Miami Marlins Farm: Isan Diaz Continues To Drive Ball in New Orleans

JUPITER, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Isan Diaz #91 of the Miami Marlins poses for a portrait at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on February 22, 2018 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
JUPITER, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Isan Diaz #91 of the Miami Marlins poses for a portrait at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on February 22, 2018 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /

The Miami Marlins minor league feeder system posted a 3-2 record on Tuesday.

In transactional news, Tayron Guerrero was activated from the 10-day injured list, and pitched a scoreless inning of relief in last night’s contest. Fellow RHP Austin Brice was placed on the Miami Marlins‘ injured list in his place, with a right forearm flexor strain. First baseman Micah Brown was activated from the seven-day injured list and placed on the Jupiter Hammerheads.

Triple-A Pacific Coast League

New Orleans Baby Cakes 8, Omaha Storm Chasers 9

New Orleans scored in each of the last three innings against Omaha, but couldn’t finish the rally with 5,398 present at Werner Park.

Austin Dean (12, 13) hit two home runs, totaling five RBI on three hits. Isan Diaz also collected three hits, including his 22nd homer of the season, and Deven Marrero (12) got in on the act as well. The rest of the club went a collected two-for-21 from the plate.

Robert Dugger gave up five earned runs in 3 2/3 innings, striking out four and surrendering three homers while running his ERA to 8.54 for the season. Brian Moran (2-3, 4.28) suffered the loss despite giving up only one hit in 1 2/3 innings. Jeff Kinney struck out three in 1 2/3 innings of perfect relief late.

Double-A Southern League

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 0, Mississippi Braves 5

The Shrimp were shut out by the junior Braves, but still took the six-game set, four-games-to-two. Stone Garrett collected a pair of base hits, while Corey Bird, J.C. Millan, Anfernee Seymour, and rehabbing Martin Prado also each hit safely.

Jorge Guzman (4-9, 4.04) took the loss, allowing three runs in four innings. He struck out three, gave up six hits, and walked three. Josh Roeder threw three shutout innings of relief with 3,545 in attendance at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.

High-A Florida State League

Jupiter Hammerheads 5, Daytona Tortugas 3

With 2,032 on hand at Jackie Robinson Ballpark, the Hammerheads used an extra inning to top the Tortugas.

Trevor Rogers was impressive again despite earning no-decision. He put 66-of-98 in the strike zone and struck out six over seven innings. He allowed two unearned runs on six hits and zero walks. Colton Hock (3-3, 3.76) earned the win, striking out three and giving up one run in the ninth. Jeff Lindgren was credited with his first save after a scoreless, hitless, walk-less inning (he did issue a free pass the painful way, with an HBP).

Offensively, the Hammerheads collected 13 hits, including three singles from Jhonny Santos. Jerar Encarnacion and Angel Reyes also finished with multiple hits.

Encarnacion started the scoring off with an RBI-single to score Santos in the third. The Tortugas took the lead with two in the sixth off Rogers, benefitted by a James Nelson throwing error. In the seventh, Tristan Pompey drove home Micah Brown with a ground rule double. Brown knocked Reyes home with a sac fly in the eighth.

After the Tortugas touched Hock for a run in the ninth, Brown drove Harrison Dinicola home with the eventual game-winner. Santos scored soon afterward with a little insurance on a Daytona wild pitch.

Rookie-Level Gulf Coast League

GCL Marlins 4, GCL Nationals 3

Matt Givin threw five scoreless innings in a no-decision, and Andrew Nardi (1-0, 0.00) whiffed four in two scoreless innings for his first professional win since signing with the Miami Marlins. He struck out the side in a perfect 10th inning.

Lorenzo Hampton and Julian Infante had two hits each, and Walner Espinal collected three, including a double.

One of Espinal’s doubles opened the scoring in the fourth inning, driving home Infante for an early lead. Victor Mesa Jr. doubled Alvaro Montero home in the fifth, then scored on a Hampton single.

The baby Nats equalized it with one in the sixth and two in the eighth. In the 10th, Infante drove home Mesa with the eventual game-winner.

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Rookie-Level Dominican Summer League

DSL Marlins 20, DSL Rays1 8

Despite outhitting the Rays1 by a 16-to-14 margin, the DSL Marlins topped the Tampa Bay crew by a dozen runs in DSL action.

Jhonaiker Osorio was the big bat for the Marlins. He finished with two singles, a double, a triple, three runs scored and five RBI. Arquimedes Cumana hit three singles, Raul Campos hit a pair, and Jose Melenciano stole two bases.

Luis Lopez (1-1, 4.26) earned the win with 4 2/3 relatively clean innings, striking out three and allowing one run on three hits an no walks.

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