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Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 7/27

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Lien and Hunter stuff the stat sheet, Albies continues to excel, and Grosser tosses another gem.

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Gwinnett Braves 2, Syracuse Chiefs 5

  • Jose Constanza, LF: 2-4, .288
  • Tyler Pastornicky, 2B: 1-4, 2B(4), .277
  • Edward Salcedo, RF: 1-3, 2B(17), .206
  • Aaron Northcraft, SP: 5 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 7 K, 6.46 ERA
  • Luis Avilan, RP: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 8.10 ERA
Gwinnett fell to the Chiefs last night, mustering only 2 runs on 6 hits. Jose Constanza had a third of those hits, going 2-4. Tyler Pastornicky and Edward Salcedo each added a double, but that was just about it. Aaron Northcraft posted a dandy 7:1 K:BB ratio across 5 innings of work, but also gave up 3 runs, including a homer to Nationals prospect Steven Souza. Luis Avilan worked a clean 6th inning with his first AAA strikeouts of the year.

Pensacola Blue Wahoos 2, Mississippi Braves 6

  • Jose Peraza, 2B: 1-4, SB(20), .364
  • Kyle Wren, CF: 1-4, SB(9), .281
  • Cedric Hunter, LF: 2-3, 2B(24), 2 SB(7,8), BB, .297
  • Kyle Kubitza, 3B: 0-2, 2 BB, SB(18), .298
  • Daniel Castro, SS: 2-4, 3B(1), SB(2), .318
  • J.R. Graham, SP: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 5.43 ERA
  • Greg Ross, RP: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 2.61 ERA
The M-Braves ran absolutely wild on Pensacola yesterday, stealing a whopping 7 bases without being caught once. Unsurprisingly, Jose Peraza and Kyle Wren were right in the thick of it, each singled and stole second base. Cedric Hunter had an excellent day hitting cleanup, going 2-3 with a double, walk, and two steals of his own. Kyle Kubitza went hitless in two at-bats but of course still managed to draw two walks. Kubitza also stole his 18th base of the year as well, flashing his excellent instincts on the basepaths. J.R. Graham had his first promising start in what seems like forever, tossing two perfect innings with a strikeout. Greg Ross piggybacked with Graham and tossed 5 innings of 2 run ball to claim the win.

Lynchburg Hillcats 8, Frederick Keys 3

  • David Nick, DH: 2-5, HR(5), .296
  • Levi Hyams, 2B: 2-4, 3B(3), BB, .231
  • Kevin Ahrens, 3B: 1-4, 2B(31), .263
  • Cody Scarpetta, SP: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 4 BB, 4 K, 3.06 ERA
Lynchburg battered Frederick again last night, posting a convincing a convincing 8-3 win. David Nick went 2-5 with his fifth home run of the year, while Kevin Ahrens smacked his team leading thirty-first double. Levi Hyams also had an impressive day at the plate, going 2-4 with a triple and a walk. Cody Scarpetta picked up a quality start by hurling 6 innings of 1 run ball. The only blemish on his line was 4 walks.

West Virginia Power 5, Rome Braves 4

  • Jacob Schrader, DH: 3-4, 3B(2), .292
  • Connor Lien, 4-5, 2B(13), 2 SB(10,11), .271
  • Johan Camargo, SS: 1-5, .272
  • Tyler Brosius, SP: 5.1 IP, 11 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 4.85 ERA
It was the Connor Lien show in Rome last night, as the R-Braves' toolsy outfielder posted a four hit game with a double and two stolen bases. Jacob Schrader notched three hits as well, including his second triple of the year. Together, the two combined for 7 of Rome's 11 hits. Lien has been on fire of late, .417 in his last 10 games, including 7 extra-base hits. Tyler Brosius had a dud of a start, allowing 4 runs on a whopping 11 hits.

Danville Braves 2, Bluefield Blue Jays 1 (F/12)

  • Ozhaino Albies, SS: 3-5, 3B(1), .429
  • Alejandro Piloto, LF: 2-5, BB, .303
  • Yeudi Grullon, 2B: 2-6, .292
  • Alec Grosser, SP: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R(0 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 2.45 ERA
Danville knocked off Bluefield in 12 innings on an Omar Obregon triple and subsequent RBI single from Wigberto Nevarez. Ozhaino Albies once again had a stellar game, notching 3 hits including his first triple with Danville. The young shortstop is now hitting 12-28 in his stint with Danville, including a 2:2 BB:K ratio and 4 extra-base hits in his first 7 games. Alec Grosser tossed another gem and has now given up 8 hits and no earned runs in his last 19 innings. He good.