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Brian Miller Hits Four Doubles, Minor League Marlins Go 2-2

Fish Farm Report for August 15th.

Brian Miller hit four doubles in Greensboro’s win.

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Drew Steckenrider of the Miami Marlins was removed from the “prospect list,” as he has now exceeded the minimum to be considered in his official “rookie” season.

RHP Kyle Barraclough was activated from the 10-day DL, and LHP Jarlin Garcia was put on it in his place in Miami.

RHP Ryley MacEachern was released from the Greensboro roster. A 33rd round pick of the Marlins in 2015, Riley had racked up a 6-3 record, a 3.58 ERA, a 1.37 WHIP, and a .225 opposing batting average in 83 innings between rookie ball and the Sally League.

The Batavia Muckdogs assigned RHP Josh Alberius, 1B Ben Fisher, and SS Shao-pin Ho to the GCL Marlins. IF Sean Reynolds and SS Demetrius Sims were promoted from GCL to the Muckdogs in turn.

Triple-A

Pacific Coast League

New Orleans Baby Cakes vs. Round Rock Express (cancelled, rain)

High-A

Florida State League

Jupiter Hammerheads 1, Charlotte Stone Crabs 2

The Stone Crabs defeated the Hammerheads by a 2-1 score in 10 innings in the first half of a doubleheader on Tuesday, with 714 on hand at Charlotte Sports Park.

Ben Meyer struck out eight in six frames, allowing one earned run on four hits and a walk. After Felipe Gonzalez struck out four in three scoreless innings of relief, Marcus Crescentini (0-1, 1.08) allowed a walkoff solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning to Thomas Milone (1).

Jupiter started the scoring in the top of the fifth. Corey Bird hit a one-out double and Colby Lusignan doubled him home two batters later for a 1-0 lead. Charlotte tied it in the bottom of the sixth on a David Olmedo-Barrera RBI-single.

Aside from the two doubles, Jupiter collected base hits from Mason Davis, Justin Twine, Cleuluis Rondon, and Dalton Wheat.

Jupiter Hammerheads 2, Charlotte Stone Crabs 5

302 were on hand at Roger Dean Stadium for the twin bill, and the Hammerheads dropped the second game as well, 5-2.

Cody Poteet (3-6, 3.97) started and lost, surrendering four earned runs on seven hits and a walk, striking out three batters. James Buckelew walked three and allowed one run on one hit in three innings.

Brian Schales led the Jupiter offense with a pair of singles, Boo Vazquez hit a double, and John Silviano hit a single. Oh, and Corey Bird drew a walk.

Single-A Level

South Atlantic League

Greensboro Grasshoppers 12, Delmarva Shorebirds 11

The Grasshoppers defeated the Shorebirds in a back-and-forth, come-from-behind 12-11 victory with 3,517 on hand at First National Bank Field.

Brandon Miller started and earned no-decision, allowing nine runs (eight earned) in 4 13 innings, on eight hits and a walk. he struck out three and surrendered four home runs.

Jared Lakind whiffed three in three shutout innings of relief work, and Evan Beal (2-0, 2.84) earned the win despite allowing two earned runs in the top of the ninth.

Collin Woody (6) hit a solo home run in the second to start the scoring for Delmarva, and the shorebirds added four more in the third on a Jake Ring RBI-double, a Preston Palmiero (13) two-run-shot, and another Woody (7) home run.

Greensboro cut the lead to 5-3 in the fourth on an Eric Gutierrez RBI-single and a Jarett Rindfleisch (4) two-run-homer, but Delmarva extended the lead to six runs in the fifth by scoring two runs on a Palmiero double and two more on Woody’s (8) third homer of the game.

Greensboro cut the lead back to three in the bottom of the inning, on a Brian Miller two-run-double and a Gutierrez RBI-single. Miller added an RBI-double in the seventh to make it 9-7, Shorebirds.

Palmiero added another RBI-double and Woody added an RBI-triple in the ninth to get Delmarva out to 11-7, but the bottom of the ninth would see a different hero.

Luis Pintor hit an RBI-single, Miller added another RBI-double, and Gutierrez hit a two-RBI-single to tie the contest, and Micah Brown ended it by singling in Walker Olis with two outs.

Brian Miller finished with four doubles and four RBI, scoring three runs. Gutierrez hit three singles for four RBI, and Luis Pintor hit two singles and a double.

Rookie Level

Gulf Coast League

GCL Marlins 6, GCL Mets 2

Matt Givin allowed just two hits in four scoreless innings to give the Marlins a solid start against the Mets, and Manuel Rodriguez (2-0, 3.09) was credited with the victory with three innings of two-hit shutout ball. He struck out two. Gavin Fritz pitched a perfect eighth, and Bryce Howe finished them off with a not quite perfect ninth, allowing one of two inherited runners to score, but getting the last three outs.

Albert Guaimaro hit a sacrifice fly in the first inning to put the Marlins on top to stay. They added two in the third, two in the fourth, and one in the fifth to go up by a 6-0 count. They scored on a throwing error by Domingo Martinez, a Justin Cohen RBI-single, a Ronal Reynoso two-RBI-double, and a Yadiel Flores wild pitch.

Both the Mets and the Marlins finished with six hits each, but no player from either team collected more than one hit.

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 went 4-for-4 with four doubles, four RBI, a walk, and three runs scored leading off for the Grasshoppers. The game raised his batting average to .327.

#8 Brayan Hernandez

#9 James Nelson

* Drew Steckenrider - Officially removed from the “prospect” list. He pitched one perfect inning for Miami earlier in the evening.

#10 Jeff Brigham

#11 Cody Poteet started for the Hammerheads and struck out three in six innings, allowing four earned runs on seven hits and a walk to grow his ERA to 3.97.

#12 Colton Hock

#13 Thomas Jones

#14 Joe Dunand

#15 Riley Mahan

#16 Ryan Lillie

#17 Sam Perez

#18 Trevor Richards

#19 Brandon Miller started for Greensboro and allowed nine runs (eight earned) on eight hits and a walk in 4 13 innings. He struck out three, earned a GameScore of exactly zero, and grew his ERA to 9.19.

#20 Edward Cabrera

#21 Sean Reynolds

#22 Pablo Lopez

#23 Ricardo Cespedes

#24 Isael Soto

#25 John Norwood

#26 Austin Dean

#27 Ynmanol Marinez

#28 Albert Guaimaro batted second for GCL, and went 0-for-4 with a walk, a run, an RBI, and three strikeouts, dropping to .231.

#29 Stone Garrett

#30 Roy Morales

Fish Stripes 20

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

#1 Ben Meyer started for the Hammerheads and struck out eight in six innings, allowing one run on four hits and a walk to drop back to 1.51, but even though this game ended today, he pitched this game over a week ago.

#2 Braxton Lee

#3 Bryce Howe walked one in an inning of relief, dropping his ERA to 1.76.

#4 Michael King

#5 Ethan Clark

#6 Mike Kickham

#7 Kyle Keller

#8 Matt Givin started for GCL and shut down the Mets on two hits over four innings. He struck out one and earned a 61 GameScore.

#9 Colby Lusignan batted third for Jupiter and went 1-for-8 with a double, a walk, an RBI, and three strikeouts to drop to .328.

#10 Boo Vazquez batted fifth for the Hammerheads and went 1-for-8 with a double, two RBI, and four whiffs to drop to .275.

#11 Shao-pin Ho walked in his only plate appearance, as a late inning defensive replacement for starter Ronal Reynoso in GCL.

#12 Max Duval

#13 Matt Juengel

#14 Gerardo Nunez batted ninth for GCL and went 1-for-3. He’s at .319.

#15 Daniel Paulino

#16 Kolton Mahoney

#17 Jeff Kinley

#18 Tayron Guerrero

#19 Mason Davis batted second for the Hammerheads and went 1-for-3 with one K to improve to .293.

#20 James Buckelew pitched three innings of relief. He’s now at 2.43 for the season after allowing three walks and a hit in three innings for one earned run. He struck out one.

Later

10:30AM - The DSL Marlins host the DSL Astros Blue.

Noon - The GCL Astros host the GCL Marlins.

6:30PM - Scott Squier (5-6, 3.57) will start for the Hammerheads against the Stone Crabs.

7PM - The Grasshoppers will host the Shorebirds in the second game of their four game set.

7:05PM - Alejandro Mateo (2-1, 2.57) will start for the Muckdogs against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers.

7:35PM - The Mobile Baybears will host the Shrimp.

8PM - Tom Koehler (1-1, 1.65) will start opposite the Round Rock Express.

Birthdays

None today.

Minor League History

Courtesy of MILB.COM:

Josh Magee singled in his first three plate appearances, giving him hits in 12 straight at-bats, as the Rookie-level Greeneville Astros fell to the Pulaski Mariners, 4-3. Magee joined former Major Leaguers Walt Dropo and Pinky Higgins as the only players to go 12-for-12 before striking out in his final at-bat.

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