Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 7/2

Gwinnett 5, Norfolk 4

  • J. Schafer 0-3 K
  • JC Holt 2-5 2 SB(9)
  • B. Jones 2-4 2B, RBI

Another solid start for the young gun John Halama. I guess he has been a solid pick up for Gwinnett so far this season as they desperately needed some pitching depth after the trades and promotions. Gwinnett is sitting 2.5 ames back in the standings behind Norfolk and Durham.

Mississippi 0, West Tenn 1

  • S. Diamond 8IP 2H 0R 3BB 8K

Scott Diamond was freaking phenomenal as he no hit West Tenn through the first three innings, struck out the side in the 4th inning, and then faced the minimum amount of batter from the 4th to the 8th (he allowed a single that was erased on a double play). And then Jerome Gamble came in for the 9th inning and lost the game.

Salem 1, Myrtle Beach 8

  • J. Heyward 2-4 2 RBI, K
  • C. Johnson 2-3 2B, HR(21), 5 RBI
  • J. Thompson 7IP 3H 1R 2BB 6K

John Sickels talked a little bit about Jason Heyward today over at Minor League Ball today. What he has to say is not anything new, but Heywards power has been down since he returned, even though he is on a 9 game hitting streak currently. Hopefully Cody Johnson's power is returning a little bit with his new tempered approach. He has been hitting .361 over his last 10 games and this was his first homer since June 20 when he hit 2. Jacob Thompson actually pitched 7 innings out of the bullpen in relief of Jose Otegano. I don't know why, but Thompson has looked really good in Myrtle Beach after he posted a 5.20 ERA in Rome.

Bowling Green 5, Rome 0

I won't even get into the individual stuff. Rome only managed 2 hits for the game and Zeke Spruill gave up 5 runs in 5 innings. Only 3 were earned but he gave up another home run in this game and he allowed 7 flyouts vs 4 groundouts.

Princeton 4, Danville 5

  • RSF 2-4 RBI, 2K
  • T. Harris 3IP 1H 0R 0BB 4K

Danville scrapped together 4 conectuive baserunners to start the 6th innings and took the lead for good. Tyrelle Harris is another pitcher we took from Tennessee (Duente Heath is another one) and he came in and shut the door for the last 3 innings of the game. Maybe someone to keep an eye on.

GCL Yankees, GCL Braves

  • R. Odreman 1-2 HR(5), 2 RBI
  • C. Bethancourt 3-4 2B, HR(1), 2 RBI
  • C.Perez 3IP 2H 0R 1BB 4K

There were a lot of good performances in this game. Odreman now has 5 homers in 5 games and 7 hits which have all gone for more than 1 base. I picture him in my head beating anthropomorphic baseballs on their big round heads with a baseball bat and then dragging them back to his cave. What I am most excited about in this game is seeing the two 17 year old player, Christian Bethancourt and Carlos Perez, both doing very well so far. CB has 3 XBH and a 3/3 BB/K in his first few games in pro ball. Carlos Perez has just been solid all around in his two appearances with more K than IP. We really have a TON of depth in the low minors. The problem is we really need some of that talent at the top right now.

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