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Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 5/20

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Mississippi offers only win in minors system with help from Mallex Smith and Corban Joseph. Gwinnett's pen strong with 5.2 innings of relief.

Mallex Smith
Mallex Smith
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(17-23) Gwinnett Braves 4, (16-23) Toledo Mud Hens 5

  • Daniel Castro, SS: 2-5, R, 2 1B, .292/.357/.313
  • Elmer Reyes, 2B: 1-5, 3-R HR, .221/.261/.288
  • Cedric Hunter, LF: 1-5, 2B, .256/.300/.388
  • Matt Wisler, SP: 6 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 4 SO, 4.40 ERA
  • Bullpen (five pitchers): 5.2 IP, 7 H, R, 2 BB, 5 SO
The Gwinnett Braves sent this game into extras by tying the game in the ninth. Elmer Reyes was at bat when all four runs crossed the plate. The first one came on a wild pitch by the Toledo pitcher that scored Daniel Castro from third base. With Barrett Kleinknecht on third and Will Nieves at second, Reyes knocked his first homer of the season to left field. Matt Wisler tossed his second no decision of the season and was lucky to receive the ND. However, he did not appear to have his stuff while on the mound today by giving up four runs. He only gave up five hits with only a walk. He does not walk many as he averages one walk every five innings. The bullpen was the storyline of the game as Ian Thomas, Kaneokoa Texeira, David Carpenter, Donnie Veal, and Carlos Fisher came in relief. Each player tossed at least an inning, except for Fisher who was pinned with the loss in his 2/3 inning. Thomas and Texeira pitched the most effective with each having an inning with no runs scored and striking out two each.

(21-18) Mississippi Braves 5, (17-23) Pensacola Blue Wahoos 2
  • Mallex Smith, PR-CF: 1-1, 1B, 2 RBI, .317/.353/.398
  • Corban Joseph, 1B: 1-1, 1B, 2 RBI, .263/.324/.293
  • Eric Garcia, 2B: 1-3, 1B, RBI, .333/.400/.333
  • Victor Mateo, SP: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 6 SO, 2.83 ERA
After falling down by a run at the end of the seventh, Mississippi's offense broke loose with a four spot in the ninth. Corban Joseph started the scoring with a one out, two RBI single to right. Later in the inning with Joseph and Matt Lipka standing on third and second, Mallex Smith delivers his only hit in his only at bat after pinch running in the eighth inning and stealing a base for his ninth SB. Victor Mateo has been a solid starter for Mississippi, especially the last three games. In the past three games, he has tossed 20 innings with 13 hits and only 2 runs scoring with both being earned. He has walked 5 batters and struck out 12 in those games. He also has reached an average of 91 pitches each game. His ERA (2.83) and WHIP (1.17) has been lowered ever since his second start of the season.

(19-17) Carolina Mudcats 3, (17-22) Potomac Nationals 4
  • Sean Godfrey, DH: 2-4. 2 1B, R, .278/.308/.381
  • Joey Meneses, 1B: 1-4, 3B, 2 RBI, .219/.294/.295
  • Johan Camargo, SS: 1-3, 1B, RBI, .263/.318/.368
  • Blair Walters, SP: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 4 SO, 3.00 ERA
Carolina teetered back and forth with Potomac as the Mudcats led at two different instances. Carolina jumped out with the first run of the game in the second inning off a Johan Camargo RBI single to score Jose Briceno from second. The Nationals captured their first lead of the game later that half inning by scoring two runs. The offense for both teams stayed quiet until the sixth inning as Carolina scored two runs in the top half. Joey Meneses cranked a 2 RBI triple to right field. After the Nationals took Lucas Giolito out after the seventh, the Nats bullpen shut down the Mudcats offense without giving up a hit or a run. Camargo has started another short hitting streak by extending it to four games. He has gone 5-14 in those three games. After moving to the starting role, Blair Walters has picked up three no decisions with 12.1 innings. He has allowed three runs in those games, which all came today. He has walked three and struck out four in those starts as well.

(17-21) Rome Braves 1, (21-18) Charleston RiverDogs 2
  • Joseph Daris, LF: 1-4, 1B, RBI, .257/.306/.386
  • Stephen Gaylor, CF: 1-4, 2B, BB, .176/.364/.235
  • Braxton Davidson, RF: 1-4, 1B, BB, .243/.383/.365
  • Max Povse, SP: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 5 SO, 2.19 ERA
Limited offense and errors faulted Rome today as they lose the series finale to Charleston. Max Povse set up the Braves for ictory by his five inning start. He allowed just four hits with one run. He walked two while striking out five. Povse has tossed four straight no decisions, but his pitch count has been increasing ever since May 8. He has been averaging just under 14 pitches an inning, which is a good average to have. Today also tied his longest outing this season with five innings (back to back five inning starts at the beginning of the season). To add to his repertoire, he has limited opponents to a .207 BA while tossing a 1.01 WHIP. On the offensive side, all of the outfielders for Rome (Braxton Davidson, Stephen Gaylor, and Joseph Daris) each tacked on a hit today. Gaylor connected with his first double this season, and Daris picked up the only RBI for Rome. The outfielders picked up three of the five hits.

The Braves also committed three errors with two coming from Jordan Edgerton at 3B (one field and one throw). The third error came from Tanner Murphy from a throw.