Cole Miles defines "scrappy".
Gwinnett 4, Indianapolis 3
The G-Braves held on to win the completion of yesterday's suspended game. Resop's outing was short because of the suspension, but Mariano Gomez picked up the win and Craig Kimbrel finished things off with 2 perfect innings, securing his 7th save of the season.
Gwinnett 0, Indianapolis 6
Gwinnett splits the double header, falling in the second game. Jo Jo Reyes picks up the loss, only because they didn't score any runs for him. Mike Dunn continues to dominate out of the pen; for the year his WHIP is 1.04 and he's striking out 11.6 per 9 innings. Alex Romero provided a good example tonight of why you can't trust small sample sizes, raising his average 111 points in 2 games.
Mississippi 5, Montgomery 2M. Gomez 1-3, 3B, RBI, BB, .246 AVG
Erik Cordier had his best start of the year, even though he still walked too many. Brandon Beachy was finally touched up a little, allowing 2 runs in 2 innings, rasing his ERA to a still impressive 1.44. The M-Braves hit 2 triples tonight, both by relatively slow guys, Mauro Gomez and Donnel Linares.
Myrtle Beach 5, Frederick 1
Cole Miles has been impressive in his return to the Carolina League. In his last 9 games he's hitting .355 and has stolen 7 bases. Still, he's proven that he's defensively limited to left field, has pretty much no extra base pop, with his OPB, .363, outshining his slugging, .358, and even though he's had success at swiping bases, he gets caught too much to make it worthwhile, with only a 71% success rate. Matt Crim picks up his first win as a starter and Benino Pruneda continues his good work as the team's closer. Also, it's worth noting that JJ Hoover was named the Carolina League Pitcher of the Week.
Rome 6, Augusta 7
I'd been so focused on Myke Jones' good work with the bat that I hadn't noticed that he'd racked up 18 errors in the field this year. Of course, plenty of good players have made a ton of errors playing shortstop in the Sally League. Robby Hefflinger added another double, his 12th in 31 games. Robinson Lopez hit a bit of a speed bump tonight, walking a few, giving up a lot of his, and generally not dominating like he has in some other starts. It's almost like he's only 19 or something.
DSL Braves - Off