Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 8/9

Gwinnett 4, Toledo 8

  • C. Burke 3-5 2B
  • B. Jones 3-4 2 2B, 3B
  • B. Barton 2-3 2 RBI, CS(7)

John Halama got hammered for 7 runs in 5 innings in this game, definitely his worst start so far as a Brave. I wonder if Brandon Jones was pouting for most of the year for not making the big club and now he is over it, because he has apparently found his power stroke in the last few weeks. Just in his last 10 games he has 7 of his season total 24 XBHs. I am guessing he is going to get a chance at a September call up. (He probably was anyways, but he is cinching it I believe).

Mississippi 7, Huntsville 4

  • J. Heyward 1-5 HR(6)
  • C. Rodriguez 4-5 2 RBI
  • J. Ortegano 7IP 8H 2R 1BB 8K

Jose Ortegano has been dealing since he was promoted to Mississippi. He is 3-0 in 3 starts with 21 K in 20 IP vs only 3 BB. You really can't argue with that. He also just turned 22 years old. Can't complain about that either. I am very impressed with how much power Jason Heyward brought with him to Mississippi. He is actually homering slightly more often than he was in the Carolina League (HR/17.8AB - AA; HR/18.9AB - A).

Lynchburg 4, Myrtle Beach 2

  • J. Sucre 1-4 2B
  • C. Shehan 1-4 2B RBI, 2K
  • C. Rohrbough 5IP 3H 1R 4BB 4K

The Pelicans got beat by some hot shot in the Pirates organization by the name of Jeff Locke. This was the best start by Cole Rohrbough in over a month and even then I wouldn't call it a rousing success. But he only allowed 1 run on 3 hits so I hope it was a confidence booster for him.

Rome - Off

I am wondering if Mike Minor will start for Rome tomorrow since he has joined the team now. I guess we will see!

Pulaski 6, Danville 7

  • C. Harrilchak 4-4 2B, HR(2), 2 RBI, BB
  • RSF 1-4 2B, RBI, BB
  • J. Whitmer 2-4 2B, RBI, 2K
  • M. Crim 6IP 7H 2R 0BB 7K

Matt Crim continues an impressive start to his career. He is now 8-0 in 9 appearances. Like I said last time, his peripherals aren't mind blowing, but he has been pretty solid with a strong ground ball rate. Cory Harrilchak is now hitting .364 on the season. He isn't going to hit for a ton of power, but he will probably continue to hit for a good average (not .360, but still .300+) and get on base. Maybe a future 4th OF or a possible lead off candidate if he adds some doubles power.

GCL Braves - Off

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