Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 4/5

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The Braves and their affiliates went a combined 5-0 on Saturday

Gwinnett Braves 4, Durham Bulls 1

Gwinnett took two of three from Durham this weekend, winning Saturday's game 4-1. Hector Daniel Rodriquez threw a gem, going five innings giving up one run on two hits, striking out nine in the process. The bullpen was able to cap off the win, throwing four shutout innings which included Juan Jaime picking up his first save in the 9th. Ernesto Mejia was at it again, homering for the fourth time in three games. Mark Hamilton reached base three of his four plate appearances, homering and walking twice. Christian Bethancourt and Edward Salcedo continued their early season struggles, going a combined 0-8 with 6K.

Mobile Bay Bears 2, Mississippi Braves 4

Mississippi got it's first win of the season Saturday night, taking a 4-2 win over Mobile. They scrapped together two suns off former Mississippi Brave Michael Lee, and pushed two more across late. Seth Loman had two hits on the night, including his first home run of the season. Gustavo Nunez and Matt Kennelly went a combined 5-8 with five singles. Kyle Kubitza pinch hit for reliever Ronan Pacheco, knocking a single in the 5th. Starter Williams Perez threw 67 pitches over four innings, holding Mobile to two hits and one run. Shae Simmons closed the door in the 9th, striking out one, for his first save in 2014.

Frederick Keys 3 , Lynchburg Hillcats 4

  • Jose Peraza 2B: 1-5, R, SB
  • Kyle Wren CF: 1-4, BB, R
  • Josh Elander LF:1-2, 2BB, R
  • Kevin Aherns 3B: 2-4, 2B
  • Daniel Castro SS: 2-4
  • Wes Parsons: 4.1, 4H, 2ER, 2BB, 4K
  • Eric Pfister: 3.2IP, 2H, 0ER, 0BB, 5K
Lynchburg rallied late to take a 4-3 win. Wes Parsons got the start, giving up two earned on four hits. Eric Pfister game in in relief throwing a scoreless 3.2, striking out five. Kyle Wren and Jose Peraza each recorded a hit, while Peraza also added his first stolen base of the season. Former first round pick of the Blue Jays, Kevin Ahems, went 2-4 with a double, playing third for the Hillcats. Daniel Castro continued his hot start to the season collecting two singles..

Rome Braves 9, Hagerstown Suns 8

  • Johan Camargo SS: 3-5, 2R, E
  • Victor Caratini C: 2-5, HR, 2R
  • Joey Menses LF: 3-3, HR, 2B, 2BB, 2R
  • Victor Reyes RF: 4-5, R
  • Jacob Schrader 1B: 2-4, 2B, BB, R
  • Carlos Salazar: 2IP, 3H, 5ER, 7BB, 3K
  • Richie Tate: 2IP, H, 0ER, 0BB, 2K
The Braves knocked around the Nats top prospect Lucas Giolito for four runs over three innings. Victor Caratini took the righty deep in the first, one of his two hits on the day. Joey Meneses also got in on the fun, reaching base five times, falling a triple shy of the cycle. Victor Reyes had a four hit performance, scattering four singles in his five plate appearances. 19-year-old Carlos Salazar struggled in his season debut, giving up five runs over two innings, walking seven batters. Salazar has a live arm, but will need to work on commanding his fastball to fulfill his ceiling.
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