Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 5/4

Catcher Matt Kennelly showed off his power and speed tonight for Myrtle Beach.

Gwinnett 5, Pawtucket 6

  • W. Timmons 1-5, 2B, .308
  • F. Freeman 2-4, 2 2B, RBI, BB, .286
  • G. Blanco 2-3, RBI, BB, .250
  • L. Bolivar 2-4, .429
  • C. Resop 5 IP, 4 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 4 K, 2.35
  • Wes Timmons extends his hit streak to 5 games, and he's 11-20 with 3 doubles, a triple, and 5 RBI in that span. Freddie Freeman has a 5 game hitting streak of his own going and is 9-16 with 3 doubles and 4 RBI to go with 5 walks and just 1 strikeout in those games. The people who were writing him off after the first week of the season look pretty riduculous now. Luis Bolivar has 3 hits in his first 7 at bats with Gwinnett. This was Chirs Resop's first poor start of the year and it still wasn't that bad. He's been a pleasant surprise in the G-Braves rotation.

    Mississippi - off

    Myrtle Beach 9, Potomac 1

  • Y. Campusano 2-5, RBI, .228
  • G. Rodriguez 3-5, .274
  • C. Culver 2-4, 2B, BB, .306
  • M. Kennelly 3-4, GS (1), 5 RBI, SB (1), .250
  • C. Shehan 2-5, RBI, .172
  • S. Sime 3-5, 2 RBI, .429
  • R. Delgado 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 7 K, W (1), 3.12
  • B. Pruneda 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K, 4.63
  • Australian Matt Kennelly had one of the best games of his professional career as he drove in 5 runs, most of them coming on a 7th inning grand slam, and even added a stolen base, the second of his career. Every starter for the Pelicans had a hit except shortstop Ryan Barba, with everyone except Cole Miles having a multiple hit game. This was a rare offensive outfburst for the team and hopefully it will start a trend. Randall Delgado had his best start of the young season, striking out 7 while only walking 1. He's been good two starts in a row, combining for 12 innings, allowing just 3 earned runs while walking just 3 and striking out 14. It's possible the adjustment period is over for him and he's about ready to start dominating the Carolina League.

    Rome 5, Hagerstown 11

  • M. Jones 2-5, 2B, .151
  • J. Schafer 1-3, RBI, BB, .286
  • D. Wiley 1-3, 2B, RBI, BB, .286
  • C. Lovett 2-4, RBI, .216
  • C. Masters 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 4 K, 1.20
  • Rome has lost 10 of their last 12 and games like this have to be wearing on the players' psyches. Chris Masters continued his dominant work, allowing just 1 run over the first 7 frames, then Cory Rasmus, who's been arguably the team's best reliever, allows 4 runs, 2 earned, in just one third of an inning. But, to be fair, he was aided by 2 errors by catcher Braeden Schlehuber and one by right fielder Robby Hefflinger. Tom Berryhill, who had also been great this season, and got the R-Braves out of the 8th by inducing a double play, allowed 6 runs, 5 earned in the 9th. Myke Jones has a nice rebound after makinghis own defensive miscues last night with a pair of hits, including a double, and Jordan Schafer picks up another single as he rehabs his wrist. Cory Harrilchak was 0-4, but he did earn a promotion to Myrtle Beach after the game.

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