Miami Marlins: Fish Farm Report April 9th

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 23: (L-R) Brian Miller, Trevor Rogers, and Joe Dunand are introduced before the game between the Miami Marlins and the Chicago Cubs at Marlins Park on June 23, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JUNE 23: (L-R) Brian Miller, Trevor Rogers, and Joe Dunand are introduced before the game between the Miami Marlins and the Chicago Cubs at Marlins Park on June 23, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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With the Miami Marlins in action playing game one of three against the New York Mets, Miami’s top four affiliates were also in action.

Triple-A Pacific Coast League

New Orleans Baby Cakes 7, Nashville Sounds 4

The Baby Cakes (4-1) jumped on a pair of first inning errors by Sounds 3B Sheldon Neuse for five unearned runs in the first. Joe Gunkel started for New Orleans, striking out three in three innings and allowing a run on two hits. He didn’t walk a batter with 3,893 in attendance at Shrine on Airline.

After the two errors to start the game, Scott Van Slyke hit a two-run double, Cristhian Adames hit an RBI-triple, J.B. Shuck hit an RBI-single, and Peter Mooney hit another RBI-single. The Baby Cakes batted around in the opening frame, scoring all the runs they would need.

Nashville (1-4) scored in the top of the third on a Slade Heathcott (1) solo home run. New Orleans scored again in the fifth on another error. Jonathan Rodriguez launched a solo homer in the seventh inning to give the Cakes a 7-1 advantage. In the ninth inning, recent Marlins acquisition Colton Murray made things interesting, getting  just one out and allowing five baserunners for two runs. Jumbo Diaz, the third oldest player in Miami’s organization, came on to nail down the final two outs for the save.

Adames hit a single and a triple with an RBI, and made several jaw-dropping defensive plays at third base. It’s not even his natural position. Van Slyke also finished with two hits, both doubles, and two RBI. James Buckelew (1-0) earned the win, pitching four scoreless innings and allowing just three baserunners.

There’s more on the Baby Cakes victory here.

Double-A Southern League

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 2, Jackson Generals 3 (10)

Max Duval got his first start for the Jumbo Shrimp (1-4) with 1,366 in the house at the Ballpark at Jackson. He went five innings and struck out three, surrendering a pair of earned runs on four hits. He also went 1-for-1 from the plate. He’s also looking forward to playing in Duval.

Four Shrimp relievers went a scoreless inning each before Kolton Mahoney (0-2) gave up the game winner to the Generals (4-1) in the bottom of the 10th. Mahoney still hasn’t allowed an earned run this season.

There’s more on Jacksonville’s loss here.

The Shrimp scored first, on an Austin Dean RBI-double in the fourth inning. In the bottom of the frame, Alberto Rosario hit a sac fly and Jay Gonzalez added an RBI-double to give Jackson a 2-1 lead. Dean hit a ground-out-RBI in the sixth to tie the game.

In the bottom of the 10th, the runner automatically placed at second base to begin extras was moved to third on a Jose Vinicio sacrifice bunt. Mahoney then intentionally walked two batters to load the bases for Ben DeLuzio. DeLuzio singled to right, scoring Gonzalez for Jackson’s second walk-off win in a row.

Norwood finished with two doubles, and Dean finished with two RBI. Here’s the end of yesterday’s game.

High-A Florida State League

Jupiter Hammerheads 9, Clearwater Threshers 4

Clearwater (1-4) jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the third inning on solo homers from Edgar Cabral (2) and Jose Pujols (2), off Hammerheads (3-2) starter Daniel Castano (1-0). Castano would strike out five in 5 1/3 innings, scattering four earned runs on six hits and zero walks. There were 1,437 on hand at Spectrum Field, the Threshers home in Clearwater.

In the Sharks half of the fourth, Joe Dunand crossed the plate when Jarett Rindfleisch drew first with a bases loaded HBP. Stone Garrett then scored on a Ismael Cabrera wild pitch to tie the game.

In the fifth, Corey Bird scored on another error, and Riley Mahan hit a three-run jack to put Jupiter up, 6-2. The Threshers answered in the bottom of the inning on a Cabral two-run single.

The Hammerheads poured it on in the ninth inning, scoring on a Dunand (1) solo shot and a Skyler Ewing (1) three-run homer.

Each team finished with nine hits. Dunand hit a single, a double, and a homer to lead the hit parade. He’s now at .381 for the season. Mahan collected three RBI on a single and a homer, and is hitting .417.

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Single-A South Atlantic League

Greensboro Grasshoppers 4, Augusta Greenjackets 7

The Grasshoppers (3-1) absorbed their first loss of the season with 2,771 on hand at First National Bank Field. Taylor Braley (0-1) was victimized for two walks and eight hits, including two homers. He struck out four, and allowed five runs (three earned).

Garvis Lara, Eric Gutierrez, and B.J. Lopez each collected a pair of singles. Zach Sullivan had the only extra base hit, with a double, and Samuel Castro, Micah Brown, and Gutierrez each had an RBI.

Nestor Bautista tossed two hitless innings of relief, striking out three. Reilly Hovis gave up two runs on three hits and a walk in one inning, striking out two. Manuel Rodriguez struck out four and allowed just one hit in his two relief frames.

Next: April 8th Farm Report

Tomorrow

At 7:00, the Grasshoppers will host game two of their three game set against the Augusta Greenjackets. Edward Cabrera (0-0, -.–) will make his first start of the year.

Also at 7:00, the Threshers will host the Hammerheads in the second game of their three game series.

At 8:40, Adam Conley (0-1, 21.00) will get a chance to collect his first win of the season, against Michael Brady (0-0, 0.00). It will be the first game of a three game series in Colorado Springs, against the Sky Sox.

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