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Fish Farm Report for August 2nd

The DSL Marlins were assigned RHP Henry Valencio and place OF Bryan Pineda on the seven-day DL.

Triple-A

Pacific Coast League

New Orleans Baby Cakes (40-69)

The Baby Cakes are last in the American Southern Division, 9.5 games behind the third-place Round Rock Express. They will be eliminated from postseason contention with three more losses.

Double-A

Southern League

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 0, Biloxi Shuckers 13

The Jumbo Shrimp (48-61) were demolished by the Shuckers (53-54) by a 13-0 margin in front of 1,656 at MGM Park.

Joe Gunkel (3-7, 4.78) started and lost, allowing five runs (four earned) on nine hits and zero walks in four innings, with four strikeouts. Esmerling De La Rosa tossed two shutout innings, striking out three.

The Shrimp were outhit, 20-to-4. Kyle Barrett hit a single and a double, Braxton Lee and Alex Yarbrough each hit a single.

High-A

Florida State League

Jupiter Hammerheads (24-14, 57-49)

Jupiter is one game on top of the second half FSL South pennant race for the chance to face first-half champion Palm Beach in the postseason.

Single-A

South Atlantic League

Greensboro Grasshoppers 5, Lakewood BlueClaws 8

For the second day in a row, the BlueClaws (57-52) set down the Grasshoppers (56-49), this time by an 8-5 final with 3,485 in attendance at First National Bank Field.

Kolton Mahoney (3-5, 3.61) started and lost for the Hoppers, surrendering four runs (three earned) on six hits and a walk over five innings, striking out five. He earned a 49 GameScore and got 43-of-72 pitches into the strike zone.

Parker Bugg and Reilly Hovis each pitched two innings and allowed two earned runs in relief. Brian Miller got his eighth multi-hit game in his last 11 games, with two singles. James Nelson also hit two singles in the loss.

Short-A

New York-Penn League

Batavia Muckdogs 4, Williamsport Crosscutters 3

The Muckdogs (15-26) defeated the Crosscutters (22-18) in walkoff fashion, by a 4-3 final score in front of 504 at Dwyer Stadium on a Harrison White two-RBI-single in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Alejandro Mateo started for the Muckdogs and fanned eight in six innings, surrendering one earned run on six hits and zero walks. Mateo earned a 69 GameScore and got 63-of-84 pitches over the plate. Shane Sawczak (2-0, 2.95) threw two hitless frames and struck out three for the victory.

Micah Brown hit a double and two singles, Marcos Rivera hit a single and a double, and Samuel Castro hit two singles.

Rookie

Gulf Coast League

GCL Marlins 1, GCL Nationals 5

Brady Puckett (3-1, 3.74) started for the GCL Marlins (15-16) dropping a decision for the first time in his professional career. He earned a 50 GameScore by allowing two earned runs on six hits and a walk in four innings, striking out six.

Miguel De Los Santos allowed one run on one hit and one walk over two innings, Gavin Fritz pitched a perfect frame, and Bryce Howe allowed two unearned runs and struck out a pair in two frames, on four hits.

The Marlins only managed three hits all game. Elliott Barzilli hit a double, while Rosandel Reyna and Ronal Reynoso each hit singles.

Dominican Summer League

DSL Marlins 1, DSL Dodgers 4 (7)

Leudy Martinez (0-5, 4.44) started and lost for DSL, surrendering two unearned runs on two hits and two walks in three innings. Edison Suriel struck out five over three hitless innings.

The Marlins outhit the Dodgers1 by a 5-to-3 margin. Wiklerman Rasquin hit two singles. Omar Lebron, Daniel Paulino, and Miguel Pena each collected a single.

DSL Marlins 5, DSL Dodgers1 11 (7)

Yoilan Quinonez started game two for DSL, and gave up one earned run on one hit and one walk in three innings, striking out one batter. Jesus Sanchez (2-2, 4.12) allowed three runs (two earned) on two walks and an error without recording an out. He was credited with the loss.

Omar Lebron hit two singles, and Alvaro Montero hit a double.

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 the Grasshoppers and went 2-for-5 with a run, an RBI, and a strikeout, getting his average to .319.

#8 Brayan Hernandez

#9 James Nelson batted third for Greensboro, and went 2-for-3 with two RBI and one strikeout, rising to .301.

#10 Drew Steckenrider

#11 Jeff Brigham

#12 Cody Poteet

#13 Colton Hock

#14 Thomas Jones went 0-for-3 with a walk and three strikeouts to drop to .187 batting sixth for the Muckdogs.

#15 Joe Dunand

#16 Riley Mahan

#17 Ryan Lillie

#18 Sam Perez

#19 Trevor Richards

#20 Brandon Miller

#21 Edward Cabrera

#22 Sean Reynolds went 0-for-2 with an RBI, dropping to .253.

#23 Pablo Lopez

#24 Ricardo Cespedes batted second for Batavia and went 1-for-4 to climb to .236.

#25 Isael Soto

#26 John Norwood batted cleanup for the Shrimp, going 0-for-4 with a whiff and dropping to .275.

#27 Austin Dean

#28 Ynmanol Marinez

#29 Albert Guaimaro

#30 Stone Garrett

Fish Stripes 10

The top 10 players (by user vote) not already represented in the “official” Top 30 prospects:

#1 Ben Meyer

#2 Braxton Lee batted leadoff for the Shrimp, going 2-for-4 with a double and a strikeout, raising his average to .314.

#3 Bryce Howe tossed two innings and struck out two, allowing two unearned runs on four hits and zero walks to drop his ERA to 0.84.

#4 Mike Kickham

#5 Michael King

#6 Boo Vazquez

#7 Cameron Baranek

#8 Shao-pin Ho led off for Batavia, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and dropping to .133 since joining the team.

#9 Elliott Barzilli

#10 Tayron Guerrero

Later

7PM - Greensboro hosts the Kannapolis Intimidators (57-50).

7:05PM - Pablo Lopez (0-0, 2.77) starts for the Hammerheads on the road against the Fort Myers Miracle (56-51), going for their 10th victory in a row.

7:05PM - Ryan Lillie (0-2, 3.07) will take the hill for the Muckdogs against the Crosscutters.

7:35PM - The Shrimp will take on the Shuckers again, with Chris Mazza (1-7, 3.21) on the mound.

8PM - Scott Copeland (7-10, 5.45) will start for the Baby Cakes in the first game of a four-game series against the El Paso Chihuahuas (53-57).

Birthdays

Alex Yarbrough, currently with the Jumbo Shrimp, turns 26 today. Since getting picked in the fourth round of the 2012 draft by the Los Angeles Angels, he’s played in 689 minor league contests, slashing .273/.311/.387.

Minor League History

Dana Allison of the Huntsville Stars tossed a 10-inning no-hitter, defeating the Birmingham Barons on this date in 1989.

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