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Luis Pintor Walks Off Kannapolis in 15, Muckdogs Win

August 5th Fish Farm Report

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Triple-A

Pacific Coast League

New Orleans Baby Cakes vs. El Paso Chihuahuas (postponed, rain)

Like game one of the series, which was made up as part of a doubleheader on Friday (they split, fyi), game three was also rained out. It’ll be made up as part of a doubleheader tomorrow.

Double-A

Southern League

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 1, Birmingham Barons 2

Trevor Richards (3-4, 2.98) started and lost for the Shrimp (50-62), whiffing seven Barons (44-67) in five innings with 7,231 in attendance at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.

Richards allowed both of Birmingham’s runs on a Trey Michalczewski (6) two-run shot in the second inning. He allowed a total of four hits and two walks for a 53 GameScore, while opposing starter Michael Kopech (8-7, 3.04) struck out 11 in seven four-hit innings for a GameScore of 80. Tyler Higgins allowed one hit in three innings for Jacksonville, striking one out, and Clayton Mortensen struck out three with one walk in his inning of work. The Shrimp scored their run on a Braxton Lee RBI-single in the fifth.

Lee finished with two singles and a walk to lead the Jumbo Shrimp offense. The only other Jacksonville players to reach base were Austin Dean, Alex Yarbrough, Rodrigo Vigil, and Kyle Barrett, with a single each.

High-A

Florida State League

Jupiter Hammerheads 4, Fort Myers Miracle 10

After winning nine in a row, the Hammerheads (57-52) have now lost three in a row. There were 2,011 fans in the seats to witness Fort Myers (59-51) earn a 10-4 victory.

Cody Poteet (3-4, 3.70) started and lost for Jupiter, surrendering nine earned runs in 4 23 innings of work, on seven hits and three walks. He struck out three and finished with a GameScore of 18.

The Hammerheads opened the scoring in the third on a John Silviano RBI-fielder’s choice, but allowed four runs in the bottom of the inning to take the back seat for the remainder of the game. The Miracle added five runs in the fifth and another in the sixth to take a 10-1 lead.

Jupiter attempted to mount a comeback in the ninth inning, scoring on a Silviano RBI-single, a Brian Schales RBI-double, and an Alex Robinson wild pitch. The effort proved to be too little and too late.

The Hammerheads outhit the Miracle, 13-to-10, led by three singles each from Corey Bird and Colby Lusignan. Shales hit a single with his double, and Silviano also finished with two hits.

Single-A

South Atlantic League

Greensboro Grasshoppers 5, Kannapolis Intimidators 4 (15)

It took almost five hours, but the Grasshoppers (58-50) defeated the Intimidators, 5-4 in 15 innings on Saturday night with 6,363 in attendance at First National Bank Field.

Dustin Beggs started and whiffed six in as many innings, allowing one run on six hits. Parker Bugg struck out five in three scoreless innings, and Evan Beal (1-0, 0.00) eventually earned the win, pitching two hitless innings, striking out two.

The Hoppers scored in the first, the third, and the fifth, on an Aaron Knapp homer (5), a James Nelson RBI-single, a Knapp RBI-groundout and a Trenton Hill RBI-single, respectively. Mitch Roman (3) hit a homer for Kannapolis in the sixth, and Micker Adolfo (15) hit a three-run shot off Reilly Hovis in the eighth to tie things up.

A lot of innings later, Luis Pintor hit two-out RBI-double, scoring Jhonny Santos with the game winning run.

Brian Miller and Pintor hit a single and a double. Nelson, Hill, and Eric Gutierrez each hit a pair of singles in the win.

Short-A

New York-Penn League

Batavia Muckdogs 3, West Virginia Black Bears 2

The Muckdogs (16-27) surprised the Black Bears (26-19) with a 3-2 victory with 658 at Dwyer Stadium. Sam Perez (3-1, 1.88) started and went seven innings, striking out four and allowing one earned run on eight hits and a pair of walks. Jeremy Ovalle gave up a run, but struck out the side in the eighth, and Brent Wheatley earned his fourth save of the season with a perfect ninth, striking out two.

The two clubs traded runs in the first inning, first when the Black Bears Dylan Busby hit an RBI-double in the top of the frame, then when Thomas Jones crossed the plate on a Sandy Santos fielding effort in center field.

The score remained locked at one run apiece until the seventh inning, on a Samuel Castro RBI-fielder’s choice and a Jones sacrifice fly. The Bears got one back in the eighth on a Deon Stafford RBI-double, but that’s how it ended.

The Muckdogs were outhit by West Virginia, 10-to-7. Lazaro Alonso and Ricardo Cespedes each collected a pair of singles. Marcos Rivera and Castro each hit a double for the cause.

Rookie

Gulf Coast League

GCL Marlins 3, GCL Mets 1 (7)

In the first game of a seven-inning doubleheader, the Marlins (16-17) defeated the GCL Mets (10-21) by a 3-1 score at Roger Dean Stadium.

Matt Givin started and allowed just one hit in two innings of work, Dakota Bennett allowed the Mets’ only run in the third inning, on two hits while striking out one, Miguel De Los Santos (2-1, 4.25) earned the win, allowing a walk and a hit in two innings, and Bryce Howe whiffed four batters in two perfect innings for his second save of the season.

The Marlins struck first, on a Yeral Incarnation RBI-triple and a Gerardo Nunez RBI-single in the second inning. The Mets got their run in the third on a Gregory Guerrero RBI-groundout against Bennett, and the Marlins added their final run in the fourth on another Encarnacion RBI hit, a single.

Albert Guaimaro hit two singles and stole a base (5), Cameron Baranek hit a single and stole a base (6), and Gerardo Nunez hit a single and stole a base (13).

GCL Marlins 5, GCL Mets 6 (7)

Game two of the doubleheader wasn’t quite as rosy for the Marlins, especially on the mound. Manuel Rodriguez started and gave up four runs (three earned) on six hits while striking out two in 2 23 innings. Kyle Farjad tossed 1 13 scoreless innings, Blake Anderson struck out four in two innings, allowing a run on a hit and a walk, and Gavin Fritz (1-2, 3.86) absorbed the loss, allowing a run on three hits and two walks in 23 of an inning.

The good guys were outhit by a 12-6 margin. The Marlins’ offense were led by two singles from Nunez, a single and a triple from Justin Cohen, and a single each from Demetrius Sims and Michael Donadio.

Dominican Summer League

DSL Marlins 6, DSL Red Sox 0

A quintet of Marlins’ (27-25) pitchers kept the Red Sox (33-19) scoreless in the DSL, finishing with a 6-0 final score. Luis Palacios threw four innings in his start, striking out three and giving up just one hit. Winston Mora tossed a perfect fifth, Brayan De Paula gave up a hit and a walk in the sixth, Juan Borges (2-1, 1.89) earned the win, whiffing two in 2 13 scoreless innings, and Enmanuel Mercedes went the final 23 of an inning to end the game.

The Marlins outhit the Sox, 11-to-4, spearheaded by a single and a triple from Omar Lebron. Wiklerman Rasquin added a walk, a single and a double, Ezequiel Alfonzo hit two singles with a walk, and Miguel Pena added two base hits.

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 Hoppers and went 2-for-5 with two walks, two runs, and a double, rising to .310 for the season.

#8 Brayan Hernandez

#9 James Nelson batted third for Greensboro and went 2-for-6 with a walk, an RBI, and a strikeout to rise to .311.

#10 Drew Steckenrider

#11 Jeff Brigham

#12 Cody Poteet started for the Hammerheads and allowed nine earned runs on seven hits and three walks in 4 23 innings. He struck out three batters and raised his ERA to 3.70.

#13 Colton Hock

#14 Thomas Jones batted third for the Muckdogs and went 1-for-3 with a run and a RBI to improve his average to .190.

#15 Joe Dunand

#16 Riley Mahan

#17 Ryan Lillie

#18 Sam Perez started for Batavia and earned a win by allowing just one earned run in seven innings, on two walks and eight hits. He struck out four and improved his ERA to 1.88.

#19 Trevor Richards went five innings for Jacksonville, striking out seven and earning the loss by surrendering two earned runs of four hits and two walks to raise his ERA to 2.98.

#20 Brandon Miller

#21 Edward Cabrera

#22 Sean Reynolds batted fifth in the second game of the GCL doubleheader, going 0-for-2 with two walks, a run, and two strikeouts to drop to .236 for the season.

#23 Pablo Lopez

#24 Ricardo Cespedes batted second for Batavia and went 2-for-4 to rise to .237 for the year.

#25 Isael Soto

#26 John Norwood went 0-for-1 with a strikeout in a pinch hit role for the Shrimp, dropping to .269.

#27 Austin Dean batted second for the Jumbo Shrimp, and went 1-for-4 to drop to .295.

#28 Ynmanol Marinez

#29 Albert Guaimaro batted fifth for GCL in the first game of the doubleheader, going 2-for-2 with a walk and two runs, rising to .222 for the year.

#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 Bryce Howe pitched two perfect innings for his second save, striking out four and dropping his ERA to 0.71.

#3 Braxton Lee went 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, and a strikeout batting leadoff for Jacksonville, raising his average to .319 for the season.

#4 Ethan Clark

#5 Michael King

#6 Mike Kickham

#7 Boo Vazquez batted fifth for Jupiter and went 0-for-4, dropping to .288.

#8 Kyle Keller

#9 Cameron Baranek batted third in the first game of GCL’s doubleheader, going 1-for-3 with a stolen base, rising to .263.

#10 Corey Bird batted 3-for-5 in the leadoff spot with a run to raise his Jupiter batting average to .382.

Later Today

10AM - The GCL Astros (18-15) host the GCL Marlins

11:05AM - Pablo Lopez (0-0, 2.77) will start for the Hammerheads against the Miracle.

1:05PM - the Muckdogs host the Black Bears. Remey Reed (1-3, 7.23) will start for Batavia.

2PM - the Baby Cakes will host another doubleheader against the Chihuahuas. Mike Kickham (0-1, 7.94) will start the first game.

3:05PM - the Jumbo Shrimp will send out Dillon Peters (2-2, 2.35) to take on the Barons.

4PM - Ethan Clark (2-1, 2.63) will make the start for the Hoppers against the Intimidators.

Birthdays

Vincenzo Aiello turns 23 today. Currently a Muckdog, he was a 28th round selection of the Marlins in this year’s draft. In 12 innings between GCL and Batavia, he’s 2-0 with a 1.17 WHIP, a 3.75 ERA, and a .196 opposing batting average. He has 20 strikeouts against only five walks.

Minor League History

Gene Rye hit three home runs for eight RBI in a 20-7 Waco Cubs victory over the Beaumont Exporters in Texas League action. More notably, he hit all three of them in the eighth inning on this date in 1930. This feat has never been equalled at any level of professional ball. Check here for more.

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