Down on the Farm Report for the Miami Marlins: May 28th:
Triple-A: Round Rock Express (28-24) @ New Orleans Zephyrs (24-27)
Game Postponed: Rain
The Zephyrs and Express will play a pair of seven-inning contests in a doubleheader on Thursday, May 30 beginning at 6 p.m.
Double-A: Jacksonville Suns (27-22) @ Pensacola Blue Wahoos (17-33)
Logan Morrison, 1B: 1-for-3, RBI
Christian Yelich, LF: 0-for-2, 2 BB
Sam Dyson, SP: 5.0 IP, 2 H, BB, SO
Michael Brady, RP: 0.2 IP, SO, SV (10)
Logan Morrison drove in the lone run of the game in the third inning. Morrison’s hit was his only in three at bats and the lone one he has picked up in six Double-A at bats. Morrison is still working on finding his timing, but at some point it becomes concerning when he cannot hit minor league pitching.
Double-A: Jacksonville Suns (27-23) @ Pensacola Blue Wahoos (18-33) (Final 7 Innings) Makeup of 4/19 PPD
Noah Perio, 2B: 2-for-3, SO
Zack Cox, 3B: 2-for-3
Rob Waite, SP: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 3 SO
Grant Dayton, RP: 1.1 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, 3 SO
After winning the first game by the final score of 1-0, the Suns dropped the second game of the double header by the same score. The Suns have now lost six of their last seven games, but luckily a hot start to the season still has them sitting four games above .500 at this point.
Meanwhile, star prospect Christian Yelich is 0 for his last 23 and has just four hits in his last 37 at bats.
High Class A: Jupiter Hammerheads (27-23) vs. St. Lucie Mets (28-21)
Brent Keys, LF: 2-for-4, 2 R
Casey Kotchman, 1B: 2-for-4, R
Anthony DeSclafani, SP: 2.0 IP, 3 H
Jake Esch, RP: 4.0 IP, 2 H, ER
Nick Wittgren, RP: 1.0 IP, SO, SV (11)
Casey Kotchman continues his rehab stint with the Hammerheads and picked up two hits on the evening. Casey now owns a .357/.438/.357 slash line in 14 at bats with the Hammerheads. The Marlins will more than welcome Kotchman back onto the team as the backup first baseman for Logan Morrison.
The starting pitcher for this game was Anthony DeSclafani, but he pitched two innings yesterday before the game was called due to rain. When play resumed today, Jake Esch took over.
Amazing to see that Jupiter was able to pull off this win despite their pitching staff only picking up one strikeout all game.
High Class A: Jupiter Hammerheads (27-24) vs. St. Lucie Mets (29-21)
Austin Barnes, DH: 0-for-3, 2 R, BB
Austin Nola, SS: 2-for-4, 2B (7)
Isaac Galloway, CF: 1-for-4, 2B (16), R
Jose Urena, SP: 3.0 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, BB, 5 SO
Isaac Galloway has had a nice bounce back campaign in 2013 after a couple of down seasons for the Marlins organization. Galloway has 24 extra base hits in 199 at bats in 2013, but his free swinging tendencies don’t bode well for his future as he moves up the organizational ladder. Galloway has walked just six times in 205 plate appearances.
Jose Urena has had an up-and-down 2013 for the Hammerheads. He had a rough start in this one and has now allowed five earned runs or more in three starts. Urena has also six starts allowing two runs or less, and one start allowing three runs. Some consistency going forward would be very nice from Urena.
Low Class A: Greensboro Grasshoppers (23-28) vs. West Virginia (28-25)
Jesus Solorzano, DH: 2-for-5, 2 R, HR (4), 3 RBI
Cameron Flynn, RF: 2-for-5, HR (3), RBI, 3 SO
Yordy Cabrera, 3B: 2-for-5, 2 R, HR (6), 4 RBI
Daniel Oliver, SP: 5.1 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO
Dane Stone, RP: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 4 SO
The Grasshoppers offense has been on fire as of late, 10+ runs in three of their previous four games, including back-to-back games with 12 runs. The Hoppers hit a total of five home runs in the game while picking up 13 hits. The team also struck out 13 times for the game.
Cameron Flynn continues to have a splendid 2013 season, now owning a slash line of .357/.447/.500 in 128 plate appearances. The Marlins 23rd round pick from last season is off to a nice start for his professional career.