An Immaculate Inning and Two Bombs for Reynolds: Miami Marlins Farm Report
On the last day of the major league all-star break, four levels of the Miami Marlins farm system were in full swing.
The assortment of Miami Marlins minor leagues went a combined 2-2 in action on Wednesday, with a few major highlights.
In transactional news, Miami Marlins first baseman Martin Prado was sent on a rehab assignment to the Jupiter Hammerheads. Jupiter also sent catcher Luis Arcaya to the GCL Marlins and activated outfielder Tristan Pompey from the seven-day IL. The Clinton LumberKings activated RHP Josh Roberson from the injured list and welcomed RHP Remey Reed from the Batavia Muckdogs, RHP Brock Love from the GCL Marlins, and shortstop Ronal Reynoso, also from the GCL Marlins. First baseman Julian Infante and RHP Kale Leach were assigned to the GCL Marlins.
Advanced-A Florida State League
Jupiter Hammerheads 0, St. Lucie Mets 5
Trevor Rogers (4-7, 2.72) struck out nine Mets over 6 2/3 innings, but allowed four runs in the process with 1,283 at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium.
Offensively, the Sharks couldn’t get anything going. Six singles and a pair of walks for no runs. No player had more than one hit, and nobody hit an extra base hit. The only player to reach base twice was Victor Victor Mesa, who drew a walk and collected a single.
Middle-A Midwest League
Clinton LumberKings 8, Lake County Captains 6
The Kings spotted the Captains a run in the first, then answered with five in the bottom of the inning to claim the lead with 901 in the house at NelsonCorp Field.
Peyton Burdick singled home Christopher Torres to open the scoring, followed by a three-run Evan Edwards home run, his first with Clinton but third as a pro. J.D. Osborne added a solo shot to close out the frame.
The Captains fought back gamely, touching Clinton starter Tanner Andrews (4-3, 3.72) for four runs in the next half inning. He allowed six hits and two walks in total, but struck out six and earned the victory. He also mixed in an immaculate inning in the second, striking out all three Captains swinging.
With the score tied at five in the fourth, Torres singled home Thomas Jones to reclaim the lead, and Connor Scott drove him home with a triple. Lake County pulled back within a run in the fifth. In the eighth, Burdick added an insurance run on an RBI-single, scoring Torres once more.
Cam Baird pitched two perfect innings of relief, and Zach Wolf saved his seventh contest of the year, whiffing two. Torres led the offense with three hits, including a double. Burdick, Scott, and Edwards also finished with multiple hits.
Low-A New York-Penn League
Batavia Muckdogs 8, Lowell Spinners 6
Joey Steele (1-0, 0.00) earned his first professional victory for the Dogs, pitching 1 2/3 scoreless relief innings. Evan Brabrand scored his fifth save with a perfect ninth, striking out the side on 13 pitches with 931 in the house at Dwyer Stadium.
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Offensively, the high-flying Batavia offense racked up 14 hits, including a pair of jacks from slugging first baseman Sean Reynolds. Reynolds finished with three hits in total, and five RBI. Milton Smith II was two-for-five to LOWER his average to .416. Dalvy Rosario and Jack Strunc also collected two hits each in the victory.
Rookie-Level Dominican Summer League
DSL Marlins 5, DSL Braves 12
Braves hitting touched Marlins starter Zaquiel Puentes (1-2, 8.20) for four runs in 2 2/3 innings. Puentes struck out five and allowed four hits and two walks. Yeuris Jimenez allowed another four runs in three innings, as did Josan Mendez.
On the bright side, Marlins hitting collected nine hits, led by Julio Machado‘s two singles and his first home run. Isaac De Leon added a pair of singles.