Sunday saw a split of four games by the four affiliates in the Braves system which was highlighted by the first (not very good) rehab start out of Huascar Ynoa at Rome and the second rehab start for Travis d’Arnaud down at Triple-A Gwinnett. It also featured six homers by Braves prospects in total and another strong start out of Kyle Wright.
Gwinnett Stripers 4, Memphis Redbirds 2
- Drew Waters, LF: 1-4, R, BB, .256/.343/.428
- Cristian Pache, CF: 1-4, R, BB, SB, .233/.313/.387
- Johan Camargo, 3B: 3-5, 3 RBI, 3B, .326/.410/.529
- Travis d’Arnaud, C: 0-2, R, BB, .000/.400/.000
- Kyle Wright, SP: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 11 K, 1-2, 2B, 3.63 ERA
Going up against Jack Flaherty and a solid Memphis offense, Kyle Wright made his third consecutive great start for Gwinnett- and Sunday’s was the best of all of them. In this one Kyle went six innings and allowed two runs on just four hits and no walks while striking out 11. This follows two runs over six innings and then eight shutout innings in his last start before Sunday, giving him a 1.80 ERA and 0.85 WHIP in the three starts totaling 20 IP- and not allowing more than four hits in any of the starts. Wright was followed by Victor Arano, who picked up the win while throwing two scoreless innings in relief, and then a clean ninth from AJ Minter to pick up the save. As if Wright didn’t do enough on the mound, he added a double that came off Flaherty at the dish.
The story here is that Travis d’Arnaud continues his rehab with his second start. He went 0-2 in this one, but did draw a walk as he pushes closer to rejoining the big club. The star on the day was Johan Camargo, who went 3-5 with a triple and batted in three runs on the day. Both Drew Waters and Cristian Pache went 1-4 and drew walks while scoring runs, and Pache added his fifth steal on the Triple-A season. Unfortunately that was all the offense as outside of Camargo, Waters, Pache, and Kyle Wright no other starters had a hit in this game.
Next Game: 8/3 vs Charlotte @ 7:05 PM ET
Pensacola Blue Wahoos 11, Mississippi Braves 3
- Justin Dean, CF: 2-4, R, RBI, HR, .244/.364/.382
- CJ Alexander, 3B: 2-4, R, RBI, 2B, HR, .158/.227/.317
- Shea Langeliers, C: 1-4, R, 2B, .251/.328/.515
- Jefrey Ramos, LF: 2-4, 3B, .187/.247/.381
- Victor Vodnik, SP: 1.1 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 7.30 ERA
Victor Vodnik day didn’t go well in Mississippi, as Vodnik’s recent struggles were leading up to today’s performance- his worst start of the year. Vodnik allowed seven runs while recording just four outs, and bringing his ERA on the year to 7.30 after his strong start to the year. Matt Withrow followed and allowed a run during his two and two third innings while Sean McLaughlin let one score in his inning of work. Followed by a scoreless frame apiece from Emmanuel Ramirez and Will Latcham, Troy Bacon gave up a pair of runs on two hits and three walks as he recorded just two outs, before Daysbel Hernandez came in to pick up the final out of the game.
Things didn’t go much better at the plate outside of Justin Dean and CJ Alexander. Each player had two hits with a homer, and Alexander also added a double to account for two thirds of the Mississippi runs. The final RBI came from Jalen Moller, who went 1-4. The only other multi-hit game came from Jefrey Ramos, who went 2-4 with a triple. Shea Langeliers went 1-4 with a double, but the other three at bats were all strikeouts.
Next Game: 8/3 @ Birmingham @ 8:05 PM ET
Asheville Tourists 14, Rome Braves 6
- Michael Harris, LF: 1-4, 2B, RBI, BB, .782 OPS
- Beau Philip, 3B: 1-3, HR, 3 RBI, BB, .589 OPS
- Cody Milligan, 2B: 0-2, RBI, 2 BB, R, .704 OPS
- Huascar Ynoa, SP: 2 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Huascar Ynoa made his first rehab start and it did not go very well at all. Ynoa made it just two innings, allowing six runs on eight hits and a walk while struggling right out of the gate with a pair of three spots in each inning. Of course it’s just a first rehab start and nothing to worry about. Mitch Stallings came in and threw three innings of one run ball in relief, followed by a scoreless inning from Marrick Crouse. Gabriel Noguera was next and allowed three runs over his inning of work, followed by Matt Hartman also giving up a three spot in his inning and finally Tyler Ferguson giving up one run during his one inning.
There wasn’t as much offense as the final score would indicate as Rome managed just five hits in this one, but got a little help in the form of a lack of command in the form of Asheville pitching handing out nine walks. Among the five hits was a Beau Philip homer and a Michael Harris double along with Mitch Calandra picking up two singles and Logan Brown grabbing the last hit. The walks saw Cody Milligan, Brett Langhorne, and Garrison Schwartz each grab a pair.
Next Game: 8/3 @ Greenville @ 7:05 PM ET
Augusta GreenJackets 8, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 6
- Landon Stephens, RF: 3-4, 3 R, 3 RBI, 2 HR, .246/.345/.445
- Brandon Parker, LF: 2-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2B, HR, SB, .185/.300/.369
- Stephen Paolini, CF: 2-4, 2 RBI, 2B, .159/.254/.259
- Vaughn Grissom, 2B: 1-4, R, .306/.407/.452
- Joey Estes, SP: 6 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 9 K, 2.58 ERA
Joey Estes day didn’t go quite as expected on Sunday, as Estes would allow four runs- all unearned on four hits and two walks over six innings. Estes pitched well, but his defense really didn’t help him, committing a pair of errors and leading to a run in the second and three more in the third inning. Still Estes limited the damage to what amounted to just a 1.00 WHIP on the day and struck out nine hitters, showing despite the four runs allowed he was still at the top of his game. Malcolm Van Buren followed and allowed a pair of runs in his two innings, followed by a scoreless frame by Alec Barger to pick up his first save of the season.
The Augusta offense got a bit of a boost in the form of homers, led by Landon Stephens going 3-4 with a pair of homers and Brandon Parker going 2-4 with a homer. The pair would combine for five runs batted in out of the eight Augusta runs. Two more RBI came from the bat of Stephen Paolini, who went 2-4 with a double, and Cam Shepherd had the final RBI as well as a double. Vaughn Grissom went 1-4 in the win.
Next Game: 8/3 @ Charleston @ 7:05 PM ET