Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 5/24

Gwinnett 6, Indianapolis 5

  • J. Schafer 2-4 3B, BB, .200 Avg
  • M. Jones 1-5 HR(7), 3 RBI, 3K, .243 Avg
  • M. Young 2-4 2B, RBI, .269 Avg
  • T. Gustafson 2-3 2B, HR(1), K, .400 Avg

Tim Gustafson started this game and was mediocre on the mound but fantastic with the bat. Maybe if things don't work out on the mound he can switch to a full time position player? Jordan Schafer showed some signs of life and hopefully he can build some momentum from this game. Matt Young actually batted 5th in this game which I can't ever remember happening. Freddie Freeman had a big 0 for 5. One thing to remember for Freeman is that he has just 21K in 147 AB and just 4 in his last 60 AB. He, at the very least, has control of the strike zone.

Huntsville 2, Mississippi 5

  • A. Romero 2-5 2B, RBI, .279 Avg
  • E. Duncan 3-4 3B, RBI, .314 Avg
  • M. Gomez 1-3 HR(6), 3 RBI, BB, K, .239 Avg
  • B. Beachy 2IP 1H 0R 0B 5K 0.95 ERA

Good pitching and a couple of timely hits capped off a winning series for Mississippi. Eric Cordier pitched a solid, if unspectacular game and Brandon Beachy and Brett Butts dominated Huntsville for the final 3 innings to save the win. Beachy is another reliever prospect for the Braves who has been downright filthy this season. He excels in extended relief rolls with 29 IP in 14 appearances this season. Cody Johnson appeared briefly in the game as a pinch hitter but was hit by a pitch.

Myrtle Beach - Off

Rome 3, Augusta 1

  • C. Harrilchak 2-3 BB, 2 SB(9), CS(7), .270 Avg
  • C. Bethancourt 1-3 2B, .233 Avg
  • B. DeVall 6IP 2H 1R 2BB 3K 4.29 ERA
  • D. Hale 3IP 0H 0R 1BB 7K 6.16 ERA

My boy Cory Harrilchak is hitting .324 in his last 10 games and is hitting a lot like I expected him too when we drafted him: a high average with very little power and good speed. I just wish he and Kyle Rose could learn how to steal a base again. Brett DeVall had his first solid start of the season but was outshone by David Hale coming out of the pen in relief. Hale has been downright dominant in his last 2 outings going 7 innings with just 2 hits, 2 walks and 11 strikeouts and 0 runs allowed. Hopefully the bullpen is exactly what he needed.

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