The Miami Marlins had things happening at their top four minor league levels in addition to their major league tussle north of the border on Wednesday.
RHP Jason Alexander (JAX) placed on seven-day IL.
2B Justin Twine assigned to Jumbo Shrimp.
SS Demetrius Sims (PNS) activated from seven-day IL.
RHP Andrew Bellatti assigned to Pensacola.
3B Marcos Rivera (BEL) activated from seven-day IL.
1B Zachary Owings (BEL) placed on the seven-day IL.
1B Troy Johnson promoted from Jupiter to Beloit.
C Arquimedes Cumana assigned to Jupiter.
C Brian Navaretto (JAX) placed on seven-day IL.
LHP Shawn Morimando outrighted to Jacksonville.
CF Lewis Brinson joins Jacksonville on a rehab stint.
OF Zack Kone assigned to Jacksonville from Beloit.
C Chris Chinea assigned to Jumbo Shrimp from Pensacola.
1B Lewin Diaz optioned to Jacksonville.
Marlins selected SS Luis Marte from Jacksonville.
C Dustin Skelton (BEL) activated from seven-day IL.
Angeudis Santos assigned to Beloit from GCL.
1B J.D. Osborne (JAX) placed on the temporarily inactive list.
C Jhon Nunez assigned to Pensacola.
LF Davis Bradshaw promoted from Jupiter to Jacksonville.
The Dominican Summer League, which generally begins play at the tail-end of May, is currently scheduled to begin their season on July 12. The Gulf Coast League (and the Arizona League) is scheduled to open on time, usually a few days after the major league draft.
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 3, Gwinnett Stripers 11
With 1,661 in the stands at Coolray Field, the host Stripers led by five runs off starter Shawn Morimando (0-1, 6.75) before Jacksonville got on the board. Morimando ultimately allowed six, including one unearned over 3 2⁄3 innings.
Trailing 5-0, the Shrimp got on the board when pitcher Morimando drew a bases-loaded walk in the top of the second. In the sixth, trailing 7-1, Chad Wallach hit a two-run shot to close the deficit to four, but Jacksonville would get no closer.
Bryson Brigman was the only Shrimp player to finish with more than one hit, a single and a double. The loss drops their record to 15-11. Game three of the six-game set will start at 7:05 PM tonight.
Pensacola Blue Wahoos 4, Mississippi Braves 9
With a home-crowd of 4,109 on hand at Blue Wahoos Stadium, Pensacola starting pitcher Brandon Leibrandt served up seven earned runs in four innings. Charged with his third loss of the season against zero wins, Leibrandt has a 9.00 ERA after 20 innings over five starts.
Offensively, Pensacola got on the board in the fourth. Trailing 4-0, Riley Mahan hit a two-run single. Trailing 9-2 in the ninth, Tristan Pompey added a two-run triple, but that was all the Wahoos could muster.
Tristan Pompey's third hit of the night is a two-RBI triple! pic.twitter.com/Pbvrd18UlS— Pensacola Blue Wahoos (@BlueWahoosBBall) June 3, 2021
Dropping to 16-10 for the year, Jeff Lindgren (2-1, 2.91) will get a shot in game three tonight starting at 7:35 PM.
Beloit Snappers 5, Quad Cities Bandits 11
Beloit dropped to 14-12 for the season with 1,108 at Modern Woodmen Park. Kyle Nicolas (2-1, 4.43) took the loss after allowing five runs in three innings. Brady Puckett (two runs in three innings) and Joey Steele (four runs in two innings) were unable to escape unscathed as well.
Jupiter Hammerheads 3, Palm Beach Cardinals 2
On Tuesday, the Hammerheads and Cardinals were suspended by rain in the fourth inning with the score still deadlocked at zero. The game was completed as part of a doubleheader on Wednesday, with the completion of the scheduled nine-inning contest first at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium.
The series of events necessitated Dax Fulton to continue a game started by Eury Perez. Perez allowed one hit and struck out three over his three inning start on Tuesday. When Fulton picked it up on Wednesday, he earned the win by allowing one run on four hits over 4 2⁄3 innings. He walked a pair and struck out six. Perez got 21-of-30 pitches in the strike zone, and Fulton put 47-of-77 in the black. Edison Suriel issued three walks and surrendered a run in a third of an inning, but Andrew Nardi struck out the side in a perfect ninth, getting 9-of-11 over the plate for his first save of the season.
No roster acrobatics were necessary for the starting 10 (including the DH) outside of the pitcher. J.D. Orr went 3-for-4 with a run scored to boost his average to .339. Nasim Nunez reached base three times, with a walk, a single, and a double, along with an RBI. Arquimedes Cumana drove in a pair despite not registering a hit.
Cumana turned this particular trick with a line-out sacrifice fly to open the scoring in the fifth, followed by Nunez’ double to score Orr. Cumana drew a bases-loaded walk in the sixth to make it 3-0. The two Cardinals runs came too little and too late for Palm Beach to open the series with a win.
Jupiter Hammerheads 9, Palm Beach Cardinals 10
The “night cap” was scheduled for seven innings without an audience in attendance. Yeremin Lara surrendered six earned runs in 4 1⁄3 innings, but Sean Reynolds was saddled with the walk-off loss by allowing a pair in the bottom of the seventh.
Victor Mesa. Jr. went 4-for-5 with two RBI, with a stolen base, three singles, and a double. Thomas Rowan, a Marlins 20th round pick in 2019 and recently arrived to Jupiter from GCL, went three-for-four with four RBI, including a three-run homer. Diowill Burgos scored three runs without an official at bat, drawing four walks in the contest.
The split doubleheader leaves the Hammerheads at 13-13 on the season. Game three of the series starts tonight at 6:30 PM, with Chris Mokma (0-2, 6.27) getting his turn in the rotation.
Checking in with the Marlins Top 30 Prospects
- Sixto Sánchez
- J.J. Bleday (PNS) 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 BB, .604 OPS
- Max Meyer
- Edward Cabrera
- Lewin Díaz (JAX) 0-for-4, 1 BB, 3 SO, .673 OPS
- Jesús Sánchez (JAX) 1-for-4, 1 SO, 1.164 OPS
- Braxton Garrett
- José Devers (MIA) 1-for-3, 1 run, 1 BB, 1 SO, .569 OPS
- Dax Fulton (JUP) 4.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO, 0 HR, 5.40 ERA, 47-of-77 strikes
- Nick Neidert
- Victor Mesa Jr. (JUP) 4-for-7, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 SB, .636 OPS
- Peyton Burdick (PNS) 0-for-5, 4 SO, .757 OPS
- Nasim Nunez (JUP) 3-for-7, 1 2B, 1 R, 2 RBI, 3 BB, 1 SB, 2 CS, .699 OPS
- Monte Harrison
- Kameron Misner (BEL) 1-for-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 SO, .648 OPS
- Connor Scott
- Kyle Nicolas (BEL) 3.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, 2 HR, 4.43 ERA, 45-of-73 strikes
- Griffin Conine (BEL) 0-for-4, 1 SO, .958 OPS
- Jose Salas
- Yiddi Cappe
- Jerar Encarnación (PNS) 1-for-5, 3 SO, .740 OPS
- Jordan Holloway
- Zach McCambley
- Jake Eder
- Eury Perez (JUP) 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 0 HR, 1.06 ERA, 21-of-30 strikes
- Evan Fitterer
- Paul Campbell
- Will Banfield (BEL) 1-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, .616 OPS
- Jorge Guzmán
- Osiris Johnson (JUP) 1-for-8, 3 SO, .467 OPS, 1 E