Terdoslavich Makes History And Mejia Homers Twice In Saturday's Atlanta Braves Minor League Action

Joey Terdoslavich tied a 65 year old Carolina League record with his 51st double of the season.

Joey Terdoslavich tied a 65 year old Carolina League record with his 51st double of the season, Ernesto Mejia hit 2 homers and set a Mississippi single season record for hits, and unfortunately timely errors cost Rome in extra innings.

Gwinnett Braves 2, Charlotte Knights 3, Game 1

  • Mauro Gomez 1B 2-3, 2B, HR (24), RBI, BB, .299 AVG
  • Stefan Gartrell DH 2-4, RBI, .267 AVG
  • Erik Cordier 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 5.13 ERA
  • Peter Moylan 1 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 3 K, 0.00 ERA
  • Todd Redmond 6 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 4 BB, 5 K, 2.92 ERA

Erik Corider was only able to pitch 1 inning in the game before rain caused its suspension yesterday, but it was a perfect inning. Peter Moylan took the mound when the game was resumed tonight, and he struck out the side but also allowed 3 hits and an unearned run. Even though Todd Redmond was technically the starter tonight, he was credited with his first relief appearance in 2 years. He allowed 2 runs over 6 innings, and finished his season with a 10-8 record, a 2.92 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP in 169.2 innings. He was third in the league in wins and ERA, and first in innings pitched.

Gwinnett Braves 5, Charlotte Knights 3, Game 2

  • Matt Young LF 2-4, 2B, RBI, .271 AVG
  • Mauro Gomez 1B 3-3, 2 RBI, .303 AVG
  • Wil Nieves C 2-3, 2B, HR (1), 2 RBI, .265 AVG
  • Cory Gearrin 2.2 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 4 K, W (4), 1.80 ERA
  • JJ Hoover 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K, 3.38 ERA

Mauro Gomez had a monster day, combining to go 5-6 with a double, a homer, 3 RBI, and a walk in the doubleheader. In his last 10 games, he's hitting .576 with a 1.030 slugging percentage and a 1.662 OPS. Wil Nieves doubled and homered in the second game, and in his last 5 games he's gone 5-16 with 2 doubles, a homer, and 4 RBI. JJ Hoover struck out 3 over 2 scoreless innings, and he has struck out 26 over 13.2 innings since joining Gwinnett's bullpen.

Gwinnett now trails Lehigh Valley by 1 game in the Wild Card with 2 games to go. The Braves and Knights move their series to Gwinnett for the final 2 games, and Yohan Flande will start on Sunday.

Mississippi Braves 9, Carolina Mudcats 10

  • Antoan Richardson LF 1-3, 2 BB, .283 AVG
  • Ernesto Mejia 1B 3-5, 2 HR (24, 25), 4 RBI, .297 AVG
  • Donell Linares 3B 3-4, 2B, BB, .279 AVG
  • Cory Harrilchak RF 3-4, 2 2B, RBI, BB, .265 AVG
  • Matt Kennelly C 2-4, 2B, BB, .262 AVG
  • Luis Avilan 6 IP, 5 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 2 K, 4.57 ERA
  • Andrew Wilson 1.2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 2.31 ERA

Ernesto Mejia clubbed out a pair of home runs, and he now has the Mississippi single season records for hits, homers, and RBI. In his last 4 games, he's gone 7-19 with a double, 3 homers, and 7 RBI. Donell Linares has also been hot in his last 4 games, going 9-19 with 2 doubles and a RBI. Cory Harrilchak grew up 15 minutes from the Mudcats ballpark, and he's put on a show for his friends and family, going 5-11 with 3 doubles, a triple, a RBI, a walk, and 2 hit by pitches in the first 3 games of the series. Luis Avilan had a tough start, allowing 5 runs in 6 innings of work. He finishes his season with a 4-8 record, a 4.57 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP in 106.1 innings, but he had a 3.82 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP in 68.1 innings as a starter.

Aaron Shafer will face the Mudcats tomorrow.

Lynchburg Hillcats 7, Winston-Salem Dash 2

  • Keenan Wiley, RF 1-2, 2 RBI, BB, SF, .285 AVG
  • Andrelton Simmons SS 2-4, 2B, RBI, SB (25), .306 AVG
  • Joey Terdoslavich 1B 2-4, 2B, HR (19), 2 RBI, .282 AVG
  • Shawn McGill DH 2-4, 3B, RBI, .278 AVG
  • LV Ware CF 2-3, .256 AVG
  • Gary Moran 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 6 K, W (2), 2.63 ERA
  • Mark Lamm 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 K, 3.16 ERA
  • Eliecer Cardenas 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 BB, 1 K, 0.79 ERA

In the bottom of the 1st, Joey Terdoslavich hit his 51st double of the season, tying a Carolina League record set in 1946 by Durham's Woody Fair. In 65 years of play, countless future Major League All-Stars, MVPs, and Hall Of Famers played in the Carolina League, but none of them could do what Terdoslavich has done this year. He also hit his 19th homer of the year, giving him 72 extra base hits on the season. Andrelton Simmons hit his 34th double of the season and stole his 25th base, and in his last 3 games he's gone 6-12.

Matt Talley, just promoted from Danville, will start tomorrow.

Rome Braves 8, Augusta GreenJackets 9, 16 innings

  • Matt Lipka SS 4-7, 2 2B, BB, SB (28), E (14), .244 AVG
  • David Rohm RF 3-8, 2B, .282 AVG
  • Ryan Delgado C 2-6, 2B, RBI, SAC, .271 AVG
  • Willie Kempf 4.2 IP, 8 R, 0 ER, 8 H, 1 BB, 5 K, 3.84 ERA
  • Chasen Shreve 2.1 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 K, 3.86 ERA
  • Gus Schlosser 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 6 K, 1.82 ERA
  • Matt Chaffee 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 2.39 ERA

Errors were the theme of the day, as a Matt Lipka error in the 5th led to 8 unearned Augusta runs, and a Elmer Reyes error in the 16th started an inning that ended with Tyler Stovall walking in the winning run. Aside from the error, Lipka had 4 hits, including a pair of doubles, and in his last 5 games he's gone 11-24 with 3 doubles. David Rohm had 3 hits, including a double, extending his hitting streak to 6 games, and he's gone 11-29 with 2 doubles, a omer, and 3 RBI. In his last 4 games, Ryan Delgado has gone 7-18 with 3 doubles, a triple, 2 homers, and 7 RBI. Willie Kempf struck out 5 and allowed 8 unearned runs in 4.2 innings, and he'll finish his season with a 8-8 record, a 4.86 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP in 133.1 innings between Lynchburg and Rome. Gus Schlosser struck out 6 over 3 scoreless inings. In his last 8 apperances, he's struck out 18 over 14 scoreless innings.

Aaron Northcraft will face the Hillcats tomorrow.

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