Rome's Pitching Gets Obliterated While Simmons, Leonard, And Bethancourt Lead A Mississippi Vicotry In Wednesday's Atlanta Braves Minor League Action

Joe Leonard had 3 hits and 4 RBI in a big Mississippi win.

Rome pitchers allowed 3 touchdowns and a field goal, Andrelton Simmons, Joe Leonard, and Christian Bethancourt had big days in a Mississippi win, and, with the exception of Braeden Schlehuber, Lynchburg's hot offense was cooled considerably.

Gwinnett Braves 2, Charlotte Knights 8

Julio Teheran had a poor start, allowing 4 runs and 4 walks without making it through the fifth inning. In his last 2 starts he had tossed 10.2 scoreless innings after allowing 3 runs in just 1.2 innings in his first start of the year. After tossing 12.2 scoreless innings to start the season, Buddy Carlyle allowed 3 runs in 2.1 innings tonight. Luis Durango had a 3 hit night, making him 5-9 in his last 2 games. Josh Wilson had a pair of singles, making him 5-8 in his last 2 games. Joey Terdoslavich went 1-4, breaking a 0-14 stretch.

Eric Junge will start the series finale tomorrow.

Mississippi Braves 9, Huntsville Stars 1

  • Todd Cunningham RF 2-4, RBI, BB, .262 AVG
  • Andrelton Simmons SS 2-3, 2 2B, RBI, BB, .313 AVG
  • Joe Leonard 3B 3-4, 2B, 4 RBI, BB, .280 AVG
  • Christian Bethancourt C 3-5, RBI, 2 SB (3, 4), .246 AVG
  • Emerson Landoni 2B 2-5, .333 AVG
  • Myke Jones CF 2-4, .145 AVG
  • Jose Lugo 5 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 3 K, W (1), 1.80 ERA
  • Gary Moran 4 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 3 K, SV (2), 2.89 ERA

Andrelton Simmons had a pair of doubles, giving him 4 straight multi-hit games. Over his last 5 games, he's gone 10-21 with 5 doubles, 8 RBI, and 2 walks. Joe Leonard had a 3 hit, 4 RBI night, extending his hitting streak to 6 games. During that span, he's gone 9-25 with 2 doubles, a triple, and 4 RBI. Christian Bethancourt had a 3 hit, 2 steal night, and in his last 4 games he's gone 6-16 with 2 RBI and a walk. Jose Lugo joined the team after being demoted from Gwinnett, picking up the start and allowing just 1 run over 5 innings. Gary Moran picked up the save with 4 shutout relief innings.

Zeke Spruill will face the Stars tomorrow night.

Lynchburg Hillcats 2, Carolina Mudcats 5

  • Braeden Schlehuber C 3-3, HR (3), 2 RBI, .324 AVG
  • Ronan Pacheco 4 IP, 4 ER, 8 H, 4 BB, 4 K, 7.98
  • Matt Chaffee 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K, 9.53 ERA

The potent Hillcat offense managed just 4 hits in this one, 3 of them coming off the bat of catcher Braeden Schlehuber, including his third homer of the year. In his last 3 games, the 22 year old has gone 6-11 with a double, a homer, and 3 RBI. Evan Gattis played left field again, but also struck out twice in 4 hitless at bats. Ronan Pacheco continues to struggle, allowing 4 runs and 4 walks in 4 innings. Since tossing 4 shutout innings in his first start, he has a 10.97 ERA and a 3.00 WHIP in his last 3 starts, and he's allowing 11 walks per 9 innings on the season.

JR Graham will get the nod in the series finale tomorrow morning at 11am.

Rome Braves 2, Hagerstown Suns 24

  • Tony Mueller CF 2-5, .179 AVG
  • Edison Sanchez 1B 3-4, 2 RBI, .191 AVG
  • Carlos Perez 2 IP, 7 ER, 8 H, 3 BB, 5 K, 15.23 ERA

Rome set some ugly records tonight, allowing the most runs, 24, and hits, 24, in team history. Starter Carlos Perez allowed 7 run in just 2 innings, and in his last 3 starts he has a 22.00 ERA and a 3.88 WHIP. Ernesto Silva followed him, allowing another 7 runs in 3 innings of work, ballooning his ERA from 3.17 to 6.91. Cole Rohrbough had tossed 5 scoreless innings over 5 appearances to start the season, but he allowed 4 runs in 1.2 innings of work tonight. Joe Lucas had not made a scoreless appearance this season, and he continued that trend tonight, allowing 3 runs in 1.1 innings, giving him a 7.88 ERA and a 2.13 WHIP on the year. Things got so bad that the R-Braves turned to second baseman Fernando de los Santo to pitch the final inning, and he allowed 3 runs as well. It's hard to believe anything positive happened for Rome today, but Edison Sanchez had a 3 hit day and drove in both of the team's runs.

Rafael Bricenio will face the red hot Suns tomorrow.

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