Jacksonville Sports Day

Jacksonville Blanked by Shuckers 2-0 in Final Road Game at Biloxi

Photo by Mike Krebs

BILOXI, Miss. – The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (54-60, 25-19) fell to the Biloxi Shuckers (67-47, 26-18) by a 2-0 score in the fifth and final game of the five-game series at MGM Park on Monday night.

Biloxi right-handed starting pitcher Dylan File (8-1) earned the victory, working seven scoreless innings where he allowed three hits, walked a batter, and struck out five.

Jacksonville left-handed starting pitcher Trevor Rogers (0-1) took the loss in his Southern League debut.

Rogers, the Marlins No. 9 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, pitched four and two-thirds innings where he gave up two runs (both earned) on seven hits with two walks and six strikeouts.

Biloxi right-handed relief pitcher Nate Griep worked a perfect ninth to secure his Southern League-leading 18th save of the season.

Biloxi scored the game’s first run in the bottom of the second inning on a two-out RBI double by Alexander Alvarez to lead 1-0.

Two innings later in the bottom of the fourth, Ryan Aguilar scored from third when File reached on a fielder’s choice to put the score at 2-0, which would be the final.

Jacksonville’s offense left seven men on base, and the Jumbo Shrimp were 0-for-7 batting as a team with runners in scoring position.

The Jumbo Shrimp start a five-game series with the Mississippi Braves at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville at 7:05 p.m. on Wednesday night.

ROSTER MOVES – Right-handed pitcher Kolton Mahoney has been transferred from Jacksonville to Triple-A New Orleans. Mahoney this season with Jacksonville is 4-1 with a 2.63 ERA in 24 appearances and six starts. Earlier this season Mahoney pitched in one game for New Orleans in relief, going 1-0 with a 3.18 ERA. Additionally, infielder J.C. Millan has been transferred from Jacksonville to Triple-A New Orleans. Millan has played in 75 games for Jacksonville this season, hitting .278 with four home runs and 33 RBI. The Jumbo Shrimp roster stands at 23 active players, plus Pablo Lopez on his major league rehab assignment.

 

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