Mike Minor has plenty to smile about after his performance for Gwinnett tonight.
The Braves have sold Mitch Jones' contract to the Pirates. Jones will report to the Indianapolis Indians, the Pirates AAA team. In 89 games for Gwinnett the outfielder hit .250 with a .786 OPS along with 23 doubles, 18 home runs, and 45 RBI. Those 18 home runs are a Gwinnett single season record.
Gwinnett 12, Rochester 0
Mike Mionr has been called the Braves' most tradeable prospect and he may have increased his value with a dominant start on the eve of the deadline. Minor has been great at AAA, lowering his ERA from 4.03 in AA to 1.99, his WHIP from 1.24 in AA to 0.88. Wes Timmons has been red hot in his last 10 games, with a .415 average and 1.112 OPS in that span. Barbaro Canizares has been hot in his last 10 as well, hitting .424 with a 1.078 OPS.
Mississippi 4, Huntsville 5
In his last 4 games, Antoan Richardson has gone 7-17 with 3 stolen bases. Donell Linares as been hot in his last 4 as well, also going 7-17. Before this season Eric Duncan had never played second base, but he's played 54 games there this year, hitting .283 with a .735 OPS on the season.
Myrtle Beach 9, Winston-Salem 6, Game 1
Cory Harrilchak stays hot, rapping out 2 extra base hits. Jordan Kreke has been great since joining the Pelicans, and in his last 5 games he's gong 10-19 with a double, 3 RBI, and 2 walks. Matt Crim picked up his 6th win, even if it wasn't considred a quality start.
Myrtle Beach 11, Winston-Salem 1, Game 2
JJ Hoover couldn't let Erik Cordier best him, and he dominated the Dash to pick up his 9th win of the year and tie Cordier for the organization lead. His offense helped him out, making the most of their opportunities, scoring 11 runs on 10 hits. At one point in the year, it looked like Cole Miles was turning a corner, but he's tailed off of late and his total season line, a .248 average and .642 OPS, isn't as good as the numbers he put up last year with the Pelicans, when he hit .266 with a .679 OPS.
Rome 1, Asheville 2
Christian Bethancourt has gone 4 for his last 8 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI. After allowing 14 earned runs in 12.2 innings over his last 3 starts, Robinson Lopez allowed just 1 in 3.1 innings tonight. Despite picking up his 8th loss of the year, David Hale continues to dominate in relief. In July he made 7 appearances, pitching 23.1 innings with a 0.77 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP.
Danville 6, Princeton 3
Andrelton Simmons broke an 0-10 slump with 3 hits tonight, and stole a pair of bases for good measure. It will be interesting to see where his numbers are at the end of the year, because even though he's hit .316 with a .772 OPS in his last 10 games, for the year he's only hit .267 with a .661 OPS. 20 year old Jakob Dalfonso, last year's 18th round selection, continues to hit well. In his last 10 the corner infielder has hit .429 with a 1.150 OPS.
GCL Braves 1, GCL Pirates 4
20 year old Dominican second baseman Fernando de los Santos is having a fine year in his return to the GCL, hitting .317 with a .831 OPS.
DSL Braves 3, DSL Blue Jays 2
20 year old Venezuelan Rafael Bricenio has been good this year, with a 2.67 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP in 54 innings. But 19 year old Ignacio Geronimo has been even better, albeit on a shorter workload. He's put up a 0.65 ERA and a 0.72 WHIP in 27.2 innings while going a perfect 3-0 with 6 saves.