Down On The Farm Miami Marlins Daily Report: July 2nd
The Zephyrs pull to within two games of .500, Marisnick hits a walk-off home run, former first round pick James has a strong outing, and Yelich continues his rehab stint in the Gulf Coast, as history is made.
New Orleans Zephyrs (42-44) @ Omaha Storm Chasers (37-48)
Bryan Petersen, RF: 3-for-4, 2B (20), 2 RBI, BB
Nick Green, 3B: 1-for-1, 2 R
Jared Rogers, SP: 6.0 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, BB, 2 SO
Rett Varner, RP: 0.1 IP, SV (1)
Bryan Petersen had a huge game en router to the Zephyrs 42nd win of the season. The Z’s are now just two games below .500 for the season and continue to tread water.
Pensacola Blue Wahoos (32-51) @ Jacksonville Suns (43-38)
Jake Marinsick, CF: 2-4, R, 2B (10), HR (10), 2 RBI, BB, K
Ryan Fisher, LF: 1-4, R, HR (5), 3 RBI
Anthony DeScalfini, SP: : 4.2 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HR
Scott McGough, RP: 2.1 IP, 5 K
Jake Marisnick continues to make a case for himself to receive a call up to the Marlins before the end of the season. His tenth home run of the season sealed a walkoff victory for the Suns, as they improved to five games above .500 for the season. Marisnick now owns a .285/.356/.507 slash line. The only thing he may need to show the Marlins now is improved plate discipline.
High Class A:
Jupiter Hammerheads (40-37)
Scheduled Off Day
Low Class A:
Greensboro Grasshoppers (39-42) @ Asheville Tourists (43-37)
L 4-5 (9 Innings – Game One)
Anthony Gomez, SS: 2-for-5
Yordy Cabrera, 3B: 1-2, R, 2 BB
Chad James: 4 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
Ronald Barnes: L, 2.2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR
Chad James pitched the first game of the double header for the Grasshoppers and even though he received the loss, the Marlins organization had to be pleased with his start. James allowed seven base runners in his four innings, but did show off some of the potential that made him a first round pick in 2009, racking up 6 strikeouts. Still just 22 years old, the team hopes he can turn things around. It is going to be a long road for James.
L 2-3 (Game Two – Makeup of 7/1 Postponement)
Anthony Gomez, SS: 2-3, R, BB
Jesus Solorzano, CF: 2-4, 2 K
Scott Lyman, SP: L, 5 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
Jheyson Manzueta, RP: 1 IP, 1 H, 2 K
Although they were swept in the doubleheader, the Grasshoppers did receive a strong day from short stop Anthony Gomez, as he collected four hits between the two games. He now owns a .279/.311/.362 slash line for the season.
Batavia Muckdogs (6-7) @ Auburn Doubledays (6-8)
Avery Romero, 2B: 2-5, 2B (3), RBI, K
Austin Dean, LF: 2-4, 3 R, 2B (3), BB
Max Garner: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
Reid Redman: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
The Muckdogs fell back below .500 after surrendering five runs in the final frame to blow a 5-1 lead they held. Casey McCarthy struggled badly in this one, allowing six runs on seven hits in his 1 2/3 innings of work.
GCL Marlins (3-4) @ GCL Nationals (8-1)
Loss 0-11 (Game One: Makeup of 7/1 Postponement)
Christian Yelich, CF: 0-for-2, BB, K
Ron Miller, 1B: 1-for-3, 2B (2)
Adam Westmoreland, SP: 2.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, SO
Ryan Wertenberger, RP: 1.0 IP, 2 H, SO
W 1-0 (Game Two)
Christian Yelich, CF: 1-for-3
Victor Castro, DH: 1-2, 2B (1), RBI, K
Domingon German, SP: 6 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 9 K
Scott Maine, RP: 1 IP, 1 BB, 2 K, SV (1)
The Marlins and Nationals split their doubleheader on Tuesday. Christian Yelich played in both games and went 1-for-5, as he rounds up his rehab stint. Scott Maine also made a rehab appearance and combined with Domingo German to throw a no-hitter. The only base runner in the game reach via a Maine walk.