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Jumbo Shrimp Toss Shutout, Anderson Hits a 10th Inning Homer, and Squier Wins His 4th Straight

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Marlins affiliates go 5-2 on August 11th.

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The Marlins sent LHP Hunter Cervenka to the Baby Cakes, and recalled LHP Justin Nicolino in his place.

RHP Ryan Beckman was assigned to the Jumbo Shrimp from Jupiter.

SS Micah Brown was promoted from Batavia to Greensboro. Greensboro also placed 3B James Nelson on the seven-day DL with a left hamstring strain.

RHP Ethan Clark was assigned from Muckdogs to the Grasshoppers.

The GCL Marlins placed OF Cameron Baranek on the restricted list. He was suspended for 50 games after testing positive for stimulants.

Triple-A

Pacific Coast League

New Orleans Baby Cakes 6, Colorado Springs Sky Sox 4 (10)

Brian Anderson (6) led off the 10th inning with an inside-the-park homer run to center field, and the Cakes (46-71) earned a 6-4 win over the Sky Sox (69-45) with 4,364 in attendance at Security Service Field.

Scott Copeland earned a quality start and a GameScore of 50, allowing three earned runs in six innings. He surrendered seven hits and two walks, struck one batter out, and lowered his ERA to 5.51 by getting 52-of-89 pitches over the plate. Kelvin Marte (2-5, 4.56) earned the win despite blowing a save, allowing one earned run on five hits in three frames. He struck out four. Severino Gonzalez earned his first triple-A save by striking out the side on 10 pitches in a perfect 10th.

The Sox struck first, with a Brett Phillips RBI-single in the first inning, but New Orleans tied it in the second on a Eury Perez RBI-single. Yadiel Rivera hit a two-RBI-single in the fourth to give Colorado Springs a 3-1 lead.

New Orleans came back with three runs in the seventh, scored on Moises Sierra RBI-double, a Brandon Barnes RBI-single, and a Chris Parmelee RBI-single. Colorado Springs tied it in the bottom of the inning when Ivan De Jesus Jr. hit an RBI-single.

After Anderson’s extra-inning heroics, Chad Hinshaw added another RBI on a single to set the final score.

Steve Lombardozzi hit three singles for New Orleans. Barnes finished with two singles, Anderson also hit a single, and Ramon Cabrera also hit two singles.

Double-A

Southern League

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 2, Mississippi Braves 0

Matt Tomshaw (11-6, 3.61) and Clayton Mortensen pitched a combined five-hit shutout for a 2-0 win over the Braves (47-68) in front of 6,485 home fans at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.

Tomshaw struck out five and issued a pair of walks and five hits for the Shrimp (53-63), and Mortensen earned his sixth save of the season, whiffing five in two hitless innings.

Austin Dean (3) got things started with a solo shot to left field in the first inning, and Braxton Lee hit an RBI-single in the third to set the final score. Lee collected a pair of singles for the game.

John Norwood drew two walks and hit a single, and K.C. Serna hit a double for the Jumbo Shrimp.

High-A

Florida State League

Jupiter Hammerheads 2, Florida Fire Frogs 1 (6)

Scott Squier (5-6, 3.57) earned his fourth consecutive positive decision, restricting the Fire Frogs (41-69) to four hits and one run in 5 13 innings. He struck out four and earned a “complete game” without recording an official quality start, due to the game being called because of rain with 616 on hand at Roger Dean Stadium.

John Silviano got the Hammerheads (59-56) on the board in the first inning with an RBI-single to score Mason Davis. Silviano (12) collected Jupiter’s other RBI with a solo homer in the fourth inning. Braxton Davidson (7) of the Frogs prevented a shutout with a homer to right-center in the fifth inning.

Silviano’s two hits comprised half of Jupiter’s hit total for the day. Davis and Dalton Wheat also hit singles.

Single-A

South Atlantic League

Greensboro Grasshoppers vs. Kannapolis Intimidators (postponed, wet grounds)

Short-A

New York-Penn League

Batavia Muckdogs 3, Connecticut Tigers 4

Batavia (17-32) suffered a 4-3 walkoff loss to the Tigers (24-23) with 4,009 present at Dodd Stadium.

Sam Perez earned a 66 GameScore, getting 37-of-54 pitches in the strike zone and allowing just three singles and zero walks in five innings. He struck out two. Colton Hock surrendered three earned runs on five hits and two walks in three innings, and Vincenzo Aiello (1-1, 3.09) lost, allowing a run on three hits in the ninth inning.

Connecticut broke it open in the bottom of the sixth on a Reynaldo Rivera sacrifice fly and a Dylan Rosa RBI-groundout. Batavia came back to take the lead in the next half inning, scoring two runs on a Cameron Warner fielding error and a Tyler Curtis RBI-single.

Connecticut scored in the bottom of the eighth on a Dylan Rosa RBI-single and in the ninth on Will Savage’s walkoff RBI-single.

Curtis added a double to his single to lead the team with two hits.

Rookie

Gulf Coast League

GCL Marlins 2, GCL Astros 3

Alberto Guerrero (2-2, 2.12) started and lost for the GCL Marlins (18-21) at Roger Dean Stadium, to the GCL Astros (21-16). Guerrero pitched pretty well, walking nobody and allowing three hits for two runs (one earned). He struck out three in five innings. Dakota Bennett pitched a perfect sixth, with a whiff, Obed Diaz struck out two and allowed two hits in 23 of an inning, Doug Domnarski struck out one in 1 13 perfect innings, and Javier Garcia whiffed two in one perfect inning of relief.

The Astros scored the first three runs of the game, on a Jan Mercado passed ball in the third, an Enmanuel Valdez sacrifice fly in the fifth, and a bases loaded hit by pitch committed by Diaz in the seventh.

The Marlins scored on a Denis Karas RBI-groundout in the seventh and a Chauncey Nunez error in the eighth. Albert Guaimaro hit two doubles and Denis Karas hit a double and a single.

Dominican Summer League

DSL Marlins 5, DSL Royals 0

Juan Borges struck out four and allowed one hit in three innings. Juan Reyes struck out two in two frames, allowing just a single, and Jonaiker Villalobos (2-1, 0.86) earned the win with four scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out two.

Jorge Caballero hit a singles and a triple, Miguel Pena went 1-for-2 with two walks and two RBI, and Ezequiel Alfonzo had an RBI-single and scored twice for the Marlins.

DSL Marlins 1, DSL Royals 0 (7)

In the second contest between the two clubs, shortened by rain to a seven inning affair, Alvaro Montero scored the walkoff game-winner on an Adrian Alcantara wild pitch.

Juan Reyes tossed three shutout frames, allowing two hits, and Luis Palacios (3-0, 3.23) whiffed three in four innings for the win.

Fish Stripes Top 30 Prospect Watch

#1 Trevor Rogers

#2 Braxton Garrett

#3 Brian Anderson went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored to improve to .329.

#4 Dillon Peters

#5 Tyler Kolek

#6 Merandy Gonzalez

#7 Brian Miller

#8 Brayan Hernandez

#9 James Nelson

#10 Drew Steckenrider

#11 Jeff Brigham

#12 Cody Poteet

#13 Colton Hock threw three relief innings, allowing three earned runs on five hits and two walks to grow his ERA to 8.64.

#14 Thomas Jones

#15 Joe Dunand

#16 Riley Mahan

#17 Ryan Lillie

#18 Sam Perez started for Batavia and allowed three hits in five innings. He struck out two.

#19 Trevor Richards

#20 Brandon Miller

#21 Edward Cabrera

#22 Sean Reynolds batted fifth for GCL and went 0-for-3 with a walk and three strikeouts to drop to .212.

#23 Pablo Lopez

#24 Ricardo Cespedes hit 1-for-5 batting second for the Muckdogs, dropping to .211.

#25 Isael Soto

#26 John Norwood batted third for the Jumbo Shrimp and went 1-for-2 with two walks to improve to .273.

#27 Austin Dean went 1-for-4 with a solo homer to drop to .306 batting second for Jacksonville.

#28 Ynmanol Marinez

#29 Albert Guaimaro batted fourth for GCL and went 2-for-4 with a run, two doubles, and a strikeout, improving to .242.

#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 Bryce Howe

#3 Braxton Lee led off for the Shrimp and went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a strikeout to improve to .318.

#4 Ethan Clark

#5 Michael King

#6 Mike Kickham

#7 Boo Vazquez went 0-for-2 with a strikeout, dropping to .286 batting fifth for the Hammerheads.

#8 Kyle Keller

#9 Colby Lusignan batted third for Jupiter and went 0-for-2 to drop to .370.

#10 Gerardo Nunez batted ninth for GCL and went 0-for-4 with a whiff to drop to .313.

#11 Matt Juengel

#12 Daniel Paulino went 1-for-3 with a strikeout batting second in the second game for DSL to improve to .313.

#13 Shao-pin Ho

#14 Jeff Kinley

#15 Ben Holmes

#16 Chris Mazza

#17 Matt Givin

#18 Sean Guenther

#19 Karl Craigie

#20 Tayron Guerrero

Later

10:00AM - The DSL Royals will host the DSL Marlins in a doubleheader.

10:00AM - The GCL Marlins will host the GCL Nationals (23-15).

5:05PM - Kolton Mahoney (4-5, 3.42) and Kyle Keller (1-0, 2.77) are slated to start a game each for the Grasshoppers as they visit the Intimidators for a doubleheader.

5:30PM - The Hammerheads will host the Fire Frogs. Pablo Lopez (0-1, 2.79) will start.

6:05PM - Trevor Richards (3-4, 2.98) starts for Jacksonville as they host Mississippi.

7:05PM - The Connecticut Tigers host the Muckdogs.

8:00PM - The Sky Sox will host the Baby Cakes. Justin Nicolino (5-5, 3.19) is slated to start, but that seems unlikely after his callup to Miami.

Birthdays

Kyle Lobstein turns 28 today. Initially drafted in the second round of the 2008 draft by the Tampa Bay Rays, he has appeared in 34 major league games between the Detroit Tigers and the Pittsburgh Pirates, going 6-10 with a 5.06 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP.

Minor League History

Courtesy of MILB.COM:

The Omaha Storm Chasers totaled 33 hits in a 20-3 pounding of the Tucson Padres, falling four shy of the 1924 Pacific Coast League record set by the San Francisco Seals. Wil Myers led the way, going 5-for-7 with a homer, three RBIs and four runs scored.

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