In a productive day on the farm for the Marlins, Miami’s affiliates went 6-1, with the Hammerheads picking up the loss.
New Orleans Baby Cakes 6, Round Rock Express 3
In his quest to get back to the big leagues, Tom Koehler was solid for New Orleans Wednesday night. He struck out seven batters and walked just one over five innings.
At the plate, Brian Anderson drove in another run with an RBI single in the fourth. The Baby Cakes then used a big three-run seventh inning, highlighted by Eury Perez’s RBI double, to pull away for the victory. His 3-for-5 night helped raise his average to .341 on the season. Maybe we could see Perez in a Marlins uniform in September.
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 3, Mobile BayBears 2
The Jacksonville offense only mustered up five hits, but it was enough for a victory behind Chris Mazza’s great outing. He lowered his ERA to 2.88 after allowing just two runs and striking out two over seven innings. Former Tigers bullpen staple Daniel Schlereth closed things out with two scoreless innings.
There wasn’t much offense, but John Norwood’s third inning sacrifice fly turned out to be the winning RBI.
Charlotte Stone Crabs 2, Jupiter Hammerheads 0
Despite five solid innings from Scott Squier, the Hammerheads couldn’t come out on top. The former Hawaii standout allowed only two runs and struck out seven Wednesday night, but the Jupiter offense failed to score against Stone Crabs starter Burch Smith, who struck out nine over six innings.
Jupiter drew four walks, but Chris Hoo picked up the team’s only hit, breaking up a combined no-hitter with two outs in the eighth inning.
Greensboro Grasshoppers 3, Delmarva Shorebirds 2
Ethan Clark had an interesting start for the Grasshoppers, allowing one run and striking out six batters but also walking five over 5.2 innings. Clark left with a 2-1 lead, but Delmarva tied the game in seventh and eventually sent it to extra innings.
In the bottom of the tenth, 2017 draft pick Brian Miller became the hero. After J.C. Milan singled to lead off the inning and Jhonny Santos sacrificed him to second, Miller came through with a walk-off double and upped his average to .329 on the season.
Batavia Muckdogs 10, Mahoning Valley Scrappers 6
The Muckdogs jumped on top early, as Bubba Hollins and Michael Hernandez combined to drive in five runs in the first inning. Hollins ended up driving in four runs on the day, which doubled his RBI total for the season.
Mahoning cut the lead to 7-6 in the fifth inning, but Batavia answered right back with two more runs in the sixth to pull away.
Alejandro Mateo got the start for the Muckdogs and was solid over five innings. He allowed three earned runs on nine hits and struck out five without a walk. The bullpen, however, was very impressive, as Travis Neubeck and RJ Peace combined to work four scoreless innings to finish off the win. The two allowed only one hit and struck out four between them.
GCL Marlins 2, GCL Astros 0
Alberto Guerrero started for the Marlins and worked five scoreless innings while striking out two batters and walking none. Pablo Garcia and Shao-Pin Ho each drove in a run for the Marlins in the victory.
Dominican Summer League
DSL Marlins 5, DSL Astros Blue 3
The DSL Marlins trailed 2-0 early before the bats came alive in the sixth inning. When it was all said and done, Wiklerman Rasquin drove in two of the five runs the Marlins scored in the sixth and seventh to secure the victory.
Luis Palacios had the best outing on the mound for the Marlins, working the final three innings and picking up his first save. Palacios allowed three hits and an unearned run while striking out two batters.