The Miami Marlins came from behind to defeat the Chicago Cubs, 6-5 on Monday night…
…but that wasn’t the only thing happening in the Miami Marlins system. There were four games scheduled in their affiliate feeder system, and they played three of them.
Four minor-league right-handed pitchers were involved in differing sorts of transactions for the Miami Marlins on Monday. They signed Dominican native Luis Tejada to a minor league deal a few days ago, but it was unreported on their website until last night. Cody Poteet, currently of the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, was placed on the temporarily inactive list. Josh Roeder was assigned back to the Jupiter Hammerheads from Jacksonville, and Steven Farnworth was released from Jupiter.
Triple-A Pacific Coast League
New Orleans Baby Cakes 4, Oklahoma City Dodgers 0
The Baby Cakes (17-14) split their four-game set against OKC (10-20) with a three-hit shutout last night, with 2,317 in attendance at Shrine on Airline. Elieser Hernandez (1-1, 1.16) was electric, striking out 10 and giving up just one hit in 6 1/3 innings. Although he walked four, he got 62-of-102 over the plate and finished with a 78 GameScore.
The Cakes struck early, scoring a pair in the first on a Matt Snyder RBI-double and a Lewis Brinson RBI-single. Bryan Holaday added a run in the second on a sacrifice fly, and JT Riddle put a cherry on it with a solo jack in the third, his second of the year for New Orleans.
Yadiel Rivera led the Cakes offense with a pair of doubles. Monte Harrison stole two bases, and Deven Marrero hit two singles. Mike Kickham pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings, but surrendered three walks and a hit along with two strikeouts. Jarlin García struck out a pair in a scoreless ninth.
Double-A Southern League
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 2, Mobile BayBears 8
The Shrimp (10-21) lost their seventh consecutive game in their series opener with the BayBears (13-17) with 525 in the stands at Hank Aaron Stadium. Cody Poteet (2-3, 4.00) came off the inactive list and surrendered five runs in four innings, on seven hits for a 31 GameScore. He put 53-of-82 offerings in the black. Kolton Mahoney allowed three runs in two innings, but also struck out four. Luis Araujo pitched two mostly clean innings with the game well in Mobile’s hands.
The Shrimp managed only five hits, all singles. Justin Twine led the day with two hits and one RBI. Brian Miller, Magneuris Sierra, and Bryson Brigman collected the other three. Sierra also pitched in with an outfield assist, nailing a runner trying to go from first to third on a single.
Advanced-A Florida State League
Jupiter Hammerheads vs. St. Lucie Mets (ppd)
The Hammerheads (9-19) scheduled series opener against the Mets (16-12) was postponed due to rain. It’s rescheduled today as part of a doubleheader.
Single-A Midwest League
Clinton LumberKings 4, Dayton Dragons 5
The LumberKings (15-14) dropped the opener of their three game series against Dayton (11-19) with a crowd of 8,131 at Fifth Third Field on Monday.
George Soriano started and earned no decision, allowing three homers in his 4 1/3 innings of work. Tyler Mitzel (1-2, 4.15) earned the loss. Alex Vesia was the most effective of the Clinton pitchers, striking out four and keeping the Dragons hitless over 1 2/3 innings of relief.
Will Banfield was the big bat in the LumberKings lineup in the game. He hit a double and a triple along with all three RBI for Clinton.
Dayton struck early in the first inning, with a solo home run. Banfield crossed the plate in the second to tie the score at one on an error. The Dragons hit two more home runs in the third inning.
The score remained 3-1 until the top of the eighth inning, when the Kings scored three runs on Banfield’s double, his second multi base hit of the evening. Bren Spillane (3) answered with a two run shot in the bottom of the inning.
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7PM – Manuel Rodriguez (1-1, 4.64) starts for Clinton in the second game of a three-game set.
7:35PM – McKenzie Mills (1-4, 4.68) gets the start against the BayBears for Jacksonville.
8:05PM – The Baby Cakes will open a four-game series against the San Antonio Missions (17-14), with Dustin Beggs (1-1, 5.79) getting the first turn.
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