Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 6/12


Elmer Reyes extended his hitting streak to 15 games on Wednesday.

Lyncburg Hillcats 6, Winston-Salem Dash 3

  • Matt Lipka: 2-5, R, 2 SB (16); (.284/.326/.424)
  • Ross Heffley: 1-3, 2 RBI, 2 BB, K, SB (2), CS (3), E (6); (.217/.269/.318)
  • David Rohm: 1-5, R, K; (.287/.343/.413)
  • Kyle Kubitza: 1-4, R, HR (7), RBI, BB; (.279/.386/.487)
  • Shawn McGill: 1-4, RBI; (.322/.421/.444)
  • William Beckwith: 0-2, 2 BB; (.238/.352/.436)
  • Will Skinner: 2-5, 2 R, 2 HR (11), 2 RBI, K; (.207/.241/.519)
  • Elmer Reyes: 3-4, SB (5); (.309/.324/.425)
  • Greg Ross: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K; (63.1 IP, 3.27 ERA, 47:19 K/BB)
  • Matt Chaffee: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K; (28.1 IP, 4.13 ERA, 32:15 K/BB)
  • Ronan Pacheco: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K; (32.2 IP, 1.65 ERA, 33:18 K/BB)
Lynchburg took the lead early Wednesday night and held on for the win over Winston-Salem, compiling six runs off of 11 hits and five walks. Elmer Reyes went 3-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to 15 games. During this span, Reyes is hitting .444/.444/.648 (that's right, no walks) with eight doubles and a home run. In the past, Reyes has utilized a long swing and has struggled to make quality contact, so I'm skeptical of how well his hitting ability will translate as he continues to move up the organizational ladder. Regardless, a 15-game hitting streak is a 15-game hitting streak, so kudos to Reyes and his coaches on the achievement thus far. Kyle Kubitza hit a home run for the third night in a row, bringing his season total to seven. Will Skinner added two home runs of his own, raising his slugging percentage to .519. The 2011 25th-rounder has hit for plenty of extra bases this season but has struggled to hit for any kind of average. To put his season into perspective, Skinner has 11 home runs and eight singles. The 6:47 walk-to-strikeout ratio also suggests that his approach will not play in the upper minors. Greg Ross pitched six solid innings, allowing two earned runs on four hits and a walk. Ronan Pacheco finished the game, throwing two strong innings that included five groundouts and a strikeout.

Rome Braves 3, Lexington Legends 2

  • Jose Peraza: 0-4; (.251/.304/.331)
  • Levi Hyams: 1-3, R, RBI, BB, SB (10); (.321/.379/.412)
  • Josh Elander: 0-3, BB; (.325/.384/.573)
  • Trenton Moses: 1-3, RBI, 2 K; (.372/.449/.532)
  • Chase Anselment: 1-3, R, 2B (9), K; (.278/.346/.403)
  • Carlos Franco: 0-4, K; (.228/.313/.292)
  • Eric Garcia: 0-3, R, BB, K; (.279/.417/.441)
  • Joey Meneses: 0-3, BB, K; (.289/.327/.423)
  • Blake Brown: 1-3, RBI, BB, K; (.197/.276/.299)
  • Andry Ubiera: 3.1 IP, 0 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 2 K; (3.1 IP, 2.70 ERA, 2:4 K/BB)
  • Zach Jadofsky: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K; (35.0 IP, 4.11 IP, 39:12 K/BB)
  • Robert Fish: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K; (6.0 IP, 3.00 ERA, 11:3 K/BB)
  • Alex Wilson: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K; (19.2 IP, 0.92 ERA, 15:2 K/BB)
Rome was able to ward off Lexington Wednesday night, holding the Royals affiliate to two runs on two hits and five walks. Andry Ubiera got his first start of the season, surrendering one run on no hits and four walks in 3.1 innings on the mound. The bullpen pitched extremely well, giving up one run in 5.2 innings of work. The R-Braves were mostly quiet on offense, collecting only four hits. Chase Anselment had the only extra-base hit of the evening, lacing his ninth double of the season. Anselment, a 17th-rounder out of the University of Washington in 2012, has struggled with injuries this season, but the left-handed hitting catcher has good bat-to-ball skills, decent power potential, and at least a chance to stick behind the plate. Carlos Franco continued to struggle Wednesday, putting up an 0-for-4 performance with a strikeout. The switch-hitting third baseman has had a horrific month of June thus far, compiling a .295 OPS in 12 games.

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