Miami Marlins: April 15th Fish Farm Report

JUPITER, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Peter Mooney
JUPITER, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Peter Mooney /
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This report is abbreviated to reflect the two rainouts, The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp’s series finale against the visiting Mobile BayBears was postponed, and will be made up at a later date.

The Greensboro Grasshoppers, on the road to play the Hagerstown Suns, were also postponed.

I was out of town yesterday, checking out a minor league game not involving any of the Miami Marlins farm teams. I know what you’re thinking, but I’m not a traitor. Now back in all it’s glory, the Daily Fish Farm Report.

Triple-A Pacific Coast League

New Orleans Baby Cakes 6, Oklahoma City Dodgers 8 (10)

The Baby Cakes (4-7) spotted the Dodgers (8-1) a four-run first-inning lead. With 3,959 in attendance at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, the Cakes would bounce back to make a game of it.

In the second inning, Peter Mooney began to chip away at OKC’s four-run advantage with an RBI-single. Austin Nola knocked in Isaac Galloway with a groundout to make it 4-2.

After allowing another run in the bottom of the frame, the two clubs locked zeroes until the seventh. That’s when Rafael Ortega hit a popup single to score Nola and make it 5-3. The Baby Cakes added another pair in the eighth against switch-pitcher Pat Venditte. Cristhian Adames knocked in Magneuris Sierra off of Venditte’s left-hand. After a pitching change, Eric Campbell tied the game with an RBI-single.

New Orleans took the lead in the 10th inning on a Galloway single. Nick Wittgren came in to pitch the 10th. With a runner on second to start things out, he walked Cael Brockmeyer, then gave up a three-run walkoff shot to Alex Verdugo (2).

The Baby Cakes, who have now lost six in a row, were outhit by Oklahoma City, 14-to-10. Scott Van Slyke and Galloway led New Orleans with a pair of singles each.

Adam Conley started for the Baby Cakes, and lowered his ERA from 21.21 to 19.64. He allowed five earned runs on eight hits and three walks in 2 2/3 innings, striking out four. Chris Mazza pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings, and was relieved by three more scoreless frames by Severino Gonzalez. Wittgren (0-1, 4.15) did not retire a batter.

High-A Florida State League

Jupiter Hammerheads 9, Daytona Tortugas 3

On a day after these two clubs tangoed to the tune of 32 runs on a league record 11 homers, the Hammerheads (8-3) earned a two-games-to-one series victory over the hosting Daytona Tortugas (8-3).

With 1,206 in the house at Jackie Robinson Ballpark, Daniel Castano (2-0, 4.35) earned the win by allowing just one run in five innings. He struck out two and surrendered five hits and three walks. Zech Lemond later earned a five-out save, his second of the season.

Brian Miller led off the game with his third double of the season, and scored two batters later on Joe Dunand‘s sacrifice fly. The Hammerheads added a run to their lead in the third on a Dunand RBI-double.

In the fourth, Luis Pintor knocked in Stone Garrett and John Silviano to make it 4-0. Castano gave up a run in the bottom of the frame on Mitch Nay‘s RBI-single.

Riley Mahan knocked in Dunand in the seventh to make it 5-1. Daytona came back for two in the bottom of the inning to close the lead to just two runs. In the top of the ninth, Dunand hit a single, Mahan hit a double, and Garrett walked to load the bases. Silviano then ripped a grand slam to left-center field. Since it was raining, the Tortugas just kinda gave up, and the game was called early with the score 9-3.

Jupiter outhit Daytona 14-to-10. Garrett led the way with three singles and stole his fourth base of the year. Miller, Dunand, and Mahan each hit a single and a double. Pintor and Silviano also each had two hits.

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Later

At 6:35PM, Edward Cabrera (0-1, 1.80) will make the start for the Grasshoppers (5-4) against the hosting Lakewood BlueClaws. Connor Brogdon (0-1, 33.75) will open the three-game series for Lakewood (5-5).

At 7:15PM, Max Duval (0-0, 3.60) will take the hill for the Jumbo Shrimp (4-5) against the hosting Chattanooga Lookouts (5-5). It’s the opener of a five-game set.

Beginning at 8:05PM, the Oklahoma City Dodgers will attempt to complete a four-game sweep against the Cakes. Zac Gallen (1-1, 1.50) will start opposite Walker Buehler (1-0, 2.00).

Next: April 13th Fish Farm Report

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