Durango Steals 40th, Terdoslavich Stays Hot, And Hyams Extends Hit Streak To 8 Games In Friday's Atlanta Braves Minor League Action

Luis Durango picked up his International League leading 40th steal tonight.

Luis Durango picked up his 40th steal of the year, Joey Terdoslavich, Joe Leonard, and Todd Cunningham led a potent Mississippi attack, Edward Salcedo filled up the stat sheet, Levi Hyams extended his hitting streak to 8 games, and Johan Camargo continued his torrid hitting since the All-Star break.

Gwinnett Braves 2, Louisville Bats 3

  • Luis Durango CF 2-3, BB, SB (40), .287 AVG
  • Felix Pie RF 1-3, 2B, BB, SB (13), .292 AVG
  • Rusty Ryal 2B 2-4, 2B, SB (1), E (1), .281 AVG
  • Jair Jurrjens 6 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 H, 0 BB, 2 K, 4.83 ERA
  • Peter Moylan 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 7.36 ERA
  • Dusty Hughes 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K, 3.56 ERA

Jair Jurrjens made a rehab start for Gwinnett, allowing 2 run, 1 earned, in 6 innings of work. This was Jurrjens' first appearance since July 31st, when he pitch a scoreless relief inning for Atlanta. Peter Moylan made his second straigt scoreless appearance, allowing 1 hit in an inning of work. In his last 7 appearance, Dusty Hughes has allowed 1 earned run in 7.1 innings. Luis Durango had his third straight 2 hit game, and in his last 10 games, he's hitting .324 with a .425 OBP. He also stole his league leading 40th base, giving him a healthy lead over Indianapolis' Chase d'Arnaud, who's in second with 30 steals. Felix Pie extended his hitting streak to 5 games, and he's gone 6-19 with 3 doubles and 4 RBI in that stretch. Rusty Ryal has a 4 game hitting streak, going 6-15 during that span.

Sean Gilmartin will start against the Bats on Saturday, taking on former G-Braves pitcher Tim Gustafson.

Mississippi Braves 13, Birmingham Barons 6

  • Todd Cunningham CF 1-3, RBI, 2 BB, SF, .317 AVG
  • Keenan Wiley RF 2-6, RBI, E (3), .257 AVG
  • Joey Terdoslavich 1B 2-4, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, 2 BB, SB (1), .320 AVG
  • Evan Gattis LF 0-3, 3 BB, .266 AVG
  • Joe Leonard DH 2-5, 4 RBI, .268 AVG
  • Alden Carrithers 2B 3-3, 2B, 2 BB, .279 AVG
  • Matt Kennelly C 1-3, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 HBP, .265 AVG
  • Jason Christian SS 1-3, RBI, 2 BB, E (10), .198 AVG
  • JR Graham 5.1 IP, 4 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 5 K, W (1), 4.13 ERA
  • Mike Tarsi 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 3 K, 1.74 ERA

M-Braves batters took advantage of a wild Barons pitching staff that walked 13 and hit 3 batters, scoring 13 runs on the night. Evan Gattis didn't record a hit, but walked 3 times, easing the pain of his 0-8 mini-slump. Todd Cunningham reached base 3 times, and his .317 batting average is still leading the Southern League. Joey Terdoslavich reached base 4 times tonight, with 2 walks, a double, and a triple. In his last 9 games, he's gone 14-35 with 5 doubles, a triple, a homer, 4 RBI, and 8 walks. In his last 2 games, Keenan Wiley has gone 5-11 with 2 RBI and a walk. Joe Leonard was 1-12 in his last 5 games, but he had 2 hits tonight and drove in 4 runs. In his last 10 games, Alden Carrithers is hitting .417 with a 1.083 OPS, 4 doubles, and 3 RBI. Matt Kennelly has a 5 game hitting streak, going 8-16 with 4 doubles and 4 RBI in that span. Jason Christian is 3-7 with 3 RBI and 3 walks in his last 2 games. JR Graham didn't have a great start, allowing 4 earned runs in 5.1 innings, but he picked up his first AA win. In 24 innings at AA, the 22 year old righty has a 4.13 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP, and walks have been an issue for him, as he's allowed 13 free passes after only allowing 17 walks in 102.2 innings with Lynchburg.

Gary Moran will take on the Barons Saturday night.

Lynchburg Hillcats 6, Carolina Mudcats 3

  • Chris Garcia 1B 1-2, 2 BB, .309 AVG
  • Edward Salcedo 3B 2-3, 2B, HR (13), 2 RBI, SB (21), 2 E (32, 33), .253 AVG
  • Ryan Weber 5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 6 K, 3.52 ERA

Edward Salcedo filled up the stat sheet today, with 2 hits, including a double and a homer, 2 RBI, a stolen base, and 2 errors. He now has a 6 game hitting streak, going 7-23 with 3 doubles, 3 homers, 7 RBI, and 2 walks, though he's struck out 8 times in that span and has also committed 5 errors. His errors always seem to come in bunches, and, oddly enough, they always seem to coincide with a hot streak at the plate. In his last 10 games, Chris Garcia is hitting .438 with a 1.204 OPS, 4 doubles, a homer, and 6 RBI. Ryan Weber made his first start with Lynchburg, striking out 6 over 5 scoreless innings. The 21 year old righty has allowed 1 earned run in 7.1 innings over his last 3 appearances.

Mike Lee will face the Mudcats tomorrow.

Rome Braves 2, Greensboro Grasshoppers 3

  • Kyle Kubitza 3B 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI, BB, .235 AVG
  • AJ Holland 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 4 BB, 2 K, 4.52 ERA
  • Ronan Pacheco 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 BB, 3 K, 2.84 ERA
  • John Cornely 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K, 3.72 ERA

In his last 5 games, Kyle Kubitza has gone 6-17 with a double, 4 RBI, and 2 walks. AJ Holland had allowed 3 earned runs and 4 walks in 16 innings over his last 4 appearances, but he allowed 3 earned and 4 walks in 6 innings tonight. In his last 10 appearances, John Cornely has a 1.59 ERA, a 1.06 WHIP, and 24 strikeouts in 17 innings. For the year, the 23 year old is striking out 13.8 batters per 9 innings.

David Filak will start against the Grasshoppers on Saturday.

Danville Braves 5, Kingsport Mets 6

  • Levi Hyams 2B 2-5, SB (4), E (5), .222 AVG
  • Casey Kalenkosky 1B 3-4, 2B, RBI, BB, .241 AVG
  • Nick DeSantiago C 1-3, 2 RBI, BB, .233 AVG
  • Frank Lafreniere 6 IP, 6 R, 4 ER, 13 H, 1 BB, 5 K, 4.24 ERA
  • Alex Wilson 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 2.25 ERA

Levi Hyams extended his hitting streak to 8 games, and he's gone 12-33 with 4 doubles, 2 homers, 6 RBI, and 2 walks during that stretch. In his last 3 games, Casey Kalenkosky has gone 5-8 with 2 doubles, 2 RBI, and a walk. In his last 2 games, Nick DeSantiago has gone 2-6 with a double, 2 RBI, and a walk. Frank Lafreniere had a rough start, allowing 13 hits and 6 runs, 4 earned, in 6 innings of work. In his last 4 starts, he has a 6.43 ERA and a 1.81 WHIP in 21 innings after posting a 2.45 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP in 25.2 innings in his first 5 starts.

The D-Braves and K-Mets will face off again on Saturday.

CGL Braves 1, GCL Blue Jays 4

  • Cody Livesay LF 2-5, .242 AVG
  • Mike Dodig 3B 2-4, 2B, RBI, .183 AVG
  • Eric Garcia 2B 0-1, 3 BB, SB (2), .222 AVG
  • Hector Garcia RF 2-4, .268 AVG
  • Robinson Arno 1B 2-4, .231 AVG
  • Luis Merejo 4 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 6 K, 4.61 ERA
  • Patrick Scoggin 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K, 0.00 ERA

Luis Merejo's record dropped to 0-5 as the 17 year old Dominican lefty allowed 3 runs, 2 earned in 4 innings of work, striking out 6. While he has given up some runs this year, with a 4.61 ERA, he's kept his WHIP pretty low at 1.15, kept his walks down, with 2 BB/9, and kept his strikeouts up, with 11.6 K/9 and 5.9 K/BB. Patrick Scoggin has struck out 9 in 7.2 scoreless innings this year. In his last 2 games, Cody Livesay has gone 3-9. Mike Dodig is having a rough year overall, hitting .183 with a .528 OPS, but in his last 10 games, he's hitting .333 with a 1.014 OPS, 3 doubles, a triple, 2 homers, and 8 RBI. In his last 10 games, Eric Garcia has gone just 6-31, but he's collected 10 walks, giving him a .419 OBP in that span. In his last 3 games, Hector Garcia has gone 4-11.

Abraham Espinosa will face the Blue Jays tomorrow.

DSL Braves 13, DSL Tigers 0

  • Gerald Chin 2B 4-6, .300 AVG
  • Johan Camargo SS-3B 3-5, E (16), .348 AVG
  • Ibrahim Mckenzie 1B 2-5, 3B, 3 RBI, HBP, .262 AVG
  • Victor Reyes DH 2-4, 4 RBI, BB, .297 AVG
  • Jose Rosario 6 IP, 0 R, 6 H, 0 BB, 2 K, W (6), 2.45 ERA
  • Francisco Gonzalez 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K, 4.97 ERA
  • Miguel Concepcion 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 0.00 ERA

Johan Camargo has been on fire since the All-Star break, as the 18 year old Panamanian is hitting .456 with a 1.152 OPS, 4 doubles, 2 homers, 10 RBI, and 4 steals in 68 at bats. Gerald Chin was 4-26 in his last 8 games, but the 19 year old Panamanian was 4-6 today. In his last 10 games, 18 year old Panamanian Ibrahim McKenzie is hitting .294 with a .973 OPS, 1 double, 1 triple, 2 homers, and 6 RBI. In his last 10 games, 17 year old Venezuelan Victor Reyes is hitting .333 with a .901 OPS, 1 double, and 9 RBI. Jose Rosario allowed 5 earned runs in 7.2 innings in his last 2 starts, but the 18 year old Dominican righty tossed 6 shutout innings today. Miguel Conception, a 17 year old lefty, made his professional debut today, striking out 1 in a perfect inning.

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