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Earning Their Stripes: 6/5/21

Another successful night in the minors for the Marlins farm.

The Marlins minor league system was fully in action on Saturday.

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

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


Miami places RHP Elieser Hernandez on the 10-day injured list with a right quad strain.

CF Lewis Brinson recalled from Jacksonville to the Marlins.

OF Zack Kone assigned to Beloit from Jacksonville.


OF Monte Harrison (JAX) placed on the seven-day IL.

SS Galli Cribbs Jr. assigned to Jacksonville. Recently signed, Texas native Cribbs has hit .203 across parts of six minor league seasons.

OF Lewis Brinson optioned to Jacksonville.

RHP Elieser Hernandez activated from the 60-day injured list.

SS Luis Marte designated for assignment.

Marlins traded RHP Tyler Jones to the Arizona Diamondbacks.


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. Bellatti is a 29-year-old reliever. He appeared at the major league level with the 2015 Tampa Bay Rays, and put up a 2.31 ERA and a 1.114 WHIP in 23 1⁄3 innings.

3B Marcos Rivera (BEL) activated from seven-day IL.

1B Zachary Owings (BEL) placed on the seven-day IL.

1B Troy Johnston 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.


Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 8, Gwinnett Stripers 5

Jordan Holloway, in town for rehab, started and allowed a run in the first inning but that was it. In 2 13 innings he put 26-of-43 over the plate, striking out two.

With a crowd of 3,567 on hand, the now 18-11 Shrimp benefitted from a Holloway single in the very next half inning to equalize the score. In the third, Jesús Sánchez (8) and Chad Wallach (2) broke it open with a two-run homer each for a 5-1 lead.

Josh A. Smith relieved Holloway in the third, and surrendered just one hit and one walk over 4 23 innings. Smith whiffed six by plating 44-of-69 offerings.

The Stripers forced extras by scoring a pair of runs in the eighth and another two in the ninth. After Tommy Eveld held Gwinnett off the scoreboard with an effective 10th, Jacksonville took the lead with a Corey Bird RBI-double in the top half of the 11th. Lewin Díaz then cracked a two-run homer for insurance, his sixth. Eveld got the win by pitching a scoreless 11th. He struck out five and walked two, allowing no hits over 2 13 innings.

The Coolray Field finale starts at 1:05 PM.


Pensacola Blue Wahoos 4, Mississippi Braves 1

Also improving to 18-11 for the season, The Wahoos topped the Braves with a sellout crowd of 5,038 on hand at Blue Wahoos Stadium. Max Meyer collected nine strikeouts in a six-inning start, putting 60-of-82 pitches in the black and allowing just one run on three hits and a walk. Zach Leban, Sean Guenther, and Brian McKenna each pitched an inning of scoreless relief.

Demetrius Sims opened the scoring in the second inning with an RBI-single, scoring Nick Fortes. The Braves scored their only run in the third with a Greyson Jenista round-tripper off Meyer. In the sixth inning, J.J. Bleday provided the eventual game-winner with a two-run moonshot into right-center, scoring Peyton Burdick. Burdick later added insurance, scoring Bubba Hollins on an eighth-inning single.

At 5:00 PM, Jake Eder (1-1, 0.45) will get his turn in the series finale.


Beloit Snappers 3, Quad Cities River Bandits 5

Beloit (15-14) was the only Marlins affiliate to suffer a loss on Saturday. Zach McCambley pitched five innings in his start with 3,132 on hand at Modern Woodmen Park, striking out five in five innings and putting 46-of-73 pitches in the strike zone.

Will Banfield brought home the first run of the game with a first-inning sacrifice fly, scoring Kameron Misner. After Beloit took the lead with a two-run shot in the bottom of the inning, Marcos Rivera tied it with an RBI-double in the second, scoring Troy Johnston.

In the sixth inning, Griffin Conine homered for the eighth time this season, giving the Snappers a 3-2 lead. Unfortunately, reliever Evan Brabrand (0-1, 9.58) surrendered a three run homer in the eighth inning to get charged with the loss.

The Beloit/Quad Cities finale will start at 2:00 PM today, with the Snappers trotting out Bryan Hoeing (2-1, 6.46) for his turn in the rotation.


Jupiter Hammerheads 5, Palm Beach Cardinals 1

With Jupiter improving to 15-14 for the season, the Hammerheads and Cardinals played to a crowd of 979 at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. Palm Beach, meanwhile, dropped to 8-21.

Jupiter took the lead in the second when Diowill Burgos drove home Osiris Johnson with a groundout. Victor Mesa Jr. doubled the lead with a third-inning two-bagger, bringing in Nasim Nuñez.

Jupiter starter Matt Givin held Palm Beach scoreless through five, allowing four hits and walking two. He didn’t strike anyone out, but put 34-of-62 over the dish. The Cardinals finally got on board in the sixth, when Tommy Jew touched reliever Eli Villalobos for an RBI-single, but that was all that Palm Beach could muster.Burgos drove home another run in the eighth the easy way, drawing a bases loaded walk. Nuñez added another layer of insurance with a ninth inning single, scoring J.D. Orr for the final margin. Nuñez (19) and Orr (7) each stole a base in the winning effort. Slugger Sean Reynolds earned his first career save by collecting six outs, striking out three and allowing zero runs on a pair of hits and as many walks.

Jupiter’s finale will start at noon.

Checking in with the Marlins Top 30 Prospects

  1. Sixto Sánchez
  2. J.J. Bleday (PNS) 1-for-4, HR, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 SO, .651 OPS
  3. Max Meyer (PNS) 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 SO, 1.86 ERA, 60-of-82 strikes
  4. Edward Cabrera
  5. Lewin Díaz (JAX) 2-for-3, 2b, HR, 3 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB, .798 OPS
  6. Jesús Sánchez (JAX) 1-for-5, HR, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 SO, 1.145 OPS
  7. Braxton Garrett
  8. José Devers
  9. Dax Fulton
  10. Nick Neidert
  11. Victor Mesa Jr. (JUP) 1-for-3, 2b, 1 RBI, 2 BB, .727 OPS
  12. Peyton Burdick (PNS) 2-for-4, 3b, 1 R, 1 RBI, .779 OPS, 1 SB
  13. Nasim Nunez (JUP) 4-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 SO, .617 OPS, 1 SB, 1 CS
  14. Monte Harrison
  15. Kameron Misner (BEL) 1-for-4, 1 R, 2 SO, .691 OPS, 1 SB, 1 outfield assist
  16. Connor Scott (BEL) 1-for-4, 1 SO, .783 OPS
  17. Kyle Nicolas
  18. Griffin Conine (BEL) 2-for-4, HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 SO, .933 OPS
  19. Jose Salas
  20. Yiddi Cappe
  21. Jerar Encarnación (PNS) 0-for-3, 1 BB, 1 SO, .769 OPS
  22. Jordan Holloway (JAX) 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 3.86 ERA, 26-of-43 over the plate, one hit.
  23. Zach McCambley
  24. Jake Eder
  25. Eury Perez
  26. Evan Fitterer
  27. Paul Campbell
  28. Will Banfield (BEL) 1-for-2, 1 RBI, 1 BB, .657 OPS, 1 SF
  29. Jorge Guzmán
  30. Osiris Johnson (JUP) 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 SO, .501 OPS