Moylan And Wilson Rehab, Wood And Moore Combine For Win, And Teheran's Struggles Continue In Tuesday's Atlanta Braves Minor League Action

Navery Moore picked up his sixth win of the year with 3 scoreless innings of relief.

Jack Wilson and Peter Moylan made successful rehab appearances, Julio Teheran's struggles continued, Sean Gilmartin, Alex Wood, and Navery Moore all turned in solid performances, and a series of errors doomed Lynchburg.

Gwinnett Braves 8, Durham Bulls 10

  • Luis Durango CF 0-3, 2 BB, SB (36), .283 AVG
  • Jack Wilson DH 1-5, .222 AVG
  • Felix Pie RF 2-4, BB, 2 SB (9, 10), .294 AVG
  • Ernesto Mejia 1B 2-5, 3 RBI, E (4), .310 AVG
  • Stefan Gartrell LF 3-5, 2B, 3 RBI, OF Assist, .256 AVG
  • Julio Teheran 3.1 IP, 6 ER, 8 H, 1 BB, 1 K, 5.34 ERA
  • Andy Russell 1.1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 1 K, 3.38 ERA

Julio Teheran's struggles continued, as he allowed 6 earned runs in just 3.1 innings of work. Over his last 7 starts, he's put up a 9.09 ERA, a 1.65 WHIP, 12.4 H/9, and 7 homers in 32.2 innings. Felix Pie reached base 3 times and stole a pair of bases, and in his last 8 games, he's gone 9-29 with 2 doubles, 2 homers, 5 RBI, and 3 walks. Stefan Gartrell had 3 hits and 3 RBI, and in his last 4 games, he's gone 7-14 with 2 doubles, a homer, 7 RBI, and 3 walks. Ernesto Mejia also drove in 3 runs, and during his 6 game hitting streak, he's gone 10-25 with a double, 2 homers, 9 RBI, and a walk. After going 1-4 in his first rehab appearance yesterday, Jack Wilson went 1-5 today.

Jose Lugo will face the Bulls tomorrow.

Mississippi Braves 5, Mobile Bay Bears 3

  • Todd Cunningham CF 1-3, 2B, RBI, BB, .314 AVG
  • Christian Marrero RF 1-2, RBI, 2 BB, .316 AVG
  • Joe Leonard 3B 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, .271 AVG
  • Sean Gilmartin 6.2 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 0 BB, 2 K, 3.54 ERA
  • Peter Moylan 1.1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K, W (1), 0.00 ERA

Peter Moylan made his first rehab appearance with Mississippi, earning the win with 1.1 scoreless innings. In 9 rehab appearances between the GCL, Rome, and Mississippi, he's allowed 8 earned runs, 9 hits, 3 walks, and struck out 8 in 10 innings. Sean Gilmartin started and allowed 2 earned runs over 6.2 innings, a nice comeback after allowing 3 earned runs in just 3.2 innings in his last start. In his last 10 games, Todd Cunningham is hitting .350 with a .985 OPS, a double, 2 triples, a homer, 5 RBI, 6 walks, and 2 steals. The 23 year old is now leading the Southern League with a .314 batting average. Joe Leonard had a pair of hits and a pair of RBI, and after hitting .265 with a .700 OPS, 10 doubles, 3 homers, and 30 RBI in 234 at bats before the All-Star break, he's hitting .287 with a .842 OPS, 7 doubles, 3 homers, and 16 RBI in 87 at bats since the break.

David Hale will take on Mobile tomorrow.

Lynchburg Hillcats 1, Potomac Nationals 10

  • Myke Jones CF 2-4, SB (13), .259 AVG
  • Braeden Schlehuber C 2-3, 2B, .298 AVG
  • Cody Martin 3.2 IP, 9 R, 1 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, 4 K, 3.24 ERA
  • Caleb Brewer 1.1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K, 4.50 ERA
  • Chris Masters 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 5.40 ERA
  • Ian Marshall 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K, 9.00 ERA

Errors by first baseman Michael Spina, left fielder Dan Brewer, and shortstop Nick Ahmed led to a 9 run fourth inning that doomed the Hillcats tonight. Cody Martin was charged with all 9 of those runs, though only 1 was earned. Still, he was forced out of the game after just 3.2 innings, striking out 4. Chris Masters returned from a 2 week stint on the disabled list and struck out 1 in a perfect inning of work. Myke Jones snapped a 0-8 skid over his last 3 games with a 2 hit day. Braeden Schlehuber had his second straight 2 hit game, and in his last 10 games, he's hitting .359 with a .903 OPS, 4 doubles, a triple, and 7 RBI.

Mike Lee will face the Nationals tomorrow.

Rome Braves 2, Charleston River Dogs 0

  • Tony Mueller CF 2-4, RBI, 2 SB (22, 23), .268 AVG
  • Kyle Kubitza DH 1-3, 2B, BB, 2 SB (15, 16), .233 AVG
  • Alex Wood 4 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K, 1.80 ERA
  • Navery Moore 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K, W (6), 4.20 ERA
  • Ian Thomas 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K, SV (4), 2.93 ERA

Alex Wood tossed 4 shutout innings tonight, giving him 8 shutout innings over his last 2 starts. Overall, the 21 year old lefty, selected out of Georgia in the 2nd round this year, has a 1.80 ERA, a 0.90 WHIP, and 17 strikeouts in 20 innings in 6 starts. Navery Moore picked up his sixth win of the year, and in his last 2 appearances, he's struck out 5 in 6 scoreless innings. The 21 year old has fared better as a starter, with a 3.83 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP in 56.1 innings, than he has as a reliever, with a 5.09 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP in 23 innings. In his last 5 appearances, Ian Marshall has allowed 1 earned run over 11 innings, picking up 3 saves and striking out 15. Tony Mueller had his second straight 2 hit game, and in his last 5 games, he's gone 8-16 with 1 RBI, 4 walks, and 4 steals. Kyle Kubitza snapped a 1-31 skid over his last 9 games by going 1-3 today, and he's collected 4 walks in his last 2 games.

Jarrett Miller will start against the River Dogs tomorrow.

Danville Braves - Postponed, Rain

Danville's doubleheader in Bluefield was rained out. The two teams will play back to back doubleheaders when they play in Danville August 17th and 18th.

GCL Braves 2, GCL Yankees 5

  • Joey Meneses RF 1-3, RBI, BB, .267 AVG
  • Eric Garcia SS 1-3, BB, .261 AVG
  • Carlos Sanchez C 1-2, .237 AVG
  • Justin Black LF 1-3, .203 AVG
  • Luis Merejo 3 IP, 4 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 4 K, 4.26 ERA
  • Matt Kimbrel 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K, 0.00 ERA
  • Donovan Drake 2 IP, 0 R, 1 , 2 BB, 2 K, 0.87 ERA

Luis Merejo struggled against a Yankees lineup that included rehabbing AA catcher Austin Romine and Low A right fielder Tyler Austin, allowing 4 earned runs in just 3 innings of work. After allowing 6 earned runs in 24 innings over his first 5 appearances, the 17 year old Dominican lefty has allowed 9 earned runs in 7.2 innings in his last 2 games. Matt Kimbrel tossed a pair of scoreless innings, giving him 3 scoreless in 2 appearances. Donovan Drake has only allowed 1 earned run in 10.1 innings over 6 appearances this season. Joey Meneses extended his hitting streak to 8 games, and the 20 year old Mexican has gone 11-29 with a double, a triple, 3 RBI, and 2 walks druing that stretch. Eric Garcia has a 5 game hitting streak, going 6-19 with a double, 2 RBI, and 2 walks in that span. Carlos Sanchez is 2-6 in his last 2 games. Justin Black has pulled himself over the Mendoza line by going 9-24 with a triple, 2 RBI, and 3 walks in his last 9 games.

Abraham Espinosa will face the Phillies on Wednesday.

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