Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 8/12 (Cory Rasmus throws a No-Hitter)

Update: Totally didn't see that other Danville game when I was looking at the scoreboards. Now get off my freaking case.

Wow, so my trip was definitely 3 hours longer than it should have been. I love that.

Durham 4, Gwinnett 5

  • R. Gorecki 4-5 2B, HR(9)
  • B. Jones 1-5 HR(5), K
  • B. Carlyle 2IP 0H 0R 0BB 5K

Please bring up Buddy Carlyle now and send Acosta down. Brandon Jones now has 3 homers in his last 6 games after going 0fer April-May-June. He also mainted that .765 SLG he is putting up this month. Is this a fluke or is he making up for lost time? Or has he been hanging out with Manny and Big Papi? Also, Gwinnett now has sole lead of the division.

Mississippi @ Huntsville = RAIN

 

Salem 3, Myrtle Beach 2 - Game 1 - 7 Innings

  • C. Johnson 1-3 HR(27), 2K

There really wasn't anything else worth mentioning here. Cody really needs to start hitting bombs again.

Salem 10, Myrtle Beach 1

  • G. Rodriguez 1-3 2B
  • J. Sucre 1-3 2B, K

Man, Edgar Osuna got beat like a guy who is pitching poorly and gives up a lot of hits (bad analogy?). And for anyone paying attention to this boxscore, the opposing pitcher is not the Jose Capellan that pitched for the Braves. Gerry Rodriguez is still maintaining an .800+ OPS for the Pelicans and has hit much more consistently since he was promoted.

Rome @ Hagerstown - RAIN

 

Danville 10, Princeton 2 - Game 1 - 7 Innings

  • LV Ware 1-4 2B, K
  • D. Hale 2IP 4H 2R 1BB 1K

Another rough game for the Braves affiliates. David Hale hasn't been all that spectacular since he signed but surprisingly tonight's walk was his first of the season. He is a guy who has been tabbed as having control issues and I wouldn't be surprised if the Braves are keeping him in Danville to work out some kinks in his delivery and decide how he is going to be used in the long term.

Danville 13, Princeton 0 - Game 2 - 7 Innings

  • C. Harilchak 3-4 2B, 2 RBI, SB(13)
  • RSF 4-5 2 2B, 4 RBI
  • C. Rasmus 7IP 0H 0R 1BB 9K

Cory Rasmus, longtime possessor of one of the most electric arms in the system, finally showed us tonight what he is all about. As you see from the line above and my revised title, Cory Rasmus tossed a no hitter tonight (albeit in a shortened game) the only blemish was a 5th inning walk. I am glad to see Cory get some returns on his new arm. Hopefully he can build on this, because he is going to need to move quickly if he wants to make up for lost time. Also this might have the most wasted offensive night ever.

GCL Blue Jays 10, GCL Braves 7

  • M. Kramer 1-2 HR(4), K
  • L. Hiller 1-5 HR(7), 2K
  • A. Odreman 3-4 HR(7), K

The Braves bats were flashing their power on this night, but the pitchers made sure the Blue Jays were doing the same thing. Layton Hiller has shown some real power so far this season (21 XBH in 139 AB) but his plate discipline is some of the worst I have seen (2 walks vs 46K). This guy is 21 years old and playing in the GCL, so he obviously has some stuff to work on. But he remains intriguing to me, if still a longshot.

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