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Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: Trey Harris Collects TWENTY FOURTH Multi-Hit Game of Season

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Trey Harris? More like....Really...Good...Harris. The 32nd round pick from 2018 continues to mash - collecting ANOTHER multi-hit game on the season which is his 24th of the season.

(34-25) Gwinnett Stripers 5, (32-25) Charlotte Knights 6

  • Andres Blanco, 2B: 1-for-4 HR, 2 RBI, BB, .899 OPS
  • Travis Demeritte, DH: 0-for-4, .965 OPS
  • Adam Duvall, LF: 0-for-4, .953 OPS
  • Alex Jackson, C: 1-for-3, .816 OPS
  • Bryse Wilson, SP: 6 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 3.98 ERA

Box Score

A valiant late push wasn’t enough to get it done as Gwinnett fell to Charlotte last night. Bryse Wilson was solid - weaving his way through six innings of work while striking out seven and walking just one. A solo homer in the second inning was the first damage that Bryse gave up and put Gwinnett in a quick hole to start the game. Thanks to the bat of Luis Marte, the Stripers were able to even the score at 1-1 after he homered in the second inning. The final damage given up by Bryse came in the fourth inning when Alcides Escobar connected on a two run double that let the Knights reclaim the lead at 3-1. After two scoreless frames, Andres Blanco took things into his own hands and connected on a two-run homer in the top half of the seventh inning to give Gwinnett new life as they tied the score at 3-3 but it was very short lived as a pair of homers (including one two-run homerun) given up by A.J. Minter allowed the Knights to score three more and extend the lead to 6-3, a lead they would not relinquish. Gwinnett was able to tack on two more runs, thanks to a Pedro Florimon triple but that wasn’t enough to overcome the pair of homers and Gwinnett fell 6-5.

After a series of great outings it was an absolute clunker for Minter, and couldn’t come at a worse time with the Braves bullpen struggles. That said, it was just one game out of his last ten that he allowed at least one run, and during that stretch he has just two walks and fourteen strikeouts over 10.1 innings pitched - he will likely return to Atlanta very soon. Chad Sobotka worked a perfect frame as well, striking out two, and has been intriguing since his return to Gwinnett - striking out 11 in 6.2 innings of work.

(34-25) Biloxi Shuckers 1, (26-31) Mississippi Braves 5

  • Cristian Pache, CF: 1-for-4, R, .823 OPS
  • Drew Waters, LF: 3-for-3, 3B, 2B, 3 R, BB, .859 OPS
  • Ryan Casteel, 1B: 2-for-3, 3 RBI, BB, 2B, .814 OPS
  • Ian Anderson, SP: 5.2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 3.12 ERA

Box Score

The Ian Anderson show continued on - his seven strikeouts being the fewest he’s had in a start since May 19th but he was in complete control throughout his start and showcasing his massive upside. Since his six earned run start from April, Ian has been fantastic over his last eight starts compiling a line of: 2.47 ERA, .563 OPS against, a 12.2 K/9, and his walk rate is down to 4 walks per nine. The command issues are still there but there is absolutely no doubting his arsenal and his ability to overpower hitters with it. Following Ian Anderson was Thomas Burrows who helped Ian escape a jam in the sixth inning and tacked on another inning - giving him a perfect final line of 1.1 IP 0 H 0 R 0 BB 1K and it looks like he’s back on track following his demotion to Double-A, though just three games, with a 0.55 WHIP and .154 batting average against. Closing out the game was recently converted into a reliever, Jeremy Walker, who has yet to allow a single earned run since his conversion (six outings, eight innings pitched, zero earned runs, one walk, seven strikeouts).

Offensively, it was the Drew Waters show - who had a perfect night at the plate collecting a double, triple, and a walk while going 3-for-3. William Contreras, reunited with Ian Anderson and making him look quite good, went 0-for-3 with a walk in his Double-A debut. It was a bit of an aggressive promotion for William who had a sub-.700 OPS in Florida but the Braves must have liked what they saw defensively and it’s clear he’s got some good chemistry with Ian Anderson because those two are pretty much always dynamic when they link up. Outside of Drew Waters it was Ryan Casteel having a big day as the first baseman went 2-for-3 with three RBI, two of which came in the third inning when he doubled in Drew Waters and Cristian Pache.

(25-34) Florida Fire Frogs 6, (33-25) Fort Myers Miracle 4

  • Riley Delgado, SS: 2-for-5, 3B, R, RBI, .704 OPS
  • Trey Harris, DH: 2-for-4, R, 1.181 OPS
  • Drew Lugbauer, 1B: 3-for-4, 2 2B, 3 RBI, .496 OPS
  • Greyson Jenista, RF: 2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI, .673 OPS
  • Matt Withrow, SP: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 K, 1.86 ERA

Box Score

This was a well earned victory for the Fire Frogs who were down early, came back to lead, lost their lead, and had the wherewithal to come back and pick up the win. Matt Withrow continued his bounce back season in solid fashion - going 2.2 innings where he gave up just one hit but walked three. The command, of course, isn’t there as he continues to come back from significant injury but hitters continue to whiff against him - seen by his one hit allowed and his .167 batting average against. After Withrow, Lukas Young came in on relief and was solid - limiting the Miracle to just one run over 2.1 innings of work himself.

After falling behind 1-0 in the fifth inning the offense showed up as the Fire Frogs plated three runs in the top of the sixth inning. Greyson Jenista had a two-run double that scored Jefrey Ramos, and Riley Delgado to put the Frogs up 2-1. Later in the inning Drew Lugbauer singled in Jenista to extend the lead to 3-1. The offense went on to tack on another run in the seventh inning when Riley Delgado had your conventional pop up single to second base that scored Jordan Rodgers to push the lead to 4-1.

The lead would not last long as the Miracle bounced back for three runs themselves in the bottom half of the seventh - all charged to Ryan Shetter highlighted by a two run homer by Jose Miranda. The Fire Frogs bounced back in the top of the eighth when Drew Lugbauer, once again, came up big with a two-run double that scored Trey Harris and Kevin Josephina to extend the lead back up to 6-4 - which held on because of Brandon S. White who worked the final 2.1 innings and gave up just one hit, but walked four, to cap off the game.

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