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Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 7/1

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Lucas Sims gave up seven earned over four innings Tuesday

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Gwinnett Braves 1, Charlotte Knights 3

  • Jose Constanza LF: 1-2, BB
  • Todd Cunningham CF: 0-4
  • Phil Gosselin 3B: 0-4
  • Joey Terdoslavich 1B: 1-4
  • Elmer Reyes SS: 2-4
  • Edward Salcedo RF: 0-2, BB
  • Hector Daniel Rodriguez: 6IP, 5H, 3ER, 4BB, 7K
  • Jorge Reyes: 2IP, H, 0ER, 0BB, 2K

Gwinnett dropped the final game of the series in Charlotte, getting shut down by Knights starter Deunte Heath who recorded 10 K's on the night. HDR got the start for Gwinnett, but struggled to keep his command, giving up three runs over six, issuing four walks. Aside from Elmer Reyes, the offense was silent. Brandon Boggs came into pinch hit and would up scoring the only run of the night in the 7th. Todd Cunningham committed his first error of the season in center, misplaying a ball in the gap. Gwinnett heads up to Raleigh for a three game set beginning tomorrow.

Gwinnett Stats

Huntsville Stars 1, Mississippi Braves 3

  • Gustavo Nunez 2B: 1-3, 3B (3), BB
  • Kyle Wren CF: 1-2, BB, HBP, SB (3)
  • Cedric Hunter LF: 2-4
  • Barrett Kleinknecht 1B: 2-4, 3B (3)
  • Daniel Castro SS: 1-2, HBP
  • Williams Perez: 4.1IP, 4H, 0ER, 3BB, 4K
  • Ryne Harper 2.2IP, 3H, ER, BB, K
  • Chasen Schreve: 1.2IP, 0H, 0ER, BB, 4K
Williams Perez toed the rubber for the M-Braves Tuesday in front of just over 2,000 fans. The sinkerballer threw four scoreless innings, inducing eight ground balls to one flyable. The bullpen was able to keep the damage to one run, capping it off with Chasen Schreve who struck out four in 1.2 innings. Schreve has been absolutely dominate this season, putting together a 64:7 strikeout-to-walk in 48.2 innings. The lefty turns 24 in a couple of weeks, so he isn't too far above the average age for the double-A level. Despite being out hit Mississippi offense only needed three runs to take the win. Gustavo Nunez and Barrett Kleinknecht each tripled for the third time this season.

Mississippi Stats

Lynchburg Hillcats 3, Carolina Mudcats 8

  • Eric Garcia SS: 1-5
  • David Nick RF: 1-4, BB
  • Levi Hyams 2B: 2-4, R
  • Joseph Odom C: 1-2, HR (5), 2BB
  • Lucas Sims: 4IP, 9H, 7ER, 4BB, 5K
  • Navery Moore: 3IP, 0H, 0ER, 0BB, 3K
I was lucky enough to catch this one from the stands on a beautiful 87 degree night in Zebulon, NC. Unfortunately, Lucas Sims performance on the hill wasn't as pretty. I will try to get a more detailed post up from his start, but it was a complete 180 from his no-hitter last week. Sims threw 95 pitches, only 55 going for strikes. He was inconsistent all night, losing the zone with his fastball (94-92 early, dropped off in the third a bit to 90-91) and having less than desirable consistency with his curveball. By my count, he mixed in 12 change ups (compared to 14 curveballs), mostly coming in the 4th where is was looking to get anything possible to work. Overall, as you may have seen from the box score, it was probably his poorest performance of the season.

The offense didn't put on much of a show either. They pushed across two runs late, but aside from a Joseph Odom home run, there wasn't much to write home about. That being said, the Joseph Odom home run was worth seeing. The 22-year-old crushed one to left-center, leaving the park at around the 350' mark. If there wasn't a screen draping over the outfield scoreboard, the ball would have smashed the video board... about 40' up. The offense coaxed six walks, but couldn't push much of anything across throughout the night.

Lynchburg Stats

Augusta GreenJackets 3, Rome Braves 1

  • Johan Camargo SS: 1-3
  • Victor Caratini C: 1-3, 2B (12), BB
  • Matt Marksberry: 6IP, 6H, 2ER, 0BB, 6K
  • Andy Oteri: 2IP, 3H, 0ER, BB, 0K
  • Brady Feigl IP, 2H, 0ER, 0BB, K
Rome was 2-hit. Their pitchers only gave up three runs on 11 hits, but it wasn't gonna be enough on yesterday. Rome gonna Rome.

Burlington Royals 5, Danville Braves 10

  • Sean Godfrey CF: 2-4, 2B (7), R
  • Omar Obergon 2-5, 2B (2), R
  • Jordan Edgerton 3B: 0-2, 2BB, HBP
  • Alejandro Piloto LF: 4-5, 2 2B (2,3), 2R
  • Daniel Cordero: 6IP, 2H, ER, 2BB, 6K
  • Carlos Salazar: IP, H, 0ER, 0BB, K
  • Bradley Roney IP, 3H, 3ER, BB, 3K
Yet another offensive outbreak from the Danville squad. 10 runs on 14 hits was more than enough, even though it helped that the Royals squad committed FIVE errors. Daniel Cordero only surrendered two hits over six innings, lowering his 2014 ERA to 4.20. Alejandro Piloto shined on offense going 4-5 with two doubles. After spending time with both Lynchburg and Rome, the 22-year-old has found himself back in Danville where he has 10 hits in his first six games. Jordan Edgerton did't have any hits, but reached three times (two walks, one HBP). The D-Braves are off tomorrow before returning home Thursday.

GCL Braves

The GCL Braves finished their double header against the Yankees squad that was suspended from Monday, losing by a final of 7-1. The would wind up splitting the day, taking game two, 3-1. Braxton Davidson, oddly, was pinch ran for in the first inning yesterday (unknown reason), but was back in the lineup for the second game of the day, so it must not have been too serious of an injury. Game one was very GCL like, with the team committing five errors. Mauricio Cabrera threw one inning, striking out one batter. Good to see hime back, even if it's only an inning at a time. In game two, the Braves only collected three hits, but it was enough as the pitching dominated, striking out 10 over seven innings, walking none.

*The header for each team takes you to that game's box score. The "stats" link will take you to individual player stats.