Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 8/13


Christian Bethancourt extended his on-base streak to 39 games, setting a new Mississippi record.

Durham Bulls 2, Gwinnett Braves 3

  • Jose Constanza, LF: 1-5, K, CS (9)
  • Todd Cunningham, CF: 0-5
  • Brandon Boggs, RF: 1-5, R, 2 K
  • Phil Gosselin, 2B-SS: 1-5, R, 2B (3), 2 K
  • Stefan Gartrell, DH: 1-1, 1 RBI, 3 BB
  • Joe Leonard, 1-4, K
  • Matt Pagnozzi, C: 3-3
  • Alden Carrithers. PH: 0-0, BB
  • Kameron Loe: 6.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 10:3 GO:FO, 103 pitches-62 strikes
  • Juan Cedeno: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1:1 GO:FO, 18p-11s
  • Joe Beimel: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HR, 0:1 GO:FO, 28p-16s
  • Wirfin Obispo: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1:1 GO:FO, 18p-11s
Get this — Gwinnett won in the bottom of the 10th inning on Tuesday via a walk-off throwing error by former number one overall pick Tim Beckham. The offense rallied behind Phil Gosselin's one-out double in the bottom of the ninth inning to send the game to extras, scoring the tying run on a wild pitch with two outs in the inning. Stefan Gartrell reached base four times, including three walks, while Matt Pagnozzi collected three singles in the contest. Kameron Loe started for the G-Braves, going 6.2 innings and allowing one run on three walks and four hits, striking out three. In his past 10 games at the Triple-A level, Loe has held opponents to a .228  batting average despite only striking out 19 batters in 42 innings of work. Juan Cedeno allowed no hits and struck out two in just over an inning of relief work while Wirfin Obispo closed out the game, allowing no hits and fanning one.

Mississippi Braves 5, Pensacola Blue Wahoos 3
  • Greg Golson, CF: 1-4, R, BB
  • Christian Bethancourt, C: 2-4, 2 R, HR (11), RBI, BB
  • Tommy La Stella, 2B: 1-4, R, 2B (15), 2 RBI
  • Robby Hefflinger, LF: 2-5, 2B (6), K
  • Edward Salcedo, 3B: 2-5, R, RBI, 2 CS (10)
  • Jose Martinez, RF: 3-5, K
  • Christian Marrero, 1B: 1-4, RBI, BB
  • Jaime Pedroza, SS: 0-2, 3 BB, 2 K, E (fielding, 18)
  • Dan Brewer, PH-LF: 1-2, 2B (16)
  • Aaron Northcraft: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 11:4 GO:FO, 89p-57s
  • Thomas Keeling: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1:0 GO:FO, 12p-8s
  • James Hoyt: 1.0 IP, 0H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1:0 GO:FO, 14p-8s
  • Ryne Harper: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1:1 GO:FO, 17p-10s
The M-Braves beat the Pensacola Blue Wahoos by a final score of 5-3, but the big story was Christian Bethancourt extending his on-base streak to 39 games, a new Mississippi record. Bethancourt extended his streak in grand fashion, launching his 11th home run, his third in two games. The Mississippi backstop also laced a single and took his 14th walk of the season, bringing his season slash line to .291/.318/.462. Elsewhere, Tommy La Stella, Robby Hefflinger, and Dan Brewer all contributed doubles to the offense. Aaron Northcraft wasn't as masterful as he was in his last start, allowing three runs off of six hits and three walks in six innings of work, striking out four. Mississippi's bullpen dominated in the final three innings, as Thomas Keeling, James Hoyt, and Ryne Harper combined to allow no runs on two hits, striking out five.

Winston-Salem Dash 4, Lynchburg Hillcats 6
  • Matt LIpka, CF: 0-3, R, BB, 2 K, SB (27)
  • Emerson Landoni, 3B: 1-4, R, E (fielding, 7)
  • Kyle Kubitza, DH: 0-3, 2 K
  • David Rohm, 1-4, RBI, K
  • Elmer Reyes, SS: 1-3, 2 R, BB, 2 K
  • Trenton Moses, 1B: 1-3, R, 3B (1), RBI, K
  • Daniel Castro, 2B: 2-3, R, RBI, SB (1)
  • Matt Weaver, LF: 0-2, BB, K, CS (4)
  • A.J. Holland: 3.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 6:2 GO:FO
  • Wilson Rivera: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 3:1 GO:FO
  • Chasen Shreve: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 2:2 GO:FO
  • John Cornely: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1:1 GO:FO
Lynchburg made the most of their offense on Tuesday, scoring six runs on six hits, beating the Dash 6-4. Trenton Moses reached base twice via a walk and a triple, his first of the season. Second basemen Daniel Castro collected two hits while shortstop Elmer Reyes also reached base twice, roping a single and taking a walk. A.J. Holland wasn't particularly impressive, surrendering four runs, two of which were earned, on five hits and three walks. Converted outfielder Wilson Rivera was extremely impressive in three innings of relief, allowing no runs on one hit, fanning three. Chasen Shreve and John Cornely continued the bullpen dominance, allowing no runs and no hits in three combined innings of work.

Savannah Sand Gnats 1, Rome Braves 2
  • Jose Peraza, SS: 1-4, 3B (6), 2 RBI, SB (54)
  • Edison Sanchez, 1B: 1-3, 2 K
  • Tyler Tewell, C: 1-3, R, K
  • Daniel Carroll, CF: 1-3, R, 2B (6)
  • Mauricio Cabrera: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 8:5 GO:FO
  • Matt Chaffee: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 3:0 GO:FO
  • Jeremy Fitzgerald: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1:1 GO:FO
Rome beat the Sand Gnats in a pitcher's duel at State Mutual Stadium, clawing their way to a 2-1 victory, bringing their record to .500 on the season. Mauricio Cabrera pitched well, allowing one run on four hits and three walks in six innings of work, striking out five. Savannah's starter Gabriel Ynoa — a very solid prospect in his own right — matched Cabrera in every way, allowing only three hits in his six innings of work. Rome's bullpen pitched masterfully, allowing no hits and one walk in three innings, striking out four. The offense was only able to squeak out two runs on four hits, but it turned out to be all they would need thanks to the masterful performance from the pitching staff. Daniel Carroll collected his sixth double while Jose Peraza collected his sixth triple and 54th stolen base of the season. The high-ceiling shortstop prospect has performed incredibly well in his full-season debut as a teenager, slashing .281/.344/.362.

Elizabethton Twins 6, Danville Braves 3
  • Connor Lien, CF: 1-5, R, K
  • Johan Camargo, SS: 1-4, R, BB
  • Victor Reyes, DH: 1-3, 2 BB
  • Victor Caratini, 3B: 1-1, R, 2B (19), RBI, 4 BB
  • Alejandro Piloto, RF: 1-5, 2B (5), 2 RBI, 2 K
  • Carlos Sanchez, C: 1-3, 3 K
  • Seth Moranda, 2B: 1-4, 2 K
  • Jackson Laumann, 1B: 1-3, BB
  • Justin Black, LF: 0-3, BB, 2 K
  • Andry Ubiera: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 8:2 GO:FO
  • Jordan Sechler: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 5:1 GO:FO
  • Richie Tate: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 3:0 GO:FO
  • Michael Swanner: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 2:1 GO:FO
Danville fell to Elizabethton for the third straight day by a final score of 6-3. Every position player reached base in the game, but the team was unable to capitalize on the glut of base-runners, leaving 12 men on base. Victor Caratini was the offensive star of the game, lacing his 19th double and collecting four walks. The second round pick is absolutely scalding in his past ten games, slashing .438/.591/.594 with five doubles and an 11:5 walk-to-strikeout ratio. Right fielder Alejandro Piloto also doubled, his fifth of the season. Andry Ubiera struggled on the mound, surrendering six runs on five hits and two walks in 3.2 innings of work. The relief corps of Jordan Sechler, Richie Tate, and Michael Swanner kept the Twins at bay, allowing no runs in 5.1 innings of work.

GCLYankees 5, GCL Braves 2
  • Cody Livesay, 0-5, K, SB (17)
  • Reed Harper, 2B: 1-3, 2 E (fielding, throw, 10)
  • Orrin Sears, C: 1-3
  • Connor Oliver, LF: 1-4, K
  • Hector Garcia, DH: 1-4, K, SB (1), CS (2)
  • Dylan Manwaring, 3B: 1-3, 2 R, 2B (1), 2 RBI
  • Omar Obregon, SS: 3-4, 3B (1), 2 RBI
  • Alec Grosser: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 4:1 GO:FO
  • Jordany Santana: 3.0 IP, 0 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 4:3 GO:FO
  • Christian Barczykowski: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 3:0 GO:FO
  • Tyler Vail: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1:0 GO:FO
The GCL Braves lost to the GCL Yankees for the second day in a row, falling 5-2. Shortstop Omar Obregon was one of the bright spots on offense, going 3-4 and notching his first triple of the season. Dylan Manwaring — the team's ninth round pick this past June — laced a double, notching his first extra-base hit of his professional career. Alec Grosser, who was picked two rounds after Manwaring, pitched three innings, allowing two runs on three hits and three walks. Christian Barczykowski and Tyler Vail combined for three innings of scoreless relief, allowing two hits, one walk, and striking out four.

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