The Marlins sent LHP Jeff Locke to the New Orleans Baby Cakes, outright.
Pacific Coast League
New Orleans Baby Cakes 3, Oklahoma City Dodgers 0
The Baby Cakes (35-55) shut out the Dodgers (49-40) by a 3-0 final in front of 5,261 at the Shrine on Airline in Metairie, Louisiana. Justin Nicolino (3-3, 3.49) struck out six in 5 2⁄3 innings, giving up three hits and a walk for a 72 GameScore. William Cuevas threw two hitless innings of relief, striking out two, and Kelvin Marte earned his first save of the year, with a hitless ninth.
Tomas Telis opened the scoring in the third inning with a two-run double, and Brandon Barnes added an RBI-double in the seventh. Offensively, Telis added a single, Christian Colon hit a double, and Mike Aviles added a single and scored.
Elsewhere in the PCL
Memphis Redbirds 2, Nashville Sounds 1 (10)
Las Vegas 51s 13, Albuquerque Isotopes 6
El Paso Chihuahuas 5, Salt Lake Bees 2
Iowa Cubs 9, Omaha Storm Chasers 4
Tacoma Rainiers 12, Sacramento RiverCats 0
Round Rock Express 8, Colorado Springs Sky Sox 4
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 1, Biloxi Shuckers 0 (11)
It was a pitchers duel with 3,818 in attendance at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, and ended after 11 innings with a 1-0 Shrimp (39-48) victory.
Trevor Richards struck out 10 while allowing just three hits and a walk in seven innings, Clayton Mortensen and Daniel Schlereth each pitched a scoreless inning, and Severino Gonzalez (3-4, 3.46) earned the victory, striking out two and surrendering just one hit in two innings.
The bottom of the 11th would see Chris Diaz double off new Biloxi (44-42) reliever Javier Salas, Rehiner Cordova was intentionally walked, Kyle Barrett bunted out the lead runner at third, then Austin Dean grounded into a force out, leaving runners on the corners with two outs. John Norwood was at bat when Salas threw a wild pitch, allowing Cordova to cross the plate with the only run of the game.
Each team finished with five hits. In addition to Diaz’ double, he also hit a single. David Vidal, Cam Maron, and Austin Dean also hit safely with single base hits.
Elsewhere in the SL
Chattanooga Lookouts 5, Pensacola Blue Wahoos 1
Montgomery Biscuits 1, Tennessee Smokies 0 (16)
Jackson Generals 5, Mississippi Braves 0
Mobile BayBears 5, Birmingham Barons 3
Florida State League
Jupiter Hammerheads 2, St. Lucie Mets 1
Jupiter (41-44) defeated the Mets (38-47), 2-1 in front of 1,200 at Roger Dean Stadium, in a nine-inning game that lasted just over two hours.
Ben Meyer (2-1, 1.64) tossed seven innings of two-hit ball, striking out six and leaving with a 2-1 lead. Ryan Beckman, Tyler Kinley, and Felipe Gonzalez finished the last two innings without allowing any further drama.
The Hammerheads struck first with a Dustin Geiger RBI-single int he bottom of the first. St. Lucie equalled them in the third with a Anthony Dimino RBI-groundout. Jupiter scored the game winner in the seventh on a Dexter Kjerstad RBI-double.
Jupiter totaled eight hits through the contest, John Silviano led the club with two singles, Stone Garrett and Kjerstad had doubles, and Miguel Rojas, Geiger, Boo Vazquez, and Cleuluis Rondon collected one single each.
Elsewhere in the FSL
Bradenton Marauders 5, Tampa Yankees 4
Florida Fire Frogs 2, Charlotte Stone Crabs 0 (7)
Charlotte Stone Crabs 9, Florida Fire Frogs 8 (seven inning scheduled game went 9)
Fort Myers Miracle 4, Palm Beach Cardinals 2
Dunedin Blue Jays 2, Clearwater Threshers 1
Lakeland Flying Tigers 7, Daytona Tortugas 3
South Atlantic League
Greensboro Grasshoppers 0, Lakewood BlueClaws 4
With 3,813 on hand at First National Bank Field, the BlueClaws (48-40) topped the home Grasshoppers (44-40) by a 4-0 final count.
Micheal King (7-5, 3.38) lost by surrendering four earned runs on six hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out three and finished with a 47 GameScore.
Lakewood scored two runs in the first on RBI-singles from Henri Lartigue and David Martinelli. They added another pair in the third on a Mickey Moniak (4) two-run shot to center field.
The Hoppers totaled three hits and a walk in total offense through the nine inning game. James Nelson hit a double, Eric Gutierrez and Luis Pintor hit singles, and Corey Bird drew a base-on-balls.
Elsewhere in the SAL
Rome Braves 6, West Virginia Power 1
Greenville Drive 6, Lexington Legends 5
Kannapolis Intimidators 3, Hagerstown Suns 2 (7)
Kannapolis Intimidators 3, Hagerstown Suns 2 (7)
Hickory Crawdads 4, Delmarva Shorebirds 3 (10)
Augusta GreenJackets 3, Asheville Tourists 1
Charleston RiverDogs 3, Columbia Fireflies 2
New York-Penn League
Batavia Muckdogs 5, West Virginia Black Bears 10
Alejandro Mateo (0-1, 4.19) lost, surrendering five earned runs in 3 2⁄3 innings on eight hits and a walk. He struck out a pair of Black Bears (13-7) in the Muckdogs (8-12) 10-5 loss with 2,009 in the house at Monongalia County Ballpark.
Mathew Brooks hit a two-RBI double to open scoring for the Muckdogs in the third, then added a run on a J.C. Millan (1) solo shot. The Black Bears tore up Batavia pitching with five runs each in the bottom of the fourth and fifth innings to effectively put the game away. The Muckdogs scored runs in the sixth on a Marcos Rivera RBI-double and a David Gauntt RBI-groundout.
The Muckdogs totaled eight hits through the game. Micah Brown and Brooks each hit a single and a double to lead Batavia. Marcos Rivera hit a double, and Thomas Jones, Millan and Ben Fisher each hit a single.
Elsewhere in the NYPL
Brooklyn Cyclones 6, Staten Island Yankees 4
Vermont Lake Monsters 5, Hudson Valley Renegades 4
Williamsport Crosscutters 8, Mahoning Valley Scrappers 7
Lowell Spinners 7, Connecticut Tigers 4
Aberdeen Ironbirds 5, Tri-City ValleyCats 4
Auburn Doubledays 13, State College Spikes 12 (12)
Gulf Coast League
GCL Marlins (6-5)
The Marlins had Sunday off.
Elsewhere in the GCL
Dominican Summer League
DSL Marlins (18-13)
The Marlins had Sunday off.
Elsewhere in the DSL
Everyone else in the DSL also had Sunday off.
Marlins’ Minor Leaguers of the Day
Ben Meyer and Trevor Richards combined to strike out 16 in 14 innings for the Hammerheads and Shrimp respectively, each earning victories at their respective levels. They combined to allow one earned run, five hits, and two walks.
Fish Stripes Top 30 Prospect Watch (dynamic tracker)
#1 James Nelson @WoahitsNelly hit a double and struck out in four at bats, and is hitting .316 for Greensboro.
#2 Braxton Lee @Brax_Lee went 0-for-2 with the Shrimp, and is at .327 for Jacksonville.
#3 Trevor Richards @trvrchrds pitched seven shutout innings for the Shrimp, striking out 10 and giving up three hits and one walk. He put up an 84 GameScore.
#4 Dillon Peters @dillypickz
#5 Drew Steckenrider @asteckenrider20
#6 Mike Kickham @MikeKickham4
#7 Brian Anderson @AndersonBrian01
#8 Brian Miller @B_Millz05 went 0-for-4 to drop to .277 with Greensboro, striking out once.
#9 Boo Vazquez went 1-for-4 with a strikeout, and is hitting .348 since joining Jupiter.
#10 Jeff Brigham @Jbrigs34
#11 Michael King struck out three in six innings, losing the game by allowing six hits and one walk.
#12 Jarrett Rindfleisch
#13 Austin Dean @AustinDean_3 went 1-for-5 with a whiff and is at .250 for the Shrimp.
#14 Trevor Rogers @T_Raw1691
#15 Shao-pin Ho
#16 Sam Perez @SCPerez_
#17 Corey Bird went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout, dropping to .286.
#18 Cameron Baranek @CameronB25
#19 Jhonny Santos went 0-for-3 with a strikeout, and is hitting .319 with the Muckdogs.
#20 Aaron Knapp @aknappyboii
#21 Colby Lusignan @ColbyLusignan went 0-for-3 with a strikeout, dropping to. 247 with the Grasshoppers.
#22 Riley Mahan @RizzMahan
#23 Demetrius Sims @_D1Sims
#24 John Norwood @Norwood_10 is hitting .269 for the Jumbo Shrimp, striking out three times in three at bats, also drawing a walk.
#25 Cody Poteet @PoTweet_34
#26 Brian Schales @BrianSchales went 0-for-1 in a pinch hitting role for the Hammerheads, and is hitting .258 for Jupiter.
#27 Kyle Barrett @kbarrett_4 went 0-for-3 with a strikeout and is at .171 for Jacksonville.
#28 Mason Davis @_Maeday20 went 0-for-4 with one strikeout, and is hitting .231 for the Hammerheads.
#29 Matt Juengel @MattJuengel went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts, and is hitting .250 with the Baby Cakes.
#30 Samuel Castro
At 10:30AM, the DSL Royals (15-16) will host the DSL Marlins.
At noon, the GCL Marlins will host the GCL Cardinals (5-6).
Also at noon, the Hoppers will host the BlueClaws. Greensboro will send Dustin Beggs (6-5, 3.17) for his turn on the hill.
At 6:30PM, the Hammerheads will try to build on today’s win with another crack at St. Lucie. Jeff Brigham (2-1, 3.00) will get the start.
The Jumbo Shrimp will send Mike Kickham (5-5, 2.61) out to take on the Shuckers starting at 7:05PM at the Baseball Grounds.
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