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Earning Their Stripes: June 8, 2021

Incidents, aberrations, accidents, and triumphs from across the Miami Marlins minor league spectrum for the night games of June 8.

Another night in June, and another full slate of games for the Miami Marlins minor league affiliate system.

After a well-earned Monday off, all four of Miami’s top affiliates got back after it on Tuesday night.

Recent Transactions

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.

RHP’s 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.

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.


Triple-A

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 3, Norfolk Tides 4

With 3,372 in the house at 121 Financial Ballpark, the Norfolk Tides improved to 11-18 against the now 19-12 Jumbo Shrimp. Norfolk turned the trick despite committing four fielding errors.

Shawn Morimando (0-2, 6.75) struck out eight in only 5 13 innings, but also surrendered all four runs to Norfolk in the fifth and sixth innings. Morimando gave up four hits, including two homers, and walked three, getting 53-of-83 over the plate.

Preston Guilmet relieved with 1 23 innings of hitless ball, although he did issue the bases loaded walk that scored the eventual winning run.

Justin Twine opened the scoring in the top of the first inning, scoring Brian Miller with a sacrifice fly. Later, trailing 2-1 in the fifth, Bryson Brigman singled Connor Justus home for the game tying run, then the Shrimp took the lead on a Jesús Sánchez single.

Brigman led Jacksonville’s offense with a pair of hits, both singles, while Justus had the only extra-base hit for the Shrimp, a double. Luís Madero (4-1, 2.33) will start game two of the series, tonight at 7:05 PM.


Double-A

Pensacola Blue Wahoos 9, Chattanooga Lookouts 3

Pensacola improved to 19-12 with 1,959 in attendance in a rain-shortened contest at AT&T Field, dropping the Lookouts to 17-13.

It was a hit-parade for both clubs, as they went a collected 19-for-60 at the plate for a .317 aggregate average.

Brandon Leibrandt (1-3, 8.17) started and earned his first win of the season, striking out four and surrendering three earned runs on nine hits and a walk. He put 50-of-85 over the plate before giving way to reliever Zach Wolf. Wolf struck out a pair over 1 23 innings.

The Wahoos got all they needed and then some in the top of the first inning, sending a dozen hitters to the plate. Nick Fortes got it started with a two-run double, followed by a Demetrius Sims RBI-single, a Bubba Hollins sacrifice fly, a Devin Hairston RBI-single, and a Peyton Burdick two-run single for a 7-0 lead.

With a 7-1 lead in the second inning, JJ Bleday and Sims crossed the plate on a fielding error for an insurmountable 9-1 lead. Burdick, Bleday, and Nick Fortes all collected a pair of hits. Jeff Lindgren will take his turn in the rotation in tonight’s contest, starting at 7:15 PM.


High-A

Beloit Snappers 5, Cedar Rapids 4

Beloit moved to 16-15 and dropped the Kernels to 13-18 in front of 247 at Pohlman Field.

The Snappers opened the scoring in the second inning when Ricky Aracena crossed the plate on a wild pitch. Cedar Rapids scored four runs on a pair of third inning home runs to take a 4-1 lead off Beloit starter Kyle Nicolas. Nicolas struck out five in 2 23 innings, but also walked a pair and gave up four hits. Jackson Rose came in to relieve him, and pitched 3 13 innings of shutout ball, walking one, allowing two hits, and striking out three.

Beloit started sneaking back into it behind Rose, scoring two in the fifth inning on a Ynmanol Marinez double and a Connor Scott single. Newly promoted Andrew Nardi (1-0, 0.00) pitched two perfect innings, striking out three for the win.

The Snappers tied it behind Nardi in the eighth with a Scott RBI-groundout and a Griffin Conine RBI-single. Justin Evans pitched a perfect ninth, collecting one strikeout for his first save of the season.

Thomas Jones led the Beloit offense with a pair of singles and his 14th stolen base of the season. Zach King will take the hill in tonight’s game starting at 7:35 PM.


Single-A

Jupiter Hammerheads 4, Fort Myers Mighty Mussels 7

The Hammerheads dropped to 16-15 against the hosting Mighty Mussels (17-14) to a closed-to-the-public Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium.

Six-foot-eight 18-year-old righty Eury Pérez performed as we’ve come to expect, striking out eight in four innings. He gave up two hits, two unearned runs, and no walks.

Despite the pair of runs, the Hammerheads were in a position to win it with a 4-3 lead to begin the seventh, but reliever Edison Suriel (1-1, 8.22) couldn’t find the plate. He allowed four runs (three earned), only getting one out and walking four.

Jupiter got on the scoreboard in the first inning on a pair of RBI-doubles, courtesy of Victor Mesa Jr. and Cameron Barstad. Trailing 3-2 in the fifth, J.D. Orr tied it with an RBI-double, and Mesa got the lead with an RBI-single.

Orr and Mesa led the Hammerheads offense with a pair of hits each. Nasim Nuñez stole his 20th base, Orr got his eighth, and Mesa stole his second. Chris Mokma (0-2, 5.84) gets today’s start, beginning at noon.


Checking in with the Marlins Top 30 Prospects

  1. Sixto Sánchez
  2. J.J. Bleday (PNS) 2-for-2, 2 R, 2 BB, SB, .662 OPS
  3. Max Meyer
  4. Edward Cabrera
  5. Lewin Díaz (JAX) 0-for-3, 1 BB, 1 SO, .800 OPS
  6. Jesús Sánchez (JAX) 1-for-5, 1 RBI, 1.088 OPS
  7. Braxton Garrett
  8. José Devers
  9. Dax Fulton
  10. Nick Neidert
  11. Victor Mesa Jr.
  12. Peyton Burdick (PNS) 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 SO, SB, .801 OPS
  13. Nasim Nunez
  14. Monte Harrison
  15. Kameron Misner (BEL) 0-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SO, .691 OPS
  16. Connor Scott (BEL) 1-for-4, 2 RBI, .751 OPS
  17. Kyle Nicolas (JUP) 2.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO, 5.40 ERA, 44-of-71 strikes
  18. Griffin Conine (BEL) 1-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO, .899
  19. Jose Salas
  20. Yiddi Cappe
  21. Jerar Encarnación (PNS) 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 SO, .762 OPS
  22. Jordan Holloway
  23. Zach McCambley
  24. Jake Eder
  25. Eury Perez
  26. Evan Fitterer
  27. Paul Campbell
  28. Will Banfield (BEL) 0-for-4, .668 OPS
  29. Jorge Guzmán
  30. Osiris Johnson