Down on the Farm Miami Marlins Daily Report: June 13th


Mar 23, 2013; Jupiter, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Nate Eovaldi (24) throws in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during a spring training game at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Down on the Farm Report for the Miami Marlins: June 13th:

Henderson Alvarez and Nathan Eovaldi took major steps towards returning to the Marlins rotation very soon. Duane Below also had a very dominant performance for the Zephyrs.


New Orleans Zephyrs (33-35) @ Memphis Redbirds (35-33)

Win 7-0

Gorkys Hernandez, RF: 3-for-4, 2B (8), RBI, 2 BB, 2 R

Kyle Skipworth, C: 2-for-5, 2B (4)

Duane Below, SP: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 3 SO

James Leverton, RP: 1.0 IP, SO

Duane Below had an unimpressive stint in the majors, but has gone back and done pretty well against Triple-A hitters. Below was able to take advantage of an off day for the second prospect in baseball, Oscar Taveras to hold the Redbirds scoreless and to just four hits.

Gorkys reached base five times in the game, including three hits for the game. Hernandez now owns a .275/.325/.342 slash line for the season.


Montgomery Biscuits (34-32) @ Jacksonville Suns (33-30)

Win 8-2

Jake Marisnick, CF: 2-for-5, 2B (7), 2 RBI, R

Audy Ciriaco, SS: 2-for-4, HR (5), 3 RBI, R

Nathan Eovaldi, SP: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 5 SO

Arquimedes Caminero, RP: 2.0 IP, H, 5 SO

Nathan Eovaldi had a strong start in what looks to be his final rehab tuneup. Eovaldi struck out five hitters and did not walk a single batter, pitching six strong innings. Caminero was even better than Eovaldi, as in relief he struck out five of the seven hitters he faced.

Kyle Jensen hit a Southern League leading 13th home run of the season and Marisnick continued his hot streak with two more hits in the game. Jake’s season slash line now sits at .276/.329/.507. Over his past ten games, he is even hotter, hitting .359/.405/.718 with extra base hits and just six strikeouts in 41 plate appearances.

High Class A:

Jupiter Hammerheads (33-32) @ Brevard County Manatees (34-30)

Loss 2-1

Alex Burg, LF: 2-for-3, 2B (5), RBI

Isaac Galloway, CF: 0-for-3, SO, BB

Henderson Alvarez, SP: 5.0 IP, 4 H, SO

Andrew Heaney, SP: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO, BS (1)

Alvarez made his first rehab start of the season and worked five strong innings. He was only able to rack up one strikeout, but that should grow as he gains more experience. Heaney worked three innings in relief of Alvarez and allowed two unearned runs, picking up four strikeouts.

Off-topic, don’t like the blown save stat at all, as Heaney allowed two unearned runs in the sixth and picked up a blown save for some reason.

Low Class A:

West Virginia Power (35-32) @ Greensboro Grasshoppers (32-34)

Win 3-2

Michael Main, CF: 1-for-3, 2B (3), R, BB

Jesus Solorzano, RF: 1-for-2, HR (7), 2 RBI, BB, R

Ramon Del Orbe, SP: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, ER, BB, SO

Dan Stone, RP: 2.0 IP, H, 2 BB, SO

The Grasshoppers have won eight of their previous 13 games. The Grasshoppers are just two games under .500 for the season and have a chance to post a winning record for the first half of the season. Soloranzo knocked out his seven home run of the season and is now hitting .333/.376/.636 with three home runs in his past 10 games.