Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 8/18


Ernesto Mejia pounded a couple of doubles on Sunday.

Gwinnett Braves 7, Toledo Mud Hens 3

  • Jose Constanza, LF: 1-4, 2 R, RBI, BB
  • Todd Cunningham, CF: 2-5, 2B (13), 3 RBI, K, assist
  • Alden Carrithers, 2B: 1-5, R
  • Ernesto Mejia, 1B: 2-5, 2 2B (31), RBI
  • Brandon Boggs, DH: 1-4, BB, K
  • Stefan Gartrell, RF: 1-3, R, BB, K
  • Joe Leonard, 3B: 1-4, R, K, E (throw, 9)
  • Tyler Greene, SS: 1-3, R, 2B (11), BB
  • Jose Yepez, C: 1-4, R, RBI, K
  • Omar Poveda: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 6 K, 1:6 GO:FO, 107 pitches-67 strikes
  • Andrew Russell: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 3:1 GO:FO, 39p-28s
  • Juan Cedeno: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1:0 GO:FO, 12p-11s
Gwinnett pounded 11 hits on Sunday, beating the Toledo Mud Hens 7-3. Ernesto Mejia pounded two doubles, bringing his season total to 31, while Todd Cunningham and the newly-acquired Tyler Greene added a double apiece. Omar Poveda threw five and a third innings, allowing three runs on six hits and four walks, striking out six. Andrew Russell and Juan Cedeno combined for three and two-thirds innings, allowing no runs and striking out six. JOE LEONARD ERROR WATCH: for the eighth time in the past four games, Joe Leonard committed an error. I'll be honest — I'm not sure what to make of this.

Mississippi Braves - Mississippi was rained out for the second straight game. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Monday. Top-25 prospect Ian Thomas will take the hill for the Braves.

Lynchburg Hillcats 3, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 2
  • Daniel Castro, 2B: 0-2, 2 BB, K
  • David Rohm, RF: 2-4, R
  • Josh Elander, LF: 2-4, R
  • Elmer Reyes, SS: 2-4, R, RBI
  • Trenton Moses, 1B: 1-4, RBI
  • Levi Hyams, DH: 1-3, RBI, K
  • Jose Lugo: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 7:2 GO:FO
  • Wilson Rivera: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 1:0 GO:FO
  • Robert Fish: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 0 K, 1:0 GO:FO
  • Nate Hyatt: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1:1 GO:FO
  • John Cornely: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1:0 GO:FO
Lynchburg slid past Myrtle Beach in a pitcher's duel on Sunday, beating the Pelicans 3-2. David Rohm, Josh Elander, and Elmer Reyes — Lynchburg's 4-5-6 in the lineup — had two hits apiece, collecting six of Lynchburg's eight hits. Elander has had a disappointing second half after a standing out in Rome, posting a .657 OPS in Lynchburg with only two home runs. Reyes and Rohm are both incredibly hot in their past ten games, posting an OPS of .895 and 1.005 respectively. Starter Jose Lugo allowed one run on four hits in four innings of work, while Wilson Rivera, Robert Fish, and Nate Hyatt combined for four innings of hitless and scoreless relief. John Cornely recorded his eighth save but made it interesting by allowing a run to cross on a hit and two walks.

Charleston RiverDogs 4, Rome Braves 5
  • Jose Peraza, SS: 1-4, 2 R, K, 2 SB (58)
  • Eric Garcia, 2B: 1-4, R, K
  • Edison Sanchez, DH: 3-3, 2 R, HR (4), 3 RBI, BB, CS (2)
  • Carlos Franco, 3B: 0-2, 2 BB
  • Chase Anselment, C: 1-4, 2 RBI, K
  • Joey Meneses, LF: 1-3, BB
  • Casey Kalenkosky, 1B: 1-3
  • Felix Marte, RF: 1-3, K
  • Frank Lafreniere: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 4:4 GO:FO
  • Eric Pfisterer: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0:0 GO:FO
  • Alex Wilson: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 2:1 GO:FO
Rome held off an eighth-inning attack from the RiverDogs, escaping with a 5-4 victory. Edison Sanchez was the star on offense, going 3-3 with a walk and his fourth home run of the season. Jose Peraza stole another couple of bases, bringing his season total to 58. It's a two-man race for stolen base crown in the Sally League between Peraza and Micah Johnson of the Kannapolis Intimidators, who is currently sitting on 61 swipes. Peraza is also riding a modest 12-game hitting streak, during which he is slashing .373/.377/.451. Frank Lafreniere struck out six and allowed one earned run in six innings of work while Alex Wilson recorded a two-inning save, fanning three. Eric Pfisterer also pitched an inning of relief, and while he did strike out the side, he also allowed two earned runs to cross on two walks and a hit.

Danville Braves 1, Princeton Rays 3
  • Johan Camargo, SS: 0-3, BB
  • Victor Caratini, 3B: 0-4, 2 K, E (fielding, 10)
  • Jacob Schrader, 1B: 1-3, R, HR (5), RBI
  • Joseph Odom, DH: 0-3, BB, 3 K
  • Connor Lien, CF: 1-4, 2B (10), 2 K
  • Seth Moranda, 2B: 1-2, 2B (2), BB, K
  • Justin Black, LF: 0-2, BB
  • Jean Carlos Gil: 3.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 6:3 GO:FO
  • Jared Dettmann: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 4:3 GO:FO
  • Andy Otero: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1:1 GO:FO
Danville couldn't string together much offense on Sunday, falling to the Princeton Rays 3-1. Jacob Schrader, the team's 27th-round pick out of the University of Tampa, smashed his fifth home run of the season. Connor Lien and Seth Moranda had the only other hits, both of which were doubles. Lien has been ice cold in August, slashing .130/.259/.174 in 54 plate appearances. Victor Caratini had his 10-game hitting streak broken, going 0-4 with a couple of strikeouts and an error in the field. Jean Carlos Gil started the game and threw three innings, allowing two runs on five hits. Jared Dettmann and Andy Otero combined for five innings of relief, allowing one run on two hits.

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