Luis Palacios is Still Nearly Unhittable: Miami Marlins Farm Report

MIAMI, FLORIDA - APRIL 19: Isaac Galloway #79 of the Miami Marlins reaches on a error, which resulted in a RBI, against the Washington Nationals in the second inning at Marlins Park on April 19, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - APRIL 19: Isaac Galloway #79 of the Miami Marlins reaches on a error, which resulted in a RBI, against the Washington Nationals in the second inning at Marlins Park on April 19, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The Miami Marlins farm system went a collected 3-4 in action across their seven minor league levels on Thursday morning and afternoon.

It was a slow day in the Miami Marlins system transactionally speaking. The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp placed RHP Jorge Guzman on the 7-day injured list, and activated 2B Justin Twine – and that was it. Look for things to get a little busier as the trade deadline fast approaches.

Triple-A Pacific Coast League

New Orleans Baby Cakes 9, Omaha Storm Chasers 10

The Baby Cakes dropped a back-and-forth, extra inning contest to the Omaha Storm Chasers with 5,038 at Werner Park.

Isaac Galloway (6), Isan Diaz (23), and Eddy Alvarez (7) each went deep in the defeat. Deven Marrero led the offense with three hits and a run scored. Tyler Heineman, Galloway, and Diaz all picked up more than one hit in the game, and Galloway totaled four RBI in the game despite his round-tripper being an empty-bagger.

R.J. Alvarez (1-6, 3.76) took the loss by allowing an unearned run in the 10th inning. He walked a pair. Brian Moran through three innings and struck out two, allowing a pair of unearned runs. Only five of Omaha’s 10 runs scored were earned due to a pair of Baby Cakes errors.

Double-A Southern League

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 8, Chattanooga Lookouts 2

Sixto Sanchez (5-4, 3.52) earned a win with 6 1/3 innings of solid pitching, striking out seven and allowing one earned run on four hits and a walk. He also gave up an unearned run. Vincenzo Aiello pitched a flawless ninth in a non-save situation.

The Baby Cakes collected a total of 16 hits in front of 3,211 at AT&T Field, to just four for the hosting Lookouts. Bryson Brigman, Riley Mahan, and J.C. Millan each had three safe hits. Joe Dunand and Stone Garrett each had two.

Brigman opened the scoring with an RBI-double in the third, scoring Santiago Chavez. In the fifth, Mahan had a two-run single to score Sanchez and Brian Miller. Dunand followed with a sacrifice fly to score Brigman.

After the Lookouts crossed the plate twice in the seventh, Chavez drove a run home in the eighth on a ground out. Dunand added another two-run hit in the ninth, a double, and Millan pitched in with an RBI-single.

High-A Florida State League

Jupiter Hammerheads 2, Daytona Tortugas 4

The Sharks outhit the Turtles nine-to-six with 3,069 in the house at Jackie Robinson Ballpark, but couldn’t bring enough home for the victory.

Jordan Holloway (2-8, 5.20) walked eight and allowed four hits in 4 2/3 innings, getting 36-of-91 offerings over the plate. Tyler Jones struck out the side in a perfect seventh, plating 10-of-13 pitches. Adrian Nieto was three-for-three with a walk, scoring a run and pushing his average to .385 since joining the club from Jacksonville. Demetrius Sims wore the Golden Sombrero, striking out in all four of his plate appearances.

Middle-A Midwest League

Clinton LumberKings 16, Great Lakes Loons 7

Clinton continued their second-half surge with a nine-run win over the Loons and 5,019 of their fans at Dow Diamond. Elkin Alcala (2-2, 2.31) earned the win with 4 1/3 innings of near-perfect relief after Alberto Guerrero couldn’t find the plate (four walks, four hits, four runs in 2/3 of an inning). Alcala struck out three and gave up a hit and a walk, but no runs. Tyler Kolek walked five in 2/3 of an inning, getting only 12-of-35 pitches between the wickets and tossing three wild pitches. Zack Wolf struck out two in two scoreless innings later on.

The Clinton offense was one hit better even than the 16-hit Shrimp on Thursday. Christopher Torres, Conner Scott, Peyton Burdick, and J.D. Osborne all had three-hit games. Dave Hollins and and Evan Edwards both collected a pair of hits. The hard-hitting club also put three over the fence, with Osborne (6), Banfield (9), and Burdick (3) going deep, Banfield’s for a grand slam. Two of Scott’s hits were doubles, as were one of Osborne’s and one of Burdick’s.

Low-A New York-Penn League

Batavia Muckdogs 4, Auburn Doubledays 5

The Muckdogs dropped to Auburn despite collecting 10 hits on Thursday, led by Dalvy Rosario‘s three (including a double). Jack Strunc, Dustin Skelton, and Troy Johnston each had two hits.

Andrew Miller (1-3, 3.99) took the loss after giving up 11 hits and two walks over five innings, for five runs. He struck out three. Edison Suriel whiffed four in two hitless innings.

Rookie-Level Gulf Coast League

GCL Marlins 1 GCL Cardinals 9

Jesus Sanchez (0-2, 8.68) suffered a loss in relief after walking four and striking out four while allowing no hits in 2 1/3 innings. Luis Palacios appeared in relief for 4 1/3 innings, struck out six, and gave up two hits and no walks. For the season, he’s 1-0 with a 0.84 ERA, 23 K’s and one walk in 21 1/3 innings, and an opposing batting average of .181, right in line with his career figures.

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Rookie-Level Dominican Summer League

DSL Marlins 6, DSL Athletics 5

Cristhian Rodriguez scored on an error in the first, then Julio Machado stole home to start the baby Fish out right in the DSL. In the second, Jandel Paulino added a two-run double to the lead. The Marlins padded it with two more in the fifth on a Jonathan Chinchilla two-run double for a 6-0 lead. They would need all six runs in the end.

The DSL Athletics mounted a late-inning comeback for five runs in the seventh, but in the end their rally fell short. Guillermo Ramirez started and pitched 3 2/3 shutout innings, followed by Sandro Bargallo (1-0, 6.75), who earned the win with 1 1/3 scoreless innings. Luis Gonzalez struck out three in 2 1/3 innings to get his first save of the season.

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