While the Miami Marlins won a 6-3 contest over the Philadelphia Phillies, Miami’s minor league feeder system posted a 3-1 record on Sunday.
Colton Murray was assigned to the Baby Cakes. He most recently appeared with the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, in Philadelphia’s system.
Triple-A Pacific Coast League
New Orleans Baby Cakes 4, Nashville Sounds 0
Ben Meyer (1-0) put up a GameScore of 69, striking out five in five shutout one-hit innings for the Baby Cakes. 5,816 home fans witnessed Meyer, who put 52-of-84 pitches into the strike zone, walk two and earn a win in his first triple-A start.
New Orleans began the game with a run in the bottom of the first, on a Jonathan Rodriguez RBI-groundout to score Isaac Galloway. They added two more in the second on a Galloway groundout and an error.
Scott Van Slyke (1) hit his first homer of the season in the third to set what would remain the score through all nine innings, 4-0. Slyke finished with three hits to lead New Orleans. Austin Nola pitched in with two singles of his own. Drew Rucinski and Severino Gonzalez each pitched two scoreless innings in relief of Meyer.
Double-A Southern League
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 0, Jackson Generals 1
Merandy Gonzalez kept Jackson off the board for five two hit innings, and struck out three while walking one. Jorgan Cavanerio gave up two hits and struck out one in two innings of work, and Jose Quijada struck out three in 1 2/3 innings before surrendering the walkoff game-winner in the bottom of the ninth.
The game was decided in the bottom of the ninth. After Quijada induced a Jamie Westbrook strikeout and a Marty Herum fly out, he allowed consecutive singles to Rudy Flores and Matt Jones. Jones scored on Flores’ single to end the game.
High-A Florida State League
Jupiter Hammerheads 8, Palm Beach Cardinals 7
The Hammerheads spotted the Cardinals a seven-run fifth inning lead, then scored eight unanswered to complete a comeback with 428 at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium.
Sean Guenther started for the Sharks and surrendered seven runs (four earned) on seven hits. He struck out one in five innings of work.
Jupiter started their comeback with two out in the bottom of the fifth. John Silviano singled, Luis Pintor drew a walk, and Corey Bird hit an RBI-single. Brian Miller had another RBI-single, then Joe Dunand hit a two-RBI single. The Hammerheads aded a run in the sixth on a Pintor sacrifice fly.
Jupiter continued their comeback in the bottom of the ninth, scoring when Palm Beach pitcher Will Latcham hit Will Allen with the bases loaded. After a pitching change, and with the bases still jacked, new pitcher Jason Zgardowski hit Stone Garrett with a pitch to tie the score at seven. He then walked Riley Mahan for the Hammerheads victory.
Jupiter outhit Palm Beach 12-to-8. Miller collected four hits, including a double to lead Jupiter. Bird hit a single and a double and Mahan stroked two singles to lead the Hammerhead hit parade.
Single-A South Atlantic League
Greensboro Grasshoppers 4, Hickory Crawdads 3
The Hoppers completed a three-game sweep of the Hickory Crawdads to open the season, with 3,323 in attendance at First National Bank Field.
Ryan Lillie started, going five innings and striking out six. He gave up just three hits, but two of them were homers. Remey Reed got the win with two shutout innings of relief. He struck out three. R.J. Peace whiffed two in an inning of work, and Tyler Frohwirth pitched a scoreless ninth for the save.
Pedro Gonzalez (1) opened the scoring with a two-run jack in the first off Lillie. The Hoppers struck back in the fourth when Isael Soto scored on a bases-loaded double play ball by J.C. Millan. The Crawdads reestablished their two-run lead in the fifth on Sam Huff‘s (1) solo homer.
The 3-1 Crawdads lead remained until the back half of the seventh frame. Millan and Micah Brown opened with singles, then Michael Hernandez stroked an RBI-single. Samuel Castro hit an RBI-single with two outs, then Soto hit an RBI-groundout to take a 4-3 lead.
The Hoppers outhit the Dads 7-to-5. Greensboro secured the victory despite no player finishing with multiple hits or extra-base hits.
The Generals host the Jumbo Shrimp in the final game of their five-game series. Max Duval will make his first start of the season, starting at 12:05PM.
The Baby Cakes will also close their five-game series a day after clinching the set with their third win following their 11-0 opening day loss. Ben Meyer (1-0, 0.00) will make the start against Brett Anderson (0-0, -.–) starting at 1PM.
At 7PM, the Grasshoppers will open a three-game series against the Augusta Greenjackets. Taylor Braley (0-0, -.–) will get his first start of the season.
Also at 7PM, The Hammerheads will start a four-game set in Clearwater against the Threshers. That’s Philadelphia’s FSL club.
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