May 3, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Miami Marlins second baseman Donovan Solano (17) celebrates hitting a home run with third base coach Joe Espada during the fourth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
Down on the Farm Report for the Miami Marlins: June 16th:
Solano picks up three hits as Zephyrs pull of their fourth consecutive victory, Suns fall to Biscuits, and the Grasshoppers offense stays hot.
New Orleans Zephyrs (36-35) @ Nashville Sounds (23-45)
Donovan Solano, 2B: 3-for-4, 2B (1), RBI, BB, 2 R
Kevin Mattison, CF: 2-for-5, 3B (5), BB, 3 R
Doug Mathis, SP: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 6 SO, HR
Jonathan Albaladejo, RP: 1.0 IP, H, SV (3)
The Zephyrs are on fire right now, winning their fourth straight and improving to one game above .500 for the season. Adding second baseman Donovan Solano has been a huge plus for the team, as he has to a .391/.400/.565 slash line for the team since being sent to Triple-A after his rehab stint. Solano should be on his way back to the majors shortly if he can keep his bat going.
Montgomery Biscuits (36-33) @ Jacksonville Suns (34-32)
Zack Cox, 3B: 1-for-3, 3B (2), RBI, R, SO
Mark Canha, 1B: 1-for-3, 2B (16), BB, R, 2 SO
Sam Dyson, SP: 5.0 IP, 10 H, 3 R, 2 ER, BB, SO
Bryan Evans, RP: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 3 SO
The Suns split the first four games of their series with the Biscuits, dropping the game on Sunday evening. Zack Cox’s second triple and Mark Canha’s second double of the season were not enough offense for the Suns, as Sam Dyson struggled to retire Montgomery’s bats. The Suns started off the season hot, but have fallen into struggles as of late and have been eliminated in the race for the Southern Division race for the first half.
Low Class A:
West Virginia Power (37-33) @ Greensboro Grasshoppers (33-36)
Michael Main, CF: 4-for-5, R
Yordy Cabrera, 3B: 2-for-4, 2 R
Mason Hope, SP: 4.1 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 8 BB, SO
Chipper Smith, RP: 3.2 IP, 2 H, BB, 4 SO
Hope’s bouts with control issues continued on Sunday as his string of four consecutive impressive starts ended. In his previous four starts, Hope only walked six hitters and 13 in 19 1/3 innings. On Sunday, Mason walked eight hitters and struck out just one hitter. For the season, he has walked 37 and struck out just 41 in 58 1/3 innings.Za
Outfielder Michael Main collected four hits in the Grasshoppers win, but only came around to score one time. His season average jumped to .228