Down on the Farm Report for the Miami Marlins: June 26th:
New Orleans Zephyrs (40-40)
Off Day; No Scheduled Game
Jacksonville Suns (40-35) @ Mobile BayBears (42-35)
J.T. Realmuto, C: 1-for-4, 2B (13), 2 RBI, 2 R
Zack Cox, 3B: 1-for-4, 2B (8), 2 RBI, BB, 2 SO
Anthony DeSclafani, SP: 7.0 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 2 SO, HR
Arquimedes Caminero, RP: 1.0 IP, BB
DeSclafani making his second start at Double A, continued to impress. He pitched seven strong innings, he only struck out two, but was able to induce 10 ground ball outs to just 2 fly ball outs. His battery mate, J.T. Realmuto, had a big double to help the Suns get past the Bears. It was the 13th double of the season for Realmuto and his batting line is now at .234/.293/.324.
High Class A:
Fort Myers Miracle (48-26) @ Jupiter Hammerheads (39-36)
Austin Nola, SS: 2-for-4, 2B (16), RBI, SO
Alfredo Lopez, DH: 3-for-4, R
Justin Nicolino, SP: 7.0 IP, 2 H, ER, 2 SO, HR
Nick Wittgren, RP: 1.0 IP, SO
Justin Nicolino delivered another strong start, allowing just one earned run on two hits in his seven innings of work. He only struck out two hitters, but was able to induce nine ground ball outs. Nick Wittgren picked up his 15th save of the season and lowered his ERA to 0.77.
Low Class A:
Greensboro Grasshoppers (35-40) @ Hickory Crawdads (43-33)
Jesus Solorzano, CF: 3-for-4, HR (9), 2 RBI, R
Michael Vaughn, C: 1-for-3, HR (3), RBI, R
Chad James, SP: 3.0 IP, 2 H, BB, 2 SO
Greensboro Grasshoppers (35-41) @ Hickory Crawdads (44-33)
Viosergy Rosa, DH: 2-for-3, HR (16), RBI, R, SO
Scott Lyman, SP: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO
Miguel Fermin, RP: 1.2 IP, 4 SO
In the continued game from the rain postponement, the Grasshoppers were blown out by 11 runs. The good news for the team, Chad James made his return to the mound as a starter after spending the past several months on the restricted list. James was the Marlins first round pick in 2009 and is widely regarded as a bust. At just 22, James still has a chance to change that perception.
The second game was a lot closer, but another loss for the G’s to drop them 6 games behind .500 for the season. Lyman struck out six in 5 1/3 innings of work, but was a hard luck loser as his offense failed to give him any run support.