Editors Notes: With the long weekend and my brothers graduation keeping me occupied with family members over, I was unable to get these done the past few days. Going to do a cumulative report for the past few days with things returning to normal Wednesday morning.
Down on the Farm Report for the Miami Marlins: May 23rd to 27th:
Triple-A: New Orleans Zephyrs (24-26)
Thursday: L 2-4 @ Sacramento River Cats
Friday: W 6-5 vs. Omaha Storm Chasers
Saturday: W 5-3 vs. Omaha Storm Chasers (Completion of suspended game)
Sunday: W 5-1 vs. Omaha Storm Chasers
Monday: L 7-3 vs. Omaha Storm Chasers
The Zephyrs went on a nice four game inning streak to bring them withing one win of reaching the .500 mark before dropping Monday’s game. They hope to maintain their success from the past week to get them back over .500 for the season. Jacob Turner, Brian Flynn, and Doug Mathis all had decent pitching performances for the Zephyrs this week.
Double-A: Jacksonville Suns (26-21)
Thursday: W 5-3 vs. Birmingham Barons
Friday: L 3-5 vs. Birmingham Barons
Saturday: L 0-3 vs. Birmingham Barons
Sunday: L 0-2 vs. Birmingham Barons
Monday: L 1-4 vs. Birmingham Barons
The Barons opened the series with the Birmingham Barons with a victory, but much like their major league associate, the teams struggled with the White Sox organization, dropping the final four games of the long weekend. The Suns will have a chance to avenge their series loss to the Barons in two weeks, as the two teams meet in Birmingham. I will be attendance for those games with reports and videos on all the players.
High Class A: Jupiter Hammerheads (26-23)
Friday: W 5-2 @ Palm Beach Cardinals
Saturday: L 1-2 @ Palm Beach Cardinals
Sunday: L 0-1 @ Palm Beach Cardinals
Monday: No Scheduled Game
Logan Morrison finished his rehab stint with the Hammerheads hitting just 3-f0r-27. He is expected to join the Suns today. Joe Mahoney should stick with the Hammerheads a little longer, as he is still working his way back from his hamstring injury, but had a setback recently. Casey Kotchman should spend a couple of more games with Jupiter before he joins Morrison.
Nathan Eovaldi made a strong rehab start this past weekend as well. Andrew Heaney and Justin Nicolino pitched well in this past week, both proving that the Marlins rotation has some bright days ahead in the next few seasons.
Low Class A: Greensboro Grasshoppers (21-28)
Friday: L 3-4 vs. Delmarva Shorebirds
Saturday: W 3-2 vs. Delmarva Shorebirds
Sunday: W 11-2 vs. Delmarva Shorebirds
Monday: W 3-0 @ West Virginia Power
The Grasshoppers have won three straight games, with their win Sunday bringing their offense to life. The Grasshoppers slow start to the season will need them to have many more three game winning streaks to get back to a respectable record.