Down On The Farm Miami Marlins Daily Report: July 9th
Iowa Cubs (47-46) @ New Orleans Zephyrs (44-48)
Bryan Petersen, RF: 4-for-5, HR (6), 2 RBI, R, BB
Jordan Brown, 1B: 3-for-5, 2B (9). RBI, R
Doug Mathis, SP: 7.0 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 7 SO
The Zephyrs offense had a breakout game, collecting nine runs on 15 hits, including four extra base hits. Petersen led the offensive charge, picking up four hits and driving in two runs. He reached base five times in the game. Petersen owns a .279/.366/.418 slash line for the season and might have already seen time in the majors if he was on the 40-man roster.
Jacksonville Suns (43-42)
Scheduled Off Day
High Class A:
Jupiter Hammerheads (43-43) @ Fort Meyers Miracle (55-29)
Ryan Rieger, 1B: 2-for-4, 3B (3), R, SO
Austin Barnes, C: 1-for-3, BB
Jake Esch, SP: 3.1 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, HR
Greg Nappo, RP: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 4 SO
A loss to the hands to top prospect Byron Buxton and the Miracle dropped the Hammerheads to .500 for the season. The Miracles hit Jake Esch hard early in the game, scoring two runs in each of the first two innings. The Hammerheads offense struck out 10 times in this game and collected eight hits.
Low Class A:
Greensboro Grasshoppers (42-45) @ Lexington Legends (44-41)
Jesus Solorzano, RF: 1-for-4, HR (10), 3 RBI
Viosergy Rosa, 1B: 2-for-4, 2B
Scott Lyman, SP: 8 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K
Daniel Oliver, RP: 1.0 IP
Lyman had himself a dominating outing, striking out seven hitters and allowing just two earned runs on three hits in his eight innings of work. Also in the game, Jesus Solorzano hit his 10th homer of the season and only the second of the season on the road. He owns a .279/.325/.436 slash with career highs in homers, stolen bases, and walks. He is striking out too much still, but that could be improved with more playing time.
New York-Penn League:
Batavia Muckdogs (10-11) @ Jamestown Jammers (14-8)
Connor Burke, RF: 1-for-4, 2 RBI
Chad Wallach, C: 1-for-3, R, BB, SO
Helpi Reyes, SP: 5 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 3 K
Patrick Merkling, RP: 2.0 IP, H, ER, BB, 2 SO
Helpi Reyes has been extremely unimpressive in 2013, with his ERA now at 8.00 for the season. Hitters are now hitting .301 off of him for the season and he has walked more hitters (12) than he has struck out (10).
Gulf Coast League:
Gulf Coast Mets (3-11) vs Gulf Coast Marlins (8-7)