Shrimp Central: Jumbo Shrimp vs. Wahoos June 23, 2019
The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp will continue their five-game series with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville at 3:05 p.m.
Yesterday a sixth inning J.C. Millan home run was the difference as Jacksonville won 3–2 over Pensacola.
Below are video highlights from yesterday as well as the radio recap with highlights from the Jumbo Shrimp Network, presented by Community First.
Scott Kornberg visited with our Navy Mutual MVP of the Game J.C. Millan:
Scott Kornberg also visited with Jumbo Shrimp manager Kevin Randel in the clubhouse:
The Miami Marlins announced a trio of transactions that impact their Double-A affiliate Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp roster prior to today’s game against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville at 3:05 p.m.
Right-handed starting pitcher Edward Cabrera has been transferred from High-A Jupiter to Jacksonville. Cabrera was 5–3 with a 2.02 ERA in 11 starts for the Hammerheads, striking out 73 batters in 58 innings of work as he earned 2019 Florida State League Midseason All-Star honors. Cabrera, 21, is a native of Santiago, Dominican Republic, and is regarded by MLB Pipeline as the Marlins №8 prospect. This is the first call-up to the Double-A level in his career.
Additionally, catcher Adrian Nieto has been signed by the Marlins as a minor league free agent and assigned to Jacksonville. Nieto had been playing in independent baseball in the American Association for the Sioux Falls Canaries, playing in 31 games while hitting .276 with four home runs and 24 RBI. Nieto has not played affiliated baseball since 2017 when he was in the Southern League with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. Nieto also played in the Southern League in 2015 with the Birmingham Barons when he was honored as a 2015 Southern League Midseason All-Star. Nieto also previously played in the Marlins organization, catching 37 games in 2016 for Triple-A New Orleans. Originally a Washington Nationals farmhand, Nieto was selected by the Chicago White Sox in the 2013 Rule 5 draft, Major League phase, and spent the 2014 season in the majors with Chicago, hitting .236 with two home runs and 37 RBI in 48 games caught.
In a corresponding move, catcher Mike Hernandez has been transferred from Jacksonville to rookie level Batavia. Hernandez caught three games for the Muckdogs, hitting .111 (1-for-9) with no home runs and no runs batted in. Hernandez also played earlier this season with High-A Jupiter, where he caught 19 games and hit .164 with no home runs or runs batted in. He did not appear in a game for the Jumbo Shrimp.
Get ready for today’s game with “Shrimp Show.”
Here are today’s official Jumbo Shrimp game notes, compiled by Scott Kornberg.
Fans can listen to the game live on the Jumbo Shrimp Network, presented by Community First Credit Union, with Roger Hoover and Scott Kornberg providing play-by-play. Hoover and Kornberg will will also host the pregame show “Shrimp on Deck” beginning at 2:50 p.m. The game can be heard locally on Sunny 102.3 FM, on the TuneIn Radio app, as well as online by clicking the link below:
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