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La Stella And Garcia Shine In Lynchburg Loss As Rain Washes Out Most Of Sunday's Atlanta Braves Minor League Action

Tommy La Stella drove in 3 runs for Lynchburg today.
Tommy La Stella drove in 3 runs for Lynchburg today.

Rain washed out games in Gwinnett, Mississippi, and Rome, and Lynchburg lost as Aaron Northcraft had his worst start of the year, though Tommy La Stella and Chris Garcia did have fine games.

Gwinnett Braves - Postponed, Rain

Gwinnett and Toledo were rained out today. The teams will play a doubleheader tomorrow evening beginning at 5:05. Eric Junge and Yohan Flande are scheduled to start for the Braves.

Mississippi Braves - Postponed, Rain

The doubleheader between the M-Braves and Huntsville Stars was rained out today, and the teams will attempt to play a doubleheader on Monday, with Jose Lugo and Sean Gilmartin scheduled to start for Mississippi.

Lynchburg Hillcats7, Winston-Salem Dash 9

  • Myke Jones CF 2-5, .400 AVG
  • Nick Ahmed SS 1-3, 2B, 2 BB, .273 AVG
  • Tommy La Stella 2B 2-4, 2B, 3 RBI, BB, E (4), .295 AVG
  • Chris Garcia DH 2-5, HR (3), 2 RBI, .345 AVG
  • Aaron Northcraft 3.2 IP, 5 ER, 8 H, 3 BB, 1 K, 3.11 ERA
  • Matt Chaffee 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K, 7.15 ERA

Tommy La Stella had a RBI groundout, a RBI double, a RBI single, and a walk in the game. He's 3-8 in his last 2 games, but over his last 10 games is hitting just .195 with a .559 OPS. Chris Garcia had a pair of hits, including his third homer of the year. In his last 10 games, the 24 year old is hitting .394 with a 1.093 OPS. Myke Joes had a pair of singles today, and he's 4-10 with 3 walks in his first 3 games with Lynchburg. Aaron Northcraft had his worst start of the year today, allowing 5 runs without making it out of the 4th inning. In 17.2 innings over his last 3 starts, he'd only allowed 1 earned run and struck out 20.

Cody Martin will take the mound tomorrow as the Hillcats begin a series against the Wilmington Blue Rocks.

Rome Braves - Postponed, Rain

The series finale with the Asheville Toursists was postponed due to rain. The game will be made up as part of a doublehheader Thursday May 24th. Tomorrow, Rome begins a road series in Augusta and Rafael Briceno is scheduled to start.

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