Down On The Farm Miami Marlins Daily Report: July 14th
New Orleans Zephyrs (49-49) @ Oklahoma City RedHawks (51-46)
Jake Smolinski, LF: 1-for-3, HR (6), 2 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB, SO
Gil Velazquez, SS: 3-for-5, RBI
Doug Mathis, SP: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 5 BB, 2 SO, 2 HR
Chris Hatcher, 1.0 IP, BB, SO, SV (27)
The Zephyrs got to face a familiar foe, as Wade LeBlanc was the starter for Oklahoma City in the game. Smolinski greeted LeBlanc with a two-run home run in the very first inning. Mathis did not pitch well in this one, but his bullpen did a decent job of picking him up, including Hatcher’s 27th save of the season.
Mobile BayBears (54-39) @ Jacksonville Suns (46-44)
Michael Main, RF: 3-for-4
J.T. Realmuto, C: 1-for-4, HR (3), 4 RBI, R
Adam Conley, SP: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 4 SO
Conley enjoyed a strong start, it was it second complete game of the season and his first shutout. He owns a 3.66 ERA for the season in 93 1/3 innings of work. Over his past 10 games, he owns an ERA of just 3.04 in over 56 innings of work. Realmuto hit a grandslam in the game, his third homer of the season. He is 5 for his last 15, but still owns just a .230 average on the season.
Mobile BayBears (54-40) @ Jacksonville Suns (47-44)
Jake Marisnick, CF: 1-f0r-3, 2B (11), R, SO
Noah Perio, 2B: 2-for-3, 2B (7)
Matt Neil, SP: 4.1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO
Michael Brady, RP: 1.0 IP, H, SV (13)
The Suns were able to finish the double header sweep of the BayBears and move back to 3 games above .500 for the season. Marisnick hit another double, his eleventh of the season, and raised his season batting average to .293. Since Marisnick is not on the Marlins 40-man roster, he is unlikely to make his MLB debut this season, despite a stellar season at Double-A.
High Class A:
Jupiter Hammerheads (45-46) @ Daytona Cubs (50-38)
Brent Keys, LF: 4-f0r-5, 2B (7), R
Austin Barnes, C: 1-for-4, RBI
Jose Urena, SP: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 4 BB, HR
Joel Effertz, RP: 1.0 IP, H, 2 SO
Their loss on Sunday dropped the Hammerheads to a game below .500 for the season, as they were limited to just two runs a day after being shutout in a doubleheader. Brent Keys had a huge game in the loss, collecting four hits on the day. He raised his season slash line to .335/.403/.377.
Jose Urena had possibly his worst start of the season, as he allowed five runs and did not strikeout a single hitter in his five innings of work, walking four.
Low Class A:
Greensboro Grasshoppers (45-47) @ Kannapolis Intimidators (36-56)
Jesus Solorzano, RF: 2-for-4, 2B (21), 2 RBI, 2 SO
Viosergy Rosa, 1B: 1-for-4, 2B (16)
Scott Lyman, SP: 7.0 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, BB, 3 SO, 2 HR
Chipper Smith, RP: 1.0 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, HR
Despite a five-run seventh inning, the Grasshoppers drooped their second straight game to Intimidators on Sunday. A four run eight inning put Kannapolis up for good, as they dropped the Hoppers to two games under .500 for the season. Chipper Smith blew his first save of the season and his first loss as well.
New York-Penn League:
Tri-City ValleyCats (19-9) @ Batavia Muckdogs (13-13)
Felix Munoz, 1B: 1-for-4, 2B (8)
Avery Romero, 2B: 1-for-4, 2B (8)
Helpi Reyes, SP: 4.0 IP, 9 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, SO, HR
Junior Rincon, RP: 2.0 IP, H, 3 SO
The Muckdogs were held hitless, as Helpi Reyes struggled once again. His season ERA ballooned to 8.59 after allowing five earned runs in just four innings of work. The loss dropped the Dogs to .500 for the season, as the Cats improved to 10 games above .500 for the season.
Gulf Coast League:
Gulf Coast Marlins (10-9)