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Chris Hoo Collects Four RBI, Marlins Affiliates go 1-5

Fish Farm Report for August 14th

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The Baby Cakes acquired 2B Jake Elmore from the Buffalo Bisons and placed OF Brandon Barnes on the seven-day DL.

Triple-A

Pacific Coast League

New Orleans Baby Cakes 1, Colorado Springs Sky Sox 6

William Cuevas (2-5, 4.03) started and lost for New Orleans surrendering four walks and three hits over 6 23 innings for four earned runs. The Sox (70-47) prevented a Baby Cakes (48-72) sweep with 2,435 in attendance at Security Service Field.

Steve Lombardozzi led the Baby Cakes with a pair of singles, as New Orleans totaled only five hits for the game. Brady Anderson hit his seventh home run for the Cakes’ only score of the game.

Double-A

Southern League

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 2, Mississippi Braves 8

The Shrimp (55-64) dropped an 8-2 decision to Mississippi (48-70) in front of 2,207 at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.

Joe Gunkel (4-8, 5.05) surrendered eight earned runs in 5 13 innings for the loss. He allowed 10 hits (including three home runs) and walked two, while striking out three.

Taylor Ard led the Shrimp with a single and a double, K.C. Serna hit a double, and the Shrimp combined for only six hits (versus 14 for Mississippi).

High-A

Florida State League

Jupiter Hammerheads 8, Charlotte Stone Crabs 10

325 fans were in the house at Roger Dean Stadium to see a back and fourth 18-run affair between the Hammerheads (60-58) and the Stone Crabs (58-59).

Ben Meyer started for Jupiter, and allowed five earned runs in 5 13 innings, on eight hits and a walk. He whiffed five. Lukas Schiraldi (0-1, 6.75) lost by allowing four earned runs on four walks and a hit in 13 of an inning.

The Hammerheads got on the board in the second inning, on consecutive two-out RBI-singles from Chris Hoo and Justin Twine. Charlotte scored one in the third on a Michael Brosseau RBI-single.

The Stone Crabs poured it on in the sixth to take a 6-1 lead. They scored on a Nathaniel Lowe RBI-triple, a Thomas Milone RBI-single, a Lucius Fox RBI-single, and a Brosseau two-RBI-double. Jupiter made it interesting with four runs in the bottom of the inning, on a Brian Schales RBI-single, a Dalton Wheat RBI-double, another Hoo RBI-single, and a wild pitch from Spencer Jones.

Charlotte scored another four-spot in the eighth inning on Lukas Schiraldi, with bases loaded walks issued to Kevin Padlo and Lowe. Angel Moreno hit a two-RBI-single off of new reliever Miguel Del Pozo.

Hoo (1) added a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth, but it was too little, too late. He finished with four RBI for the game.

Along with Hoo, Schales and John Silviano each collected three hits for the game.

Rookie Level

Gulf Coast League

GCL Marlins 4, GCL Cardinals 5

Evan Estes (0-1, 7.11) faced four batters in the sixth for the Marlins (19-22), and walked all four of them to suffer the loss to the Cardinals (21-18), 5-4.

Justin Cohen and J.D. Osborne each hit a pair of singles to lead the Marlins’ offense, who outhit the Cards by an 8-to-5 margin in the loss.

DSL Marlins 2, DSL Athletics 1

Juan Borges pitched four shutout two-hit innings in his start, Jesus Sanchez (3-2, 3.92) earned the victory with a scoreless inning of work, with two whiffs, and Anderson Vera collected his fourth save, with three whiffs in two innings. He allowed a run.

Christopher Rodriguez led the DSL offense by hitting a single and a double for half of the Marlins total through the game.

DSL Marlins 7, DSL Athletics 8

Henry Valencia and Yeremin Lara each pitched a pair of scoreless relief innings as the Marlins (32-26) dropped an 8-7 “extra inning” affair to the DSL Athletics (33-29).

The game only went nine innings, but was scheduled for seven. It headed to extra frames when the score was locked up at four at the end of the seventh.

Daniel Paulino hit a single and a triple, Jorge Caballero hit a single and a double, and Miguel Pena hit a pair of singles in the losing effort.

Fish Stripes Top 30 Prospect Watch

#1 Trevor Rogers

#2 Braxton Garrett

#3 Brian Anderson went 1-for-3 with a walk and his seventh triple-A homer of the season (and 21st of the season overall). He’s hitting .340 after batting cleanup yesterday for the Baby Cakes.

#4 Dillon Peters

#5 Tyler Kolek

#6 Merandy Gonzalez

#7 Brian Miller

#8 Brayan Hernandez

#9 James Nelson

#10 Drew Steckenrider - Not sure why he is still on this list. He’s been on the major league club for 47 days now, and the cutoff is 45 days. Last night, he struck out one in 23 of an inning, improving his ERA to 2.12 for Miami.

#11 Jeff Brigham

#12 Cody Poteet

#13 Colton Hock

#14 Thomas Jones

#15 Joe Dunand

#16 Riley Mahan

#17 Ryan Lillie

#18 Sam Perez

#19 Trevor Richards

#20 Brandon Miller

#21 Edward Cabrera

#22 Sean Reynolds

#23 Pablo Lopez

#24 Ricardo Cespedes

#25 Isael Soto

#26 John Norwood batted third for the Shrimp and went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts, dropping to .278.

#27 Austin Dean

#28 Ynmanol Marinez

#29 Albert Guaimaro batted cleanup for GCL and went 0-for-3 with a walk to drop to .238.

#30 Stone Garrett

Fish Stripes 20

The top 20 players (by user vote) not already represented in the “official” Top 30 prospects:

#1 Braxton Lee led off for Jacksonville and dropped to .315 by going 1-for-4 with two whiffs.

#2 Bryce Howe

#3 Ben Meyer started for Jupiter and struck out five in 5 13 innings, but raised his ERA to 2.03 by allowing five earned runs on eight hits and a walk. He also threw a wild pitch.

#4 Michael King

#5 Ethan Clark

#6 Mike Kickham

#7 Kyle Keller

#8 Matt Givin

#9 Colby Lusignan batted third for Jupiter and went 1-for-5 with a run to drop to .345.

#10 Boo Vazquez

#11 Shao-pin Ho

#12 Max Duval

#13 Gerardo Nunez

#14 Matt Juengel

#15 Daniel Paulino batted second for DSL and went 3-for-7 with a run and a triple to improve to .316.

#16 Kolton Mahoney

#17 Jeff Kinley walked three and allowed two hits in two innings, but kept Mississippi off the board to improve to 4.42 with the Shrimp.

#18 Mason Davis

#19 Tayron Guerrero

#20 Ben Holmes

Later

Noon - The GCL Marlins host the GCL Mets (14-26).

6:30PM - The Hammerheads host the Stone Crabs. They’ll first continue a 1-1 sixth inning tie from August 9th before playing their regularly scheduled matchup. Cody Poteet will start (3-5, 3.78).

7PM - The Grasshoppers will host the Delmarva Shorebirds (51-66).

8PM - Tom Koehler (1-1, 1.65) will start at home in the first game of a four-game series against the Round Rock Express (56-64).

Birthdays

Felipe Gonzalez, currently with the Hammerheads, turns 26 today. He’s 9-8 this season with a 4.58 ERA. In nine minor league seasons, he’s 36-38 with a career 1.34 WHIP over 557 13 innings.

Angel Espada, a coach with the Grasshoppers, celebrates his 42nd birthday.

Minor League History

Courtesy of MILB.COM:

In 1940

Earl Cook of the Buffalo Bisons became the fourth pitcher in International League history to toss a double shutout, beating the Jersey City Giants by identical 2-0 scores in a doubleheader.

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