Miami Marlins: April 6th Fish Farm Report
Day two of Miami’s minor league was a lot like day one. The clubs posted a collective 2-2 record and one of the losses was a blowout.
RHP Elieser Hernandez was sent to Jupiter for a rehab start with the Hammerheads.
RHP Josh Roeder was assigned to the Batavia Muckdogs.
High-A Florida State League
Jupiter Hammerheads 3, Palm Beach Cardinals 7
The Sharks of central Florida were outhit 11-to-five with 1,804 in the house at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium.
Elieser Hernandez made a rehab start, and lasted two innings. He gave up three runs, one earned, on four hits and a pair of walks. He struck out two and got 34-of-62 pitches into the strike zone.
The Hammerheads jumped out to an early lead, scoring three runs in the top of the first on a Joe Dunand RBI-single, an Evan Kruczynski wild pitch, and a Stone Garrett RBI-single. Unfortunately, that was all the offense that Jupiter could muster on a warm night in Jupiter, FL.
Johan Mieses struck back in the bottom of the first with a two-run homer. In the third, with Hernandez still pitching, Evan Mendoza struck an RBI-single to score Kramer Robertson and tie the contest at three. A Brian O’Keefe RBI-double and a J.B. Woodman bases clearing triple sealed the 7-3 final score in the eighth inning.
Parker Bugg was solid in his two scoreless innings of relief, whiffing three and allowing just one hit. Vincenzo Aiello was saddled with the loss, after his disastrous eighth. No Hammerhead finished with multiple hits, and the none of Jupiter’s hits were for extra bases. Brian Miller, Dunand, Will Allen, Garrett, and John Silviano each finished with a single.
Single-A South Atlantic League
Greensboro Grasshoppers 4, Hickory Crawdads 3
4,438 were on hand at First National Bank Field for Greensboro’s 4-3 win over the Crawdads. Isael Soto connected for a two-run homer in his first at bat of the season in the first inning for a quick 2-0 lead. The Crawdads are the Oakland Athletics single-A affiliate.
Brandon Miller started for the Hoppers, and struck out two in five innings of work. He earned a 52 GameScore, getting 47-of-75 pitches over the plate. He allowed two runs on five hits and two walks. Colton Hock earned the win, striking out four in three innings. Hock allowed a run on two hits. Bryce Howe earned the save with a scoreless ninth.
In the fifth inning, Hickory fought back to tie it with an Eric Jenkins RBI-single and a Yohel Pozo RBI-single. The Hoppers took back the lead in the sixth with a Micah Brown bases-loaded walk and a B.J. Lopez infield-RBI-single.
Hickory scored a run in the seventh on a Miguel Aparicio RBI-single, but that was all she wrote. The Grasshoppers were outhit 7-to-6 in the game. Lopez and Soto each collected multiple hits in the game, with Garvis Lara and Aaron Knapp getting the other two singles.
Double-A Southern League
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 6, Jackson Generals 14
There were 613 fans in attendance at the Ballpark at Jackson to watch their home Generals demolish the Crustaceans. Jackson is the double-A club for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Nick Neidert was touched early and often in his start. He gave up four runs (three earned) in 3 2/3 innings, on eight hits and three walks. He struck out four. Jorgan Cavanerio struck out the side in the sixth, but also allowed four runs on five hits. Jose Quijada struck out one in a perfect seventh.
Jacksonville staked their claim to an early lead with a Colby Lusignan RBI-double in the first inning, but Jackson answered with a pair in the bottom of the frame. The Shrimp capitalized in the second on a Neidert RBI-single and a John Norwood two-run double for a 4-2 lead.
The Generals chipped away Jacksonville after that, scoring a run in the third and the fourth, and a pair in the fifth for a 6-4 lead. The Shrimp came back to within a run in the sixth, with an Isan Diaz sacrifice fly, but that’s when Jackson scored their four on Cavanerio.
Austin Dean later scored on catcher interference in the eighth, which made it 10-7, Jackson. The Generals pour four more on the Shrimp in the eighth, piling on Jose Pena with a two-run Matt Jones homer and a Jamie Westbrook two-run double.
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Triple-A Pacific Coast League
New Orleans Baby Cakes 5, Nashville Sounds 1
The Oakland A’s triple-A club continued their visit with the Baby Cakes a night after an 11-0 opening day win with 7,816 at Shrine on Airline.
The Cakes were having none of it, however. Zac Gallen was on point in his six innings of work, getting 58-of-83 pitches into the strike zone. He earned a 72 GameScore with six scoreless four-hit innings. He struck out four. Jumbo Diaz carved out a perfect ninth inning in a non-save situation.
New Orleans didn’t waste any time with their revenge. They batted around in the first inning, scoring on a Jonathan Rodriguez double, a Cristhian Adames single, an Eric Campbell single, and a Sharif Othman bases-loaded walk.
The Cakes added another on Campbell’s second RBI-single of the game, in the third. Nashville fought back for one with a Dustin Fowler RBI-groundout in the eighth.
New Orleans outhit the Sounds, 8-to-7. Campbell hit two singles, Adames hit a single and a double, and Isaac Galloway finished with two doubles.
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