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Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 8/14

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Brett Oberholtzer struck out 12 over 5 innings for the Pelicans tonight.
Brett Oberholtzer struck out 12 over 5 innings for the Pelicans tonight.

Gwinnett 4, Durham 2, Game 1

  • W. Timmons 2-3, 2B. .259 AVG
  • F. Freeman 2-3, 2B, RBI, .312 AVG
  • B. Canizares 1-2, 2B, RBI, BB, .330 AVG
  • S. Diamond 4.2 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 4 BB, 4 K, 2.56 ERA
  • S. Marek 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K, SV (7), 1.29 ERA
  • In his last 3 games Wes Timmons has gone 5-10 with a double and 2 walks. Scott Diamond had too many walks tonight, and couldn't make it out of the 5th inning, but he continued his stretch of allowing 1 earned run or less in his last 5 starts. In 55 innings between Mississippi and Gwinnett, Steve Marek has a 0.98 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP, 10.3 K/9, and 11 saves.

    Gwinnett 2, Durham 6, Game 2

  • F. Freeman 1-3, HR (16), RBI, .312 AVG
  • B. Canizares 1-3, .330 AVG
  • T. Gustafson 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 H, 0 BB, 5 K, 5.70 ERA
  • Troy Glaus was 0-3 with a walk tonight. Freddie Freeman and Barbaro Canizares were 5-11 with 2 doubles, a homer, 3 RBI, and a walk tonight. Tim Gustafson had been pitching well for Mississippi and in his first game for Gwinnett since June 26th he took the loss, but pitched well, allowing just 2 earned in 5 innings.

    Mississippi 4, Montgomery 5

  • A. Richardson 1-3, 2 BB, .291 AVG
  • M. Gomez 3-3, HR (13), RBI, .280 AVG
  • Y. Gomez 2-4, .327 AVG
  • K. Cofield 5 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 5 K, 4.66 ERA
  • E. Cordier 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 3 K, 3.85 ERA
  • In his last 10 games, Mauro Gomez has gone 16-36 with 5 doubles, 2 homers, 9 RBI, and 5 walks. Richard Sullivan took the loss tonight, allowing 3 earned runs in 3 innings, and it was his first poor performance in a while, as he had allowed just 1 earned run in his last 15 innings. Erik Cordier pitched a perfect 9th inning, striking out all 3 batters he faced. It was his first true relief appearance of the year, pitching in relief on 2 other occasions when a rehabbing Chris Resop started.

    Myrtle Beach 5, Potomac 7

  • My. Jones 2-2, 2 BB, .288 AVG
  • G. Rodriguez 2-5, RBI, .248 AVG
  • Mi. Jones 2-5, .278 AVG
  • C. Johnson 2-4, HR (1), 2 RBI, K, .308 AVG
  • S. Sime 2-4, HR (6), 2 RBI, .263 AVG
  • B. Oberholtzer 5 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 12 K, 4.43 ERA
  • Brett Oberholtzer fanned 12 P-Nats over 5 innings and he has a 2.25 ERA and 0.85 WHIP in his last 4 starts. Myke Jones had a perfect night at the plate, reaching all 4 times he came up. Cody Johnson homered, and, of course, struck out.

    Rome 5, Augusta 6

  • P. Gosselin 2-5, 2B, RBI, .325 AVG
  • M. Weaver 2-5, 2B, RBI, .252 AVG
  • B. Rauh 2-4, 2B, .238 AVG
  • R. Weber 7.1 IP, 4 ER, 10 H, 0 BB, 2 K, 6.38 ERA
  • Phil Gosselin continues to hit well, going 5-13 with a double, a homer, and 4 RBI in his last 3 games. Matt Weaver has been outstanding lately, hitting .375 with a .980 OPS in his last 10 games. Ryan Weber gave up a lot of hits, but he didn't walk anyone, and that's been a strength of his all season, as he's averaging just 1 walk every 9 innings.

    Danville 9, Bluefield 2

  • E. Reyes 2-4, 2B, HR (4), 3 RBI, .285 AVG
  • R. Delgado 2-5, 2 2B, RBI, .275 AVG
  • J. Terdoslavich 3-5, RBI, .297 AVG
  • J. Frierson 2-3, .273 AVG
  • Ke. Fleming 3-4, RBI, .200 AVG
  • R. Pacheco 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 7 K, 5.88 ERA
  • After allowing 6 earned runs in 4 innings his last time out, Ronan Pacheco rebounded by only allowing 1 earned in 6 innings tonight, striking out 7 in the process. Joey Terdoslavich extended his hitting streak to 5 games, going 9-21 with 2 homers and 7 RBI in that span. In his last 3 games, Ryan Delgado has gone 6-13 with 3 doubles, a homer, and 4 RBI.

    GCL Braves 4, GCL Phillies 7

  • M. Lipka 1-5, SB (17), E (11), .309 AVG
  • K. Rose 2-4, .375 AVG
  • Ku. Fleming 2-5, 2B, RBI, .246 AVG
  • C. Brownsten 2-3, .313 AVG
  • Kyle Rose' rehab is going well, as he raps out a few more hits. Matt Lipka hasn't been demolishing the ball like he was at earlier points in the season, but he's still been successful, extending his hitting streak to 6 games, going 7-25 with 2 walks and 3 stolen bases in that span.

    DSL Braves 1, DSL Blue Jays 0

  • R. Luna 2-3, RBI, .317 AVG
  • F. Marte 2-3, 2B, .268 AVG
  • A. Espinosa 7 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 5 K, W (5), 1.23 ERA
  • E. Garcia 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 K, SV (1), 1.53 ERA
  • 17 year old Panamanian Abraham Espinosa had another fantastic start, shutting down the Jays over 7 innings. For the year the 6'1", 175 pound righty has a 1.37 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP in 59 innings. 20 year old lefty Elvin Garcia has been great as well, and he hasn't allowed an earned run in his last 9 innings, covering 4 appearances.