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Earning Their Stripes: 6/6/21

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The return of Edward Cabrera, and the Marlins split their four minor league contests.

The Marlins minor league affiliates split their four contests on Sunday afternoon.

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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.

6/4

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.

6/3

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.

6/1

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.


Triple-A

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 6, Gwinnett Stripers 3

With 2,741 in the crowd for the series finale at Coolray Field, the hometown Stripers (15-15) dropped to the invading Jumbo Shrimp (19-11). Jacksonville took five games of the six-game series.

Connor Justus got the Shrimp on the board first, with an RBI-single in the top of the first inning. After Gwinnett took the lead with two runs in the second, Jacksonville reclaimed it in the fourth on a Santiago Chávez homer, his first of the season. The Stripers went deep in the bottom of the frame to knot it at three.

Jacksonville put the game out of reach with single runs in the fifth, sixth, and seventh innings, on a Brian Miller RBI-triple, a Lewin Díaz home run, and a Justin Twine sacrifice fly, respectively. After hitting just .143 through the first month of the season, Miller is 7-for-22 to start June.

Parker Bugg started for the Shrimp, but allowed three runs in 3 13 innings before getting relieved by Jake Fishman. Fishman (1-1, 3.52) earned his first victory of the season, striking out five in 3 23 shutout one-hit innings. Rob Zastryzny got a six-out save, striking out three.

The Jumbo Shrimp head back to Jacksonville for a six-game series against the Norfolk Tides, starting Tuesday night at 7:05 PM.


Double-A

Pensacola Blue Wahoos 3, Mississippi Braves 4

The Braves topped the Wahoos in the six-game series finale, but not before Pensacola starter Jake Eder put on a clinic.

With 4,109 in attendance at Blue Wahoos Stadium, Eder struck out eight over five perfect innings, getting 48-of-63 (76 percent) of his pitches over the plate. In 29 23 innings so far, Eder has collected 50 strikeouts and allowed only 12 hits.

Peyton Burdick staked a claim to the lead with a first inning solo blast into left field. It seemed that was all Eder would need, but the starter was only scheduled to go a maximum of five. In the sixth, the Braves touched reliever José Mesa Jr. for three runs.

Pensacola tied it up in the seventh inning on a Bubba Hollins RBI-single and a Devin Hairston RBI-groundout. In the eighth, the Braves crossed the plate with the eventual game winner on a Nick Fortes throwing error.

The two clubs hit a collective seven hits between them, going seven-for-61 (.115) overall. Now 18-12, the Wahoos dropped Mississippi to 15-15. Next up for Pensacola, a six-game road-set against the Chattanooga Lookouts.


High-A

Beloit Snappers 3, Quad Cities River Bandits 5

Beloit jumped out to a first inning lead on the strength of a Will Banfield two-run homer, but couldn’t hold the line. The Snappers dropped to 15-15 with a crowd of 1,269 announced at Modern Woodmen Park, as their hometown Bandits improved to 19-10.

Quad Cities cobbled together three runs in the bottom of the first for the lead. Dustin Skelton (3) equalized things with a solo shot in the fourth, but the Bandits reclaimed the lead in the bottom half of the inning with two more runs.

Bryan Hoeing (2-2, 6.67) started for Beloit and lost, allowing five runs (four earned) in 4 23 innings. Hoeing allowed six hits and no walks, striking out three and putting 50-of-72 over the plate. Reliever Jake Walters fared a lot better, holding Quad Cities to one hit over 3 13 innings.

Beloit only managed five hits in the game, three of them by backstop Skelton. Quad Cities took the series, four-games-to-two. Next up for the Snappers, a six-game series at home against the Cedar Rapids Kernels.


Single-A

Jupiter Hammerheads 4, Palm Beach Cardinals 0

Marlins number four prospect Edward Cabrera made his long-anticipated 2021 live-action debut with a closed house at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. Cabrera struck out three and allowed two hits and no walks through three shutout innings, getting 24-of-37 in the strike zone. M.D. Johnson came in for six innings of relief, and earned the victory. Johnson (2-1, 2.01) struck out six and allowed only one hit, but also walked five.

With top shelf pitching on display, not a lot of offense was needed (or received) by the Hammerheads staff. Jupiter’s offense only collected five hits, but damaged the Cardinals to the tune of four runs. The Sharks scored all of their runs in the sixth inning, on a Nasim Nunez fielder’s choice and a Victor Mesa Jr. two-run single.

Jupiter took four-of-six in the series to improve to 16-14 for the season. Next, they’ll remain in Jupiter to host the Fort Myers Mussels for another six-game set starting Tuesday at noon.


Checking in with the Marlins Top 30 Prospects

  1. Sixto Sánchez
  2. J.J. Bleday (PNS) 0-for-4, .629 OPS
  3. Max Meyer
  4. Edward Cabrera (JUP) 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 0.00 ERA, HBP, 24-of-37 strikes
  5. Lewin Díaz (JAX) 1-for-4, HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, .816 OPS
  6. Jesús Sánchez (JAX) 0-for-3, 1 BB, 2 SO, 1.119 OPS
  7. Braxton Garrett
  8. José Devers
  9. Dax Fulton
  10. Nick Neidert
  11. Victor Mesa Jr. (JUP) 1-for-4, 2 RBI, 1 SO, .719 OPS
  12. Peyton Burdick (PNS) 1-for-5, HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 SO, .790 OPS
  13. Nasim Nunez (JUP) 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 SO, .614 OPS
  14. Monte Harrison
  15. Kameron Misner (BEL) 1-for-4, 3b, 1 R, .704 OPS
  16. Connor Scott (BEL) 0-for-2, 1 BB, .768 OPS, CS
  17. Kyle Nicolas
  18. Griffin Conine (BEL) 0-for-4, 3 SO, .901 OPS
  19. Jose Salas
  20. Yiddi Cappe
  21. Jerar Encarnación (PNS) 1-for-4, 1 SO, .759 OPS
  22. Jordan Holloway
  23. Zach McCambley
  24. Jake Eder (PNS) 5.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 SO, 0.61 ERA, 48-of-63 strikes
  25. Eury Perez
  26. Evan Fitterer
  27. Paul Campbell
  28. Will Banfield (BEL) 1-for-3, HR, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO, .694 OPS
  29. Jorge Guzmán
  30. Osiris Johnson (JUP) 0-for-4, 2 SO, .484 OPS