Gone Fishin’ 4/28/19: Miami Marlins Minor League Report

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)
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) /

The Miami Marlins minor league system engaged in five contests on Sunday.

While the Miami Marlins were facing the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday afternoon, their minor league system had three games plus a doubleheader.

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RHP Tanner Andrews and RHP Elkin Alcala were moved from the short-season-A Batavia Muckdogs to the Advanced-A Jupiter Hammerheads. In Clinton, the LumberKings activated SS Demetrius Sims and placed 2B Samuel Castro and 2B Christopher Torres on the seven-day injured list.

New Orleans Baby Cakes 9, Round Rock Express 2

Triple-A Pacific Coast League

Zac Gallen and the Baby Cakes (13-10) topped the Express (13-10) by a 9-2 final score.

Gallen struck out seven over eight innings while surrendering only two hits, both solo home runs. He walked one batter. He has now walked five this season and allowed 14 hits in 33 1/3 innings, going 3-0 with a 0.81 ERA. Opponents have managed a .126 batting average and a 0.57 WHIP. Brian Moran tossed a perfect ninth in a non-save situation.

While surrendering just the two hits, New Orleans offense racked up a dozen with 8,683 in the house at Dell Diamond. Harold Ramirez opened the scoring in the first with an RBI-single to score Austin Dean. Drew Ferguson (2) went deep off Gallen in the second to tie it up, then the Cakes went up two on a Gabriel Guerrero shot in the fourth. Peter O’Brien doubled the lead in the fifth with a round-tripper of his own.

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA – MARCH 03: Peter O’Brien #45 of the Miami Marlins grounds out in the second inning against the Atlanta Braves during the Grapefruit League spring training game at Champion Stadium on March 03, 2019 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

Gallen allowed Round Rock their second and final hit in the bottom of the fifth on a Nick Tanielu (2) homer. In the sixth, Yadiel Rivera (2) added a two-run moon shot, and Deven Marrero hit a solo home run in the eighth to make it 9-2.

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MIAMI, FLORIDA – APRIL 16: Austin Dean #44 of the Miami Marlins doubles in the seventh inning against the Chicago Cubs at Marlins Park on April 16, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Austin Dean bears special mention after going four-for-five with a single and three doubles. He scored twice, drove a pair home, and is now hitting .423 at the triple-A level. That average would place him second in the PCL, but he falls one plate appearance short of being eligible for the leaderboard.

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 4, Tennessee Smokies 3

Double-A Southern League

The Shrimp (10-14) topped the Smokies (10-12) despite a shaky ninth inning from Brett Graves, who earned an eight-out save. Jorge Guzman (1-2, 4.62) earned his first win of the season, holding the Smokies scoreless and allowing five hits and three walks with 5,850 in attendance at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.

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NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 28: Magneuris Sierra #34 of the Miami Marlins hits into a fourth inning run scoring fielders choice against the New York Mets at Citi Field on September 28, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

Tennessee outhit the Shrimp, 12-to-10, led by four Magneuris Sierra singles. Sierra is hitting .337 for the season, ranking second in the SL.

J.C. Millan opened the scoring in the first by driving Sierra home on a double, his third of the season. John Silviano (2) went yard in the fifth, followed by a Corey Bird two-RBI-triple, which again scored Sierra along with pitcher/pinch-runner Cody Poteet.

Tennessee scored a run in the seventh and a pair on a Robel Garcia (5) ninth inning long-ball, but Graves did just enough to hold on. After starting the season 6-14, the Shrimp have won their last four in a row.

Jupiter Hammerheads 2, Dunedin Blue Jays 6

Advanced-A Florida State League

Dunedin (15-8) topped the Hammerheads (7-16) with 368 in paid attendance at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium.

Braxton Garrett (0-2, 4.67) started and struck out six in 3 2/3 innings of work, but also gave up two runs (one earned) on five hits and three walks. Colton Hock pitched 3 1/3 effective innings of relief.

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MIAMI, FL – JULY 11: Garrett Cooper #30 of the Miami Marlins scores the game winning run in the twelfth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Marlins Park on July 11, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images) /

In town on a rehab assignment, 1B Garrett Cooper went three-for-four from the plate. Victor Victor Mesa collected a pair of hits and scored a run, while Jose Devers also hit safely twice, adding a walk. Connor Grant and Michael Hernandez also each hit safely.

Dunedin scored a run each in the second and in the third inning, and the score remained 2-0 until the sixth. James Nelson drove Mesa home in the sixth to halve the lead, but Hernandez allowed Logan Warmoth to cross the plate in the seventh on a passed ball.

In the ninth, Chad Smith walked a runner home, allowed another to score on a wild pitch, then walked a third run home. Micah Brown scored for Jupiter in the bottom of the ninth on an error, but it was a little too late to make a difference for the Sharks.

Clinton LumberKings 1, Quad Cities River Bandits 6

Single-A Midwest League

The Kings (11-10) came up short to the Bandits (12-9) in the first of a scheduled seven-inning doubleheader with 981 in the house at Modern Woodmen Park.

Chris Vallimont (0-2, 2.73) surrendered all six runs in 4 1/3 innings, on six hits and two walks. He struck out two. Sean Guenther threw 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.

The LumberKings managed just three hits in the game. Will Banfield and Sean Reynolds each collected singles, and Reynolds added a double. Connor Scott stole his fifth base of the season, and scored the only LumberKings run in the contest.

Clinton LumberKings 3, Quad Cities River Bandits 1

Clinton flipped the script on Quad Cities in the back half of the twin-bill, scoring thrice in the fourth inning to top the Bandits.

Alberto Guerrero (2-0, 3.71) struck out eight in five two-hit innings, walking three and surrendering an unearned run. Humberto Mejia got a six-out save, striking out three and keeping Quad Cities off the board.

In the fourth inning, J.D. Osborne scored Jerar Encarnacion with a single, followed by a two-run Thomas Jones RBI-double. Guerrero allowed a run on a wild pitch in the fifth, but that’s all the Bandits could muster.

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Today’s Games

12:05PM EDT – The Jumbo Shrimp will go for the five-game sweep of Tennessee with an early matinee. Jordan Yamamoto (1-2, 4.50) will try for his second win of the season.

7:30PM EDT – The Baby Cakes host the Memphis Redbirds in the first game of a four-game series.

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