Down on the Farm Report for the Miami Marlins: June 24th:
Kyle Jensen makes his Triple-A debut in a Z’s win, Sam Dyson is knocked around in a Suns loss, the Hammerheads allow a late lead to elude them, the Grasshoppers win in a old fashioned shootout, and the Muckdogs drop a second consecutive game.
New Orleans Zephyrs (40-39) vs. Nashville Sounds (26-52)
Gorkys Hernandez, CF: 4-for-5, HR (2), 2 RBI, R
Kyle Jensen, RF: 1-for-4, 2B (1), R, SO
Duane Below, SP: 5.2 IP, 6 H, ER, BB, 5 SO, HR
Adam Reifer, RP: 2.0 IP, BB, 2 SO
Kyle Jensen finally received a promotion to Triple-A and performed in his first chance. His double was the 17th of the season and the first with the Z’s. Gorkys Hernandez piled up four hits on the day, including his second home run of the day.
Jacksonville Suns (38-35) @ Mobile BayBears (42-33)
Jake Marisnick, CF: 1-for-4, BB, SO
Noah Perio, 2B: 2-for-4
Sam Dyson, SP: 3.1 IP, 5 H, 9 R, 5 ER, 5 BB, 2 SO
Bryan Evans, RP: 2.2 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 2 SO, HR
About the only good news the Suns received on Monday was that outfielder Jake Marisnick was returning to the lineup after missing the past four games. Sam Dyson gave up five first inning runs and the BayBears never looked back. Bradin Hagens struggled with his command, walking five hitters, but was able to strike out seven hitters.
High Class A:
Jupiter Hammerheads (37-36) @ Charlotte Stone Crabs (31-41)
Brent Keys, LF: 3-for-5, R
Wilfredo Gimenez, DH: 2-for-4, 2 2B (9), 2 RBI
Andrew Heaney, SP: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, ER, 3 BB, 6 SO
Tyler Higgins, RP: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 2 SO, HR
Despite a solid start from Heaney, the Hammerheads could not pull off the victory, as they committed four key errors in the game. The Crabs only scored one earned run off of Jupiter. Heaney has now struck out 32 hitters in just 25 innings of work in 2013.
Low Class A:
Greensboro Grasshoppers (35-39) @ Hickory Crawdads (42-33)
Yordy Cabrera, 3B: 2-for-4, 2B (11), HR (12), 3 RBI, 2 R, 2 SO
Cameron Flynn, RF: 2-for-4, 2B (8), R
Mason Hope, SP: 4.0 IP, 11 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 2 SO, 2 HR
Chipper Smith, RP: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO
For the third straight game, Cabrera hit a home run, tapping into his power potential that made him a second round pick. Although he is just hitting .249 for the season, his power could earn him a promotion and give him a shot of becoming more than just an organizational player down the road. Mason Hope continues to be all over the place in 2013, allowing 11 hits and seven runs one start after walking 8 hitters.
Batavia Muckdogs (3-5) @ Williamsport Crosscutters (4-4)
Luis Ortiz, 3B: 3-for-4, 2 2B (2), RBI, R, SO
Avery Romero, 2B: 2-for-4, 2B (1), SO
Jarlin Garcia, SP: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, ER, BB, SO, HR
Robert Ravago, RP: 1.0 IP, H, 2 SO
The Cutters won their third consecutive game and positioned themselves for a series sweep. The Muckdogs took an early 2-0 lead before the Cutters even had a chance to hit, but could only score one more run the rest of the game. Austin Dean is just hitting .161 early on, but has now collected four triples already.