Cunningham And Salcedo Extend Hitting Streaks And Moore Takes A Tough Luck Loss In Thursday's Atlanta Braves Minor League Action

Todd Cunningham has gone 9-19 during his 5 game hitting streak. - CB Wilkins

A roundup of how all the Braves affiliates fared last night.

Todd Cunningham and Edward Salcedo extended their hitting streaks, David Hale and JR Graham struggled, and Navery Moore pitched well but didn't get any offensive support.

Gwinnett Braves 8, Charlotte Knights 9 - 10 innings

  • Jose Constanza 1-5, 2B, 2 RBI, .174 AVG
  • Corey Wimberly RF 2-5, 2B, .250 AVG
  • Tyler Pastornicky 2B 2-5, 2B, RBI, E (1), .344 AVG
  • Joey Terdoslavich 1B 1-5, HR (1), RBI, .281 AVG
  • Todd Cunningham CF 2-4, BB, SB (2), .321 AVG
  • Jordan Parraz DH 1-5, 2 RBI, SB (1), .250 AVG
  • David Hale 4.2 IP, 8 ER, 10 H, 4 BB, 5 K, 9.31 ERA
  • Ryan Buchter 2.1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 5 K, 0.00 ERA
  • Wirfin Obispo 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 2 K, 6.75 ERA

Todd Cunningham extended his hitting streak to 5 games, and he's had 4 multi-hit games in that stretch, going 9-19 with a walk and 3 RBI. Tyler Pastornicky had his second straight 2 hit night, and he's gone 5-14 with 2 doubles and a RBI in his last 3 games. Joey Terdoslavich slugged out his first homer of the year, and he's gone 5-15 with a double, a triple, a homer, and 3 RBI in his last 3 games. David Hale struggled mightily today, allowing 8 earned runs on 10 hits and 4 walks without making it out of the 5th inning. Ryan Buchter was brilliant in relief, stranding 2 inherited runners, picking off a pair of runners, and striking out 5 over 2.1 shutout innings. Wirfin Obispo had his second straight scoreless appearance.

Tim Corcoran will start for the G-Braves Friday against Simon Castro for the Knights.

Mississippi Braves 3, Birmingham Barons 7

  • Christian Bethancourt C 1-3, HR (1), 2 RBI, BB, SB (1), .286 AVG
  • Edward Salcedo DH 1-3, BB, SB (2), .346 AVG
  • Kyle Russell LF 1-2, 2 BB, .273 AVG
  • JR Graham 3 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 4 K, 5.40 ERA
  • Cody Martin 2.2 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 5 H, 3 BB, 3 K, 9.64 ERA
  • Mark Lamm 1.1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 3 K, 4.15 ERA
  • Chasen Shreve 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K, 2.25 ERA

JR Graham struggled, allowing 4 runs, 3 earned, and he wasn't able to record an out in the 4th inning before being lifted. A pair of Graham's runs were allowed by Cody Martin, who allowed 3 runs of his own, 2 earned, and walked 3 in just 2.2 innings. Mark Lamm was excellent, stranding an inherited runner and striking out 3 over 1.1 perfect innings. Christian Bethancourt hit his first homer, stole his first base, and took his first walk of the year tonight. The 21 year old hit just 2 homers and collected only 11 walks in 279 plate appearances with Mississippi last season. Edward Salcedo extended his hitting streak to 6 games, and he's gone 9-22 with 3 RBI, 2 walks, and 2 steals in that span.

Tomorrow night, Alex Wood will for Mississippi against Birmingham's Erik Johnson.

Lynchburg Hillcats 0, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 2

  • William Beckwith 1B 2-4, 2B, .273 AVG
  • David Rohm LF 1-2, BB, .368 AVG
  • Navery Moore 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 3 K, 9.39 ERA
  • Ryan Woolley 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 0.00 ERA

Navery Moore earned the loss in his first start of the year by allowing 7 earned runs in just 1.2 innings, but he suffered a hard luck loss tonight, allowing just 1 earned run over 6 innings of work, striking out 3. Ryan Woolley has struck out 6 in 4 scoreless innings over 2 appearances this year. William Beckwith hit his first double of the year, and he's gone 6-18 with a double, 2 homers, 6 RBI, and 2 walks in his last 5 games. David Rohm reached base twice, and he's reached safely in 9 of his 21 plate appearances this season. Kyle Kubitza went 0-3 with a walk, ending a 5 game hitting streak that saw him go 8-20 with 4 doubles, 3 RBI, and 2 walks.

Lynchburg begins a 3 game series against the Potomac Nationals on Friday, with AJ Holland scheduled to start the opener against Potomac's Taylor Jordan.

Rome Braves - Postponed, Rain

Rome's series against Savannah will move to Savannah Saturday night, with Williams Perez scheduled to start for the R-Braves.

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