Beachy Begins Rehab And Salcedo Homers To Extend Hitting Streak In Friday's Atlanta Braves Minor League Action

Brandon Beach took the mound for the first time in nearly a year. - Drew Hallowell

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

Brandon Beachy returned to the mound, Edward Salcedo homered to extend his hitting streak, and Navery Moore had a nice start.

Gwinnett Braves 3, Toledo Mud Hens 2

  • Todd Cunningham CF 1-4, .241 AVG
  • Brandon Boggs DH 2-3, .221 AVG
  • Joe Leonard 3B 1-3, 2B, RBI, .194 AVG
  • Paul Janish SS 1-2, 2B, RBI, BB, .217 AVG
  • Brandon Beachy 4 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 H, 3 BB, 3 K, 4.50 ERA
  • Yohan Flande 3.2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 4 K, W (2), 4.70 ERA
  • Pat Egan 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K, SV (1), 2.25 ERA

Brandon Beachy made his first appearances since undergoing Tommy John surgery last June, allowing 3 runs, 2 earned, while allowing 4 hits and 2 walks, striking out 3. He threw just 35 of his 70 pitches for strikes and was charged with a wild pitch. Todd Cunningham has gone 5-11 with a double, 2 triples, a RBI, and a walk in his last 3 games. Brandon Boggs has gone 7-15 with a double, a triple, 2 homers, 6 RBI, and 4 walks in his last 5 games. Joe Leonard is 2-6 with 2 doubles and a walk in his last 2 games. Paul Janish is 2-6 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI in his last 2 games.

Sean Gilmartin will start for Gwinnett Saturday night against Shawn Hill.

Mississippi Braves 2, Mobile Bay Bears 6

  • Tommy La Stella 2B 1-2, 2B, 2 BB, E (3), .300 AVG
  • Edward Salcedo 3B 1-3, HR (6), 2 RBI, BB, .289 AVG
  • Christian Marrero 1B 2-4, .255 AVG
  • Mike Lee 6 IP, 6 R, 4 ER, 11 H, 0 BB, 4 K, 3.86 ERA
  • Andy Russell 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 1.50 ERA
  • Mark Lamm 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K, 1.24 ERA

Mike Lee made his last start with Gwinnett, allowing 3 earned runs in 5 innings, and his return to Mississippi was a rough one, as he allowed 6 runs, 4 earned, in 6 innings of work tonight. Mark Lamm has tossed 11 shutout innings over his last 6 appearances. Edward Salcedo hit his sixth homer of the year and extended his hitting streak to 9 games. He's gone 13-32 with a double, 4 homers, 5 RBI, 2 walks, and 2 steals during the streak. Tommy La Stella reached base 3 times tonight, but he's gone just 3-17 in his last 5 games, though he has collected 4 walks in that span.

Alex Wood will look to continue his fine season tomorrow night against David Holmberg and the Bay Bears.

Lynchburg Hillcats 7, Potomac Nationals 3

  • Matt Lipka CF 2-4, 2B, SB (11), .269 AVG
  • Ross Heffley 2B 1-3, RBI, SAC, .222 AVG
  • Robby Hefflinger LF 1-3, .286 AVG
  • Kyle Kubitza 3B 2-4, RBI, .248 AVG
  • Will Skinner RF 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, .188 AVG
  • Navery Moore 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 2 K, W (5), 5.43 ERA
  • John Cornely 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 2 K, 3.86 ERA

Navery Moore picked up his league leading fifth win of the year tonight, allowing 1 earned run over 6 innings of work. After some early season inconsistency, he seems to have settled down, posting a 3.00 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP in 18 innings over his last 3 starts after allowing a 6.69 ERA and a 1.63 WHIP in 35 innings over his first 7 starts. John Cornely has struck out 6 over without allowing an earned run in 5 innings over his last 4 appearances. Matt Lipka has gone 4-13 with a double and 2 RBI in his last 3 games, and in his last 10 games he's hitting .355 with a .770 OPS, 3 doubles, 5 RBI, and 2 steals. In his last 9 games, Kyle Kubitza has gone 11-30 with a double, a triple, a homer, 7 RBI, and 2 steals.

The Hillcats will send Jarrett Miller to the mound on Saturday and the Nationals will counter with Blake Schwartz.

Rome Braves 0, Asheville Tourists 6

  • Levi Hyams 2B 1-3, BB, .316 AVG
  • Trent Moses DH 2-4, .267 AVG
  • Lucas Sims 3.2 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 3 BB, 7 K, 3.08 ERA

Lucas Sims made his first start of the season, striking out a season high 7 while allowing 2 runs, 1 earned, over a season high 2.1 innings of work. In 17 innings over his last 6 appearances, he's allowed 1 earned run on 9 hits and 6 walks, while striking out 21. In his last 10 games, Levi Hyams is hitting .333 with a .828 OPS, 2 doubles, a homer, 8 RBI, and 2 steals.

Rafael Briceno will start for the R-Braves tomorrow against Matthew Carasiti for Asheville.

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