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Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 9/5

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I am back after a week in Vegas and it looks like I missed some pretty big stuff in the minors. Lets get to it.

Gwinnett 4, Norfolk 3

  • B. Jones 2-4 2B, RBI, BB, K
  • M. Young 0-4 BB, CS(1)
  • B. Brownlie 6IP 8H 2R 1BB 5K

Brandon Jones appears to be picking up where he left off in August. I am sure once the playoff picture in the IL is cleared up Brandon will get a look in Atlanta. I am sad to see that I missed Matt Young's promotion to Gwinnett (5 months late mind you). Hopefully he can get his stuff in order and pick up where he left off in Mississippi. He was named Southern League's Best Hustler.

Mississippi 7, Carolina 8
  • B. Hicks 2-4 BB, 2K
  • J. Heyward 3-4 2B, BB, K
  • C. Johnson 1-4 3 RBI, BB, K

Wow, I can't believe I missed a Cody Johnson promotion too! This is definitely a reward for the season he has put up so far. I know we have all had things to say about him, but in the end he did post an .861 OPS in the Carolina League. Jason Heyward just keeps on hitting and taking walks. Baseball America will name their Minor League Player of the Year next Friday and I fully expect him to the man named.

Winston Salem 10, Myrtle Beach 7 - 10 Innings

  • D. Linares 2-5 RBI, K
  • J. Sucre 3-5 RBI
  • A. Milligan 1-5 HR(1), 3 RBI, 2K
  • J. Thompson 5IP 5H 1R 2BB 6K

Wow, an Adam Milligan promotion too! Milligan has struggled so far in Myrtle Beach, with 6K in 3 games. I love his bat though and I figure he will adjust before next season starts. Jake Thompson has been a man to watch in his past few starts. If not for one start where he allowed 8 runs he would have an ERA under 3.00 in his last 10 outings. He may not have a high ceiling but he definitely adds to our pitching depth.

Augusta 4, Rome 5

  • S. Moody 1-4 2B, RBI, K
  • M. Kennelly 2-4 RBI
  • JJ Hoover 6.1IP 6H 4R 1BB 4K

JJ Hoover has been one of the best pitchers in the organization this year. He has a nearly 6:1 K:BB rate and has struck out right at 10 K/9 so far. Very impressive stats for Hoover, even if he is a little old. Hopefully he will move quickly next season.