Teheran Dazzles While Delgado and Perez Struggle in Atlanta Braves Minor League Action

Gwinnett Braves 9, Durham Bulls 3

Teheran put together maybe his best start of the season and showed the doubters that he does still know how to strike out opposing hitters. Tyler Pastornicky is unimpressed by the purportedly more advanced pitchers that AAA has to offer. Gwinnett and Durham continually battle for the top spot in their division and the Braves are currently just one game back.

Mobile BayBears 14, Mississippi Braves 6

Randall Delgado couldn't locate his pitches and his defense (namely Willie Cabrera) wasn't giving him any help. Somewhere along the line I missed that Willie Cabrera had been playing some second base this season. That hasn't gone well and tonight he was so bad they pulled him in the middle of the fifth inning. He managed to make three errors of three different varieties: fielding, throwing and a missed catch. Amazingly he wasn't the only guy in the game with three errors as one of the BayBears also 'accomplished' the feat. 

Lynchburg @ Myrtle Beach

More rain has pushed this game to another day.

Kannapolis Intimidators 8, Rome Braves 9

  • Edward Salcedo, 3B 1-5, 3B, .269 Avg
  • David Rohm, RF 3-4, HR(4), 2 RBI, .251 Avg
  • Ryan Query, C 2-3, 2B, HR(1), 4 RBI, BB, .667 Avg
  • Carlos Perez 2.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 3 K, 5.02 ERA

Apparently Julio Teheran took all the pitching goodness in the minors tonight because neither Perez nor Delgado could get out of the third inning. David Rohm continues to tease us with his offensive potential. He gets into some prolonged slumps but then he will have some big games that make you think that hitting ability is finally coming through. I still like his bat and will be intrigued to see what he does in his second professional season.

Pulaski Mariners 1, Danville Braves 4

  • Kyle Kubitza, 2-4, 2B, RBI, .292 Avg
  • William Beckwith, 1B 0-2, 2 BB, K, .294 Avg
  • Lucas La Point 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 2.02 ERA

Danville continues their hot streak with their seventh win in the last ten games. Kyle Kubitza is hitting .378 over that span with more walks than strikeouts (8BB/6K). His OPS is up to .840 on the season though with less power than I was expecting, but with very good patience. Lucas La Point has been fantastic for the D-Braves though he started the season with some really nice groundball rates but in his last four starts he is surrendering more flyballs. Just something to watch to see what kind of pitcher he turns in to. 

GCL Braves 9 , GCL Yankees 12

  • Gerardo Reyes, 2B 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI, K, .268 Avg
  • Aris Alcantara, 1B 2-3, 2B, 2 BB, K, .260 Avg
  • Will Skinner, LF 1-5, HR(2), 3 RBI, K, .250 Avg

The Braves lost a slugfest with the Yankees even though starter Jean Carlos Gil allowed just three runs in his six innings of work. The bullpen allowed nine runs in the eighth inning to hand the win to the Yankees. 

DSL Braves 3, DSL Blue Jays 2 - 10 Innings

  • Jose Peraza, SS 2-5, 2B, .273 Avg
  • Victor Velazquez, C 1-3, 2B, BB, K, .136 Avg
  • Abraham Espinosa 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1.97 ERA

After a rough start to the season last year's DSL ace Abraham Espinosa has bounced back and is putting together another solid season. As I always say I don't like his low K rate but I'll take the results and the youth any day. Isn't that right Julio Teheran? Jose Peraza also started the season slow but has hit safely in eight of his last ten with six of those being multi hit games. 

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