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Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 7/26

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Sims and Hursh notched quality starts while Peraza, Camargo, and Albies continued their hot hitting.

There's nothing Jose Peraza can't do.
There's nothing Jose Peraza can't do.

Gwinnett Braves 4, Syracuse Chiefs 3

  • Jose Constanza, LF: 2-5, 2 SB(20,21), .285
  • Tyler Pastornicky, 2B: 1-5, .278
  • Joey Terdoslavich, 1B: 3-5, .255
  • Christian Bethancourt, C: 1-4, HR(4), .268
  • Cody Martin, SP: 5 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 6 K, 3.46 ERA
  • Juan Jaime, RP: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 3.79 ERA
Gwinnett won a thriller over the Nats' AAA-affiliate in 10 innings when Christian Bethancourt hit a go-ahead solo home run that would prove to be the difference in the game. Jose Constanza flashed his wheels, swiping two bases and recording two hits. Joey Terdoslavich had his first three hit game in what feels like forever. Cody Martin had an OK start, allowing 3 runs on 3 hits in 5 innings. He did strike out 6, however. In the 10th, Juan Jaime came on for the save and struck out both batters he faced. The AAA All-Star is now sporting a comically-absurd 55 strikeouts in 35 innings. (Let's not talk about the 33 walks, though.)

Pensacola Blue Wahoos 2, Mississippi Braves 6

  • Jose Peraza, 2B: 3-4, 2B(6), SB(19), .368
  • Rich Poythress, 1B: 2-4, .251
  • Kyle Kubitza, 3B: 1-2, 2 BB, .300
  • Jason Hursh, SP: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 4 K, 3.59 ERA
Come on, Jose Peraza. This is just getting ridiculous. Atlanta's star second base prospect put together another three-hit game last night, raising his average to a ridiculous .368. He also swiped his 19th AA base of the year too, for good measure. Kyle Kubitza continues to be a walk machine, as he collected two more on the evening. He's now sporting 58 across 99 games played. Oh, and he's also hitting .300. He's pretty good. Jason Hursh turned in a positive start, allowing a run on 2 hits in 6 innings of work. Hopefully Atlanta's first rounder can continue to build on this outing.

Lynchburg Hillcats 6, Frederick Keys 3

  • David Nick, RF: 2-5, .294
  • Jose Martinez, DH: 2-4, BB, .365
  • Justin Bloxom, 1B: 2-4, BB, .280
  • Will Skinner, CF: 1-3, 2 BB, .273
  • Lucas Sims, SP: 7 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 4 K
The strikeouts still aren't where we'd like them to be, but tonight's outing was a step in the right direction for Lucas Sims. Atlanta's top prospect tossed a quality start, limiting Frederick to 6 baserunners across 7 innings of work. He did give up another homer, however, which he is going to need to cut down on. Lynchburg's ragtag band of hitters managed to put up 6 runs on 11 hits, which was more than enough for Sims. I don't mean to denigrate the Hillcats' batters, just pointing out that there are literally no position player prospects of note playing in Lynchburg at the moment.

West Virginia Power 9, Rome Braves 8

  • Victor Caratini, C: 3-5, 2B(18), .283
  • Johan Camargo, SS: 2-4, BB, SB(5), .273
  • Tanner Krietemeier, 1B: 2-3, BB, .261
  • Connor Lien, LF: 1-3, BB, .257
  • Yean Carlos Gil, SP: 5 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 2 K, 3.64 ERA
Rome and West Virginia squared off in a matchup of arguably the two worst minor league teams. After the Power came out on top, each team was left with 37 wins and 67 or more losses. Ouch. Victor Caratini was the star for Rome tonight, going 3-for-5 with his 18th double of the year. Johan Camargo followed up his 4-for-4 night two nights ago by reaching base three more times. Mike Newman of RotoScouting was there for Camargo's four hit game and had good things to say about Rome's young shortstop

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p><a href="">@DSimpson88</a> Camargo was impressive last night. I&#39;m starting to believe....</p>&mdash; Mike Newman (@MikeNewmanRS) <a href="">July 26, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Danville Braves 6, Bluefield Blue Jays 3

  • Joseph Daris, CF: 2-3, HR(1), .278
  • Ozhaino Albies, SS: 2-3, BB, 2 SB(3,4), .391
  • Fernelys Sanchez, RF: 2-4, .286
  • Daniel Cordero, SP: 6 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 6.48 ERA
Danville posted a 6-3 win last night despite getting only 6 hits total. Joseph Daris hit his first professional homer, while Ozhaino Albies continued his ridiculous hot streak by reaching base 3 more times and stealing 2 bags. Fernelys Sanchez was the only other D-Brave to record a hit, as he went 2-4. Daniel Cordero turned in a quality start, allowing 3 runs on 4 hits while whiffing 4 men.

GCL Yankees 6, GCL Braves 3

  • Jose Morel, CF: 2-5, 3B(1), .290
  • Ray-Patrick Didder, SS: 1-4, 3B(2), BB, .236
  • Luke Dykstra, DH: 1-4, 2B(9), .347
  • Ian Hagenmiller, 1B: 1-4, .147
  • Zach Stewart, SP: 2 IP, 4 H, 3 R(2 ER), 2 BB, 2 K, 4.50 ERA
The GCL Braves dropped a 6-3 decision last night, as they were only able to muster 3 runs on 7 hits. Jose Morel had two of them, including his first triple of the year. Ray-Patrick Didder (who still has the best name in the system) also smacked a triple as well. Luke Dykstra added a double and has now reached base 32 times in his first 25 games. Zach Stewart made another rehab start and was mediocre.