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Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 6/19

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Gwinnett 0, Lousiville 5

  • JC Holt 2-4
  • B. Barton 1-2 2B, BB, K
  • T. Redmond 5.0IP 7H 5R 2BB 4K

The Gwinnett team couldn't get any offense going on the night and Toff Redmond didn't pitch well. When those two things happen you can't really expect to win your games. Jordan Schafer remains on the DL and it is a little telling that he has been out for almost two weeks now after being demoted to Gwinnett. If he can get healthy and get back to Atlanta and start producing we might actually have a productive OF. (Don't look not, but FUGA has actually been serviceable this month.)

Mississippi 8, Chattanooga 1

  • M. Young 0-3 3BB, K, 2 SB(21)
  • C. Rodriguez 2-5 2B, K
  • B. Hicks 3-4 2B, RBI, BB, K, SB(9)
  • P. Britton 2-5 2 2B, 3 RBI, K
  • K. Cofield 7IP 3H 1R 1BB 2K

Pretty much the opposite of what happened with Gwinnett. Good pitching + good hitting = happy-action-fun-time. The real kicker here is that Mississippi struck out 15 times. I said at the beginning of the year this team would K a lot, but damn. Kyle Cofield has pitched remarkably well for a guy who hasn't really got much going for him. He has 45K in 71 innings with 44 walks. If you read here a lot you know I am big fan of K/IP and K/BB as indicators for success with minor league pitchers. Cofield has neither one of those things going for him right now. He does however have an incredibly good H/IP with only 53 hits allowed in his 71 innings. John Sickels picked Cofield as a possible breakout candidate this season if his K/BB and K/IP evened out. That hasn't happened but he seems to breaking out anyways.

Frederick 11, Myrtle Beach 2

  • J. Heyward 2-5 K
  • D. Linares 4-4 2B
  • C. Rohrbough 4.2IP 9H 6R 3BB 5K

Man I remember the days when Cole Rohrbough was really good. Not saying he is done, but I guess I was just expecting him to roll out and bowl people over this season. He did that for a few games so I guess I won't complain too much. Maybe he is just hitting some bumps now. Donell Linares is trying to put himself into the Braves future plans. He still doesn't strike out or walk much and I would like to see him hit for more power, but you never know what kind of a power hitter a guy is when he is at Myrtle Beach.

Rome 11, Augusta 8

  • J. Santamaria 3-4 2B, 2 BB
  • J. Sucre 2-6 2B, RBI
  • S. Shults 3-5 2B, RBI
  • S. Sime 3-5 2 3B, 3 RBI
  • JJ Hoover 5IP 4H 1R 2BB 4K
  • C. Kimbrel 1.2IP 1H 0R 0BB 2K

You guys remember last year when it was almost every night that I was posting 5 or 6 guys per team? I miss those nights a little. Stephen Shults might have benefited from his time with the Myrtle Beach club where he hit well in the few games there and appears to have brought it back with him. This guy is a beast from everything I have ever heard about him and I'd like to see him tap into his ridiculous physique. JJ Hoover has probably been the most consistent pitcher for Rome this year not allowing more than 4 runs in any appearance this season (at Rome anyways). His 63/7 K/BB is the stuff of legends also. Paul Clemens still hasn't tapped into his electric stuff yet as he gave up 4 runs in 2 innings tonight. Also Craig Kimbrel has not allowed a run in over a month and has a sub 1.00 ERA. MOVE HIM BACK UP.