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Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 8/4

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J. Meric

Gwinnett Braves - Off Day

Gwinnett will return to action tomorrow in Charlotte.

Mobile Bay Bears 6, Mississippi Braves 3 (F/10)

  • Jose Peraza 2B: 0-4, BB, R
  • Kyle Wren CF: 1-4, 2B (7), BB
  • Kyle Kubitza 3B: 1-3, 2BB, R
  • David Rohm RF: 1-4, BB, R
  • Matt Kennelly C: 2-4, BB
  • Mitch Atkins: 6IP, 5H, 3ER, 0BB, 9K
  • JR Graham: IP, H, 0ER, 0BB, 2K
  • Ryan Kelly: IP, 2H, 3ER, BB, K
Mississippi was able to work top prospect Archie Bradley, who threw 98 pitches over 4.1 innings. Unfortunately, the game went into extras for the second straight day, with the M-Braves dropping the contest 6-3. Of note, Mitch Atkins went six strong innings striking out nine, allowing no walks. He did surrender two homers, one of them being to former Brave Brandon Drury. JR Graham made a relief appearance after throwing four straight starts of two or less innings. This appears to be Graham's role for the organization going forward. The offense as a whole went for seven hits as well as seven walks, but couldn't put it push anything across in extras.

Mississippi Stats

Lynchburg Hillcats - Off Day

Lynchburg will return to action tomorrow in Salem.

Rome Braves 7, Lexington Legends 4

  • Connor Oliver CF: 3-5, 2B (17)
  • Sean Godfrey LF: 2-5, HR (1), R, OF assist
  • Jacob Schrader 1B: 1-5, HR (9), R
  • Ross Wilson 2B: 2-5, 2B (10)
  • Reed Harper DH: 3-4, 2R
  • Brandon Barker: 4IP, 6H, 2ER, 0BB, 2K
  • Andy Otero: 2IP, 3H, ER, 0BB, 2K
  • Richie Tate: 1.1IP, 0H, 0ER, BB, K
Rome's bats got started early and broke out for seven runs on 14 hits, moving to 42-72 on the season. Jacob Schrader and Sean Godfrey led the charge with home runs, Schrader clubbing his 9th of the season. Conner Oliver and Reed Harper each set the table from the top and bottom of the lineup, respectively, collecting three hits apiece and scoring a combined three runs. The pitching did enough to get the win, giving up four runs on 11 hits, despite allowing two home runs. Richie Tate threw the final inning and a third, to record his fifth save of the season.

Rome Stats

Princeton Rays 5, Danville Braves 4

  • Ozhaino Albies SS: 0-4, R
  • Jordan Edgerton 3B: 1-3, BB
  • Alejandro Piloto LF: 1-4, R
  • Andry Ubiera: 5IP, 4H, 4ER, BB, 3K
  • Bradley Roney: 2IP, 0H, 0ER, 0BB, 5K
A rough start was too much to overcome for the D-Braves as a late rally was halted, ending in a 5-4 final. The offense could only muster up five hits, but managed to score four runs on three Princeton errors. All five hits were singles, with Jordan Edgerton the only player to reach twice, once via walk. Ozhaino Albies failed to reach base safely for the first time in 13 games, but scored after grounding into a force out in the 8th. Andry Ubiera got the start but was victim to the long ball, allowing two singers in his five innings of work. Bradley Roney had a notable outing striking out five of the six batters he faced. He now has 24 K's in 16.1 innings.

Danville Stats

GCL Phillies 11, GCL Braves 6

  • Ray Patrick-Differ SS: 2-5
  • Luke Dykstra 2B: 0-5, R
  • Braxton Davidson LF: 1-5, R
  • Jose Morel DH: 4-5, 2 2B (4,5), R
  • Kelvin Estevez RF: 2-4, R
  • Garrett Fulenchek: 4IP, 5H, 3ER, 2BB, 4K
  • Caleb Beech: IP, 2H, 2ER, BB, K
  • Cole Brocker 1.2IP, 4H, 3ER, BB, 2K

It was an ugly one Monday as both clubs combined for eight errors leading to seven unearned runs. The pitching on both sides was also poor, as they combined to give up 23 hits on 17 runs. Garrett Fulenchek got the start going four innings, allowing three runs. In 18.2 innings he has now posted a 15:14 strikeout-to-walk rate with a 2.42 groundball-to-flyball ratio. Jose Morel was the star on offense ripping two doubles and two singles. The recently turned 21-year-old is playing quite well with the GCL squad after spending time in both Rome and Danville this season. Ray-Patrick Didder also had a multi-hit game at the top of the lineup raising his average to .253.