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Fish Farm Report: July 30th

The Hammerheads placed RHP Jeff Brigham on the seven-day DL with a right oblique strain.

RHP Max Duval was assigned to the GCL Marlins.

Triple-A

Pacific Coast League

New Orleans Baby Cakes 2, Sacramento River Cats 6

New Orleans (40-67) lost their sixth game in a row, dropping a 6-2 decision to the River Cats (45-62) on Sunday evening with 6,570 in attendance at Raley Field.

Mike Kickham (0-1, 7.94) started and lost, allowing six earned runs on 10 hits and zero walks in four innings. Victor Payano gave up no hits and four walks in two innings, striking out a pair, and Brandon Cunniff threw two perfect frames, striking one out.

Moises Sierra led the Baby Cakes with two singles and a double to raise his average to .299.

Double-A

Southern League

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 3, Biloxi Shuckers 4

The Shuckers (51-54) defeated the Jumbo Shrimp (48-58) by a 4-3 final in front of 3,425 at MGM Park on Sunday afternoon.

Matt Tomshaw (9-6, 3.85) started and lost, surrendering four earned runs on 10 hits and a walk in 4 23 innings, striking out three. Tyler Higgins pitched 2 13 innings, striking out one and allowing two hits, and Jeff Kinley struck out the side in the eighth.

The Shrimp trailed 2-0 going into the fifth, then tied the score on a Braxton Lee RBI-single and an Austin Dean RBI-triple. Tomshaw gave up two more runs in the bottom of the frame before Lee hit another RBI-single in the sixth.

Lee finished with three singles. Dean added a single to his triple, and John Norwood hit a pair of singles in the loss.

High-A

Florida State League

Jupiter Hammerheads 6, Lakeland Flying Tigers 5

The Hammerheads (55-49) won their seventh in a row on Sunday afternoon, defeating the Lakeland Flying Tigers (45-54) by a 6-5 final score with 303 in Roger Dean Stadium with a walk-off home run by Colby Lusignan.

Cody Poteet tossed six innings, striking out four and allowing two earned runs on six hits and two walks. Ben Holmes threw 1 23 scoreless innings, allowing a hit and striking one out. Felipe Gonzalez (8-7, 4.72) blew the save but earned the win, allowing three earned runs on four hits in the ninth inning.

Corey Bird (1) led off the bottom of the first with a solo homer to take the lead, but Poteet let Lakeland score on a wild pitch in the fourth and a Blaise Salter RBI-single in the fifth. Lusignan (3) hit a two-run shot in the seventh to take a 3-2 lead.

In the top of the ninth, the Tigers scored three times on a Jose Azocar RBI-double, a Cam Gibson RBI-double, and a Will Maddox RBI-single. Lusignan was the walk-off hero, with a one-out, three-run homer in the bottom of the inning.

Lusignan totaled five RBI on his pair of round-trippers. Bird added a single to his shot, and Brian Schales hit two singles for Jupiter.

Single-A

South Atlantic League

Greensboro Grasshoppers 1, Delmarva Shorebirds 0 (8)

Dustin Beggs (9-5, 3.11) tossed a complete game shutout, allowing three hits and zero walks while striking out six for a 1-0 Greensboro (54-47) victory over the Shorebirds (49-53).

Beggs earned an 88 GameScore, getting 55-of-81 pitches into the strike zone. Counterpart Alex Wells earned a 77, with six shutout three-hit innings and seven whiffs.

After the scheduled seven innnings were in the books with nary a run on the board, Rony Cabrera scored the only run of the game on a Luis Pintor RBI-FC in the eighth.

Brian Miller hit a pair of singles as the Hoppers outhit the Birds, five-to-three.

Greensboro Grasshoppers 3, Delmarva Shorebirds 2 (7)

The Grasshoppers (55-47) also won in the second half of the twin bill, defeating Delmarva (49-54) by a 3-2 mark.

Kyle Keller went 3 13 innings, allowing two earned runs on three hits and a walk, striking out three. Reilly Hovis (2-0, 2.75) earned the win, striking out four in 1 23 scoreless innings allowing two hits. Kolton Mahoney and Nestor Bautista (S, 2) each pitched a perfect inning.

Brian Miller had his seventh multi-hit game in his last nine, hitting two doubles with a walk and three runs. James Nelson hit two singles for three RBI, and J. C. Millan also hit two singles.

Nelson hit a sacrifice fly in the top of the first, an RBI-single in the third, and another RBI-single in the fifth.

Short-A

New York-Penn League

Batavia Muckdogs 1, Mahoning Valley Scrappers 4

Batavia (13-25) lost to the Scrappers (24-15) by a 4-1 score with 2,408 at Eastwood Field.

Sam Perez started and lost, allowing two runs on four hits in five innings, striking out six and walking zero. Colton Hock surrendered two runs on five hits and a walk in two innings. Kenny Koplove pitched a scoreless inning.

Terry Bennett hit two singles, Harrison White hit a single with two walks, and Shao-Pin Ho collected an RBI.

Rookie

Gulf Coast League

GCL Marlins 8, GCL Cardinals 7

The Marlins (14-15) defeated the Cards (13-16) by an 8-7 final at Roger Dean Stadium. Tyler Kolek started and allowed five walks and a hit for six runs failing to retire a single batter. Evan Estes relieved him and tossed three hitless innings before Manuel Rodriguez gave up six hits and a walk over three more innings for one run. Kyle Farjad (1-0, 3.60 earned the win by throwing two scoreless innings, and Javier Garcia got his second save of the season with one perfect frame.

The Marlins first eight hitters collected at least one hit, and six of them finished with at least two. After Kolek allowed six runs in the top of the first, the Marlins came back with a Sean Reynolds RBI-single in the first, a Jared Barnes two-run homer in the fifth, and a Cameron Baranek RBI-single, a Reynolds two-RBI-triple, a Pablo Garcia RBI-single, and an Elliott Barzilli RBI-single in the seventh.

Dominican Summer League

DSL Marlins took the day off.

Prospect of the Day

Hitter - Brian Miller hit two singles and two doubles, scoring twice and getting his average up to .318 for Greensboro.

Colby Lusignan finished with three hits, two homers, and five RBI.

Pitcher - Dustin Beggs and his 88 GameScore, no contest. Eight innings, three hits, no walks, seven strikeouts.

Fish Stripes Top 30 Prospect Watch

#1 Trevor Rogers

#2 Braxton Garrett

#3 Brian Anderson batted fifth for New Orleans and went 0-for-4 with a run and a strikeout. He’s at .291 since joining the team.

#4 Dillon Peters

#5 Tyler Kolek walked five and allowed a hit for six runs (five earned) without retiring a batter. His ERA is 27.00 through four rehab appearances.

#6 Merandy Gonzalez

#7 Brian Miller went 4-for-7 for the Grasshoppers, scoring two runs, hitting two doubles, and drawing a walk batting leadoff to raise his average to .318 since his selection in the Competitive Balance Round of the draft.

#8 Brayan Hernandez

#9 James Nelson went 2-for-5 with two strikeouts and two RBI to rise to .302 for the Grasshoppers.

#10 Drew Steckenrider

#11 Jeff Brigham

#12 Cody Poteet started for Jupiter and whiffed four in six innings, allowing six hits and two walks for two runs. He’s at 2.52 for the season.

#13 Colton Hock pitched two innings of relief for the Muckdogs, allowing two earned runs on five hits and a walk. He struck one batter out and finished the game with a 9.00 ERA.

#14 Thomas Jones batted third for Batavia and went 0-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout to drop to .197 for the season.

#15 Joe Dunand

#16 Riley Mahan

#17 Ryan Lillie

#18 Sam Perez started for Batavia and collected six strikeouts in five innings. He allowed two earned runs on four hits and zero walks. His ERA rose to 1.98.

#19 Trevor Richards

#20 Brandon Miller

#21 Edward Cabrera

#22 Sean Reynolds batted fifth for GCL. He went 2-for-4 with a run, a triple, three RBI and a strikeout. He’s at .260 for the Marlins.

#23 Pablo Lopez

#24 Ricardo Cespedes

#25 Isael Soto

#26 John Norwood went 2-for-5 in the five slot for Jacksonville, raising his average to .279.

#27 Austin Dean batted second for the Shrimp, and raised his average to .292 going 2-for-4 with a triple, an RBI, one walk and two strikeouts.

#28 Ynmanol Marinez

#29 Albert Guaimaro batted fourth for GCL, going 2-for-4 with a run scored and a .215 average.

#30 Stone Garrett batted fifth for Jupiter, going 1-for-3 with a walk and a whiff to raise his average to .204.

Fish Stripes 10

The top 10 players (by user vote) not already represented in the “official” Top 30 prospects:

#1 Ben Meyer

#2 Braxton Lee led off for the Shrimp and raised his average to .319, going 3-for-5 with a run, two RBI, and a strikeout.

#3 Bryce Howe

#4 Mike Kickham started for New Orleans and lost, allowing 10 hits and no walks for six earned runs in four innings. He struck out one, and is now at 7.94 with the Baby Cakes.

#5 Ethan Clark

#6 Michael King

#7 Cameron Baranek went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer for the GCL Marlins. He struck out once and is now hitting .265 batting third.

#8 Boo Vazquez batted cleanup for the Hammerheads and went 1-for-4 with double to drop to .304 for the season.

#9 Shao-Pin Ho went 0-for-3 with a walk, a strikeout, and an RBI to drop to .154 since joining the Muckdogs. He batted second.

#10 Tayron Guerrero

Later

10:30AM - DSL Marlins host the DSL Astros Blue (25-20).

Noon - GCL Mets (9-19) host the GCL Marlins.

6:30PM - The Hammerheads host the Flying Tigers. James Buckelew (1-3, 2.13) will start for Jupiter as they go for their eighth consecutive victory.

7:00PM - Kolton Mahoney (3-4, 3.48) will get the start for the Hoppers against the Lakewood BlueClaws (55-51).

7:05PM - Remey Reed (1-2, 7.32) starts for Batavia against the Scrappers.

7:35PM - The Shuckers host the Jumbo Shrimp in game two of their five-game series.

10:05PM - The RiverCats will host the Baby Cakes in game three in their four-game set. Justin Nicolino (4-4, 3.55) will start for New Orleans.

Birthdays

Brady Puckett will turn 22 today. The 6’8”, 220 lb. right-handed-pitcher was Miami’s 15th round selection last month, and has gone 3-0 with a 3.57 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP in six games since joining the GCL Marlins.

Minor League History

(courtesy of milb.com)

Catcher Ed Barber allowed seven passed balls for the Clinton C-Sox on this date in 1963. He only allowed 23 over his other 79 appearances through the season.

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