Down on the Farm Miami Marlins Daily Report: June 9th
By Ehsan Kassim
Mar 23, 2013; Jupiter, FL, USA; Miami Marlins catcher Kyle Skipworth (53) in the first inning during a spring training game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Down on the Farm Report for the Miami Marlins: June 9th:
Been a few days since I last did this, but have been extremely busy with work and attending the Barons-Suns series. With that all behind me, I am going to make sure to have this up everyday.
Albuquerque Isotopes (33-30) @ New Orleans Zephyrs (30-32)
Kyle Skipworth, PH: 1-for-1, HR (1), 3 RBI, R
Jordan Brown, 1B: 2-for-4, HR (2), RBI, 2 R
Matt Neil, SP: 4.0 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO, HR
A.J. Battisto, RP: 1.0 IP, K
Skipworth finally got on the scoreboard with his first home run of the season. Unfortunately for him and the team, the home run came when the game was already decided. Still it is a positive sign to see the former first round pick get himself started. His season slash line is still pretty ugly, sitting at .123/.205/.231.
Jacksonville Suns (31-28) @ Birmingham Suns (39-23)
Suns Lead 3-1, Bottom 2; Game Suspended due to Rain, to Resume Monday
High Class A:
St. Lucie Mets (30-28) @ Jupiter Hammerheads (31-28) Resumed from 6/7
Austin Nola, SS: 3-for-4, 2 2B (11),
Giancarlo Stanton, 0-for-2, 2 SO
Andrew Heaney, SP: 5.0 IP, 3 H, ER, 4 SO
Greg Nappo, RP: 2.0 IP, SO
Andrew Heaney fired another strong start for the Hammerheads, leading the team to a 1-0 victory. Heaney has pitched well enough in 2013 to warrant the Marlins spending a first round pick on him. The Marlins hope he can keep this up for the rest of 2013 and a shot at Double-A this season is not out of question.
St. Lucie Mets (31-28) @ Jupiter Hammerheads (32-29)
Isaac Galloway, CF: 3-for-6, 2B (19), R, SO
Giancarlo Stanton, RF: 0-for-3, 2 BB, SO
Anthony DeSclafani, SP: 6.0 IP, 2 H, BB, 9 SO
Tyler Higgins, 0.1 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 2 BB
DeSclafani continues to put up big numbers in 2013, putting some doubt into the minds of the scouts that don’t see him as a starter longterm. DeSclafani has now thrown 48 innings in 11 starts. He has has racked up 49 strikeouts to just eight walks. All of this has allowed him to post a 1.86 ERA.
Stanton played in perhaps his final rehab game, as the team expects to reinstate him off the DL today. Stanton went 0 for 12 in his rehab stint with the Hammerheads, but that is not something that team should be overly concerned with.
Low Class A:
Kannapolis Intimidators (23-37) @ Greensboro Grasshoppers (28-33)
Anthony Gomez, SS: 1-for-3, RBI
Yordy Cabrera, DH: 1-for-3
Austin Brice, SP: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 4 BB, 7 SO
Blake Logan, RP: 0.2 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, SO, HR
Austin Brice continued to struggle with command, walking four hitters in the ballgame. He was also able to strike out seven and allowed just two hits. Overall it was an improved game from Brice, but he still has some work to do.
Blake Logan self-imploded in the sixth and allowed the Intimidators to take over the game. His ERA for the season now sits at 6.93. Maybe Logan was a little intimidated?
Low Class A:
Kannapolis Intimidators (23-38) @ Greensboro Grasshoppers (29-33); Makeup of 5/7
Jesus Solorzano, CF: 2-for-3, R
Cody Keefer, LF: 2-for-3, 2B (8), RBI, R
Daniel Oliver, SP: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 2 SO
Chipper Smith, RP: 2.0 IP, 4 SO
Not many times can you walk five hitters in a game and walk away with a win. That is what Daniel Oliver did on Sunday afternoon, as he was able to limit the damage to just three runs in five innings.