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Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 7/30

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Christian Bethancourt hit his fifth home run of the season yesterday for Gwinnett.

Daniel Shirey

Gwinnett Braves: 3 at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: 1

  • José Constanza, LF: 4-5, CS (6), PO, .295
  • Tyler Pastornicky, 2B: 1-5, RBI (16), K, .293
  • Todd Cunningham, CF: 1-5, K, .277
  • Joey Terdoslavich, 1B: 2-4, .258
  • Christian Bethancourt, DH: 2-4, R, HR (5), RBI (35), K, .271
  • Gus Schlosser (W): 5 IP, 5 H, ER, 4 BB, K, 6:2 GO:FO, 3.48 ERA
  • Luis Ávilan: 2 IP, BB, 2:3 GO:FO, 5.06 ERA
  • Ryan Buchter: 0.2 IP, K, 1:0 GO:FO, 3.78 ERA
Gwinnett rode strong pitching to a 3-1 victory over the RailRiders yesterday afternoon. Gus Schlosser got the start on the mound and somehow only gave up one lone run despite allowing five hits and four walks in five innings of work. Luis Ávilan worked two scoreless innings of out the bullpen despite not striking anyone out, and Terry Doyle, Ryan Buchter, and Carlos Fisher all contributed a scoreless relief outing. José Constanza vroomed his way to four hits at the top of the lineup, although he was erased twice on an attempted steal and a pickoff. Joey Terdoslavich had a two-single day. Christian Bethancourt had a nice day at the dish, hitting his fifth home run of the season in addition to a single.

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Daniel Rodiguez takes the mound for the G-Braves against SWB tonight in the penultimate game of the series.

Mississippi Braves: 0 vs. Pensacola Blue Wahoos: 1 (10 innings)

  • José Peraza, 2B: 1-4, .371
  • Kyle Wren, CF: 1-3, BB, PO, .264
  • Kyle Kubitza, 3B: 2-4, K, .301
  • Mycal Jones, LF: 0-2, 2 BB, CS (7), .259
  • Mitch Atkins: 7 IP, 6 H, BB, 4 K, 8:5 GO:FO, 4.17 ERA
  • Ian Thomas: IP, H, K, 2:0 GO:FO, 5.40 ERA
Mississippi couldn't solve Pensacola's pitching staff last night, dropping a 1-0 contest in extras. Mitch Atkins made a great start for the M-Braves, throwing seven shutout innings, allowing six hits and a walk. He struck out four hitters. Andrew Robinson and Ian Thomas followed Atkins with a one-inning shutout relief appearance each, but Jorge Reyes ceded the decisive run to the Blue Wahoos in the top of the tenth. Michael Lorenzen and the rest of the Wahoos' staff flustered the Braves' batters, as they couldn't push a run across. Kyle Kubitza was the best offense performer, as he singled twice in four at-bats. Kyle Wren also reached base twice with a single and a walk, and José Peraza managed a single in four tries at the plate. Mississippi bids adieu to the Blue Wahoos to begin a series with the Mobile BayBears tonight at Trustmark Park.

Lynchburg Hillcats: 2 vs. Wilmington Blue Rocks: 4

  • Emerson Landoni, SS: 1-3, BB, K, .307
  • Justin Bloxom, 1B: 2-4, K, E (6), .274
  • Will Skinner, CF: 1-4, R, HR (10), RBI (44), 2 K, .271
  • Blake Brown, RF: 1-3, BB, .253
  • Jarrett Miller (L): 6 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, BB, 8 K, 4:3 GO:FO, 3.79 ERA
  • Navery Moore: IP, H, 2:0 GO:FO, 5.45 ERA
The Hillcats couldn't muster much offense, scoring two runs in a loss to Wilmington last night. Jarrett Miller made a start for Lynchburg and struck out eight hitters in six innings, but allowed nine hits and a walk, which amounted to three runs, which was enough for the Blue Rocks. Bubba Starling homered off of Benino Pruneda to extend the Blue Rocks' lead to 4-2, but Navery Moore pitched a scoreless ninth. Lynchburg's offensive highlight was Will Skinner's tenth home run of the season, a solo shot in the eighth inning. Justin Bloxom had a pair of knocks in four tries, and Blake Brown and Emerson Landoni each reached twice on a single and a walk. Some newly-acquired guy whose name is "TBD" is scheduled to start for the 'cats tonight in their series finale versus Wilmington. I hope he's good.

Rome Braves: Off-day

Rome was off on Wednesday. They begin a series in Greenville against the Drive tonight with Chris Diaz on the mound.

Danville Braves: 3 vs. Kingsport Mets: 8

  • Joseph Daris, CF: 1-3, 2 R, 2 BB, CS (2), .245
  • Matt Tellor, DH: 1-2, R, HR (2), 3 RBI (8), BB, K, .359
  • Wigberto Nevarez, 1B: 1-4, K, .179
  • Yeudi Grullon, SS: 1-3, BB, E (4), .294
  • Fernelys Sánchez, RF: 1-3, BB, K, .275
  • Andry Ubiera (L): 4 IP, 5 H, 5 R (4 ER), 3 BB, 6 K, 3:4 GO:FO, 2.87 ERA
  • Carlos Salazar: 2 IP, H, BB, 2 K, 3:1 GO:FO, 1.50 ERA
Danville dropped their series finale against Kingsport by an 8-3 margin yesterday. Andry Ubiera got the start on the mound and had a rough night, surrendering five runs (four of which were earned) over four innings of work. He did strike out six batters, but also walked three, which isn't too surprising considering his periodic struggles with control. In positive pitching news, Carlos Salazar had another solid outing, pitching two scoreless relief innings and striking out a pair of hitters. Matt Tellor was the offensive bright spot for Danville, as he clubbed his second home run of the season and drove in three runs. Joseph Daris also did a nice job at the top of the order, reaching three times via a single and a pair of walks. He was, however, caught stealing once. The D-Braves begin a set with the Pulaski Mariners beginning tonight at American Legion Field.

GCL Braves: 7 vs. GCL Blue Jays: 0

  • Ray-Patrick Didder, SS: 2-5, 2 R, 3B (3), E (7), .247
  • Connor Obrochta, CF: 2-4, R, 2B (1), RBI (1), BB, K, .500
  • Braxton Davidson, LF: 1-2, 2 R, 2 BB, .243
  • José Morel, DH: 1-2, 2 R, 2 BB, RBI (6), .351
  • Dylan Manwaring, 3B: 1-2, 2B (3), RBI (10), 2 BB, K, .174
  • Mark Lamm: IP, BB, K, 0:1 GO:FO, 4.50 ERA
  • Jacob Webb (W): 5 IP, 2 H, 5 K, 3:7 GO:FO, 1.93 ERA
  • Cole Brocker: IP, 2 K, 0:1 GO:FO, 3.72 ERA
  • Jorge Zavala: IP, K, 2:0 GO:FO, 0.54 ERA
GCL Braves pitchers combined to throw a shutout against the Jays yesterday, leading the club to a 7-0 win. Mark Lamm made a scoreless rehab appearance in the first inning, and was followed by 2014 18th rounder Jacob Webb, who threw five scoreless innings, allowing only two hits and striking out five. Cole Brocker, Mitchell Osnowitz, and Jorge Zavala all contributed a scoreless inning of relief work. Ray-Patrick Didder and a recently-signed UDFA, Connor Obrochta, each had a two-hit game at the top of the lineup with an extra base hit, and Obrochta also drew a walk. Braxton Davidson continued to demonstrate his advanced eye at the plate, drawing a pair of walks along with a single in four trips to the plate. Dylan Manwaring also drew two walks, and added a double. The GCL squad will travel to Dunedin tomorrow for a road game with the Jays.