Graham, Weber, And Wood Dominate As Starters While McCurry, Cornely, And Jadofsky Dominate In Relief In Sunday's Atlanta Braves Minor League Action

JR Graham struck out 8 over 6 shutout innings for Mississippi tonight.

JR Graham, Ryan Weber, and Alex Wood dominated, Joey Terdoslavich and Nick Ahmed had a big doubleheaders, Tommy La Stella returned from the DL, Levi Hyams and Nick DeSantiago had 3 hit days, and Cole McCurry, John Cornely, and Zach Jadofsky turned in some fantastic relief appearances.

Gwinnett Braves 0, Syracuse Chiefs 7

  • Jose Constanza CF 2-3, .315 AVG
  • Lyle Overbay 1B 1-3, .231 AVG
  • Yohan Flande 2.2 IP, 4 ER, 6 H, 3 BB, 2 K, 4.33 ERA
  • Cole McCurry 3.1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K, 4.80 ERA
  • Anthony Varvaro 1.2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 2.21 ERA

In his last 2 games, Jose Constanza has gone 4-7 with a double and a RBI. In 4 games with Gwinnett, Lyle Overbay has gone 3-13 with 2 doubles, 2 RBI, and 3 walks. In his last 2 starts, Yohan Flande has allowed 9 earned runs in 8.2 innings of work. After posting a 3.83 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP in 94 innings before the All-Star break, Flande has slumped to a 5.32 ERA and a 1.65 WHIP in 47.1 innings since the break. Cole McCurry had a great game, stranding 2 inherited runners en route to tossing 3.1 scoreless innings. Anthony Varvaro also stranded 2 inherited runners, and he hasn't allowed an earned run in 11.2 innings over 10 appearances in August.

Gwinnett begins a 4 game series against the Pawtucket Red Sox on Monday.

Mississippi Braves 2, Pensacola Blue Wahoos 5, Game 1

  • Joey Terdoslavich 1B 1-2, 2B, BB, E (14), .309 AVG
  • Alden Carrithers RF-LF 2-2, BB, .296 AVG
  • Bobby Stevens CF-RF 1-3, 2 RBI, .214 AVG
  • David Hale 3.2 IP, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 3.91 ERA
  • Chasen Shreve 1.1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K, 3.93 ERA

David Hale had one of his shortest outings of the year, tossing just 3.2 innings, but he did allow only 1 earned run. In his last 4 starts, he's only allowed 2 earned runs in 18 innings of work. Chasen Shreve relieved Hale with the bases loaded and escaped without allowing anyone to score. Bobby Stevens is 4-11 with a homer and 5 RBI in his last 4 games. In this game, Pensacola shortstop Billy Hamilton stole his 150th base of the season, a Minor League record that may never be broken.

Mississippi Braves 1, Pensacola Blue Wahoos 0, Game 2

  • Phil Gosselin 2B 2-3, SB (12), .245 AVG
  • Joey Terdoslavich 1B 2-3, RBI, .313 AVG
  • Alden Carrithers RF 1-1, BB, .301 AVG
  • JR Graham 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 8 K, W (3), 2.90 ERA
  • Cory Rasmus 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K, SV (5), 3.74 ERA

JR Graham picked up his second straight win, striking out 8 over 6 shutout innings. In his last 2 games, the 22 year old righty has struck out 13 over 12 scoreless innings. For the year, he has a 2.71 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP in 143 innings between Lynchburg and Mississippi. Cory Rasmus picked up his fifth save, and he's thrown 3 scoreless innings in his last 3 appearances. Joey Terdoslavich went 3-5 with a double and a RBI in the doubleheader, making him 5-16 in his last 5 games. Alden Carrithers had a perfect day, going 3-3 with 2 walks in the doubleheader. In his last 6 games, he's gone 6-8 with 6 walks.

Gary Moran will start against Pensacola tomorrow.

Lynchburg Hillcats 0, Wilmington Blue Rocks 1, Game 1

  • Nick Ahmed SS 1-3, BB, SB (38), .261 AVG
  • Tommy La Stella PH 1-1, .276 AVG
  • Ryan Weber 5 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 1 BB, 6 K, 3.57 ERA
  • Ryne Harper 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K, 1.96 ERA

Ryan Weber allowed 6 earned runs in 6.1 innings in his last start, but he tossed 5 shutout innings today, striking out 6 in the process. Ryne Harper hasn't allowed an run in 14.2 innings over his last 8 appearances, striking out 16 over that span.

Lynchburg Hillcats 3, Wilmington Blue Rocks 2

  • Nick Ahmed SS 1-3, .261 AVG
  • Tommy La Stella 2B 2-2, RBI, E (8), .281 AVG
  • Chris Garcia 1B 1-2, 2B, 2 RBI, BB, .297 AVG
  • Michael Lee 5 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 3 K, W (3), 3.73 ERA
  • John Cornely 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 3 K, SV (1), 0.00 ERA

Michael Lee allowed 2 runs, 1 earned, over 5 innings, and in his last 4 starts, he's allowed 5 earned runs in 24 innings. John Cornely picked up his first save with Lynchburg, and in 2 appearances with the team, he's struck out 8 in 4 scoreless innings, allowing 1 walk and no hits. After going 0-14 in his previous 3 games, Nick Ahmed was 2-6 with a walk in the doubleheader, and he picked up his 38th stolen base of the season, which leads the Carolina League. He also leads the league with 123 games played, 479 at bats, 79 runs scored, and 34 doubles. Tommy La Stella, fresh off a 5 game rehab stint in the GCL, played his first games for Lynchburg since July 11th, and he went 3-3 with a RBI. In his last 4 games, Chris Garcia has gone 4-12 with 2 doubles, a triple, 3 RBI, and 2 walks.

The Hillcats are off on Monday, before beginning a 4 game series against the Winston-Salem Dash on Tuesday, with Aaron Northcraft scheduled to start the opener. Lynchburg, who won the first half division title, are 2 games behind Wilmington in the second half with 7 games to go.

Rome Braves 4, Savannah Sand Gnats 3

  • Ross Heffley 2B 2-4, .289 AVG
  • William Beckwith 1B 2-3, HR (14), 2 RBI, BB, .296 AVG
  • Alex Wood 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 5 K, W (4), 2.03 ERA

Alex Wood followed up the worst start of his career, allowing 5 earned runs in 4.2 innings, with one of his best, striking out 5 over 5 shutout innings. He has allowed 0 earned runs in 5 of his last 8 starts, and only 1 earned in 2 of those last 8. For the season, the 21 year old lefty has a 2.03 ERA, a 0.99 WHIP, and 48 strikeouts in 48.2 innings over 12 starts. Ross Heffley had a pair of singles, extending his hitting streak to 5 games. During that stretch, he's gone 8-21 with a double, a homer, and 2 RBI. William Beckwith hit his 14th homer of the year, and in his last 2 games, he's gone 3-6 with 3 RBI and a walk. Last year with Danville, 47% of Beckwith's hits went for extra bases, but this year that total has dipped to 37%.

Rome is off on Monday before beginning a 3 game series against Augusta at home on Tuesday, when Javy Lopez will be doing a meet and greet. Rome is 5 games ahead of Asheville with 7 games to go.

Danville Braves 7, Johnson City Cardinals 15

  • Jose Peraza SS 1-4, BB, SB (14), .284 AVG
  • Levi Hyams 2B 3-5, .253 AVG
  • Nick DeSantiago C 3-5, 2 2B, 4 RBI, 2 E (3, 4), .263 AVG
  • Blake Brown RF 2-5, 3 RBI, .206 AVG
  • Seth Moranda 3B 2-5, 2 E (1, 2), .267 AVG
  • Williams Perez 2 IP, 6 R, 2 ER, 5 H, 0 BB, 0 K, 4.15 ERA
  • Zach Jadofsky 3 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 1.95 ERA

Jose Peraza reached base twice tonight, and in his last 8 games, he's gone 12-30 with a double, 3 RBI, 3 walks, and 4 steals. Levi Hyams had a 3 hit day, and during his 5 game hitting streak, he's gone 9-20 with 3 doubles, 2 RBI, and a walk. Nick DeSantiago drove in 4 runs as part of a 3 hit, 2 double day, and in his last 4 games, he's gone 6-16 with 3 doubles, 5 RBI, and 2 walks. Williams Perez struggled, allowing 6 runs, 2 earned, in just 2 innings. The 21 year old Venezuelan righty has allowed 10 earned runs in 13 innings over his last 3 starts. Zach Jadofsky tossed 3 shutout innings, and the 22 year old righty has posted a 1.95 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP in 27.2 innings over 15 appearances.

Burlington won the division title tonight, but Danville still has a 2 game lead over Princeton for the second playoff spot with 2 games to go. Luke Sims will face the Cardinals tomorrow.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Talking Chop

You must be a member of Talking Chop to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Talking Chop. You should read them.

Join Talking Chop

You must be a member of Talking Chop to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Talking Chop. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker