Down on the Farm Report for the Miami Marlins: May 19th
Triple-A:New Orleans Zephyrs (19-24) @ Sacramento River Cats (25-20)
Gil Velazquez, SS: 2-for-4, SO, BB, 3 RBI
Ben Lasater, 1B: 0-for-4, 4 SO
Brad Hand, SP: Scratched, Oblique injury.
Chris Hatcher, RP: 1.0 IP, 2 H, SO, SV (12)
Jordan Smith blew a 3-2 Zephyrs lead in the eight inning and caused the game to go extra innings. Luckily, recent signee Velazquez picked up the game winning single to drive in Gorkys Hernandez to put New Orleans up 4-3 for good. Chris Hatcher got the ball in the ninth and made things interesting by allowing two hits. He was able to bounce back and strike out Andy Parrino to end the game. Parrino struck out four times in this game.
Not to be outdone by Parrino, Lasater struck out four times in this one, he did his in four at bats though, compared to Parrino’s five.
Jacksonville Suns (25-17) @ Mississippi Braves (27-18)
Kyle Jensen, RF: 0-for-4, 4 SO
Noah Perio, 2B: 2-for-3, R, RBI, BB
Adam Conley, SP: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, BB, SO, HR
Michael Brady, RP: 1.0 IP, 1 H, SV (8)
Apparently Jensen did not want Lasater to be the only one to have the honor of picking up a golden sombrero in this game, as he struck out each opportunity he had. It is a small sample size, but Jensen, a right handed hitter, is starting to develop an interesting platoon split. Against lefties, Jensen has a slash line of .323/.488/.613, but against righties, Jensen has struggled for a .218/.326/.409 slash line. Jensen turned 25 on Monday and is still in Double-A. There is a reason he has been seen as a non-prospect for a while.
Conley has had an up-and-down season in 2013 and it did not get much better this start. Conley is still struggling to rack up strikeouts this season, as he has just 34 in 43 innings. In 2012 he had 135 in 127 innings.
High Class A:
Jupiter Hammerheads (24-20) vs. Daytona Cubs (22-21)
Brent Keys, CF: 2-for-4, BB
Austin Barnes, C: 1-for-3, HR (3), RBI, R, 2 BB
Anthony DeSclafani, SP: 6.0 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, 6 SO
Ronald Barnes, RP: 0.0 IP, 5 H, 5 ER,
DeSclafani has been the best player in the Marlins-Blue Jays trade early on. He has a 1.32 ERA for the Hammerheads in nine starts. In 41 innings of work, DeSclafani has struck out 40 in 41 innings, while only walking eight. He did so against a talented squad that has prospects such as Jorge Soler and Javier Baez. The former Gator could receive a promotion to Double-A soon if he continues to pitch well.
The only thing that went against DeSclafani on Tuesday was Ronald Barnes. He came into the game in the 10th inning and allowed five runs on five hits without recording a single out. Barnes saw his ERA sky rockets from 2.16 to 4.86 in his rough outing.
Low Class A:
Greensboro Grasshoppers (17-26) vs. Hagerstown Suns (26-15)
Cameron Flynn, LF: 3-for-4, RBI, SO
Yordy Cabrera, 3B: 1-for-4, 2B (8), R, RBI, 3 SO
Scott Lyman, SP: 5.0 IP, 4 H, ER, 2 BB, 3 SO
Blake Logan, RP: 0.1 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, BB, SO, BS (4)
Flynn continues to hit well in 2013, with three more hits Tuesday, he raised his slash line to .371/.455/.505. He has also struck out just 15 times and walked 11 times 97 at bats. Flynn was the Marlins in the 2012 draft out of the University of Kentucky.
Logan had gone seven consecutive games without allowing a run, that came to an end on Tuesday night, as Logan blew his fourth save of the season, allowing three earned runs and a walk-off hit in his 1/3 of an inning of work.