Miami Marlins: April 16th Fish Farm Report
The Miami Marlins dropped a 12-1 decision at the hands of the Bronx Bombers. While that was happening, their farm system went 1-1.
The only transaction in the Miami Marlins system was that J.T. Realmuto has now “unofficially” joined the Marlins. He’s with the team now in New York, and could be activated for tomorrows game.
The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp were rained out for the second day in a row, in a different city than yesterday. Their matchup with the Chattanooga Lookouts (5-5) will be played at a later date, probably as part of a double-header.
The Jupiter Hammerheads (8-3) took a scheduled off day between their two-to-one series win over the Daytona Tortugas (8-3) and a three-game set with the Lakeland Flying Tigers (4-7).
Single-A South Atlantic League
Greensboro Grasshoppers 1, Lakewood BlueClaws 0
Connor Brogdon held the Hoppers (6-4) scoreless through five, striking out six and allowing only two hits. Greensboro’s starter, Edward Cabrera, did him better, tossing six hitless frames and striking out three while allowing only two walks. Cabrera finished with a 75 GameScore, and Brogdon earned a mark of 72.
Bryce Howe allowed the only Lakewood (5-6) hit of the game, striking out two. R.J. Peace pitched a hitless ninth for the save. Zach Warren (0-1, 4.50) took the loss for the BlueClaws with 1,547 in the stands at FirstEnergy Park.
Marcos Rivera got the first hit of the game, off Brogdon with two outs in the second, but was stranded on J.C. Millan’s lineout. Eric Gutierrez hit a two-out double in the fourth, but Micah Brown struck out swinging to end the inning, still scoreless.
After replacing the nearly flawless Cabrera, How immediately lost the combined no-hit bid, allowing Simon Muzziotti to single to center. He was promptly erased trying to steal second.
In the eighth, Rivera led off with a single. After a B.J. Lopez walk and a pitching change, Zach Sullivan also drew a walk to load the bases. Aaron Knapp then knocked in the only run of the game with a single to right field. Nobody else reached base for either team the rest of the way.
Triple-A Pacific Coast League
New Orleans Baby Cakes 7, Oklahoma City Dodgers 8 (10)
The Baby Cakes (4-8) lost their seventh in a row on the road against the Oklahoma City Dodgers (9-1).
Zac Gallen started for New Orleans and got blistered for 10 runs and a pair of walks in five innings. He struck out five. The Dodgers scored 19 hits to just eight for the Baby Cakes.
The Dodgers put two on the board in the bottom of the first inning. Isaac Galloway scored the first New Orleans run in the top of the second on a Gallen RBI-single. After another Dodgers run in the bottom of the inning, Magneuris Sierra opened the third with a triple, then scored on a Cristhian Adames groundout to get within one.
New Orleans tied it in the fifth on an Adames RBI-single, scoring Braxton Lee. The Dodgers didn’t stand for it though. They scored a run in the fifth and two more in the sixth to take a 6-3 lead.
The Baby Cakes scored a run in the seventh on an Adames double-play grounder, for no RBI. In the eighth, Sharif Othman drove in Scott Van Slyke with an RBI-single. Cito Culver scored by taking home on a failed stolen base attempt by Othman. Culver crossed the plate before Othman was thrown out, so the game was tied at six.
After trading zeroes in the ninth, the Baby Cakes opened the 10th with Jonathan Rodriguez at second base. Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte came in to pitch right-handed, and Rodriguez promptly took third on a passed ball by Dodgers catcher Rocky Gale. After a Galloway walk, Van Slyke knocked Rodriguez in with an RBI-groundout to take a 7-6 lead.
In the bottom of the frame, Nick Wittgren came in with Travis Taijeron at second base. Tim Locastro reached first on a bad fielders choice which left runners at first and second with nobody out. Max Muncy singled to load the bases, and Henry Ramos hit a two-run, walk-off single to take an 8-7 win.
Sierra led the Baby Cakes with a single and a triple, which brought his average up to .136 for the season. Wittgren’s blown save was his second of the season.
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At 6:30PM, the Hammerheads will open a three-game set at home against the Lakewood Flying Tigers.
Brady Puckett (1-1, 3.00) will start for the Grasshoppers at 6:35PM, on the road against David Parkinson (1-0, 0.00) and the BlueClaws.
In Chattanooga, the Jumbo Shrimp will put Max Duval (0-0, 3.60) on the hill opposite Zack Little (0-1, 5.40) at 7:15PM.
The Baby Cakes will host the Colorado Springs Sky Sox at 8:00PM. Sandy Alcantara (0-0, 4.82) will get the start.
Next: Marlins Farm Report: April 15th
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