Miami Marlins: Fish Farm Report April 21st

SEATTLE, WA - APRIL 19: Martin Prado
SEATTLE, WA - APRIL 19: Martin Prado /

The Miami Marlins were walked off by the Milwaukee Brewers at the major league level today. At the same time, they were 2-2 on the farm.


RHP Pablo Lopez rejoined the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp from the seven-day DL.

C Chris Hoo was assigned to the Batavia Muckdogs from the Shrimp.

Triple-A Pacific Coast League

New Orleans Baby Cakes 2, Oklahoma City Dodgers 0

Zac Gallen pitched seven shutout innings, and the Baby Cakes (6-11) did enough to keep Oklahoma City (12-3) off the board. Check out the MILB.COM recap, here.

With 4,272 in the house at Shrine on Airline, Gallen (2-1, 2.25) struck out five and allowed just four hits, walking three and finishing with a 73 GameScore. He got 58-of-91 pitches into the strike zone.

Drew Rucinski, Sean Burnett, and Jumbo Diaz (S, 2) combined to keep the Dodgers off the board for the final two innings.

New Orleans scored both of their runs in the fifth inning. After Isaac Galloway grounded out, Magneuris Sierra hit an infield single. Cristhian Adames followed with a double to put two in scoring position, and Jonathan Rodriguez was intentionally walked to juice the bases. Rafael Ortega drew a bases-loaded walk, then switch-pitcher Pat Venditte surrendered a sacrifice fly to Chad Wallach.

New Orleans were outhit by Oklahoma City, 6-to-5. Sierra led the way with two hits. Adames double was the only extra base hit for the Cakes.

Double-A Southern League

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 3, Tennessee Smokies 4 (10)

Smokies Stadium was home to 5,229 witnesses of Tennessee’s 4-3, 10-inning win over the Shrimp (5-10). Check out Jacksonville’s official recap here.

The Smokies (8-7) spotted Jacksonville a two-run lead. Isan Diaz tripled to lead off the game, then Eric Jagielo knocked him in with an RBI-single. Brian Schales then doubled in Austin Dean, who had drawn a walk.

The 2-0 margin remained until the bottom of the fifth inning. Pablo Lopez whiffed seven Smokies in four no-hit innings, surrendering only a walk for a 69 GameScore. He got 36-of-55 pitches over the plate.

In the fifth, Jacksonville reliever Brandon Barker walked home Eddy Martinez, giving Zack Short a mostly undeserved RBI. Jacksonville scored in the sixth on a Schales RBI-single to reestablish their two-run lead.

It didn’t last long, though. Jason Vosler opened the bottom of the frame with a solo shot, then Carlos Penalver hit an RBI-single to tie it at three.

After nine innings ended with the game still tied, Jacksonville led off the 10th with Mason Davis at second base. Chris Diaz successfully sacrificed him over to third, but Isan Diaz followed with an infield fly, and Monte Harrison whiffed to end it.

Yasiel Balaguert started at second in the bottom of the inning for the Smokies, and Martinez led off the frame with the walkoff RBI-single.

The Shrimp outhit the Smokies, 8-to-7. Dean finished with a pair of singles and a walk while Schales hit a single and a double. Jose Pena struck out four in two scoreless innings of relief, and Marcus Crescentini (0-2, 2.84) was charged with the loss.

High-A Florida State League

Jupiter Hammerheads 3, St. Lucie Mets 2

The Jupiter Hammerheads (13-3) defeated St. Lucie (7-8) in front of 1,069 at Roger Dean Stadium. It was Jupiter’s seventh win in a row.

Sean Guenther started and struck out four in five innings, allowing two runs on six hits and zero walks. Alejandro Mateo (1-0, 0.79) earned the win with two scoreless innings of relief. Parker Bugg struck out two in a perfect eighth, and Kyle Keller also whiffed one for his third save of the season.

The teams traded runs in the third. Gene Cone scored from third in a rundown attempt with two outs. The play was scored 1-3-4-3-6, and Jacob Zanon was eventually tagged out, but not before Cone crossed the plate. The Hammerheads evened it up with Brian Miller‘s RBI-single. Miller then stole his fifth base of the season.

St. Lucie took the lead in the fifth on a Cone RBI-single. In the bottom of the sixth, Martin Prado tied it with an RBI-double, then Joe Dunand hit an RBI-groundout for the go-ahead. It was Dunand’s FSL-leading 19th RBI of the season.

The Sharks were outhit by the Mets, 8-to-5. Miller and Justin Twine had two hits each, and Prado had the only extra-base hit.

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Single-A South Atlantic League

Greensboro Grasshoppers 2, Charleston RiverDogs 4

The Grasshoppers (9-6) hosted the RiverDogs (7-9) and 6,013 fans at First National Bank Field, and dropped a 4-2 decision.

Edward Cabrera (0-2, 1.65) took the loss, surrendering three runs (two earned) in 5 1/3 innings. He got 54-of-87 into the zone and earned a 49 GameScore. Cabrera whiffed four and allowed three walks and three hits. Both teams finished with five hits. No Grasshopper finished with more than one. There was also a bases-clearing “brawl” in the sixth inning.

The Hoppers gave up runs to the RiverDogs in the first, the third, the sixth, and the seventh. It was 4-0 going into the bottom of the ninth when Eric Gutierrez (1) prevented the shutout with a no-out, two-run homer to halve the deficit. Micah Brown and Marcos Rivera then struck out, and Michael Hernandez grounded into a 4-3 play to end the game.


Starting at 1PM, the Hammerheads will host the St. Lucie Mets and go for a three-game sweep. They’ve won seven-in-a-row.

At 2PM, the Grasshoppers will send Brady Puckett (1-1, 2.37) to the hill for a showdown with Garrett Whitlock (1-1, 2.40) and the RiverDogs. Charleston is aiming to salvage a split in the finale of the four-game series.

In game two-of-five, Max Duval (0-1, 11.00) will start on the road against Duncan Robinson (0-0, 1.93) and the Smokies at 2PM.

Also at 2PM, the Baby Cakes are looking to claim their three-game series in game two against the Oklahoma City Dodgers. Sandy Alcantara (0-0, 3.52) will take the bump opposite Walker Buehler (1-0, 2.08).

Next: April 20th Fish Farm Report

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