Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 7/18

Gwinnett 10, Scranton WB 2

  • K.Johnson 2-5 K
  • C. Burke 2-3 2B, 2 RBI, BB, K
  • R. Gorecki 2-4 HR(8), 4 RBI, K
  • B. Brownlie 6IP 3H 2R 2BB 8K

Bobby Brownlie pitched another solid game for Gwinnett. The only runs he allowed were two solo homers in the 4th and 5th innings. Some of us were talking about this a couple weeks back, if you are going to make a mistake, make it when there is no one on base. Outside of his first game for Gwinnett this season, Brownlie has been excellent for the Braves with good peripherals across the board. I am sure he is only there for organizational depth, but if there was some crazy series of events that required use to put him on the roster I wouldn't be so upset with him getting the call. He has just been so bad in the past it scares me a little.

Huntsville 8, Mississippi 5
  • J. Heyward 2-3 2B, BB
  • F. Freeman 2-3 2B, HR(1), 4 RBI
  • JC Boscan 3-4 RBI, K

Well, Jason Heyward and Frederick Freeman both contributed to the offense in this one. Heyward now has a 1.232 OPS in Mississippi and Freeman has 24 doubles between two levels. I don't have much else to say about these guys. Scott Diamond was roughed up for 7 runs in 5.1 innings, most of which came from a 6th inning meltdown that saw him and Jerome Gamble allow 6 runs between them while surrendering 5 XBH.

Winston Salem 6, Myrtle Beach 5 - 11 Innings

  • C. Johnson 1-4 2B, RBI, BB, 3K
  • E. Mejia 1-3 2B, RBI, 2 BB, K
  • G. Rodriguez 2-5 2 RBI, BB, 2K

Cole Rohrbough was roughed up once again, allowing 5 runs in 5.2 innings but also striking out 6. Cole has been pretty much the worst pitcher in our system this year and I really hope he can turn this around. Gerry Rodriguez started in LF tonight and moved to 1B when Ernesto Mejia was pinch run for in the 9th inning. Craig Kimbrel allowed to winning run to score in the top of the 11th when he gave up a lead off double, tossed a wild pitch and then surrendered a sac fly. That is first run he has allowed in 6 outings.

West Virginia 2, Rome 3 - 12 Innings

  • Z. Spruill 5IP 5H 2R 1BB 7K

I'm not going to give the hitters any love because they didn't get any RBI. The reason for that is all their runs scored on plays involving errors (WV had 5 of them). Zeke Pitched great, though, after giving up 2 runs in the first. He has had his strike out pitch working in the past 3 games, collecting 21 in 17.2IP. Maybe he is finding that early season form again? Another thing I can see looking at his stats is his GB rate has decreased every month starting with 2.23 in April and it is now down to 1.41 this month. Maybe that is something to keep an eye on.

Bristol 2, Danville 8

  • LV Ware 1-1 RBI, BB, 2 SB(15)
  • C. Harrilchak 3-4 3 RBI, BB
  • RSF 3-5 RBI

LV Ware has been crazy-go-nuts since he was demoted to the Appy League. He was obviously overmatched in Rome but he appears to have Danville down pat. He is the owner of a .918 OPS and an awesome 15/16 SB success rate. Also RSF raised his AVG back over .400 in this game.

GCL Blue Jays 13, GCL Braves 4

  • A.Feliz 1-3 HR(2)
  • J. Parr 3IP 0H 0R 1BB 5K

You would think if your team started the game with 3 near perfectly pitched innings that you would be alright. No so. James Parr has looked excellent in his 3 outings since coming back. He has only allowed 1 walk in 6 innings along with 9K. I know it is only GCL guys but heck, even major leaguers that come to the GCL to rehab usually give up a couple of hits here and there.

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