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Fish Farm Report: July 8th

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Miami’s system posted a 2-7 record on Saturday.

Keyvius Sampson struck out six in 4 2⁄3 innings, and allowed just one hit.

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Miami sent 3B Miguel Rojas on a rehab assignment to the Jupiter Hammerheads.

RHP Scott Copeland was sent from the Jumbo Shrimp to the Baby Cakes.

RHP Eric Alonzo was promoted to Jacksonville from Jupiter, and RHP Chris Mazza was sent down to Jupiter in a corresponding move, then quickly brought up again. Jacksonville also put 3B Brian Anderson on the inactive list and activated 3B Rehiner Cordova from the DL.

Ryan Lillie was assigned to the Muckdogs from the GCL Marlins.

RHP Colton Hock and LHP Trevor Rogers were assigned to the GCL Marlins.

Triple-A

Pacific Coast League

New Orleans Baby Cakes 6, Oklahoma City Dodgers 1 (7)

The Cakes (34-54) won the second game of their four-game set with the Oklahoma City Dodgers (48-39) at Shrine on Airline in Metairie, Louisiana in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday. Scott Copeland (6-8, 5.20) earned the victory by surrendering just one run on four hits and three walks, striking out six in as many frames. Kyle Lobstein pitched a perfect seventh, whiffing one batter to drop his ERA to 0.82.

The Dodgers scored a run in the second on an Edwin Rios (1) solo shot, but that was the only offense they could muster in the opener. New Orleans answered in the bottom of the inning with a Peter Mooney RBI-single, a Mike Aviles RBI-double, and a Christian Colon two-RBI double. The Baby Cakes added two more runs in the third on a Matt Juengel RBI-double and another Mooney RBI-single.

The Baby Cakes were led by Mooney, who later added a third single to his total for the game. Colon added a single, and Aviles stroked another double. Cal Towey also hit a double for New Orleans.

New Orleans Baby Cakes 0, Oklahoma City Dodgers 2 (7)

Keyvius Sampson started the bottom side of the doubleheader against the Dodgers (49-39) on Saturday, and struck out six while allowing just a hit and a walk over 4 23 innings. Javy Guerra (2-3, 5.49) eventually earned the loss by allowing a run on a hit and three walks in the sixth inning.

The game was scoreless until the top of the sixth inning, when Willie Calhoun drove in Drew Maggi with a double. Oklahoma City added a run in the seventh on a Mike Freeman RBI-groundout.

Offensively, the Baby Cakes (34-55) were limited to three singles, from Mooney, Tovey, and Austin Nola.

Elsewhere in the PCL

Round Rock Express 10, Colorado Springs Sky Sox 9
Sacramento RiverCats 6, Tacoma Rainiers 3
Memphis Redbirds 3, Nashville Sounds 2
Fresno Grizzlies 2, Reno Aces 1 (7)
Fresno Grizzlies 9, Reno Aces 2 (7)
Omaha Storm Chasers 5, Iowa Cubs 1
Albuquerque Isotopes 4, Las Vegas 51s 1
El Paso Chihuahuas 5, Salt Lake Bees 4
Sacramento RiverCats 3, Tacoma Rainiers 0 (7)

Double-A

Southern League

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 4, Montgomery Biscuits 6 (7)

Jacksonville (38-47) dropped a 6-4 decision to the Biscuits (45-40) in the first game of a twin-bill at Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium on Saturday. The Shrimp scored in the second on a Chris Diaz RBI-single. Braxton Lee got caught in a rundown double-play in the next at bat, but Diaz occupied the fielders long enough for Yefri Perez to cross the plate for a 2-0 lead.

Matt Tomshaw (8-5, 3,81) had only allowed two harmless singles in the first inning through the first three, but the Biscuits had other plans in the fourth. Justin Williams hit a sacrifice fly, Mac James hit an RBI-single, Michael Russell hit a two-RBI-triple, Riley Unroe hit an RBI-double, and Andrew Velazquez hit an RBI-single for a 6-2 Biscuit lead. Taylor Ard (8) went deep to right field in the sixth for two runs, but 6-4 was as close as Jacksonville would get. Despite all that damage in the frame, Tomshaw pitched another inning, and closed his night with two K’s in five innings.

The Shrimp finished with just five hits in total. In addition to Ard and Diaz, Braxton Lee, Cam Maron, and Yefri Perez also hit singles.

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 0, Montgomery Biscuits 3 (7)

In the second game of the set, Jacksonville (38-48) only mustered two hits in getting blanked by the Biscuits (46-40). Austin Dean hit a double and Alex Yarbrough hit a single.

Joe Gunkel (2-6, 5.40) surrendered three earned runs in five innings for the loss, on four hits and a walk. He struck out six batters. Daniel Schlereth came on for a perfect inning of relief.

In the bottom of the first, Joe McCarthy hit an RBI-groundout, then in the fourth, Justin Williams (4) clocked a two-run shot to center field. That was it for either team.

Elsewhere in the SL

Jackson Generals 6, Birmingham Barons 3
Tennessee Smokies 5, Chattanooga Lookouts 4
Biloxi Shuckers 11, Pensacola Blue Wahoos 6
Mississippi Braves vs. Mobile BayBears (PPD, inclement weather)

High-A

Florida State League

Jupiter Hammerheads 2, St. Lucie Mets 3

3,105 came to see the Hammerheads (40-44) lose a 3-2 decision to the Mets (38-46) at Roger Dean Stadium.

James Buckelew (0-2, 1.80) lost by allowing three earned runs on six hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out four and racked up a “quality start,” with a 57 GameScore and 50-of-85 pitches in the strike zone.

Jupiter notched the first run of the game in the third, on a Miguel Rojas RBI-single to right field. The Mets scored three times in the fourth, on a Tim Tebow RBI-fielder’s choice, a hit batter from Buckelew, and an Enmanuel Zabala sacrifice fly. The Hammerheads crossed the plate in the ninth inning, on a two-out-RBI-single from Boo Vazquez, but Brian Schales struck out swinging to end the game.

Aside from Rojas and Vazquez, John Silviano and Stone Garrett hit doubles and Angel Reyes hit a single.

Elsewhere in the FSL

Charlotte Stone Crabs 12, Florida Fire Frogs 7
Charlotte Stone Crabs vs. Florida Fire Frogs (PPD, rain)
Fort Myers Miracle 9, Palm Beach Cardinals 2
Clearwater Threshers 3, Dunedin Blue Jays 0
Bradenton Marauders 5, Tampa Yankees 4 (10)
Lakeland Flying Tigers 4, Daytona Tortugas 1

Single-A

South Atlantic League

Greensboro Grasshoppers 3, Lakewood Blue Claws 4

The Grasshoppers (44-39) lost by a 4-3 final score to the Blue Claws (47-40), with 6,106 in attendance at First National Bank Field.

New addition Ethan Clark (0-1, 5.87) lost, allowing four runs on four hits and two walks in three innings, striking out two. Nestor Bautista struck out two in two perfect innings, and Chad Smith whiffed three in two hitless frames.

Lakewood opened scoring in the third on an Arquimedes Gamboa RBI-goundout, then added three more in the next inning on a Darick Hall (17) leadoff homer and a Henri Lartigue (5) two-run shot.

James Nelson and Dalton Wheat each hit safely twice, with Wheat collecting all of Greensboro’s RBI on the day with a two-RBI-double in the fourth and an RBI-fielders’ choice in the sixth.

Elsewhere in the SAL

Rome Braves 2, West Virginia Power 0
Asheville Tourists 8, Augusta GreenJackets 2
Charleston RiverDogs 13, Columbia Fireflies 2
Greenville Drive 6, Lexington Legends 0
Delmarva Shorebirds 5, Hickory Crawdads 3
Hagerstown Suns vs. Kannapolis Intimidators (PPD, rain)

Short-A

New York-Penn League

Batavia Muckdogs 3, West Virginia Black Bears 9

The Muckdogs (8-11) jumped out to a 3-0 lead before the Black Bears (12-7) scored nine unanswered runs with 2,378 at Monongalia County Ballpark on Saturday.

Remey Reed walked one and gave up one hit in four shutout innings, striking out four. Tyler Frohwirth (0-2, 3.38) surrendered six runs (two earned) in one inning, on four hits and a walk.. Ryan McKay allowed three runs in two innings, striking out four, and Travis Neubeck pitched a perfect eighth.

Terry Bennett hit an RBI-single in the fourth, then Jhonny Santos hit an RBI-single and Lazaro Alonso hit a sacrifice fly for a 3-0 lead in the fifth inning.

Bennett and Marcos Rivera collected the other two Batavia hits for the game.

Elsewhere in the NYPL

Auburn Doubledays 3, State College Spikes 2
Lowell Spinners 5, Connecticut Tigers 2
Brooklyn Cyclones 4, Staten Island Yankees 2 (7)
Staten Island Yankees 7, Brooklyn Cyclones 2 (7)
Vermont Lake Monsters 7, Hudson Valley Renegades 0
Aberdeen Ironbirds 9, Tri-City ValleyCats 8
Williamsport Crosscutters 6, Mahoning Valley Scrappers 1

Rookie

Gulf Coast League

GCL Marlins 1, GCL Nationals 11

The GCL Marlins (6-5) only managed four hits in their 11-1 loss to the Nats (7-3) on Saturday.

Alberto Guaimaro hit a double and scored, Denis Karas hit a double and knocked in Miami’s only run, and Yeral Encarnacion and Pablo Garcia each hit singles.

Alberto Guerrero (0-1, 0.00) gave up three unearned runs in two innings, on a walk and two hits. Kyle Farjad whiffed four in 2 13 innings.

Elsewhere in the GCL

Blue Jays 2, Yankees East 0 (suspended, rain, 2)
Braves 9, Tigers West 4
Mets 4, Cardinals 0
Rays 6, Orioles 5
Twins 3, Red Sox 0
Yankees West 3, Pirates 1
Tigers East vs. Phillies (PPD, rain)

Rookie

Dominican Summer League

DSL Marlins 8, DSL Royals 7

Juan Borges got touched for two runs in 3 13 innings, Enmanuel Mercedes gave up three in two frames, and Edison Suriel struck out three in 2 23 innings. Elkin Alcala (4-0, 1.17) got the win as the DSL Marlins (18-13) topped the DSL Royals (15-16) on Saturday.

Walner Espinal went 4-for-5 and scored twice with an RBI. Daniel Paulino hit a single and a double, and Juan Urena hit a pair of two-baggers in the winning effort.

Elsewhere in the DSL

Cubs1 3, Rangers1 0 (completed early)
DSL Dodgers 0, Indians/Brewers 0 (completed early)
Nationals 2, Angels 1
Dodgers1 3, Astros Blue 1
Red Sox 4, Athletics 2
D-backs2 7, Brewers 3
Rockies 8, Cardinals 7 (10)
Rangers1 5, Cubs1 1
Reds 4, D-backs1 3
Indians/Brewers 7, Dodgers2 6 (7)
Blue Jays 6, Giants 5
Astros Orange 8, Indians 7
Mariners 9, Padres 4
Mets2 8, Phillies White 3
Orioles 7, White Sox 6
Yankees 12, Phillies Red 9
Pirates 7, Rays2 4 (10)
Rangers2 6, Cubs2 5
Rays1 6, Braves 1
Tigers 3, Rojos 2
Mets1 4, Twins 3

Marlins’ Minor Leaguers of the Day

Pitching:

Keyvius Sampson earned no decision, giving up just one hit in a 4 23 inning start while striking out six. He finished with a GameScore of 70, with 48-of-77 pitches over the plate.

Hitting:

Peter Mooney went 4-for-6 with a run scored and two RBI for the Baby Cakes in their doubleheader split with Oklahoma City.

Fish Stripes Top 30 Prospect Watch (dynamic tracker)

#1 James Nelson @WoahitsNelly went 2-for-4 and scored a run, and raised his average to .317.

#2 Trevor Richards @trvrchrds

#3 Braxton Lee @Brax_Lee went 1-for-6 with a walk and a RBI and is at .329 with Jacksonville.

#4 Brian Anderson @AndersonBrian01

#5 Mike Kickham @MikeKickham4

#6 Drew Steckenrider @asteckenrider20

#7 Dillon Peters @dillypickz

#8 Boo Vazquez went 1-for-4 with an RBI, with a .357 average as a Hammerhead.

#9 Brian Miller @B_Millz05 went 0-for-4 and is down to .302 with Greensboro.

#10 Jeff Brigham @Jbrigs34

#11 Michael King

#12 Jarrett Rindfleisch

#13 Austin Dean @AustinDean_3 went 1-for-6 with a double and is hitting .256 with the Baby Cakes.

#14 Sam Perez @SCPerez_

#15 Cameron Baranek @CameronB25 pinch hit for GCL and went 0-for-1 to drop to .364.

#16 Trevor Rogers @T_Raw1691

#17 John Norwood @Norwood_10 went 0-for-4 with two walks and is at .272 with the Shrimp.

#18 Sean Reynolds @Sean___Reynolds went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts, and is hitting .233 with GCL.

#19 Cody Poteet @PoTweet_34

#20 Braxton Garrett @BraxGarrett

#21 Corey Bird goes 1-for-4 with a run, and is at .289 with the Grasshoppers.

#22 Riley Mahan @RizzMahan

#23 Shao-pin Ho

#24 Demetrius Sims @_D1Sims

#25 Brian Schales @BrianSchales went 0-for-3, striking out three times and drawing a walk. He’s at .259 with Jupiter.

#26 Kyle Barrett @kbarrett_4 went 0-for-3 and is hitting .188 for the Shrimp.

#27 Mason Davis @_Maeday20 went 0-for-4 with three whiffs, and is at .257 with the Hammerheads.

#28 Samuel Castro went 0-for-3 and is hitting .286 with Batavia.

#29 Austin Nola @AustinNola4

#30 Luis Pintor went 1-for-4 for the Grasshoppers, and is now at .210.

Later Today

At 1PM, Jupiter will host St. Lucie to try to win their three game series, with Tim Tebow again presumably making an appearance.

At 2PM, Justin Nicolino (2-3, 3.95) will start for the Baby Cakes in their finale against the Dodgers. They’ll be going for a series victory, something which has somehow eluded the club for the entire season thus far.

Beginning at 4PM, Michael King (7-4, 3.20) will take the hill for the Grasshoppers, hosting the Lakewood Blueclaws.

At 4:05PM, the Black Bears will host the Muckdogs. Batavia will send out Ben Meyer (0-1, 4.02) to try to get his first win of the season.

The Jumbo Shrimp will play the first game of a five game series versus the Biloxi Shuckers (44-41) at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Trevor Richards (2-0, 2.76) will start.

Birthdays

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