Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 7/29

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Yohan Flande tossed a complete game, giving up three runs on eight hits Monday night.

Gwinnett Braves 8, Charlotte Knights 3

Gwinnett had both the offense and defense on display Monday night, topping Charlotte 8-3. Yohan Flande got the start and went the distance, throwing a complete game and giving up two earned on eight hits. Flande managed to throw only 105 pitches over nine innings, striking out five. The lineup was also stellar; ironically, every player reached base except for Todd Cunningham, who was later called up to Atlanta to replace the injured Reed Johnson. Gwinnett recorded seven extra base hits, including the third home run of the season for 5’9" Alden Carrithers.

Montgomery Biscuits 2, Mississippi Braves 4

Mississippi scored four in the 3rd inning, which was enough to hold off Montgomery’s late rallies, 4-2. Christian Bethancourt again had a notable performance on offense as the DH, going 3-4 with three singles while adding his 8th and 9th stolen bases of the season. Robby Hefflinger also had a bases loaded double that knocked in three runs, the only offense to speak of from Mississippi. Gus Schlosser threw four shutout innings, walking one and striking out three. The 24-year-old has posted a 2.35 ERA and a 76:30 strikeout-to-walk, only allowing three home runs all season. Gary Moran also went four innings, giving up one run, while Ryne Harper closed it out in the 9th, giving up a run in the process.

Lynchburg Hillcats 6, Frederick Keys 1

  • Matt Lipka CF: 0-4, R, SB (22)
  • Josh Elander LF: 0-5
  • Trenton Moses 1B: 0-3, BB, R
  • Kyle Kubitza 3B: 3-4, 2B (20), R
  • Shawn McGill C: 1-3, 2B (13), 2R
  • Elmer Reyes SS: 1-4, 3B (4), R
  • Greg Ross: 7IP, 5H, 0ER, 3BB, 2K
  • Chasen Schreve: IP, 0H, 0ER, 0BB, 0K

Lynchburg coasted to a 6-1 victory Monday night over Frederick. Greg Ross threw a solid seven shutout innings, scattering five hits and three walks. He recorded a 10 groundouts, 3 flyouts and a pair of strikeouts, keeping the Frederick hitting off-balance most of the night. Kyle Kubitza was the standout on offense, going 3-4 with his 20th double of the season. The recently turned 23-year-old has now raised his OPS to above the .800 mark. Levi Hyams and Shawn McGill also roped out doubles, while Elmer Reyes legged out his fourth triple of the season, driving in three runs.

Rome Braves 9, Augusta GreenJackets 6

  • Kyle Wren CF: 2-6, 2B (6), R, SB (18)
  • Jose Peraza SS; 1-4, BB, SB (47)
  • Tyler Tewell C: 2-5, R
  • Joey Menses LF: 2-3, 2BB, 2R
  • Ross Heffley 2B: 1-2, 2B (5), 3BB, 2R
  • Lucas Sims: 5IP, 7H, 3ER, 4BB, 5K
  • Alex Wilson: 2IP, 3H, 2ER, 3BB, 3K

Rome squared off and won against Augusta (and old friend David Lee) Monday night. Offense was aplenty with the two teams combining for 15 runs on 23 hits. Top prospect Lucas Sims had a rather shaky outing, giving up three earned over five innings. Sims issued four walks, hit two batters and threw two wild pitches. The stuff is there from last year's first-round pick, but the command and control are still a work in progress for the 19-year-old. Kyle Wren went two for six with his fifth double of the season, also adding his 18th stolen base in Rome. Jose Peraza also reached twice, swiping his 47th bag. Joey Menses and Ross Heffley each reached four of their five times at the plate, Heffley adding a double, each scoring twice. Every player in the lineup reached base for Rome.

Danville Braves 5, Bluefield Blue Jays 1

  • Connor Lien CF: 1-4, 3B (4), 2SB (4, 5)
  • Johan Camargo SS: 0-3, BB
  • Victor Caratini 3B: 0-4
  • Mikey Reynolds 2B: 1-3
  • Blake Brown RF: 3-4, HR (1), 2B (2), 2R
  • Jacob Schrader 1B: 1-4, 2B (7), R
  • Jean Carlos Gil: 5IP, 6H, ER, BB, 6K
  • Matt Marksberry: 2.2IP, 0H, 0ER, 3BB, 4K

Danville finished off the organizational sweep, taking down Bluefield 5-1. The pitching held Bluefield to six hits and one run. Jean Carlos Gil went five innings giving up all the damage on the day and added six strikeouts. On offense, toolsy CF Connor Lien showed off his speed legging out a triple and swiping two bags on the day. Blake Brown went 3-4 with a home run and a double, the home run being his first since he received a demotion to Danville.

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