Nic Ready Goes Deep, TWICE! GCL Marlins Steal Home, TWICE!

CLEVELAND, OHIO - JULY 07: Alec Bohm #23 celebrates with pitcher Sixto Sanchez #45 as Sanchez leaves the game during the fifth inning against the American League during the All-Stars Futures Game at Progressive Field on July 07, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. The American and National League teams tied 2-2. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OHIO - JULY 07: Alec Bohm #23 celebrates with pitcher Sixto Sanchez #45 as Sanchez leaves the game during the fifth inning against the American League during the All-Stars Futures Game at Progressive Field on July 07, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. The American and National League teams tied 2-2. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

The Miami Marlins farm was 3-2 in five games on Tuesday.

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RHP Nick Neidert was sent to the Jupiter Hammerheads from the New Orleans Baby Cakes. Outfielder Tristan Pompey was placed on the temporarily inactive list by Jupiter. Catcher Keegan Fish was assigned to the GCL Marlins from the Batavia Muckdogs. Catcher Jan Mercado joined the Muckdogs from GCL in his place.

The Jupiter Hammerheads had their contest against the Charlotte Stone Crabs rained out, and is getting made up today as part of a scheduled seven-inning doubleheader. The Clinton LumberKings had the day off.

Triple-A Pacific Coast League

New Orleans Baby Cakes 4, Memphis Redbirds 6

Isan Diaz hit a double, and Wilkin Castillo hit his sixth homer of the season, but nobody else collected a multiple-base hit. No-one got more than one hit either, as the club totaled five in their loss against Memphis.

Robert Dugger (2-2, 8.63) took the loss by allowing six runs on six hits and three walks over six innings. He struck out five. Brian Moran and Tyler Kinley each pitched a scoreless inning of relief.

Memphis touched Dugger for all six runs in the second innings, and did enough to hold on for the victory with 3,207 on hand at Auto Zone Park. Wilkin Castillo drove home Lewis Brinson on a ground out in the fifth to get New Orleans on the board, and Wilkin Castillo scored Diaz and Brinson on his deep shot in the seventh to get New Orleans within two. They would get no closer.

The Cakes have lost five of their last six, and sit in third in the tough PCL American Southern Division at 53-48, 9.5 games behind the division leading San Antonio Missions. They’ll play game two of their three-game series against Memphis tonight starting at 6:35PM EDT. Hector Noesi (10-4, 3.69) will start for the Baby Cakes.

Double-A Southern League

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 2, Biloxi Shuckers 0

Top Miami Marlins prospect Sixto Sanchez (6-4, 3.20) pitched seven innings of shutout two-hit ball in his win over the Shuckers. Sanchez struck out seven and got 57-of-76 in the strike zone. Tyler Stevens, Dylan Lee, and Tommy Eveld did enough to keep the Shuckers off the board for a combined shutout with 2,581 in the house at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.

Clearly, pitching wins games, as the Shrimp offense combined for a total of five base hits. No player had more than one. The score remained scoreless until the bottom of the sixth, when the Crustaceans got on the board with a Justin Twine RBI-double, scoring Sanchez. J.C. Millan added some insurance in the seventh with his fourth homer of the season.

Jacksonville has now won nine-of-11, and continue their five game set against Biloxi with game three, tonight at 7:05 EDT. Kolton Mahoney (3-0, 3.04) will start for Jacksonville.

Low-A New York-Penn League

Batavia Muckdogs 8, West Virginia Power 3

The Muckdogs continue their strong showing in 2019, getting an 8-3 win on the road with 1,384 in attendance at Monongalia County Ballpark.

Nic Ready carried the big stick in this one, collecting six RBI on a three-for-five day. Each of his three hits were for extra bases, including two homers and a double. J.D. Orr was two-for-three with two walks and two runs scored, and Andres Sthormes was two-for-three with a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored.

Andrew Miller (2-3, 3.93) got the win with five innings of work. He struck out two and didn’t issue any free passes, holding the Power to two runs on six hits. Bryan Hoeing gave up a run on three hits in three innings, and Josh Simpson finished up with a scoreless ninth in a non-save situation.

Miller spotted the Power a first inning 1-0 lead on a sacrifice fl before Ready claimed the lead with a three-run shot in the third. West Virginia scored another run in the fourth, but Sthormes hit his first homer of the season in the fifth, a solo shot and the eventual game winner. Ready doubled Dalvy Rosario home to make it 5-2 later in the inning.

Ready homered for the second time in the seventh, scoring Orr to make it 7-2. Milton Smith II scored on a wild pitch in the eighth.

The Muckdogs 24-14 record has them in first place by four games, on top of the NYPL Pinckney Division. They’ve won six-of-eight, and will play in game-two of their three-game series against West Virginia tonight at 6:35PM EDT.

Rookie-Level Gulf Coast League

GCL Marlins 9, GCL Cardinals 7

The GCL Marlins won their fourth in a row on Tuesday, and now lead the GCL East by 1.5 games, with a 15-10 record.

The Miami Marlins competitive balance pick, Kameron Misner and Casey Combs both stole home in the victory, representing two of the five stolen bases for the GCL Marlins in the game.

Yeremin Lara got no decision with his start, allowing one run in four innings. Jeremias Vasquez had a tough day, giving up five runs in only 2/3 of an inning. Eliezer Rodriguez (2-1, 5.25) earned the win with 2 1/3 innings of strong relief. Codie Paiva earned his first save, striking out four and keeping the Cards scoreless despite giving up four baserunners in two innings.

Tevin Mitchell and Lorenzo Hampton each collected three hits in the victory, as the baby Fish outhit the baby Cards, 13-to-12. Nasim Nunez and Combs also finished with multi-hit games.

The GCL Marlins visit the GCL Astros today at noon EDT.

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Rookie-Level Dominican Summer League

DSL Marlins 2, DSL Red Sox 3

The DSL Marlins came up short to the DSL Red Sox in Dominican Summer League action on Tuesday.

Cristhian Rodriguez led the Marlins offense with a pair of hits, including a triple. Yoelvis Sanchez hit a double, and the rest of the team totaled four singles in the losing effort.

Zaquiel Puentes (1-3, 6.29) took the loss even though all three runs allowed were unearned He was hardly blameless, however, as he gave up four walks and two hits in three innings of work. Yeuris Jimenez and Josan Mendez each threw three scoreless innings of relief.

The DSL Marlins have now lost three straight, and at 23-21 sit in third, four games back in the DSL Northwest Division. They visited the DSL Dodgers Bautista starting today at 10:30 AM EDT.

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