Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 4/26

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Cody Martin whiffed ten batters in his start for Gwinnett on Saturday.

Gwinnett Braves 10, Toledo Mud Hens 4

  • Jose Constanza, LF: 1-4, 2 R, RBI, BB, .265
  • Phil Gosselin, 3B: 2-5, 2 R, 2B (6), 2 K, E (5, throw), .343
  • Tommy La Stella, 2B: 2-5, 3 RBI, SB (1), 338
  • Joey Terdoslavich, 1B: 3-5, 2 R, 2B (5), 2 RBI, .312
  • Todd Cunningham, 3-4, R, 2B (6), RBI, BB, K, SB (4), .274
  • Sean Kazmar, SS: 1-4, 2B (2), 2 RBI, BB, .333
  • Christian Bethancourt, C: 1-5, R, 2B (2), K, .200
  • Derrick Mitchell, RF: 1-4, 2 R, BB, 2 K, SB (2), .217
  • Cody Martin, RHP: 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 10 K, 100p-57s, 2:3 GO:FO, 2.86 ERA
  • Wirfin Obispo, RHP: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 28p-14s, 0:1 GO:FO, 1.86 ERA
  • Atahualpa Severino, LHP: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 11p-9s, 0:2 GO:FO, 1.74 ERA
  • Pedro Beato, RHP: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 11p-8s, 0:2 GO:FO, 5.19 ERA
  • Andrew Russell, RHP: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 22p-12s, 3:0 GO:FO, 10.38 ERA
Gwinnett's offense exploded on Saturday for 10 runs on 14 hits. Joey Terdoslavich and Todd Cunningham both collected three hits, including a double apiece. Christian Bethancourt, Phil Gosselin, and Sean Kazmar also smacked doubles in the contest. Cody Martin's final line was decent, as the big right-hander struck out ten and allowed only one hit over five innings of work. The negative side of that, however, is that he walked four and was at 100 pitches through five innings, hinting at some inefficiency throughout his start. Atahualpa Severino continued his good work in relief, bringing is season ERA to 1.74 while fanning 16 and walking only four in 10.1 innings of work. Pedro Beato pitched a scoreless inning of work after allowing runs in three straight relief appearances.

Mississippi Braves 6, Pensacola Blue Wahoos 3
  • Mycal Jones, RF: 2-4, 2 R, HR (2), RBI, BB, K, .500
  • Matt Lipka, CF: 1-4, R, BB, K, .188
  • Seth Loman, 1B: 1-3, RBI, BB, K, SB (1), .286
  • Kyle Kubitza, 3B: 2-5, 2 R, 2 HR (2), 2 RBI, 2 K, .215
  • Gustavo Nunez, SS: 3-4, 2B (2), K, .344
  • Braeden Schlehuber, C: 1-3, R, HR (2), RBI, BB, .235
  • Jason Hursh, RHP: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 79p-48s, 8:3 GO:FO, 2.70 ERA
  • Aaron Northcraft, RHP: 4.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 38p-26s, 3:2 GO:FO, 4.63 ERA
Mississippi beat the Blue Wahoos on the back of two great pitching performances from Jason Hursh and Aaron Northcraft. Hursh worked five strong innings, allowing only one earned run in five innings of work, striking out five and walking one. Aaron Northcraft made his first relief appearance after two straight poor performances out of the rotation and threw very well. He allowed no hits, no runs, and no walks in four innings pitched, striking out four. Mycal Jones continued his hot start, blasting a home run for the second straight game. Kyle Kubitza blasted two home runs, his first two of the season, but also fanned twice to bring his season total to 25 in 19 games. Braeden Schlehuber also blasted a homer, his second of the season, and Gustavo Nunez added three hits, including a double, to the winning effort.

Lynchburg Hillcats 2, Potomac Nationals 6
  • Jose Peraza, 2B: 1-3, R, RBI, K, CS (4), .315
  • Kyle Wren, CF: 2-4, PO, .279
  • Will Skinner, RF: 1-4, RBI
  • Alejandro Piloto, LF: 2-3, R, 3B (1), K, .208
  • Lucas Sims, RHP: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 8:3 GO:FO, 4.78 ERA
  • Zach Jadofsky, RHP: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 4:0 GO:FO, 5.27 ERA
Lucas Sims got the start for Lynchburg and struggled a bit versus Potomac. The 2012 first-round pick went five and one-thirds innings, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks, striking out three and inducing eight groundouts and three flyouts. Sims has struggled a bit out of the gate, but it's early and it's only five games, so don't worry too much about it. Zach Jadofsky was pounded in two and two-thirds innings of work, allowing three runs on four hits, fanning one. 22-year-old Alejandro Piloto had a couple of knocks in the game, including his first triple of the season, which was the only extra-base hit of the game for Lynchburg. Kyle Wren also laced a couple of singles, bringing his season slash line to .279/.351/.291.

Kannapolis Intimidators 6, Rome Braves 4
  • Ronald Luna, 2B: 1-2, 2B (1), RBI, 3 BB, CS (1), .500
  • Joey Meneses, 1B: 1-3, R, BB, SB (1), E (4, pickoff), .253
  • Victor Reyes, RF: 2-4, R, 2B (4), RBI, K, .304
  • Victor Caratini, 3B: 1-3, BB, K, .275
  • Johan Camargo, SS: 1-4, K, .184
  • Carlos Franco, DH: 1-4, RBI, K, .193
  • Bryan De La Rosa, C: 0-2, R, 2 BB, 2 K, .128
  • Chuck Buchanan, LHP: 3.2 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 2:2 GO:FO, 2.78 ERA
  • Tyler Brosius, RHP: 3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 2:1 GO:FO, 3.14 ERA
  • Michael Swanner, 2.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1:2 GO:FO, 4.09 ERA
Rome lost their fifth straight game on Saturday, falling to the Kannapolis Intimidators 6-4. Chuck Buchanan had his worst start of the season in the losing effort, allowing four runs on eight hits in three and two-thirds innings of work, walking three and striking out two. Tyler Brosius was great in relief, allowing only one hit and one walk in three and one-thirds innings of work, whiffing four. Young Victor Reyes was the only Rome player to collect multiple hits, including his fourth double of the season, bringing his season line to .304/.341/.354. Ronald Luna also collected a double and took three walks on the evening. Bryan De La Rosa also took two walks of his own in the contest, fanning twice. De La Rosa is struggling mightily in his first full-season assignment, posting a .381 OPS thus far in 12 games. The young Puerto Rican has great defensive tools, including a 65-grade arm behind the plate and developing receiving skills, but the bat has a very long way to go despite possessing some natural bat speed and decent mechanics.
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