Minor and Rasmus' Ks Highlight Tuesday's Atlanta Braves Minor League Action

Gwinnett 3, Norfolk 4

  • J. Schafer CF 2-5, SB (2), .333 AVG
  • J. Constanza DH 1-3, 3B, RBI, BB, .273 AVG
  • E. Lucas SS 2-4, RBI, E (2), .250 AVG
  • M. Minor 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 9 K, 3.00
  • S. Proctor 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 4 K, 2.08 ERA

Jordan Schafer and Jose Constanza each extended their hitting streaks to 5 games. Ed Lucas rapped out a pair of hits, making him 4 for his last 7, but he also made his second error of the season. Mike Minor was dominant for 6 innings, striking out 9, but Cory Gearrin blew the lead and took the losss, walking the first three batters he faced before allowing a 2 run double. Much maligned Scott Proctor had another good appearance, striking out 4 over 2 innings.

Mississippi - Off

Lynchburg 0, Salem 4

  • A. Simmons SS 1-3, 2B, BB, .364 AVG
  • A. Milligan RF 1-4, 2B, .222 AVG
  • C. Rasmus 4.1 IP, 4 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 9 K, 8.31 ERA
  • C. Masters 2.2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K, 0.00 ERA

Andrelton Simmons continues his hot start, though the Hillcats couldn't muster much offense in this one. Cory Rasmus started the game by striking out the first 8 hitters he faced, and 9 of the first 10, but then he lost steam, alllowing 4 earned runs before he was lifted in the 5th. Chris Masters, who came into Spring Training in the best shape of his life, made his season debut, stranding his 1 inherited runner and tossing 2.2 scoreless innings.

Rome 3, Augusta 5

  • M. Lipka SS 1-4, RBI, .174 AVG
  • E. Reyes 2B 1-3, RBI, BB, .190 AVG
  • E. Salcedo 3B 1-4, SB (3), E (2), .273 AVG
  • C. Perez 5 IP, 4 R, 2 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 5 K, 4.00 ERA
  • T. Hess 3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 3 K, 1.59 ERA

Edward Salcedo stole his third base of the short season, but he also made his second error, a throwing error that led to a run scoring. The runner advanced to second on a Carlos Perez balk then scored on a triple. Perez was shaky, allowing a pair of unearned runs in the third and back to back homers in the fifth. Tyler Hess was great in relief, allowing just an unearned run over 3 innings.

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