The Miami Marlins farm system was 3-2 during yesterday’s regular-season-free MLB schedule.
That’s not to say there wasn’t excitement at the major league level. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Pete Alonso gave us a Home Run Derby for the ages. Transactionally speaking, it was a slow day for the Miami Marlins system. The only move at any level for the fish was their move of Isaac Galloway to the GCL Marlins for a rehab assignment from the Triple-A New Orleans Baby Cakes.
Double-A Southern League
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 2, Mobile BayBears 7
The BayBears took a three-game-to-two lead in their mammoth six-game set against the Jumbo Shrimp on Monday. 575 fans of Mobile squeezed into Hank Aaron Stadium to witness their club jump out to an early lead and never receive a serious challenge from the Miami Marlins affiliate.
The BayBears, the Anaheim Angels Double-A outfit, touched Shrimp starter Daniel Castano for a run in four different innings, totaling five over his 5 1/3 innings of work. Castano gave up 11 hits and two walks, striking out three while getting 57-of-94 over the plate. Recently promoted Chad Smith allowed another two runs in 1 2/3 innings.
Riley Mahan and J.C. Millan continued their recent torrid hitting pace. After both collecting four hits in Sunday’s game, they led the Shrimp offense with two hits each. Three of Jacksonville’s nine hits were doubles, authored by Stone Garrett, Billy Fleming, and Millan.
Mobile scored single runs in the second, third, and fifth inning before the Shrimp dented the scoreboard. Fleming crossed the plate in the sixth on a wild pitch. Mobile answered with four in the bottom of the inning. In the ninth, Joe Dunand singled home Anfernee Seymour, but that was way too little to make a difference. The series finale is set for tonight at 7:35PM EDT, with Edward Cabrera (2-0, 2.25) taking the hill.
Advanced-A Florida State League
Jupiter Hammerheads vs. St. Lucie Mets
For the second day in a row, the Sharks and baby Mets were rained out. The two have scheduled a pair of seven-inning contests today, beginning at 5:00PM. Will Stewart (2-8, 6.10) will start game one for the Hammerheads.
Single-A Midwest League
Clinton Lumberkings 4, Kane County Cougars 2
Tomas Jones tripled in the second to open the scoring, and Marcos Rivera brought him home on a single. Bubba Hollins sacrifice flew Christopher Torres home with the eventual game winner in the third inning. Peyton Burdick knocked in Davis Bradshaw with what would prove to be an insurance run in the fifth with a double. The Cougars managed to score two in the eighth off reliever Raul Brito.
Jake Walters (1-3, 3.89) allowed only two hits in 6 2/3 innings for the LumberKings, striking out seven and not allowing any runs. He did have some control issues, with five free passes, and only 55-of-101 pitches finished over the strike zone, but it was an encouraging performance overall. Elkin Alcala pitched two perfect innings for his third save of the year.
The Cougars, who are an affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, lost the three-game set against the Kings, two-games-to-one in front of 2,892 at Northwestern Medicine Field.
Short-Season-A New York-Penn League
Batavia Muckdogs 14, State College Spikes 2
The Muckdogs ran their early-season record to a robust 15-8 with a trouncing of the Spikes, a St. Louis Cardinals affiliate. Milton Smith II hit five singles and stole a base to led the Dogs offense in front of 2,530 at Medlar Field.
Batavia collected a total of 18 hits, to just eight for the Spikes. Also finishing with multiple hits were Troy Johnston, who had four hits, including two doubles with three runs and three RBI. Dustin Skelton hit a double with two singles, Alberto Guaimaro hit three singles with three RBI, and Jack Strunc had two hits with a run and an RBI. The Muckdogs easily lead the NYPL Pinckney Division, two games ahead of the West Virginia Black Bears (PIT).
On the mound, Tyler Kolek had an encouraging performance, with one perfect inning. He struck out one and got eight-of-nine pitches over the plate. Jackson Rose whiffed five in four scoreless relief innings, allowing only one hit.
With the series finale set for tonight at 7:05PM EDT, the Dogs have already claimed the three-game set.
Rookie-Level Gulf Coast League
GCL Marlins 1, GCL Cardinals 4
Galloway went 0-for-3 with a pair of whiffs in his rehab assignment in a losing effort for the GCL Marlins. No player had more than one hit, and the only extra-base knock was a fifth inning Ronal Reynoso solo shot.
Yeremin Lara (1-1, 3.46) struck out six over four innings, allowing three runs on two hits and two walks for the loss. The Marlins will host the GCL Astros at noon today.
Rookie-Level Dominican Summer League
DSL Marlins 2, DSL Dodgers Bautista 1
The DSL Marlins continue to lead the DSL Northwest Division by two games, after defeating the DSL Dodgers Bautista on Monday.
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Arquimedes Cumana led the Marlins offense with a pair of hits, including a double, to run his average to .358.
The game was scoreless until the bottom of the seventh, when Cristhian Rodriguez knocked home Cumana with a sacrifice bunt. Anthony Felipe scored on a throwing error on the same play. Delvis Alegre started and earned no decision with five shutout innings, striking out three. Breidy Encarnacion (3-0, 1.86) whiffed four in as many innings, giving up just one run on two hits for the win in relief.
At 10:30AM EDT, the Marlins will face off against the DSL Braves.
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