Terdoslavich Raps Out A Pair Of Doubles, Matt Kimbrel Debuts, And de la Rosa Hits First Pro Homer In Saturday's Atlanta Braves Minor League Action

Joey Terdoslavich did what he does best, rapping out a pair of doubles for Mississippi tonight.

Joey Terdoslavich rapped out a pair of doubles, Dan Brewer, Michael Spina, and Matt Kimbrel had solid debuts with the Braves organization, and Bryan de la Rosa hit the first homer of his pro career.

Gwinnett Braves 8, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees 13

Brett Leach had pitched well with Mississippi, putting up a 1.59 ERA, a 1.06 WHIP, and 18 strikeouts in 17 innings over 7 appearances, but his first appearance with Gwinnett was just awful, as he allowed 7 earned runs while recording just 1 out. Billy Bullock also struggled today, allowing 3 earned runs in 1.2 innings, and the 24 year old righty has allowed at least 1 earned run in his last 7 appearances, ballooning his ERA to 12.86 and his WHIP to 2.79 in 14 innings over 9 total appearances with the G-Braves. The only real positive for him is that he's striking out 13.5 batters per 9 innings. Cory Gearrin made his second appearance since returning from the DL, tossing 1.1 scoreless innings and striking out 2. Luis Durango was 3-19 over his last 7 games, but he was 3-5 tonight. Stefan Gartrell clubbed out his 14th homer of the year, and over his last 10 games, he's hitting .391 with a 1.156 OPS, 2 homers, 2 doubles, and 4 RBI. Ruben Gotay rapped out a double and a triple, and over his last 6 games, he's gone 7-18 with 3 doubles, a triple, 3 RBI, and 3 walks.

Yohan Flande will face the SWB Yankees tomorrow.

Mississippi Braves 2, Jacksonville Suns 3

  • Joey Terdoslavich 1B 3-4, 2 2B, .295 AVG
  • Phil Gosselin 2B 1-2, BB, .254 AVG
  • Gary Moran 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 H, 1 BB, 6 K, 3.19 ERA
  • Chris Jones 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 K, 4.28 ERA

Joey Terdoslavich might be back to being the Joey Bag Of Doubles that hit 52 doubles last season, as he's rapped out 4 doubles in his last 3 games and in his last 4 games, he's gone 7-16. In his last 10 games, Phil Gosselin is hitting .273 with a .818 OPS, 2 doubles, a triple, a homer, and 8 RBI. Gary Moran picked up his eighth loss of the season, and in 5 of those losses he's pitched 6 or more innings and allowed 3 earned runs or less. 37.1

Zeke Spruill will start the series finale Sunday.

Lynchburg Hillcats 2, Carolina Mudcats 4, 8 Innings, Rain

  • Dan Brewer LF 2-4, 2B, .500 AVG
  • Adam Milligan DH 2-4, 2B, RBI, .243 AVG
  • Edward Salcedo 2-4, SB (17), .265 AVG
  • Michael Spina 1B 1-3, .333 AVG
  • Aaron Northcraft 5 IP, 4 ER, 9 H, 1 BB, 4 K, 4.12 ERA
  • Andrew Wilson 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K, 2.02 ERA
  • Blaine Sims 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K, 3.99 ERA
  • Ryne Harper 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 1.35 ERA

Dan Brewer made a nice impression with his new team, rapping out a pair of hits, including a double, in his debut with the Atlanta organization. The 25 year old outfielder was a 8th round pick of the Yankees in 2008, and worked his way as high as AAA last season. This year, he played in 27 games for AA Trenton, hitting .227 with a .559 OPS, before being sold to the Braves a few days ago. Michael Spina also had a solid Braves debut, going 1-3. The 25 year old first baseman was an 11th round pick of the Athletics in 2009 and hit .176 with a .573 OPS in 70 games with AA Midland this year before the Athletics released him. The Hillcats needed some players after second baseman Tommy La Stella and first baseman Chris Garcia were places on the 7 day DL. In his last 4 games, Adam Milligan has gone 6-17 with 2 doubles, a triple, a homer, and 3 RBI. Unfortunately, he's also struck out 8 times in those 3 games, giving him 123 strikeouts in 316 at bats between Lynchburg and Mississippi this year. He's striking out in 39% of his at bats and walking in just 7% of his plate appearances. Edward Salcedo was just 1-20 over his last 6 games, but he was 2-4 tonight, stealing his 17 base of the season. Aaron Northcraft took the loss today, allowing 4 earned runs over 5 innings, and in his last 3 starts, he's allowed 16 earned runs in 16.1 innings, though he's allowed just 3 walks and struck out 20 in that span. Andrew Wilson continues to shuttle between Lynchburg and Mississippi, returning to the Hillcats today to strike out 2 over a perfect inning. In 26.2 innings over 19 appearances with the Hillcats, the 24 year old righty has a 2.03 ERA, a 0.82 WHIP, and 29 strikeouts, but in 13.1 innings over 9 appearances with the M-Braves, he has a 12.83 ERA and a 2.48 WHIP.

Dimasther Delgado will start the series finale tomorrow.

Rome Braves 0, Savannah Sand Gnats 7

  • Brandon Drury 3B 1-3, E (6), .212 AVG
  • Cory Brownsten C 1-3, .155 AVG
  • David Starn 4 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 9 H, 3 BB, 5 K, 8.03 ERA
  • David Filak 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 5.64 ERA

The R-Braves went down easy tonight, allowing 7 runs and collecting just 2 hits. Brandon Drury has a hit in each of his last 3 games, but over his last 10 games, he's hitting just .206 with a .594 OPS. Still, July has been his best month, as he's hitting .278 with a .805 OPS, 3 doubles, 2 homers, and 5 RBI in 54 at bats this month. Cory Brownsten snapped a 0-14 slump by going 1-3 today, but he's still struggling overall, hitting .155 with a .454 OPS in 155 at bats this season. David Starn allowed 5 runs, 4 earned, over 4 innings tonight, and the 7th rounder has allowed 11 earned runs in 10.1 innings over his last 3 appearances. David Filak returned from the disabled list and made his first relief appearance in 2 years, striking out 1 over a perfect inning.

Greg Ross will start the series finale Sunday afternoon.

Danville Braves - Postponed, Rain

Danville and Burlington were rained out of their series finale. The teams don't play again until August 7th.

GCL Braves 6, GCL Tigers 11

  • Eric Garcia SS 1-3, BB, .250 AVG
  • Tyler Tewell DH 1-4, 2B, 3 RBI, SB (1), .327 AVG
  • Bryan de la Rosa C 1-1, HR (1), 2 RBI, .250 AVG
  • Luis Madrid 2B 2-4, .258 AVG
  • Jorge Montenegro 2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 3 BB, 0 K, 5.74 ERA
  • Matt Kimbrel 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K, 0.00 ERA

Bryan de la Rosa, this year's 3rd round pick, hit the first homer of his professional career today, and over his last 9 games, the 18 year old has gone 6-18 with a double, a homer, 3 RBI, and a walk. Tyler Tewell drove in 3 runs with a double and over his last 10 games, he's hitting .367 with a .861 OPS, 3 doubles, 9 RBI, and 2 walks. Jorge Montenegro started the game and allowed only 1 unearned run in 2 innings. In 8.1 innings over his last 6 appearances, he's allowed 1 earned run, 8 hits, 6 walks, and struck out 7. Matt Kimbrel, the brother of Atlanta closer Craig, made his professional debut, allowing 1 hit in a scoreless inning.

The GCL team is off on Sunday before taking on the Yankees on Monday.

DSL Braves 2, DSL Tigers 1

  • Miguel Rivero RF 2-4, 2 RBI, .304 AVG
  • Michael Flores 4 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 2 BB, 5 K, 1.00 ERA
  • Ramon Sauceda 2.1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 3 BB, 2 K, W (4), 2.91 ERA
  • Rafael Rodriguez 2.1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 1 K, 0.00 ERA

Miguel Rivero provided all the offense for the Braves tonight, as the 18 year old Venezuelan rapped out a pair of singles and drove in a pair of runs. Over his last 10 games, he's hitting .364 with a .871 OPS, 1 double, 1 triple, 2 RBI, and 3 walks. Michael Flores continued his fine season, allowing just 1 earned run in 4 innings of work, striking out 5 in the process. For the year, the 19 year old Dominican lefty has a 1.00 ERA, a 1.17 WHIP, and 36 strikeouts in 36 innings over 8 starts. Ramon Sauceda picked up his fourth win with 2.1 scoreless innings of work, giving the 19 year old Mexican righty 5.1 scoreless with 7 strikeouts over his last 2 appearances. Rafael Rodriguez also tossed 2.1 scoreless innings, and the 19 year old Venezuelan righty has yet to allow an earned run this season, with 8 strikeouts in 13.1 innings over 11 appearances.

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