Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 7/19

Gwinnett 5, Scranton WB 3

  • K. Johnson 2-4 3B, RBI, BB, K
  • C. Burke 2-4 K, SB(5)
  • B. Barton 1-4 2B, 2 RBI

Just a good solid win for the Braves. Kelly Johnson knocked his 5th XBH in 41 ABs for Gwinnett. At least he is hitting the ball with some authority down there. John Halama was solid as well, allowing only 2 runs over 6 innings of work. Gwinnet is currently 50-45 and 5 games out of the division in third place.

Huntsville 3, Mississippi 4

  • C. Rodriguez 2-4 K
  • T. Jones 3-3 HR(4), 4 RBI, BB
  • K. Cofield 6.2IP 8H 2R 1BB 4K - 2-3 K

Man it is nice to see Travis Jones get it going a little. Remember when he was rolling way back in May? Yeah, he hit .194 in June and so far in July he is posting a .167 AVG on the board. I like the guy a lot (and not completely beause he went to the University of South Carolina) because he brings some decent pop to the plate along with good speed to go along with the ability to take some walks. So far this season he hasn't put it together (save for May).

Winston-Salem 2, Myrtle Beach 7
  • D. Linares 1-4 HR(8), K
  • C. Johnson 1-3 HR(24), 2 RBI, BB
  • E. Mejia 2-3 2B, 2 RBI
  • B. Johnson 1-4 HR(7), 2 RBI, K
  • T. Hudson 2IP 0H 0R 1BB 2K

So the fun will begin soon. What do we do with Tim Hudson? He is saying already that he is feeling better throwing  than he has in years, which is impressive to me considering how well he pitched the last couple of seasons. I know I shouldn't expect anything from him this season simply because I know it usually takes a guy a full season to knock the rust off and air it all out after an injury like this. Cody Johnson may finally be finding some sort of equilibrium with his approach as he already has 4 homers this month vs just 3 all of last month. His OPS is pretty much the same however, but if his low points for a season are gonna be .818 and .817 I'll take it.

West Virginia 6, Rome 12

  • S. Moody 3-5 2 2B, 2 RBI
  • Y. Campusano 4-4 HR(3), 3 RBI, BB
  • A. Milligan 3-4 2B, 2 RBI

Shayne Moody and Yoel Campusano (he used to be Joel) have combined to go 21-44 since July 15 (take out July 16 and it becomes 21-38) and the Braves have gone 4-1 in that span (and not coincidentally they lost on the 16th). Rome is 9-15 in the second half of their season which places them at the bottom of their division and well out of 1st place.

Bristol 4, Danville 3 - 12 Innings

  • LV Ware 2-5 2B, RBI
  • R. Gress 1-4 2B, RBI, BB 2K

RSF did go 1-3 in this one to keep his average jus over .400.

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