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Your August 22nd Fish Farm Report

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The Marlins activated LHP Jarlin Garcia, designated RHP Javy Guerra for assignment, and called up RHP Severino Gonzalez from the Baby Cakes. Gonzalez was Miami’s 26th man that MLB allows for doubleheaders.

The Shrimp called up SS Cleuluis Rondon from Jupiter, and placed SS Chris Diaz on the seven-day DL.

SS Shao-Pin Ho was assigned to the Hammerheads from the GCL Marlins.

RHP Osman Gutierrez, yielded in the Tom Koehler trade, was assigned to the Muckdogs.

C Igor Baez was assigned to the GCL Marlins.

The DSL Marlins released LHP Gabriel Baez. The 19-year-old had played with DSL for three seasons, and had racked up a 4-11 record with a 4.09 ERA, a 1.44 WHIP, and an opposing batting average of .235.

Triple-A

Pacific Coast League

New Orleans Baby Cakes 8, Memphis Redbirds 3

The Baby Cakes (52-75) poured on eight runs off of sixteen hits as they took out the Memphis Redbirds yesterday. Scott Copeland (9-10, 5.13) pitched six innings, giving up only a single run on six hits, one walk and six strikeouts. Shortstop Peter Mooney checked in with his fourth home run of the season, a solo shot in the first off of Redbirds’ starter Kevin Herget. Center fielder Chad Henshaw also had three hits for the Baby Cakes.

Double-A

Southern League

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 4, Birmingham Barons 3

Austin Dean hit a walkoff RBI-single in the bottom of the seventh to power the Shrimp (60-66) to a 4-3 win over the Barons (50-75).

Jose Vinicio (3) hit a solo shot in the third to get Birmingham on the board first, and Braxton Lee kept pace with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the inning. The Barons scored single runs in the fifth on a Tito Polo RBI-double and in the seventh on a Trey Michalczewski (9) home run to take a 3-1 lead.

Cam Maron led off the Crusteacean half of the inning with a triple, then scored on a K.C. Serna RBI-single. Dean hit his walkoff after Cleuluis Rondon tied the game with a sacrifice fly.

Matt Tomshaw (12-6, 3.52) earned the win by pitching the complete game, striking out five and surrendering three earned runs on eight hits and a walk. Maron led the Jumbo Shrimp offense with a single and the triple.

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 5, Birmingham Barons 3

The Shrimp (61-66) won their 13th game in their last 18, defeating the Barons by a 5-3 count in the second half of their doubleheader. There were 2,452 in attendance at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville against the Barons (50-76).

Tyler Higgins struck out seven in 4 13 innings, allowing two earned runs on three hits and zero walks. Andy Beltre (4-0, 3.86) earned the win with 1 23 scoreless innings of work. Esmerling De La Rosa earned his first save with a shutout seventh.

The Shrimp scored their runs in the fourth on RBI-singles from David Vidal and K.C. Serna, and Vidal scored on a Dustin Geiger double play ball. They added another pair in the sixth when Vidal (10) went over the left field wall.

Advanced-A Level

Florida State League

Jupiter Hammerheads 2, Palm Beach Cardinals 5

The Hammerheads (63-63) lost to the Cardinals (69-53) by a 5-2 score with 322 in the house at Roger Dean Stadium. Scott Squier (5-8, 3.75) started and lost, striking out five and surrendering five runs (four earned) in 3 23 innings, on three hits and two walks.

Felipe González whiffed four in 2 13 scoreless innings, allowing two hits. Lukas Schiraldi allowed four hits in two scoreless innings, and Ben Holmes struck out two in a scoreless ninth.

The Sharks opened the scoring in the second on an Angel Reyes sacrifice fly and a Dalton Wheat RBI-single. The Cards put up five in the fourth, batting around in the order.

Both teams collected 10 hits. Corey Bird got three singles, Justin Twine hit a single and a double, and Brian Schales hit a pair of singles.

Single-A Level

South Atlantic League

Greensboro Grasshoppers 5, Kannapolis Intimidators 2

The Hopper’s Ethan Clark pitched six innings of one run ball on five hits, two walks and five punch-outs as the Grasshoppers jump to 69-55 with the victory. Greensboro piled up 10 hits in the winning effort, including three from left fielder Aaron Knapp.

Short Season A Level

New York Penn-League

Batavia Muckdogs 2, Mahoning Valley Scrappers 5

While the Hoppers were victorious 5-2, the Muckdogs were their mirror-opposite, falling to the Mahoning Valley Scrappers by the same score. Alejandro Mateo allowed five runs (three earned) on three hits, three walks and seven strikeouts through six innings pitched. Vincenzo Aiello threw two scoreless frames with four K’s to finish out the game for Batavia, who fell to 10 under with the loss at 24-34.

Rookie Level

Gulf Coast League

GCL Marlins 4, GCL Nationals 2

The GCL Marlins (26-22), who earlier this season were no-hit in both games of a doubleheader, won their seventh straight late this morning against the Nationals (28-19), 4-2.

Alberto Guerrero started and earned a no-decision with a quality start. He struck out seven and allowed four hits and one walk in six innings for two unearned runs. Evan Estes (1-1, 6.14) struck out three in two innings, and Bryce Howe tossed a perfect ninth for his fourth save.

The Marlins spotted the Nats a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, then put up zeroes for their first five innings. In the sixth, Igor Baez scored in his first professional appearance on an Albert Guaimaro RBI-double to get the Marlins within a run. Michael Donadio hit a two-run triple in the eighth, to take a 3-2 lead, then scored on a Guaimaro RBI-single.

Guaimaro was joined by DH Pablo Garcia with two hits for the game, both singles in Garcia’s case.

Dominican Summer League

DSL Marlins 7, DSL Red Sox 6 (11)

The Marlins (36-28) topped the Sox (43-22) in 11 frames in DSL action early this afternoon. Anderson Vera (1-0, 3.64) was credited with the win after allowing three runs on four hits and a walk in three relief innings. Winston Mora tossed four perfect innings, striking out three. Raul Brito earned his first save of the season despite allowing two runs in his inning of work.

The Sox scored a run in the bottom of the first to take a 1-0 lead, but the Marlins were equal to the task, and evened it in the second on a Alvaro Montero RBI-single. Jhon Garcia made it 2-1, Baby Fish in the fourth with a sacrifice fly. The Sox scored in the bottom of the eighth, then the two teams matched zeroes in the ninth to make for an entertaining extra inning affair.

Wiklerman Rasquin scored on a balk in the top of the 10th, and Ezequiel Alfonzo hit an RBI-single to give the Marlins a 4-2 lead, but the Sox came back with two of their own in the bottom of the inning. In the 11th, Rasquin hit another RBI-single, Montero drew a bases-loaded walk, and Christopher Rodriguez hit a sacrifice fly for a 7-4 Marlins lead. The Sox put up two in the bottom of the inning, but Brito got Marcos Martinez swinging to end the damage with a runner on second.

Rasquin finished with two singles and a double, and Campos put up two singles.

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