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Earning Their Stripes: 7/15/21

Here’s what happened in the Marlins organization on Thursday.

LHP Luis Palacios celebrates the final pitch of his complete game win Photo by Noah Goldberg

Marlins minor league affiliates went 4-2 on Thursday:

  • Jacksonville 7, Durham 6
  • Chattanooga 1, Pensacola 2
  • Quad Cities 5, Beloit 3
  • Jupiter 9, Fort Myers 2; Jupiter 2, Fort Myers 1 (doubleheader)
  • DSL Royals Blue 5, DSL Marlins 1

Triple-A Jacksonville (32-29)

Lewin Díaz now has 14 home runs this season (12 at Triple-A plus two in the majors). That’s second only to Griffin Conine (21) for the highest total among all Marlins prospects.

Old friend Adam Conley really struggled in this one, allowing five straight Jax Shrimp hitters to reach base safely before getting yanked from the game.

The Marlins have clearly made the transition with Jorge Guzman from starter—his role throughout the 2018 and 2019 seasons—to reliever. He closed out the game with a nasty slider and dialed up his fastball into the high 90s at times, according to the Durham broadcast.

Double-A Pensacola (36-27)

Max Meyer continues to be masterful at run prevention. He allowed five runs in his second start of the season, but only six total runs in his 11 other starts combined.

For the first time in 2021, Peyton Burdick received a full day off. That leaves Conine and Troy Johnston as the only Marlins who have played the maximum 63 games.

Galli Cribbs Jr. sealed the W with a walk-off single.

High-A Beloit (28-35)

Quad Cities pushed across their one and only run against M.D. Johnson with some small ball in the seventh.

Low-A Jupiter (28-34)

Game 1

Olympics-bound Eddy Alvarez completed his minor league rehab assignment with Jupiter by going 9-for-15 with a 1.684 OPS. Also in this game, Dalvy Rosario played the outfield for the first time since coming over to the U.S.

Game 2

Special night for Luis Palacios, who shattered his previous career high by reaching 100 pitches. He struck out each of the final three batters he faced to strand the potential tying run at first base.

Rookie DSL Marlins (1-2)

Playing in just his third MiLB game, gifted international signee Yiddi Cappe scorched a solo home run to left field. That accounted for all of the team’s offense.