New Orleans Zephyrs (18-19)
Jacksonville Suns (21-15) @ Mobile Bay Bears (19-20)
Christian Yelich, LF: 3-for-6, 2 HR (5), 2B (8), 2 R
Daniel Pertusati, PH: 1-for-1 HR (1), 4 RBI
Robert Morey, SP: 6.1 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO
Michael Brady, RP: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 SO, 0 BB
Yelich continues to prove his case to the Miami Marlins front office that he is ready for a call to the big leagues. He collected three hits on Wednesday afternoon against the Bears and hit two home runs. His third hit also went for extra bases. Yelich’s slash line now sits at .319/.390/.659. With the Marlins getting shutout again on Wednesday night, Yelich could be a lot closer to the big leagues.
High Class A:
Jupiter Hammerheads (19-19) @ Tampa Yankees (15-22)
Isaac Galloway, CF: 3-for-5, 2 2B (13), 2 RBI, 1 R
Austin Barnes, C: 2-for-3, 2 BB, 1 R
Josh Hodges, SP: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 4 SO, 0 BB
Patrick Merklin, RP: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 0 SO
The former Marlins 8th round pick in 2008 is in his sixth season in the Marlins organization is having himself a fine season, hitting a slash line of .333/.353/.553 with four home runs. Galloway, 24, is a bit old for Single-A and the Marlins may move him to Double-A when some of their prospects with the Suns graduate to the majors later this season.
Josh Hodges continues to pitch well for the Marlins in 2013. Hodges has a 3.15 ERA in 34.1 innings pitching in 2013 with a 25 strikeouts and just 5 walks. Hodges was a ninth round pick for the Fish in the 2011 draft and could become an impact prospect down the road if he continues to pitch well.
Low Class A:
Greensboro Grasshoppers (16-22) vs. Hagerstown Suns (22-14)
Viosergy Rosa, 1B: 2-for-4, 2B (6)
Jesus Solorzano, CF: 0-for-4, 2 SO
Scott Lyman, SP: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO
Brian Ellington, RP: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO
The Grasshoppers were dominated in this game both offensively and defensively. Rosa picked up another double and now has 16 extra base hits (9 homers) on the season. He still has his work cut out for him before he can be considered a legitimate prospect for the Marlins down the road.