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Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 5/6

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Ian Thomas made his first start in Triple-A Tuesday night

Scott Cunningham

Buffalo Bison 2, Gwinnett Braves 3

  • Jose Constanza LF: 1-4, R
  • Todd Cunningham CF: 3-4, R
  • Phil Gosselin 3B: 2-4
  • Tommy La Stella 2B: 0-3, BB
  • Joey Terdoslavich RF-1B: 2-4, CS (2)
  • Mark Hamilton 1B: 1-3, BB, HBP
  • Christian Bethancourt C: 0-4
  • Edward Salcedo 3B: 0-4
  • Ian Thomas: 3IP, 0H, 0ER, 0BB, 5K
  • Zach Stewart: 6IP, 8H, 2ER, 2BB, 3K

Gwinnett was able to score two runs late, taking a 3-2 win over Buffalo Tuesday. Ian Thomas made his first start since being demoted from the Braves 'pen, throwing 3 perfect innings, striking out five. Thomas only threw 28 of his 50 pitches for strikes, but proved to be effective enough for his first time out. The Braves want Thomas to work on his slider, something that could make him a feared weapon against lefties in games late. Zach Stewart piggybacked Thomas, throwing the six final innings (odd I know). It is not every day you see a 92 pitch relief appearance, but welcome to minor league baseball. Tommy La Stella reach yet again via walk. Todd Cunningham poked three single through the infield and is now teetering with a .300 average on the season. Joey Terdoslavich and Phil Gosselin also had multi-hit nights, continuing their impressive start to the season.

Gwinnett Stats

Mississippi Braves 2, Mobile Bay Bears 0

  • Mycal Jones CF: 1-4, 2B (3)
  • Emerson Landoni 2B: 1-4, SC (2)
  • Elmer Reyes SS: 0-2, BB
  • Kyle Kubitza 3B: 3-4, R
  • David Rohm RF: 2-4
  • Barrett Kleinknecht LF: 2-3, CS (1)
  • Ryan Bromberg: 5IP, H, 0ER, 2BB, 8K
  • Ryne Harper: 2IP, 0H, 0ER, 0BB, 3K
  • Chase Schreve: 2IP, 0H, 0ER, 0BB, 2K

Mississippi pitchers combined to throw a one-hit shutout Monday night, recording a whopping 13 K's. Veteran right-hander David Bromberg there five solid innings, giving up the only hit of the night. He stuck out eight batters on 81 pitches. Ryan Harper and Chasen Schreve combined to throw the final four innings without surrendering a single base runner. Great night from the Mississippi staff. Kyle Kubitza was back in the lineup collecting three hits and scoring one of two Braves runs. 26-year-old Mycal Jones collected the only extra base hit in four plate appearances. Shortstop  Elmer Reyes drew a rare walk, but gave one back in the field with his sixth error of the season.

Mississippi Stats

Carolina Mudcats 5, Lynchburg Hillcats 3

  • Jose Peraza 2B: 2-4
  • Kyle Wren CF: 0-3
  • Eric Garcia 3B: 1-4, 3B (1), R
  • Daniel Castro SS: 1-4, R, SB (2)
  • Tyler Tewell DH: 2-4, R
  • Daniel Castro SS: 1-3
  • Wes Parsons: 7IP, 7H, 2ER, 0BB, 6K
  • Matt Chaffee: IP, 2H, 0ER, 0BB, K
  • Nate Hyatt: 2IP, 5H, ER, 0BB, K

Lynchburg failed to capitalize on a beautiful performance from Wes Parsons, who threw seven innings of two run ball. He was able to induce six strikeouts, holding Carolina to zero walks. Nate Hyatt was charged with a blown save and a loss, however, only one of the three runs charges to his name were earned. Jose Peraza and Hyatt himself each committed an error on defense. Peraza made up for his miscues in the field with a 2-4 night, driving in one of the three Lynchburg runs. Tyler Tewell has another multi-hit performance, this time from the DH spot. The Hillcats struck out nine times and were 0-7 with runners in scoring position.

Lynchburg Stats

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