Down On The Farm Miami Marlins Daily Report: July 15th
New Orleans Zephyrs (49-49)
Jacksonville Suns (46-44)
High Class A:
Jupiter Hammerheads (46-46) @ Daytona Cubs (50-39)
Chris Valaika, SS: 3-for-5, HR (1), 2 R, 3 RBI
Alfredo Lopez, 2B: 2-for-4, HR (1), R, RBI
Andrew Heaney, SP: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 BB, 4 SO
Greg Nappo, RP: 2.1 IP, 4 SO
The Hammerheads were able to pull back to .500 for the season behind another strong start from Andrew Heaney. Heaney’s season ERA is now down at 1.09, with a promotion to Double-A imminent. He would have likely already been pitching up there, if it were not for him missing time due to his strained lat to begin the season.
Low Class A:
Greensboro Grasshoppers (45-48) @ Kannapolis Intimidators (37-56)
Blake Barber, DH: 2-for-4, SO
Rehiner Cordova, 2B: 2-for-3
Ramon Del Orbe, SP: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 SO, HR
Frankie Reed, RP: 1.0 IP, H, 2 SO
The Grasshoppers fell to three games below .500 for the season, as they were blanked by a team sitting 19 games under. The Grasshoppers were able to pick up six hits, but not able to drive in any of their base runners. A major issue was the team’s nine strikeouts for the game.
New York-Penn League:
Tri-City ValleyCats (20-9) @ Batavia Muckdogs (13-14)
Avery Romero, 2B: 3-for-4, 2 2B (10), R, 2 RBI
Austin Dean, LF: 1-for-4, 2B (5), R, 2 SO
Jarlin Garcia, SP: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 5 SO, 2 HR
Colby Suggs, RP: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, ER, BB, SO
Romero racked up three more hits, two of them doubles in this game. His season coming into this game was .352/.408/.505 and will go up after this game. There is a good chance Romero could be moved up to Greensboro before the end of the season. Colby Suggs had a rocky outing, but has been otherwise stellar since being drafted.
Gulf Coast League:
Gulf Coast Mets (4-15 ) @ Gulf Coast Marlins (10-10)
Victor Castro, RF: 2-for-3, 2 2B (4), 2 RBI, SO
K.J. Woods, LF: 1-for-2, 2B (3), BB, SO
Jose Ceda, SP: 1.0 IP, SO
Adam Westmoreland, RP: 3.2 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 4 SO
Jose Ceda finally made his first rehab appearance of the season, pitching a clean 1-2-3 inning, including his first strikeout of the season. Ceda, recovering from Tommy John surgery, still figures to be in the Marlins future bullpen plans. The team will likely ease him back in 2013.
Gulf Coast Mets (5-15 ) @ Gulf Coast Marlins (10-11)
Edward Sappelt, CF: 2-for-2, BB
Jose Adames, SP: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 SO
Cody Crabaugh, RP: 2.0 IP, SO
The Gulf Coast Marlins were swept in their doubleheader against the Mets, as they were only able to collect two hits in the ball game. The team falls to one game below .500 for the season, but still has plenty of time to turn things around.