Terdoslavich, Ahmed, And Milligan Stay Hot While Rome Gets No-Hit In Saturday's Atlanta Braves Minor League Action

Daniel Rodriguez struggled with his control tonight.

The Lynchburg Hillcats won the first half division title and will begin their first round division series against the Wilmington Blue Rock on Wednesday, September 5th. The Rome Braves won the second half division title and will begin their first round playoff series against the Asheville Tourists the same day.

Gwinnett Braves 3, Norfolk Tides 4

  • Luis Durango CF 1-3, BB, SB (46), .291 AVG
  • Terry Tiffee 1B 3-4, 2B, RBI, .312 AVG
  • Josh Kroeger LF 1-2, 2B, RBI, 2 BB, .269 AVG
  • Daniel Rodriguez 3 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 4 BB, 1 K, 1.50 ERA

Daniel Rodriguez made his first start and was wild, allowing 4 walks in just 3 innings while throwing 72 pitches and allowing 1 earned run. The 27 year old lefty, who led the Mexican League in strikeouts before the Braves signed him a few weeks ago, has allowed 6 hits, 7 walks, and struck out 4 while allowing 1 earned run in 6 innings over 2 appearances with Gwinnett. Luis Durango reached base twice and picked up his league leading 46th stolen base. He's gone 7-19 in his last 6 games. In his last 2 games, Terry Tiffee has gone 4-7 with 2 doubles.

Jair Jurrjens will make a rehab start against Norfolk on Sunday.

Mississippi Braves 0, Mobile Bay Bears 1, Game 1

  • Joey Terdoslavich 1B 1-3, .311 AVG
  • Joe Leonard 3B 1-3, .263 AVG
  • Alden Carrithers LF 2-2, BB, E (1), .308 AVG
  • Jose Lugo 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 H, 6 BB, 5 K, 3.02 ERA

Jose Lugo took the tough luck loss, allowing only 1 earned run over 6 innings despite allowing 6 walks. The 28 year old lefty finishes his year with a 5-10 record, a 4.75 ERA, a 1.56 WHIP, 7.8 K/9, 4.6 BB/9, and 1.7 K/BB in 125 innings between Gwinnett and Mississippi.

Mississippi Braves 5, Mobile Bay Bears 1, Game 2

  • Todd Cunningham CF 0-1, 2 BB, .311 AVG
  • Joey Terdoslavich 1B 2-4, HR (5), RBI, SB (3), .314 AVG
  • Evan Gattis C 1-2, HR (7), 2 RBI, BB, SF, .254 AVG
  • Alden Carrithers 2B 2-3, .314 AVG
  • David Hale 5.1 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 1 BB, 5 K, 1-3, RBI, W (8), 3.77 ERA
  • Mike Tarsi 0.2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 2.00 ERA

David Hale struck out 5 over 5.1 shutout innings and drove in a run, earning his 8th win of the season. He finished strong, allowing just 2 earned runs in 23.1 innings over his last 5 starts. For the season, the 24 year old righty was 8-4, with a 3.77 ERA, a 1.29 WHIP, 7.7 K/9, 4.1 BB/9, and 1.9 K/BB in 145.2 innings. Joey Terdoslavich was 3-7 with a homer in the doubleheader, and during his 6 game hitting streak, he's gone 8-20 with a double, a homer, and 3 RBI. Evan Gattis hit his 7th homer in the nightcap, making him 3-11 with a double, a triple, a homer, and 3 RBI in his last 4 games. Alden Carrithers went 4-5 with a walk in the doubleheader, and in his last 9 games, he's gone 10-14 with 7 walks.

JR Graham will make his final start of the season against the Bay Bears tomorrow.

Lynchburg Hillcats 2, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 3

  • Nick Ahmed SS 2-4, 2B, .265 AVG
  • Adam Milligan LF 1-4, HR (15), 2 RBI, .258 AVG
  • David Rohm RF 2-4, .237 AVG
  • Michael Lee 4.1 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 5 K, 3.93 ERA
  • Chasen Shreve 1.2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K, 2.15 ERA
  • Ryne Harper 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 3 K, 1.83 ERA

Nick Ahmed extended his hitting streak to 7 games with a 2 hit night, and during that stretch, he's gone 9-25 with a double, a RBI, and 2 walks. Adam Milligan hit his 15th homer, extending his own hitting streak to 5 games. He's gone 6-19 with 2 doubles, 2 homers, 5 RBI, and a walk in that span. David Rohm was 2-18 in his last 7 games, but he went 2-4 tonight. Michael Lee struck out 5, but he allowed 3 earned runs in just 4.1 innings of work. After posting a 7.00 ERA and a 2.22 WHIP in 9 innings with AA Portland before Boston released him, the 25 year old righty was 3-3 with a 3.93 ERA, a 1.27 WHIP, 6.9 K/9, 2.6 BB/9, and 2.6 K/BB in 55 innings over 11 appearances, 9 starts, with the Hillcats. In his last 10 appearances, Ryne Harper has struck out 22, walked 6, and allowed 7 hits while throwing 17.2 shutout innings.

Aaron Northcraft will start against the Pelicans tomorrow.

Rome Braves 0, Lexington Legends 10

  • Greg Ross 4 IP, 5 ER, 6 H, 3 BB, 4 K, 4.60 ERA
  • Patrick Scoggin 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 0 K, 0.00 ERA

Lexington's Chris Devenski struck out 16 over 9 innings, allowing just 1 walk, to Kyle Kubitza, while pitching a no-hitter against the R-Braves tonight. This is the second time this year Rome has been no-hit. Greg Ross allowed 5 runs in just 4 innings of work, and the 22 year old finishes his season 7-9 with a 4.60 ERA, a 1.42 WHIP, 7.3 K/9, 2.7 BB/9 and 2.7 K/BB in 131 innings over 25 appearances, 21 starts. Patrick Scoggin tossed a scoreless inning in his Rome debut, and the 21 year old righty has struck out 16 in 14.1 scoreless innings over 10 appearances between the GCL, Danville, and Rome.

Fabian Williamson will face Lexington on Sunday.

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