Miami Marlins Farm Report: 5/15/18

JUPITER, FL - FEBRUARY 18: Austin Nola #73 of the Miami Marlins poses for a photograph at Spring Training photo day at Roger Dean Stadium on February 18, 2017 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
JUPITER, FL - FEBRUARY 18: Austin Nola #73 of the Miami Marlins poses for a photograph at Spring Training photo day at Roger Dean Stadium on February 18, 2017 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images) /

The Hoppers were rained out, the Baby Cakes laid a whooping on the Storm Chasers, Jupiter lost a seven-inning squeaker to the Miracle, and the Shrimp fried up some Biscuits.


The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp released LHP James Buckelew.

The Hammerheads placed LHP Sean Guenther on the seven-day DL and activated CF Cameron Baranek from the restricted list.

RHP Chad Smith was promoted from the Grasshoppers to Jupiter.

Jupiter released LF Boo Vazquez.

Triple-A Pacific Coast League

New Orleans Baby Cakes 16, Omaha Storm Chasers 0

Shrine on Airline played host to 8,640 fans on Tuesday afternoon. Starting Baby Cakes (20-19) pitcher Zac Gallen held the Chasers (14-25) scoreless through six innings, but that wasn’t the big story of the day.

Austin Dean has hit .380 between the Jumbo Shrimp and the Baby Cakes this season. Today was not the exception to him hitting good. He hit two singles, two doubles, a sacrifice fly, and drew a walk. He knocked in three and scored twice to lead the Jacksonville offense. Isaac Galloway hit two singles and a triple, with three RBI, and Tomas Telis hit three singles and walked. Cristhian Adames hit two doubles with two RBI and two runs scored, and JT Riddle added a two-run homer to the festivities.

The Baby Cakes racked Omaha’s pitching so badly that by the eighth inning, the Chasers had to call upon a position player to pitch. Humberto Arteaga, normally a third baseman, allowed three runs on three hits, including the Riddle round-tripper. Jonathan Dziedzic (1-5, 3.66) was tagged with the loss, allowing five runs to the Cakes in the fourth inning. He gave up nine hits and a pair of walks.

In the fifth, Kevin Lenik allowed four runs in 2/3 of an inning, on a hit and three walks. Eric Stout bailed him out of trouble to end the frame, but then gave up three more in the sixth on three hits and a pair of walks. Relatively speaking, Josh Staumont, who only allowed one run in the seventh, was the best Omaha pitcher of the game.

Severino Gonzales pitched a perfect seventh for New Orleans, striking out two. Sean Burnett and Tyler Kinley each tossed a scoreless inning of relief. Gallen finished with a 62 GameScore, allowing seven hits and a walk while striking out two.

The Cakes outhit the Chasers, 18-to-8, while collecting seven extra base hits to just one for Omaha. New Orleans hit .450 (nine-for-20) with runners in scoring position.

Double-A Southern League

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 5, Montgomery Biscuits 4

With 2,183 in the house at Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium, the Shrimp (16-22) engineered a 5-4, come-from-behind victory over the Biscuits (15-24).

Former Biscuit Cade Gotta led the way for the Shrimp with a triple and a solo homer. Chris Diaz also finished with a pair of hits. Cody Poteet started and surrendered four runs in 5 1/3 innings, on seven hits and three walks. Zech Lemond (1-0, 1.04) earned  the win with 2 1/3 perfect innings, striking out three. Jose Quijada (3) earned the save, whiffing three in 1 1/3 innings.

Nick Solak (5) got things started in the bottom of the first with a two-run shot for Montgomery. The Biscuits added a run in the second on a Michael Brosseau RBI-groundout for a 3-0 lead. After hitting his triple in the fourth inning, Gotta scored on Eric Jagielo‘s groundout.

The Biscuits reestablished their three-run lead in the sixth on a Brandon Lowe sacrifice fly for a 4-1 advantage.

In the seventh, Jagielo opened with a double, and took third on a John Norwood double. Rodrigo Vigil knocked in Jagielo with a single, then Norwood scored on a Curtis Taylor wild pitch to tie it at four. Gotta’s solo shot in the eighth provided the final margin, at 5-4.

High-A Florida State League

Jupiter Hammerheads 0, Fort Myers Miracle 1

Miami’s number three overall prospect, Jorge Guzman, held the Miracle (17-20) to one run over five innings. It wasn’t enough, as opposing pitcher Sean Poppen (1-2, 2.70) held the Sharks (23-14) scoreless over five of his own.

Offensively, no Jupiter player had multiple hits or an extra base hit. Only Aaron Knapp (one hit, one walk) got on base more than once. Along with Knapp, Riley Mahan, Joe Dunand, Justin Twine, and Rodrigo Ayarza collected singles. Esmerling De La Rosa pitched two scoreless frames in relief in his second game since getting sent down from Jacksonville.

Each club finished with five hits. The only run of the day was scored by Fort Myers in the top of the second. Jimmy Kerrigan (4) hit a moonshot off Guzman to left field for what would be the final score. The game was scheduled as the first of a doubleheader to make up yesterday’s cancellation, but the back half of the twin bill was cancelled in turn. There were only 398 fans in the ballpark at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. More here.

Single-A South Atlantic League

Greensboro Grasshoppers

The Grasshoppers (16-19) were also rained out.

Top 30 Prospect Watch

Monte Harrison: 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts for Jacksonville.

Sandy Alcantara: DNP for Baby Cakes

Jorge Guzman: lost, five IP, four walks, three hits, one run, one strikeout

Braxton Garrett: Seven-day DL for Greensboro

Trevor Rogers: GCL Marlins, DNP

Magneuris Sierra: DNP for Baby Cakes

Isan Diaz: 0-for-4, one strikeout for Jumbo Shrimp

Nick Neidert: DNP for Shrimp

James Nelson: Seven-Day DL for Hoppers

Brian Miller: 0-for-4, one K for Hammerheads

Edward Cabrera: DNP for Hoppers

Zac Gallen: Won, pitched six innings and struck out two. Allowed no runs on seven hits and one walk for New Orleans

Merandy Gonzalez: DNP for Jumbo Shrimp

Braxton Lee: Seven-day DL for Cakes

Christopher Torres: DNP for Muckdogs

Joe Dunand: one-for-three, one strikeout for Hammerheads

Riley Mahan: one-for-four for Jupiter

More from Marlins Prospects

Brayan Hernandez: DNP for Batavia

Trevor Richards: DNP for Baby Cakes

Jordan Yamamoto: seven-day DL for Hammerheads

Pablo Lopez: DNP for Shrimp

Jose Devers: DNP for Grasshoppers

Matt Givin: DNP for GCL Marlins

Colton Hock: DNP for Greensboro

Thomas Jones: DNP for Greensboro

Isael Soto: seven-day DL for Greensboro

Tyler Kolek: seven-day DL for Greensboro

Jordan Holloway: seven-day DL for Greensboro

Ynmanol Marinez: will begin professional career with DSL Marlins in June

John Norwood: one-for-four, one run for Jumbo Shrimp


Max Duval (1-4, 7.12) will start for the Jumbo Shrimp against the Biscuits. First pitch is set for 11:35AM.

The Hammerheads will host the Miracle in a pair of seven-inning games.

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