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Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 5/29

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Gwinnett almost sweeps Lehigh Valley by splitting in DH. Carolina starting pitching gets rattled in their DH. Mississippi takes down Blue Wahoos.

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Game 1: Gwinnett Braves 3, Lehigh Valley IronPigs 0

  • Jose Peraza, 2B: 1-2, 1B, 2 RBI, BB, .298/.341/.385
  • Joe Benson, RF: 1-2, 1B, R, BB, .223/.339/.311
  • Adonis Garcia, 3B: 1-3, 1B, .344/.375/.444
  • Manny Banuelos (W, 4-0), SP: 5 IP, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 SO, 2.39 ERA

Game 2: (22-26) Gwinnett Braves 4, (19-30) Lehigh Valley IronPigs 6

  • Adonis Garcia, 3B: 1-4, Solo HR, .344/.375/.444
  • Barrett Kleinknecht, 1B: 1-3, 2B, R, .230/.262/.336
  • Jose Peraza, 2B: 1-4, 1B, .298/.341/.385
  • Kanekoa Texeira, SP: 4 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 7 SO, 6.23 ERA
  • Greg Smith, RP: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 3.55 ERA
The Gwinnett Braves almost snuck out with a sweep over the IronPigs, but Lehigh Valley took the Braves into extras in the second game of the double header and scored 2 runs in the top of the eighth (seven inning game). Jose Peraza tallied a base knock in both games today. In his last three games, Peraza has gone 4-9 with 3 RBIs and no strike outs. Adonis Garcia also had a big day as he went 2-7 with a single and solo bomb. Since being recalled to Gwinnett, Garcia has gone 6-21 (.286) with a double and a homer (today's). He has driven in two RBIs while scoring three times in this span.

Kanekoa Texeira tossed a great game by going 4 innings with 5 hits. He allowed two runs while walking only one and striking out 7 of the 18 batters faced. This was Texeira's second start this seasons and went four innings in both games. He has allowed 4 runs in his past 11.1 innings while striking out 15 and walking 5. In his two starts this season, he has gone 8 innings with 10 hits and 3 runs scored. He has walked four and struck out ten in those two games.

Manny Banuelos performed well on the bump as he went five innings without a run to score off four hits. He struck out three and walked a pair. In Banuelos's past six starts, he has allowed one run or less in each of the outings. He remains the only active starter without a blemish on his record (4-0).

(25-21) Mississippi Braves 4, (21-26) Pensacola Blue Wahoos 2

  • Corban Joseph, 2B: 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI, BB, .267/.333/.300
  • David Rohm, RF: 1-3, 1B, 2 RBI, R, BB, .256/.329/.316
  • Rio Ruiz, 3B: 2-4, 2 1B, .165/.291/.205
  • Mallex Smith, CF: 1-2, 1B, R, 2 BB, .345/.396/.426
  • Tyrell Jenkins, (W, 4-2), SP: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 5 BB, 5 SO, 3.00 ERA
  • Jorge Reyes, RP: Sv (2), 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO, 1.36 ERA
The Mississippi Braves dished out seven hits while tacking on four runs. Rio Ruiz fished out his first multi hit game in his past 18 games. Also in those past 18 games, he only tallied 6 hits in that span with none being extra base hits and a lone RBI. Mallex has been on fire again as he extended his hit streak to 8 games. In those eight games, Smith has gone 13-27 (.481) with 2 2Bs, 4 RBI and 8 SBs. Tyrell Jenkins has been tossing great for the Braves has he won three of his past 5 starts (2 NDs). In those five games he has only surrendered 5 runs with 27 IP. However his walk rate has been incredibly high lately as he has walked 22 and struck out 33 this season. 13 of those was have come in his past three starts. The pen worked hard as they went four innings with three hits and no runs scored. Jorge Reyes went two of those innings and walked one and struck out two.

Game 1: Carolina Mudcats 3, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 5
  • Sean Godfrey, RF: 1-3, 2B, R, .271/.299/.386
  • Johan Camargo, SS: 1-3, 1B, .277/.321/.378
  • Joey Meneses, 1B: 1-2, RBI, BB, .222/.296/.310
  • Yean Carlos Gil (L, 0-8), SP: 3.1 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 2 BB, 1 SO, 6.45 ERA
Game 2: (19-24) Carolina Mudcats 3, (29-15) Myrtle Beach Pelicans 6
  • Keith Curcio, LF: 2-4, 2 1B, 2 RBI, R, .213/.260/.234
  • Sal Giardina, DH: 1-4, 2B, RBI, .267/.313/.333
  • Johan Camargo, 1-3, 1B, .277/.321/.378
  • Connor Lien, CF: 1-2, 2B, R, BB, .277/.312/.420
  • Sean Furney, (L, 0-2), SP: 4 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 4 BB, 0 SO, 5.29 ERA
Today was not a good day for Mudats pitching as Yean Carlos Gil took the first game and recent call-up from Rome, Sean Furney, in the second. Gil has been getting abused when on the mound. In this shortened game, he could only go 3.1 innings and left with 8 hits allowed and five runs scored. In his last three games, he has gone 11.1 innings with 20 runs to score off 29 hits. Opponents are now hitting .333 off him as his WHIP moved to 1.66 on the season. Last year Gil went 7-6 with a 3.35 ERA. In his 22 starts last year he allowed 117 hits and 54 runs. So far in his nine starts this season, he has allowed 63 hits and 36 runs. He is rapidly approaching last seasons mark.

From an offensive stand point, Johan Camargo is now riding a 6 game hit streak with five of those games being one hit games. He has gone 8-21 (.380) with two doubles while striking out only twice, which came in one game. Connor Lien is another player who has done well recently as he went 1-3 in the first game and 1-2 with a double in the second game. Lien has been striking out a lot this season with minimal walks drawn (3 walks and 36 strikeouts). The Mudcats tallied 14 hits in the DH today with 4 of the hits being doubles. The team struck out 13 times while walking 4 times.

Rome Braves vs Hickory Crawdads

Suspended due to Rain. The game will continue in the top of the 1st starting at 4:30 with the second game starting at 7:00.