Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 8/1

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BJ Upton hit two doubles and singled in his second rehab start with Gwinnett.

Charlotte Knights 5, Gwinnett Braves 7

  • BJ Upton CF: 3-4, 2 2B, 3R
  • Philip Gosselin 2B: 3-4, 2B (2), R, E (5)
  • Alden Carrithers LF: 2-4, R
  • Brandon Boggs RF: 2-4
  • Sean Kazmar SS: 2-4, 2B (13), R
  • David Hale: 6IP, 8H, 3ER, BB, 3K
  • Wilfrin Obispo: IP, 0H, 0ER, BB, K

Gwinnett came out swinging Thursday night, scoring three runs in the first and second innings. They out hit Charlotte 14 to 10, putting up seven runs in the process. BJ Upton played in his second rehab game and fared much better then the previous night, going three for four with two doubles and a single. What is important is how he feels physically; no need to rush him back based on his results in Triple-A. David Hale got the start, going six giving up three earned. He is now sporting a 2.99 ERA on the season and a 51:27 strikeout-to-walk, all with Gwinnett.

Gwinnett Player Stats

Montgomery Biscuits 2, Mississippi Braves 3

  • Christian Bethancourt C: 1-3
  • Edward Salcedo 3B: 2-3, 2B (22), R
  • Dan Brewer LF: 1-3, 2B (12), R
  • Ian Thomas: 7IP, 3H, ER, 0BB, 6K
  • Juan Jamie: 0.2IP, H, 0ER, BB, 2K
  • Pat Egan: 1.1IP, 0H, 0ER, 0BB, 0K

Mississippi and Montgomery flipped the script Thursday, this time Mississippi taking a 3-2 win. Ian Thomas made another solid start for Mississippi, only needing 82 pitches to get through seven innings. He only allowed three base runners all night and struck out six. Juan Jamie and Pat Egan combined for two scoreless innings, with Egan picking up the save. Christian Bethancourt extended his on-base streak to 29 games. Edward Salcedo added a double and a single, scoring one of the three runs.

Mississippi Player Stats

Salem Red Sox 0, Lynchburg Hillcats 5

  • Matt Lipka CF: 1-3, BB
  • Josh Elander LF: 1-4, 2B (5), R
  • Kyle Kubitza 3B: 2-4, 2 3B(6), 3R
  • David Rohm RF: 2-4, 3B (5)
  • Ryan Hinson: 6IP, 3H, 0ER, 3BB, 5K
  • Brandon Cundiff: 1.2IP, H, 0ER, BB, 2K
  • Chasen Shreve: 1.1IP, 0H, 0ER, 0BB, K

Lynchburg's pitchers threw nine shutout innings, only allowing four hits Thursday night. Ryan Hinson toed the rubber, giving up three hits and three walks and striking out five. He also showed off his athleticism, picking off two runners at first. Chasen Schreve came in in the 8th and closed it out in the ninth to record the save. Kyle Kubitza scored three times, recording two triples in the process. David Rohn also tripled and singled, driving in two runs. Matt Lipka reached base in two of his four plate appearances, singling and walking.

Lynchburg Player Stats

Rome Braves 1, Lexington Legends 5

  • Kyle Wren CF: 1-4
  • Jose Peraza SS: 1-4, CS (11)
  • Joey Menses LF: 1-3, 3B (3), R
  • Mauricio Cabrera: 6.2IP, 6H, ER, 3BB, 5K
  • Matt Chaffee: 1.2IP, H, 2ER, 2BB, 0K
  • Eric Pfisterer: 0.2. 0H, 0ER, 0BB, K

Not much excitement to report from Rome Wednesday. They lost 5-1, only recording five hits, no walks and ten strikeouts. Mauricio Cabrera had a solid outing, working into the seventh giving up one earned, with a 5:3 strikeout-to-walk against a good Lexington lineup. Speedsters Kyle Wren and Jose Peraza each singled. Joey Menses legged out a triple, his third of the season, scoring the only Rome.

Rome Player Stats

Pulaski Mariners 5, Danville Braves 4

  • Connor Lien CF: 2-3, 2B (9), BB, R
  • Johan Camargo SS: 1-4, BB, R
  • Alejandro Piloto RF: 1-4, HR (2), R
  • Mikey Reynolds 2B: 1-3, E (6)
  • Blake Brown RF: 1-3, BB, CS (1)
  • Andry Urbiera: 6IP, 5H, ER, 2BB, 8K
  • Michael Swanner: 2.2IP, 0H, 0ER, 3BB, 4K

It was quite an exciting game Thursday Night in Danville. After being tied two apiece after nine innings, Pulaski scored three runs in the top of the 10th to take a 5-2 lead. Danville answered back with two in the bottom half, but that was all they could push across, taking a 5-4 defeat. Connor Lien continues to cause trouble for pitchers at the top of the order, reaching three of the four times he came to the plate. He now has a .800 OPS in 35 games this season. 20-year-old Alejandro Piloto popped his second home run with Danville. The six foot 180 lb. righty is coming off a solid campaign in 2012 for the DSL Braves. Andry Urbua struck out eight over six innings, giving up one earned run. The 20-year-old has thrown well since being promoted from rookie league, posting a 35:15 strikeout-to-walk.

Danville Player Stats

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