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Game 11: Jumbo Shrimp at Bulls

Saturday, May 15, 2021–6:35 p.m.

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (7–3) at Durham Bulls (6–4)

Durham Bulls Athletic Park — Durham, N.C.

GAME INFO:

The Jumbo Shrimp knocked three homers out ofthe park last night in Durham to take a 6–4 victory over the Bulls. Jazz Chisholm, Jesús Sánchez, and Brian Navarreto all went deep for Jacksonville. Chisholm also got a second RBI when he singled in the top of the fifth to bring in Corey Bird. Defensively, Josh A. Smith came on in relief of starter Jason Alexander and pitched 3.2 innings. Smith only gave up one run on one hit and struck out four. Steven Okert pitched the final 1.2 innings to preserve the win for Jacksonville and earn his third save of the season.

Tonight is game five of a 12-game road trip for Jacksonville, their longest road trip of the season until August. If the Jumbo Shrimp win tonight, they will clinch the series win against Durham.

Alexander Guillen makes his first start for the Jumbo Shrimp tonight. (Andreea Cardani/Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp)

MEET THE BULLS:

Durham is the Triple-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. The Bulls enter with a 6–4 record and are third in the Southeast Division.

Durham is managed by Brady Williams, who returns for his second season with the Bulls. Williams has spent his entire managerial career in the Tampa Bay Rays system, with stops in Hudson Valley, Bowling Green, Charlotte, Montgomery and now Durham. In his 11 seasons as a minor league manager, Williams has only had two losing seasons and an overall record of 778–621.

The Bulls lead all of Triple-A East in home runs this year with 20. In their last series with the Memphis Redbirds, Durham had back-to-back nights in which they hit five home runs in a game.

Durham is home to eight of the top 20 prospects in Tampa Bay’s farm system, including Wander Franco, who is the consensus №1 prospect in all of baseball.

PITCHING MATCHUP:

RHP Alexander Guillen (0–0, 1.69 ERA)

Alexander Guillen makes his first start for the Jumbo Shrimp tonight. Earlier this season, Guillen pitched as a reliever in two games for Jacksonville, earning one save. Guillen signed as a free agent with Miami in November of 2020. Before signing with the Marlins, Guillen spent all of his career in the Colorado Rockies organization. Tonight will be just the ninth start in his career and his first start since 2015.

LHP Dietrich Enns (0–0, 18.00 ERA)

Dietrich Enns makes his first start for Durham tonight. Enns has pitched in one game for the Bulls, giving up three runs in one inning of work. Enns was signed as a free agent by the Tampa Bay Rays in August of 2020. Before joining the Rays, Enns had spent time in the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins’ organizations. Enns started one game in The Show for the Minnesota Twins. He pitched 2.1 innings and gave up two runs on five hits.

LINEUP:

  1. José Devers, SS
  2. Monte Harrison, RF
  3. Lewin Díaz, 1B
  4. Jesús Sánchez, LF
  5. Eddy Alvarez, 3B
  6. Brian Miller, DH
  7. Deven Marrero, 2B
  8. Brian Navarreto, C
  9. Corey Bird, CF

News from the Troupe:

  • Jesús Sánchez was back in the lineup last night and didn’t miss a beat, launching his fifth home run over the right-field wall.

TRIPLE-A SOUTHEAST DIVISION STANDINGS

FISH FAMILY

Here is a look at the other Marlins’ Affiliates:

Low-A: Palm Beach Cardinals (4–6) at Jupiter Hammerheads (4–6) @ 6:30 p.m. ET

High-A: South Bend Cubs (3–6) at Beloit Snappers (5–5) @ 7:35 p.m. ET

Double-A: Birmingham Barons (7–3) at Pensacola Blue Wahoos (6–4) @ 7:05 p.m. ET

MLB: Miami Marlins (17–21) at Los Angeles Dodgers (21–17) @ 9:10 p.m. ET

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Saturday’s games will be broadcast on the following platforms:

Radio: ESPN 690 AM

Online Stream: MiLB.TV

Phone/Tablet: ESPN690.com, JaxShrimp.com, MiLB First Pitch App

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Odds, ends and insights about the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, Triple-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins

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