McCann Doubles, Wood Sets Scoreless Mark, and Flande Swipes A Bag In Saturday's Atlanta Braves Minor League Action

Pitcher Yohan Flande picked up his first career stolen base tonight. - CB Wilkins

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

Brian McCann continued his rehab with a double, Alex Wood set a scoreless innings mark for Mississippi, Jose Constanza extended his hitting streak, Mauricio Cabrera had a nice start, and Yohan Flande cause havoc on the basepaths.

Gwinnett Braves 1, Indianapolis Indians 4

  • Jose Constanza LF 1-3, BB, OF Assist, .250 AVG
  • Corey Wimberly 2B 1-4, 2B, RBI, .260 AVG
  • Yohan Flande 4 IP, 4 ER, 5 H, 3 BB, 1 K, 4.43 ERA, 0-1, SB (1), .000 AVG
  • David Carpenter 3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 2 K, 3.52 ERA
  • Cole McCurry 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 0.84 ERA

Jose Constanza extended his hitting streak to 10 games, and he's hitting .372 with a .828 OPS, a double, a triple, 2 RBI, 4 steals, and 6 runs scored during that streak. Corey Wimberly has gone 7-20 with 5 doubles and 2 RBI during his 5 game hitting streak. Yohan Flande had a poor start, allowing 4 earned runs in 4 innings of work, though it will be a memorable game for him. After reaching base on a fielder's choice in the 3rd, Flande, who has gone 1-48 as a hitter in his career, picked up his first career stolen base. David Carpenter has thrown 4 scoreless innings in his last 2 appearances. He's pitched 3 or more innings in 3 of his 6 appearances this season. Cole McCurry has only allowed 1 earned run in 10.2 innings over 7 appearances.

Tim Corcoran will start for the G-Braves Sunday afternoon against former UGA Bulldog Brooks Brown.

Mississippi Braves 14, Huntsville Stars 0

  • Barrett Kleinknecht 1B 2-6, 2B, HR (2), 3 RBI, .200 AVG
  • Edward Salcedo 3B 2-6, HR (2), RBI, 2 E (5, 6), .256 AVG
  • Shawn McGill C 2-4, 2B, RBI, HBP, .455 AVG
  • Myke Jones CF 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI, BB, 2 SB (5, 6), HBP, .175 AVG
  • Emerson Landoni 3-4, 2 RBI, BB, .500 AVG
  • Alex Wood 5 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 1 BB, 6 K, W (1), 0.67 ERA
  • Erik Hamren 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K, 1.29 ERA
  • Chasen Shreve 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 K, 5.06 ERA

Alex Wood picked up his first win of the year, striking out 6 over 5 shutout innings. In his last 3 starts, the 22 year old lefty has struck out 18 over 18 shutout innings, allowing only 3 walks. He's actually tossed 18.2 consecutive scoreless innings, breaking the team record of 17.2 Tommy Hanson set in 2008. Erik Hamren has allowed 1 earned run in 7 innings over 5 appearances. Edward Salcedo hit his second homer of the year, and he's gone 6-23 with 3 doubles, a homer, and 4 RBI during his 5 game hitting streak. He also committed a pair of errors tonight, giving him 4 errors in his last 5 games, after only committing 2 errors in his first 15 games. Barrett Kleinknecht has gone 6-12 with 2 doubles, 2 homers, 6 RBI, and a walk in his last 4 games after going 0-22 in his first 11 games. In just 4 games each this season, Shawn McGill has gone 5-11 with 3 doubles and 2 RBI, while Emerson Landoni has gone 5-10 with a homer and 5 RBI.

Gus Schlosser will start for the M-Braves against Andy Moye tomorrow.

Lynchburg Hillcats 2, Salem Red Sox 7

  • William Beckwith 1B 2-4, .280 AVG
  • Robby Hefflinger LF 1-4, .321 AVG
  • Kyle Kubitza 3B 1-2, BB, .270 AVG
  • David Rohm DH 2-3, 3B, 2 RBI, .361 AVG
  • Navery Moore 6 IP, 6 ER, 10 H, 1 BB, 3 K, 7.71 ERA

William Beckwith has gone 5-12 with a double, a RBI, and a walk in his last 3 games. In his last 9 games, Robby Hefflinger has gone 16-36 with 4 doubles, a triple, 2 homer, 6 RBI, and a walk. David Rohm is hitting .361 with a .981 OPS, 5 doubles, a triple, and 9 RBI in his last 10 games. Navery Moore allowed 6 earned runs in 6 innings today, and he's struggled to start this season, allowing 20 earned runs in 23.1 innings over 5 starts, giving up 10 walks while striking out 11.

AJ Holland starts on Sunday for the Cats against Henry Owens for the Sox.

Rome Braves 2, Greensboro Grasshoppers 1

  • Jose Peraza SS 1-4, .239 AVG
  • Ronald Luna 3B 1-3, .262 AVG
  • Brian McCann DH 1-4, 2B, RBI, .429 AVG
  • Levi Hyams 2B 2-4, RBI, SB (3), .316 AVG
  • Mauricio Cabrera 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 2 K, 2.70 ERA
  • Bryam Garcia 1.2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K, W (2), 4.35 ERA

Brian McCann continued his rehab, hitting a double while serving as the DH. The plan is for him to play 3 more games with Rome before playing 5 games with Gwinnett. Levi Hyams had a pair of hits and drove in a run, and he's gone 9-23 with 2 doubles, 3 RBI, a walk, and 2 steals during his 5 game hitting streak. Jose Peraza is 6-18 with 2 doubles and a walk in his last 4 games. Josh Elander went 0-4, ending a 8 game hitting streak that saw him go 11-32 with 5 doubles, a triple, a homer, 7 RBI, and 5 walks. Mauricio Cabrera has his longest start of the season, allowing 1 earned run over 7 innings of work. After allowing 3 earned runs in 2.2 innings in his first start, the 19 year old has allowed 5 earned runs in 24 innings in his last 4 starts.

Williams Perez will start for Rome on Sunday against Drew Steckenrider for Greensboro.

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