Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 7/12

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Braves affiliates went a combined 1-6 on Saturday, but at least Phil Gosselin got more hits.

Gwinnett Braves: 3 at Norfolk Tides: 5 (Game 1, 7 innings)

Gwinnett dropped the first game of their doubleheader against Norfolk, 5-3. Kanekoa Texeira, who usually works as a reliever, got a spot start and was ineffective. He went 4.2 innings and allowed eight hits and five walks, which led to five earned runs crossing the plate for the Tides. Atahualpa Severino was effective in finishing up the game, getting four outs, two via the strikeout, and allowing only one hit. Phil Gosselin continued to be mind-numbingly hot, picking up his sixth (!) consecutive multi-hit game including two doubles (one of which nearly left the yard). Other than Gosselin, there wasn't too much going offensively for the G-Braves. José Yepez did contribute a two-run double, and Joey Terdoslavich reached twice via a single and a walk.

Gwinnett Braves: 8 at Norfolk Tides: 9 (Game 2, 7 innings)

  • José Constanza, LF: 1-4, R, RBI (26), K, .284
  • Elmer Reyes, SS: 1-4, 2 R, .288
  • Phil Gosselin, 3B: 1-1, R, RBI (30), .345
  • Sean Kazmar, PH-2B: 2-3, 2B (7), 2 RBI (12), E (2, fielding), .329
  • Joey Terdoslavich, DH: 2-4, 2 RBI (35), .256
  • Mark Hamilton, 1B: 1-3, R, BB, K, .245
  • Terry Doyle: 4 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, K, 6:1 GO:FO, 4.11 ERA
  • Juan Jaime: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R (3 ER), BB, K, 2:0 GO:FO, 3.98 ERA
  • James Hoyt (L): 2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, BB, K, 1:4 GO:FO, 5.84 ERA
Gwinnett blew a seventh-inning lead and lost the second game of their doubleheader 9-8. Terry Doyle made a spot start for Gwinnett and was ineffective, allowing three runs on three hits and three walks in a four inning outing. Juan Jaime had a disastrous appearance in the game, recording two outs and giving up four runs (three earned) on three hits and a walk. James Hoyt didn't fare much better, allowing two runs in the final frame to give the game to Norfolk in the end. After destroying AAA pitching in 2014, Phil Gosselin has been called up to the Majors, according to Todd Cunningham's twitter account.



We'll keep you updated when any corresponding move is announced. Kazmar had a nice game in Gosselin's stead, with a pair of hits, including a double. Joey Terdoslavich also had a two-hit night. Gus Schlosser will oppose the Tide this evening.

Mississippi Braves: 1 vs. Mobile BayBears: 5

Mississippi's offense was stymied by Archie Bradley and Mobile's pitching staff in a 5-1 loss last night. Williams Pérez toed the mound opposite Bradley and had an effective outing, allowing a pair of runs in five innings on five hits and a walk, striking out four. It was an outing pretty typical of what Pérez has done all season--he avoided the free pass, he struck out a modest number of hitters, and generated ground ball outs. Andrew Robinson allowed a run in two innings of relief work, and John Cornely allowed a pair in a pair of innings. Kyle Kubitza had the best night offensively of any Mississippi player, walking and doubling (both of which came against Bradley). Daniel Castro contributed an RBI single, and David Rohm had a single and a walk. Notably, Jose Peraza had the game off as he's in Minnesota for the MLB Futures Game tomorrow evening, where he'll bat third and start at second base.


The M-Braves and BayBears will do battle again this evening, with James Weber on the hill.

Lynchburg Hillcats: 6 at Myrtle Beach Pelicans: 8

  • David Nick, 2B: 2-5, R, 2B (9), .286
  • Emerson Landoni, SS: 2-5, R, 2 RBI (15), K, .360
  • José Martinez, LF: 1-3, 2B (7), RBI (11), 2 BB, .402
  • Will Skinner, CF: 1-4, B, 2 K, .277
  • Levi Hyams, 3B: 2-4, R, 2B (16), BB, .242
  • Blake Brown, RF: 2-3, 2 R, BB, K, .262
  • Cody Scarpetta (L): 4 IP, 5 H, 6 R (2 ER), 3 BB, 2 K, 4:3 GO:FO, 3.00 ERA
  • Mauricio Cabrera: 2 IP, 2 K, 2:1 GO:FO, 1.72 ERA
  • Zach Jadofsky: IP, K, 2:0 GO:FO, 5.22 ERA
The Hillcats lost a sloppy game to the Pelicans by an 8-6 score yesterday. Cody Scarpetta got the start and had a rough day that was augmented by sloppy defense behind him. He allowed six runs, although only two were earned, in three innings on five hits and a pair of walks. Navery Moore surrendered a pair of runs in two innings after Scarpetta departed. Mauricio Cabrera made a two-inning appearance out of the 'pen last night and was effective, allowing zero baserunners and striking out two Pelicans. Zach Jadofsky finished with a clean eighth inning. The Hillcats had no trouble getting on base, as they combined for fourteen hits and five walks. David Nick and Levi Hyams each had a pair of hits including a double, and José Martinez doubled and walked twice in five PAs. Blake Brown also had a good showing, rapping a pair of singles and walking in four tries. Daniel Watts will go for the 'Cats this evening as they attempt to get a win in the four-game set.


Rome Braves: 1 vs. Hickory Crawdads: 8

  • Johan Camargo, SS: 1-3, BB, .252
  • Victor Caratini, C: 1-4, .280
  • Sean Godfrey, CF: 2-4, K, SB (2), .500
  • Sal Giardina, 1B: 1-2, BB, K, .256
  • Steve Janas (L): 4 IP, 8 H, 5 R (4 ER), BB, 4 K, 3:5 GO:FO, 6.21 ERA
  • Michael Flores: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, K, 3:1 GO:FO, 6.87 ERA
  • Matt Kimbrel: 3 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, BB, K, 3:2 GO:FO, 9.00 ERA
Rome was thumped by Hickory 8-1 yesterday. Steve Janas started on the mound and had yet another subpar outing, allowing five runs (four earned) over four innings of work, striking out two and walking one. He clearly wasn't fooling too many Crawdad hitters, adding to a season that has not gone as planned thus far. Michael Flores kept the Crawdads from scoring despite walking two and giving up two hits in a pair of innings. Matt Kimbrel had an ugly A-ball debut, allowing three runs in three innings of work. Rome's bats were dormant in this contest, with Sean Godfrey having the only multi-hit game. He also stole a base. Johan Camargo and Sal Giardina each picked up a single and a walk, and Victor Caratini singled as well. Chris Diaz will face the Crawdads in the series finale this afternoon.

Danville Braves: 1 vs. Elizabethton Twins: 7

  • Justin Black, CF: 2-3, K, .356
  • Jordan Edgerton, 3B: 1-4, K, .361
  • Codey McElroy, SS: 2-4, R, 3B (2), K, .292
  • Tanner Murphy, C: 1-2, RBI (9), BB, .192
  • Daniel Cordero (L): 2.2 IP, 8 H, 7 ER, 2 K, 4:0 G:FO, 6.46 ERA
  • Tyler Vail: 3.1 IP, 2 H, BB, 4 K, 3:1 GO:FO, 0.00 ERA
  • Matt Sims: 2 IP, H, 2 K, 1:0 GO:FO, 5.14 ERA
  • Bradley Roney: IP, 2 K, 1:0 GO:FO, 6.14 ERA
Danville dropped its series opener against Elizabethton last night, 7-1. Daniel Cordero was roughed up in his start on the bump, allowing seven earned runs and recording only eight outs. Despite Cordero's bad outing, Danville's bullpen was solid behind him, with Tyler Vail, Matt Sims, and Bradley Roney combining to toss 6.1 scoreless innings, with all of those pitchers striking out a healthy number of hitters. Justin Black continued his good work in the leadoff spot for the D-Braves, singling twice in three tries. Codey McElroy also had a two-hit performance, including his second three-bagger of the campaign. Tanner Murphy also reached twice via a walk and a single, and he drove in Danville's lone run of the evening. 2014 3rd-round pick Max Povse will pitch for Danville as they take on Elizabethton this afternoon at Dan Daniel Park.


GCL Braves: 8 vs. GCL Tigers: 1

  • Joseph Daris, RF: 1-2, R, .349
  • Matt Lipka, CF: 0-4, K, .000
  • Luke Dykstra, 2B: 1-2, R, HR (1), 2 RBI (5), .375
  • Franklin Azuaje, 3B: 1-4, 2 R, SB (2), .317
  • Braxton Davidson, LF: 1-2, .237
  • Alejandro Flores, DH: 1-4, R, RBI (5), .206
  • Wigberto Nevarez, C: 2-2, R, 2B (1), 3 RBI (3), 1.000
  • Jhon Martinez (W): 5 IP, 3 H, R (0 ER), 2 BB, 3 K, 5:4 GO:FO, 6.14 ERA
  • Jacob Webb: 3 IP, H, BB, 3 K, 2:2 GO:FO, 2.35 ERA
  • Jorge Zavala: IP, H, BB, 2 K, 1:0 GO:FO, 0.77 ERA
The GCL Braves won handily over the GCL Tigers yesterday, 8-1. Jhon Martinez had an effective five-inning outing on the mound, allowing three hits and a pair of walks while striking out three hitters. He did allow a run, but it wasn't earned. Jacob Webb and Jorge Zavala both kept the Tigers off of the board out of the bullpen, with Webb pitching three scoreless innings and Zavala wiggling out of the the ninth without allowing a run, despite allowing a hit and a walk. Luke Dykstra, who has mostly had his way with complex-level pitching, hit his first professional home run yesterday. Wigberto Nevarez, who was recently sent down from Danville, also had a nice game with a single and a double. Braton Davidson picked up a single in two tries at the plate. Matt Lipka had his second consecutive 0-fer since beginning his rehab stint. The GCL squad, as is customary, will have today off, as it's a Sunday.
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