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Earning Their Stripes: 5/15/21

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The Marlins minor league affiliate system went 2-2 in action on Saturday.

The Marlins top four affiliates were in action on Saturday.

Triple-A

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 3, Durham Bulls 14

Durham scored eight runs before the Shrimp got on the board, and the Bulls dropped Jacksonville to 7-4 with 3,780 in the house at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

Alexander Guillen (0-1, 7.88) gave up six runs in 2 23 innings in his start for Jacksonville, striking out three and surrendering two walks and five hits, including a pair of homers. None of the four relievers who entered afterward escaped unscathed either, although Parker Bugg didn’t allow any earned runs (he did allow three unearned).

Offensively, the Shrimp were held to four hits—a José Devers triple, a Brian Navarreto double, and singles from Corey Bird and Luis Marté.

Double-A

Pensacola Blue Wahoos 3, Birmingham Barons 9

With a season-high 5,038 in the stands at Blue Wahoos Stadium, the visiting Birmingham Barons dropped Pensacola to 6-5 with a torrid 10th-inning outburst.

The Wahoos struck first, with a Jerar Encarnacíon first-inning RBI-groundout. In the sixth, Encarnacíon added an RBI-triple, then scored on a Nick Fortes hit. In the meantime, Pensacola starter Will Stewart kept the Barons scoreless on four hits and two walks through six innings, striking out three.

In the seventh, Wahoos reliever Brian McKenna surrendered a two-run single, then Tyler Stevens walked the game-tying run home in the eighth. Zach Wolf got through the ninth cleanly, but Birmingham touched him for six runs in the 10th for an insurmountable lead, with a homer, a single, a triple, a double, and another homer.

Fortes was the only Wahoo to finish with more than one hit, a pair of singles. JJ Bleday and Riley Mahan had the other two hits for Pensacola.

High-A

Beloit Snappers 6, South Bend Cubs 5

Beloit improved to 6-5 for the season by defeating South Bend in 10 innings with 362 in the house at Pohlman Field.

The Snappers got their first run in the bottom of the third, trailing by two when Connor Scott drove in Ricky Aracena to cut into the Cubs lead. South Bend scored another pair of runs in the fifth, and Beloit again answered with on run, this time on a Thomas Jones RBI-single. In the seventh inning, Connor Scott singled Aracena home again, then scored on another Jones RBI-single.

With the score tied at four after nine innings, the Cubs brought their runner around to score in the top half of the 10th. In the bottom half, Griffin Conine walked them off with a two-run shot, his first homer of the season.

Alberto Guerrero started for Beloit, striking out three and allowing four runs on four hits and three walks in 4 13 innings. Josh Simpson followed with 2 23 shutout no-hit innings, walking one. Tyler Mitzel had two shutout innings, and Brady Puckett got the win after pitching a hitless and walkless 10th.

Jones led the Snappers offense with three hits, while Scott and Ynmanol Marinez had two each.

Single-A

Jupiter Hammerheads 2, Palm Beach Cardinals 1

The Jupiter Hammerheads defeated the Cardinals to improve to 5-6 in front of 842 at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium.

Matt Givin started and allowed only a solo homer in six innings. He gave up three hits and a walk, striking out six. Edison Suriel struck out one batter in a perfect inning of relief, and former slugger Sean Reynolds (1-0, 3.38) earned the win, striking out three in two scoreless frames.

With Palm Beach ahead by a 1-0 score, Jupiter scored a pair in the eighth inning to take the lead. Federico Polanco drove home Troy Johnston with a triple. Polanco crossed the plate with the eventual game winner on a throwing error. Johnston and Polanco collected two hits each.

Checking in with the Top 30 MLB Pipeline Prospects

  1. Sixto Sánchez (JAX IL)
  2. J.J. Bleday (PEN) 1-for-2, 1 R, 2 BB, .667 OPS
  3. Max Meyer (PEN)
  4. Edward Cabrera (JAX IL)
  5. Lewin Díaz (JAX) 0-for-4, 1 SO, .949 OPS
  6. Jesús Sánchez (JAX) 0-for-4, 1.583 OPS
  7. Braxton Garrett (MIA) 3.0 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 32-of-51 pitches over the plate
  8. José Devers (JAX) 1-for-3, 1 3B, 1 R, 1 E, .850 OPS
  9. Dax Fulton (JUP)
  10. Nick Neidert (JAX)
  11. Victor Mesa Jr. (JUP) 1-for-3, .753 OPS
  12. Peyton Burdick (PEN) 0-for-4, 1 R, 1 BB, .531 OPS
  13. Nasim Nuñez (JUP) 0-for-4, 1 SO, 1 SB, 1 CS, .642 OPS
  14. Monte Harrison (JAX) 0-for-4, 2 RBI, 2 SO, .654 OPS
  15. Kameron Misner (BEL) 0-for-5, 3 SO, .464 OPS
  16. Connor Scott (BEL) 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 SB, .931 OPS
  17. Kyle Nicolas (BEL)
  18. Griffin Conine (BEL) 1-for-3, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB, .764 OPS
  19. José Salas (rookie)
  20. Yiddi Cappe (rookie)
  21. Jerar Encarnación (PEN) 1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 SO, .835 OPS
  22. Jordan Holloway (MIA) 3.0 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 2 SO, 38-of-74 over the plate, L
  23. Zach McCambley (BEL)
  24. Jake Eder (PEN)
  25. Eury Pérez (JUP)
  26. Evan Fitterer (rookie)
  27. Paul Campbell (suspended)
  28. Will Banfield (BEL) 0-for-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 SO, .410 OPS
  29. Jorge Guzman (MIA IL)
  30. Osiris Johnson (JUP) 0-for-2, 1 BB, .1 SB, 554 OPS