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Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 8/4

Wes Parsons fired a two-hit complete game shutout for Rome Sunday.

Wes Parsons
Wes Parsons
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Gwinnett Braves 4, Durham Bulls 1

  • Jordan Schafer CF: 0-3, BB
  • Tyler Pastornicky 2B: 1-3, BB
  • Joe Leonard 3B: 1-3, BB
  • Yohan Flande: 8IP, 3H, ER, BB, 8K
  • Ryan Buchter: IP, 0H, 0ER, BB, 3K

Gwinnett pitching was the story in Sunday’s game. Starter Yohan Flande threw 109 pitches over eight innings, only giving up three hits and a run and striking out eight. This was a follow-up to his dominant nine inning performance last time out. Ryan Butcher came in to finish off the ninth, striking out the side for the 4-1 win. There wasn’t much offense to speak of, but five hits and five walks resulted in four runs. Jordan Schafer, making his second rehab appearance, went 0-3 with a walk in center.

Gwinnett Player Stats

Mississippi Braves 2, Huntsville Stars 3

  • Mycal Jones CF: 1-5
  • Robby Hefflinger LF: 1-3, HR (5), BB, R
  • Tommy La Stella 2B: 1-4, E (5)
  • Edward Salcedo 3B: 0-4
  • Braeden Schlehuber C: 3-4, R
  • Mitch Atkins: 5.2IP, 8H, ER, 2BB, 4K
  • Juan Jamie: 0.2IP, H, ER, 2BB, K

Mississippi lead late before giving up a run in the 8th and then losing on a “walk-off walk” in the 9th. Thomas Keeling, who came over in the Juan Francisco trade, gave up two hits and three walks in a third of an inning, taking the loss Saturday. Mitch Atkins started and went 5.2 innings, giving up eight hits and two walks, but only one run. Robby Hefflinger had the only extra base hit off former first round pick Taylor Jungmann, his fifth home run of the season. Braeden Schlehuber collected three hits on the day, all singles, scoring one of the two Misssissippi runs.

Mississippi Player Stats

Lynchburg - Off Day

Lexington Legends 0, Rome Braves 1

  • Kyle Wren CF: 1-4, CS (2)
  • Edison Sanchez 1B: 1-2, BB
  • Chase Andelment C: 1-3, HR (3), R
  • Wes Parsons: 9IP, 2H, 0ER, 0BB, 7K

Wes Parsons was the story in this one, firing a two-hit complete game shutout. Parsons only allowed two base runners to reach all day, recording eight strikeouts and a 15:3 groundout-to-flyout ratio. The 20-year-old was signed as an undrafted free agent last July after playing his college ball at Jacksonville State Community College. In 81.1 innings in 2013, he has a 2.99 ERA and a 74:18 strikeout-to-walk ratio, not a bad find by the Braves scouting department. On offense, a Chase Anselment home run was all that was needed – his third with Rome. The lineup as a whole only reached five times.

Rome Player Stats

Game 1: Burlington Royals 4, Danville Braves 2 (F/9)

  • Mikey Reynolds 2B: 2-4, 2B (4), R
  • Victor Caratini 3B: 2-3, 2B (13), BB, R, E (7)
  • Carlos Sanchez C: 2-4
  • Andrew Waszak: 5IP, 5H, 2ER, BB, 3K
  • Ryan Gunther 3.1IP, 2H, 2ER, 2BB, 3K

Game one of what was supposed to be a seven inning contest actually went into extras before Danville took a 4-2 loss. Victor Caratini was back in the lineup, going 2-4 with his 13th double of the season. He also reached on a single and a walk. Mikey Reynolds also doubled and singled bumping his OBP to .406. Danville pitchers gave up a combined four runs on eight hits in game one.

Game 2: Burlington Royals 0, Danville Braves 6 (F/7)

  • Johan Camargo DH: 1-3, 2R
  • Mikey Reynolds SS: 1-3, 2R, SB (6)
  • Victor Caratini 3B: 0-3, BB
  • Hector Garcia RF: 1-3, 2B (3), R, SB (3)
  • Matt Marksberry: 3IP, 2H, 0ER, BB, 2K
  • Andy Otero: 3IP, 3H, 0ER, BB, 2K
  • Richie Tate: IP, H, ER, BB, K

Danville dominated game two, jumping out to an early lead while holding Burlington scoreless. The pitching combined to only allow eight base runners on the day. Johan Camargo and Mikey Reynolds each went 1-3 with two runs scored, with Reynolds adding his sixth stolen base of the season. Both also reached on a hit by pitch. Blake Brown reached in two of his four plate appearances, driving in two runs and stealing his first bag with Danville.

Danville Player Stats

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