Miami Marlins: June 21st Minor League Report

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 23: (L-R) Brian Miller, Trevor Rogers, and Joe Dunand are introduced before the game between the Miami Marlins and the Chicago Cubs at Marlins Park on June 23, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JUNE 23: (L-R) Brian Miller, Trevor Rogers, and Joe Dunand are introduced before the game between the Miami Marlins and the Chicago Cubs at Marlins Park on June 23, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

The Miami Marlins had Thursday night off, following 16 consecutive dates with a game. Their affiliate feeder system, however, played in seven.


The New Orleans Baby Cakes put RHP Jumbo Diaz on the seven-day DL.

The Greensboro Grasshoppers sent RHP Jordan Holloway to the GCL Marlins on a rehab assignment.

The Batavia Muckdogs promoted CF Ricardo Cespedes to the Grasshoppers.

RHP Evan Estes and RHP Chevis Hoover were promoted from the GCL Marlins to the Muckdogs.

New to the GCL today were recent draft-signees Giovanni Lopez and Eli Villalobos to start their professional careers.

Triple-A Pacific Coast League

New Orleans Baby Cakes 2, Memphis Redbirds 1 (10)

The Redbirds (43-29) hosted 4,229 at AutoZone Park against the visiting Baby Cakes (35-36). The Cakes outhit the Birds, 6-to-5.

Jarlin Garcia started and allowed four hits in 6 2/3 innings. He allowed one run and two walks. Garcia got 59-of-85 pitches over the plate and posted a 66 GameScore.

The Redbirds got on the board in the fourth inning, on an Adolis Garcia RBI-single. Austin Dean tied it in the eighth on an RBI-single to score Braxton Lee. In the 10th, Lee drew a bases-loaded walk to force in the eventual winning run.

Jose Quijada (1-0, 3.75) earned the win, striking out three in two shutout one-hit innings.

Double-A Southern League

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 2, Mississippi Braves 11

The Mississippi Braves (30-41) hosted 2,292 fans and the Jumbo Shrimp (28-41) at Trustmark Park on Thursday. A good time was not had by all.

The Braves crossed the plate twice in the second and eight times in the third against Shrimp starter Cody Poteet (2-8, 5.86). All 10 runs were earned, on nine hits and three walks. He struck out three and posted a GameScore of seven.

Despite the disparity in runs scored, the Braves only outhit the Shrimp 12-to-9. Brian Miller was 1-for-4 with a run and an RBI in his double-A debut. Monte Harrison, Peter O’Brien, and John Norwood each collected a pair of singles.

Reilly Hovis struck out four in two scoreless innings. Jose Pena and Kyle Keller each whiffed a pair in an inning of work.

High-A Florida State League

Jupiter Hammerheads 3, Tampa Tarpons 9

With 825 present at George M. Steinbrenner Field, the Tarpons (36-35) defeated the Hammerheads (41-29) by a 9-3 final.

John Silviano opened the scoring in the second inning with a leadoff home run, his 12th of the season. Justin Twine added an RBI-single in the fourth to double Jupiter’s lead.

Tampa bounced back in the fourth and fifth for a total of seven runs off Hammerheads starter Esmerling De La Rosa (0-2, 5.47). De La Rosa struck out three, walked one, and allowed seven hits. All seven runs were earned. The Tarpons added single runs in the seventh and the eighth to take a 9-2 lead. Bubba Hollins added an RBI-single in the ninth, but it was too little, too late.

Tampa outhit Jupiter, 11-to-8. James Nelson, only playing in his seventh game of the season, led the Hammerheads with a single and a double. Joe Dunand (2) and Twine (5) each stole a base.

Mid-A South Atlantic League

Greensboro Grasshoppers 4, Hagerstown Suns 3

At Municipal Stadium tonight, the Hagerstown Suns (27-42) hosted the Grasshoppers (35-35) in front of 928.

Brandon Miller started for Greensboro and lasted 5 2/3 innings. He surrendered three earned runs on seven hits and two walks. He struck out four and got 59-of-86 pitches over the plate, earning a 51 GameScore.

The Hoppers jumped out to a 2-0 first inning lead on an Isael Soto (4) home run. Greensboro added another run on a Soto sacrifice fly in the third.

The Suns came with a run in the fifth and two more in the sixth to tie it up at three. Soto added an RBI-double in the eighth to put Hagerstown away.

The Hoppers outhit Hagerstown, 11-to-10. Aside from Soto’s heroics, Jose Devers collected three hits and two runs. Marcos Rivera also hit safely three times. Chris Reed (1-0, 2.25) earned the victory with 2 1/3 shutout innings. Vincenzo Aiello earned his fourth save of the season, allowing a hit but also striking a batter out.

Low-A New York-Penn League

Batavia Muckdogs 6, Williamsport Crosscutters 5

The Crosscutters (4-3) were enjoying a 5-0 lead headed into the bottom of the eighth inning with 583 in attendance at Dwyer Stadium. The Muckdogs (3-4) still had something to say about it.

Alberto Guerrero struck out four and surrendered three runs on five hits and three walks. Dylan Cyphert whiffed four in two innings of work, and allowed another pair of runs. Jeremy Ovalle (1-0, 0.00) struck out three in two innings, allowing one hit and zero walks for the victory.

In the eighth, Jerar Encarnacion got the Muckdogs on the board with an RBI-single. Demetrius Sims crossed the plate when Albert Guaimaro took one in the ribs with the bases loaded, and Denis Karas added a sacrifice fly.

In the bottom of the ninth, J.D. Osborne tied the game with a two-run single. Sean Reynolds knocked in the game-winner, scoring Harrison White with two outs.

Encarnacion finished with a four-hit night, scoring twice. Osborne collected a pair of hits, as each team finished with nine hits.


Dominican Summer League

DSL Marlins 7, DSL Dodgers Robinson 8

This morning at 10:30 AM in the Dominican Republic, the DSL Dodgers Robinson (11-6) defeated the DSL Marlins (7-10).

Alvaro Montero led the Marlins offense with three base hits, three stolen bases, a run, and an RBI. Elvin Ozoria hit a three-run homer, and Maicol Sosa hit a solo shot for his third of the season.

Geremy Galindez (0-3, 1.23) took the loss, after giving up the walk-off single to Hector Martinez.

Gulf Coast League

GCL Marlins 5, GCL Astros 6

At noon today in Jupiter, FL, at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, the GCL Marlins hosted the GCL Astros (1-2).

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Walner Espinal led the Marlins (2-2) offense with a single, a double, two RBI, two walks and a run. Ronal Reynoso had two singles and a walk, and Jared Barnes was 2-for-4 with a walk, a run, and an RBI. Astros pitching walked nine in total, and allowed 10 base hits.

#28 Miami Marlins prospect Jordan Holloway made the rehab start, and allowed an unearned run on two hits, with one strikeout in two-thirds of an inning. Recently signed Scott Sebald stepped in for 4 1/3 relief innings, and held the Astros to zero walks, two hits and one earned run while striking out five. Despite his above-average line, he was charged with the loss.

Martin Anderson gave up a run in an inning, with two strikeouts. C.J. Carter whiffed two in a scoreless seventh, and Cam Baird came in to surrender three earned runs in two innings.


The DSL Marlins host the DSL Dodgers Robinson at 10:30AM.

At 6:30PM, the Tarpons host the Hammerheads.

Starting at 7:05PM, the Muckdogs will again host the Crosscutters.

Also at 7:05PM, Dustin Beggs (2-1, 2.78) will pitch to the host Suns.

Starting at 8PM, the M-Braves host the Jumbo Shrimp.

Zac Gallen (4-3, 3.36) will take the hill opposite the host Memphis Redbirds starting at 8:05PM.

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