Tonight was just a rough night across the board. Only Rome won and scored more than one run. Delgado pitched a solid game and Gilmartin was impressive again in his start for Rome.
Norfolk Tides 4, Gwinnett Braves 1
- Ruben Gotay, 2B 2-4, 2B, K, SB(5), .256 Avg
- Mauro Gomez, 1B 2-4, 2B, RBI, 2 K, SB(6), .282 Avg
- Randall Delgado 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 5 K, 4.15 ERA
Delgado put together another solid start for Gwinnett though, like his partner in crime Julio Teheran, he had some issues with command racking up over 100 pitches in just five innings. The Braves offense couldn't get much going tonight behind Delgado with Maruo Gomez plating the only run of the game. Coming into the night the G-Braves had made up three games in the standings in their last three games. Their elimination number is 11 at this point and they have five games left against the worst team in the league and two against the division leader. They definitely have a shot.
Birmingham Barons 9, Mississippi Braves 0
I just don't have anything good to say about this games. The offense was completely shut down, collecting just six hits (one for extra bases) and striking out fifteen times. Kenshin Kawakami was basically what he has been all season long.
Kannapolis Intimidators 2, Rome Braves 7
- Tommy La Stella, 2B 2-3, BB, K, .323 Avg
- Chris Garcia, 1B 3-3, 2 RBI, BB, .328 Avg
- Edward Salcedo, 3B 1-3, 2 RBI, E(43), .252 Avg
- Sean Gilmartin 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 9 K, 2.87 ERA
Rome's offense has really come around the second half of the season with their best player pretty much tanking it at the plate (Salcedo). Guys like Chris Garcia and Tommy La Stella have made this lineup into a dangerous foe for opposing teams. Tonight Sean Gilmartin was dangerous for opposing hitters. He did give up a two-out two-run homer in the first, but after that he struck out six over four innings and just one hit allowed.
Johnson City Cardinals 1, Danville Braves 2
- Fernando De Los Santos, RF 1-3, HR(2), .323 Avg
- Edison Sanchez, DH 2-4, 2 2B, 2 K, .274 Avg
- J.R. Graham 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K, 1.72 ERA
GCL Tigers 2, GCL Braves 0
- Will Skinner, LF 2-4, 2B, K, .300 Avg
- Jean Carlos Gil 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 2.91 ERA
Jean Carlos Gil has been one of my favorite breakout prospects this season. At 20 years old he is still a little old for the GCL but he is also in his first year in the states, so he gets a pass. For the year he has allowed a hit and inning but has also struck out nearly a batting an inning as well. He has walked just twelve in 65 innings while inducing his fair share of groundballs. He will definitely be on my watch list going forward.