Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 8/4

Gwinnett - Off

Mobile 0, Mississippi4

  • Y. Gomez 1-3 2B, BB, .286 Avg
  • M. Gomez 2-4 HR(11), 2 RBI, 2K, .264 Avg
  • K. Cofield 4IP 4H 0R 2BB 2K 4.71 ERA
  • R. Sullivan 3IP 3H 0R 0BB 3K 5.64 ERA

Richard Sullivan picked up the win in this game and he has really turned his season around since he moved to the bullpen in June. His ERA coming into the game as a reliever was 3.09 and he only improved upon that. Yasser Gomez picked up his first XBH in 28 ABs tonight. He has been solid at the plate so far with very little power (again just 25 ABs) but his plate discipline is well above average with a 7/1 BB/K ratio so far. Project that out over 500 ABs and that is 112 BB to 25 K. Very impressive even in a SSS.

Myrtle Beach 5, Kinston 1

  • G. Rodriguez 2-4 2 2B, RBI, K, .235 Avg
  • M. Crim 8.2IP 5H 1R 2BB 8K 4.80 ERA

Matt Crim pitched his best game of the year tonight, shutting down Kinston up to one out to go in the 9th. He struck out the first two batters in the 9th and then gave up a double and a walk and left the game in favor of Paulino. Paulino threw a wild pitch and then allowed a single that scored the only run of the game. Gerry Rodriguez did what he does best: hit the ball hard and then strike out. I really wish he could learn some plate discipline.

Savannah 3, Rome 5

  • J. Leonard 1-3 BB, .297 Avg
  • RSF 1-3 2B, RBI, BB, .287 Avg
  • M. Weaver 1-3 HR(2), 2 RBI, .238 Avg
  • C. Perez 5IP 4H 3R 1BB 3K 3.86 ERA

Rome got their runs efficiently today with 7 total hits all of which came from different hitters. They also brought their walking shoes as 5 different guys took a free pass as well, including Joe Leonard who I constantly call for to take more walks. Carlos Perez allowed 3 runs only 1 of which was earned and he has already allowed 6 unearned runs in his first two Sally starts. David Hale also made a successful relief appearance going 4 scoreless innings.

Danville - Off

GCL Braves 0, GCL Yankees 4

  • E. Castillo 6IP 4H 0R 1BB 2K 2.74 ERA

The Braves offense mustered just 2 hits in this contest though Matt Lipka and a couple of other regulars didn't play. Eduardo Castillo has been pretty solid between two levels of play this season though he isn't striking out very many batters (30K in 60 innings so far). He did hold Yankees super-prospect Gary Sanchez to just a single however so I guess that is a win.

DSL Blue Jays 6, DSL Braves 7

  • R. Luna 2-5 .317 Avg
  • A. Alcantara 2-4 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2K, .285 Avg
  • F. Marte 2-4 BB, K, .265 Avg

Aris Alcantara continues to be the best hitter on this team since Edward Salcedo left. He leads the team in doubles, walks, RBI,  OBP and OPS. Felix Marte leads the team in SLG and HR and total XBH but he is striking out in about 33% of his ABs. Alcantara is my new Edison Sanchez (and Sanchez appears to be injured since he hasn't been in a game in almost a month).

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