(23-26) Gwinnett Braves 4, (26-23) Columbus Clippers 0
Cody Martin (W, 1-1), SP: 5 IP, 1 H, 6 SO, 0.96 ERA
Jose Peraza, CF: 2-5, 2B,
Sean Kazmar, 2B: 3-3, 2B, 1 BB,
For the second time this week, Jose Peraza played center field for Gwinnett. The Braves are giving Peraza options with this move, since there's apparently a growing sentiment that Jace Peterson could be the 2B of the future for Atlanta. So, I'd expect to see Peraza out in center field a bit more often. In addition to his defensive duties, Peraza went 2-5 with a double in Friday's game against Columbus. The big knocks came from Eury Perez and Daniel Castro, who both tallied two-out RBIs to help Gwinnett's cause. Meanwhile, Cody Martin pitched five shutout innings, and the two Ryans (Weber and Kelly) both came on in relief and kept the shutout going for the G-Braves.
(26-21) Mississippi Braves 1, (21-27) Pensacola Blue Wahoos 0
Jake Brigham (W, 4-2), SP: 8 IP, 3 H, 5 SO, 3.95 ERA
Rio Ruiz, 3B: 1-3, 2 SO.
Matt Lipka, LF: 1-3, 1 R
Mallex Smith, CF: 0-4, 1 RBI
The star of the show down in Pearl was starting pitcher Jake Brigham. Brigham went eight innings, struck out five, walked none, and only gave up three hits against Pensacola. Meanwhile, the M-Braves picked up five hits and only scored one run, but thanks to Brigham's efforts, this was enough for the M-Braves to pick up the win. Mallex Smith didn't pick up any of those hits, but his fielder's choice helped score Matt Lipka for the game's only run.
(20-24) Carolina Mudcats 2, (29-16) Myrtle Beach Pelicans 0
Seth Webster (W, 1-1), SP: 7 IP, 4 H, 6 SO, 2 BB
Matt Marksberry (S, 1), RP: 2 IP, 0 H, 3 SO
Joey Terdoslavich, LF: 1-4, 1 RBI
Keith Curcio, CF: 1-3, 2 R, BB
Again, pitching was the topic of discussion for a Braves affiliate, as the Mudcats eked out a 2-0 victory over the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Seth Webster threw seven innings of shutout ball (striking out six and only walking two), and Matt Marksberry struck out three in two innings of relief work as he picked up the save. Meanwhile, Joey Terdoslavich went 1-4, and hit one of the two RBIs that the Mudcats needed to win tonight.
(23-24) Rome Braves 7, (32-15) Hickory Crawdads 3
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Well, there had to be one team who broke shutout streak. Fortunately, they didn't break the winning streak, as all of the Braves minor league affiliates won on Friday night. Ozhaino Albies went 1-5, but it was a big one: He hit a triple in the top of the seventh inning that broke a 2-2 tie and put Rome ahead for good. Albies wasn't the only one who tripled; Omar Obregon hit a triple of his own in the ninth inning. The two Tanners (Krietemeier and Murphy) both delivered doubles, and Connor Oliver added a double of his own in what was a big night offensively for Rome.