Ayala And Bethancourt Return From Injuries And Terdoslavich And La Stella Stay Hot In Wednesday's Atlanta Braves Minor League Action

Luis Ayala began his rehab tonight with Gwinnett. - Doug Pensinger

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

Luis Ayala began his rehab, Christian Bethancourt returned from his injury, Joey Terdoslavich, Phil Gosselin, and Tommy La Stella stayed hot, and Navery Moore struggled with consistency again.

Gwinnett Braves 1, Pawtucket Red Sox 4

  • Joey Terdoslavich 1B 2-4, .346 AVG
  • Paul Janish SS 1-4, .206 AVG
  • Matt Pagnozzi C 2-4, .206 AVG
  • Alden Carrithers LF 2-3, 2B, RBI, .342 AVG
  • Yohan Flande 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 H, 3 BB, 7 K, 5.34 ERA
  • Luis Ayala 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 0.00 ERA
  • Dusty Hughes 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K, 6.75 ERA
  • Wirfin Obispo 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K, 4.11 ERA
  • Cory Rasmus 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 0.56 ERA

Luis Ayala made his first rehab appearance, picking up a strikeout in a perfect inning. Yohan Flande allowed 4 earned runs for the third straight start. He's allowed 12 earned runs in 14 innings in that span. Cory Rasmus has struck out 10 over 10 shutout innings in his last 11 appearances. Joey Terdoslavich had his second straight 2 hit day, and he's gone 6-15 with a double, a homer, and 2 RBI in his last 4 games. Paul Janish has gone 3-14 in his second rehab stint. Alden Carrithers has gone 5-13 with a double, a homer, and 4 RBI in 4 games since returning from AA last week.

Ramon Colon will make his the start Thursday morning at 10:35 am against knuckleballer Steve Wright as the G-Braves try to snap their 11 game losing streak.

Mississippi Braves 4, Montgomery Biscuits 8

  • Phil Gosselin 3B 2-5, .283 AVG
  • Christian Bethancourt C 0-3, .319 AVG
  • Tommy La Stella 2-4, 2B, .500 AVG
  • Christian Marrero 1B 2-4, 2B, 3B, RBI, .276 AVG
  • Kyle Russell RF 1-4, HR (2), RBI, .311 AVG
  • JR Graham 5 IP, 5 ER, 8 H, 2 BB, 2 K, 4.28 ERA
  • Ian Thomas 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K, 1.00 ERA
  • Pat Egan 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 K, 1.50 ERA

JR Graham picked up his third loss of the year, allowing 5 earned runs in 5 innings of work. Over his last 3 starts, he's allowed 11 earned runs in 15.2 innings. In his last 10 appearances, Ian Thomas has struck out 22, and allowed just 1 earned run over 15.1 innings. Pat Egan has struck out 9 over 9 shutout innings in his last 5 appearances. Tommy La Stella is now 5-10 with 3 doubles, a triple, and 5 RBI in 2 AA games. Phil Gosselin played his first career game at third base, following up yesterday's 4 hit game with a 2 hit performance. He's hit .372 with a .882 OPS, 4 doubles, and 3 RBI in his last 10 games. Christian Bethancourt returned to action after missing two and a half weeks with a leg injury, going hitless in 3 at bats. Christian Marrero doubled and tripled, and he's gone 7-20 with 3 doubles, a triple, a RBI, 3 walks, and 2 steals in his last 5 games. Kyle Russell homered, extending his hitting streak to 10 games. The first 4 games of the streak took place before he went on the disabled list for almost two weeks. During the streak, he's hit .375 with a .944 OPS, 3 doubles, a homer, and 7 RBI.

Alex Wood will look to continue his hot start tomorrow against Biscuits starter Marrill Kelly.

Lynchburg Hillcats 2, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 8

  • Matt Lipka CF 1-4, 2 SB (7, 8), .239 AVG
  • David Rohm RF 1-3, BB, .340 AVG
  • Navery Moore 4.2 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 2 K, E (2), 6.69 ERA
  • Nate Hyatt 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 0.69 ERA

Navery Moore continued his every other start trend, allowing 5 runs, 4 earned, without making it out of the 5th inning. In his first, third, fifth, and seventh starts, he allowed 22 earned runs in 17 innings, but in his second, fourth, and sixth starts he allowed 4 earned runs in 18 innings. Nate Hyatt has struck out 16 in 12 shutout innings over his last 10 appearances. Matt Lipka has gone 6-17 with 2 doubles, a homer, 2 RBI, and 3 steals in his last 4 games. In his last 3 games, David Rohm has gone 5-12 with a double, a triple, a RBI, and a walk in his last 3 games.

James Hoyt will start for the Hillcats tomorrow against Luke Jackson for the Pelicans.

Rome Braves - Off

Rome begins a 4 games series in Savannah on Thursday with Rafael Briceno scheduled to start the opener.

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