Miami sent RHP Kyle Barraclough on a rehab assignment to the GCL Marlins.
The Shrimp released RHP Patrick Johnson. Originally a 25th round pick of the Colorado Rockies in 2011, Johnson pitched to a 13-18 record with a 3.85 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP in 105 minor league games between rookie ball and double-A.
Jupiter C Gunner Pollman was assigned to the GCL Marlins.
RHP Dustin Beggs was assigned from Batavia to the Grasshoppers.
RHP Ethan Clark was assigned from Greensboro to the Muckdogs.
Pacific Coast League
New Orleans Baby Cakes vs. Albuquerque Isotopes
The Baby Cakes (45-71) missed out on their last chance to take a game from the Isotopes (58-59) due to wet grounds. The game was cancelled and will not be made up.
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 3, Mississippi Braves 8
The Braves (47-67) defeated their host Jacksonville (52-63) with 5,007 in the house at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.
Chris Mazza earned no decision, striking out nine batters against one walk. He allowed five hits in six innings, for one earned run. Tyler Kinley (0-2, 8.16) lost, surrendering four earned runs on a walk and five hits without recording an out in the eighth inning. Jeff Kinley gave up three runs in two relief innings.
The Shrimp scored two runs in the first inning on an Austin Riley fielding error at third base. The Braves came back with a Luis Valenzuela RBI-single in the fifth to get within a run, but the Shrimp added to their lead in the seventh on a Mauricio Cabrera wild pitch.
In the eighth, Tyler Kinley gave up three singles, two doubles and a walk for four runs without recording an out before giving way to Jeff Kinley. Jeff got three outs while allowing just one of his inherited runners to score. He ended up allowing three doubles and a homer in the ninth.
K.C. Serna led Jacksonville’s offense with two singles. No Jumbo Shrimp finished with an extra base hit.
Florida State League
Jupiter Hammerheads 2, Florida Fire Frogs 4
Cody Poteet (3-5, 3.78) started and lost for the Hammerheads (58-55) in game one of their scheduled seven-inning doubleheader against the Fire Frogs (40-68). Poteet allowed four runs (three earned) in six innings, on six hits and two walks while striking out one. Lukas Schiraldi struck out the side in a perfect seventh. John Silviano hit a double and a two-run homer for most of Jupiter’s offensive output.
Jupiter Hammerheads 1, Florida Fire Frogs 5
James Buckelew (1-4, 2.39) started game two for Jupiter (58-56) and lost to the Frogs (41-68) with 402 fans at Roger Dean Stadium.
Buckelew allowed three earned runs in four innings, on four hits and two walks while striking out one batter. Boo Vazquez’ triple was the only extra base hit collected for the Hammerheads in game two. They did combine for four singles.
South Atlantic League
Greensboro Grasshoppers 4, Kannapolis Intimidators 8
Dustin Beggs (9-6, 3.46) started and lost for Greensboro (60-53) against the Intimidators (59-56). He surrendered eight earned runs on eight hits in five innings, striking out three. Parker Bugg pitched two scoreless innings and Evan Beal tossed one.
814 Kannapolis fans were there to witness their team outhit the Hoppers 9-to-6. Brian Miller hit a pair of singles, Eric Gutierrez (6) hit a three-run homer, and J.C. Millan hit an RBI-double.
New York-Penn League
Batavia Muckdogs 0, Vermont Lake Monsters 6
Ryan Lillie (0-4, 3.42) gave up four runs (two earned) in four innings on seven hits to take the loss in his start against the Monsters (27-23).
Batavia was led by a single and a double from Harrison White and a pair of singles courtesy of Shao-pin Ho.
Gulf Coast League
The Marlins (18-20) topped the Mets (12-24) by a 7-3 count at St. Lucie Sports Complex.
Matt Givin earned no-decision in his start, striking out four and surrendering one earned run in three innings of work. Manuel Rodriguez (1-0, 4.15) got the W, shutting the Mets out for three frames on three hits while striking out a pair. Kyle Barraclough struck out one and allowed a hit in an inning of work.
Gerardo Nunez hit three singles, Yeral Encarnacion (2) and Michael Donadio (1) hit solo homers, and Justin Cohen hit a pair of singles in the victory.
Dominican Summer League
DSL Marlins 7, DSL Rays1 4
The Marlins (29-25) bettered the Rays1 (18-36) by a 7-4 count in DSL action on Thursday. Raul Brito (6-2, 2.73) got the decision, striking out three in 2 1⁄3 innings and allowing one hit. Yoilan Quinonez whiffed four in two innings. Anderson Vera earned his third save of the year with three innings of quality work, allowing a run on two hits.
Daniel Paulino, Miguel Pena, Wiklerman Rasquin, and Christopher Rodriguez each hit two singles, and Jorge Caballero collected the only extra base hit of the day for the Fish, with a double.
Fish Stripes Top 30 Prospect Watch
#1 Trevor Rogers
#2 Braxton Garrett
#3 Brian Anderson
#4 Dillon Peters
#5 Tyler Kolek
#6 Merandy Gonzalez
#7 Brian Miller led off for Greensboro and went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run to improve to .318.
#8 Brayan Hernandez
#9 James Nelson
#10 Drew Steckenrider pitched a perfect inning for Miami in their 3-2 loss to the Washington Nationals.
#11 Jeff Brigham
#12 Cody Poteet started game one for the Sharks and lost, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits and two walks. He only struck out one and raised his ERA to 3.78.
#13 Colton Hock
#14 Thomas Jones batted third for the Muckdogs and dropped to .201 with an 0-for-3 day. He walked once and struck out once.
#15 Joe Dunand
#16 Riley Mahan
#17 Ryan Lillie started for Batavia and lost. He allowed four runs (two earned) on seven hits and zero walks. His ERA rose to 3.42.
#18 Sam Perez
#19 Trevor Richards
#20 Brandon Miller
#21 Edward Cabrera
#22 Sean Reynolds went 0-for-2 with a walk, an RBI, and a whiff batting fifth for GCL to drop to .219.
#23 Pablo Lopez
#24 Ricardo Cespedes batted second for Batavia and went 0-for-4 with a strikeout, dropping to .211.
#25 Isael Soto
#26 John Norwood batted cleanup for Jacksonville and went 1-for-3 with a walk to improve to .272.
#27 Austin Dean batted second for the Shrimp and went 0-for-3 with a walk, a run, and two strikeouts to drop to .308.
#28 Ynmanol Marinez
#29 Albert Guaimaro
#30 Stone Garrett
Fish Stripes 20
The top 20 players (by user vote) not already represented in the “official” Top 30 prospects:
#1 Ben Meyer
#2 Braxton Lee led off for Jacksonville and went 1-for-3 with a walk, a run, and a strikeout to improve to .316.
#3 Bryce Howe pitched an inning of relief for GCL and gave up a walk and a hit, but no runs to improve his ERA to 1.88.
#4 Ethan Clark
#5 Michael King
#6 Mike Kickham
#7 Boo Vazquez batted fourth for the Hammerheads in both games and went 2-for-5 with a triple, a walk, an RBI, a strikeout and a run to improve to .290.
#8 Kyle Keller
#9 Colby Lusignan batted third for Jupiter in both games and went 1-for-6 with a strikeout to drop to .378.
#10 Gerardo Nunez led off for GCL and went 3-for-5 with a run and a strikeout to improve to .324.
#11 Matt Juengel
#12 Daniel Paulino batted second for DSL and went 2-for-5 with two RBI and two strikeouts to raise his average to .313.
#13 Shao-pin Ho batted ninth for Batavia and went 2-for-3 to improve to .189.
#14 Jeff Kinley allowed three earned runs on four hits in two innings of relief for Jacksonville.
#15 Ben Holmes
#16 Chris Mazza started for the Shrimp and earned no-decision in six innings of one-run ball. He allowed one walk and five hits while striking out nine.
#17 Matt Givin started for GCL and whiffed four in three innings, allowing one earned run on three hits and a walk.
#18 Sean Guenther
#19 Karl Craigie
#20 Tayron Guerrero
10:30AM - The DSL Marlins host the DSL Royals (25-29)
Noon - The GCL Marlins host the GCL Astros (20-16)
6:30PM - Jupiter hosts the Frogs. Scott Squier (4-6, 3.66) will start.
7:05PM - Matt Tomshaw (10-6, 3.81) will start opposite the Mississippi Braves for the Jumbo Shrimp.
7:05PM - Greensboro will entrust Kolton Mahoney (4-5, 3.42) versus the Intimidators.
7:05PM - The Connecticut Tigers (23-23) will host the Muckdogs. Starting pitching is TBD.
9PM - Scott Copeland (8-10, 5.57) will start for the Baby Cakes on the road against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (69-44).
Corey Bird, currently of the Hammerheads, turns 22 today. Miami’s seventh round pick a year ago, he has hit .268/.335/.337 in 154 games between Batavia, Greensboro, and Jupiter.
Yoilan Quinonez with the DSL Marlins turns 18 today. He is 0-2 with a 5.54 ERA in 13 innings for the Baby Fish.
Minor League History
Courtesy of MILB.COM:
Gil Carter, playing for the Carlsbad Potashers of the Class D Sophomore League, hit a 733-foot homer out of Montgomery Field in Carlsbad, N.M. The Minor League Baseball Encyclopedia listed the shot at 650 feet in the air, but the town's newspaper at the time, The Current-Argus, used aerial photographs the following day to determine that the ball actually traveled 83 feet further than the original estimate.
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