Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 6/3

Mike Zarrilli

Brandon Beachy's third rehab start highlighted Monday's minor league action.

Gwinnett Braves 3, Lehigh Valley IronPigs 4

  • Jose Constanza LF: 2-5, R
  • Todd Cunningham CF: 1-4, BB
  • Joey Terdoslavich RF: 1-5, HR (10), R
  • Ernesto Mejia 1B: 2-4
  • Matt Pagnozzi C: 1-4, 2B (5), R, CS
  • Yohan Flande: 6IP, 7H, 2ER, BB, 2K (59IP, 4.12 ERA, 42K/20BB)
  • Cory Rasmus: 0.2IP, 0H, 0ER, BB, K (21IP, 0.86 ERA, 13K/7BB)
  • Pat Egan: 0.2, 2H, 2ER, 0BB, 0K (7.2IP, 5.40 ERA, 4K/2BB)

Pat Egan couldn’t lock down the victory for Gwinnett last night with two outs in the 9th. The 6'7" righty gave up a walk off 2-run homer to Leandro Castro in his seventh appearance with Gwinnett this season. Cory Rasmus made his second appearance since being sent back down to Triple-A, recording a walk and a strikeout. The Gwinnett offense was held in check for the most part by 35-year-old Raul Valdez. On the bright side, Joey Terdoslavich went deep again, his 10th of the season. Constanza, Mejia and Kazmar each added a pair of singles.

Mississippi Braves 5, Chattanooga Lookouts 3

  • Phil Gosselin LF: 1-5, R
  • Luis Nunez 2B: 2-5, HR (1), R
  • Jose Martinez RF: 1-3, BB, SB
  • Edward Salceco 3B: 2-4
  • Jamie Pedroza SS: 1-4
  • Barrett Kleinknecht 1B: 3-4, HR (3), 2R
  • Brandon Beachy: 5IP, 6H, 3ER, BB, 4K (12IP, 3.75 ERA, 10K/5BB across three levels)
  • Mitch Atkins: 3IP, 2H, 0ER, 0BB, 2K (3IP 0.00 ERA, 2K/0BB)
  • Ian Thomas: IP, 0H, 0ER, BB, 2K (30 IP, 1.80 ERA, 47K/10BB)

The headliner last night was Brandon Beachy, who made his third rehab appearance, throwing 78 pitches. He is scheduled to throw two more starts with a 100 pitch targets, before making his season debut June 18. Reports last night had his fastball sitting in the low 90’s with good control. Beachy recorded seven groundouts and one flyout, a bit odd for a fly ball heavy pitcher like himself. If you’re interested in a detailed report, you can check out Kyle Tait’s (Mississippi Braves broadcaster) post-game write up. 27-year-old right-hander Mitch Atkins made his Mississippi Braves debut after signing a minor league contract Sunday. On the offensive side of the ball, Mississippi collected 11 hits on five runs while working through five Chattanooga pitchers. Luis Nunez and Barrett Kleinknecht each went deep, while Salcedo picked up a pair of singles.

LHP Tom Keeling will join the Mississippi Braves roster after coming over in the trade for Juan Francisco.

Lynchburg Hillcats 3, Frederick Keys 2

  • Matt Lipka CF: 1-4
  • Robby Hefflinger LF: 1-3, R, BB
  • Kyle Kubitza 3B: 2-4, 2B (13), R
  • Shawn McGill C: 1-3, 2B (3), BB
  • Elmer Reyes SS: 2-4, 2B (15)
  • Navery Moore: 6IP, 7H, 2ER, BB, 6K (66IP, 4.91 ERA, 41K/22BB)
  • Ronan Pacheco: 2IP, H 0ER, 2BB, 4K (29IP, 1.86 ERA, 32K/18BB)
  • Nate Hyatt: IP, 1H, 0ER, 0BB, K (21.1IP, 4.22 ERA, 27K/12BB)

Navery Moore put up another quality start Monday night, leading Lynchburg over Frederick. The 22-year-old Vanderbilt product appears to be hitting his stride in recent starts after struggling early in the season. Nate Hyatt came in with a one run lead and closed the door for his seventh save this season. Robby Hefflinger extended his hitting streak to 11 games while Kyle Kubitza stayed hot, collecting his eighth and ninth hits in his past eight games.

Rome Braves - Off Day

Rome will play a doubleheader today against Asheville as part of a makeup from a May 19th rainout.

I should have mentioned this yesterday, but for those just tuning in with the new CAC/TC merger, Dan Simpson, Ethan Purser and myself will be doing the majority of the minor league coverage at TC. Our goal is to do a nightly recap of the system as well as periodic prospect updates and rankings (TBD).

You can also follow and interact with us on Twitter: @DSimpson88, @EthanPurser and @cacsisson

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