Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 8/1

Since the start of July, Jacob Thompson has a 1.90 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP.

Gwinnett 3, Toledo 9

  • N. McLouth 0-3, 2 RBI, .271 AVG
  • J. Thurston 2-4, .249 AVG
  • B. Hicks 1-4, SB (9), .213 AVG
  • C. Resop 3.2 IP, 4 ER, 7 H, 3 BB, 4 K, 2.09 ERA
  • C. Martinez 2.1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K, 3.28 ERA
  • Nate McLouth didn't get a hit, but drove in runs on a fielder's choice and a sacrifice fly. Willie Cabrera went hitless in his AAA debut, striking out twice and making an error. Chris Resop ran into his first trouble during his rehab, allowing 10 baserunners and 4 earned runs in 3.2 innings. Cristian Martinez inherited a bases loaded situation and managed to get out of hit, tossing 2.1 perfect innings. Martinez hasn't allowed an earned run in his last 3 appearances, totaling 10.2 innings.

    Mississippi 1, Huntsville 2

  • Y. Gomez 1-3, BB, .278 AVG
  • M. Daniel 1-3, SB (10), .257 AVG
  • L. Bolivar 2-4, 2B, HR (3), RBI, .269 AVG
  • J. Thompson 6 IP, 0 R, 6 H, 2 BB, 5 K, 5.27 ERA
  • R. Sullivan 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K, 5.81 ERA
  • Jacob Thompson had one of his best starts of the season, shutting out the Suns over 6 innings. He hasn't allowe an earned run in his last 2 starts and he's been on a roll since the start of July, with a 1.90 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP in 28.2 innings. Richard Sullivan hasn't allowed an earned run in his last 3 apperances, covering 7 innings.

    Myrtle Beach - Off

    Rome 2, Asheville 7

    J. Leonard 2-4, HR (3), RBI, .266 AVG
  • C. Curley 1-3, HR (2), RBI, BB, .216 AVG
  • J. Lorick 4 IP, 4 R, 2 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 2 K, 1.40 ERA
  • Joe Leonard didn't appreciate me calling him out yesterday for slumping, and collected 2 hits, including a homer tonight. For the year in 100 at bats between Rome and Danville, he's hit .270 with a .785 OPS.

    Danville 3, Bluefield 2, 11 innings

  • B. Kleinknecht 3-5, 2 SB (4, 5), .299 AVG
  • R. Delgado 1-5, 2B, RBI, .247 AVG
  • D. Rohm 3-5, 2B, 2 RBI, .318 AVG
  • R. Weber 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 9 K, 2.81 ERA
  • D. Acord 1.2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 4 BB, 2 K, W (1), 3.45 ERA
  • After Jakob Dalfonso walked and stole second, David Rohm signled him in to give the D-Braves the victory in the bottom of the 11th. Rohm had 3 hits on the day and has had a fine start to his career, with a .319 average and .775 OPS in 141 at bats between the GCL Braves and Danville. Ryan Weber put up another great start, allowing just 1 earned run over 6 innings, while fanning 9. If you take out his July 17th appearance, where he allowed 7 earned in 6 innings, he has a 1.18 ERA and a 0.71 WHIP in 35.2 innings.

    GCL Braves - Off

    DSL Braves 0, DSL Rangers 2, Game 1

  • J. Saldeno 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 9 K, 2.12 ERA
  • The Braves couldn't manage any support for Jesus Saldeno, rapping out just 4 hits. The 17 year old Saldeno has been great all year, but even better since the start of July, with a 1.38 ERA and a 0.65 WHIP in 26 innings, averaging 9.6 K/9.

    DSL Braves 2, DSL Rangers 6, Game 2

  • M. Noboa 0-3, .000 AVG
  • A. Espinosa 5 IP, 3 R, 0 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 2 K, 1.56 ERA
  • Abraham Espinosa was victimized by his defense, allowing 3 unearned runs, taking the loss today. He hasn't allowed an earned run in his last 3 appearances, totalling 15 innings. 23 year old Michael Noboa made his Braves debut, joining the team after being acquired by the Braves from the Diamondbacks this week. He had been playing for the Yakima Bears in the short season Northern League, going hitless in 2 at bats. In his four year career he's played just 26 games outside the DSL. He is a Dominican native, though he was born in Cleveland when his father, former Major League utility man was playing for the Indians.

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