Miami Marlins: April 13th Fish Farm Report

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 29: Dan Straily
MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 29: Dan Straily /

While the Marlins were earning a home win over the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league system went 2-2 in four games.


Braxton Lee was optioned to the Baby Cakes, and Major League veteran J.B. Shuck was called up in his place. Shuck went four-for-four for the Miami Marlins.

Garrett Cooper was moved from Miami’s 10-day DL to the 60 day list.

Dan Straily was sent to the Hammerheads for a rehabilitation assignment.

Jupiter placed RHP Ethan Clark on their 7-day DL.

LHP Sean Burnett was assigned to the Hammerheads.

Triple-A Pacific Coast League

New Orleans Baby Cakes 3, Oklahoma City Dodgers 10

The Baby Cakes (4-5) dropped their fourth game in a row in their opener against the Oklahoma City Dodgers (6-1).

With 9,429 fans in attendance at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, Ben Meyer (1-1, 3.72) got shelled for five runs (four earned) in 4 2/3 innings. He allowed 10 hits an a walk, striking out five.

The Dodgers outhit the Cakes, 17-to-8 in the debaucle. New Orleans was led by Isaac Galloway and Rafael Ortega, who each hit a single and a homer. Austin Nola collected three singles and a walk. Marlins #7 prospect Magneuris Sierra was 0-for-5 with four strikeouts, and is hitting just .088 for the season.

Galloway’s first homer of the year came early, giving the Baby Cakes a 1-0 lead with one out in the first. Andrew Toles returned the favor in the bottom half of the inning, with a one-out solo homer of his own. The Dodgers added one in the third and four in the fifth to take a 6-1 lead.

In the top of the sixth, Ortega hit his first moon shot of the season with Galloway on base to get the Baby Cakes to within three runs. The score remained until the bottom of the eighth, when the Dodgers added four more runs.

Severino Gonzalez struck out two in 1 1/3 innings, giving up a run on three hits. Nick Wittgren followed with a scoreless seventh. Alex Wimmers came on for the eighth, and allowed four runs on three hits and two walks to get through the frame.

Double-A Southern League

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 9, Mobile BayBears 2

The Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, the Jumbo Shrimp (4-4), and 7,654 fans hosted the BayBears (3-5) on Friday night. The Shrimp pounded out a 9-2 victory.

Each team finished with seven hits and one error, but the Shrimp’s hits were better, obviously. Jeff Brigham (2-0, 0.00) started and earned the win, striking out 10 in five innings of work. He gave up no runs on four hits and a walk. Jeff Kinley struck out three in 1 1/3 shutout innings.

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The Jumbos scored in the first on an Isan Diaz sacrifice fly for a quick 1-0 lead. In the fourth, Austin Dean hit an RBI-double, and Colby Lusignan added a two-run double to make it 4-0. Mobile scored two in the top of the sixth, but that was all they could muster.

Jacksonville scored five more times in the eighth inning, on a Dean bases-loaded walk, a two-run error by Connor Justus, and a two-run single by Lusignan.

Lusignan finished with four RBI on his two hits, and also drew a walk. Mason Davis had a single and a double.

High-A Florida State League

Jupiter Hammerheads 3, Daytona Tortugas 9

In Jackie Robinson Ballpark, the Tortugas (8-1) torched the Hammerheads (6-3) by a 9-3 final with 3,198 in attendance. Dan Straily (0-1, 20.25) started for Jupiter in a rehab assignment, and surrendered seven runs (six earned) on five hits and three walks in 2 2/3 innings.

Daytona scored twice in the first before the Hammerheads scored on a Jarett Rindfleisch RBI-single in the second. The Tortugas added five in the third and two more in the sixth for a 9-1 lead.

Jupiter scored in the eighth on a Riley Mahan (2) solo homer and in the ninth on a Brian Miller RBI-double. The Hammerheads were outhit 11-to-10. Corey Bird, Miller, and Rindfleisch each totaled a pair of hits.

Single-A South Atlantic League

Greensboro Grasshoppers 6, Hagerstown Suns 4

The Grasshoppers (5-3) outhit the Suns (2-7), 12-to-10 with 687 in the houses at Municipal Stadium. Ryan Lillie started and earned no decision, going four innings and allowing two runs on six hits and zero walks.

Greensboro struck first, with a J.C. Millan solo homer and a Samuel Castro RBI-triple in the second inning. Hagerstown scored two in the bottom of the inning to retie it with an RBI-double from Aldrem Corredor and an RBI-single from Alejandro Flores.

In the fifth, the Hoppers again took a two-run lead, scoring on both on an error by opposing shortstop Luis Garcia. Juan Soto (4) took it back in the bottom of the frame with a two-run homer.

Greensboro won it due to their ninth inning efforts. B.J. Lopez hit a two-out, bases loaded single for the 6-4 final margin.

Gutierrez and Millan each had three hits. Lopez and Castro finished with two each. Travis Neubeck (1-0, 0.00) earned the win with two innings of shutout ball. He allowed a walk and a strikeout.


At 6:05PM, Taylor Braley (0-1, 6.75) will start against the host Suns in the third game of a four-game series.

At 6:35PM, the Jumbo Shrimp will host the BayBears in the fourth game of a five-game series. Merandy Gonzalez (0-0, 0.00) will make the start.

At 7:05PM, the Hammerheads will try to exact some revenge against the Tortugas. It will be the second game of a three game series.

At 8:05PM, Joe Gunkel (0-0, 3.00) will start against the Dodgers for New Orleans, in Oklahoma City. It will be the second game of a four-game series.

Next: April 12th Fish Farm Report

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