We get some news from the international signing front as Baseball America is reporting that the Braves are heavily interested in Dominican LHP Edgar Ferreira. BA says that he throws up to 93-94 which is excellent from a teenage LHP. He would be a nice pairing to go with last year's signing of Carlos Perez.
Louisville 8, Gwinnett 2
- J. Schafer 0-5 2K
- B. Jones 3-4 RBI
Brandon Jones is still hitting over .300 for the season but he has literally no power. He has 0 homers for the season and only 12 doubles. This is sad for me because he has really developed his plater discipline and if he could gain some semblence of the power he once had he could turn out to be a solid player. Unfortunately this is the second straight year he has taken a step back in the power department. Also of note is that he played RF tonight. I don't know how often he has been in RF this year so I won't speculate on anything concerning it.
Mississippi 4, West Tenn 5 - 13 Innings
- C. Rodriguez 2-6 2 2B
- W. Cabrera 1-6 HR(5)
Six hits and one walk in 13 innings is just not getting it done offensively. Travis Jones, Kala Kaaihue and Kody Kirkland struck out a combined 9 times. Kyle Cofield had his first bad start in about 6 outings. Still his ERA is sitting at 3.08 on the season.
Myrtle Beach 6, Kinston 5
- F. Freeman 1-3 2BB, K
- J. Heyward 1-5
- C. Johnson 2-4 2 RBI, 2K
David Francis started the game tonight for Myrtle Beach. The poor guy has been jerked back and forth between Rome and The Beach 3 or 4 times this season. He has been used mostly in long relief in Rome and has started every time out for the Pelicans. He hasn't been great at any point this season but the guy can strike out some guys and has pretty solid control most of the time. John Sickels picked him as a sleeper candidate in his prospect handbook and I've like him since his 16K game last year. Keep an eye on him and maybe we can have someone to replace Locke.
Augusta 1, Rome 2
- G. Rodriguez 1-3 HR(11), 2 RBI
- S. Shults 1-1 2B, 2BB
- P. Clemens 8IP 4H 1R 1BB 2K
I don't know if any of your were watching Sportscenter tonight but apparently Rome's manager Randy Ingle went fairly nuts on a call that disallowed a home run by Matt Kennelly. Remember Mississippi manager Philip Wellman went nuts last year (maybe the season before?) in one of the most ridiculous managerial rants ever. Ingle's wasn't as bad, but it did involve some meticulous base realignment. Paul Clemens put together his best start of the season and what is really nice about it is the single walk allowed. He has walked 19 batters in his 33 innings as a starter this year. Maybe he is figuring something out.
Kingsport 2, Danville 5
- R. Hefflinger 2-4 K
- RSF 1-3 HR(3)
- B. Oberholtzer 5IP 3H 2R 1BB 4K
More offense from the Danville team with RSF still slugging over 1.000 for the season. Thats just dumb.
GCL Braves @ GCL Pirates - Postponed
Several games were affected by heavy rain in Florida.