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Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 8/23

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All of the extra-inning games!

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Gwinnett Braves: 7 at Durham Bulls: 4 (10 innings)

  • Joey Terdoslavich, 1B: 4-5, 2 R, HR (15), 3 RBI (56), E (9), .260
  • Brandon Boggs, LF: 1-4, R, BB, K, .247
  • Elmer Reyes, SS: 2-4, 2 R, 2B (14), 2 RBI (23), BB, 2 K, .289
  • Jose Constanza, PH-DH: 2-2, RBI (33), .295
  • Aaron Northcraft: 5.1 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 9 K, 4:2 GO:FO, 6.23 ERA
  • Ryan Buchter: 2.1 IP, H, 3 K, 2:0 GO:FO, 3.38 ERA
  • Chasen Shreve (W): 1.1 IP, BB, K, 2:0 GO:FO, 2.08 ERA
  • Juan Jaime (SV): 0.2 IP, K, 1:0 GO:FO, 3.69 ERA
Gwinnett rallied from a 4-0 deficit to beat the Bulls 7-4 in 10 innings yesterday. Aaron Northcraft started things inauspiciously with another poor outing, allowing four runs on eight hits and three walks in 5.1 innings. If you're looking for a silver lining, well, he did strike out nine hitters. Ryan Buchter, Carlos Fisher, Chasen Shreve, and Juan Jaime picked up the slack, however, combining to throw 4.2 scoreless innings of relief work. Joey Terdoslavich had a monster game offensively, hitting yet another home run and totaling four hits and three RBIs. Elmer Reyes also did solid work, singling and hitting the go-ahead double, and also drawing a walk in five PAs. It's Kanekoa Texeira Day in Durham this evevning as the G-Braves and Bulls meet again.


Mississippi Braves: 6 vs. Birmingham Barons: 5 (11 innings)

  • Kyle Wren, CF: 2-5, 2 RBI (14), K, .257
  • Gustavo Nunez, SS: 1-5, R, HR (2), RBI (29), BB, 2 K, E (10), .302
  • Kyle Kubitza, 3B: 1-4, R, BB, .296
  • Cedric Hunter, LF: 2-4, R, 2B (29), RBI (64), BB, K, SB (10), .296
  • Barrett Kleinknecht, 2B: 2-3, 2 R, 2 2B (17), RBI (35), 2 BB, K, SB (2), .282
  • Matt Kennelly, C: 2-3, BB, .274
  • Greg Ross: 5.2 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 6:5 GO:FO, 2.28 ERA
  • John Cornely (W): 2 IP, H, BB, 3 K, 2:2 GO:FO, 2.55 ERA
A Gustavo Nunez walk-off home run propelled the Braves to an extra-innings win over Birmingham yesterday. Greg Ross started on the mound and didn't have his most stellar outing, allowing a pair of runs on six hits and two walks in 5.2 innings. Jorge Reyes relieved Ross and was disastrous, allowing two runs and getting only two outs. Andrew Robinson allowed a run in 2.2 innings following that, and John Cornely kept Birmingham at bay to finish out the game. Kyle Wren had a two-hit game as the leadoff man, and also drove in two runs. Kyle Kubitza reached twice on a walk and a single. Barrett Kleinknecht, Cedric Hunter, and Matt Kennelly also chipped in with two-hit games. Williams Perez will toe the rubber for MIssissippi tonight.


Lynchburg Hillcats: 2 vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans: 0 (6 innings, rain)

  • Blake Brown, LF: 1-2, RBI (15), BB, K, .252
  • Sean Godfrey, CF: 1-3, SB (1), .200
  • Kevin Ahrens, 3B: 1-3, R, 2B (38), 2 K, .263
  • Yenier Bello, C: 1-2, .500
  • Blair Walters (W): 5.1 IP, 4 H, 4 BB, 8 K, 3:2 GO:FO, 2.68 ERA
  • Brady Feigl (SV): 0.2 IP, K, 2.30 ERA
The Hillcats shut out the Pelicans in a rain-shortened victory. Blair Walters made the start for Lynchburg and was wildly effective, striking out eight and allowing no runs despite four walks. Brady Feigl got the save after recording two outs before the game was called. Yenier Bello made his full-season ball debut, and the off-season catcher signee had a single in two tries. Blake Brown reached twice on a single and a walk, and Kevin Ahrens doubled for the thirty-eighth time on the season. The Pelicans and Hillcats will play again this evening, with Daniel Watts pitching for the Hillcats.


Rome Braves: 2 vs. Charleston RiverDogs: 3 (11 innings)

  • Connor Lien, RF: 1-5, R, K, .275
  • Jacob Schrader, DH: 2-4, RBI (50), BB, K, .289
  • Ross Wilson, 1B: 2-5, K, .247
  • Reed Harper, 2B: 1-4, 2B (4), BB, .193
  • Matt Marksberry: 7.2 IP, 3 H, ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 8:6 GO:FO, 3.47 ERA
  • Richie Tate (L): 2 IP, H, ER, BB, 2 K, 1:2 GO:FO, 3.86 ERA
Rome lost an eleven-inning affair with the RiverDogs last night. It was no fault of Matt Marksberry, who turned in a strong outing, going 7.2 innings and allowing only one run. He only allowed five baserunners, three hits and two walks, and struck out five. Unfortunately, Matt Sims allowed the tying run to be scored in the ninth, and then Richie Tate allowed the deciding run to cross in the eleventh. Rome's offense was pretty quiet in this game, with Jacob Schrader and Ross Wilson being the only player with two-hit games. Connor Lien had one hit, and Reed Harper doubled. That was about it. Charleston and Rome will square off this afternoon in a matinee.


Danville Braves: 4 vs. Johnson City Cardinals: 3 (11 innings)

  • Ozhaino Albies, SS: 1-4, R, 2 K, .357
  • Jordan Edgerton, 3B: 2-4, BB, K, .272
  • Braxton Davidson, LF: 0-4, K, HBP, E (2), .154
  • Wigberto Nevarez, C: 1-3, R, HR (2), RBI (8), BB, K, .204
  • Jose Morel, RF: 4-5, R, SB (3), CS (2), .172
  • Oriel Caicedo: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R (1 ER), 3 BB, 2 K, 9:5 GO:FO, 0.69 ERA
  • Luis Miranda (W): 2 IP, H, K, 1:3 GO:FO, 2.42 ERA
The D-Braves won their final home game of the year in extras by a 4-3 final. Oriel Caicedo started on the mound and only allowed one earned run despite six hits and three walks. He only struck out two batters. Ryan Gunther allowed a run in relief, and Luis Miranda finished up the final two innings allowing only one hit. Wigberto Nevarez hit his second homer of the campaign and also walked. Jose Morel had a four-hit game and a stolen base, and was also caught stealing on one occasion. Jordan Edgerton reached three times on two singles and a walk. Ozhaino Albies had only one hit, and Braxton Davidson was held hitless. Danville will play a doubleheader with Princeton this evening.


GCL Braves: 8 at GCL Astros: 3

  • Stephen Gaylor, CF: 2-4, 2 R, 2 K, .350
  • John Franco, 2B: 3-5, 2B (2), 2 CS (4), .381
  • Luke Dykstra, SS: 0-3, 2 R, RBI (28), BB, .267
  • Ian Hagenmiller, 1B: 2-3, R, HR (1), 2 RBI (7), BB, K, .172
  • Juan Puello, DH: 1-3, BB, 2 K, .125
  • Jacob Webb: 4 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 3:2 GO:FO, 2.14 ERA
  • Cole Brocker (W): 3 IP, H, 5 K, 2:1 GO:FO, 3.44 ERA
The Braves toppled the Astros yesterday morning. Jacob Webb made the start on the mound and gave up a pair of runs in four innings of work on five hits and a pair of walks. Cole Brocker made an excellent relief appearance, allowing one hit in three innings with 5 Ks. Jordan Sechler pitched the final two innings and struck out six (!) batters, although he did allow a run. Stephen Gaylor had a two-hit game and scored a pair of runs, and John Franco had three hits, including a double. Unfortunately, he was caught stealing a couple of times. Ian Hagenmiller hit his first home run of the season, and also singled and drew a walk. The GCL squad has the day off today.