Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 4/13

Mike Minor turned in a strong rehab start with Rome yesterday. - Jim McIsaac

Mike Minor and Gavin Floyd both make successful rehab starts.

Durham Bulls 3, Gwinnett Braves 1

The Bulls finished off a sweep of Gwinnett yesterday by completely shutting down the Braves' offense. Tyler Greene accounted for Gwinnett's only run of the day with a 5th inning homer of Bulls starter Nate Karns. Ernesto Mejia had a nice day at the plate too, going 2-3 with a double and a walk. Edward Salcedo reached base twice and was thrown out stealing both times. Oy. The big news in this game however was Gavin Floyd making another rehab start. Floyd went 3.2 innings before exiting due to pitch count. He didn't report any trouble afterwords, so consider this another successful rehab start.

Mississippi Braves 4, Jackson Generals 5

Jackson walked of Mississippi last night, thanks to an uncharacteristically shaky performance from the M-Braves' bullpen. David Bromberg did his part, however, fanning 6 in 5.2 innings of one-run ball. Kyle Kubitza keyed the offense with a pair of doubles, while super utility man Barrett Kleinknecht stroked his first home run of the year. Catcher Matt Kennelly added a pair of hits, while David Rohm chipped in with a 2 RBI double.

Lynchburg Hillcats 6, Frederick Keys 12

  • Josh Elander, DH: 2-5, K, .333
  • Edison Sanchez, 1B: 2-4, BB, K, .308
  • Eric Garcia, 3B: 2-4, .182
  • Joseph Odom, C: 2-4, 2B(1), HR(1), 3 RBI, .143
  • Andrew Waszak, SP: 3 IP, 9 H, 5 R(4 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 8.59 ERA
  • Patrick Scoggin, RP: 2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 BB, 2 K, 5.14 ERA

Lynchburg was pummeled by the Keys last night, allowing 12 runs on 16 hits. It was ugly. Offense was not in short supply, however, with 4 different Hillcats notching multi-hit games. Lynchburg was led by backup catcher Joseph Odom, who doubled and homered as part of a 3 RBI day. As for the pitching...well, at least no one got hurt. Lynchburg combined to walk 8 batters and give up 16 hits. Given that they only threw 8 innings, that means they gave up as many baserunners as they recorded outs. Yeah, not exactly a recipe for success.

Savannah Sand Gnats 6, Rome Braves 2

  • Cody Livesay, CF: 2-4, K, .222
  • Victor Caratini, 3B: 1-3, 2B(3), .229
  • Jacob Schrader, 1B: 1-2, 2 BB, .250
  • Mike Minor, SP: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K
  • Andry Ubiera, RP: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 4 BB, 3 K, 8.59 ERA

Mike Minor! Atlanta's southpaw made a rehab appearance with Rome last night and looked excellent, tossing 5 innings of 1-hit ball with 4 punchouts. Minor is getting close to returning, and while you can't put much stock in his dominance at such a low level, it's a welcome sight nonetheless. Minor, like Floyd, also reported no setbacks, so we'll chalk this up as another success! As for the rest of Rome, well, yikes. Savannah finished off the sweep by clubbing Minor's replacement, Andry Ubiera, for 3 runs in 2 plus innings. Jacob Schrader had a nice little game, reaching base 3 times in the losing effort.

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