Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 7/28

I wasn't even going to post tonight, but then I saw a couple performances that really merited a post. So here you go.

Lehigh Valley 2, Gwinnett 7

  • C. Burke 3-5 K
  • B. Conrad 3-3 2B, HR(10), 2 RBI
  • T. Hudson 4IP 4H 0R 0BB 2K

Tim Hudson is moving right along on his rehab assignment and I am impressed with the amount of control he had in this start. He threw 41 pitches of which 27 were strikes and as you can see he issued no walks. Brooks Conrad appears to have brought his experience from Atlanta with him

West Tenn @ Mississippi - RAIN

The Southern League summons the gods of rain in order to keep Heyward off the field.

Myrtle Beach 9, Potomac 14

  • R. Gress 2-5 2B, 2 RBI
  • G. Rodriguez 3-5 2B, RBI
  • C. Shehan 2-5 2 2B, 2K

The sad thing here is that this game wasn't nearly as close as the scoreboard says. The Pelicans scored 8 of their runs after the start of the 8th inning (6 in the 9th). They didn't hit until the last 2 innings, they committed 4 errors and obviously the pitching was incredibly weak. This team has not been playing well in their past few games. On the bright side Cory Gearrin has been lights out and Gerry Rodriguez has been the best hitter on the club since his promotion.

Rome 7, Kannapolis 2
  • M. Kennelly 1-3 2B, BB, K
  • A. Milligan 2-3 HR(5), 3 RBI, K
  • R. Delgado 6IP 4H 2R 2BB 10K

These are the games that make you think Randall Delgado could be our best pitching prospect. Neither of the runs that he allowed were earned which helped improve his ERA to 3.00 for the month, which makes July his best all around month this season (though the walks could still use some work). Adam Milligan is hitting .472 in his last 10 games with all 5 of his HRs coming in the last 6 games. His K% at this point is actually only 21% in 81 ABs for Rome which is just fine for a young slugger his age. Milligan was a two sport guy in high school who started to develop quickly when he began to focus solely on baseball and now that he is getting game experience he could really take off.

Burlington 1, Danville 2

  • M. Jones 1-4 2B, K
  • R. Hefflinger 1-3 2B, K
  • B. Oberholtzer 3.2IP 3H 0R 1BB 4K

Mycal Jones doubled with one out in the 9th inning, advanced on a ground out and then scored the walk off run on a wild pitch. I think that is the second time in the last week in which one of the rookie teams pulled this off. Brett Oberholtzer has been the best all around pitcher on this team so far (regards to Tyler Stovall and Julio Teheran).

GCL Braves @ GCL Yankees - RAIN

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