Miami Marlins: Connor Scott Reports to GCL Marlins

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 9: Derek Dietrich #32 of the Miami Marlins hits an RBI single in the third inning against the San Diego Padres at Marlins Park on June 9, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JUNE 9: Derek Dietrich #32 of the Miami Marlins hits an RBI single in the third inning against the San Diego Padres at Marlins Park on June 9, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images) /
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On Friday night, the Miami Marlins faced the Colorado Rockies with 35,468 at Coors Field.

Wei-Yin Chen (2-4, 6.70) started and allowed seven earned runs in four innings to finish with a 20 GameScore. As bad as that was, it was only his second lowest figure in the metric this season. He struck out there and walked one, giving up nine hits.

Jon Gray (7-7, 5.52) struck out 12 batters in seven innings of work. He held the Miami Marlins to one earned run on eight hits, allowing zero walks.

The Rockies scored first, when Tom Murphy doubled home Ian Desmond with a double in the second inning. In the next half inning, Derek Dietrich went deep to tie the score with his ninth home run of the season.

Chen lost the game in the fourth inning, when he allowed the Rockies to bat around and finish with six runs. He gave up a Carlos Gonzalez RBI-double, a Gray RBI-bunt, a DJ LeMahieu sacrifice fly, a Charlie Blackmon RBI-single, and a two-run Nolan Arenado (17) home run.

Nick Wittgren and Tayron Guerrero each pitched a scoreless inning of relief, followed by Elieser Hernandez‘ three runs surrendered in the seventh. Brett Graves struck out two and allowed a run in the eighth.

Dietrich and J.T. Realmuto each finished with three hits. Dietrich added a single and a double to his home run, and Realmuto hit a single and two doubles.

Transactions

Will Banfield signed with the Miami Marlins after getting drafted 69th overall on June 5th. He and the Marlins agreed to a $1.8 million deal.

Nick Wittgren was activated after his rehab assignment, and pitched an inning tonight for the Marlins.

Jose Urena was placed on the 10-day DL with a wrist problem.

Jeff Kinley was promoted to the New Orleans Baby Cakes from the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.

After a short rehab assignment, the Jumbo Shrimp reactivated Jeff Brigham from the seven-day DL.

Joe Dunand was promoted from the Jupiter Hammerheads to Jacksonville.

Luis Pintor was sent to Jupiter from the Shrimp.

J.C. Millan was promoted two levels, from the Greensboro Grasshoppers to Jacksonville.

Lazaro Alonso was activated off the DL by the Grasshoppers.

Scott Sebald was also promoted two levels, from the GCL Marlins to Greensboro.

Jameson McGrane was promoted from GCL to the Batavia Muckdogs.

Osman Gutierrez was released from the Muckdogs. The 23-year-old RHP had gone 14-20 in six minor league seasons, with a 4.77 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP.

The Miami Marlins first-round choice Connor Scott reported to the GCL Marlins.

For more on recent draftees, check here.

Minor League

The New Orleans Baby Cakes lost to the Memphis Redbirds 5-4. Garrett Cooper was 2-for-3, and Peter Mooney hit a single and a double. Zac Gallen started and whiffed eight in five shutout innings, but the bullpen couldn’t close the deal. Namely, Odrisamer Despaigne surrendered all five runs in 2 1/3 innings.

The Jumbo Shrimp defeated the Mississippi Braves, 10-3. Isan Diaz hit a single and a double. John Norwood collected a pair of singles, and Joe Dunand went 1-for-5 with a double in his double-A debut. Max Duval (2-6, 6.43) struck out four and walked none in five innings for the win. Dylan Lee and Lukas Schiraldi each pitched two scoreless innings.

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The Hammerheads defeated the Tampa Tarpons, 5-4 in 11 innings. Cameron Baranek hit a single and a double, and Riley Mahan collected a pair of base hits. Josh Roeder pitched six innings and allowed one run on four hits, striking out four.

The Williamsport Crosscutters defeated the Muckdogs, 9-7. Jerar Encarnacion continued to rake, going 3-for-4 to raise his average to .514. Sean Reynolds went deep for his first homer of the season, and J.D. Osborne hit a single and a triple in a losing effort. Dakota Bennett gave up six runs in 2/3 of an inning, but only one was earned.

The DSL Marlins dropped the DSL Marlins Robinson, 4-1. The good guys only got three hits, but their pitching struck out a total of 14 Dodgers. Josan Mendez (0-1, 3.94) whiffed seven in four innings, Juan Borges struck out four in two, and Rafael Eysseric dealt three K’s in as many innings.

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