Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 5/27

Gwinnett 0, Louisville 6

  • J. Schafer 1-4 2B, BB, 2K, .186 Avg
  • F. Freeman 1-4 .263 Avg
  • C. Kimbrel 1IP 2H 1R 0BB 3K 1.50 ERA
  • A. Chapman 5IP 3H 0R 1BB 7K 3.55 ERA

The Gwinnett offense got shut down by the vaunted Cuban defector Aroldis Chapman (how do the Braves have the market cornered on every other Cuban defector and not this guy? Price tag I guess). Craig Kimbrel gave up a run in just his second game in AAA this season but it was the first time this season (in Atlanta or Gwinnett) that he gave up a run without also walking someone.

Mississippi 4, Mobile 8

  • A. Richardson 3-5 SB(1), .600 Avg
  • W. Cabrera 2-4 RBI, BB, .322 Avg
  • M. Minor 6IP 7H 7R 2BB 8K 4.20 ERA

Just when Mike Minor was really starting to groove and we were drooling all over him he comes back down to earth a little. He also had a wild pitch and an error that both contributed to runs scoring. Willie Cabrera has quietly put together a 9 game hitting streak and is hitting a whopping .410 for the month of May. The only thing not to like about that is all of his hits during his streak are singles. Show me some power Willie.

Lynchburg 7, Myrtle Beach 6

  • T. Jones 2-3 HR(1), 2 RBI, 2 BB, .222 Avg
  • M. Jones 2-5 2B, HR(1), 2 RBI, .263 Avg

There has been so much shuffling in the Braves system lately I can't keep up. Apparently Travis Jones was demoted from Mississippi a couple of days ago after he had been pretty terrible for the whole year. That is sad to me because he spent all of 2009 in AA and was actually pretty solid, especially for a second baseman. The other guy I put up there is Michael Jones, not the same as Mycal Jones of Rome. He appears to be a journeyman minor leaguer from the Boston organization. Also LV Ware was called up and went 1-3 tonight which is funny because I watched him warm up the other outfielders in Augusta yesterday.

Rome 5, Augusta 4

  • M. Jones 3-4 2B, 2 RBI, CS(3), .240 Avg
  • J. Whitmer 3-3 2 2B, RBI, .355 Avg
  • R. Lopez 6IP 4H 4R 1BB 7K 2.63 ERA

Mycal Jones continues to turn his season around with his third straight multi-hit game and third straight with an extra-base hit. I am still not a fan of  his high K rate and low walk totals but I can't knock the amount of doubles he has been hitting recently. Whitmer is a guy who was drafted as a catcher but he was known more for the bat than the glove and it appears this season he has made the move from behind the plate. So far he hasn't disappointed with the bat, though he is supposed to have some power in it. Robinson Lopez is still good and I am still angry I had to leave Augusta today.

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