On the final day of the 2019 all-star break, the Miami Marlins farm system had a full slate of action scheduled.
The Miami Marlins affiliate feeder minor leagues system has a grand total of seven teams, and they all played on Thursday. The clubs went a collected 3-4, but there remain four of those clubs within a game of their respective division leads.
In transactional news, catcher Chad Wallach started a rehab assignment with the New Orleans Baby Cakes. The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp reactivated RHP Sixto Sanchez from the temporarily inactive list and sent catcher Adrien Nieto to the Jupiter Hammerheads. In turn, Jupiter sent catcher Luis Arcaya to the GCL Marlins.
Former second overall pick, RHP Tyler Kolek was sent to the Clinton LumberKings from the Batavia Muckdogs. Clinton also released RHP Jeremy Ovalle. Ovalle was in his sixth season with the organization out of the Dominican Republic, and had struck out 13 over seven innings this season between Batavia and the LumberKings.
Triple-A Pacific Coast League
New Orleans Baby Cakes 7, Nashville Sounds 11
Magneuris Sierra totaled two singles and a double, Austin Dean hit safely twice, and Wilkin Castillo clubbed a three-run ninth-inning homer. Baby Cakes pitching was not up to the task of holding up their end against the 39-51 Nashville club. There were 7,776 on hand at First Tennessee Park.
Double-A Southern League
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 1, Mississippi Braves 3
Four-thousand, four-hundred and sixty came out to support their Jumbo Shrimp at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.
The Shrimp locked the Braves down with one run through nine innings, but couldn’t score more than one themselves. Extra baseball was needed for the task. Reliever Tommy Eveld (1-3, 2.89) struck out three but took the loss, giving up two runs after pitching a clean ninth.
Jacksonville got their run in the fifth inning, when Santiago Chavez hit an RBI-groundout to score Stone Garrett. Jorge Guzman was locked in through six scoreless innings, with as many strikeouts and only three hits allowed. He also walked three.
High-A Florida State League
Jupiter Hammerheads 4, St. Lucie Mets 7
Jupiter hosted the Mets plus 546 at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium on Thursday. Although they matched St. Lucie with four runs through nine innings, the bullpen couldn’t dial it in for a win.
Braxton Garrett was effective if not flashy. A Quality Start, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks over six innings. He struck out two batters and got 43-of-75 over the plate. Taylor Braley (0-5, 3.68) was touched for four runs in his three innings of work.
The Sharks struck first, in the bottom of the opening inning. Tristan Pompey tripled home Victor Victor Mesa, then scored on a Martin Prado single. In the second, James Nelson added an RBI-single, driving home Bryson Brigman. The Mets plated one in the third, but the fourth would see Jupiter reestablish their three-run cushion with a Demetrius Sims RBI-double to score Lazaro Alonso.
The fifth inning would see the Mets score twice, and the eighth would see them tie it at four.
Middle-A Midwest League
Clinton LumberKings 10, Lake County Captains 1
Alberto Guerrero (4-4, 2.51) earned a win for the LumberKings on Thursday, pitching five shutout innings and striking out as many, while surrendering three hits and three walks. After his promotion, Kolek pitched one shutout inning, striking out two and allowing two walks.
Offensively, Clinton’s offense totaled a dozen hits, to six for Lake County. Scoring multiple hits were Christopher Torres, Connor Scott, Bubba Hollins, Will Banfield, and Davis Bradshaw. Hollins and Banfield opened the scoring with a pair of RBI-singles in the first inning that would be all the offense the Kings would need. Since they didn’t know that at the time, they went on to bring home eight in the third inning, for a little insurance. Hollins and Evan Edwards had an RBI-single each, followed by a two-run single from Bradshaw. Torres added a two-run double, then two more crossed the plate on a throwing error.
Aside from Kolek, the rest of the Clinton bullpen performed well enough. Nathan Alexander allowed the only run of the game, but struck out two in two innings. Raul Brito pitched a scoreless ninth in a non-save situation.
Low-A New York-Penn League
Batavia Muckdogs 5, Lowell Spinners 2
Lowell scored a pair in the top of the first, but the Dogs matched them with two in the bottom of the inning. That was the last lead Lowell would enjoy. Jack Strunc and Andrew Turner each had an RBI-single in that opening frame.
Turner scored in the second on a Ronal Reynoso double-play ball. No RBI, but it was also the eventual game-winner. Albert Guaimaro had an RBI-single in the fifth, and Brayan Hernandez added a sacrifice fly in the eighth. Strunc led the offense with three hits, including two doubles, while Hernandez had two.
On the pitching side of the equation, Dakota Bennett (1-1, 4.79) picked up his first Muckdogs win by pitching five scoreless relief innings. He struck out three and gave up as many hits. Geremy Galindez picked up his second save with a scoreless ninth.
Rookie-Level Gulf Coast League
GCL Marlins 7, GCL Nationals 5
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Isaac Galloway, in Jupiter for a rehabilitative stint, went deep with a solo-shot in the fifth. Matt Givin (2-0, 2.65), recently back from TJS, got the win, while Anthony Maldonado converted his first save with a flawless ninth, with two whiffs to his credit.
Rookie-Level Dominican Summer League
DSL Marlins 1 DSL Royals 3
The Dominican Marlins only managed two hits in their nine-inning affair against the DSL Royals, an RBI-single from Anthony Felipe and a single from Yoelvis Sanchez. Guillermo Ramirez retired 10 of the 11 batters he faced, tossing a walk-less, hitless 3 1/3 innings.
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