Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 5/11

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Elmer Reyes continued his early season hot streak Sunday

Gwinnett Braves 2, Lehigh Valley IronPigs 5

  • Todd Cunningham CF: 1-4
  • Phil Gosselin 3B: 1-4
  • Tommy La Stella DH: 1-3, 2B (4), BB, CS (1)
  • Joey Terdoslavich RF: 1-4
  • Steve Lerud C: 1-3, HR (2)
  • Zach Stewart: 7IP, 6H, ER, 2BB, 5K
  • Ryan Buchter: IP, 3H, 4ER, 2BB, K

Ryan Buchter gave up four runs in the 8th, costing Gwinnett a W Sunday in Lehigh. The righty was charged with a blown save and a loss, surrendering four earned in his one inning of work. Zach Stewart had a great start, going seven innings giving up one runs on six hits. The top of the lineup stayed hot, including another hit from Todd Cunningham and another multiple on-base performance from Tommy La Stella. Steven Lerud got the start behind the plate, going deep for the second time this season.

Gwinnett Stats

Montgomery Biscuits 4, Mississippi Braves 2

  • Mycal Jones CF: 2-4, BB, R, 2SB (4,5)
  • Cedric Hunter DH: 2-4, BB
  • Elmer Reyes SS: 2-5, 2B (10), BB, R, SB (2)
  • Kyle Kubitza 3B: 0-1, 3BB, SB (6)
  • Daniel Carroll LF: 2-3, BB, CS (1)
  • Aaron Northcraft: 5IP, 6H, 3ER, 5BB, 2K
  • Eric Berger: 2IP, 3H, 0ER, 0BB, 2K
  • Brandon Cundiff 2IP, 0H, 0ER, BB, 3K
Despite only scoring two runs, the Mississippi offense put on quite a show, collecting 10 hits and drawing six walks, However, they left 10 runners stranded and hit into three double plays. Elmer Reyes continued his early season work, ripping his 10th double of the season. Reyes is now slashing .369/.396/.583 as a 23-year-old in Double-A. Mycal Jones had two hits from the leadoff spot and drew a walk, scoring one of the two Braves runs. 3B prospect Kyle Kubitza drew three walks and stole his 6th base of the season. Thus far, he is 6-for-7 in stolen base attempts, a big turn around from his 8-for-24 last season. On the bump, Aaron Northcraft couldn't find his rhythm all day, issuing five walks in five innings. Brandon Cundiff threw two scoreless innings in relief, striking out three, in his second appearance this season.

Mississippi Stats

Lynchburg Hillcats 5,  Wilmington Blue Rocks 4

  • Jose Peraza 2B: 1-4, BB
  • Kyle Wren CF: 0-5, R
  • David Nick LF: 1-4, BB, 2R, SB (1)
  • Kevin Ahrens 3B: 3-5
  • Will Skinner RF: 2-5, R
  • Daniel Castro SS: 1-4, SB (3)
  • Joseph Odom C: 1-1, 2B (2), 3BB
  • Wes Parsons: 6IP, 6H, 4ER, BB, 9K
  • Benino Pruneda 2IP, H, 0ER, BB, 3K
  • Zach Jadofsky: IP, 0H, 0ER, 0BB, K

Lynchburg was able to take the final game of the series, 5-4 behind an okay outing from Wes Parsons. The rightly gave up four runs, but held a very impressive 9:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio. His mixed results also showed with two hit batters and a wild pitch. The bullpen worked three scoreless innings, including Zach Jadofsky recording his first save of the season. The lineup had a well balanced performance, with Kyle Wren the only starter to not record a hit. Joseph Odom provided a spark at the bottom of the lineup, knocking a double and drawing three walks, yet couldn't get driven in by the top of the order.

Lynchburg Stats

Asheville Tourists 4, Rome Braves 3

  • Connor Oliver CF: 1-4, 3B (3)
  • Victor Caratini C: 0-4
  • Jacob Schrader 1-4, R
  • Johan Camargo: 1-2, 2B (1), R
  • Matt Marksberry: 3.1IP, 5H, 3ER, BB, 3K
  • Tyler Brosius: 3IP, 4H, ER, 2BB, K
  • Brady Feigl: 2.2IP, 0H, 0ER, 0BB, 4K
Rome couldn't push across any runs late, taking a 4-3 loss to Asheville. The Tourists three errors kept Rome in the game despite only reaching six other times on the day. Johan Camargo, who has had an underwhelming start to the season, recorded his first double of 2014, scoring one of the three Braves runs. Connor Oliver capped off an impressive week, legging out his second triple of the season. In 13 games, he has posted a .316/.350/.509 triple slash, good for a 137 wRC+. The pitching was divided up almost evenly, with Brady Feigl capping it off the day with an impressive eight our performance, striking out four.


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