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Braves Minor League Recap: Justin-Henry Malloy, Cade Bunnell homer in Augusta loss

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Malloy and Bunnell combine to go 4-for-7 with two homers in Augusta’s loss

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Rain dominated the minor leagues last night as three of the four games were postponed. It’s only fitting that Augusta GreenJackets started pitcher Rainiery Rodriguez to try and capture their 43rd win of the season, but the Fayetteville Woodpeckers had other things in mind. Take a look after the jump to see how it went.

(42-61) Augusta GreenJackets 4 vs. (47-56) Fayetteville Woodpeckers 6

  • Vaughn Grissom, SS: 1-for-4, .846 OPS
  • Cade Bunnell, 1B: 2-for-3, HR, RBI, BB, SB, .805 OPS
  • Justyn-Henry Malloy, 3B: 2-for-4, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, .749 OPS
  • Rainiery Rodriguez, SP: 4.2 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 6.95 ERA
  • Christian Robinson, RF: 2-for-4, 2B, RBI, .557 OPS

Box Score

Rainiery Rodriguez was on the mound for Augusta and surrendered six earned runs over 4 2/3 innings of work, including a solo shot in the fifth inning. Despite the rough circumstances, the rest of the Augusta pitching staff dazzled and gave the team the chance to mount a comeback. Alec Barger, Malcolm Van Buren, and Lisandro Santos each pitched at least one inning. Rainiery was actually dealing, and had a 4-0 lead up until the sixth inning when he surrendered all six runs.

On the offensive side of the things it wasn’t a huge day for the team but a couple of homers by Cade Bunnell and Justyn-Henry Malloy kept Augusta in the game. In the top of the second inning Cade Bunnell got the fun started with a solo shot to right, his fourteenth of the season. Christian Robinson would later double in Justyn-Henry Malloy to give Augusta the 2-0 lead. The GreenJackets would score just two more runs in the fourth inning when Justyn-Henry Malloy launched a two-run shot scoring Bunnell to extend Augusta’s lead to 4-0. Unfortunately Heitor Tokar came in for Fayetteville and proceeded to pitch five innings of one hit baseball and struck out six to give Fayetteville the win.

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