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Jammers lose, watch Muckdogs celebrate

MIAMI — The Jamestown Jammers, short-season A ball affiliate of the Marlins, saw their quest for a New York-Penn League title come to an end on Sunday, when the Batavia Muckdogs (pictured) defeated them, 9-3, to sweep the best-of-three championship series and win it all.

Going into the series, the Jammers had won seven in a row — outscoring their opponents by a combined 61-24. But in Game 1 on Friday, Jamestown saw Jermaine Curtis hit a two-run homer with two outs in the top of the ninth to put Batavia up by one in the top of the ninth. In the bottom half, the Jammers had the tying run in scoring position with one out, but Brandon Turner struck out, and Justin Bass grounded out to end it.

After Saturday’s game was postponed, Sunday’s affair was never even close. The Muckdogs jumped out to a 4-0 lead, with all of those runs coming in the bottom of the third, and, after the Jammers made it a one-run game, Batavia had a five-run eighth inning to pull away.


muckdogs.jpgNew Marlins

While no Jammers are expected to be called up to the Marlins, four Mudcats were officially brought to the big club on Monday. Cameron Maybin, Ryan Tucker, Gaby Sanchez and Jesus Delgado will sport teal for the rest of this season. Because Sanchez isn’t on the 40-man roster, his contract had to be selected, and the Marlins will have to make a corresponding roster move on Tuesday. Read the full story here.

– Alden Gonzalez, associate reporter/MLB.com 

Mudcats’ season crumbles in the end

Up 2-1 against the Mississippi Braves, Double-A Carolina dropped the final two games of the series in extra innings to come up short in the Southern League Finals.

tuohlnrs.jpgMIAMI — The Carolina Mudcats were so close.

But, in the end, the only thing they were close to was the celebration by the Mississippi Braves players near the mound at Trustmark Park (pictured), as they beat the Marlins’ Doube-A affiliate, 3-2, in 10 innings during the Southern League Finals.

Back in Game 4, when they were up 2-1 in the series, the Mudcats had a chance to seal the deal in the 11th inning before surrendering a home run tie it up. Two innings later, they lost on a walkoff single.

Entering the ninth inning of the deciding game, Carolina was down, 2-1, before a leadoff homer by Scott Cousins off Southern League Pitcher of the Year Todd Redmond tied it up. But after a couple of singles in the 10th inning by the Braves, Chris Mobley checked into the game and threw a wild pitch, allowing J.C. Holt to score the winning run.

Read the full story here.

But hey, here’s one thing to look forward to: Now that the Mudcats’ season is over, there’s a good chance you can see center field prospect Cameron Maybin pretty soon. Gaby Sanchez, the Southern League MVP this year, isn’t as likely of an addition, considering he’d have to be added to the 40-man roster first, and there wouldn’t be much of an opportunity for him to play with the Marlins. Ryan Tucker could also be added.

Jammers update

The Marlins’ short-season, Single-A affiliate, the Jamestown Jammers, lost the first game of the New York-Penn League Finals to the Batavia Muckdogs, 4-3. Down a run in the bottom of the ninth, the Jammers had the tying run in scoring position with one out, but Brandon Tucker struck out, and Justin Bass grounded out to end it.

The second of the best-of-three series on Saturday was postponed due to rain and will be played Sunday at 6:05 p.m. ET.

– Alden Gonzalez, associate reporter/MLB.com

Mudcats GM named Southern League Exec of Year

MIAMI — What has already been a great year for the Carolina Mudcats just keeps getting better.

kremer.jpgOn Monday, Joe Kremer, the general manager of the Marlins’ Double-A affiliate, was named the Jimmy Bragan Executive of the Year in the Southern League — an award voted on by his peers.

Kremer’s most productive contribution was helping raise the Mudcats’ average attendance (4,073) to the highest it has been in 11 years over a full season.

But his most memorable lasted only one inning.

MiracleLeague.jpgWhile hosting the Southern League All-Star Game in mid-July, Kremer set up the Miracle League’s first All-Star Game. Before the start of the game, All-Star players and coaches assisted special-needs children in a one-inning exhibition. Afterwards, he set up an auction that featured autographed, player-worn jerseys and raised $8,000 for the Miracle League.

Kremer has been with the organization — which relocated from Columbus in 1991 — for 20 years and is receiving the award for a Southern League record-tying fourth time.

Series tied

The Mudcats and Mississippi Braves have split the first two games of the Southern League Championships. The Braves won the first game, 5-4 in 10 innings, at Carolina, and the Mudcats came back to win Game 2, 6-3, on Tuesday. Both teams will play next on Thursday at 8:05 p.m. ET at Mississippi — a place the Mudcats better get used to, considering they’ll be playing the last three games of the series there.

‘Jamming’ into Finals

Make that five in a row now for the Jamestown Jammers, the Marlins’ short season Single A club. And it couldn’t have come at a better time. After two straight wins against the Staten Island Yankees, the Jammers find themselves two wins away from winning the championship, as they’ll face the winner between Lowell Spinners and Batavia Muckdogs — to be decided tonight, at 7:05 ET.

– by Alden Gonzalez, associate reporter/MLB.com

Marlins on the Strip?

IsotopesPark.jpgMIAMI — There’s a chance the Marlins may not have a Triple A team in Albuquerque, N.M., next season. That’s because the Dodgers have yet to reach a contract extension with their Triple-A affiliate, the Las Vegas 51s, and it doesn’t seem like they’ll do so by the cutoff point on Sept. 30.

The Dodgers’ Triple A team had been located in Albuquerque from 1972-2000 — then known as the Dukes — and it seems like they want to move back. If that’s the case, it would be the Marlins that would likely end up in Vegas.

cashmanfield.jpgIt would also be the Marlins who would be giving up having their young stars play in the beautiful Isotopes Park (right) — finished in 2003. The area of the stadium’s current location was known as the Albuquerque Sports Stadium before most of it was demolished when the Dodgers moved out. Instead, the Triple-A Marlins could be playing in the 25-year-old, less-than-10,000-seat-capacity Cashman Field in Nevada (left).

Another option could be New Orleans, where the Mets look to be moving on.

Teams have until Sept. 11 to let the commissioner’s office know they’d like to consider other options, and they’ll start negotiating in a two-week period beginning Sept. 16.

In an article by the Las Vegas Sun, 51s President Don Logan said he doesn’t feel like the Dodgers will be back, but his organization is guaranteed somebody. He said by the time the smoke clears, it would be the Marlins and Nationals still looking for a Triple-A affiliate.

The 51s were looking to rename their organization, but that’s been put on hold because of the uncertainty.

Currently, the Marlins have agreements with Single-A Greensboro and Jupiter. Albuquerque, as well as Double-A Carolina and short-season Class A Jamestown, are still up in the air, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. 

– by Alden Gonzalez, associate reporter/MLB.com