Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 7/16

Veteran Mitch Jones clubbed out 2 home runs tonight.

Gwinnett 9, Buffalo 10 - 11 innings

  • N. McLouth 2-6, RBI, SB (3), .304 AVG
  • W. Timmons 2-5, 2B, BB, .287 AVG
  • F. Freeman 1-3, 3 BB, .289 AVG
  • M. Jones 3-4, 2 HR (16, 17), 4 RBI, 2 BB, .258 AVG
  • JC Boscan 2-4, HR (3), 2 RBI, BB, .236 AVG
  • S. Diamond 3 IP, 6 R, 6 H, 2 BB, 2 K, 18.00 ERA
  • L. Hyde 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K, 0.00 ERA
  • S. Marek 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K, 0.93 ERA
  • Nate McLouth continues to do good work on his rehab assignment. Maybe he just needed some time off to get his head straight. The G-Braves saw a familiar sight tonight, Manny Acosta blowing a game, but they weren't able to capitolize, losing the game in the 11th when a walk finally caught up to Craig Kimbel as he allowed the winning run to cross. Mitch Jones had a fantastic game, collecing 3 hits, including 2 homers. Scott Diamond didn't pitch well in his AAA debut, but Lee Hyde did, striking out 2 in 1 scoreless inning. Steve Marek continues do dominate.

    Mississippi 5, Huntsville 1

  • A. Richardson 1-3, RBI, BB, SB (13), .313
  • T. Pastornicky 2-5, 3B, RBI, CS (1), .400 AVG
  • J. Sucre 1-4, RBI, E (6), .387 AVG
  • K.Cofield 2.2 IP 1 ER, 3 H, 3 BB, 2 K, 3.71 ERA
  • R. Sullivan 3.1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 4 K, W (2), 5.92 ERA
  • T. Collins 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 5 K, 0.00 ERA
  • The new kids did great in their debut, as Tyler Pastornicky collected 2 hits, including a triple, and an RBI and Tyler Collins threw 2 perfect innings while striking out 5 of the 6 batters he faced. Richard Sullivan pitched great out of the bullpen, which is where he needs to stay. In his last 4 appearances, all in relief, he's thrown 10 scoreless innings.

    Myrtle Beach 0, Lynchburg 4

  • C. Miles 1-3, 3B, .259 AVG
  • J. Teheran 7 IP, 4 ER, 8 H, 1 BB, 9 K, 3.20 ERA
  • A. Paulino 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K, 2.45 ERA
  • The Pelicans collected just 3 hits tonight, one of them being Cole Miles' triple. Julio Teheran did strick out 9, but he also allowed 4 runs en route to his 4th loss with Myrtle Beach. In 17.1 innings, covering his last 3 starts, Teheran has a 7.27 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP. His numbers for the year are still incredibly dominant, but this stretch is a reminder that he's still a 19 year old with a lot of work to do before he becomes a Major Leaguer.

    Rome 6, Hagerstown 5

  • P. Gosselin 3-5, 2B, RBI, CS (1), .342 AVG
  • RSF 1-3, 2B, RBI, .317 AVG
  • J. Leonard 1-4, HR (2), RBI, .444 AVG
  • E. Salcedo 2-3, 2B, BB, .227 AVG
  • C. Curley 1-4, HR (1), 3 RBI, .210 AVG
  • C. Brewer 5 IP, 4 ER, 5 H, 3 BB, 5 K, W (3), 4.30 ERA
  • D. Hale 4 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 BB, 2 K, SV (4), 5.06 ERA
  • Phil Gosselin has his second straight 3 hit night and he's gotten his pro career off to a great start, hitting .342 with a .826 OPS in 73 at bats for Rome. Joe Leonard his a homer ofr the second straight night and Chris Curley hit his first homer in 143 professional at bats. After putting up a 1.66 ERA and 1.20 WHIP in 21.2 June innings, Caleb Brewer has put up a 7.88 ERA and a 2.06 WHIP in 16 July innings. David Hale continues to wow out of the bullpen; he hasn't allowed an earned run in his last 6 relief appearances, covering 18.2 innings.

    Danville 9, Elizabethton 6

  • B. Kleinknecht 4-5, 2B, HR (2), 2 RBI, .250 AVG
  • D. Rohm 2-4, BB, .500 AVG
  • B. Rauh 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI, BB, .294 AVG
  • E. Reyes 3-4, HR (2), 3 RBI, CS (1), E (2), .259 AVG
  • A. Northcraft 6 IP, 0 R, 1 , 0 BB, 2 K, W (3), 4.03 ERA
  • Yesterday I wrote that David Rohm was trying to hit his way out of the GCL and it looks like he actually did, as he collected a few more hits in his Danville debut tonight. This year's 12 round pick, 21 year old third baseman Barrett Kleinknecht has played sparingly, he nearly doubled his at bats for the month tonight, be he was a star in this game, rapping out 4 hits, including his second homer of the year. This year's 10th round pick, 20 year old righty Aaron Northcraft, shut down the E-Twins over 6 innings and after allowing 7 earned in 3 innings on June 29th he's only given up 2 earned in 14.1 innings.

    GCL Braves 9, GCL Blue Jays 5

  • M. Lipka 2-4, 2B, RBI, HBP, SB (6), E (5), .338 AVG
  • C. Drury 2-5, HR (1), 2 RBI, .215 AVG
  • R. Query 1-4, HR (3), 3 RBI, OF Assist, .167 AVG
  • I. Marin 4-4, HR (1), RBI, .333 AVG
  • E. Castillo 5 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 2 K, 1.80 ERA
  • After a day off, Matt Lipka just keeps on rolling, extending his hitting streak to 8 games, going 14-33 with 2 doubles, a triple, 7 RBI, and 4 stolen bases in that span. Ryan Query gave up beginning his career as a college coach to sign with the Braves this season and while he hasn't hit well in limited playing time, he has hit with authority, as 3 of his 6 hits have been homers. The 22 year old catcher actually played left field in this game, and he used his strong arm to gun a runner out a home. Second baseman Ivan Marin hasn't played much either, but he has done well. After a 4 hit night tonight, he's hitting .333 with a .890 OPS. After dominating the DSL with a 1.69 ERA and a 0.75 WHIP in 37.1 innings, Eduardo Castillo recived the incredibly rare mid-season promotion to the US and pitched great in his GCL debut, allowing just 1 run over 5 innings.

    DSL Braves - Off

    The DSL team is off until Monday.

    Former Prospect Update: In his debut with the Blue Jays organization, JoJo Reyes took a no-hitter into the 8th inning, before finishing the game with a line of 8 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K. That's a great night for JoJo, but it should also be noted that he was pitching for Toronto's AA affiliate, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

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