Down on the Farm Report for the Miami Marlins: June 20th:
The Zephyrs struck out against the Redhawks, DeSclafani was impressive in his Double-A debut, the Hammerheads and Grasshoppers offenses were shut down, and the Muckdogs lost in a blowout.
New Orleans Zephyrs (37-38) vs. Oklahoma City RedHawks (38-33)
Joe Mahoney, 1B: 2-for-4, 2B (1), RBI, SO
Bryan Petersen, RF: 1-for-4, 2B (19)
Matt Neil, SP: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 5 SO
Adam Reifer, RP: 2.1 IP, H, BB, 3 SO
The Zephyrs offense could only muster six hits and struck out 12 times on the evening, as OKC evened the series. The Zephyrs fell to a game below .500 for the season.
Huntsville Stars (29-41) @ Jacksonville Suns (36-33)
Ryan Fisher, 3B: 1-for-3, HR (4), RBI, R
Danny Black, SS: 1-for-3, HR (2), RBI, BB, R
Anthony DeSclafani, SP: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 5 SO
Grant Dayton, RP: 1.0 IP, H, 3 SO
Ryan Fisher and Danny Black each hit a homer a piece to drive in the only runs for the Suns in the game. Anthony DeSlafani pitched well, making his Double-A debut. He pitched six shutout innings and struck out five hitters. After a successful trip through A-ball for the Marlins organization. If he pitches well in the second half, he could make a cameo in the majors in September.
High Class A:
Jupiter Hammerheads (36-33) @ Fort Myers Miracle (46-22)
Ryan Goetz, CF: 1-for-4, 2B (6), R, 2 SO
Austin Nola, SS: 1-for-2, 2B (13)
Josh Hodges, SP: 3.2 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, BB, SO
James Nygren, RP: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 SO
Josh Hodges struggled in his 3+ innings of work and the Hammerheads were never really in the game against one of the strongest minor league rosters.
Low Class A:
Greensboro Grasshoppers (33-37) @ Hickory Crawdads (40-31)
Jesus Solorzano, CF: 2-for-4, SO
Yordy Cabrera, 3B: 1-for-4, SO
Scott Lyman, SP: 7.0 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 13 SO, BB, HR
Dane Stone, RP: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 4 ER, 2 SO, BB, HR
Lyman had an impressive outing, striking out a career high 13 hitters in just seven innings of work. Unfortunately, the Grasshoppers offense were limited to just four hits in the game.
Mahoning Valley Scrappers (2-2) @ Batavia Muckdogs (1-3)
Felix Munoz, 1B: 1-for-4, 2B (3), 2 SO
Austin Dean, LF: 0-for-3, RBI, BB, SO
Justin Jackson, SP: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO
Patrick Merkling, RP: 0.0 IP, 3 H, 7 ER, 4 BB
The Scrappers really had the pitchers of the Muckdogs scrapping for help, as they posted 7 runs through the first four innings, including seven runs off of Merkling before he was taken out without even removing a hitter.