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Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 8/12

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Braxton Davidson hits his first professional triple and is promoted to Danville, while Oriel Caicedo and Cody Martin each toss gems.

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Pawtucket Red Sox 3, Gwinnett Braves 4

  • Elmer Reyes, SS: 3-4, 2B(11), .303
  • Christian Bethancourt, C: 2-4, .277
  • Sean Kazmar, 3B: 2-4, 2B(11), .301
  • Edward Salcedo, RF: 1-4, .215
  • Cody Martin, SP: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K, 3.64 ERA
Cody Martin hurled a beauty against Pawtucket, only to watch Pedro Beato blow a save and vulture the win. Elmer Reyes continued to swing a hot bat, notching a three hit night. Christian Bethancourt and Sean Kazmar each added a pair of hits as well. Edward Salcedo, who has been banished to the 8 spot in the order, went 1-4. He's only hitting ahead of the glove-only Joe Leonard, so, uh, yeah... :/

Montgomery Biscuits 4, Mississippi Braves 8

  • Jose Peraza, 2B: 2-3, CS(8), .341
  • Kyle Wren, CF: 1-4, 2B(8), CS(4), .250
  • Kyle Kubitza, 3B: 0-4, .292
  • Barrett Kleinknecht, 3-4, HR(6), .278
  • Jason Hursh, SP: 6 IP, 8 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 3.27 ERA
  • JR Graham, RP: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 5.45 ERA
Despite being outhit 13 to 10, the M-Braves baked the Biscuits last night, 8-4. (I'm sorry.) Jose Peraza and Kyle Wren were both caught stealing, which has probably never happened in the same game before. The duo did combine for 3 hits, however. Super utility man Barrett Kleinknect provided most of the offense with three hits including his 6th homer. Jason Hursh must have had a four-leaf clover in his pocket, because he pitched out of trouble all night, stranding 9 baserunners over 6 innings. JR Graham came in after Hursh and promptly gave up 3 runs because the Braves can't have nice things.

Lynchburg Hillcats 9, Winston-Salem Dash 3

  • Kevin Ahrens, 3B: 3-5, 2 2B(33,34), .260
  • David Nick, RF: 4-6, 2B(13), .296
  • Levi Hyams, 1B: 3-4, 3B(5), .243
  • Blair Walters, SP: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 2.79 ERA
Lynchburg teed off on the Dash last night, banging out 18 hits in 9 innings of play. Kevin "All I Do Is Double" Ahrens and Levi Hyams each posted three-hit games, while David Nick outdid them both with four. All Lynchburg regulars had a hit except for CF Will Skinner. Ahrens roped two more doubles, giving him an impressive 34 on the season. Blair Walters tossed a nice little quality start, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits across 6 innings of work.

Rome Braves 1, Greenville Drive 8

  • Connor Lien, CF: 2-3, 2B(15), .286
  • Connor Oliver, RF: 1-4, .251
  • Matt Marksberry, SP: 3 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 3.75 ERA
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Danville Braves 1, Bluefield Blue Jays 3

  • Ozhaino Albies, SS: 0-4, .370
  • Justin Black, LF: 1-3, 2B(5), .286
  • Andrew Waszak, SP: 6.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 4.73 ERA
Not much to write home about from Danville last night, as the visiting D-Braves were three-hit by the Blue Jays. Justin Black's 5th double of the year was the only extra base hit of the three. Andrew Waszak pitched a quality start, but it wasn't enough, as Danville could only muster a single run, and even that was impressive given their lack of baserunners.

GCL Braves 4, GCL Yankees 1

  • Braxton Davidson, LF: 1-3, 3B(1), .252
  • Ray-Patrick Didder, SS: 2-4, .291
  • Erison Mendez, 3B: 2-3, BB, .271
  • Oriel L Caicedo, SP: 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K, 2.81 ERA
The GCL Braves beat the GCL Yankees yesterday in Braxton Davidson's final day with the club. Davidson went 1-3 with his first professional triple, and after the game tweeted that he was on his way to Danville. Congrats to the Braves' first rounder on his speedy promotion! Ray-Patrick Didder and Erison Mendez provided the rest of the offense, as they went a combined 4-7 with a walk. Oriel L Caicedo twirled another gem, allowing 1 run in 6 innings while punching out 5.