreless innings. Alberto Guerrero struck out three in 4 2⁄3 innings, allowing four hits, and Doug Domnarski also held the Mets (7-17) off the board for 1 1⁄3 frames.
Gerardo Nunez collected three RBI with a single and a double. Demetrius Sims hit two singles, drew a walk, and scored twice, Denis Karas hit a double, and Jan Mercado hit and RBI-single.
Dominican Summer League
DSL Marlins 0, DSL Royals 0 (suspended, rain, 5)
Juan Borges and Juan Reyes had held the Royals scoreless through five innings on two hits when the game was suspended in the Dominican Republic. Jorge Caballero had the only hit for the Marlins, a single.
Fish Stripes Top 30 Prospect Watch
#1 Trevor Rogers
#2 Braxton Garrett
#3 Brian Anderson batted fifth for New Orleans and went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a strikeout, lowering his triple-A batting average to .350.
#4 Dillon Peters
#5 Tyler Kolek started and pitched 1 2⁄3 innings, giving up a hit, a walk, and striking one out. He’s at 12.00 in three games with GCL.
#6 Brian Miller
#7 Brayan Hernandez
#8 James Nelson
#9 Drew Steckenrider
#10 Jeff Brigham
#11 Cody Poteet
#12 Colton Hock
#13 Thomas Jones
#14 Joe Dunand
#15 Riley Mahan
#16 Ryan Lillie
#17 Sam Perez
#18 Trevor Richards started and won for the Jumbo Shrimp, tossing seven shutout innings. He allowed five hits and a walk while striking out six to drop his ERA to 2.90.
#19 Brandon Miller
#20 Edward Cabrera
#21 Sean Reynolds
#22 Pablo Lopez started for Jupiter and gave up two earned runs on seven hits and a walk, with six whiffs. His ERA for his time with the Hammerheads is 3.00.
#23 Isael Soto
#24 John Norwood went 0-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout batting third for Jacksonville, dropping him to .279 for the season.
#25 Austin Dean batted second for the Jumbo Shrimp and went 0-for-4 with a walk and a whiff to drop his average to .289.
#26 Ynmanol Marinez
#27 Albert Guaimaro went 0-for-3 batting fifth for the GCL Marlins, with a walk and a .211 average for the season.
#28 Stone Garrett went 1-for-6 with a double and a strikeout batting fifth for Jupiter. He’s at .196 for the season.
#29 Roy Morales
#30 Samuel Castro
10:30AM - The DSL Royals will host the DSL Marlins.
Noon - The GCL Marlins will visit the GCL Astros (16-10).
6:30PM - The Hammerheads will attempt to complete a sweep of the Fire Frogs. Starting pitching has yet TBD.
7:05PM - New addition Brandon Miller will make his first start for Greensboro against the division leading Delmarva Shorebirds.
7:05PM - Batavia will host the State College Spikes (19-15).
8PM - Dillon Peters (2-1, 2.25) will start for the Shrimp against the Mississippi Braves.
10:05PM - Will Cuevas (1-3, 3.46) will take the hill against the Grizzlies in the third game of the four game set.
Minor League History
(courtesy of milb.com)
In 1947, Ted Kluszewski played in a doubleheader, and finished with a cycle in the first game and ended up inches short of duplicating the accomplishment in the second game, with a long-ball landing inches foul. He collected 19 total bases in the doubleheader for the Memphis Chicks.
Tyrone Home hit a solo homer, a two-run shot, a three-run homer, and a grand slam on this date in 1998 for the Arkansas Travelers. This is the only “home-run” cycle in the history of professional baseball.
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