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Solid Starts By Teheran, Oberholtzer, And Kent Highlight Thursday's Atlanta Braves Minor League Action

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Aussie Steve Kent picked up the win for Rome, allowing just 2 runs over 7 innings.
Aussie Steve Kent picked up the win for Rome, allowing just 2 runs over 7 innings.

Gwinnett 3, Charlotte 1

  • J. Schafer CF 1-3, 2B, RBI, BB, .308 AVG
  • J. Constanza LF 1-3, RBI, 2 BB, .310 AVG
  • M. Gomez DH 2-3, 2B, BB, .407 AVG
  • D Nelson 3B 2-4, E (4), .353 AVG
  • J. Teheran 4 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 4 BB, 3 K, 1.86 ERA
  • J. Flande 2.2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 K, W (1), 0.00 ERA
  • J. Asencio 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 3 K, SV (2), 0.00 ERA

Jordan Schafer isn't driving the ball much yet, slugging only .346 so far, but he's getting on base at a .419 clip, which is phenomenal for a leadoff hitter. Jose Constanza is right there with him, with a .412 on base percentage, and he's collected a hit in all 7 games he's played in this year. Mauro Gomez is enjoying his first taste of AAA, rapping out a pair of hits tonight, including a double, upping his average to .407 and his OPS to 1.132. Julio Teheran was too wild in this one, allowing 4 walks, which led to him throwing only 4 innings, but he's still looked very good in his first taste of AAA.

Todd Redmond will pitch tomorrow as the G-Braves look for the 2-game series sweep.

Mississippi 0, Mobile 1

  • D. Linares 3B 1-3, .222 AVG
  • B. Oberholtzer 5.2 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 2 BB, 4 K, 1.54 ERA

Mississippi was shutout and only able to collect one hit, a single by Donell Linares, which ruined a good outing by Brett Oberholtzer, who allowed just one run over 5.2 innings. Richard Sullivan and Billy Bullock combined for 2.1 scoreless innings out of the bullpen. Tyler Pastornicky's 6 game hitting streak ended tonight.

Paul Clemens will take the hill for the M-Braves Friday.

Lynchburg 1, Salem 3

  • R. Spajer-Furstenburg DH 2-3, 2 2B, RBI, BB, .300 AVG
  • LV Ware RF 1-3, 3B, .091 AVG
  • D. Delgado 4.1 IP, 3 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 4 K, 9.64 ERA
  • M. Crim 1.2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 3 K, 0.00 ERA

Lynchburg also had offensive woes, collecting just 4 hits, 2 of them doubles by Riaan Spanjer-Furstenburg. RSF hasn't had many at bats this season, with just 10 in 3 games, but so far he's looking like the guy who dominated the Appy League in 2009, with a .300 average and a 1.017 OPS this season. Dimasther Delgado didn't struggle as much in his first start as he did in his first relief appearance, but it's still obvious that it's going to be a bit of a process as he tries to come back from missing all of last season with a broken leg.

Friday will be Lynchburg's first home game as a Braves affiliate, where they'll be facing the Braves old affiliate, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Arodys Vizcaino will make his second start of the season, and Luis Salazar will manage his first game of the season.

Rome 4, Augusta 2

  • E. Reyes 2B, 2-4, 2 2B, RBI, SB (2), .258 AVG
  • E. Salcedo 3B 1-3, BB, SB (4), .323 AVG
  • J. Dalfonso LF 3-4, 2B, 3B, RBI, SB (1), .308 AVG
  • S. Kent 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 0 BB, 4 K, W (1), 3.27 ERA
  • D. Jurik 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K, SV (1), 0.00 ERA

Steve Kent worked all last season to get up to 5 innings and he managed to toss 7 in his second game this year, collecting the win while allowing just 2 runs. Dan Jurik, who joined the team today, replacing Danilo Alvarez, tossed 2 scoreless innings for the save. Elmer Reyes rapped a pair of doubles and stole a base, and he's 4 for his last 10. Edward Salcedo is 4 for his last 9. Jakob Dalfonso clubbed out 3 hits, including a double and a triple. Through his first 7 games, the 21 year old is hitting .308 with a .896 OPS.

Friday the R-Braves head to Charleston, SC where big lefty Ronan Pacheco will take the mound.