Mejia And Terdoslavich Homer Again While Elander Extends Hitting Streak In Friday's Atlanta Braves Minor League Action

Ernesto Mejia homered for the third straight game. - CB Wilkins

Ernesto Mejia and Joey Terdoslavich homered again, Tyler Pastornicky and David Rohm stayed hot, Josh Elander extended his hitting streak, and Rome's bullpen continued to dominate opposing batters.

Gwinnett Braves 8, Charlotte Knights 7

  • Jose Constanza LF 2-5, .214 AVG
  • Tyler Pastornicky 2B 3-4, 2B, HR (1), 3 RBI, .389 AVG
  • Joey Terdoslavich RF 2-5, 2B, HR (2), 3 RBI, SB (2), .297 AVG
  • Ernesto Mejia 1B 2-4, HR (5), RBI, .323 AVG
  • Tim Corcoran 4 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 4 K, 3.00 ERA
  • Dusty Hughes 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K, 3.60 ERA
  • Cory Rasmus 2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 K, W (1), 1.50 ERA

Ernesto Mejia homered for the third straight game, and he's gone 5-14 with a double, 3 homers, and 5 RBI in that stretch. Joey Terdoslavich drove in 3 runs, homering for the second straight night. During his 4 game hitting streak, he's gone 7-20 with 2 doubles, a triple, 2 homers, and 6 RBI. Tyler Pastornicky had his third straight multi-hit game, doubling and hitting his first homer of the year. During his 4 game hitting streak, he's gone 8-18 with 3 doubles, a homer, and 4 RBI. Jose Constanza also extended his hitting streak to 4 games, and he's gone 5-18 with a double, 2 RBI, and a walk in that stretch. Todd Cunningham went 0-4, ending a 5 game hitting streak that saw him go 9-19 with 3 RBI and 2 walks. Tim Corcoran tossed 5 shutout innings in his first start of the year, but allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, in just 4 innings of work tonight. Dusty Hughes stranded an inherited runner, and he has 4 shutout innings over his last 2 appearances. Cory Rasmus hasn't allowed an earned run in 5 innings over his last 3 appearances, striking out 6 in that span.

The Braves head to Norfolk on Saturday for a 2 game series with Omar Poveda scheduled to start for Gwinnett against Zach Britton.

Mississippi Braves 0, Birmingham Barons 3

  • Christian Marrero DH 2-4, 2B, .261 AVG
  • Barrett Kleinknecht 1B 1-2, SAC, .083 AVG
  • Alex Wood 4 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 7 K, 2.00 ERA
  • Ian Thomas 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 1.59 ERA
  • Ryne Harper 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 0.00 ERA

Alex Wood was too effective, striking out 7 Barons batters led to him eating up his pitch count and being able to put in just 4 innings of work. Ryne Harper has struck out 5 in 5 shutout innings over 3 appearances this season. Christian Marrero had a pair of hits, including a double, and 3 of his 6 hits this season have been doubles. He's also managed to work 7 walks in just 30 plate appearances. After going 0-10 in hist first 4 games, Barrett Kleinknecht collected his first hit of the year and added a sacrifice bunt. Edward Salcedo went 0-4, ending a 6 game hitting streak that saw him go 9-22 with 3 RBI, 2 walks, and 2 steals.

Gus Schlosser will start the series finale for the M-Braves tomorrow against Scott Snodgress.

Lynchburg Hillcats 3, Potomac Nationals 2

  • Ross Heffley 2B 2-4, 2B, .160 AVG
  • Robby Hefflinger LF 2-3, RBI, BB, .259 AVG
  • David Rohm DH 2-4, HR (1), 2 RBI, .391 AVG
  • AJ Holland 5 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 3 K, 5.59 ERA
  • Wilson Rivera 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K, W (2), 0.00 ERA
  • Nathan Hyatt 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K, SV (1), 3.00 ERA

David Rohm hit a leadoff homer in the 2nd and drove in the eventual winning run with an 8th inning single. He's gone 3-6 with 2 RBI and a walk in his last 2 games. After going 0-8 in his last 2 games, Robby Hefflinger reached base 3 times today. AJ Holland had a solid start, allowing 2 earned runs in 5 innings of work, striking out 3. Wilson Rivera picked up the win with 3 shutout innings. After hitting .238 with a .673 OPS in 604 plate appearances over 4 seasons as an outfielder, the 23 year old Dominican, now in his third season as a pitcher has a 2.06 ERA, a 1.37 WHIP, and 119 strikeouts, good for a 11.7 K/9 rate, in 91.2 innings for his career.

Mark Pope will start tomorrow for the Hillcats against AJ Cole for the P-Nats.

Rome Braves 5, Savannah Sand Gnats 2

  • Josh Elander LF 2-4, 3B, RBI, .343 AVG
  • Edison Sanchez 1B 2-4, .222 AVG
  • Carlos Franco 3B 2-4, 3B, 3 RBI, E (4), .241 AVG
  • Williams Perez 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 3 K, W (2), 4.50 ERA
  • Carlos Perez 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 0.00 ERA
  • Jeremy Fitzgerald 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 0.00 ERA
  • Shae Simmons 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 0 K, SV (4), 2.25 ERA

Josh Elander extended his hitting streak to 7 games, with a 2 hit night that included his first triple of the year. During his streak, the 21 year old has gone 12-30 with 2 doubles, a triple, a homer, 4 RBI, and 2 steals. Edison Sanchez has gone 3-7 with a double, a RBI, and a walk in his last 2 games. Carlos Franco drove in 3 runs, but also committed his fourth error of the year. In his last 3 games, he's gone 4-9 with a double, a triple, 4 RBI, and 3 walks. Williams Perez picked up his second win with a decent start, allowing 2 earned runs in 5 innings of work. Carlos Perez continued his hot start to the year, tossing 2 shutout innings, giving him 6 shutout innings over 3 appearances this season. Shae Simmons picked up his fourth save of the year in his fourth chance.

Patrick Scoggin will start against Savannah on Saturday.

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