Briceno And Moran Dominate On The Mound While Kubitza Stays Hot In A New Spot In Wednesday's Atlanta Braves Minor League Action

Gwinnett Braves 2, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees 3

Yohan Flande started for Gwinnett against the Yankees' AAA affiliate and was solid, giving up 2 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks over 5.1 innings pitched. He also managed to strike out 6. Cory Gearrin, fresh off being named to the International League All Star Team, struck out the side in a scoreless inning. Tyler Pastornicky saw time at 2nd tonight - probably to get him ready in a utility roll - and went 1-4 with a walk. Luis Durango kept hitting, rapping out 2 singles and throwing SWB catcher Francisco Cervelli out at 3rd base.

Julio Teheran makes his first start since being pulled early for back problems tomorrow.

Chattanooga Lookouts 4, Mississippi Braves 1 - 11 Innings

  • Joey Terdoslavich, 1B: 1-4, BB, .347
  • Christian Bethancourt, C: 1-5, SB(6), .257
  • Keenan Wiley, RF: 1-2, RBI, 3 BB, .284
  • Phil Gosselin, 2B: 1-4, BB, .257
  • Gary Moran, SP: 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 4 K, 2.94 ERA
  • Andrew Russell, RP: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 2.20 ERA
Gary Moran pitched a great game for Mississippi, but due to some lackluster offense, the M-Braves fell in the 11th after a 3 run homer by the Lookouts. Moran allowed no earned runs over 6 innings, giving up only 6 hits and on walks while striking out 4. Moran has quietly lowered his ERA under 3, and has thrown 5 quality starts in his last 6 turns. Keenen Wiley had a great day getting on base, singling and drawing 3 walks on the evening. Wiley also drove in the M-Braves' only run of the game.

Zeke Spruill goes against the Lookouts tomorrow, looking for his 6th win of the year.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans 5, Lynchburg Hillcats 1

  • Chris Garcia, 1B: 2-3, .308
  • Edward Salcedo, DH: 1-3, RBI, .260
  • Chris Masters, SP: 6 IP, 8 H, 4 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 3 K, 5.73 ERA
  • Juan Jamie, RP: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 3.30 ERA
It was a rough game for Lynchburg tonight, who only managed 5 hits against the Braves' old High A affiliate Myrtle Beach. Chris Garcia had 2 of the 5 hits himself, and is now hitting .308 on the year. Edward Salcedo had the Hillcats' lone RBI with a single. Chris Masters had another messy outing, allowing 3 earned runs on 8 hits and 2 walks. Since being demoted to Lynchburg, Masters has allowed 14 earned runs in 25 innings pitches, while walking 10 and striking out 15 - hardly a good sign.

Dimasther Delgado goes tomorrow for the Hillcats.


Greenville Drive 6, Rome Braves 1
  • Kyle Kubitza, 3B: 2-3, BB, .254
  • Brandon Drury, DH: 2-3, RBI, .197
  • Will Skinner, CF: 1-4, 2B, R, .262
  • Jarrett Miller, SP: 4 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 5 K, 4.13 ERA
Kyle Kubitza was moved up to leadoff tonight, and responded with a two hit day and a walk as well. Over his last 5 games, Kubitza has reached base 8 times with 5 hits and 3 walks. He has never been averse to taking a walk, and has 45 in 252 at bats this year, good for a .372 OBP. Brandon Drury, who has been struggling mightily all year, posted his second multi-hit game in as many days, going 2-3 with the R-Braves' only RBI. Hopefully he can turn things around, as he is moving his average slowly closer to the Mendoza line. Jarrett Miller started for Rome and was very hittable, allowing 9 over 4 innings on his way to a 2 run outing.

Ryan Weber toes the slab tomorrow for Rome.


Kingsport Mets 1, Danville Braves 8
  • Levi Hyams, 2B: 2-4, 2 R, .250
  • Edison Sanchez, LF: 2-4, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, BB, .321
  • Blake Brown, RF: 1-3, 2B, R, BB, .200
  • Casey Kalenkosky, 1B: 0-1, 2 R, 3 BB, .278
  • Rafael Briceno, SP: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 9 K, 6.35 ERA
  • Matt Talley, RP: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 0.00 ERA
Rafael Briceno had arguably the best start of his career for Danville tonight, going 6 strong innings while allowing only 1 run on 3 hits. Briceno didn't walk a man and stuck out 9 - half of the outs he got were via the strikeout. Matt Talley kept Briceno's good work going, throwing 2 innings of 1 hit ball with 3 strikeouts in relief. Edison Sanchez led the way for the Rome offense with a double, a triple, two RBI, and a walk. Levi Hyams singled twice and scored two runs, while Blake Brown doubled, walked and scored a run as well.

Danville opens a series with Greenville tomorrow, probables TBA.


GCL Tigers 11, GCL Braves 2
  • Jose Pereza, SS: 2-4, 2B, R, .440
  • Robinson Arno, 1B: 2-4, 2 2B, .500
  • Abraham Espinosa, SP: 3 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 3 BB, 3 K, 10.80 ERA
  • Brandon Rohde, RP: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 2.70 ERA
The GCL Braves got creamed today because of lackluster pitching and little offense. Abraham Espinosa started for the GCL Braves and was ineffective, going 3 innings and allowing 5 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks. Jorge Montenegro followed him by allowing 5 runs over the next 1.2 innings as well. Jose Pereza and Robinson Arno were responsible for two-thirds of the GCL Braves' hits on the day. Pereza, through his first 6 games, has been hitting everything to the tune of a .440/.481/.600 slash line.

GCL Braves take on the GCL Tigers tomorrow, probables TBA
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