Undefeated: The Miami Marlins and Their Affiliates Were 6-0 on Saturday

ATLANTA, GA - MAY 20: Nick Wittgren #64 of the Miami Marlins throws a pitch in the sixth inning during the game against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on May 20, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - MAY 20: Nick Wittgren #64 of the Miami Marlins throws a pitch in the sixth inning during the game against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on May 20, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images) /
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While the Miami Marlins were earning a 5-4 win over the Baltimore Orioles at the major league level, their farm system put up a 5-0 record.

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RHP Brett Graves was activated from the 60-day DL, and was with the Miami Marlins today.

LHP Chris O’Grady will miss more time than previously thought. He was moved from the 10-day DL to the 60-day DL.

LHP Caleb Smith was placed on the bereavement list, and will rejoin the Miami Marlins NLT Monday.

The Miami Marlins optioned RHP Ben Meyer to the New Orleans Baby Cakes.

RHP Merandy Gonzalez rejoined the Miami Marlins from the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.

SS Peter Mooney was sent to the Shrimp from the Baby Cakes.

CF Anfernee Seymour was assigned to the Jupiter Hammerheads from the Shrimp.

LF Braxton Lee was assigned to the Shrimp from Jupiter.

The Shrimp released SS Mason Davis.

RHP Ryan McKay was assigned to the Batavia Muckdogs from Jupiter.

3B Rodrigo Ayarza was sent to the Greensboro Grasshoppers from the Hammerheads.

Greensboro placed 1B Lazaro Alonso on the seven-day DL.

LHP Dakota Bennett, C Pablo Garcia, RF Yeral Encarnacion, RF Albert Guaimaro, C Nick Fortes, LHP Logan Boyd, 2B Gerardo Nunez, OF Josh Hart, LHP Karl Craigie, LHP Dylan Cyphert, RHP Chad Martin, RHP Humberto Mejia, RHP Luis Mojica, C Igor Baez, and C J.D. Osborne were assigned to the Batavia Muckdogs.

The DSL Marlins placed C Arquimedes Cumana on the 60-day DL.

Triple-A Pacific Coast League

New Orleans Baby Cakes 4, Sacramento RiverCats 3

With 3,767 in attendance at Shrine on Airline in Metairie, LA, the Baby Cakes (32-36) topped the RiverCats (33-36) by a 4-3 final.

Sandy Alcantara fanned six in seven innings, surrendering two runs on four hits and three walks. He posted a 62 GameScore and earned his fifth win of the season, placing 63-of-106 pitches over the plate. Jose Quijada was credited with a hold despite allowing three baserunners in one inning of work, and Javy Guerra shuck out the side for his second save of the season.

The top of the Baby Cakes order comprising of Austin Dean (two-for-three), Magneuris Sierra (two-for-four), and Eric Campbell (three-for-four) collected seven of New Orleans nine hits in the game. Campbell finished with the only New Orleans extra base hit, a double, as well as three RBI. Tomas Telis and Cito Culver also had singles for the Baby Cakes.

Telis knocked in Dean with a first inning RBI-single to open the scoring. In the third, Campbell smacked a two-RBI double for a 3-0 lead. After the RiverCats scored twice in the top of the fifth, Campbell hit an RBI-single to take a 4-2 lead.

Double-A Southern League

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 7, Jackson Generals 6

The Generals outhit the Shrimp by a 13-to-7 margin, but the Shrimp made them count more, winning a 7-6 decision with 5,721 in the house at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.

Kolton Mahoney started for Jacksonville, and surrendered six earned runs in five innings of work. He gave up 10 hits and walked a pair, striking out six Generals. Nick Wittgren gave up a hit in an inning, but kept Jackson off the board. Miguel Del Pozo (2-0, 0.0) allowed three baserunners in his inning of work, but also struck out the side to earn the victory. Zech Lemond and Kyle Keller (S, 1) each also tossed a shutout inning.

Coming into the game, Mahoney had put up a 2.45 ERA over 47 2/3 innings, with a 1.280 WHIP. His 28 GameScore was the lowest mark of the season. He got 72-of-103 pitches in the strike zone.

Monte Harrison and Eric Jagielo led the Shrimp with a pair of hits each. Jagielo hit a double and a home run for four RBI, and the Lion’s Share of the victory. Brian Schales drew three walks.

Jackson scored twice in the top of the first to take an early lead, but the Shrimp immediately answered. O’Brien singled home Braxton Lee, and Jagielo followed with his seventh round tripper of the season.

The Generals tied it in the fourth, then scored three more in the fifth to get out to a 6-3 lead. O’Brien hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the inning to get within a pair. In the sixth, they got one more back with a John Norwood RBI-groundout.

Jagielo brought two runs home in the seventh, including the eventual game-winner, with a one-out double to right field.

Single-A South Atlantic League

Greensboro Grasshoppers 4, Kannapolis Intimidators 1

Greensboro jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead when Jhonny Santos hit an RBI-triple in the first inning, scoring Jose Devers. Kannapolis answered with a run in the bottom of the inning, but it was the only one they would get against Greensboro pitching for the game.

Devers added a triple of his own in the fifth, then crossed the plate when opposing catcher Carlos Perez dropped the relay throw. In the sixth, Cameron Baranek scored on a Will Allen single into right. Devers added an. RBI-single in the top of the ninth to set what would be the final score.

With 2,348 in attendance at Intimidators Stadium, the Hoppers Ryan Lillie (6-1, 2.27) earned another win. He struck out seven in six innings, allowing an unearned run on five hits and zero walks. Lillie earned a 70 GameScore and got 70-of-96 pitches over the plate. It was also the seventh “quality start” for him in his last eight games. Dustin Beggs came in for two perfect innings of relief, striking one out. Vincenzo Aiello nailed down his third save of the season with a scoreless ninth, striking out two but allowing two baserunners.

Devers led the offensive charge for the Hoppers with two singles and a triple. Santos had a double and a triple, and Baranek collected a pair of singles. Greensboro outhit Kannapolis by a 9-to-6 margin.

Single-A Short Season New York-Penn League

Batavia Muckdogs 11, Auburn Doubledays 6

After dropping the season opener on Friday night, the Muckdogs topped the Doubledays at Falcon Park.

Alberto Guerrero (1-0, 1.80) fanned five in as many innings, allowing a walk and two hits. He also allowed two runs, but only one of them was earned. Jeremy Ovalle struck out three in two scoreless innings. Dylan Cyphert gave up two runs in his inning of work, as did his reliever in turn, Chad Martin.

Despite winning by five, the Muckdogs only outhit the Doubledays 9-to-8. Jerar Encarnacion was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Albert Guaimaro was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Sean Reynolds and Nick Fortes also had two RBI apiece on one hit each.

Rookie Dominican Summer League

DSL Marlins 4, DSL Red Sox1 3

The DSL Marlins started out their season 1-7, but have since won five straight to almost get back to their starting point.

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The Sox jumped out to a 3-0 first-inning lead, then slowly let the Marlins chip away for the victory. Jan Mercado hit a leadoff double in the fifth, and scored on Bryan Pineda‘s single a minute later. Ynmanol Marinez knocked in Pineda on an RBI-single later in the inning to get the Marlins within a run.

In the bottom of the seventh, Marinez grounded into a force out. He then stole second and advanced to third on an error before scoring on an Adonis Giron single to tie the game. The Marlins took the lead in the eighth when Brhayan Campos crossed the plate on an error.

Frank Valera (1-1, 5.40) earned the win for the Marlins, striking out six batters in three scoreless innings of relief. He allowed only one hit and didn’t walk anyone. In fact, Jesus Rosario was the only Marlins pitcher to walk anyone.

Tomorrow

At 2PM, the Doubledays will host the Muckdogs in the rubber game of their three-game set.

Also at 2PM, the Baby Cakes will host Sacramento. Dillon Peters (0-3, 8.69) will start for New Orleans opposite Mike Connolly (0-0, -.–).

At 3:05PM, Robert Dugger (1-1, 5.32) will take the hill for the Shrimp, hosting the Generals.

Trevor Rogers (0-2, 8.78) will try to change his luck tomorrow starting at 5:05PM, against Kannapolis. He’ll square off with Lincoln Henzman (6-3, 2.30).

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