March 15, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Miami Marlins third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff (15) works out prior to the game against the New York Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Down On The Farm Miami Marlins Daily Report: August 2nd:
Colorado Springs Sky Sox(56-54) @ New Orleans Zephyrs (55-58)
Kyle Jensen, LF: 4-for-5, 2B (9), 3 RBI, R
Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B: 2-for-5, 2 RBI, 2 R
Jared Rogers, SP: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, BB, 3 SO
Zach Phillips, RP: 1.1 IP, 2 H, ER, BB, 2 SO
Kyle Jensen and Kevin Kouzmanoff each had huge offensive games as the Z’s were able to score nine runs and take down the Sky Sox. Kouz improved his season slash line to .322/.366/.507 for the season. With the lack of production the Marlins have had from their third baseman, it’s amazing the team hasn’t given Kouzmanoff a chance yet.
Chattanooga Lookouts(49-60) @ Jacksonville Suns (57-49)
Isaac Galloway, CF: 2-for-4, 2 R, 2 SO
Mark Canha, 1B: 1-for-3, 3B (2), 3 RBI, R
Andrew Heaney, 6.0 IP, 3 H, BB, 3 SO
Arquimedes Caminero, RP: 1.0 IP, H, ER, 2 SO, 1 HRA
A day after Justin Nicolino enjoyed his best start in Double-A, the Suns got a strong start from Andrew Heaney, who was making his Double-A debut. Heaney struck out three in six scoreless innings, extending his scoreless innings streak to 33. The Suns swept the series with the Lookouts and have now won seven straight games.
High Class A:
Brevard County Manatees (54-51) @ Jupiter Hammerheads (56-52)
Brent Keys, LF: 1-f0r-4, R, BB, SO
Noah Perio, DH: 1-for-4 2B (1), 2 RBI
Angel Sanchez, SP: 6.2 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 5 SO
Nick Wittgren, CL: 1.0 IP, 2 H, SO, BS (4)
Usually automatic, Nick Wittgren blew just his fourth save of the season. He has been extremely effective in 2013, as evidenced by his 0.97 ERA. The blown save came in the start of Angel Sanchez, one of the prospects the Marlins acquired for Ricky Nolasco. In his five games with the Marlins, Sanchez owns a 1.69 ERA in 26 2/3 innings of work.
Low Class A:
Greensboro Grasshoppers (48-52)
New York-Penn League:
Batavia Muckdogs (21-21) @ Connecticut Tigers (19-25)
Felix Munoz, 1B: 3-for-4, 2 HR (4), 2 R, 3 RBI
Austin Dean, LF: 1-for-3, SO
Jarlin Garcia, SP: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, ER, BB, 7 SO
Reid Redman, RP: 1.0 IP, 3 SO
The Muckdogs win on Thursday night put their record back at .500 for the season. In order to get the win, they got a huge fay from Felix Munoz, who knocked two homers out of the park. Munoz owns a .290/.380/.471 slash line for the season with four homers. The Marlins signed him as a non-drafted free agent on November 3, 2008.
Gulf Coast League:
Gulf Coast Marlins (14-22) @ Gulf Coast Mets (11-25)
Wildert Pujols, RF: 2-for-4, 2B (3)
Aaron Blanton, SS: 1-for-3, 2B (5), RBI, SO
Mitch Talbot, SP: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 5 SO
Will White, RP: 3.0 IP, BB, 3 SO
Despite out hitting the Mets, the Marlins were not able to push across a single run until the ninth inning, when they were already trailing 4-0. The loss dropped the GCL Marlins to eight games below .500 for the season.