Gwinnett - off
Mississippi 7. Birmingham 6, 10 innings
The M-Braves knocked out 5 extra base hits, inlcuding a three run homer by Willie Cabrera, and a Donnel Linares double that moved Eric Duncan from first to third and was misplayed by Barons left fielder Christian Marrero allowing Duncan to score the winning run in the bottom of the 10th. The bullpen continued its good work with Brett Butts and Steve Marek combining for 4 shutout innings and Marek picking up his 4th win.
Myrtle Beach 0, Potomac 8
20 year old Brett Oberholtzer faced a Potomac lineup with an average age of 24 (for comparison's sake Myrtle Beach's lineup averaged 22.5 tonight) and a number of hitters with 2-3 years in the Carolina League and the results were what you'd expect. The hitters were able to take him deep into the count, forcing him to throw a lot of pitches and eventually put balls over the plate. Van Pope, who's been hammered his last 2 appearances, also got victimized, giving up back to back home runs at one point, the second of which, hit by 27 year old Tim Pahuta, hasn't landed yet. Angelo Paulino did finish the game strong, pitching 1.1 innings and striking out 3. Chris Shehan's all out hustle double is the only offense worth noting.
Rome 7, Hagerstown 1
Julio Teheran has proven without a doubt that he's the Braves' best pitching prospect and is working on proving that he's one of the best pitching prospects in the entire game. He completely shut down the Suns' offense for 7 innings, walking none and striking out 10. Yes, 10. For the season he's struck out 40 in 33 innings, compared to just 9 walks and has only allowed 3 earned runs. Jordan Schafer has had a very productive rehab assignment, as he's collected at least on hit and one walk in each game he's played for Rome. The Braves planned for him to play 4 games in Rome then reevaluate him; given his play there's a good chance he could go to Gwinnett after tomorrow's game.