Terdoslavich Walks For Extra Inning Win, Hefflinger And Hyams Stay Hot, And Teheran's Struggles Continue In Thursday's Atlanta Braves Minor League Action

Joey Terdoslavich walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 13th to give Mississippi a walkoff win.

Joey Terdoslavich walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 13th to win the game for Mississipp, Robby Hefflinger and Levi Hyams stayed hot, and Julio Teheran's rough season stayed rough.

Gwinnett Braves 2, Norfolk Tides 10

  • Luis Durango CF 2-3, BB, .285 AVG
  • Ruben Gotay 3B 2-4, 2B, RBI, .227 AVG
  • Julio Teheran 4 IP, 6 R, 5 ER, 8 H, 1 BB, 3 K, 5.35 ERA
  • Andy Russell 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 K, 1.84 ERA

Julio Teheran's poor season continued, as he allowed 6 runs, 5 earned, in just 4 innings of work. He's been more hittable this season, allowing 10.4 H/9 after giving up 7.7 H/9 last year, his walk rate is almost the same, allowing 3.2 BB this year after allowing 3 BB/9 last year, and his strikeout rate is way down, with 6 K/9 this year after having 7.6 K/9 last year. Andy Russell tossed 2 scoreless innings, and in his last 7 appearances, he's thrown 8 scoreless innings. Ryan Bucther made his AAA debut, allowing 2 runs in 1 inning of work. The 25 year old lefty had a great year with Mississippi, posting a 1.31 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP, 10.9 K/9, 4.1 BB/9, and 2.6 K/BB in 41.1 innings over 35 appearances. Luis Durango reached base 3 times for the second straight night, and in his last 6 games, he's gone 8-22 with 3 walks. In his last 2 games, Ruben Gotay has gone 3-8 with 2 doubles.

Gwinnett starts a series against the Louisville Bats Friday night, with Jair Jurrjens scheduled to make a rehab start.

Mississippi Braves 4, Birmingham Barons 3, 13 innings

  • Christian Bethancourt C 2-6, .243 AVG
  • Joey Terdoslavich 1B 3-5, 2B, RBI, 2 BB, E (13), .316 AVG
  • Keenan Wiley RF 3-5, RBI, BB, .255 AVG
  • Matt Kennelly DH 2-5, .263 AVG
  • Jason Christian SS 2-4, 2 RBI, BB, E (9), .194 AVG
  • David Hale 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 3 BB, 4 K, 4.24 ERA
  • Jose Lugo 6 IP, 2 ER, 2 H, 4 BB, 3 K, 3.86 ERA
  • Cory Rasmus 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 3.88 ERA
  • Mike Tarsi 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 K, W (2), 1.93 ERA

Joey Terdoslavich helped Mississippi to a literal walkoff win, walking with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 13th. Terdo reached base 5 times in the game, and in his last 10 games, he's hitting .368 with a 1.060 OPS, 4 doubles, a triple, a homer, and 5 RBI. In his last 2 games, Christian Bethancourt has gone 3-9. After going 3-23 in his last 7 games, Keenan Wiley was 3-5 tonight. In his last 6 games, Matt Kennelly has gone 10-20 with 3 doubles. Jason Christian was 2-22 in his last 9 games, but went 2-4 with a walk tonight. David Hale had a solid start, allowing 1 earned run over 5 innings. He's allowed 5 earned runs in 14.2 innings over his last 3 starts after allowing 9 earned in 10.2 innings in the 2 starts before that. Jose Lugo actually had a quality start in relief, allowing 2 earned runs in 6 innings of work. Cory Rasmus has 4 scoreless innings in his last 3 appearances. Mike Tarsi picked up his second win, and the lefty, who turns 26 this weekend, has been good since the M-Braves signed him out of an independent league, with a 1.93 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, and 11 strikeouts in 9 innings over 6 appearances.

JR Graham will face the Barons tomorrow.

Lynchburg Hillcats 1, Frederick Keys 3

  • Chris Garcia DH 2-4, .308 AVG
  • Edward Salcedo 3B 1-3, HR (12), RBI, E (31), .250 AVG
  • David Rohm RF 1-3, 2B, .256 AVG
  • Gus Schlosser 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 H, 0 BB, 7 K, 2.99 ERA
  • Blaine Sims 2.1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K, 4.03 ERA
  • Matt Chaffee 0.2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 K, 4.18 ERA

Chris Garcia had 2 hits for the third straight day, making him 6-11 during that span. Edward Salcedo extended his hitting streak to 5 games, going 5-20 with 2 doubles, 2 homers, and 5 RBI during that span. David Rohm extended his hitting streak to 7 games, and he's gone 12-23 with a double, a triple, a homer, and 2 RBI during that stretch. Gus Schlosser has allowed 5 earned runs in 10 innings in his last 2 starts, after allowing 2 earned runs in 40 innings in his previous 6 starts. In his last 4 appearances, Matt Chaffee has thrown 3 scoreless innings.

The Hillcats head back to Lynchburg on Friday to begin a series against the Carolina Mudcats, with Ryan Weber scheduled to start.

Rome Braves 8, Greensboro Grasshoppers 9

  • Tony Mueller CF 1-3, BB, SB (25), SAC, OF Assist, E (5), .267 AVG
  • Brandon Drury 1B 2-3, 3B, 4 RBI, E (9), .222 AVG
  • Robby Hefflinger LF 1-3, 2B, RBI, BB, .275 AVG
  • Will Skinner RF 1-3, HR (8), 2 RBI, BB, OF Assist, .252 AVG
  • Alex Wood 4 IP, 3 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 5 K, 1.59 ERA

Brandon Drury didn't start the game, but he had a big impact, with a 2 hit, 4 RBI day that snapped a 0-11 skid over his last 3 games. In his last 2 games, Tony Mueller has gone 3-7 with a walk. In his last 10 games, Robby Hefflinger is hitting .350 with a 1.109 OPS, 5 doubles, 3 homers, and 11 RBI. In his last 10 games, Will Skinner has hit .306 with a .933 OPS, 5 doubles, a homer, and 5 RBI. Alex Wood struck out 5 over 4 innings, allowing 3 unearned runs. In his last 5 starts, he's allowed 2 earned runs in 22 innings, striking out 19.

AJ Holland will face Greensboro tomorrow.

Danville Braves 2, Burlington Royals 10

  • Ronald Luna SS 2-4, BB, E (12), .333 AVG
  • Levi Hyams 2B 1-4, BB, 2 E (3, 4), .214 AVG
  • Felix Marte RF 2-4, .311 AVG
  • Lucas Sims 4 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 0 BB, 6 K, 3.86 ERA
  • Clint Wright 2 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K, 1.29 ERA

Lucas Sims allowed 3 runs in 4 innings of work, taking his third loss of the season. The 18 year old had only allowed 4 earned runs in 12.1 innings in his previous 4 starts with Danville.Clint Wright allowed 2 unearnd runs in 2 innings of work. In 23.2 innings over 14 appearances between Rome, the GCL, and Danville, the 22 year old has a 3.42 ERA and a 0.80 WHIP. Levi Hyams extended his hitting streak to 7 games, making him 10-28 with 4 doubles, 2 homers, and 6 RBI during that span. Ronald Luna has an 8 game hitting streak, going 10-33 during that stretch. In his last 4 games, Felix Marte has gone 5-13 with a homer and 2 RBI.

Danville will begin a 3 game series in Kingsport against the Mets tomorrow.

GCL Braves 1, GCL Pirates 7

  • Joey Meneses RF 2-4, .292 AVG
  • Carlos Sanchez C 1-3, BB, .267 AVG
  • Seth Moranda 3B 1-3, RBI, E (10), .244 AVG
  • Roberto Estrella 2.1 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 2 K, 7.24 ERA
  • Jorge Montenegro 3.1 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 5 K, 4.78 ERA

Roberto Estrella allowed 5 runs, 4 earned, without making it out of the third inning. In his last 4 starts, the 19 year old Dominican righty has allowed 17 earned runs in 13.2 innings. Jorge Montenegro followed him, and the 21 year old Panamanian righty struck out 5 over 3.1 scoreless innings, giving him 13 strikeouts in 10.1 scoreless innings over his last 3 appearances. In his last 10 games, Joey Meneses is hitting .400 with a 1.020 OPS, 2 doubles, a triple, and 4 RBI. In his last 10 games, Carlos Sanchez has gone 9-28 with a double and 2 RBI. In his last 3 games, Seth Moranda has gone 4-10 with a RBI and a walk.

Luis Merejo will take on the Blue Jays on Friday.

DSL Braves 5, DSL Angels 0, Game1

  • Johan Camargo SS-3B 2-4, RBI, SB (6), .342 AVG
  • Ibrahim McKenzie 1B 2-4, HR (6), 2 RBI, .262 AVG
  • Iosif Bernal LF 2-3, RBI, .274 AVG
  • Jose Morel CF 1-2, HR (2), RBI, BB, .195 AVG
  • Jorge Zavala 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 9 K, W (2), 2.76 ERA
  • Rafael Rodriguez 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K, 1.33 ERA

Jorge Zavala had a fantastic start, striking out 9 over 6 scoreless innings, and the 18 year old righty from Honduras has been on a roll, with 15 scoreless innings in his last 7 appearances. Rafael Rodriguez pitched a scoreless inning, and the 19 year old Venezuelan righty has a 1.33 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP in 20.1 innings over 17 appearances.

DSL Braves 1, DSL Angels 3, Game 2

  • Juruengelo Tielman 3B 2-2, .202 AVG
  • Iosif Bernal LF 1-2, 2B, .278 AVG
  • Michael Flores 3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 K, 1.88 ERA
  • Jesus Jones 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 2 K, 6.60 ERA
  • Jesus Saldeno 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 1 K, 4.11 ERA

Michael Flores allowed 1 unearned run and struck out 3 in 3 innings of work. In his last start, the 20 year old Dominican lefty allowed 6 earned runs in 3 innings, and he's only allowed 4 earned runs in 45 innings in his other 10 starts. In his last 4 appearances, 19 year old Venezuelan righty Jesus Saldeno has thrown 5.2 scoreless innings.Juruengelo Tielman had a pair of hits in the second game, snapping a 0-9 skid. The 19 year old from Curacao is having a rough debut season, hitting .202 with a .560 OPS, striking out in 30% of his at bats. Iosif Bernal combined to go 3-5 in the doubleheader, making the 17 year old Panamanian 8-24 with a double and 9 RBI in his last 7 games. Johan Camargo had a pair of hits in the first game, but went 0-1 in the second, ending a 7 game hitting streak that saw the 18 year old Panamanian go 15-26 with 3 doubles, a homer, and 4 RBI. Ibrahim McKenzie went 2-7 in the doubleheader, cracking out his sixth homer of the year. In his last 10 games, the 18 year old Panamanian his hitting .333 with a .981 OPS.

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