Miami Marlins: April 12th Fish Farm Report
The Miami Marlins had an off-day on April 12th, but their minor league system was in full swing. The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, the Jupiter Hammerheads, and the Greensboro Grasshoppers all notched victories.
The Grasshoppers placed RHP Remey Reed on the seven-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation. They called RHP Travis Neubeck up from the Batavia Muckdogs in his place.
Single-A South Atlantic League
Greensboro Grasshoppers 10, Hagerstown Suns 9 (10)
The Grasshoppers (4-3) took an extra inning, but defeated the Suns (2-6) by a 10-9 final. Greensboro trailed 5-0, 7-3, and 9-6, but scored in each of the last four innings to snake a win from the jaws of defeat.
Both teams collected 13 hits for the day. Five different Greensboro players recorded two-hit games. Aaron Knapp (one single, one double), Isael Soto (one single, one double), Eric Gutierrez (two singles), Micah Brown (one double, one home run), and Zach Sullivan (one single, one home run) carried the day.
After spotting the Suns a 5-0 lead, the Grasshoppers started chipping away in the third, with a Soto sacrifice fly. In the fourth, they scored two runs on Sullivan’s (1) homer to get within two runs.
The Suns scored twice more in the fourth to reestablish a 7-3 advantage. In the fifth, the Hoppers scored again on a Gutierrez single. They added two more in the seventh on Brown’s (1) home run to cut the lead to one. Hagerstown scored twice more in the bottom of the frame to make it 9-6.
In the eighth, Greensboro scored on a Samuel Castro groundout, then added two more in the ninth on a Gutierrez groundout and a Brown sacrifice fly to send it to extra innings. Aaron Knapp’s 10th inning double scored Michael Hernandez with the game winner.
Brandon Miller started for the Hoppers, and surrendered seven earned runs on eight hits and two walks in four innings. R.J. Peace struck out two in two scoreless innings. Reilly Hovis (1-0, 3.60) earned the win with two innings of four-strikeout, one-hit ball. Manuel Rodriguez earned the save, allowing only a walk in the 10th. 1,486 took in the show at Municipal Stadium.
Double-A Southern League
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 7, Mobile BayBears 2
The Jumbo Shrimp (3-4) and 5,328 of their friends hosted the BayBears (3-4) on Thursday night. The Shrimp jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning on an Eric Jagielo (2) two-run homer. Jagielo also made a web-gem in the game. After allowing a run in the second, Monte Harrison scored on a Kyle Barrett single after walking and stealing two bases to make it 3-1.
The BayBears got one back in the fourth, but the Jumbo Shrimp were equal to the task. They reestablished their two-run lead with a Barrett RBI-groundout.
With the game mostly already in hand, Jacksonville added three more runs in the eighth inning. Chris Diaz scored on a pair of wild pitches by opposing reliever Jonah Wesely. BayBears third baseman Taylor Ward then committed a two-run error.
Jacksonville outhit Mobile 9-to-8. Austin Dean hit three singles and Jagielo finished with a single and a homer. Diaz reached base four times, walking thrice and adding a single.
Nick Neidert (1-0, 5.19) earned the win in a five inning start for the Shrimp. He struck out four and walked none while allowing two runs on six hits. Jordan Cavanerio, Jose Quijada, and Marcus Crescentini then tossed four shutout innings to close the Bears down.
High-A Florida State League
Jupiter Hammerheads 8, Clearwater Threshers 4
Meanwhile, in Clearwater, the visiting Hammerheads (6-2) closed out a four-game sweep of the Threshers (1-7). Every Jupiter player in the lineup finished with exactly one hit, excepting Riley Mahan, who was two-for-four with a walk.
With 2,647 in the house at Spectrum Field, the Hammerheads spotting Clearwater a 1-0 lead before getting to work. In the top of the second, Mahan scored on a Luis Pintor single. In the third inning, the Hammerheads batted around, with the first and the last out going to Corey Bird. In the middle of that, Stone Garrett (1) hit a grand slam and Will Allen scored on a Brian Miller single.
Clearwater chipped away with single runs in the third, fourth, and the seventh to get within two runs, at 6-4. The Hammerheads put that out though, scoring twice in the ninth on a John Silviano RBI-groundout and a Mahan RBI-single.
Robert Dugger (1-1, 4.91) earned the win, allowing three runs in five innings. He struck out four and allowed a walk and eight hits. Vincenzo Aiello held the lead, striking out four in two innings. Lukas Schiraldi (2) earned his second save with two hitless innings, striking out a pair of baby Phillies.
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Triple-A Pacific Coast League
New Orleans Baby Cakes 6, Colorado Springs Sky Sox 7
The Baby Cakes (4-4) came up just short on the road against Colorado Springs (6-1) with 1,878 present at Security Service Field.
Sandy Alcantara surrendered four runs on four hits and five walks in 4 2/3 innings. He struck out five. Drew Rucinski gave up another pair of runs in 2 1/3 innings, and Jumbo Diaz struck out three in 1 1/3 frames.
New Orleans scored first, with a Cristhian Adames RBI-groundout in the first. They added a run on a Cito Culver groundout in the fourth inning. The Sox scored twice each in the fourth and the fifth to take a 4-2 lead.
In the sixth, the Cakes scored a run on a Culver RBI-single, then allowed the Sox two more in the seventh to fall behind by three runs.
New Orleans scored twice in the eighth, on another Culver RBI-single and a Isaac Galloway RBI-triple. They tied it in the ninth on a Jonathan Rodriguez (2) home run, at six runs apiece. Diaz couldn’t hold the lead, though, allowing a walkoff RBI-single to Jacob Nottingham.
The Cakes outhit the Sox 12-to-8. They were led by Rodriguez with three hits. Magneuris Sierra, Adames, and Culver had two hits each as the team totaled five extra base hits.
In just a moment here, the Suns will host the Grasshoppers in Game Two of a four-game set. Taylor Braley (0-1, 6.75) will start.
The Daytona Tortugas will host the Hammerheads at 7:05PM in Game One of a three-game series.
At 6:35PM, Merandy Gonzalez (0-0, 0.00) will take the hill against the BayBears in Game Three of five, home in Jacksonville.
The Baby Cakes will open a four-game series against the Oklahoma City Dodgers. Ben Meyer (1-0, 0.00) will take the bump.
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