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Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 7/2

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Edward Salcedo made his American professional debut for Rome today, but Phil Gosselin stole the show.
Edward Salcedo made his American professional debut for Rome today, but Phil Gosselin stole the show.

Gwinnett 6, Toledo 3

  • M. Young 2-5, 2 2B, RBI, .303 AVG
  • F. Freeman 1-5, HR (9), 2 RBI, .282 AVG
  • D. Hernandez 2-5, E (1), .345 AVG
  • JC Boscan 2-4, RBI, .226 AVG
  • J. Reyes 4.2 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 H, 3 BB, 8 K, 6.10 ERA
  • M. Dunn 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 0 K, SV (7), 0.69 ERA
  • Matt Young has been red hot lately, with a .432 average, a 1.091 OPS, and 5 stolen bases in his last 10 games. Freddie Freeman has been hot as well, extending his hitting streak to 8 games whil clubbing out his 3rd homer in his last 5 games. Mike Dunn and Craig Kimbrel have been an awesome back of the bullpen combo, combining for a 0.81 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP in 66.2 innings with a 3-0 record and 17 saves.

    Mississippi 4, Birmingham 6

  • M. Gomez 2-4, 2 HR (9, 10), 3 RBI, .261 AVG
  • L. Bolivar 1-3, HR (1), RBI, SB (4), E (12), .290 AVG
  • J. Thompson 5 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 8 H, 2 BB, 5 K, 6.59 ERA
  • After a slow April, Mauro Gomez has been a solid, consistent force in the middle of the M-Braves lineup. Jacob Thompson just continues to struggle, allowing way too many baserunners.

    Myrtle Beach 4, Kinston 2

  • My. Jones 1-3, 2B, BB, SB (7), .362 AVG
  • Mi. Jones 2-3, 2B, RBI, BB, .246 AVG
  • L. Sumoza 2-4, 3B, 2 RBI, .242 AVG
  • JJ Hoover 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 0 BB, 7 K, W (5), 4.15 AVG
  • B. Oberholtzer 3 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K, SV (1), 4.56 ERA
  • Myke Jones continues to dominate the Carolina League, extending his hitting streak to 8 games. And somebody woke up Luis Sumoza because in his last 7 games he's hitting .370 with a .986 OPS. After allowing 14 earned runs in his last 10.2 innings, JJ Hoover rebounded in a big way tonight, allowing just 1 earned in 6 innings while striking out 7. Brett Oberholtzer made his second appearance since coming off the DL, again in relief, and again he was very good. I doubt he'll stay in the pen the rest of the year, but it's great that he's having the success he is in that role.

    Rome 7, Greensboro 6

  • P. Gosselin 3-4, 2 RBI, SB (2), .308 AVG
  • T. Cunningham 2-3, 3B, .242 AVG
  • E. Salcedo 0-4, 2 K, .000 AVG
  • C. Masters 4 IP, 5 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 1 K, 2.61 ERA
  • J. Surinach 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 2 K, 3.62 ERA
  • The R-Braves entered the bottom of the 9th trailing the Grasshoppers 6-3, but pulled out the win, thanks in large part to Phil Gosselin. Todd Cunninham led off the inning by reaching on an error, then Jake Hanson followed with a single. Ramon Flores singled in Cunningham and was followed by Gosselin who singled in both Hanson and Flores. The Grasshoppers threw the ball around a bit attempting to stop Flores from scoring and Gosselin ended up at third. Then, with Jordan Kreke at the plate, Gosselin stole home. That's right, just your ordinarly every day walk-off steal of home. Craziness. It seems like an afterthought after all that, but Edward Salcedo made his American professional debut, going hitless in 4 at bats.

    Danville 2, Princeton 5

  • A. Simmons 1-5, 2B, RBI, E (2), .212 AVG
  • D. Falcon 1-4, HR (2), RBI, E (2), .226 AVG
  • R. Weber 6.1 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 1.46 ERA
  • T. Stovall 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 K, 0.00 ERA
  • Ryan Weber shows again that he's a good pitcher who was probably just a little overmatched at Rome. Tyler Stovall continues to work out of the bullpen, confounding the logic of many, but he's had a ton of success, espeically tonight as he managed to avoid walks entirely.

    GCL Braves - Postponed, Rain

    DSL Braves 0, DSL Tigers 1

  • F. Marte 1-4, 2B, .244 AVG
  • E. Castillo 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 5 K, 1.19 AVG
  • 19 year old Eduardo Castillo has been great this season, with a 1.19 ERA and a 0.63 WHIP in 30.1 innings. He's not striking out many, averaging just 5 per 9 innings, but he's not walking anyone either, averaging just 1.2 per 9.