Gone Fishin’ 4/11/19: Austin Dean and Zac Gallen Need to Join Miami Marlins

WEST PALM BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 28: Austin Dean #44 of the Miami Marlins doubles in the fifth inning against the Houston Astros at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on February 28, 2019 in West Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
WEST PALM BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 28: Austin Dean #44 of the Miami Marlins doubles in the fifth inning against the Houston Astros at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on February 28, 2019 in West Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

The Miami Marlins lost a 5-0 decision in Cincinnati on Thursday afternoon.

Aside from that nail-biter, the Miami Marlins system also had four games on tap through their minor league system, with two games in Florida and two more in Iowa. Here’s your Farm Report for April 11th, ready or not.

The Clinton LumberKings in the single-A Midwest League were rained out of their series finale against the Quad Cities River Bandits.

New Orleans Baby Cakes 4, Iowa Cubs 5

Triple-A Pacific Coast League

Zac Gallen continued his excellent start to the season, going six innings, striking out eight, walking zero, and surrendering one run on three hits. He has now allowed a grand total of three baserunners in 13 innings in 2019, with 19 strikeouts. Somewhat concerningly, Tommy Eveld surrendered a walkoff home run. It was the fourth ninth-inning homer off Eveld this season thus far.

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JUPITER, FL – FEBRUARY 22: Zac Gallen #84 of the Miami Marlins poses for a portrait at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on February 22, 2018 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /

Yadiel Rivera opened the scoring in the top of the first inning with a single into left, scoring Jon Berti. Austin Dean scored Isan Diaz moments later on another single into left field with 3,294 in the house at Principal Park.

Dixon Machado, who spent 2019 Spring Training in camp with the Miami Marlins, singled a run home for the Cubs in the fifth, but Isaac Galloway reestablished New Orleans two-run lead in the sixth, with his second homer of the year, a solo shot.

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WEST PALM BEACH, FL – MARCH 14: Isaac Galloway #79 of the Miami Marlins hits a triple against the Houston Astros during a spring training game at The Fitteam Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on March 14, 2019 in West Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) /

Iowa took the lead in the seventh on a Trent Giambrone three-run homer, but Harold Ramirez equalized it in the ninth, scoring Deven Marrero with a single into left field. That set the stage for Machado’s walkoff shot.

Austin Dean went one-for-two with a pair of walks and the RBI, bringing his average to .375 and his OPS to a robust .941. There’s no reason this man should be at the triple-A level.

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 3, Pensacola Blue Wahoos 4

Double-A Southern League

Robert Dugger started for the Jumbo Shrimp, but was removed from the game with nobody out in the top of the first after getting hit with a line drive. He was penalized with an earned run, scored on reliever Kolton Mahoney after Dugger’s replacement.

Mahoney then didn’t allow another run over three innings, despite surrendering three hits and two walks. He struck out two with 3,505 in attendance at Blue Wahoos Stadium. Parker Bugg struck out a pair over two frames, and didn’t allow a hit or a walk. Jeff Kinley struck out four in 1 1/3 innings, allowing only a hit, but the winning run scored on him when he made a throwing error in the bottom of the seventh.

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 23: Magneuris Sierra #34 of the Miami Marlins dives back into first base on a pickoff attempt during the fourth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Marlins Park on September 23, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images) /

The 1-0 Pensacola lead lasted until the sixth inning, when the Wahoos brought home two more on a Jimmy Kerrigan double. Magneuris Sierra answered in the next half inning with an RBI-single. Two runs scored on the play, due to a throwing error. Joe Dunand made the score 4-3 in the eighth on an RBI-groundout.

Only Rodrigo Vigil collected more than one safe hit, with a single and a double.

Jupiter Hammerheads 2, Florida Fire Frogs 0

Advanced-A Florida State League

Edward Cabrera earned a well-deserved win with 249 present at Osceola County Stadium. He got 58-of-95 over the plate in six innings of work, striking out nine while allowing two walks and a double. The Drew Lugbauer double was one of only two hits in the game. The other, also a double, was hit by Willson Contreras off Colton Hock.

The Hammerheads scored all of the runs in the game in the seventh inning, on a Cameron Baranek ground out to score Connor Grant and a Gunnar Schubert RBI-single to score Baranek. Chad Smith earned a save in a perfect inning, striking out one and plating nine-of-14 pitches.

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Today’s Games

Will Stewart will start for the Hammerheads in the first game of a three-game set against the Lakeland Flying Tigers starting at 6:30 P.M. In Beloit, Wisconsin at 7:30 P.M., the LumberKings will visit the Snappers. Humberto Mejia (1-0, 1.80) will take the hill

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos will play game three of a five-game series against the Jumbo Shrimp starting at 7:35 P.M., with Jorge Guzman (0-0, 1.80) getting a turn. The Omaha Storm Chasers will host the Baby Cakes at 8:05 P.M., and entrust Hector Noesi (0-0 ,3.60) with a turn on the hill.

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