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Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 6/29

Louisville 6, Gwinnett 4

  • J. Schafer 2-5 SB(2), 2K
  • C. Burke 2-5 2B, RBI
  • B. Canizares 1-5 HR(9), K

Alright when did we sign Bobby Brownlie? Whatever, he started for the Braves tonight and gave up 6 runs in 4.1 innings. I know our depth has been thin since trades, injuries and promotions have gone through, but man, Bobby Brownlie?

Mississippi 6, West Tenn 3

  • W. Cabrera 2-4 RBI
  • JC Boscan 2-5 2 2B, 2 RBI, K
  • E. Campbell 2-3 3B, 2 RBI, BB
  • R. Reynoso 7.2IP 6H 2R 2BB 6K

You know I have to wonder what happened to Eric Campbell's power. Say what you want about his attitude, but he has always been able to hit a baseball a long way. Not this year however. Ryne Reynoso just continues to plug along and have a solid season starting to Mississippi. I don't know what kind of future the guy has with the organization but he has pitched well pretty much every where he has been.

Myrtle Beach 4, Kinston 7

  • F. Freeman 2-5 RBI
  • J. Heyward 1-3 2B, RBI, BB, K
  • C. Kimbrel 1.1IP 3H 2R 1BB

Well that didn't last long for Kimbrel. After being utterly dominant for nearly 2 months with Rome he came back to Myrtle Beach and had a solid first outing. This was not solid however, giving up his first runs in almost a month. Frederick Freeman just keeps on hitting and Jason Heyward hasn't been bad in his last few games either. Cody Johnson on the other hand cut his strike outs for the month of June in half from the previous two months but his OPS dropped by nearly 200 points. So what do you do? Find a happy middle ground. He did this last year in the second half and put up great numbers, so lets hope that is what we are seeing here.

Augusta 5, Rome 6

  • B. Schlehuber 2-5
  • G. Rodriguez 2-5 2 RBI
  • M. Kennelly 2-5 RBI
  • JJ Hoover 6IP 7H 5R 1BB 8K

JJ Hoover came unhinged a little bit in the 3rd inning when his defense allowed a couple runs to score and he hit a batter. Otherwise he was pretty solid. Only 2 of his runs were earned and he is quickly becoming the best pitcher on this roster. I will say that he was absolutely filthy in the All Star game with no one being able to make good contact against him and his breaking pitches just falling out of the zone. He was probably the most impressive pitcher there.

Danville 3, Greenville 4

  • LV Ware 2-5 K, SB(2)
  • A. Milligan 2-5 2B, HR(2), 2K
  • R. Hefflinger 1-4 HR(4), 2K
  • RSF 2-4 HR(2)
  • J. Teheran 5IP 2H 3R 1BB 3K

They still put up 11 hits in this game. The Braves have a history of guys in the Appy league putting up big power numbers with Eric Campbell and Cody Johnson being the most recent guys coming to mind, but they have two or three guys here who could crack 10 homers I think. Julio Teheran is looking more like the hyped up pitcher we have been hearing about and he is still only 18 years old (only one of his runs was earned). He did have a wild pitch, a hit batter and a throwing error in this game so we know he is still raw, but his arm is looking good so far. Chris Masters has 14 strike outs in 6.2 innings so far. Those are Kimbrel type numbers.

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