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Earning Their Stripes: June 17, 2021

Bryson Brigman remains locked in plus other highlights and notes from Thursday.

Miami’s minor league affiliates had a productive Thursday night.

Although the Marlins have been very busy from a transactional standpoint over the past week, they were strangely silent on June 17. Here’s the last seven days of roster moves.

Recent Transactions

6/16

Marlins select 3B Deven Marrero’s contract from Jacksonville; Marlins designate RHP Luis Madero for assignment; Brian Miller (JAX) activated from temporarily inactive list; LF Tevin Mitchell promoted from Beloit to Jacksonville

6/15

RHP Edward Cabrera assigned to Pensacola from Jacksonville; LHP Brandon Leibrandt assigned to Jacksonville from Pensacola; RHP Brian McKenna assigned to Jacksonville from Pensacola; RHP Andrew Bellatti assigned to Jacksonville from Pensacola; LHP Braxton Garrett optioned from Miami to Jacksonville; RHP Preston Guilmet sent outright from Miami to Jacksonville; Marlins recalled CF Lewis Brinson from Jacksonville; Marlins recalled RF Jesús Sánchez from Jacksonville; RHP Alberto Guerrero assigned to Pensacola from Beloit; RHP Remey Reed assigned to Beloit from Jupiter

6/14

Marlins selected RHP Luis Madero from Jacksonville; RHP Robinson Martinez assigned to GCL Marlins

6/13

RHP Josh A. Smith (JAX) placed on 7-day IL; LF Brian Miller (JAX) placed on the temporarily inactive list; 2B Eddy Alvarez (JAX) placed on the 7-day IL; SS Miguel Rojas sent to Jumbo Shrimp for a rehab assignment

6/12

LHP (MIA) Trevor Rogers placed on the 10-day IL; LF Zach Zehner signed to a minor league deal and assigned to Jacksonville; RHP Preston Guilmet selected to join the Marlins from Jacksonville; LF Davis Bradshaw assigned to Jupiter from Jacksonville; RF Ashton Easley (JUP) placed on the 7-day IL; Hammerheads placed RF Ashton Easley on military leave list

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


Best Performers of June 17

  • Bryson Brigman hit a single and a solo homer, drew a walk and scored twice for Jacksonville.
  • Kameron Misner hit three singles for Beloit, scoring once and collecting an RBI.
  • Zach McCambley whiffed nine over seven innings, holding the opposition to four hits, two runs, and zero walks for Beloit.

Triple-A

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 9, Charlotte Knights 3

Notes: Eric Stout (0-0, 10.38) vs. Mike Wright (3-1, 2.21)

Truist Field, 82°

With 7,517 in the stands at Truist Field, the hometown Knights defeated the Jumbo Shrimp by a half-dozen runs.

Trailing 2-0 in the third, Jacksonville struck to tie the game with a Lorenzo Quintana sacrifice fly and a Zack Zehner RBI-single.

The brand-new ballgame smell would quickly wear off after Shrimp starter Eric Stout surrendered another five runs in the bottom half of the third. The final line for the 28-year-old lefty was seven runs in four innings, including four walks and six hits (four homers). He struck out five.

Trailing 7-2 in the seventh, Bryson Brigman clobbered his third jack of the year to left-center field. Brigman, who was two-for-three in the game, is now hitting .330 at the Triple-A level this season.

Preston Guilmet came on in relief, and whiffed five Knights in two shutout innings. Brigman and Quintana each finished with a pair of hits to lead the Shrimp.


Double-A

Pensacola Blue Wahoos, Montgomery Biscuits

Notes: Max Meyer (3-1, 1.59) vs. Tobias Myers (2-2, 4.71)

Admiral Fetterman Field at Blue Wahoos Stadium, 86°

At 6:38 PM, Marlins number three prospect Max Meyer opened the festivities with a 96 MPH fastball, spin-rate 2,510. Six pitches later, he had his first strikeout of the night, on an 88 MPH slider with 4,403 on hand at Blue Wahoos Stadium.

Meyer pitched four shutout innings, but only got 40-of-90 pitches over the plate. He walked seven, hit a batter, and uncorked a wild pitch—yet he somehow kept the Biscuits from crossing the plate, in part because he struck out six.

In the meantime, Pensacola took the lead early on a JJ Bleday RBI-single, scoring Peyton Burdick in the first inning. In the second, Riley Mahan doubled the Wahoo’s lead with a RBI-double, plating Lazaro Alonso.

Riley Mahan add an insurance run in the fourth with another RBI-double, bringing home Nick Fortes, and Bleday added another pair of runs with a two-run single in the seventh. Fortes also threw out a pair of runners trying to steal second, one each in the first and the second innings.

Reliever Dylan Bice was solid in relief, holding the shutout through three innings on one hit and striking out two batters. Colton Hock came on, and clocked a spin rate of 2,990 on a curveball in a hitless inning of relief, walking one and striking out one.

With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, the Wahoos made it slightly more interesting than comfort would dictate. Reliever Tyler Mitzel allowed a single then hit a batter, then they both scored on a Demetrius Sims throwing error to nix the shutout. Mitzel then allowed Xavier Edwards to single in the runner on second before and added a wild pitch before stopping the bleeding with a simple fly-ball out.


High-A

Beloit Snappers 6, Peoria Chiefs 2

Notes: Zach McCambley (1-2, 3.16) vs. Connor Lunn (2-1, 4.91)

Dozer Park, 91°

The Chiefs put two on the board in the first inning with 874 on hand at Dozer Park, but couldn’t get anything else going.

Zach McCambley started and won, limiting Peoria to those two runs on four hits over seven innings. He struck out nine, walked zero, and put 67-of-97 offerings in the black. Andrew Nardi allowed four hits in two innings of work, but kept the Chiefs from tarnishing the bottom line.

The Snappers scored all of their runs in the fifth inning, when they batted around and then some. Kameron Misner singled Ricky Aracena home for their first run of the evening, followed by Troy Johnston’s eventual game-winning two-run single. Marcos Rivera added a bases-clearing double for some insurance and what would remain the final margin, 6-2.

Misner led Beloit's offense with three hits, all singles. Johnston, Griffin Conine, and Aracena each added a pair of hits in the victory.


Low-A

Jupiter Hammerheads 3, St. Lucie Mets 7

Notes: Dax Fulton (1-1, 5.40) vs. Reyson Santos (2-2, 9.58)

Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, 78°

The Mets and the Sharks, tied on top of the Low-A Southeast Eastern Division at 20-18, got their start in front of 1,166 at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium at 6:30 PM. Dax Fulton struck out five but allowed three runs on three hits and three walks over four innings for the loss. Sam Bordner came on to strike out five in two innings of relief, but surrendered a pair of runs (one earned).

Trailing 2-0 in the bottom half of the third, Jupiter got onto the scoreboard with a Victor Mesa Jr. sacrifice fly and a Federico Polanco RBI-triple. Later, trailing 7-2 in the eighth, Polanco collected another RBI on a groundout, but it was too little, too late to make a dent in St. Lucie’s lead.

Jupiter collected seven hits in the game, led by a pair each from Dalvy Rosario and Diowill Burgos.


On Deck

6:30 PM: St. Lucie Mets at Jupiter Hammerheads; Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium

7:04 PM: Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp at Charlotte Knights; Truist Field

7:35 PM: Beloit Snappers at Peoria Chiefs; Dozer Park

7:35 PM: Montgomery Biscuits at Pensacola Blue Wahoos; Blue Wahoos Stadium