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Updated: 2017-06-25T22:54:13-04:00

 



Fish Farm Report: June 25th

2017-06-25T22:54:13-04:00

William Cuevas tosses a gem, and Marlins affiliated ballclubs post a 3-3 record in action on Sunday. Transactions The Hammerheads activated 1B Brad Haynal from the temporarily inactive list, and RHP Garrett Cortright was assigned to Greensboro from Jupiter. The Grasshoppers placed RHP Ryley MacEachern on the seven-day DL. C Michael Hernandez was assigned to the GCL Marlins. Triple-A Pacific Coast League New Orleans Baby Cakes 7, Colorado Springs Sky Sox 1 William Cuevas (1-0, 0.00) continues to dazzle at the triple-A level with the Baby Cakes (28-47), throwing six innings of one-hit shutout ball and earning a 7-1 win over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (43-30). Opposing batters are hitting just .114 against him since he joined New Orleans, and he has struck out 12 in 10 2⁄3 innings, including five today. 4,214 were in attendance at Shrine on Airline to witness Cuevas’ mastery, and Odrisamer Despaigne earned his second save with the club, striking out two in three innings while allowing one run on three hits and a walk. The contest was scoreless until the bottom of the fifth, when Peter Mooney hit a two-RBI-triple and scored a moment later on an error by opposing catcher Andrew Susac. The Baby Cakes made it 4-0 in the next inning, on a Mike Aviles sacrifice fly. Matt Juengel (5) made it 7-0 in the eighth on a three-run shot to left field. The Sky Sox prevented the shutout with two outs in the ninth, scoring a run on a Brett Phillips RBI-groundout. Mooney added two singles to his hit total for the game, raising his average to .186. Juengel added a single to his total, and Moises Sierra hit a double and a triple, and is up to .300 for the season. Elsewhere in the PCL Round Rock Express 1, Iowa Cubs 0 (2, suspended due to wet grounds)Omaha Storm Chasers 5, Memphis Redbirds 3Salt Lake Bees 4, Las Vegas 51s 3Reno Aces 9, Tacoma Rainiers 1 Nashville Sounds, Oklahoma City DodgersEl Paso Chihuahuas, Albuquerque Isotopes Double-A Southern League Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 0, Jackson Generals 1 Chris Mazza dazzled on the mound for the Shrimp (31-43), who ended up dropping a 1-0 decision to the Jackson Generals (40-34) with 1,031 on hand in the Ballpark at Jackson. Mazza pitched six frames and gave up just three hits and two walks, allowing no runs and striking out two for a 68 GameScore. Unfortunately, his opponent for the Generals, Ivan Pineyro (6-0, 1.95) whiffed a dozen and allowed just three hits over seven shutout innings for an 88 GameScore. Alex Yarbrough, Brian Anderson, and John Norwood each managed a single in the game, but that was it for the Shrimp, who left just one runner on base due to a pair of GIDP from Austin Nola. The games’ only run came in the bottom of the seventh, when B.J. Lopez crossed the plate on a Jeff Kinley (0-1, 9.00) wild pitch. Elsewhere in the SL Tennessee Smokies 2, Mobile BayBears 1Mississippi Braves 7, Biloxi Shuckers 3 (10)Chattanooga Lookouts 6, Pensacola Blue Wahoos 0 (7)Chattanooga Lookouts 6, Pensacola Blue Wahoos 0 (7)Birmingham Barons 5, Montgomery Biscuits 4 High-A Florida State League Jupiter Hammerheads 5, Palm Beach Cardinals 2 The Hammerheads (35-37) came from behind for a 5-2 win over the Palm Beach Cardinals (42-29) with 317 in attendance at Roger Dean Stadium. Scott Squier earned no-decision, allowing two earned runs on five hits and three walks in 4 2⁄3 innings, with two strikeouts. Evan Beal (1-0, 0.00) earned the win after pitching a scoreless eighth, and Tyler Kinley notched his seventh save of the season with a perfect ninth, lowering his ERA to 1.02. Palm Beach opened the scoring in the fourth, scoring on a Danny Diekroeger sacrifice fly, but Angel Reyes (2) got it back in the top of the fifth, going deep to left center. The Cards scored again in the fifth to reestablish their one-run lead on a Blake Drake RBI-double. The score remained, 2-1 Cardinals until the eighth, when the Hammerheads tied it on a J.J. Gould RBI-single. Jupiter scored three times in the top of the ninth. John Silviano opened with a single, Angel Reyes hit a one-out single, [...]



Giancarlo Stanton will defend his HR Derby Crown

2017-06-25T20:51:11-04:00

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The slugger will compete in the 2017 contest at Marlins Park.

For the second straight year, Giancarlo Stanton will compete in the event that centers around what he does best: crush massive homers.

Stanton announced on Twitter Sunday that he would compete in the 2017 Home Run Derby on July 10 during the All-Star Game festivities at Marlins Park.

That towering home run off John Lackey was his 19th on the season and the only run the Marlins would need.

Just for good measure, the Marlins tacked on an insurance run in the sixth inning. Dee Gordon led off the inning with a single, advanced to third base thanks to a stolen base and a throwing error, before Christian Yelich sent him home on a sac fly to center. That stolen base was his 28th of the season. Two runs won’t be enough on most nights, but Urena and the pen took care of business tonight.

Kyle Barraclough, David Phelps, and A.J. Ramos each threw a scoreless inning of relief to shut the door. Nice and easy. Don’t you love it when the bullpen doesn’t implode?

The Cubs actually doubled the Marlins hit total on the evening (6 to 3). Stanton had two hits and Gordon had the other. Yelich and Justin Bour were the only others to reach base via the walk. That was it. Five baserunners. I guess the pitching owed the offense a pick-me-up one of these days.

Here is the Fangraphs win expectancy graph

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The Marlins and Cubs will play game three of their four game set tomorrow at 4:10 PM. It will be Jon Lester for the Cubs taking on Justin Nicolino.