Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 7/3


It was a rough night for Braves affiliates but not for Joey Terdoslavich, who received The Call.

Norfolk 13, Gwinnett 0

  • Todd Cunningham: 2-for-4 (.283/.363/.364)
  • Joey Terdoslavich: 0-for-4 (.318/.359/.567) Terdoslavich has been called up to replace Jordan Schafer, who was placed on the 15-Day DL
  • Luis Ayala: 1.0 IP, 1 BB, 1 K

Nothing went right for the Braves in this one. An 8-run 4th inning put this one out of reach early, and Gwinnett never mounted much of an attack. The big news here is the promotion of Joey Terdoslavich, who will no longer be able to participate in the Futures Game because of his presence on the MLB club. Terdoslavich will gladly take the trade-off as he'll make his major-league debut sometime soon. The switch-hitter has a good swing from both sides and has the ability to make solid contact often. From what I saw of him about a month ago, he looked solid in the outfield, showing good range and a decent arm, but he has made 7 errors on the season, meaning he still has lapses with the glove

Mobile 2, Mississippi 0

  • Tommy La Stella: 1-for-4, BB (.320/.375/.447), E (4)
  • Robby Hefflinger: 1-for-4, BB (.167/.211/.222)
  • Aaron Northcraft: 5 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 K (3-7, 4.15 ERA, 2.17 GO/AO, 69/31 K/BB)
  • Mark Lamm: 1 IP, 1 BB, 2 K (2.47 ERA, 46/19 K/BB)
  • Ryne Harper: 1 IP, 2 K (2.03 ERA, 30/9 K/BB)

Mobile scored runs in each of the first two innings, and it was enough as they shut out another Braves affiliate. Former Braves Nick Ahmed hit a double and stole a base in this one, and David Holmberg showed why he's one of the better pitching prospects in the D-Backs system by going 7 innings with 6 K and 3 BB. Not a whole lot went on offensively for Mississippi as they only collected 4 hits. Aaron Northcraft was solid in his five innings of work, and Mark Lamm and Ryne Harper had strong innings out of the 'pen.

Carolina 5, Lynchburg 4

  • Matt Lipka: 1-for-4 (.288/.329/.422)
  • Will Skinner: 2-for-4, 2 HR (16), 4 RBI (.206/.234/.533)
  • Josh Elander: 0-for-3, BB (.231/.412/.231)
  • Kyle Kubitza: 2-for-4, 2B (17) (.269/.391/.469)
  • Greg Ross: 1 IP, 2 H, BB (3.44 ERA, 36/22 K/BB)
  • Nate Hyatt: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, BB (4.32 ERA 30/15 K/BB)

A four-run 5th gave Carolina a big lead, but the Hillcats fought back in the next half-inning before the MudCats took the game in the bottom of the 8th. Will Skinner was the big gun for the Braves offense in this one, hitting 2 home runs and driving in all 4 runs. His line for the year is one of the odder ones you'll find. Kyle Kubitza continues to perform well offensively, and while he's been joined in Lynchburg by the recent promotions of Elander and Trenton Moses, Kubitza will likely have to wait for Edward Salcedo to be promoted before he gets a chance at AA.

Rome 8, Charleston 5

  • Eric Garcia: 1-for-6, HR (3) (.293/.414/.457)
  • Edison Sanchez: 1-for-2, 2B (7), 3 BB (.235/.313/.388)
  • Carlos Franco: 1-for-5, RBI (.231/.307/.286)
  • Chris Edmonson: 2-for-4, HR (1), 2 RBI (.240/.269/.440)
  • Alex Rodriguez (Charleston): 0-for-2
  • Mauricio Cabrera: 6 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 BB, 4 K (1-4, 4.32 ERA, 70/44 K/BB)
  • Shae Simmons: 1 IP, K, SV (19) (1.91 ERA, 53/12 K/BB)

Rome scored 5 early on, and they went into the seventh inning with a 5-2 lead. Cabrera went out for the seventh, but he began unraveling, giving up a couple runs before Zach Jadofsky gave up the tying run. The game went into extra innings before the Braves plated 3 runs, which Simmons shut the door on in the bottom of the inning. Cabrera had a bit of a rough game, but it looks like a lot of that damage happened late in the game. Eric Garcia continues to do good work with the stick, and I was very impressed with his defense when they came to Lexington. But he is 22 years old in Low-A and not even getting that many ABs.

Danville - Postponed due to rain.

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