Gattis And Hyams Stay Hot As W. Perez And Ubiera Have Fantastic Starts In Wednesday's Atlanta Braves Minor League Action

Levi Hyams has been so hot, a malfunctioning sprinkler might be the only thing that can cool him off.

Evan Gattis and Levi Hyams stayed hot, Williams Perez and Andry Ubiera had fantastic starts.

Gwinnett Braves 4, Norfolk Tides 9

After allowing 2 earned runs in 10 innings in his first 2 starts for Gwinnett, Miguel Batista allowed 6 earned in just 3 innings of work tonight. Peter Moylan had given up 3 earned runs in 1.2 innings in his first 2 appearances with Gwinnett, but he tossed a scoreless inning tonight. Luis Durango reached base 3 times, and in his last 5 games, he's gone 6-19 with 2 walks. In 9 games with Gwinnett, Josh Kroeger is hitting .429 with a 1.110 OPS, 2 doubles, and 2 RBI.

Julio Teheran will start the series finale on Thursday.

Mississippi Braves 2, Birmingham Barons 5

  • Evan Gattis LF 2-4, 2B, .287 AVG
  • Matt Kennelly C 2-3, 2 2B, RBI, BB, .259 AVG
  • Brent Leach 4.2 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 3 BB, 5 K, 2.88 ERA

Evan Gattis had a pair of hits tonight, and in 10 games since returning from the disabled list, he's hitting .308 with a.982 OPS, 3 doubles, 2 triples, 2 homers, and 7 RBI. Matt Kennelly also had a pair of hits, and in his last 5 games, he's gone 8-15 with 3 doubles and 1 RBI. Brent Leach had allowed 8 earned runs in 11.2 innings over his last 2 starts, but he tossed 4.2 shutout innings today.

David Hale will face the Barons tomorrow.

Lynchburg Hillcats 5, Frederick Keys 8

  • Myke Jones CF 2-4, 2B, BB, .264 AVG
  • Chris Garcia 1B 2-3, 2B, HR (10), 2 RBI, BB, .305 AVG
  • Edward Salcedo 3B 1-3, 2B, RBI, BB, E (30), .249 AVG
  • Dimasther Delgado 2.1 IP, 7 ER, 9 H, 3 BB, 3 K, 4.21 ERA
  • Ryne Harper 3.2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 5 K, 2.59 ERA

Myke Jones reached base 3 times tonight, and in his last 7 games, he's gone 10-27 with 5 doubles, a homer, and 5 RBI. Chris Garcia hit his 10th homer of the season, and in his last 2 games, he's gone 4-7. Edward Salcedo has a modest 4 game hitting streak, going 4-17 with 2 doubles, a homer, and 4 RBI in that span, though he's also struck out 8 times in those games and tonight he committed his 30th error of the season. Dimasther Delgado had an awful start, allowing 7 earned runs in just 2.1 innings of work. In his last 3 starts, he's allowed 13 earned runs in 15.1 innings. Ryne Harper entered the game with the bases loaded and stranded all 3 runners, finishing with 5 strikeouts in 3.2 scoreless innings. After posting a 4.32 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP in 25 innings for Rome, the 23 year old has turned it on for Lynchburg, with a 2.59 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP in 31.1 innings.

Gus Schlosser will go for his 13th win tomorrow against the Keys.

Rome Braves 1, Greensboro Grasshoppers 4

  • Tony Mueller CF 2-4, .267 AVG
  • Ross Heffley 2B 2-2, 2B, BB, SAC, .292 AVG
  • Greg Ross 7.1 IP, 4 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 5 K, 4.89 ERA

Ross Heffley had a perfect day at the plate, with a single, a double, a walk, and a sacrifice bunt. In his last 4 games, he's gone 5-13 with 2 doubles, a homer, and 3 RBI. Tony Mueller had a 2 hit day, and in his last 6 games, he's gone 8-25. Greg Ross had an Ok, start, but ran out of gas in the eighth inning, with 2 of his 4 earned runs being allowed by reliever Nathan Hyatt. Ross has been better in the second half, with a 4.12 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP in 63.1 innings after putting up a 6.02 ERA and a 1.68 WHIP in 43.1 innings in the first half.

Alex Wood and Navery Moore will face the Grashoppers tomorrow.

Danville Braves 7, Burlington Royals 1

  • Levi Hyams 2B 1-4, .213 AVG
  • Aris Alcantara 1B 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, .288 AVG
  • Felix Marte RF 1-3, HR (7), 2 RBI, .305 AVG
  • Williams Perez 7 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 5 K, W (3), 3.32 ERA
  • Eduardo Castillo 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K, 9.33 ERA
  • Jeremy Fitzgerald 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 3.00 ERA

Williams Perez had a fantastic start, allowing 1 hit and 1 unearned run while striking out 5 over a season high 7 innings of work. In his last 4 starts, the 21 year old Venezuelan righty has allowed 5 earned runs in 24.1 innings, striking out 23 and walking just 1. Eduardo Castillo made his third straight scoreless appearance, striking out 3 in 4 innings during that span. Levi Hyams extended his hitting streak to 6 games, and he's gone 9-24 with 4 doubles, 2 homers, and 5 RBI during that span. Felix Marte hit his seventh homer of the year, and while's he's cooled off after a blazing start with the D-Braves, he's still put up great numbers, with a .305 average, a .900 OPS, 5 doubles, 7 homers, and 22 RBI in 131 at bats.

Danville and Burlintgon play game 3 of their 4 game series on Thursday.

GCL Braves 8, GCL Pirates 2

  • Connor Lien CF 1-3, BB, .252 AVG
  • Justin Black DH 2-5, HR (2), 2 RBI, .192 AVG
  • Tyler Tewell C 3-4, 3B, 3 RBI, .306 AVG
  • Seth Moranda SS 2-3, .241 AVG
  • Emmanuel Daniel LF 2-4, HR (1), 2 RBI, .200 AVG
  • Andry Ubiera 5 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 5 K, W (2), 3.60 ERA
  • Matt Kimbrel 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K, 4.70 ERA

Andry Ubiera had a fantastic start, striking out 5 while allowing just 1 hit over 5 innings. In his last 2 starts, the 19 year old Dominican righty has allowed just 1 earned run over 10 innings, giving up 6 hits, 1 walk, and striking out 11. Connor Lien reached base twice, and the 18 year old has shown a good eye this year, walking in 12% of his plate appearances, though he's also shown off some youthful aggression, striking out in 29% of his at bats. Justin Black snapped a 0-15 skid in his last 4 games with a 2 hit, 2 RBI day that included his second homer of the year. The 19 year old, selected in the 4th round of this year's draft, has struggled, hitting .181 with a .542 OPS, striking out in 40% of his at bats. In his last 2 games, Seth Moranda has gone 3-7 with a walk.

Roberto Estrella will start against the Pirates tomorrow afternoon.

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