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Baby Cakes and Hammerheads Walk Off

Fish Farm Report: August 17th

MLB: Miami Marlins-Workouts Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports


RHP Clayton Mortensen was assigned to the Baby Cakes from Jacksonville, and LHP Daniel Schelereth was returned to the Shrimp in his place.

Brandon Miller was assigned to Batavia from Greensboro. Ethan Clark was sent to Greensboro from Batavia.

Carlos Diaz was promoted from GCL to Greensboro. The Hoppers placed Parker Bugg on the seven-day DL.


Pacific Coast League

New Orleans Baby Cakes 3, Round Rock Express 2

The Baby Cakes (51-72), long eliminated from playoff contention, have now won 10 of their last 12 after defeating the Express (56-66) in extra inning fashion with 6,973 in attendance at Shrine on Airline.

Scott Copeland earned no decision after whiffing eight batters in 7 23 innings, allowing two eighth inning runs on five hits and two walks overall. It was Jurickson Profar’s (7) big shot that put the Express in the lead, 2-0 with a two-run bomb to center field.

Profar, nicely set up as the hero of the game, quickly turned into the goat with a two-run, ninth inning error that allowed the Cakes to tie the game. Eury Perez hit a walk-off, two-out RBI-single two batters later to send the fans home happy.

Keyvius Sampson (5-3, 5.85) earned the win for New Orleans, pitching 1 13 scoreless frames. Perez led the Baby Cakes with three hits, and was the only Cake to finish the game with more than one.


Southern League

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 6, Mobile BayBears 2 (10)

The BayBears (56-65) dropped a 6-2, come-from-behind, 10-inning affair to the now first-place Jumbo Shrimp (57-64) with 702 in the house at Hank Aaron Stadium.

Matt Tomshaw earned no-decision in a seven inning start, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits and a pair of walks. He also struck out two. Tyler Kinley (1-2, 7.50) earned the victory with two innings of shutout ball. He only allowed one hit during that time, and zero walks. Esmerling De La Rosa struck out two in a perfect inning of work.

Mobile scored in the third on a Taylor Ward sacrifice fly and a Braxton Lee fielding error in the fourth for a 2-0 lead early. The Jumbo Shrimp got the runs back with an Austin Dean RBI-double in the sixth and a David Vidal (8) solo shot in the eighth.

The Jumbos scored four runs in the 10th, on a Lee RBI-single, a John Norwood RBI-double, and a Taylor Ard RBI-double.


Florida State League

Jupiter Hammerheads 2, Charlotte Stone Crabs 1 (12)

It took three extra innings, but the Hammerheads (61-61) got back to .500 after a late season slump which has all but eliminated the club from postseason contention. Jupiter had won just three of their past 16 games before defeating the Crabs (61-60) with 378 present at Roger Dean Stadium.

Marcus Crescentini (1-1, 0.79) earned the victory for Jupiter with two perfect relief innings. Pablo Lopez struck out four in five innings, surrendering four hits and an earned run. Miguel Del Pos struck out three in two shutout innings, and Jorgan Cavanerio whiffed five in three one-hit innings.

Peter Maris led off the game with a triple, and scored two batters later on a David Olmedo-Barrera. That was the only blemish on Hammerheads’ pitching for the contest, as the club got the next 35 outs without another mark on the scoreboard.

Jupiter tied it in the seventh on a Brian Schales sacrifice fly. Zach Sullivan ended it with a walk-off, one-out, two-on 12th-inning RBI-single. Jupiter ended the game with eight hits to six for Charlotte. Wheat hit a triple and a single, and Cleuluis Rondon collected a pair of singles.

Single-A Level

South Atlantic League

Greensboro Grasshoppers 0, Delmarva Shorebirds 1

Michael King (9-8, 3.18) allowed a sixth-inning run on a wild pitch for the only blemish on the scoreboard with a 1-0 loss for the Grasshoppers (65-54). He lost to the Shorebirds (52-68) despite allowing just one earned run in 5 13 innings, on four hits and two walks. He struck out three in front of 5,411 at First National Field.

Reilly Hovis then struck out three in just 1 23 near-perfect innings, allowing just a wild pitch. Kolton Mahoney and Chad Smith finished it up with two flawless frames. for the Grasshoppers, who suffered 14 whiffs against Delmarva pitching. Luis Pintor, with a single and a double, was the only player for either team with more than one hit.

Short Season A Level

New York Penn-League

Batavia Muckdogs vs. Mahoning Valley Scrappers (ppd, rain)

Rookie Level

Gulf Coast League

GCL Marlins 7, GCL Nationals 6

Brady Puckett started for GCL, earning no decision and allowing three runs (two earned) in five innings. He surrendered six hits and zero walks while whiffing three. Javier Garcia (2-1, 5.19) earned the victory by tossing two scoreless innings of relief.

Yeral Encarnación collected two singles and a homer, for three RBI in total. Elliott Barzilli hit two singles for an RBI, and J.D. Osborne hit a two-run double.

Dominican Summer League

GCL Marlins 2, DSL Astros Blue 5 (suspended, rain, 3)

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 dropped to .324 by going 0-for-3 with a walk.

#8 Brayan Hernandez

#9 James Nelson

#10 Jeff Brigham

#11 Cody Poteet

#12 Colton Hock

#13 Thomas Jones

#14 Joe Dunand

#15 Riley Mahan

#16 Ryan Lillie

#17 Sam Perez

#18 Trevor Richards

#19 Brandon Miller

#20 Edward Cabrera

#21 Sean Reynolds

#22 Pablo Lopez struck out four in five innings, allowing one earned run on four hits and a walk to improve to 2.30.

#23 Ricardo Cespedes

#24 Isael Soto

#25 John Norwood batted third for Jacksonville, and dropped to .275 by going 1-for-5 with a double, a run, an RBI, and a strikeout.

#26 Austin Dean batted second for the Jumbo Shrimp and went 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and a a strikeout to improve to .305.

#27 Ynmanol Marinez

#28 Albert Guaimaro went 0-for-5 with two whiffs for GCL, batting second and dropping to .221.

#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 Braxton Lee led off for Jacksonville and improved to .318 for the season with a 3-for-5 contest. He scored two runs, knocked one in, and struck out once.

#2 Ben Meyer

#3 Bryce Howe

#4 Ethan Clark

#5 Michael King started and earned no-decision for the Grasshoppers, improving to 3.18 with 5 13 innings of one-run ball. He struck out three and allowed four hits and two walks.

#6 Mike Kickham

#7 Kyle Keller

#8 Matt Givin

#9 Boo Vazquez

#10 Colby Lusignan batted third for the Hammerheads and went 0-for-5 with a strikeout to drop to .307.

#11 Kolton Mahoney pitched a perfect relief inning, getting half of his eight pitches into the strikezone for the Grasshoppers.

#12 Dakota Bennett pitched an inning of relief for GCL, and improved his ERA to 9.95 despite allowing two runs in an inning of work. He allowed two runs (although just one was earned) on a walk and a hit.

#13 Brian Schales batted fifth for Jupiter and went 0-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, and a whiff to drop to .252 this season.

#14 Max Duval

#15 Shao-pin Ho

#16 Gerardo Nunez led off for GCL and went 1-for-4 with a walk, a run, and a strikeout to drop to .305.

#17 Matt Juengel

#18 Daniel Paulino

#19 Jeff Kinley

#20 Mason Davis


10:30AM - The DSL Dodgers1 (41-21) will host the DSL Marlins (34-26).

7PM - Greensboro will host the Hickory Crawdads (59-64) in the first game of a four-game series. Dustin Beggs (9-6, 3.46) will get the start.

7:05PM - James Needy (2-2, 2.36) will start for the Hammerheads against the Florida Fire Frogs (42-72) in the first game of a three-game set.

7:05PM - Ryan Lillie (0-4, 3.42) will again be looking for his first win against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers (34-29).

8PM - Mike Kickham (2-1, 6.94) will attempt to defeat the Express.

8:05PM - the BayBears will again host the Shrimp. Jacksonville hasn’t announced their starting pitching.


Derek Dietrich with the parent club turns 28 today.

Minor League History

Courtesy of MILB.COM:

In 1960:

Decatur's Robert Sprout pitched a no-hitter and racked up a Midwest League-record 22 strikeouts in a 3-0 blanking of Waterloo. It was the fourth no-hitter in the league that season.

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