Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 5/7

Mills Fitzner

Victor Reyes continued his assault on the Sally League Wednesday

Buffalo Bison 0, Gwinnett Braves 5

  • Jose Constanza LF: 1-3, BB, 2R, SB (7)
  • Todd Cunningham CF: 2-4, HR (2), 2B (9), 2R
  • Phil Gosselin 3B: 0-4
  • Tommy La Stella DH: 0-2, BB
  • Joey Terdoslavich RF: 0-4
  • Sean Kazmar SS: 1-3, HR (1), R
  • Edward Salcedo 3B: 1-3
  • Cody Martin: 7.1IP, 6H, 0ER, 0BB, 5K
  • Ryan Buchter: 0.2IP, H, 0ER, 0BB, 2K
  • Juan Jaime: IP, 0H, 0ER, BB, K

Cody Martin threw a gem Wednesday night in front of 1,537 at Coolray Field. Martin threw 109 pitches, 66 strikes, only surrendering six hits over 7.1 innings. The right-hander has alternated good and bad starts this season, but has put up some very respectable numbers overall. The wild, yet effective, duo of Ryan Buchter and Juan Jaime capped off the night, striking out three over the final five outs. Todd Cunningham was the star on offense, doing deep and doubling, raising his average above the .300 mark. Speedy Jose Constanza reach base twice and stole his second base of the season. He and Cunningham provide outfield insurance depth incase of injury at the major league level. Ohh, and Mr. La Stella reached yet again via walk.

Gwinnett Stats

Mississippi Braves 5, Mobile Bay Bears 3

  • Mycal Jones CF: 2-3, HR (3), BB, HBP, 2R
  • Emerson Landoni 2B: 2-3, 2BB, 2R
  • Elmer Reyes SS: 2-5, 2B (8)
  • Joe Leonard 1B: 1-5, 2B (3)
  • Kyle Kubitza 3B: 3-5, SB (4)
  • Daniel Carroll LF: 1-4
  • Braeden Schlehuber C: 3-5, 2B (2), R
  • Jason Hursh: 5IP, 8H, 3ER, BB, 4K
  • Brandon Cunnill: 2IP, 0H, 0ER, 0BB, 3K
  • James Hoyt: IP, 0H, 0ER, 0BB, 2K
  • Shae Simmons: IP, H, 0ER, 0BB, K
Top prospect Jason Hursh fell victim to the long ball, but was able to get through five innings, giving the offense a chance to win. They did just that; the bats broke out and went for 14 hits along with four walks. Five players had multi-hit nights, including Mycal Jones' third bomb of the season. Elmer Reyes ripped his 8th double of the season. Lefty Kyle Kubitza put together his second three-hit night, raising his average to .276. There are questions whether Kubitza's bat will be enough as he climbs the minors (even discussion of him moving to the mound), but he's hit quite the groove in the past week. 25-year-old Daniel Carroll got his second promotion in the past week, going 1-4 in his first start.

Mississippi Stats

Carolina Mudcats 8, Lynchburg Hillcats 7

  • Jose Peraza 2B: 2-5, 2B (6), R
  • Eric Garcia DH: 1-2, BB 2R
  • Levi Hyams 3B: 0-4, BB, R
  • David Nick LF: 0-4, IBB, R
  • Daniel Castro SS: 3-3, 3B (1), CS (1)
  • Lucas Sims: 5.1IP, 8H, 2ER, BB, 0K
  • Zach Jadofsky: 2.1IP, H, 2ER, BB, K
  • Benino Pruneda: 1.1 2H, 3ER, 3BB, K

Carolina scored two in the 8th and three in the 9th to take a 8-7 win over Lynchburg. Zach Jadofsky and Benino Pruneda gave up a combined five runs over the final 3.2 frames, finishing off a less than stellar effort from Lucas Sims. Pruneda issues three walks, threw a wild pitch and balked in 1.1 innings of work. As I mentioned with Sims, he surrendered two runs over 5.1 innings, but gave up eight hits and didn't record a single strikeout. Jose Peraza had a multi-hit night, including double number six on the year. Shortstop Daniel Castro ripped two singles and legged out a triple, raising his season average to .292.

Lynchburg Stats

Charleston RiverDogs 4, Rome Braves 5

  • Connor Oliver CF: 1-4, 2B (1), BB, 2R, 2SB (2)
  • Blake Brown LF: 1-3, 2BB
  • Victor Caratini C: 2-5, R
  • AJ Kirby-Jones DH: 0-3, 2BB, 2R
  • Victor Reyes RF: 4-4
  • Joey Menses  1B: 2-4
  • Yean Carlos Gil: 5IP, 4H, ER, 0BB, 6K
  • Navery Moore: 2IP, 3H, 2ER, 0BB, 4K
  • Pete Perez: 1.2IP, H, 0ER, 0BB, 2K
Rome was able to hold off a late Charleston charge, taking a 5-4 victory Wednesday. Yean Carlos Gil built on his successful start to the season throwing five shutout innings, striking out six. The 23-year-old has now thrown 26 innings and is sporting a shiny 26:3 strikeout-to-walk. He also picked off RiverDogs leadoff hitter Abiatal Aveline twice. The offense was in full force, raking out 11 hits and drawing six walks. Victor Reyes, who it seems is discussed in every recap, stayed hot, going 4-4 with four singles, raising his average to .380. That's now five straight multi-hit games for the right fielder. The top of the order did its job, with Oliver, Brown and Caratini each reaching base twice. Oliver ripped a double, extending his hitting streak to eight games, while also stealing two bases.

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