Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 5/26

Gwinnett - Off

Mississippi 3, Mobile 9

  • D. Linares 1-4 HR(7), 2 RBI, .262 Avg
  • M. Daniel 1-3 HR(1), 2K, .333 Avg

Richard Sullivan got rocked again and the offense couldn't catch back up from the early deficit. There appears to be a lot of new guys cropping up in the Braves system lately, the newest being tonight's addition Mike Daniel. Hey, he made his presence felt. Donell Linares remains the most consistent hitter on this team. His overall numbers look pretty mediocre but in May he has an .813 OPS with a much better looking .354 OBP. He didn't walk any in April but has 9 in just under 100 PAs this month.

Lynchburg 1, Myrtle Beach 2

  • L. Sumoza 2-3 2B, .206 Avg
  • J. Teheran 6IP 4H 0R 2BB 2K 0.69 ERA
  • B. Pruneda 1.1IP 0H 0R 0BB 2K 3.47 ERA

Myrtle Beach's couldn't muster much offense even with an early morning start (what that has to do with offense I don't really know), but they didn't need much with Julio Teheran laying down the law. He didn't strike out all the guys that he has been in his last few games but it didn't much matter as he was just as dominant. I'd like to see him get a round through the league to see if he can sustain this pace, but he really has established himself as one of the best pitchers in the minors.

Rome 2, Augusta 3

  • M. Jones 2-4 2B, K, SB(5), .227 Avg
  • J. Hanson 1-4 3B, RBI, K, .333 Avg
  • C. Masters 5IP 4H 3R 2BB 4K 1.56 ERA

I finally got to see a Braves team in action this year and it was the fastest played game I have ever been a part of with the official time clocking in at exactly two hours (though I think it was actually about 1:50). I will post some detailed thoughts about this game tomorrow when I get back home. Chris Masters pitched solidly if not spectacularly. Myke Jones continues to best the best hitter on this club since May started (.929 OPS). I really like Myke Jones and even though he is a little old for the league I think he has the tools to succeed, he may just have to adjust to each level. Jorge Bucardo held the offense in check for most of the night and only gave up some runs when the LF just stood in place as Jake Hanson hit a triple down the line that he thought was foul. Otherwise that guy was just dominant striking out the first 4 batters of the game swinging.

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