Martin Excels, Ahmed Extends Hitting Streak To 9 Games, And Druango Swipes 3 Bags In Wednesday's Atlanta Braves Minor League Action

Luis Durango is leading the International League with 18 steals. Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

Luis Durango stole 3 bases, Cory Harrilchak had a 3 hit day, Nick Ahmed extended his hitting streak to 9 games, and Cody Martin had an excellent start.

Gwinnett Braves 1, Buffalo Bisons 4

Luis Durango had a fine game, reaching base twice, stealing 3 bases, and throwing a runner out at home. He now has 18 steals, which leads the International League. The switch hitter is doing well against lefties, hitting .310 with a .370 OBP and a .822 OPS in 42 at bats, but has struggled against righties, hitting just .234 with a .587 OPS in 77 at bats. Stefan Gartrell had 2 hits and a RBI today, and over his last 10 games, he's hitting .351 with a 1.131 OPS, 4 homers, and 12 RBI. Ernesto Mejia also had a 2 hit day, and over his last 4 games, he's gone 7-16 with a double, a homer, and 3 RBI. Yohan Flande picked up a loss despite turning in a quality start. After tossing 15.2 scoreless innings over his first 4 appearances, he's allowed a 4.80 ERA in 15 innings over his last 3 starts. Cory Gearrin only needed 11 pitches to strike out 2 over a perfect ninth inning. In 16.2 innings over 10 appearances, the sidearmer has a 0.54 ERA, a 0.90 WHIP, 10.8 K/9, 1.1 BB/9, and 10 K/BB.

Todd Redmond will start the series finale tomorrow morning at 10:30.

Mississippi Braves 5, Pensacola Blue Wahoos 3

  • Andrelton Simmons SS 0-3, BB, .321 AVG
  • Evan Gattis C 1-4, 2B, .314 AVG
  • Cory Harrilchak RF 1-3, 2B, BB, .174 AVG
  • Todd Cunningham CF 3-3, RBI, SB (3), .316 AVG
  • Adam Milligan 1-2, BB, .191 AVG
  • David Hale 6.1 IP, 3 ER, 6 H, 3 BB, 3 K, 4.66 ERA
  • Cory Rasmus 0.2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 K, W (1), 1.17 ERA
  • Andrew Russell 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 K, 2.60 ERA
  • Mark Lamm 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 K, SV (4), 2.93 ERA

The M-Braves had a 4 run seventh inning, with 3 of the runs scoring on wild pitches. Todd Cunningham had a great day, with 3 singles, a RBI, and a stolen base. Over his last 10 games, the 23 year old has a .389 average, a .450 OBP, a .978 OPS, 6 doubles, a triple, 6 RBI, and 3 steals. Andrelton Simmons saw his 9 game hitting streak end, as he went 0-3, though he did reach on a walk. Evan Gattis had a double in 4 at bats, and 7 of his 11 hits with Mississippi have been extra base hits. Cory Harrilchak snapped a 0-15 stretch over his last 9 games with a double. The 24 year old is struggling this season, hitting just .174 with a .482 OPS in 77 at bats with the M-Braves. Despite going 1-2 with a walk today, Adam Milligan is also struggling, hitting .191 with a .522 OPS while striking out in 34 of his 94 at bats. David Hale Made his third straight quality start, allowing 3 runs over 6 innings. Over those 3 starts, he has a 3.44 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP. Cory Rasmus, Andrew Russell, and Mark Lamm combined for 2.2 hitless innings of relief work. It was Rasmus' fifth straight scoreless appearance, and he's struck out 5 and walked 1 over 5.2 innings in that span.

Gary Moran will start the series finale tomorrow.

Lynchburg Hillcats 1, Wilmintgon Blue Rocks 0

  • Nick Ahmed SS 1-4, BB, SB (12), .287 AVG
  • Tim Smith DH 1-4, HR (1), RBI, .343 AVG
  • Chris Garcia 1B 1-3, BB, SB (3), .343 AVG
  • Cody Martin 7 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 7 K, W (4), 2.29 ERA
  • Chasen Shreve 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 1.69 ERA
  • Juan Jaime 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K, SV (4), 5.40 ERA

Cody Martin had his best start of the year, taking a no-hitter into the 7th, before finishing with 2 hits, 2 walks, and no runs over 7 innings, striking out 7 in the process. The 22 year old righty is having a fine season, with a 2.29 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP, and 10.7 K/9 in 35.1 innings over 7 appearances. His 42 strikeouts lead the league. Chasen Shreve made his fourth straight scoreless appearance, and he's struck out 3 over 4 innings in that span. Juan Jaime picked up his fourth save of the year, striking out 2 over a perfect inning. Tim Smith's sixth inning solo homer was all the offense the Hillcats would need. The 25 year old is hitting .343 with a .951 OPS in 35 at bats since joining the team. Nick Ahmed extended his hitting streak to 9 games, and over that span he's hitting .278 with a .838 OPS, 4 doubles, 4 RBI, and 4 steals. His 12 stolen bases lead the league. Chris Garcia reached base twice, and over his last 5 games, he's gone 8-17 with 2 doubles, a homer, 5 RBI, 3 walks, and 2 steals.

Gus Schlosser will start the series finale tomorrow.

Rome Braves - Off

Rome will return to action tomorrow morning at 10:30 with a game against the Asheville Tourists, with Navery Moore scheduled to start.

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