Down on the Farm Report for the Miami Marlins: May 19th
Triple-A:New Orleans Zephyrs (18-24) @ Sacramento River Cats (25-19)Loss 3-2
Bryan Petersen, RF: 1-for-2, RBI, 2 BB
Gil Velazquez, SS: 1-for-3, R, BB, 2 SO
Matt Neil, SP: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO
Chris Hatcher, RP: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 SO
The Marlins made a surprising call up in promoting Jordan Brown to replace Matt Diaz, as he heads to the disabled list. Bryan Petersen seems to have been the better offensive option for the Fish, as he owns a slash line of .280/.390/.472 coming into play today. He picked up another hit and drew two walks on Monday.
Gil Velazquez signed a minor league deal with the Marlins and appeared in his first game Monday. Velazquez picked up a hit in his first game back with the Marlins.
Jacksonville Suns (24-17) @ Mississippi Braves (27-17)
Christian Yelich, LF: 2-for-5, SO, SB (4)
Kyle Jensen, RF: 2-for-4, R, 2B
Mark Canha, 1B: 1-for-3, HR (4), RBI, R
Robert Morey, SP: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO, HR
Yelich bounced back from being held hitless to collect two more hits and even show off his speed on the basepads. Yelich is drawing closer and closer to a promotion as the Super 2 cutoff date (yet to be determined) nears.
Mark Canha hit just his fourth home run of the season and is still looking to find a groove in 2013. He owns a .245/.331/.410. Cahana is just 6 for his last 30 and the home run Monday has been his only extra base hit in that span.
High Class A:
Jupiter Hammerheads (24-19) vs. Daytona Cubs (21-21)
Logan Morrison, DH: 2-for-5
Austin Barnes, PH: 1-for-1, 2b (10), 2 RBI
Brent Keys, LF: 2-for-5, 2 RBI, SO
Andrew Heaney, SP: 4.1 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 9 SO
Jordan Conley, RP: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 SO, SV (4)
LoMo, working his way back from knee surgery, played in his first minor league rehab game Monday. Morrison collected two hits, but did not play first base. He is expected to play a handful of games with the Hammerheads before being promoted to Double-A.
Brent Keys had another big game and Austin Barnes key two-RBI pinch hit helped Jupiter win this ballgame. Andrew Heaney made his first start of the season and was able to punch out nine hitters, in an impressive Cubs lineup. He only lasted just over four innings, but he should improve on that as he makes more starts.
Low Class A:
Greensboro Grasshoppers (17-25) vs. Hagerstown Suns (25-15)
Cameron Flynn, LF: 2-for-4, HR (2), 3 RBI
Viosergy Rosa, 1B: 1-for-2, 2B (7), R, 2 B
Mason Hope, SP: 2.2 IP, 6 H, 8 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR
Helpi Reyes, RP: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 SO
Mason Hope got rocked in his outing, as he allowed eight runs, although only four of them were earned. Hope’s ERA now sits at 6.23 for the season and he has not lived up to the hype that surrounded him preseason. He still has a few months to turn things around, but the results early on have been disappointing.