Miami Marlins Farm Report for 5/6/18
The Baby Cakes were victorious, but Miami’s farm teams didn’t enjoy many positive results other than that.
The New Orleans Baby Cakes placed 1B Scott Van Slyke on the seven-day disabled list, retroactive to May 4th.
Triple-A Pacific Coast League
New Orleans Baby Cakes 5, Omaha Storm Chasers 2
The Baby Cakes (15-15) reached the .500 mark for the first time since they were 4-4 earlier this season. Trevor Richards (1-0, 2.51) earned a win with a GameScore of 64 and a quality start. He struck out four in seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits and zero walks. Severino Gonzalez earned a six-out save, his third of the season.
JT Riddle led the Baby Cakes offense with three hits and two RBI. Austin Dean also collected a pair of hits.
Riddle started the scoring in the fourth inning, singling Eric Campbell in for a 1-0 lead. Chad Wallach sacrifice-flew in Riddle, and Dean hit a two-out RBI-single, scoring Tomas Telis. It was all the offense that the Baby Cakes would need, but New Orleans kept scoring on host Omaha (11-19) anyway.
Riddle added a two-RBI-single in the fifth. In the bottom of the inning, the Chasers got one back on a Parker Morin RBI-double. Frank Schwindel (5) unloaded a solo homer off Richards in the seventh.
New Orleans outhit Omaha by a 10-to-6 count, but the Baby Cakes only had one extra-base hit against four for the Chasers. 4,006 were on hand at Werner Park.
Double-A Southern League
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 5, Biloxi Shuckers 6
3,031 were present at MGM Park to see the Shuckers (20-10) drop the Shrimp (12-17). Max Duval (1-3, 7.40) started and lost for Jacksonville. He surrendered six earned runs in 4 1/3 innings, on seven hits and four walks. He allowed three homers and struck out three. Jorgan Cavanerio struck out two in 1 2/3 perfect innings.
Biloxi struck first with a Clint Coulter RBI-sac-fly in the second for an early lead. The Shrimp took the lead in the third on a Cito Culver two-RBI-single and a Skyler Ewing RBI-single for a 3-1 lead.
Biloxi tied it in the bottom of the third on a Lucas Erceg (3) two-run shot. Monte Harrison staked a claim to the lead in the fifth, with his third homer of the season, a solo shot. It didn’t last long, though. Nick Franklin (2) hit a two-run homer off of Duval in the fifth, then Dylan Moore (3) went back-to-back with him for a 6-4 Biloxi lead. Culver hit an RBI-single in the seventh, but the Shrimp wouldn’t score again.
Each team finished with eight hits. Harrison fell a triple short of the cycle, while Culver and Ewing had a pair of hits each.
High-A Florida State League
Jupiter Hammerheads 4, Fort Myers Miracle 5
The Hammerheads (21-9) and 904 fans were hosted by the Miracle (14-16) at CenturyLink Sports Complex.
Fort Myers opened the scoring in the bottom of the fifth, on a Daniel Castano wild pitch and a Luis Arraez RBI-single for a 2-0 lead. Joe Dunand (4) went deep in the sixth to halve the Miracle’s lead. In the seventh, Taylor Grzelakowski collected an RBI-double to make it 3-1. Mark Contreras added an RBI-double and Arraez added a sac fly to make it 5-1 in the eighth.
In the ninth inning, Stone Garrett (4) hit a two-run shot, and Brian Miller added an RBI-single. The Sharks would get no closer, though, despite a Dunand single and a John Silviano walk to load the bases.
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Castano (4-2, 3.71) took the loss, allowing two runs on seven hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out six and got 59-of-93 pitches over the plate. Each club collected 11 hits. Jupiter was led by three from Dunand and two by Silviano. Every starter had at least a hit, excepting #9 hitter Aaron Knapp.
Single-A South Atlantic League
Greensboro Grasshoppers 2, Greenville Drive 10
The Grasshoppers (15-13) continued their recent trend of playing down to their competition, losing 10-2 to the Drive (7-23).
With 4,272 in the house at First National Bank Field, Brandon Miller (0-2, 7.85) started and lost. He allowed four earned runs on eight hits and three walks in five innings. He struck out three and finished with a 33 GameScore.
RJ Peace turned in a perfect inning, striking out two in the sixth. Dustin Beggs gave up five hits and a walk in 1 2/3 innings, for six runs in the ninth.
The Drive outhit the Hoppers, 15-to-6. Garvis Lara led the Grasshoppers with a pair of doubles, backed by Marcos Rivera with two singles. Greensboro scored their runs in the sixth (Isael Soto RBI-groundout) and the eighth (Lukas Young wild pitch).
At 10:45 in the morning, the Grasshoppers will host the Drive in the final matchup of a four-game set. Greensboro is aiming for the split, and will entrust Ryan Lillie (1-0, 3.95) with the pill.
The Palm Beach Cardinals will host the Hammerheads at 6:30PM in game one of a three-game series.
At 7:05PM, The Jumbo Shrimp will host the Tennessee Smokies in Jacksonville in game one of a five-game series.
Starting at 7:35PM, the Storm Chasers will host Dillon Peters (0-0, -.–) and the Baby Cakes in the finale of their four-game series.
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