R. Delgado, Graham, And Starn Shine On The Mound While Cunningahm And Beckwith Stay Hot At The Plate In Thursday's Atlanta Braves Minor League Action

Chase Anselment had 2 hits and 2 RBI tonight.

Jack Wilson and Evan Gattis had successful rehab appearances, Randall Delgado, JR Graham, and David Starn shined on the mound, Edison Sanchez and Joey Meneses extended their hitting streaks to 9 games, Todd Cunningham and William Beckwith stayed hot, and Nick Ahmed made a costly error and got himself ejected.

Gwinnett Braves 8, Durham Bulls 1

  • Luis Durango CF 3-4, 2 RBI, .286 AVG
  • Jack Wilson DH 3-5, 2B, 3 RBI, .278 AVG
  • Stefan Gartrell LF 3-4, 2B, SB (8), .267 AVG
  • Terry Tiffee 3B 2-4, HR (1), 2 RBI, .321 AVG
  • Randall Delgado 5.2 IP, 1 ER, 6 H, 3 BB, 5 K, W (1), 5.91 ERA
  • Cole McCurry 1.1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 4.96 ERA
  • Anthony Varvaro 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 K, 2.70 ERA
  • Andrew Russell 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K, 3.00 ERA

Jack Wilson had 3 hits in his fourth rehab appearance with Gwinnett, making him 5-18 with a double, 4 RBI, and a steal with Gwinnett. Luis Durango also had 3 hits, making him 10-27 with a double, a triple, 6 RBI, 3 walks, and 3 steals in his last 6 games. Stefan Gartrell had his third straight 3 hit day, and hit fourth straight multi hit day. During his 6 game hitting streak, he's gone 13-24 with 3 doubles, 2 homers, 8 RBI, and 3 walks. Terry Tiffee had his third straight 2 hit day, and in his last 6 games, he's gone 9-23. Randall Delgado was able to start for Gwinnett because Ryan Dempster preferred the Dodgers to the Braves, and Delgado picked up his first win with the G-Braves this year by allowing 1 earned run over 5.2 innings, a nice comeback after allowing 6 earned in 5 innings in his last AAA start. Cole McCurry had allowed 7 earned runs over 4.1 innings in his last 3 appearances, but he tossed 1.1 perfect innings tonight, stranding 2 inherited runners. Anthony Varvaro pitched a scoreless inning in his first AAA appearance in a month and a half.

Yohan Flande will start the series finale tomorrow.

Mississippi Braves 1, Mobile Bay Bears 0

  • Todd Cunningham CF 1-2, 2 BB, .317 AVG
  • JR Graham 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 8 K, 1.80 ERA
  • Brent Leach 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 1.50 ERA
  • Chasen Shreve 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K, W (1), 4.26 ERA
  • Ryan Buchter 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K, SV (2), 1.42 ERA

JR Graham had one of his best starts of the year, striking out 8 over 5 shutout innings. The 22 year old righty has struck out 12, walked 2, and allowed 5 hits and 2 earned runs in 10 innings of work in AA. Brent Leach gave up 7 earned runs while recording only 1 out in a spot start for Gwinnett, but he has thrown 13 scoreless innings over his last 4 appearances for Mississippi. Chasen Shreve picked up the win in his third AA appearance, tossing 2 scoreless innings. For the year, 25 year old lefty Ryan Bucther has a 1.42 ERA, a 1.05 WHIP, 5.2 H/9, 10.9 K/9, 4.3 BB/9, and 2.6 K/BB and has held right handed batters to a .153 average against and lefties to a .196 average against. In his last 10 games, Todd Cunningham has hit .368 with a 1.057 OPS, 1 double, 2 triples, 1 homer, 5 RBI, 2 steals, and he's walked 8 times after walking 16 times in his first 77 games.

Gary Moran will start for the M-Braves against the Bay Bears tomorrow.

Lynchburg HIllcats 1, Potomac Nationals 3

  • Myke Jones CF 2-4, 2B, .264 AVG
  • Nick Ahmed SS 1-2, E (20), EJCT, .269 AVG
  • Emerson Landoni 2B-SS 2-3, HR (2), RBI, .197 AVG
  • Aaron Northcraft 5 IP, 3 R, 0 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 7 K, 3.94 ERA
  • Ryne Harper 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB1 K, 2.28 ERA
  • Juan Jaime 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K, 3.89 ERA
  • Matt Chaffee 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K, 3.95 ERA
  • Andrew Wilson 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 1.95 ERA

Aaron Northcraft allowed 3 runs in 5 innings of work, but none of them were earned as they all followed a throwing error by shortstop Nick Ahmed. Despite taking the loss, it was a nice comeback for Northcraft, who had allowed 16 earned runs in 16.1 innings over his last 3 starts. With 7 strikeouts today, the 22 year old righty now has a 121 strikeouts on the year, good for the league lead, with Myrtle Beach's Kyle Hendricks coming in at second with 112, and Hillcats teammate Cody Martin coming in at third with 109. Ahmed went 1-2 at the plate, but was ejected in the fifth. He caught a line drive, but the umpire said he played it on a bounce. Ahmed was still able to make the out by throwing to first, but the umpire didn't care for his reaction and tossed him, making it the first time a Lynchburg player has been ejected this year. In his last 3 games, Myke Jones has gone 5-11. Juan Jaime returned from a 2 week stay on the DL to strike out 2 over a scoreless inning. In his last 9 appearances, Andrew Wilson has allowed 5 hits, walked 3, struck out 10, and pitched 12.1 scoreless innings.

Dimasther Delgado will start tomorrow as the team begins a series in Salem against the Red Sox.

Rome Braves 7, Charelston River Dogs 4

  • Ross Heffley 2B 2-3, RBI, 2 BB, SB (6), .286 AVG
  • William Beckwith DH 1-4, 2B, RBI, BB, SB (12), .295 AVG
  • Chase Anselment RF 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, .220 AVG
  • Ryan Query C 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, .200 AVG
  • David Starn 5 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 3 BB, 4 K, W (1), 6.23 ERA
  • Ronan Pacheco 2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 K, 0.59 ERA
  • David Peterson 0.2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 K, SV (4), 2.02 ERA

David Starn had allowed 11 earned runs in 10.1 innings over his last 3 appearances, but he picked up the first win of his professional career tonight, allowing just 1 earned run over 5 innings. In 15.1 innings over 9 appearances with Rome, Ronan Pacheco has allowed just 1 earned run, giving up 12 hits, 4 walks, and striking out 11. In his last 4 appearances, David Peterson has picked up 2 saves, allowed just 1 hit and 1 walk, and struck out 5 over 5 scoreless innings. In his last 2 games, William Beckwith has gone 3-7 with 2 doubles, a homer, 5 RBI, 2 walks, and a stolen base. In his last 3 games, Ross Heffley has gone 5-10 with 1 RBI, and 3 walks. Chase Anselment has gone 4-12 in his last 3 games, but the 22 year old, selected in the 17th round this year, has struggled, hitting .220 with a .595 OPS in 91 at bats.

Fabian Williamson will face Savannah tomorrow.

Danville Braves 5, Johnson City Cardinals 6, 10 innings

  • Jose Peraza DH 2-4, RBI, BB, SB (5), SAC, .300 AVG
  • Carlos Franco 3B 1-3, RBI, 2 BB, .264 AVG
  • Edison Sanchez LF 2-3, .313 AVG
  • Ronald Luna SS 2-5, SB (2), E (9), .342 AVG
  • Frank Lafreniere 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 H, 1 BB, 4 K, 3.89 ERA

Jose Peraza reached base 3 times and stole a base, making him 4-9 with a RBI, a walk, and 3 steals in his last 2 games. During his 4 game hitting streak, Carlos Franco has gone 4-14 with 1 double, 1 triple, 1 RBI, and 5 walks. Edison Sanchez had a 2 hit game to extend his hitting streak to 9 games. During that stretch, the 21 year old Venezuelan, who's converting from first base to left field, has gone 15-36 with 2 doubles, 1 triple, and 3 RBI. In his last 10 games, Ronald Luna is hitting .405 with a .942 OPS, 2 doubles, 1 homer, and 4 RBI. After allowing 7 earned runs in 25.2 innings over his first 5 starts, Frank Lafreniere has allowed 8 earned in just 9 innings over his last 2 starts.

Williams Perez will start against Johnson City on Friday.

GCL Braves 9, GCL Phillies 14

  • Connor Lien CF 2-5, 2 RBI, SF, .247 AVG
  • Evan Gattis LF 2-3, .800 AVG
  • Justin Black LF 1-2, HR (1), RBI, BB, .211 AVG
  • Joey Meneses DH 3-5, 2B, 2 RBI, SF, .284 AVG
  • Carlos Sanchez C 3-3, 2B, .293 AVG
  • Mike Dodig 3B 2-4, 2B, .136 AVG
  • KC Clabough 2B 2-2, 2B, RBI, SB (3), .400 AVG
  • Jaden Dillon 3 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 3 K, 5.00 ERA
  • Mike Flores 1.1 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 5.79 ERA
  • Elvin Garcia 3.1 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 4 K, 5.74 ERA
  • Magdiel Avendano 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 K, 7.45 ERA

Evan Gattis had 2 hits today, making him 4-5 in 2 rehab games. Connor LIen was 1-11 in his last 5 games, but he had 2 hits and 2 RBI today. Carlos Sanchez has gone 5-9 in his last 3 games. Justin Black hit the first homer of his professional career, and the 19 year old, selected in the 4th round this year, has hit .385 with a 1.061 OPS, 1 triple, 1 homer, 3 RBI, and 4 walks in his last 10 games. Joey Meneses had a 3 hit, 2 RBI day, and during his 9 game hitting streak, he's gone 14-34 with 2 doubles, 1 triple, 5 RBI, and 2 walks. Mike Dodig was 2-27 in his last 7 games before going 2-4 today. Jaden Dillon has allowed 7 earned runs in just 4 innings in his last 2 starts.

Andry Ubiera will take on the Pirates Friday afternoon.

DSL Braves 3, DSL Tigers 0

  • Johan Camargo SS 2-3, RBI, BB, .314 AVG
  • Jose Morel CF 1-3, BB, .210 AVG
  • Juruengelo Tielman 3B 2-3, BB, .207 AVG
  • Alexander de la Cruz C 1-3, 2B, BB, .172 AVG
  • Michael Flores 6 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 0 BB, 2 K, W (3), 0.86 ERA
  • Jose Rosario 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 3 K, SV (2), 1.63 ERA

Michael Flores picked up his third win of the year with 6 shutout innings, and the 19 year old Dominican lefty has a 0.86 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP in 42 innings over 9 starts this year. Jose Rosario picked up his second save of the year, and the 18 year old Dominican righty has a 1.63 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP in 27.2 innings over 11 appearances. Johan Camargo reached base 3 times today, and during his 5 game hitting streak, the 18 year old Panamanian has gone 8-20 with 1 double, 1 homer, 2 RBI, and 4 walks. Jose Morel has gone 3-7 with 2 RBI in his last 2 games. Juruengelo Tielman, a 19 year old out of Curacao, has gone 3-7 with a walk in his last 2 games.

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