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Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 7/16

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Alec Grosser
Alec Grosser
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Gwinnett Braves - All-Star Break

It was an overall success for the Gwinnett squad in Wednesday's All-Star Game. Phil Gosselin got the start, playing the whole game at third base and hit seventh. He collected one hit for the IL squad,  a chopper over the third baseman's head into left field. Juan Jaime came in to pitch the 7th and got our own Dan Simpson all hot and bothered. According to Dan, Jaime received five whiffs on route to two strikeouts. He also was impressed with Jaime's change up (also heard it called a splitter, but he's been tinkering with the grip a plenty), which received two swings and misses.

Mississippi Braves 8, Birmingham Barons 4

  • Jose Peraza 2B: 1-5, R, SB (9)
  • Kyle Wren CF: 0-3, 2BB, SB (7)
  • Rich Poythress 1B: 3-4, BB, 2R
  • Kyle Kubitza 3B: 0-2, 2BB
  • Daniel Castro SS: 2-4, 2HR (1,2), 2R
  • Jason Hursh: 6.1IP, 9H, 3ER, 2BB, 4K
  • John Cornely: 2.2IP, H, 0ER, 0BB, 2K

A six run 8th allowed Mississippi to take down the Barons by a 8-4 final. This offense came to life with 11 hits and six walks, including two bombs from Daniel Castro. Like his up the middle partner in Jose Peraza, Castro has owned the league since his call up. In 14 games, he is now sporting a ridiculous .960 OPS at the tender age of 21. On the season, he is sporting a .301/.327/.424 triple slash playing a premium position. Jason Hursh was on the bump, throwing 6.1 innings, throwing 60% of his 107 pitches for strikes. John Cornely came into record the 2+ inning save, only allowing one hit, striking out two.

Mississippi Stats

Carolina Mudcats 4, Lynchburg Hillcats 3

  • Eric Garcia: 1-5
  • Tyler Tewell C: 1-2, R
  • Daniel Carroll CF: 1-2, 2B (8), BB, SB (13)
  • Lucas Sims: 7IP, 6H, 3ER, 2BB, 7K
  • Mauricio Cabrera: IP, H, 0ER, BB, 2K
  • Brady Feigl: IP, 3H, ER, 0BB, K

Three notable pitchers in the system appeared for Hillcats, but their performance wasn't enough to best the Mudcats. Lucas Sims was able to get back on track, striking out seven hitters over seven innings. Mauricio Cabrera came out of the 'pen again, striking out two batters in the 8th. There wasn't much action at the plate aside from Daniel Carroll who had the lone extra-base hit while drawing a walk and staling a base. He also scored one of three 'burg runs.

Good news,

Lynchburg Stats

Greenville Drive 2, Rome Braves 5

  • Ross Wilson DH: 1-4, BB, R
  • Johan Camargo SS: 2-4, R, E (25)
  • Victor Reyes RF: 0-4, SB (11)
  • Carlos Franco 3B: 2-3, 3B (3), HBP, SB (5), E (20)
  • Connor Lien LF: 1-4, 2B (8)
  • Tyler Brosius: 6IP, 2H, 0ER, 3BB, 4K
  • Matt Kimbrel: IP, H, 0ER, 0BB, K

Rome jumped ahead early Wednesday afternoon and was able to hold off Greenville, 5-2. Tyler Brosius got the start throwing six innings of one run ball, none earned, only allowing two hits. (Matt) Kimbrel got the save, striking out one in the final frame. It as another multi-hit performance for Johan Camargo, ripping his 12th double of the season. His rawness continues to show up in the field as he committed his 25th error of the season. Carlos Franco tripled and stole a base, but also got a little sloppy in the field, committing his 20th error of the season.

Rome Stats

Bristol Pirates 0, Danville Braves 4

  • Jordan Edgerton: 3-4, 2B (7), R
  • Alejandro Piloto LF: 1-4, 2B (4)
  • Joseph Daris CF: 1-4, R, CS (1)
  • Alec Grosser: 6IP, H, 0ER, 2BB, 7K
  • Michael Flores: IP, 0H, 0ER, 0BB, 3K
  • Bradley Roney: 1IP, 0H, 0ER, 0BB, 3K

Alec Grosser and the rest of the Danville staff threw a combined one-hitter, striking out 14 batters. Grosser himself went six innings, surrendering the one hit, but struck out seven. Michael Flores and Bradley Roney each threw an inning in the contest, each striking out the side. A remarkable performance to say the least. On offense, Jordan Edgerton continued on his rampage, hitting a double and two singles. Bryan De La Rosa had the only other multi-hit game from the DH spot. Unfortunately, there was only one member of the lineup, Tanner Murphy, who couldn't find his way into the hit parade.

Also an interesting couple of tweets from Nick Pierce,

Danville Stats

GCL Braves, GCL Yankees (PPD - Rain)