Gwinnett 3, Durham 0
Matt Young and Freddie Freeman stay hot, with Freeman extending his hitting streak to 9 games. Mitch Jones has been exactly what the Braves expected him to be when they signed him. After leading Gwinnett with 9 wins last season, Todd Remond already has 8 this year. He's been a little off and on this year, but he's actually been a lot better than last season. Craig Kimbrel is awesome, ho hum.
Mississippi 1, Birmingham 2
After spending most of May and June with Gwinnett, Luis Bolivar was sent back to Mississippi this week, and he's making a case to head back up to AAA, going 8-15 with 2 homers in the 5 games since his return. Nobody deserves to lose if they only give up 2 runs in 7.2 innings, but Scott Diamond's offense let him down. Diamond's on a nice little roll, with a 2.20 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP in his last 5 starts. He could stand to give up a few less hits, but he's really been pitching well.
Myrtle Beach 0, Salem 2
Rome 6, Greensboro 4
Since rejoining Rome, Ramon Flores is 4-11 with 3 RBI. Todd Cunningham is on a tear of his own, with 4 hits in his last 7 at bats. Edward Salcedo collected his first hit and his first RBI in the US. Cory Rasmus got knocked around a little tonight, but fortunately David Hale was masterful in relief. There's realy no questioning the stats, as a starter Hale has been very bad, as a reliever he's been very good. Frankly, because at 22 he's old for the league, I think it's worth moving him up to Myrtle Beach and letting him work out of the bullpen there.
Danville 5, Princeton 3
Joe Leonard made his professional debut toinght, rapping out an RBI double and striking out twice. Jace Whitmer is 5 for his last 8 with 4 RBI. Carlos Perez is a skinny lefty who's looking to join the slew of recent foreign signees who've made a huge splash at Danville, and so far he's forcing everyone to learn his name.
GCL Braves 12, GCL Tigers 3, Game 1
This game's biggest hitting stars, first baseman William Beckwith and third baseman Edison Sanchez, who combined to go 5-9 with 2 doubles, a homer, and 6 RBI, also combined to make 4 errors, helping toward allowing 2 unearned runs. Matt Lipka extends his hitting streak to 5 games, going 9-20 with 2 doubles, 3 RBI, and 3 walks in that span. 20 year old second baseman Fernando de los Santos is on a tear as well, with a 4 game hitting streak of his own, going 8-14 with 4 doubles and 3 RBI in those games.
GCL Braves 0, GCL Tigers 2, Game 2
Edison Sanchez slid across the diamond to play first base in the second game, finishing the double header going 4-9. He's started the season well, hitting .324 with a .851 OPS in 11 games. After a couple of poor showings to start the year, 19 year old Williams Perez pitched great in this one, shutting out the Lakeland Tigers over 4 innings.
DSL Braves 7, DSL Blue Jays 1
20 year old first baseman Aris Alcantra continues his solid season, collecting 3 hits, including 2 doubles. 18 year old third baseman Carlos Franco did most of the damage today though, driving in 4 on a grand slam. 19 year old righty Jean Carlos Gil continues his own good work, fanning 8 Jays de Azul.