Gwinnett Braves 5, Toledo Mud Hens 6
- Ed Lucas 1B 1-4, 2 RBI, .210 AVG
- Mauro Gomez DH 3-4, RBI, .353 AVG
- Brandon Hicks SS 1-4, HR (3), 2 RBI, .143 AVG
- Mike Minor 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 H, 1 BB, 3 K, 2.22 ERA
Today was the first time Mike Minor had allowed more than 2 runs in a game, and it was also his shortest outing of the season. Still, he was in line for a win when he left the game, but reliever Anthony Varvaro allowed 2 runs in the 6th inning. After a 0-14 stretch earlier this week, Mauro Gomez has gotten back on track with 4 hits in his last 8 at bats. Brandon Hicks hit his third homer of the season and his third homer of the week.
Veteran Rodrigo Lopez will take on the Mud Hens in the series finale Monday morning at 10:35.
Mississippi Braves 3, Jacksonville Suns 0
- Donell Linares 3B 1-3, BB, .320 AVG
- Brett Oberholtzer W (3), 7 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 6 K, 3.10 ERA, 1-2, RBI, BB
Billy Bullock 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K, SV (3), 7.36 ERA
The M-Braves scored 3 runs on only 5 hits, getting on on a double play groundout and another on a wild pitch. Brett Oberholtzer drove in the other run with an RBI single. He also pitched 7 shutout innings, picking up his third win while striking out 6 and walking just 1.
Paul Clemens takes on Jacksonville Monday night.
Lynchburg Hillcats 5, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 3
- Phil Gosselin 2B 2-4, 2B, .220 AVG
- Joe Terdoslavich 1B 1-3, HR (10), 2 RBI, BB, .252 AVG
- Barrett Kleinknecht 3B 2-4, 2 RBI, .375 AVG
- Dimasther Delgado 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, 3 K, W (4), 4.17 ERA
- Eliecer Cardenas 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 K, SV (3), 0.61 ERA
Joe Terdoslavich clubbed out his team leading 10th home run and his team leading 18th and 19th RBI. Barrett Kleinknecht had a couple of singles and he's had a great first week with the Hillcats, hitting .375 with a .917 OPS in 6 games. Dimasther Delgado turned in his second straight quality start, picking up his fourth wn of the season. Eliecer Cardenas pitched his fifth consecutive scoreless appearance with the Hillcats. He's thrown 6.2 innings and picked up 2 saves in that span.
Zeke Spruill will take the mound Monday as the team heads to Kinston.
Rome Braves 3, Savannah Sand Gnats 8
- Jakob Dalfonso LF 2-4, HR (2), 2 RBI, .283 AVG
- David Filak 6 IP, 6 R, 5 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 4 K, 6.75 ERA
David Filak had another rough start, allowing 5 earned runs and 1 unearned run caused by his own throwing error. The one bright spot Filak can take out of this game is that he limited his walks, something that has plagued him this season. Jakob Dalfonso homered in his second straight game, extending his hitting streak to 4 games.
Caleb Brewer will pitch the series finale against the Sand Gnats Monday morning at 10:30.
Update (12:40 AM): In the wake of Jacob Thompson's retirement from AAA Gwinnett, JJ Hoover will be promoted from AA Mississippi to take his plae in the rotation. In turn, Matt Crim will be promoted from High A Lynchburg to take Hoover's spot in the AA rotation.