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Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 8/19

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Gwinnett 3, Charlotte 4

  • M. Young 3-5 HR(3), 3 RBI, .292 Avg
  • F. Freeman 1-5 K, .307 Avg
  • B. Beachy 6IP 3H 1R 0BB 6K 2.89 ERA

Brandon Beachy tossed another nice game for Gwinnett and has done enough to firmly place himself in the Braves plans. Matt Young flashed his power stick this evening and was about the only offense the Braves could muster all night, and until the 9th inning it was enough. Craig Kimbrel came on in the 9th to close the game out and gave up a lead off single. The next batter sacrificed himself and Kimbrel struck out the one after him. Kimbrel walked the next batter but struck out the next guy on three pitches. Unfortunately the ball got past JC Boscan. Kimbrel walked the next batter on four pitches to tie the ball game. After a coaching visit to the mound the 9th batter in the order battled Craig with a 1-2 count and ended up working him for the game winning walk. A sad night indeed.

Mississippi 4, Tennessee 5 - 10 Innings

  • A. Richardson 3-5 .300 Avg
  • D. Nelson 1-4 2B, RBI, K, .222 Avg
  • R. Sullivan 3.1IP 2H 1R 1BB 2K 5.38 ERA

Poor Richard Sullivan. Even when he is good things don't turn out well for him. He cruised through his first three innings of work and then the wheels fell off in the 10th when he allowed the first two batters to reach base. Antoan Richardson appears to be heating up again with 7 hits in his last 3 games.

Myrtle Beach 8, Lynchburg 11

  • My. Jones 2-5 RBI, 2K .276 Avg
  • G. Rodriguez 1-5 HR(11), 3 RBI, K, .252 Avg
  • LV Ware 3-3 2B, 3B, RBI, .265 Avg

All the Braves starters picked up at least one hit tonight but the pitching staff couldn't keep pace with starter Brett Oberholzter surrendering 7 runs in less than 5 innings. Gerardo Rodriguez is tied for the team lead in HR even though he was suspended for 50 games. One side note in this game is that the Lynchburg baserunners were all over the Oberholtzer/Kennelly combo stealing 5 bases during Brett's time in the game with no one caught. This is a bit surprising considering Oberholtzer is a left handed pitcher.

Rome 4, Charleston 0

  • K. Rose 1-4 2 RBI, BB, 2 SB(21), .273 Avg
  • R. Weber 7IP 3H 0R 2BB 5K 5.36 ERA

The Rome Braves had a mirrored version of the Pelicans game with their pitchers completely shutting down the Charleston offense. Ryan Weber put together maybe his best start in the Sally. His fantastic sinker produced 14 groundouts to just one flyout. For the year he has a 3.78 GB/FB average which is insane. I also like seeing what Kyle Rose brought to the table. He had a flash of his ability from last season by getting on base twice and stealing safely.

Greeneville @ Danville - Postponed

GCL Braves 4, GCL Tigers 8 - Game 1, 7 Innings

  • K. Fleming 1-3 K, 2 SB(7), .260 Avg
  • B. Drury 1-3 2B, K, .206 Avg

The Braves drop the first end of the double header with Matt Lipka going 0-3 and the team collecting just 5 hits vs 11 K (in 7 innings).

GCL Tigers 0, GCL Braves 3

  • M. Lipka 2-3 2B, 3B, K, .310 Avg
  • K. Fleming 2-3 2 RBI, .259 Avg
  • E. Sanchez 1-2 RBI, BB, .288 Avg
  • C. Rohrbough 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 0K

Yes you are correct, that is Cole Rohrbough making a rehab appearance with the GCL team. Myrtle Beach put him back on the active roster after their game today and we should see him make an appearance in the next week or so. Matt Lipka showed some signs of life and that gets me excited in places I'm not allowed to talk about at parties.

DSL Braves @ DSL Blue Jays - Not yet reported