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Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 8/15

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Albies keeps hitting and the Rome offense goes off.

Gwinnett Braves 0, Norfolk Tides 5

  • Christian Bethancourt, C: 1-4, .269
  • Edward Salcedo, 3B: 1-3, .212
  • Todd Cunningham, CF: 0-3, BB, .284
  • Terry Doyle, SP: 5 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 5 K, 3.58 ERA
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Montgomery Biscuits 4, Mississippi Braves 2

  • Cedric Hunter, LF: 2-4, .293
  • Kyle Kubitza, 3B: 1-4, 3B(10), .297
  • Barrett Kleinknecht, 1B: 2-4, .278
  • Ryan Weber, SP: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 6 K, 4.53 ERA
  • JR Graham, RP: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 0 K, 5.59 ERA
This game was about as exciting as the Gwinnett game, but hey at least Mississippi scratched across a run. Cedric Hunter and Barrett Kleinknecht each notched two singles, while Kyle Kubitza smashed his tenth triple of the year. He's got really surprising speed for someone his size. Ryan Weber had a pretty nice starting, posting a nifty 6:0 K:BB ratio across 6 innings of 2-run ball. J.R. Graham continues to be broken, as does my heart.

Lynchburg Hillcats 7, Frederick Keys 8

  • Blake Brown, RF: 1-3, HR(1), BB, .244
  • Tyler Tewell, C: 1-5, HR(8), .260
  • Johan Camargo, SS: 3-5, .600
  • Jose Martinez, LF: 2-2, 3 BB, .325
  • Cody Scarpetta, SP: 5 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 3 BB, 5 K, 4.50 ERA
A pair of homers from Blake Brown and Tyler Tewell wasn't enough for Lynchburg to overcome the Keys last night. Johan Camargo was called up to play with the Cats due to a spate of recent injuries and promptly went 3-5 in his debut, scoring 3 runs. Jose Martinez reached base 5 times, via two singles and three walks. Cody Scarpetta was decidedly mediocre, and the bullpen wasn't any better.

Rome Braves 7, Charleston River Dogs 4

  • Sal Giardina, 1B: 3-5, HR(1), .273
  • Sean Godfrey, CF: 3-5, 2B(4), 3B(3), .286
  • Jacob Schrader, DH: 3-5, 2B(15), 3B(4), .287
  • Chris Diaz, SP: 2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 5 BB, 0 K, 2.97 ERA
The usually-impotent Rome offense came to life last night in a big way, as they pieced together 7 runs on a whopping 15 hits. Sal Giardina smacked his first homer of the season as part of a three-hit game, while Sean Godfrey and Jacob Schraeder both came a homer short of the cycle. Chris Diaz was absolutely awful, allowing 8 baserunners (including 5 walks!) in only two innings. That he only allowed three runs is a minor miracle.

Burlington Royals 2, Danville Braves 5

  • Ozhaino Albies, SS: 2-3, 2B(4), .395
  • Matt Tellor, 1B: 1-3, 2B(4), BB, .272
  • Tanner Murphy, C: 0-2, BB, SB(2), .244
  • Andry Ubiera, SP: 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 5 K, 3.19 ERA
Danville knocked off Burlington yesterday in a rain-shortened game. Ozhaino Albies continues to do his best Jose Peraza impersonation. The young shortstop went 2-3, raising his average all the way up to .395. Goodness. Andry Ubiera tossed a nice little start, allowing two runs in five innings while posting a tidy 5:1 K:BB ratio. Top 'spect Braxton Davidson had the day off after 6 at-bats the day before.

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