Julio Teheran dominated yet again for Gwinnett as his team won big, while GCL Braves started their season with a loss, despite homers from Will Skinner and Troy Snitker, the son of Atlanta third base coach Brian Snitker.
Gwinnett Braves 8, Syracuse Chiefs 2
- Jose Constanza LF 1-3, RBI, 2 BB, .344 AVG
- Matt Young CF 2-5, RBI, .293 AVG
- Stefan Gartrell RF 2-4, 2B, 3 RBI, BB, .277 AVG
- Ruben Gotay 2B 1-3, 3B, RBI, BB, .143 AVG
- JC Boscan C 2-4, 2B, RBI, .179 AVG
- Julio Teheran 8 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 0 BB, 8 K, W (7), 1.83 ERA
Julio Teheran saw his consecutive scoreless innings streak end at 23 innings, but he was still outstanding, allowing just 2 runs over 8 innings while striking out 8 to pick up his 7th win of the year. He is now the league leader in ERA, at 1.83, and WHIP, at 0.98, with Mike Minor coming in second in both categories. Over his last 4 starts, the 20 year old Columbian is 3-0 with a 0.93 ERA, a 0.62 WHIP, 5.0 H/9, 8.4 K/9, and a ridiculous 0.6 BB/9. Jose Constanza continues his fine work in June. For the Month, he's hitting .431 with a .486 OBP, after hitting just .261 with a .311 OBP in May. Stefan Gartrell broke out of a 1-11 slump with a 3 RBI day. JC Boscan hasn't done much with the bat all season, hitting just .179 with a .441 OPS, but he had a pair of hits, including an RBI double, today.
The G-Braves will face the Cheifs again Tuesday, though they have yet to announce a starting pitcher.
Mississippi Braves - All-Star Break
The M-Braves finished the first half 25-45, 15 games back and dead last in the Southern Division. Shorstop Tyler Pastornicky led the team in several offensive categories, with a .301 average, 259 at bats, 34 runs scored, 78 hits, 3 triples, 108 total bases, 14 stolen bases, and 16 errors. First baseman Ernesto Mejia led the team in several other categories, with a .450 slugging percentage, a .810 OPS, 9 home runs, 14 doubles, 77 strikeouts, and 31 walks. Paul Clemens led the team with 5 wins and 71 strikeouts, while JJ Hoover's 2.79 ERA and 1.09 WHIP were the best on the team. Brett Oberholtzer led the team in innings pitched with 81.2 and losses with 8. Billy Bullock and Benino Pruneda tied for the team lead with 5 saves each.
Lynchburg Hillcats - All-Star Break
The Hillcats finished the first half with a 30-40 record, in 3rd place in the Northern Division, 11.5 games back. Shortstop Andrelton Simmons led the team in several categories, with a .304 average, 66 gams played, 260 at bats, 79 hits, and 14 errors. First baseman Joe Terdoslavich led the team with 12 home runs, 36 RBI, 23 doubles, and 124 total bases. Right fielder Adam Milligan led the team with a .549 slugging percentage and a .888 OPS, but he also lead the team with 66 strikeouts. Center fielder Todd Cunningham was tops with a .365 on base percentage, 38 runs scored, and 11 stolen bases. Zeke Spruill was the team leader in wins, with 5, and losses, with 7, as well as innings pitched, 90, and WHIP, 0.97. Chris Masters led the team in both strikeouts, 66, and walks, 31. Eliecer Cardenas' 1.08 ERA led the team, while Arodys Vizcaino's 2.45 ERA was best among the starting pitchers. Cardenas, Ryan Buchter, and Andrew Wilson shared the team lead with 4 saves.
Rome Braves - All-Star Break
The R-Braves finished the first half with a 25-45 record, the worst record in the league, 14.5 games back in the Southern Division. First baseman Chris Garcia led the team with a .341 average, a 404 on base percentage, and a .952 OPS. First baseman/left fielder Jakob Dalfonso led the team with 9 home runs, 71 hits, and 109 total bases while catcher Christian Bethancourt was tops with 33 RBI. Shortstop/third baseman Edward Salcedo paced the team with 67 games, 41 runs, 24 walks, and 23 errors and shortstop/second baseman Matt Lipka led the team with 268 at bats and 14 stolen bases. Caleb Brewer led the team with 4 wins, 84 innings pitched, and 40 walks. Carlos Perez's 72 strikeouts led the team, as did his 6 losses. Ryan Weber had the best ERA, 2.86, and WHIP, 0.98. Tyler Hess had 6 saves to lead the team.
Danville's season begins Tuesday against the Pulaski Mariners.
GCL Braves 5, GCL Yankees 6
- Gerardo Reyes 2B 2-5, RBI, .400 AVG
- Will Skinner DH 1-5, HR (1), 3 RBI, .200 AVG
- Aris Alcantra 1B 2-5, 2B, .400 AVG
- Troy Snitker C 3-5, 2B, HR (1), RBI, .600 AVG
- Rafael Briceno 4.2 IP, 5 ER, 8 H, 2 BB, 4 K, 9.64 ERA
- Andy Otero 1 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 9.00 ERA
The GCL Braves lost their first game of the year, as starter Rafael Briceno just didn't havig it today. The 19 year old Venezuelan moves up to the GCL after 2 years in the DSL, where he combined to go 7-4 with a 2.96 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP. Little lefty Andy Otero made his US debut, allowing 1 run in 1 inning. the 19 year old Panamanian starred in the GCL in 2009, going 6-1 with a 0.84 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 13.1 K/9, but missed all last season after having transpositional ligament surgery on his pitching elbow. Catcher Troy Snitker, son of Braves third base coach Brian Snitker, was the offensive star today, with 3 hits, including a double and his first professional home run. The 22 year old was the Braves 19th round selection this year. William Skinner, the Braves 25th round pick this year, crushed a 3 run homer. Aris Alcantra had a pair of hits, including a double. The Dominican 21 year old spent the last 3 seasons in the DSL, hitting .282 with a .798 OPS there last season. Gerardo Reyes also played well in the DSL last year, hitting .301 with a .745 OPS, stealing 20 bases in 58 games, and the 20 year old Mexican got his season off to a nice start with 2 singles and an RBI.
The team will play its first home game tomorrow, also against the Yankees.
DSL Braves - Score Unreported
The DSL Braves like to keep it coy. Maybe they played, maybe they didn't.