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Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 8/29

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Charlotte Knights 7, Gwinnett Braves 2

  • Todd Cunningham CF: 1-3, BB
  • Elmer Reyes SS: 1-4, 2B (15), R
  • Steven Lerud C: 1-3, 2B (8)
  • Ozzie Martinez 2B: 1-3, 2B (11)
  • Aaron Northcraft: 4IP, 3H, 5ER, 7BB, 2K
  • Hector Daniel Rodriguez: 3IP, H, ER, BB, 3K
  • Gus Schlosser: IP, H, 0ER, 2BB, K
Gwinnett was back in action, hosting Charlotte at Coolray Field Friday. Aaron Northcraft got the start but couldn't get out of his own way as he issued seven walks, leading to five runs over four innings. That proved too big of a deficit to overcome as the offense could only push across two runs against Chien-Ming Wang. The bottom of the order carried the offense as the 7-8-9 hitters each doubled and drove in both of the G-Braves runs. Todd Cunningham reached twice on a single and walk.

Mississippi Braves 5, Huntsville Stars 0

  • Kyle Wren CF: 4-4, 3B (4)
  • Kyle Kubitza 3B: 2-3, 2B (30)
  • Mycal Jones RF: 2-4, R
  • Daniel Castro SS: 2-4, HR (4), R
  • Greg Ross: 7IP, 4H, 0ER, 0BB, 3K
  • Brandon Cunniff: 2IP, 2H, 0ER, 0BB, 2K
The M-Braves shutout Huntsville to improve to 81-55 as Greg Ross and Brandon Cunnniff combined to throw a six-hit shutout, striking out five on the night. In 150 innings between Mississippi and Lynchburg, Ross has gone for a 2.93ERA with a 107:38 strikeout-to-walk. Kyle Wren set the table for the rest of the offense going 4-4 with his fourth triple of the season. Kyle Kubitza continued his fine season, ripping his 30th double of the season, good for a .292/.402/.462 line. 21-year-old Daniel Castro knocked his 5th home run in 2014, pushing his OBP at AA to just above .300.

Lynchburg Hillcats 5, Carolina Mudcats 4

  • Blake Brown LF: 1-3, 2BB, 3R
  • Emerson Landoni 2B: 2-4, 2R
  • Sean Godfrey CF: 2-5
  • Will Skinner RF: 2-5
  • Johan Camargo SS: 2-3
  • Daniel Watts: 5.2IP, 5H, 2ER, 2BB, 5K
  • Nate Hyatt: 2IP, 2H, 0ER, 0BB, 3K
It took extras, but Lynchburg was able to walk away with a series win. The top of the order did their job, reaching seven times, with Blake Brown and Emerson Landoni scoring all five of the 'burg's runs, In his third level of the season, Sean Godfrey has made his presence felt, putting together a .326/.363/.470 slash line in 58 total games. Daniel Watts only allowed two earned over 5.2 innings. Nate Hyatt continued to impress, striking out three over two innings in relief.

Savannah Sand Gnats 6, Rome Braves 5

  • Connor Oliver RF: 1-5, R, SB (13)
  • Connor Lien CF: 1-5, R
  • Jacob Schrader 1B: 2-5, 2R
  • Joey Meneses DH: 1-4, R
  • Carlos Franco 3B: 2-4
  • Matt Marksberry: 5.1IP, 7H, 3ER, BB, 5K
  • Caleb Dirks: 1.2IP, 0H, 0ER, BB, 3K
Rome's late rally fell short as three runs in the 8th weren't enough to overcome a four run deficit. Rome even outhit Savannah, and even went 5-for-10 with runners in scoring position, compared to 1-for-7 from Gnats. Two home runs in the 5th off starter Matt Marksberry the big blows, taking on anther run in the 8th. Jacob Schrader continued his hot hitting going 2-5 with two runs and a run batted in.

Danville Braves 6, Bristol Pirates 1

  • Ozahino Albies: 3-4, 2 3B (2,3), BB, 3R
  • Jordan Edgerton 3B: 3-5
  • Fernelys Sanchez RF: 2-2, 2B (10), BB, HBP, R
  • Justin Black CF: 1-4, 2B (9), R
  • Andrew Waszak: 6IP, 7H, ER, 0BB, 4K
  • Carlos Salazar: IP, H, 0ER, 0BB, 3K
Ozahino Albies, have yourself a day young son. The shortstop collected three hits including two doubles, also coaxing a walk, which all led to three runs scored. The 17-year-old continues to pound rookie ball pitching, positing a .364/.446/.444 triple slash in 2014. Fernelys Sanchez followed-up with another impressive performance, reaching all four times at the plate including a single and double. Andrew Waszak threw six inning of one run ball, striking out four while not issuing a single walk. Great season for the D-Braves.