Down On The Farm Miami Marlins Daily Report (4/15/14)
By Ehsan Kassim
Mar 1, 2014; Jupiter, FL, USA; Miami Marlins pitcher Andrew Heaney (70) throws a pitch against the St. Louis Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Andrew Heaney was dominant once again, as Adam Conley pitched a decent game in his third start in Triple-A, and the Grasshoppers joined many baseball teams’ from around in the company in being rained out.
New Orleans Zephyrs (4-9) @ Iowa Cubs (6-6)
Brian Bogusevic, LF: 3-for-5, 2B (3), 3 RBI
Kyle Skipworth, C: 2-for-5, HR (1), 2 R, 2 RBI, 3 SO
Adam Conley, SP: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO
Conley may have surrendered four runs on the evening, but the eight strikeouts and just two walks look impressive in his six inning start. If Conely continues to improve each time he takes the mound in Triple-A, he could quickly emerge as a rotation option for the Marlins.
After a rough spring left his Marlins future in jeopardy, Bogusevic has enjoyed a strong start to the season, upping his average to .341 with three hits on Tuesday. Skipworth, another Marlins first round bust, displayed his power, but continued to struggle making contact in this one.
Jacksonville Suns (4-8) @ Chattanooga Lookouts (4-8)
J.T. Realmuto, C: 3-for-5, 2B (2), RBI
Ryan Fisher, 3B: 3-for-5, 2 RBI
Andrew Heaney, SP: 6.0 IP, H, 6 SO, BB
Heaney enjoyed yet another strong start on Tuesday night for the Jacksonville Suns, allowing just one hit in six innings of work. After a rough first start, Heaney is starting to show the Southern League why he is such a highly touted prospect. Heaney induced 9 groundball outs to just 2 flyball outs on the evening.
The Marlins hope to see Realmuto have more games like this in the future, as he had his first three-hit game of the season. Realmuto has struggled the past two seasons with his bat, dropping his stock as a prospect.
High Class A:
Jupiter Hammerheads (5-7) @ St. Lucie Mets (7-5)
Rafael Furcal, 2B; 1-for-4, R, SO
Cameron Flynn, CF: 2-for-5, HR (1), R, RBI, 2 SO
Josh Hodges, SP: 4.1 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 3 ER, SO, BB, 2 HRA
Colby Suggs, RP: 0.2 IP, H, 2 ER, 3 BB, SO
Furcal continued his rehab stint with the Hammerheads, collecting a hit and scoring a run. Furcal has reached base five times already in his first two games on his rehab stint.
Hodges has given up at least five runs in each of his five starts, allowing 17 earned runs on 28 hits in just 13 1/3 innings of work in 2014.
The Marlins former first round pick from 2013 has not had a good run of luck so far in 2014 with the Hammerheads. Control has been a major issue for Suggs early on. If he can correct that going forward, he is still a candidate to rise through the Marlins system quickly.
Low Class A:
Greensboro Grasshoppers (7-5) PPD Rain