Down on the Farm Report for the Miami Marlins: May 19th:
The Suns had the day off and the Hammerheads were blown out by a talented Cubs team, but the Zephyrs and Grasshoppers were able to pick up huge wins.
Triple-A:New Orleans Zephyrs (20-24) @ Sacramento River Cats (25-21)
Gorkys Hernandez, RF: 2-for-3, 2B (6), 2 R
Kevin Mattison, CF: 2-for-3, 2B (5), SO
A.J. Battisto, SP: 5.0 IP, 2 H, BB, 4 SO
Chris Hatcher, RP: 1.0 IP, H, BB, SV (13)
The Zephyrs collected three doubles in this game and were able to muster enough offense to get Battisto the win. 2-0. Battisto pitched five solid shutout innings before New Orleans’ bullpen came in and tossed another four shutout innings. Combined, the team allowed just six hits in the game. Chris Hatcher collected his 13th save of the season and lowered his season ERA to 3.70. Look for him to have a shot to make an impact on the Marlins later in the season.
Jacksonville Suns (25-17)
No Scheduled Game
High Class A:
Jupiter Hammerheads (24-21) vs. Daytona Cubs (23-21)
Logan Morrison, 1B: 1-for-5, RBI
Austin Nola, SS: 2-for-3, 2B ( 6), 3B (2), RBI, R
Ryan Rieger, RF: 2-for-4, 3B (1), 2 SO
Jake Esch, SP: 2.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO
Josh Hodges, RP: 1.0 IP, H, BB
Logan Morrison continues his rehab in Jupiter, he is hitting just 3-for-14 (.231) in his first three games. Expect LoMo to take a couple of more games to find his groove against pitchers not in extended spring training and that have been pitching all season. Austin Nola had a huge game for the Hammerheads, picking up a double and triple, as well as scoring a run.
Jake Esch had a rough start against a talented lineup, but expect him to have a few opportunities to bounce back. With the return of Andrew Heaney, it seems like the Hammerheads have moved Josh Hodges to the bullpen. Hodges pitched well in the rotation for the most part, but the organization sees him as a reliever longterm.
Low Class A:
Greensboro Grasshoppers (18-26) vs. Hagerstown Suns (26-16)
Jesus Solorzano, RF: 2-for-3, 2B (9), RBI, BB, SO
Viosergy Rosa, DH: 1-for-3, 2B (8), RBI, BB, SO
Michel Main, CF: 2-for-5, HR (1), 2 RBI
Ramon Del Orbe, SP: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, SO
Jheyson Manzueta, RP: 3.0 IP, 2 H, BB, 2 SO
Big days for Soloranzo and Rosa, as they collect an RBI and double each in the Grasshoppers 18th win of the season. The Grasshoppers offense was able to score 6 runs on 7 hits. Main hit his first home run of the season and drove in two runs. He raised his batting average all the way up to 0.77 with his one hit.