Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 7/8

José Peraza had a multi-hit game yesterday. - Tate Nations

Phil Gosselin, Tyler Pastornicky, José Peraza, Daniel Castro, and Braxton Davidson all had standout days at the plate yesterday.

Gwinnett Braves: 6 vs. Syracuse Chiefs: 3

Gwinnett, lead by an offensive outburst headlined by Phil Gosselin and Tyler Pastornicky, took down the Nats' AAA affiliate at Coolray Field last night. Pedro Beato pitched the first inning on the mound for the G-Braves in what is technically an ML rehab assignment and gave up a home run to the leadoff hitter, Jeff Kobernus, but settled down and retired the next three hitters in order. Gus Schlosser took care of the next six innings on the mound as a de facto starter, and only allowed one run despite ceding eight hits, including a pair of doubles. Schlosser only struck out two hitters, but didn't allow any free passes. Atahualpa Severino pitched a spotless ninth inning to pick up the save. After falling a triple short of the cycle on Monday, Phil Gosselin was a home run shy of accomplishing the feat last night, picking up three hits. Tyler Pastornicky had a quality showing as well, hitting his first home run of the season, along with a single and a walk. Pastornicky also put his good baserunning instincts and decent speed to use, swiping a pair of bags. José Constanza and Joey Terdoslavich also got in on the action with two-hit games. Aaron Northcraft will toe the mound for the G-Braves against the Chiefs tonight.

Mississippi Braves: 7 at Mongomery Biscuits: 4

The M-Braves rallied in the eighth inning to take a lead that they wouldn't surrender, baking the Biscuits 7-4. Mitch Atkins toed the rubber for Mississippi and turned in an okay outing that was marred by a pair of home runs that he surrendered. He only gave up six hits in seven innings without allowing a walk, but the home runs and a Barrett Kleinknecht error hurt his line. Chasen Shreve took care of the final two innings of work and was solid, allowing only one baserunner and striking out two. Shreve's K:BB ratio this season is now an obscene 73:8 in 51.2 innings of work. The Braves' bats provided plenty of action last night, with the double play combination of José Peraza and Daniel Castro stealing the show. Peraza had a stellar night, going 4-5 with a pair of doubles and a stolen base. As well as Peraza played, Castro was even better, contributing a home run, a double, and three singles. Cedric Hunter and Barrett Kleinknecht also had multi-hit games, with Hunter hitting his ninth long ball of the season. The M-Braves have an off-day tomorrow before beginning a series with Mobile at home on Thursday.

In other M-Braves, first baseman Seth Loman suffered a broken thumb on Sunday, and was placed on the disabled list. Former G-Brave Yunesky Maya has replaced him on Mississippi's roster.



Lynchburg Hillcats vs. Carolina Mudcats: suspended, power outage

Ah, the joys of Minor League baseball. A power outage forced the Hillcats-Mudcats game to be suspended in the top of the sixth inning with the score knotted at 3-3.

They'll finish up this game tomorrow evening, and play the scheduled game afterwards.

Rome Braves: 3 at Asheville Tourists: 6

  • Connor Oliver, CF: 1-5, R, .256
  • Johan Camargo, SS: 2-4, R, 2B (10), BB, .250
  • Victor Caratini, C: 2-4, R, 2B (14), RBI (32), BB, K, .279
  • Victor Reyes, RF: 2-4, 2 RBI (33), K, .270
  • Gerald Chin, 2B: 1-4, 2B (3), 3 K, E (3, fielding), .250
  • Brandon Barker (L): 1.2 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, BB, 2 K, 1:0 GO:FO, 8.31 ERA
  • Andy Otero: 2.1 IP, 5 K, 0:1 GO:FO, 5.46
  • Chris Diaz: 4 IP, H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 5:0 GO:FO, 3.00 ERA

Rome dropped another game to Asheville last night, losing 6-3. Mercer product and 16th-round pick Brandon Barker was roughed up in a brief start, recording five outings and giving up four runs. Andy Otero made a strong relief outing, pitching two and a third perfect innings and striking out five. Chris Diaz only allowed one hit, a home run, but control problems hampered him, as he walked three hitters and threw two wild pitches in four innings of work at the end of the game. Victor Caratini and Johan Camargo had almost identical days at the plate, with each player recording a double, a single, and a walk in five plate appearances. Victor Reyes also had a two-hit game with a pair of RBIs. Rome didn't have too much going offensively outside of those three players, however. Rome will send Yean Carlos Gil to the mound tomorrow night, attempting to avoid the sweep in Asheville.

Danville Braves at Princeton Rays: suspended, rain

After playing the first three innings of the game with Danville leading 1-0, rain forced the Rays and Braves to reschedule the completion of their game to August 24th. I can see why.

Max Povse pitched three scoreless innings last night before the game was suspended, and Fernelys Sánchez plated the lone run of the game after doubling. The D-Braves will begin a series in Pulaski against the Mariners, beginning tonight.

GCL Braves: 5 at GCL Astros: 3 (10 innings)

  • Joseph Daris, CF: 1-3, R, RBI (3), BB, 2 K, SB (4), .343
  • Franklin Azuaje, 3B: 3-5, R, K, PO, .367
  • Braxton Davidson, LF: 2-4, 2B (2), RBI (1), BB, K, .233
  • Erison Mendez, RF: 2-5, 2 RBI (11), .257
  • Ian Hagenmiller, 1B: 2-5, 2B (1), K, .128
  • Oriel Caicedo: 5 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, BB, 4 K, 5:5 GO:FO, 4.50 ERA
  • Jacob Webb: 2 IP, 2 H, K, 3:1 GO:FO, 3.86 ERA
  • Jorge Zavala (W): 2 IP, H, 2 BB, K, 2:2 GO:FO, 0.84 ERA
Braxton Davidson collected the first multi-hit game of his professional career, and the GCL Braves beat the Astros' squad 5-3 in an extra-inning affair. Oriel Caicedo started on the mound for the Braves and was effective, giving up a pair of runs on three hits and a walk in five innings. He also struck out four batters. This was Caicedo's first start of the year after making three previous relief appearances. The Braves were in line to win until Jordan Sechler gave up a tying run in the eighth inning, but Jacob Webb and Jorge Zavala were strong out of the bullpen, with each throwing a pair of shutout innings. Davidson was the Braves' offensive standout, smacking hit second double of the season, and also contributing a single and a walk. Franklin Azuaje, Erison Mendez, and Ian Hagenmiller also had multi-hit games, with Hagenmiller hitting his first double of the season after a cold start to his GCL season. The Braves will return to Champion Stadium to take on the GCL Yankees2 today.
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