The Miami Marlins shutout the Cincinnati Reds, 6-0 on Saturday night. While that was going down, their minor league feeder system split their four games.
Triple-A Pacific Coast League
New Orleans Baby Cakes 13, Omaha Storm Chasers 2
The Baby Cakes (14-15) beat down the Storm Chasers (11-18) with 4,505 in Werner Park. Here’s the official MILB.COM recap.
Ben Meyer was nearly perfect on the bump. He earned a GameScore of 80, striking out five over seven innings. He allowed one run on two hits, and didn’t walk any batters. He got 60-of-85 pitches into the strike zone.
Tomas Telis led the Baby Cakes with four hits and three RBI. Collecting three hits also was Eric Campbell (one homer, three RBI), JT Riddle (two RBI), and Jonathan Rodriguez (one RBI). Magneuris Sierra (three RBI) and Austin Nola (one RBI) collected two hits apiece. Riddle finished a homer short of the cycle.
Double-A Southern League
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 0, Biloxi Shuckers 1
Cody Poteet tossed a quality start for the Shrimp (12-16) against Biloxi in front of 2,723 at MGM Park. It wasn’t enough though, as five Biloxi (19-10) pitchers combined for a shutout. The Shrimp could only muster three hits in total. Story here.
Poteet (2-2, 3.82) struck out six and allowed one run on four hits and four walks. James Buckelew pitched two scoreless innings despite allowing five baserunners.
The only run in the game was in Biloxi’s half of the third, on a Corey Ray double.
High-A Florida State League
Jupiter Hammerheads 2, Fort Myers Miracle 1
Jupiter (21-8) outhit Fort Myers (13-16) 7-to-6 in their 2-1 win on Saturday evening with 1,074 at CenturyLink Sports Complex. Robert Dugger (3-1, 2.60) struck out five in six innings, walking three and allowing three hits and one unearned run. Dylan Lee struck out three in two frames, and Lukas Schiraldi saved his sixth game with a scoreless ninth.
Chris Hoo scored in the third on a Mason Davis sacrifice fly for a 1-0 Hammerheads lead. Jupiter made it 2-0 in the next inning on a Eric Gutierrez RBI-double. Fort Myers got one back in the bottom of the inning on a Hoo passed ball.
Single-A South Atlantic League
Greensboro Grasshoppers 1, Greenville Drive 2
The Hoppers (15-12) and the Drive (6-23) traded zeroes until the bottom of the seventh with 5,813 on hand at First National Bank Field. This game featured the best “first pitch” I’ve ever seen.
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Each team finished with seven hits. B.J. Lopez had two singles and a walk, and Isael Soto walked twice and hit a double. Puckett pitched well aside from his two wild pitches. He struck out seven in 7 2/3 innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on seven hits and a walk.
At 2PM, the Grasshoppers host the Drive again in game three of their four-game series. Brandon Miller (0-1, 7.99) will start for Greensboro.
Starting at 3:05PM, the Shuckers will host the Shrimp. Max Duval (1-2, 6.30) takes the hill for Jacksonville. The Jumbo Shrimp will be trying to avoid a five-game sweep.
Also at 3:05PM, the Storm Chasers will host Trevor Richards (0-0, 2.45) and the Baby Cakes. This will be the third game of a four-game set.
Starting at 4PM, Daniel Castano (4-1, 3.77) will mount the bump for the Hammerheads against the Miracle in Fort Myers. This will be the final game of their three-game series.
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