The Baby Cakes sent CF Isaac Galloway to the GCL Marlins on a rehab assignment.
SS Shao-Pin Ho was promoted to the Muckdogs from the GCL Marlins.
The GCL Marlins released RHP Eliezer Cuello. Cuello has been with the Marlins since 2014 with the DSL club, and this season has allowed eight hits and five walks in 11 innings, allowing 13 runs in six innings between Batavia and GCL.
Pacific Coast League
New Orleans Baby Cakes 7, Omaha Storm Chasers 0
The Baby Cakes (32-54) scored runs in each of the first four innings, and three pitchers combined for a zero-walk shutout of the Storm Chasers (39-46) in front of 5,317 at Shrine on Airline.
Odrisamer Despaigne (1-4, 3.36) earned the victory, his first of the season at any level, striking out three and giving up four hits in five innings. Victor Payano allowed two hits in two innings, striking out two, and Javy Guerra got the final six outs without allowing a baserunner, striking one out.
New Orleans scored a pair of runs on a Brandon Barnes two-RBI-single in the first, a Peter Mooney RBI-double in the second, a Moises Sierra solo shot and a Cal Towey RBI-triple in the third, and a Tomas Telis sacrifice fly in the fourth. They added another run in the seventh on a Barnes RBI-double.
Barnes finished with three RBI on two singles and a double, Sierra scored three times, adding a single to his home run, and Mike Aviles hit two singles. Matt Juengel hit a double and Steve Lombardozzi hit a single.
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 5, Montgomery Biscuits 11
The Biscuits dropped Jacksonville by an 11-5 count with 2,592 present at Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium on Thursday night.
Chris Mazza (1-5, 3.01) lost, allowing four earned runs in as many innings on eight hits and a pair of walks. He struck out two. The trio of Jeff Kinley, Severino Gonzalez, and Andy Beltre did not escape unscathed, with each giving up at least two runs in under two innings.
Offensively, Braxton Lee and John Norwood each hit a pair of singles. Austin Dean, Rodrigo Vigil, and Yefri Perez each had one hit, and David Vidal collected the only extra base hit of the game for Jacksonville, with a double. He also drew three walks.
Elsewhere in the SL
Pensacola Blue Wahoos 2, Biloxi Shuckers 0
Mobile BayBears 4, Mississippi Braves 2
Tennessee Smokies 2, Chattanooga Lookouts 1
Birmingham Barons 9, Jackson Generals 2 *
Florida State League
Jupiter Hammerheads 6, Florida Fire Frogs 4 (10)
The Hammerheads (40-42) defeated the host Fire Frogs (31-49) with 439 in the house at Osceola County Stadium on Thursday evening.
Scott Squier gave up eight hits and two walks over five innings in his start, allowing three runs and striking out four. Tyler Kinley threw two no-hit innings, whiffing three, and Felipe Gonzalez (6-6, 4.26) earned the victory, striking out three over the final two innings.
The Frogs put one up in the first inning on an Alay Lago fielders’ choice-RBI, only to be matched in the next half inning when Zach Sullivan drew a bases loaded walk. Jupiter scored three times in the third inning on a Dustin Geiger RBI-double and a John Silviano two-RBI-triple.
Florida chipped away at Jupiters’ lead in the fourth inning, scoring runs on a Matt Gonzalez RBI-single and a Ray-Patrick Didder RBI-double. The Frogs tied it at four in the eighth on a Didder sacrifice fly.
After nine innings passed with no further scoring, Jupiter notched two runs in the top of the 10th, with a Boo Vazquez RBI-triple and a Geiger RBI-single.
In addition to his triple, Vazquez also hit a single. Angel Reyes collected a pair of singles, and Brian Schales got a base hit.
Elsewhere in the FSL
Palm Beach Cardinals 4, Bradenton Marauders 3 (12)
Charlotte Stone Crabs 8, St. Lucie Mets 5
Lakeland Flying Tigers 8, Dunedin Blue Jays 0
Fort Myers Miracle 8, Tampa Yankees 3
Daytona Tortugas 9, Clearwater Threshers 8
South Atlantic League
Greensboro Grasshoppers (43-38)
After yesterday’s matchup with the Hagerstown Suns (48-34) was postponed to rain, the game was pushed to today as part of a doubleheader. Well, today’s doubleheader was also postponed due to rain, but the official designation is that it’s “cancelled.” If it ends up being statistically important to the seasons’ final standings I guess they’ll find a way to make it up, but it looks unlikely. This was the Grasshoppers last scheduled trip to Hagerstown.
Elsewhere in the SAL
Lexington Legends 8, West Virginia Power 5
Lakewood Blue Claws 4, Delmarva Shorebirds 1
Greenville Drive vs. Rome Braves (ppd, wet grounds)
Asheville Tourists 13, Charleston RiverDogs 9
Kannapolis Intimidators 7, Hickory Crawdads 5 *
Columbia Fireflies 2, Augusta GreenJackets 1 *
New York-Penn League
Batavia Muckdogs 3, Auburn Doubledays 4
The Muckdogs (7-10) dropped a 4-3 decision to the Doubledays (5-12) with 745 at home in Dwyer Stadium.
Manuel Rodriguez (1-2, 8.18) took the loss, giving up three runs (two earned) on six hits and a walk over 3 1⁄3 innings. Shane Sawczak allowed an unearned run in 2 2⁄3 innings, on two hits and a walk, striking out one, then Henry McAree turned in a nice performance, striking out five in two shutout frames. R.J. Peace pitched a perfect ninth.
Auburn opened scoring in the fourth inning, bringing runs home on RBI-singles from Omar Meregildo and Kameron Esthay, and an RBI-groundout from Jonathan Pryor. Batavia got one in the fifth on a Samuel Castro RBI-groundout, but Auburn got it back in the next inning on a Micah Brown fielding error to make it 4-1.
In the bottom of the seventh, the Muckdogs got it pretty close on a Lazaro Alonso two-RBI double to right field, but that was all the firepower that Batavia could muster.
In addition to Alonso’s double, Jhonny Santos and Alex Jones each hit a single and a double, and Tyler Curtis and Mathew Brooks each hit a pair of singles.
Elsewhere in the NYPL
Staten Island Yankees 5, Hudson Valley Renegades 3
State College Spikes 9, Williamsport Crosscutters 0
Vermont Lake Monsters 2, Connecticut 0
West Virginia Black Bears 5, Mahoning Valley Scrappers 0
Lowell Spinners vs. Aberdeen Ironbirds (ppd, rain)
Tri-City Valleycats 13, Brooklyn Cyclones 0
Gulf Coast League
GCL Marlins 4, GCL Mets 3
The future of Marlins’ (5-4) pitching was on full display early this afternoon at Roger Dean Stadium, and the future is looking pretty bright. Sean Guenther started it out and threw two shutout frames, whiffing two and allowing two hits with zero walks. He was relieved by Ryan Lillie, who threw two perfect innings with two strikeouts in his second career game. Brady Puckett threw two shutout innings, although he allowed four baserunners, he struck one out, then Karl Craigie came on for three whiffs in two innings, allowing two base hits. Doug Domnarski was the only Marlins’ pitcher to turn in a bad day, giving up three runs (two earned) on four hits in 1⁄3 of an inning. Dylan Cyphert (1-0, 0.00) earned the win, getting the last two outs.
The game was scoreless until the bottom of the sixth, when Trenton Hill drew a bases loaded walk and Cameron Baranek scored on a Miguel Gutierrez wild pitch. They added one in the seventh on a Baranek RBI-single. The Mets (3-6) made it interesting in the ninth inning, tying the game on a Gregory Guerrero RBI-triple, a Edinson Valdez RBI-single, and a Hansel Moreno sacrifice fly. That’s when ninth-rounder Baranek came through again, with a walkoff RBI-double.
The Marlins only hit safely six times all day, but three of them were courtesy of Baranek. He’s collected hits in six of his first seven professional games, and is hitting .375 with seven RBI. Gerardo Nunez got a hit and a walk and scored two runs, while Rosandel Reyna and Hill each hit doubles.
Elsewhere in the GCL
Dominican Summer League
DSL Marlins 11, DSL Rays1 4
The DSL version of the Marlins (16-13) clocked the Rays1 (7-22) by an 11-4 final count on Thursday morning. The good guys turned in an errorless performance, collecting 11 hits and holding the Rays1 to four.
Leudy Martinez was nearly perfect in his four inning start, allowing a walk and striking out three. Yeremin Lara (1-0, 3.38) earned the win despite allowing a run two hits and two walks in 2 2⁄3 innings, and Anderson Vera came on to toss a scoreless ninth.
The Marlins jumped out of the gate quickly, scoring in the first inning on consecutive RBI-groundouts from Wiklerman Rasquin and Miguel Pena. They added another pair in the fifth on a Daniel Paulino RBI-single and a Pena RBI-double.
The Rays came back in the bottom of the fifth with a run scored on a Luis Arias sacrifice fly that turned into a double play for a run, then actually tied it in the sixth on a Bryan Santos sacrifice fly, a Roimer Bolivar RBI-single, and a Lara wild pitch. The Marlins took the lead back with a run in the eighth on another Paulino RBI-single.
The Baby Fish blew it open in the ninth inning, scoring runs on RBI-singles from Danielsan Heureaux and Juan Urena, a Luis Gonzalez wild pitch, a two-RBI double by Paulino, and an RBI-double from Rasquin.
Paulino finished the game with four RBI and three runs scored, hitting a single, two doubles, and drawing two walks. He’s hitting .349 this season with 14 RBI so far over 25 games.
Elsewhere in the DSL
Twins 9, Angels 5
Astros Blue 10, Braves 3
Blue Jays 3, Orioles 1
Rojos 12, Cubs2 8
D-backs1 6, Mariners 3
Dodgers1 5, Athletics 3
Indians/Brewers 8, Astros Orange 7
Mets2 3, Brewers 2
Cardinals 9, Nationals 8
Rangers2 14, Phillies White 1
Cubs1 16, Pirates 15
Dodgers2 2, Rangers1 1
Rays2 5, Indians 1 (10)
Red Sox 4, Royals 2
Reds 5, Giants 4
Phillies Red 4, Rockies 0
D-backs2 6, Tigers 5
Padres 12, White Sox 10
Mets1 7, Yankees 6
Marlins’ Minor Leaguers of the Day
Leudy Martinez pitched four shutout no-hit innings in his start for the DSL Marlins, striking out three and allowing a walk. He finished with a 65 GameScore despite pitching just four frames.
Cameron Baranek collected three hits for the GCL Marlins, including a walkoff double against the GCL Mets. He also stole two bases, scored a run, and finished with two RBI.
Fish Stripes Top 30 Prospect Watch (dynamic tracker)
#1 James Nelson @WoahitsNelly
#2 Braxton Lee @Brax_Lee went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs for the Shrimp. He’s hitting .332 in the Southern League this season.
#3 Trevor Richards @trvrchrds
#4 Dillon Peters @dillypickz
#5 Brian Anderson @AndersonBrian01 went 0-for-4 with an RBI and a strikeout. He’s at .254 for the Shrimp this season.
#6 Mike Kickham @MikeKickham4
#7 Drew Steckenrider @asteckenrider20
#8 Boo Vazquez went 2-for-4 with a triple, a walk, an RBI, and three runs scored. He’s at .382 with the Hammerheads.
#9 Braxton Garrett
#10 Brian Miller @B_Millz05
#11 Austin Dean @AustinDean_3
#12 Michael King
#13 Jeff Brigham @Jbrigs34
#14 Sam Perez @SCPerez_
#15 Kyle Barrett @kbarrett_4
#16 Shao-pin Ho
#17 Joseph Dunand @Joedunand
#18 Ethan Clark @ethanclark22
#19 Trevor Rogers
#20 Dustin Beggs @dbizzzzle
#21 Demetrius Sims @_D1Sims went 0-for-2, but reached base twice on walks. He’s hitting .316 since joining GCL.
#22 Edward Cabrera
#23 Tayron Guerrero @TyronGuerrero7
#24 Sean Reynolds @Sean___Reynolds went 0-for-1 in a pinch hit appearance for GCL, and is hitting .286 with GCL.
#25 John Norwood @Norwood_10 went 2-for-4 with a walk, a run, and a strikeout. He’s at .276 for Jacksonville.
#26 Cody Poteet @PoTweet_34
#27 Mason Davis @_Maeday20 pinch ran and scored a run for Jupiter. He’s hitting .296 with the Hammerheads.
#28 Cameron Baranek @CameronB25 went 3-for-5 with a run, a double, and two RBI. He’s hitting .375 with GCL.
#29 Ben Meyer @BenMeyer28
#30 Riley Mahan @RizzMahan
The DSL Marlins will get another shot at the DSL Rays1 tomorrow at 10:30AM.
The GCL Marlins will host the GCL Astros (4-5) starting at noon.
At 6:30PM, the Jupiter Hammerheads will send James Needy (2-1, 1.06) to the hill to face the St. Lucie Mets (36-46) in the first game of a four-game series.
Beginning at 7PM, the Grasshoppers will open a four-game set at home against the Lakewood Blue Claws (46-39). Ethan Clark (0-0, 1.93), acquired in the Adeiny Hechavarria trade, will make his first start in the Marlins’ system.
At 7:05PM, the West Virginia Black Bears (11-6) will host the first game of a three game series with Batavia. Sam Perez (0-0, 1.13) will make his fourth start of the season with the short season club.
Adam Conley (2-3, 6.10) will make the start in New Orleans starting at 8PM, where the Baby Cakes will begin hosting a four-game series against the Oklahoma City Dodgers (48-37).
Beginning at 8:05PM, the Jumbo Shrimp will send Matt Tomshaw (8-4, 3.43) out against the Montgomery Biscuits in the fourth game of a five-game series.
GCL Marlins’ pitcher Doug Domnarski turns 23 on Saturday.
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