The Braves eked out a 5-4 victory over the Knights yesterday afternoon. Kanekoa Texeira started on the mound and went six innings, allowing two runs on four hits and four walks. Carlos Fisher turned in a strong relief outing, allowing only a hit in 1.2 innings. Ryan Buchter struggled, walking a hitter and then giving up a two-run homer to Matt Tuiasosopo. Joe Leonard had the biggest offensive game of any G-Brave, picking up a hit in all four of his at-bats, including his second double. José Constanza and Ozzie Martinez had two-hit days, and Edward Salcedo and Joey Terdoslavich contributed a base knock apiece as well. Gwinnett is off today before beginning the second half of their series against the Knights in Charlotte tomorrow.
Mississippi rode strong pitching to a 5-1 victory over the BayBears yesterday. Ryan Weber made an excellent start, going seven innings and only allowing a run on four hits. John Cornely followed Weber and also did quality work, allowing only one hit over two innings of scoreless pitching. Despite José Peraza and Kyle Wren's hitless days, Mississippi generated more than enough offense to win. Barrett Kleinknecht hit a big pinch-hit two-run home run, and Braeden Schlehuber also had a big day with a pair of hits and RBIs. Kyle Kubitza had a mundane day, singling once in four tries at the plate with a couple of strikeouts. The M-Braves will send Mitch Atkins to the bump for their series finale against Mobile tonight.
Lynchburg's offense was dominated by Tyler Danish and Carlos Rodon in a 5-1 loss to the Dash yesterday. Daniel Watts struggled in his start, allowing five runs (four were earned) over five innings. He was just too hittable, despite not allowing any walks. Benino Pruneda, Navery Moore, and Alex WIlson all contributed one scoreless inning in relief following Watts. There wasn't much to talk about for Lynchburg's offense last night, although Will Skinner did hit a solo home run in the ninth inning, his eleventh dinger of the year. Emerson Landoni had a pair of hits, and Daniel Carroll managed a single, but that was about it. Lynchburg will have today off, and they'll begin a series on Tuesday in Salem against the Red Sox.
Steve Janas: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 11:1 GO:FO, 4.79 ERA
Matt Sims: IP, 0:2 GO:FO, 2.45 ERA
Caleb Dirks (W): 2 IP, 3 K, 3:0 GO:FO, 1.80 ERA
Rome won their series with Greenville, winning 4-2 yesterday on a Carlos Franco go-ahead home run. Steve Janas made a decent start for Braves, going six innings and allowing a pair of runs on five hits, including a home run, and three walks, striking out three. Matt Sims and Caleb Dirks combined to work three scoreless innings, with Caleb Dirks throwing two and Sims throwing one inning. Johan Camargo had a four-hit afternoon, all singles. He was caught stealing for the sixth time and also committed his thirtieth error of the year. Connor Lien had a two-hit afternoon, and was also caught stealing. Connor Oliver and Ross Wilson doubled, but the aforementioned Franco home run was the biggest hit of the day. Rome begins a series in Lexington against the Legends tonight.
Max Povse (W): 5 IP, 3 H, BB, 9 K, 2:2 GO:FO, 4.43 ERA
Carlos Salazar: 2 IP, H, BB, 3 K, 1:1 GO:FO, 1.35 ERA
Danville dominated the Princeton Rays yesterday afternoon. Max Povse had a brilliant start for the D-Braves, striking out nine hitters in only five innings of work. He scattered three hits and a walk, and didn't allow any runs. It was easily his best start as a professional, and lowered his ERA by 1.28. So yeah, he did well. Carlos Salazar also pitched well in a two-inning relief outing, striking out three hitters and allowing a hit and a walk. Matt Tellor brought the lumber to the park on Sunday, smacking his third and fourth home runs of the season. The 10th-round pick out of Southeast Missouri State has been on a tear recently, hitting all four of his home runs in his last eight games. Ozhaino Albies also had a strong performance, singling three times and stealing his eighth base of the season. The 17-year-old Curaçaoan is hitting .468/.537/.574 in 55 PAs since his promotion to the team. Joseph Daris also had a multi-hit game, with a pair of singles and a steal, and Tanner Murphy had a two-hit game as well. Danville will send Andry Ubiera to the mound against the Rays tonight.
GCL Braves: Off-day
The GCL squad was off yesterday, and begins a home-and-home set with the GCL Phillies this afternoon.
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