The Miami Marlins were not successful in converting a sweep of the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday afternoon. Meanwhile, their minor league affiliates posted a 2-2 record.
Here’s yesterday’s farm report if you missed it.
Triple-A Pacific Coast League
New Orleans Baby Cakes 3, Sacramento RiverCats 0
Dillon Peters (1-3, 7.00) lasted seven innings at home against the RiverCats (33-37), shutting them out on three hits. He walked two and struck out seven in front of 2,227 at Shrine on Airline. I’m sure he’s ready to rejoin the Miami Marlins at their earliest conveinence.
Peters put 59-of-86 pitches over the plate, earning a 79 GameScore. Mike Kickham pitched a scoreless inning of relief, and Javy Guerra earned his third save of the year. He struck out two, earning a save for the second game in a row.
The Cakes outhit the Cats, 7-to-4 overall. Eric Campbell led the way with a pair of singles.
Peters had traded zeroes with Sacramento counterpart Mike Connolly for the first six innings. Connolly earned a 69 GameScore by shutting the Cakes (33-36) out on four hits over six innings. He walked one and struck out three.
Sacramento’s Tyler Beede (3-8, 7.10) came in to pitch the seventh, and earned the loss by allowing all three runs in the game. Cristhian Adames opened the inning with an infield single, then advanced to second on a wild pitch. Austin Nola then took one on the ribs to take first base.
After a Chris Diaz sacrifice bunt put runners in scoring position, Scott Van Slyke struck out for the second out of the inning. Austin Dean then hit a two-RBI-single to get New Orleans on the board. After another wild pitch, Magneuris Sierra drew a walk. Campbell then sliced a single into left field to score Dean. Campbell was thrown out trying to stretch the hit into a double.
Double-A Southern League
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 0, Jackson Generals 7
5,031 were on hand at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Robert Dugger (1-2, 5.33) took the loss, allowing seven runs (three earned) on 10 hits and a walk. He struck out seven batters, earning a 34 GameScore with 64-of-94 pitches over the plate. Ben Holmes and Marcus Crescentini each pitched two scoreless innings in relief.
Dugger allowed two runs in the second and five more in the fifth for the loss.
Single-A South Atlantic League
Greensboro Grasshoppers 3, Kannapolis Intimidators 1
Will Allen got the Grasshoppers (34-35) on the board with a home run (4) in the second inning with 903 in the stands at Intimidators Stadium. In the top of the ninth, Isael Soto crossed the plate with the game winner on a Micah Brown sacrifice bunt. Rodrigo Ayarza added an RBI-single for a little insurance.
Trevor Rogers started and looked better than he had earlier in the season. He held Kannapolis to one earned run on five hits and a walk in four innings, striking out three. He posted a 52 GameScore and put 52-of-76 pitches in the strike zone.
Nestor Bautista pitched two scoreless innings of relief. Colton Hock (7-3, 3.14) earned the win, allowing a walk and a hit in two scoreless innings. Travis Neubeck struck out two in a perfect ninth for his second save.
Allen added a single and scored another run to add to his homer. Cameron Baranek singled twice and stole his fourth base of the season.
Short-Season-A New York-Penn League
Batavia Muckdogs 8, Auburn Doubledays 10
Dakota Bennett started for Batavia (1-2) and lasted 4 2/3 innings. He allowed four runs on two walks and seven hits, striking out five and posting a 33 GameScore. He got 44-of-71 pitches in the zone. Bryce Howe gave up another run in 2 1/3 innings, and Ryan McKay (0-1, 108.00) was tagged with the loss, surrendering four runs in just 1/3 inning.
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The Doubledays (2-1) outhit the Muckdogs 16-to-12 overall. Batavia’s Matt Brooks collected four singles to lead both teams. Jerar Encarnacion hit a single and a double with three RBI, Sean Reynolds had two doubles, Denis Karas added two more doubles and an RBI, and Ricardo Cespedes had a pair of RBI with 925 in attendance at Falcon Park.
The Muckdogs struck first, scoring three runs in the fourth. Cespedes hit a two-RBI-single then later scored on a balk. After allowing a run in the bottom of the inning, they struck back in the fourth with a Cespedes RBI-single.
Auburn scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth to take a 5-4 lead. Batavia notched another three runs on an Encarnacion three-run double in the sixth to take a 7-5 lead. Cespedes crossed the plate in the seventh on a Brooks RBI-single to make it 8-5.
The Doubledays scored a run on Howe in the seventh and four on McKay in the eighth to take the game and the series.
Tomorrow at 10:30AM, the DSL Marlins will visit the DSL Red Sox1.
At noon, the GCL Marlins and a lot of recent Miami draft picks will open their season against the GCL Nationals.
The Hammerheads will host the Florida Fire Frogs to kick off the second half of the FSL season starting at 6:30PM.
At 7:05PM, the Muckdogs will play their home opener against the West Virginia Black Bears.
Tyler Cloyd (0-1, 7.07) will start for the Baby Cakes against the RiverCats at 8PM.
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