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Atlanta Braves Winter League Roundup: 10/27

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Some of our hitters look like they are picking up the pace.

Mesa 5, Peoria 6

  • F. Freeman 2-4 HR(1), K
  • B. Hicks 0-1 3BB, K

Freddie Freeman hit his first homer in a couple of months and has been better in his last couple of outings after he apparently knocked the rust off in the first few games. Also of note was that tonight he was batting 3rd which is a couple of spots up from where he has been the past few games. Brandon Hicks is hitting .296 so far and has 7 BB in 34 PA (though 8K also). If he can carry those walks over into the regular season and raise his batting average up to .250 he is going to be useful. Speaking of useful, Lee Hyde pitched a scoreless inning last night.

Gusave 6, Navojoa 7 - 7th Inning

  • M. Young 0-3 2 BB, K
  • R. Gorecki 1-3 BB, K, SB(1)
  • T. Gustafson 5.1IP 6H 6R 5BB 1K

Tim Gustafson finally got knocked around a little in Mexico. He has been progressively worse in each start though this was his only truly bad one. I am bit surprised to see Reid Gorecki in winter ball, but I have always heard that he is a true baseball rat and plays every chance he gets. Matt Young only has 2 hits in his last 5 games and has seen his AVG fall to .250 though his OBP is .365.