Cakes, Shrimp, Kings Continue to Bring Home “W’s” for Miami Marlins Farm

MIAMI, FL - MARCH 28: A general view of the new Miami Marlins logo in Marlins Park before the game between the Miami Marlins and the Colorado Rockies on Opening Day at Marlins Park on March 28, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - MARCH 28: A general view of the new Miami Marlins logo in Marlins Park before the game between the Miami Marlins and the Colorado Rockies on Opening Day at Marlins Park on March 28, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

The Miami Marlins farm system continues to impress from the top to the bottom with four wins on Monday.

First, a few transactional notes. Second baseman Alvaro Montero was assigned back to the GCL Marlins from the Jupiter Hammerheads. RHP Sam Bordner made the jump from the rookie squad to the Batavia Muckdogs. LHP Zack King, the Miami Marlins 13th round selection this season, was placed with GCL.

Triple-A Pacific Coast League

New Orleans Baby Cakes 6, Omaha Storm Chasers 3

The Cakes overcame a 3-1 deficit to defeat the Chasers with 3,244 in the house at Werner Park. Parker Bugg (1-4, 9.00) earned the win with 1 1/3 innings of scoreless work. R.J. Alvarez saved his 13th of the season, striking out two in two hitless innings.

Deven Marrero singled in Austin Dean in the fourth to tie it at one after the Cakes fell behind in the third. Nate Esposito (1) clobbered a two-run shot in the fifth to give Omaha the two-run lead.

In the sixth, Isan Diaz singled Eddy Alvarez home, and Marrero tied it a moment later, scoring Diaz on a single. Diaz scored Alvarez again in the seventh to take the lead, and Peter O’Brien (11) hit a two-run shot in the eighth to put the cherry on top.

Diaz finished with three singes to push his average to .302. Alvarez is now hitting .353 after going two-for-four with two doubles, and Dean hit a single to settle at .341 for the season.

Double-A Southern League

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 8, Mississippi Braves 2

Starting pitcher Daniel Castano (2-1, 4.41) had a hitless and walkless pitching line going into the sixth, and finished with the win over the M-Braves. McKenzie Mills struck out three in 1 1/3 innings of relief, and Chad Smith pitched a scoreless ninth in a non-save situation with 3,081 at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.

Offensively, Corey Bird collected a grand total of five RBI – with a grand slam and an RBI-single. Stone Garrett had two singles, two RBI, and two runs scored for the good guys.

Middle-A Midwest League

Clinton LumberKings 6, Fort Wayne Tin Cups 5

It took a couple of extra innings – but nobody gets mad when there’s free baseball to be had.

With a sparse crowd of 786 in attendance at NelsonCorp Field, the LumberKings continued their strong second half with an 11-inning victory over the Tin Cups. Jake Walters, Miami’s ninth round pick in 2018, earned no-decision despite allowing only three hits over eight strong innings. He struck out four and gave up an unearned run. Raul Brito (3-1, 4.22) took home the W after 1 2/3 innings of relief.

Connor Scott started the scoring out early, as he’s done frequently in the recent past with a first-inning RBI-single to score Christopher Torres. Fort Wayne scored on an error in the next half inning.

That score remained through nine innings of regulation. The LumberKings pen gave up three runs in the top of the 10th to seemingly give this one away – but not so fast….

Peyton Burdick provided the equalizer with a three-run shot in the bottom of the inning, and the band played on. Brito allowed a run in the 11th on a wild pitch to give the Cups a 5-4 lead. Will Banfield and Evan Edwards scored on a throwing error in the bottom of the inning for the game winner.

Low-A New York-Penn League

Batavia Muckdogs 1, Vermont Lake Monsters 3

The Muckdogs managed only four base hits, all singles, as the Monsters took a 3-1 affair with 3,198 at Centennial Field. Leudy Martinez (1-1, 3.08) struck out five and allowed two runs in five innings of work to take the loss. Brock Love tossed a perfect inning, and Edison Suriel followed with a hitless inning of relief.

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Rookie-Level Dominican Summer League

DSL Marlins 2, DSL Rays1 1

Anthony Felipe drove home Julio Machado in the first inning, and the DSL Marlins never trailed in their triumph over the Rays1. It was the baby Fish’s first win after four straight in the “L” column. Jonathan Chinchilla scored the eventual game-winner on a wild pitch in the fourth inning. Felipe led the offense with the RBI-single and a triple.

Delvis Alegre (1-2, 2.62) earned the win and struck out four over five shutout innings. Frank Valera saved his fourth of the season with 1 2/3 innings of scoreless work.

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