Gwinnett 6, Rochester 3
Chris Resop probably thought he was done playing for Gwinnett after his June 10th 1-hitter and subsequent promotion to Atlanta, but he picked up right where he left off, holding the Red Wings hitless over 5 innings in his rehab appearance. His rehab performances should leave little doubt that his lone appearance in the Majors this year was a fluke caused by his injury. Brandon Beachy got touched up a little tonight, but he still managed to strike a bunch of guys out and pick up the save. Freddie Freeman drove in 2 runs, giving him more in 92 games this year than he had in 111 last year.
Mississippi - Off
Myrtle Beach 5, Salem 2
Cory Harrilchak rapped out 3 doubles tonight and he's been doing a ton of damage lately, hitting .333 with a .908 OPS in his last 10 games. Dan Nelson has been red hot as well, extending his hitting streak to 7 games, and it was his fourth straight multi-hit game. He's been tearing it up since the All-Star break, hitting .330 with a .942 OPS in 103 at bats. Zeke Spruill finally got himself stretched back out to 5 innings and dominated, shutting out the Red Sox while only walking 1. If you take out his April 16th game, where he allowed 9 earned runs in 3.1 innings, he's actually been pretty good for the Pelicans, with a 3.22 ERA, a 1.03 WHIP, and a 5.3 K/BB rate. Ty'Relle Harris was fantastic tonight, tossing 3 perfect innings and striking out 4 of the 9 batters he faced.
Rome 0, Greenville 4, Game 1
Bobby Rauh singled and stole a base in his Rome debut, which was one of the only real highlights in this one. Brett DeVall was victimized by poor defense, as the team managed to make 4 errors before the sixth batter of the game even came to the plate, including an error by DeVall himself. Strange night and the kind of thing that just happens in the lower Minors.
Rome 8, Greenville 1, Game 2
Things switched around entirely in the second game, as the R-Braves scored 5 unearned runs against the Drive. After hitting .326 with a .852 OPS in 46 at bats for Danville, Jace Whitmer has been oustanding since returning to Rome, hitting .450 with a 1.150 OPS in 20 at bats. Jeff Lorick dominated in his first start of the season, striking out 8 over 4 frames, and he's been oustanding all year, with a 1.04 ERA and 1.12 WHIP in 34.2 innings. He's 22, so he's a bit too old to garner much attention as a prospect at this level, but he's also showing the kind of domination you would hope for from an older player.
Danville 0, Bristol 1 - Suspended After 1st
Some might look at Brandon Drury's .223 average and .570 OPS and think he's not having a very impressive season, but once you realize that he's only 17 everything is much more impressive. The Braves plucked him in the 13th round this year, and he definitely has a long way to do, but he's so young that he could spend all of next year back in the GCL and still only be 19 going into the 2012 season. Fernando de los Santos is 20, he he's a little old for the GCL, but he's playing great, with a .311 average and .832 OPS.
DSL Braves 0, DSL Rangers 1
The Braves shut out the Rangers over 11 innings, but were undone in the 12th by a pair of Oriel Cicedo walks. 17 year old Abraham Espinosa continues his domination of the DSL, as does 20 year old Elvin Garcia. Ronald Luna, a 27 year old infielder, gained some attention early in the year when he hit .384 with a .834 OPS in 86 June at bats, but he's falled off of late, hitting just .235 with a .594 OPS in 51 July at bats.