Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 6/7

Roger Peterson -

19-year-old Mauricio Cabrera struggled again Friday night as a part of Braves minor league action.

Rochester Red Wings 11, Gwinnett Braves 0

  • Todd Cunningham CF-RF: 1-4 - (.256/.355/.355)
  • Tyler Pastornicky 2B-CF: 2-4 - (.313/.355/.410)
  • Joey Terdoslavich RF: 1-3 - (.326/.357/.551)
  • Brandon Boggs LF: 1-3 - (.256/.344/.452)
  • Joe Leonard 3B: 1-3 - (.227/.276/.318)
  • Yohan Flande: 0.2IP, 7H, 7ER, BB, 0K - (59.2IP, 5.13 ERA, 42K/22BB)
  • Juan Cedeno: 3.1IP, 2H, 2ER, 3BB, 2K - (23.2IP, 3.04 ERA, 15K/14BB)
  • Wirfin Obispo: 3IP, H, 0ER, 0BB, 4K - (30IP, 4.20 ERA, 36K/18BB)

As you can see by the batting lines, the offense was pretty putrid last night. All the Gwinnett offense could muster up against Andrew Albers (CGSO) was six singles; no walks, no scores, no nothin’! Anyway, Tyler Pastornicky saw some time in CF last night, which is something the Braves apparently wanted to try coming out of spring training this season. With only two games played in CF this season it looks like Pastornicky will be kept in the middle infield (hard considering CF Todd Cunningham is a prospect in the system). Wilfin Obispo was the lone bright spot for the pitching staff, going three innings giving up only one hit, striking out four.

Pensacola Blue Wahoos 1, Mississippi Braves 6

  • Dan Brewer CF: 2-4, 2 2B (9), R - (.260/.343/.363)
  • Christian Bethancourt: 0-3, R - (.248/.261/.323)
  • Tommy La Stella 2B: 2-4, 2B (6), R - (.326/.380/.467)
  • Edward Salcedo 3B: 2-4, 2B (12) - (.280/.346/.440)
  • Kyle Russell LF: 1-3, 3B (1), 2R, BB - (.259/.350/.399)
  • Cody Martin: 5IP, 7H, ER, 2BB, 5K - (60.2IP, 2.97 ERA, 60K/26BB)
  • Juan Jamie: 2IP, H, 0ER, 0BB, 2K - (12.2IP, 1.42 ERA, 20K/8BB)
  • Andrew Russell: IP, 0H, 0ER, 0BB, 0K - (14.2IP, 3.07 ERA, 9K/6BB)
  • Mark Lamm: IP, H, 0ER, 0BB, K - (34.2, 1.56 ERA, 37K/13BB)

Mississippi was the only affiliate to win Friday night, beating Pensacola 6-1. Cody Martin lead the way giving up one run through 5. The 23-year-old has been solid this season in both the rotation and the bullpen for Rome, sporting a 2.97 ERA and a 3.15 FIP. It is interesting Martin has been able to survive off a 10.1% walk rate, considering his strength lies in his great command. Jamie, Russell and Lamm threw a combined four inning of relief, giving up just two hits. Christian Bethancourt was the only starter not to record a hit (including Martin), and his now sporting a .248/.261/.323 slash with a 1.4% walk rate. As I mentioned on Twitter the other day, I will make sure it's well known every time Bethancourt draws a walk this season.

Game 1: Salem Red Sox, Lynchburg Hillcats - PPD Rain

Game 2: Salem Red Sox, Lynchburg Hillcats - PPD Rain

Lynchburg will hope to get in a doubleheader today.

Savannah Sand Gnats 6, Rome Braves 4

  • Eric Garcia SS: 2-5, HR (2), R - (.314/.453/.529)
  • Levi Hyams 2B: 2-5, R - (.315/.370/.411)
  • Josh Elander LF: 0-5 - (.330/.391/.571)
  • Trenton Moses 1B: 2-4, 2B (9), BB - (.395/.495/.553)
  • Carlos Franco DH: 0-4, 4K - (.243/.330/.312)
  • Joey Meneses RF: 1-4 - (.305/.341/.438)
  • Felix Marte CF: 2-3, 2R (.286/.323/.403)
  • Mauricio Cabrera: 4IP, 8H, 6ER, 4BB, 7K (64.1IP, 5.04 ERA, 52K/37BB)
  • Robert Fish: 2IP, 0H, 0ER, 0BB, 4K (4IP, 2.25 ERA 9K/2BB)
  • Blaine Sims: 2IP, 0H, 0ER, BB, 4K (10 IP, 6.30 ERA, 9K/8BB)
  • Shae Simmons: IP, 0H, 0ER, 0BB, 2K (25.1IP, 2.49 ERA 39K/6BB)

Mauricio Cabrera had another rough outing Friday night giving up eight hits and six runs in four innings. He has now given up 22ER over his past four starts after giving up no more than 3ER in an outing through his first eight starts. I am high on Cabrera, as many folks probably are for a 19-year-old in low-A who can hit the upper 90’s with his fastball. Cabrera will eventually have to harness all that power and cut down on the walks (12.9% in 2013), but at 19, there are going to be more than a few bumps in the road when constant adjustments are being made. The bullpen was almost flawless, throwing five inning giving up no hits, one walk with 10 punch outs. The offense was held in check for the most part by Mets 2012 3rd round pick, Matthew Koch. SS Eric Garcia had a multi-hit game including his second home run of the season.

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