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Braves Minor League Recap 5/6: Gwinnett falls in Scranton, Carolina wins two

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The Gwinnett Braves dropped a 5-3 decision to Scranton despite a pair of hits from outfielder Eury Perez, Carolina got another gem from Steve Janas and the rest of the Braves' minor league report from Wednesday.

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(13-14) Scranton RailRiders 5, (12-14) Gwinnett Braves 3

  • Jose Peraza 2B: 1-4, SB, .317 BA
  • Eury Perez CF: 2-4, R, SB, .269 BA
  • Todd Cunningham DH: 1-3, 2 RBI, .306 BA
  • Barrett Kleinknecht 1B: 2-4, .283 BA
  • Chien-Ming Wang (0-3): 6 IP, 4 ER, 4 BB, 4 SO, 5.64 ERA
Chien-Ming Wang allowed five runs in six innings in a 5-3 loss by the Gwinnett Braves to the Scranton RailRiders. Eury Perez and Barrett Kleinknecht had two hits each for the Braves. Todd Cunningham drove in a pair of runs while Jose Peraza picked up another hit and a stolen base. Bryan Mitchell picked up the win for Scranton throwing six innings while allowing four hits and one run.

(17-9) Biloxi Shuckers 8, (11-13) Mississippi Braves 7

  • Corban Joseph 2B: 3-5, R, 2 RBI, .221 BA
  • Daniel Castro SS: 3-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB, .391 BA
  • Rio Ruiz 3B: 2-5, R, SO, .221 BA
  • Kevin Ahrens 1B: 2-5, R, 2B, 2 RBI, .299 BA
  • Mallex Smith CF: 1-5, R, 2B, 2 SO, .315 BA
  • Jason Hursh (0-2) 3.2 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, SO, 8.72 ERA

It was another tough day at the office for Mississippi starter Jason Hursh who got pounded around for 10 hits and six runs (4 earned) in just 3 2/3 innings of work. The Braves' offense tried to make up the deficit late with four runs coming in the seventh and eighth inning, but they came up just short. Daniel Castro stayed red hot with three more hits and a pair of RBIs. His average is up to .391 for the season. Mallex Smith returned to the lineup as well and had a double in five trips. Former Braves outfielder Kyle Wren went 1-4 with a walk for Biloxi.

Game 1 (14-10) Carolina Mudcats 6, (9-17) Lynchburg Hillcats 0 (7 Innings)

  • Sean Godfrey RF: 2-3, 3 R, HR, RBI, .289 BA
  • Dustin Peterson LF: 2-3, R, RBI, .282 BA
  • Joey Meneses 1B: 2-3, 3 RBI, .254 BA
  • Steve Janas (4-0): 7 IP, 1 H, 4 SO, 0.56 ERA
Steve Janas dominated again as the Carolina Mudcats one-hit Lynchburg in the first game of a doubleheader. A two-run double by Dustin Peterson in the first inning was more than enough for Janas who missed out on a no-hitter thanks to a seventh inning single by Lynchburg's Clint Frazier. Janas struck out four and lowered his ERA to 0.56 on the season.

Game 2 (15-10) Carolina Mudcats 8, (9-18) Lynchburg Hillcats 3 (7 Innings)

  • Eric Garcia DH: 3-4, R, 2 2B, RBI, .222 BA
  • Dustin Peterson LF: 1-4, R, .280 BA
  • Joey Meneses 1B: 2-4, R, 2B, .268
  • Connor Lien CF: 2-3, R, HR, RBI, .278 BA
In the second game of the twin bill, the Mudcats scored five in the fourth and then tacked on three more in the sixth of an 8-3 victory. Eric Garcia pounded out a pair of doubles while Connor Lien finished with two hits including his second home run of the season.

(11-14) Hagerstown Suns 9, (11-14) Rome Braves 6

  • Jordan Edgerton 3B: 2-4, 2 R, 3B, 2 RBI, .322 BA
  • Ozhaino Albies SS: 1-5, 2 R, SB, .277 BA
  • Braxton Davidson RF: 1-3, BB, SO, .211 BA
  • Alec Grosser (1-1): 5 IP, 12 H, 9 R, 6 ER, BB, SO, 5.64 ERA
  • Felix Marte RP: 2 IP, 2 SO, 0.00 ERA

Rome came out of the gate early with three first inning runs, but Hagerstown answered with a six-run second to take the lead. The Suns added two more in the third and another in the fourth to lead 9-3. Rome would tack on three more in the fifth to cut the lead to 9-6 but would get no closer. Jordan Edgerton had two more hits for Rome.