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Earning Their Stripes: June 11, 2021

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Breaking down another four contests from the Marlins minor league universe.

The Marlins minor league affiliates each had a contest on Friday night.

Recent Transactions

6/11

LHP Mason Melotakis signed a minor league deal with Miami and was assigned to Jacksonville.

RHP Edgar Sanchez (JUP) placed on 7-day IL.

RHP Josan Mendez promoted from GCL (rookie) to Jupiter.

6/10

LHP Jefry Yan assigned to Jupiter.

6/9

2B Eddy Alvarez (JAX) activated from the temporarily inactive list

LHP Eric Stout signed with Miami and assigned to Jacksonville

1B J.D. Osborne assigned to Pensacola from Jacksonville

1B Lewin Díaz was recalled to from Pensacola to join Miami

6/8

Marlins placed LHP Daniel Castano on the 10-day injured list with a left shoulder impingement.

Marlins recalled LHP Braxton Garrett from Jacksonville.

The Jumbo Shrimp placed RHP Brett Eibner on the 7-day injured list.

RHP Jose Mesa Jr. was assigned to the Jumbo Shrimp from the Blue Wahoos.

LHP Sean Guenther got promoted from Pensacola to Jacksonville.

RHPs Tyler Mitzel & Josh Roberson promoted from Beloit to Pensacola.

RHP Justin Evans promoted from Jupiter to Beloit.

RHP Joey Steele assigned from Beloit to Jupiter.

LHP Andrew Nardi promoted to Beloit from Jupiter.

RHP Justin Sterner promoted to Beloit from Jupiter.

RHP Edgar Sanchez promoted to Jupiter from GCL.

6/7

Marlins recalled LHP Daniel Castano from Jacksonville.

Marlins optioned CF Lewis Brinson to Jacksonville.

RHP Tanner Andrews (PNS) placed on the seven day IL.

6/6

The Jumbo Shrimp sent RHP Edward Cabrera to the Hammerheads for rehabilitation.

Miami outrighted SS Luis Marte to Jacksonville.

6/5

The Marlins sent RHP Jordan Holloway on a rehab assignment to Jacksonville.

Miami selected the contract of RHP Zach Thompson from the Shrimp.


Triple-A

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 0, Norfolk Tides 8

The Shrimp played host to the Tides and 6,423 at 121 Financial Ballpark on Friday night, and were unable to cross the plate.

Jordan Holloway (0-1, 1.50) took the loss despite allowing only an unearned run in 3 23 innings of work. He walked zero, struck out two, and allowed three hits. Erik Stout allowed five runs in 4 13 frames, on five hits and five walks, also striking out five batters. Steven Okert pitched an inning as well, giving up another pair of runs on one hit and two walks.

Jacksonville’s offense was led by a pair of hits each from Bryson Brigman and Deven Marrero, including a triple from Brigman. Chad Wallach added a double, and Connor Justus a single, but that was all the Shrimp could get going. Josh A. Smith (2-0, 2.83) will start tonight’s game beginning at 6:35 PM.


Double-A

Pensacola Blue Wahoos 0, Chattanooga Lookouts 1

The Blue Wahoos suffered a tough luck loss with 2,412 in the house at AT&T Field in Chattanooga, TN on Friday night.

Max Meyer struck out a pair and kept the Lookouts scoreless over five innings, on four hits and four walks while putting 43-of-82 over the plate. Zach Wolf (0-2, 7.31) gave up a solo homer in the sixth inning to Chuckie Robinson for the loss. Tyler Mitzel and Brian McKenna each struck out a pair in an inning of work, pitching a perfect seventh and eighth, respectively.

On the positive side of things, Jerar Encarnacíon hit a double and had a web gem (see video above), while Peyton Burdick and Nick Fortes each hit a single. The Wahoos drew six walks, but also struck out 17 times in the loss. Jake Eder (1-1, 0.61) will start tonight’s contest, set for first pitch at 7:15 PM.


High-A

Beloit Snappers 5, Cedar Rapids Kernels 7

Cedar Rapids got on the board with first with a double-steal with a crowd of 298 at Pohlman Field in the third inning. Beloit came back in the bottom of the frame to take the lead, first when Ricky Aracena crossed the plate on a fielding error. Kameron Misner added a two-run single later in the inning.

Beloit added solo home runs in the fourth (Troy Johnston (3)) and fifth (Connor Scott (2)) to take a 5-1 lead in backing Snappers starter Zach McCambley. Although the 22-year-old righty earned no decision, he also tossed a Quality Start with six near-shutout innings. He allowed three hits, no walks, and struck out 10 batters.

The Kernels scored a total of six runs over the final three innings off Andrew Nardi and Justin Evans to take game four of the series. The Snappers totaled five hits in the game, with no Beloit player collecting more than one. Bryan Hoeing (2-2, 6.67) will start tonight’s contest at 7:35 PM.


Low-A

Jupiter Hammerheads 4, Fort Myers Mighty Mussels 1

With 452 patrons in the audience at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, the host Hammerheads topped the invading Mighty Mussels, 4-1.

Jupiter got on the board first when Dalvy Rosario knocked in Federico Polanco with a second inning RBI-groundout. Fort Myers briefly tied it up in the top of the fifth, but Jupiter plated three in the bottom of the frame for what would remain the final score. Osiris Johnson reached on a bases loaded fielding error, and all three crossed the plate.

From the hill, starter George Soriano (3-0, 3.68) struck out 10 over five innings, allowing only two hits but walking four. He’s allowed one run on seven hits over his past 16 innings, with 21 whiffs through his most recent three starts.

Relievers Josan Mendez (2.0 IP, 1 H, 3 SO), Jefry Yan (1.0 IP, 2 SO), and Raul Brito (1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 SO) held Fort Myers scoreless over the final four innings. No Jupiter player had more than one base hit as they finished with a collective five, all singles. Tonight’s contest, the fifth in the six-game series, will at 6:30 PM as Edward Cabrera gets another turn.


Checking in with the Marlins Top 30 Prospects

  1. Sixto Sánchez
  2. J.J. Bleday (PNS) 0-for-4, 1 SO, .687 OPS
  3. Max Meyer (PNS) 5.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 2 SO, 1.59 ERA, 43-of-82 strikes
  4. Edward Cabrera
  5. Lewin Díaz (MIA) 0-for-1, .000 OPS
  6. Jesús Sánchez (JAX) 0-for-3, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1.005 OPS
  7. Braxton Garrett
  8. José Devers
  9. Dax Fulton
  10. Nick Neidert
  11. Victor Mesa Jr. (JUP) 0-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 SO, .705 OPS
  12. Peyton Burdick (PNS) 1-for-3, 1 BB, 2 SO, .779 OPS
  13. Nasim Nunez (JUP) 0-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 SO, .598 OPS
  14. Monte Harrison
  15. Kameron Misner (BEL) 1-for-2, 2 RBI, 2 BB, .676 OPS
  16. Connor Scott (BEL) 1-for-5, HR, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 SO, .733 OPS
  17. Kyle Nicolas
  18. Griffin Conine (BEL) 1-for-3, 1 BB, 1 SO, .905 OPS
  19. Jose Salas
  20. Yiddi Cappe
  21. Jerar Encarnación (PNS) 1-for-3, 2b, 1 SO, .745 OPS
  22. Jordan Holloway (JAX) 3.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 1.50 ERA, 34-of-56 strikes
  23. Zach McCambley
  24. Jake Eder
  25. Eury Perez
  26. Evan Fitterer
  27. Paul Campbell
  28. Will Banfield (BEL) 0-for-4, 2 SO, .621 OPS
  29. Jorge Guzmán
  30. Osiris Johnson (JUP) 0-for-4, 3 SO, .445 OPS, E