Down On The Farm Miami Marlins Daily Report: August 2nd


Mar 9, 2013; Melbourne, FL, USA; Washington Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa (8) slides home before a throw to Miami Marlins catcher Kyle Skipworth (53) during the second inning of a spring training game at Space Coast Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Down On The Farm Miami Marlins Daily Report: August 2nd:


Colorado Springs Sky Sox (56-55) @ New Orleans Zephyrs (56-58)

Win 4-1

Kyle Skipworth, C: 1-f0r-3, HR (8), 2 RBI, R

Kyle Jensen, LF: 1-for-3, HR (7), RBI, R

Brian Flynn, SP: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 6 SO

Josh Wall, RP: 1.0 IP, 3 H, ER

Brian Flynn continues to pitch well, striking out six and shutting out the Sox offense in his seven innings of work. Flynn lowered his Triple-A ERA to 2.95, despite a 4-10 record. Just another reason to join Brian Kenny’s kill the win campaign.

Jensen went deep for the seventh time in 113 at bats in Triple-A and now has 23 for the season. His overall line in Jupiter is still an unimpressive .221/.280/.487, but the power threat he posses is undeniable.


Tennessee Smokies (58-51) @ Jacksonville Suns (58-49)

Win 1-0

J.T. Realmuto, C: 1-f0r-3

Audy Ciriaco, 3B: 1-for-2, 2B (5), RBI, R

Anthony DeSclafani, SP: 7.0 IP, 6 H, BB, 7 SO

Michael Brady, CL: 1.0 IP, 2 H, SO

A pitchers duel broke out in Jacksonville, as the Suns won their eight straight ball game. Anthony DeScalfani delivered his best start as a member of the Suns and his second straight scoreless effort. DeScalfani relies heavily on groundballs and could be a nice future 4/5 starter down the road or a strong option out of the bullpen. He may be given a shot at the majors when rosters expand in September.

High Class A:

Lakeland Flying Tigers  (46-56) @ Jupiter Hammerheads (57-52)

Win 6-2

Alfredo Lopez, DH: 2-for-4, RBI, R

Noah Perio, 2B: 2-for-4, RBI

Josh Hodges, SP: 6.0 IP, 5 H, ER, BB, 3 SO

Greg Nappo, RP: 2.0 IP, BB

Behind a strong start from Hodges, the Hammerheads were able to pull off the victory and improve to 5 games above .500 for the season. None of the 11 hits the Hammerheads collected went for extra base hits, but they were still able to push across six runs.

Low Class A:

Greensboro Grasshoppers (52-57) @ Delmarva Shoebirds (43-64)

Loss 7-6 Completion of Game from 8/1

Colin Moran, 3B: 1-for-4, RBI

Viosergy Rosa, 1B: 2-for-4, 2B (20)

Ramon Del Orbe, SP: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 2 SO, 1 HRA

Mat Milroy, RP: 1.1 IP, 2 H, BB

Greensboro Grasshoppers (52-57) @ Delmarva Shoebirds (43-64)

Win 8-2

Matt Juengel, 3B: 3-for-4, 2B (18), 2 RBI, R

Jesus Solorzano, RF: 2-for-4, 2B (22), RBI, R

Austin Brice, SP: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, ER, 2 BB, 5 SO

Ronald Barnes, RP: 1.0 IP, 2 SO

The Grasshoppers and Shoebirds split their doubleheader on Friday, with the Grasshoppers taking the second game. Though they lost one game, their offense scored 15 runs on the day, continuing to show some impressive offensive work. Colin Moran went 2-f0r-8 in the DH.

Austin Brice delivered a strong start, as his control was sharper in this game, as he walked just two hitters on the day. His ERA for the season still sits at 5.48 and it’s hard not to consider him a bust this season.

New York-Penn League:

Lowell Spinners (25-19) @ Batavia Muckdogs (22-21)

Win 8-6

J.T. Riddle, 3B: 2-for-3, 2 2B (5), 3 R, RBI, BB

Felix Munoz, 1B: 4-for-5, 2 RBI, 2 R

Trevor Williams, SP: 3.0 IP, H, R, BB, SO

Justin Jackson, RP: 3.2 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO

Felx Munoz had a huge day, collecting four hits on the day, leading the Muckdogs offensive charge.  The Dogs scored eight runs and collected 14 hits, with just two extra base hits on the day. Trevor Williams continues to pitch well since being drafted almost two months ago.

Gulf Coast League:

Gulf Coast Cardinals (17-20) @ Gulf Coast Marlins (15-22)

Win 10-1

Carlos Duran, 1B: 2-for-5, 2B (8), RBI, R

Victor Castro, RF: 3-for-5, HR (2), 6 RBI, R

Elih Villanueva, SP: 5.0 IP, 5 H, BB, 5 SO

Adam Westmoreland, RP: 3.0 IP, H, 4 SO

Victor Castro had himself a career game, collecting three hits and driving in six of the ten runs the Marlins scored on the night. Elih Villanueva pitched five solid innings, collecting five strikeouts. The GCL Marlins are on a little bit of a roll, winning two straight ball games.