Down on the Farm Report for the Miami Marlins: June 21st:
Solano’s homer leads to a Zephyrs win, Suns lose in extra despite strong outing from Jackson, Hammerheads offense breaks through, the Grasshoppers offense was shutdown by Hickory, and the Muckdogs win a walk-off thriller.
New Orleans Zephyrs (38-38) vs. Oklahoma City RedHawks (38-34)
Donovan Solano, 3B: 2-for-4, HR (2), RBI, R, SO
Gorkys Hernandez, CF: 1-for-4, 2B (9), RBI, SO
Jared Rogers, SP: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, BB, 3 SO
Chris Hatcher, RP: 1.1 IP, SO, SV (23)
The Zepyrs fell behind early in this game, but were able to mount a comeback because of a pair of home runs. Matt Downs tied the game in the fifth with a solo homer and Donovan Solano put the Z’s ahead for good in the bottom of the sixth. Solano now owns a .390/.395/.561 slash line with the Z’s. He is playing a majority of his games at third, which might be an indication for what the Marlins have in store for him in the immediate future.
Huntsville Stars (30-41) @ Jacksonville Suns (36-34)
Kyle Jensen, RF: 1-for-4, R, SO, SB (5)
Danny Black, SS: 1-for-4, BB
Jay Jackson, SP: 7.0 IP, 2 H, ER, BB. 8 SO
Michael Brady, RP: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, BB
Taylor Jungmann, a former first round pick, was able to shut the Suns offense down, allowing just two hits and an unearned run in seven innings of work. The Suns totaled just three hits in the game.
Jay Jackson allowed a run in his first inning, but was able to settle down and strike out eight over seven innings, allowing just those two first inning hits.
High Class A:
Jupiter Hammerheads (37-33) @ Fort Myers Miracle (46-23)
Alfredo Lopez, 2B: 2-for-5, 2 RBI, 2 R
Brent Keys, LF: 3-for-4, BB, RBI, R SB (7)
Justin Nicolino, SP: 4.0 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO
Pete Andrelczyk, RP: 2.0 IP, H, 3 SO
Top prospect Nicolino did not have his best stuff on Friday night, as he allowed eight base runners and three runs in just four innings of work. Luckily for him, Brent Keys led the offensive attack for the Hammerheads, as their offense broke out for 8 runs on the night.
Low Class A:
Greensboro Grasshoppers (33-38) @ Hickory Crawdads (41-31)
Cameron Flynn, RF: 1-for-4, 2B (7)
Matt Juengel, DH: 1-for-2, B
Ramon Del Orbe, SP: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 8 SO, 2 HR
Jheyson Manzueta, RP: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 SO, HR
Home runs and a lack of offensive support did Ramon Del Orbe in, despite his eight strikeouts and zero walks in six innings of work. Connor Sazdeck and his bullpen were able to ground the Grasshoppers hot offense, as of late.
Mahoning Valley Scrappers (2-3) @ Batavia Muckdogs (2-3)
Austin Dean, LF: 1-for-4, 2B (1), R, 3 SO
Avery Romero, 2B: 2-f0r-4, R, RBI
Max Garner, SP: 2.0 IP, 2 H, BB, SO
Robert Ravago, RP: 3.0 IP, 4 H, BB, 5 SO
Austin Dean and Avery Romero, once again, led the charge as the Muckdogs were just barely able to scrape enough run together to get past the Scrappers. Despite allowing 10 hits, the Scrappers only scored two runs (one earned) off the Dogs pitching staff in the game.