Gone Fishin’ 4/23/19: Miami Marlins Minor League Report

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - APRIL 10: A baseball sits on the field before the game between the Houston Astros and Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on April 10, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - APRIL 10: A baseball sits on the field before the game between the Houston Astros and Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on April 10, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

The Miami Marlins kicked off their three-game set versus the Cleveland Indians with a 3-1 victory behind a great start from Pablo Lopez.

The Miami Marlins improved to 7-16 for the season, which projects to a 49-113 full-season mark with their win at the Mistake by the Lake. While that was taking place, three of their four top minor league affiliates were also taking live game action. The New Orleans Baby Cakes, in the triple-A Pacific Coast League, got the day off.

In transactional news, the Miami Marlins placed Jarlin Garcia on the paternity list and Austin Brice on a rehab assignment with Jupiter. They then called up LHP Jose Quijada to the parent club to back-fill the bullpen. the Hammerheads placed Nick Fortes on the seven-day IL and welcomed C Andres Sthormes to the team. One level down, the LumberKings placed SS Demetrius Sims on the seven-day IL.

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 4, Biloxi Shuckers 6

Double-A Southern League

Jorge Guzman struck out eight in five innings, but allowed three earned runs on three walks and a homer. The long ball was the only hit Guzman allowed in the Shrimp’s (5-14) two-run loss to the Shuckers (11-8). Guzman also hit a solo home run in the third inning. The two players who pinched in to the ninth spot after he left the game also each collected a hit in each of their respective plate appearances. Anfernee Seymour and Corey Bird each went one-for-one.

Magneuris Sierra (two singles, two-for-four) and Justin Twine (one single, one triple, one RBI, two-for-four) led the Shrimp offense.

With 2,446 on hand at MGM Park, the hosting Shuckers jumped out to a 1-0 second inning lead. After Guzman’s solo shot in the third, Twine followed with his RBI-triple and Joe Dunand followed up with an RBI-single for a 3-1 lead.

Biloxi scored twice in the fourth, twice in the sixth, and another in the seventh for a three-run advantage. A ninth-inning RBI-single from John Silviano wasn’t enough for the Shrimp to collect a W.

Jupiter Hammerheads 2, Palm Beach Cardinals 3

Advanced-A Florida State League

The Hammerheads (7-11) continued to flounder against the 14-5 Palm Beach squad on Tuesday night. Trevor Rogers started for Jupiter with 709 in the house at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, and lasted seven innings. He allowed seven hits and no earned runs, also striking out three and issuing zero walks. Austin Brice, on a rehab assignment from the Miami Marlins pitched a scoreless eighth, and Alejandro Mateo (0-4, 3.97) surrendered two earned runs in a walkoff loss versus Palm Beach.

The Hammerheads totaled five base hits in the contest, led by a pair from Cameron Baranek. Lazaro Alonso, playing first base, made his fifth error of the still-young season.

Clinton LumberKings 5, Beloit Snappers 4

Single-A Midwest League

At 10-7, the LumberKings are one game back of the ML Western Division Burlington Bees and Kane County Cougars. Now winners of eight of their last 10 games, they orchestrated a late-game comeback for a 5-4 win against Beloit (7-10) with 1,009 in the house at Ashford University Field on Tuesday night.

Humberto Mejia started and took no decision, striking out four over six innings, while allowing four runs on six hits and a walk Sean Guenther (1-0, 1.42) earned the victory, pitching a scoreless seventh and eighth innings. Zach Wolf earned a save with a perfect ninth.

Mejia had a rough start to the contest. After loading the bases in the first inning on a pair of singles and a walk, Nick Ward hit a two-out grand slam for an early 4-0 lead. Mejia settled down after that, allowing only three more base-hits through the end of the sixth inning.

Marcos Rivera got the Kings on the board in the second, when he singled home Bubba Hollins. Sean Reynolds got Clinton to three runs in the sixth with his second homer of the season, with Christopher Torres on base.  Brayan Hernandez brought home a pair with a sacrifice fly in the seventh to take a 5-4 lead.

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Today’s Games

With the first pitch set for 11:35 AM, Jordan Yamamoto (0-2, 3.60) will start for the Jumbo Shrimp against Biloxi.

At noon, the LumberKings will send out George Soriano (0-0, 0.79) to take on the Snappers.

Edward Cabrera (1-1, 3.48) will take the hill for the Hammerheads at 6:30PM against Palm Beach.

Beginning at 8:05PM, Ben Meyer (0-2, 8.00) will take his turn in the Baby Cakes rotation, as the 10-8 New Orleans club begins a road set against the Round Rock Express.

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