Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 4/21

Freddie Freeman hates baseballs.

Gwinnett 3, Norfolk 6

  • M. Jones 2-4, 2B, .213
  • B. Canizares 2-4, .289
  • F. Freeman 2-4, HR (1), 2 RBI, .200
  • R. Reynoso 5 IP, 4 ER, 5 H, 5 K, 6.60
  • Freddie Freeman hit his first AAA home run and man it was a bomb shot. He also added a single, raising his average up to the Mendoza line. The team's next best offensive prospect, Brandon Hicks, who's also struggled early, went 0-4 and has just 1 hit in his last 27 at bats. Ryne Reynoso gave up most of his runs on one pitch, a hanging changeup, to Jeff Salazar, who hit it for a 3 run homer.

    Mississippi 5, Mobile 4

  • E. Duncan 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI, .421
  • C. Johnson 1-3, BB, 0 K, E, .190
  • R. Gress 1-1, HR (1), RBI, .500
  • S. Diamond 4.1 IP, 4 ER, 5 H, 6 BB, 5 K, 6.75
  • Randy Gress, who drove in the game winning run for the M-Braves Monday night with a pinch hit single, hit a pinch hit homer in tonight's game to tie the score in the bottom of the 9th. Eric Duncan finished off the win with an RBI double. Scott Diamond didn't fare well in his starts, mostly because of all the walks, but his bullpen did, as Brett Butts, Brandon Beachy, and Steve Marek, who got the win, combined for 4.2 scoreless innings. Cody Johnson didn't strike out, got a hit that wasn't a homer, and walked in this game. It would have been a perfect Anti-CoJo night if not for the error he made.

    Myrtle Beach 4, Winston-Salem 11

  • A. Zazueta 1-5, HR (1), RBI, .179
  • J. Sucre 2-4, HR (1), RBI, .310
  • G. Rodriguez, 1-2, 2 BB, 2 R, .319
  • Y. Castro 2 IP, 8 ER, 8 H, 3 BB, 1 K, 16.20
  • Yeliar Castro's first start of the year did not go well, as the Warthogs got all over him for 8 runs in just 2 innings. Conversely, Juan Abreu, who's been getting kicked in his appearances, surrendered just 1 run in 4 innings of relief. Gerry Rodriguez extended his hitting streak to 7 games.

    Rome 3, Kannapolis 1

  • K. Rose 2-3, BB, SB (4), .400
  • A. Vizcaino 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 6 K,4.24
  • P Clemens 2 IP, 0 R, 2 K, 1.13
  • Kyle Rose continues his torrid hitting, collecting a few more hits, but he was also caught stealing 2 more times, bringing his season total to 7. In the first inning the opposing catcher was credited with catching Rose stealing, though an error by the shortstop allowed him to remain on base. Several batters later he would steal home as part of a double steal with Cory Harrilchack. Arodys Vizcaino put up his best start of his short Braves' career, intimidating the intimidators for 7 innings.

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