Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 4/12

Gwinnet 4, Charlotte 3

  • G. Blanco 1-4 K, SB
  • B. Jones 1-3 2B, RBI, BB, K, SB
  • C. Morton 6IP 1H 1R 1BB 12K

Damn Charlie Morton, make a case for yourself. Seriously the guy has as good an arm as anyone in our system. Maybe we should bring him up for the frist half of the season since someone will have to come up with the Glavine issue (see next recap) to get maximum value out of him and then when he gets tired (like he does every year) we send him back and bring up someone else. Just a random thought. Blanco did everything a hitter can today except a HBP.

Carolina 4, Mississippi 7

  • T. Glavine 2IP 3H 1R 1BB 0K
  • B. Hicks 2-4 HR, 2 RBI, 1K
  • P. Britton 3-4 2B, 2 RBI

Tom Glavine left this game after only 36 pitches and word is he is very discouraged. He apparently had some shoulder stiffness. They are saying it was precautionary, but whenever the 5th starter spot comes around in Atlanta you can bet it won't be Glavine making it. Brandon Hicks whipped out the power stick and he was the only INF not to make an error today (5 errors!). Britton hit some today and he threw out 1/2 base stealers.

Wilmington 3, Myrtle Beach 6

  • M. Fisher 3-5 RBI, K
  • J. Heyward 1-5 2B
  • F. Freeman 3-4 2B, 2 RBI, K, E
  • C. Johnson 1-3 BB, K
  • C. Rohrbough 5IP 4H 1R 1BB 6K

Doing this makes me realize how many guys there are on this team to keep an eye on. I don't know what is wrong with Johnson since he didn't hit a homer today. Heyward gets his first XBH of the year and tossed in an OF assist (see what I did there?). Rohrbough was pretty ridiculous and along with Locke, he could be our best pitcher in the minors at the end of the year.

Rome 0, Charleston 2

  • B. Schleuber 1-3 2B
  • R. Delgado 3.1IP 5H 2R 2BB 4K
  • D. Francis 3.2IP 3H 0R 1BB 1K

Yeah, I'm not too excited about our offense in Rome this season. There just isn't a single guy on the team that really wows me except maybe Sumoza. Rodriguez has power but I'm not sure if he has much contact ability. Delgado was roughed up a bit in his first start in A ball, but he's a teenager and has great stuff so I'm not too worried. Francis is a guy we need to keep an eye on this year as he had some moments last season where he was just filthy. Who know if he is really that good, but he might surprise us this year.

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