Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 5/24

Just to note. Gwinnett is 24-20 and 5 games out (3rd in Div); Mississippi is 20-22 and 8.5 games out (5th/Last in Div); Myrtle Beach (the team I think is the most talented of our minor league teams) is 15-27 and 6.o games out (4th/last in Div); Rome (who I think is the least talented team) is 24-19 and tied for first in the division.

Toledo 1, Gwinnett 4

  • G. Blanco 2-3 RBI
  • B. Jones 0-1 3BB, K
  • V. Pope 2-3 2B, BB
  • A. Colina 2-4 HR(2), 2RBI
  • C. Morton 7IP 4H 1R 0BB 4K

A solid win for the Gwinnett ballclub with a lot of people chipping in. Morton hasn't been quite as dominant this season as he was last year in AAA but he has still been very good, just outshined by the hijinks of Medlen and Hanson. I still think he could be a solid 3-4 starter in the majors but it won't happen with Atlanta. Brandon Jones has a .412 OBP on the season and if he could just develop some kind of power, maybe 15 home run pop? He could be really useful. I mean he is useful now, but just not starter useful. Maybe he is the guy who just needs his shot in the majors to break out.

Mobile @ MIssissippi - Postponed


Wilmington 5, Myrtle Beach 4

  • J. Heyward 1-4 HR(9), K
  • F. Freeman 2-4 K
  • D. Linares 1-3 2B, 2RBI
  • J. Locke 7IP 7H 4R 2BB 4K

Another 'meh' kind of start for Jeff Locke. The defense didn't help him out much yet again but his strike outs are down a little from the beginning of the season. Jason Heyward has 4 homers in his last 10 games and is only 2 shy of equalling his total from last season. I was a little worried last season we might end up with some Joe Mauer type guy (the Mauer of years past anyways) who always flashed crazy power but never tapped into it in games. But that doesn't look to be the case this year. Not so far anyways.

Greenville 1, Rome 0

  • L. Sumoza 1-4 2B
  • J. Sucre 2-4 2B
  • B. DeVall 5IP 6H 1R 1BB 2K
  • P. Clemens 4IP 2H 0R 1BB 2K

Clemens and DeVall pitched really well in this one but the Greenville pitchers were even better (or conversely, the Rome hitters that bad). Paul Clemens may have figured something out in the past few games as he gave up 19 runs in his first 5 outing and has allowed only 1 over his past 4. His Ks are down a bit in those but obviously the overall production is up so I'll take the lower K totals. His stuff is excellent so I think they will come as he gets adjusted.

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