New Orleans Zephyrs (18-21) @ Fresno Grizzlies (23-19)
Bryan Petersen, RF: 1-for-3, RBI, BB
Kyle Skipworth, C: 1-for-4, 2 SO
Doug Mathis, SP: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO
Dan Jennings, RP: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB
Skipworth has struggled in 2013 with his batting and one has to wonder if the Marlins calling him up to the majors multiple times and not providing any playing time has had any lingering effect on him. Skip owns a .167/.250/.167 slash line with 6 strikeouts in 18 at bats.
Jacksonville Suns (23-15) @ Mississippi Braves (25-16)
Jake Marisnick, RF: 0-for-4, 3 SO
Noah Perio, 2B: 1-for-3, 2 RBI
Jay Jackson, SP: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO
Edgar Olmos, RP: 0.1 IP, SV (1)
Jake Marisnick had a rough game at the plate, going hitless and striking out three times. His line on the season now sits at .224/.277/.362. Marisnick is currently in midst of a spell where he is 3 for his last 20. He is still recovering from his broken hand he sustained in spring training and should improve as the season carries on.
Jay Jackson continues to have a strong season, although he is 26-years old and a little old for the level. Jackson owns a 2.45 ERA in 25 2/3 innings with 23 strikeouts and just 6 walks.
High Class A:
Jupiter Hammerheads (21-19) vs. Palm Beach Cardinals (17-23)
Brent Keys, LF: 2-for-4, BB, R
Isaac Galloway, CF: 0-for-4, 3 SO
Jared Rogers, SP: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO
Jake Esch, RP: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 1 BB, 3 SO
Brent Keys continues hitting in 2013, with two more hits on Friday night, Keys brought his season slash line to .364/.444/.436. Keys also picked up his fourth stolen base of the season. Keys is on pace to surpass his impressive 2012 numbers and become a bigger part of the Marlins future as a prospect.
Low Class A:
Greensboro Grasshoppers (16-24) vs. Lakewood BlueClaws (17-23)
Anthony Gomez, SS: 3-for-5, RBI
Matt Juengel, DH: 1-for-3, 2B, RBI, 2 BB
Austin Brice, SP: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO
Helpi Reyes, RP: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 2 BB
Shortstop Anthony Gomez is off to a hot start in 2013, owning a .291/.331/.369 slash line. In his previous 10 games, Gomez has hit .417/.436/.528 slash line with one of the two home runs he has hit this season. Gomez was the Marlins sixth round pick in 2012 out of Vanderbilt.