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Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 8/7

Hefflinger and Jones go deep while Ubiera has an excellent start.

Robby Hefflinger hit his 6th AA home run last night.
Robby Hefflinger hit his 6th AA home run last night.
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Gwinnett Braves 1, Norfolk Tides 0

  • Jordan Schafer, CF: 1-5, 2B
  • Alden Carrithers, LF: 2-4, SB(9), .301
  • Stefan Gartrell, DH: 1-1, 3 BB, .277
  • Omar Poveda, SP: 6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 6 K, 3.33 ERA
  • Ryan Buchter, RP: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 3.51 ERA
  • Wirfin Obispo, RP: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 3.48 ERA
Gwinnett won a pitcher's duel behind Omar Poveda, who went 6 shutout innings last night. Poveda allowed 9 baserunners, and had to do some wiggling to get out of trouble, but 6 strikeouts helped him escape the jam. Ryan Buchter and Wirfin Obispo added 3 hitless innings of relief to secure the win. Stefan Gartrell had a great line, going 1-1 and drawing a whopping 3 walks. Jordan Schafer continued his rehab, going 1-5 with a line-drive double.

Jackson Generals 5, Mississippi Braves 6
  • Robby Hefflinger, LF: 2-4, HR(6), BB, .205
  • Myke Jones, CF: 2-3, HR(3), BB, .258
  • Tommy La Stella, 2B: 2-4, BB, .340
  • Aaron Northcraft, SP: 7 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 6 K, 3.20 ERA
Mississippi walked-off against the Generals last night in 10 innings when Robby Hefflinger hit a game-winning RBI single. Heff also hit his 6th AA home run earlier in the game as well. Myke Jones continued his good work leading off for Mississippi, going 2-3 with a walk and his 3rd home run of the year. Tommy La Stella picked up where left out, going 2-4 the day after his hitting streak came to an end.

Lynchburg Hillcats 5, Winston-Salem Dash 3
  • David Rohm, RF: 3-4, 2B, .292
  • Josh Elander, LF: 2-4, 2B, .218
  • Elmer Reyes, SS: 1-4, HR(4), .275
  • Ryan Hinson, SP: 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 9 K, 2.25 ERA
Lynchburg beat the Dash 5-3 last night, thanks in large part to Elmer Reyes. Reyes had only 1 hit, but made it count, belting a 3-run home run. Ryan Hinson, the Braves' recent signee out of the Independent Leagues, had another good start, striking out 9 in 6 innings of work en route to his second win. Josh Elander, who's been struggling to adjust to High-A so far, went 2-4 with a double.

Augusta Green Jackets 7, Rome Braves 6
  • Ross Heffley, 2B: 3-4, 2 2B, .222
  • Jose Peraza, SS: 2-4, BB, .275
  • Felix Marte, RF: 2-4, 3B, SB(6), .242
  • Jason Hursh, SP: 4 IP, 7 H, 6 R(2 ER), 2 BB 1 K, 0.82 ERA
Jason Hursh took his first loss as a professional last night, as his defense let him down in a big way. Hursh gave up 6 runs (only 2 earned) in 4 innings of work, but only managed to strike out 1 batter. Felix Marte had a good night at the plate, with a single, a triple and a stolen base. Ross Heffley added in a single and two doubles.

Danville Braves 9, Burlington Royals 2
  • Victor Caratini, 3B: 1-3, 2B, BB, .307
  • Mikey Reynolds, 2B: 2-6, .328
  • Victor Reyes, LF: 3-6, 2B, .364
  • Johan Camargo, SS: 3-6, 2B, .305
  • Andry Ubiery, SP: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R(1 ER), 1 BB, 7 K, 3.00 ERA
Danville posted a season-high 17 hits last night en route to a 9-2 thumping of Burlington. Victor Reyes, playing in his second game with Danville, was 3-6 with a double. Johan Camargo also chipped in with 3 hits, while Mikey Reynolds and Victor Caratini each reached twice as well. Andry Ubiera turned in an excellent start, allowing only 1 earned run over 6 innings while whiffing 7.

GCL Braves 4, GCL Pirates 3
  • Ibrahim McKenzie, 1B: 2-5, .209
  • Connor Oliver, CF: 1-4, 2B, BB, .183
  • Tanner Murphy, C: 0-1, 2 BB, .189
  • Oriel Caicedo, SP: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 1.86 ERA
The GCL Braves snuck past the Pirates last night despite only 5 hits. Oriel Caicedo tosses 5.2 strong innings, allowing only 1 run on 4 hits. 2013 4th round pick Tanner Murphy flashed his eye, drawing a pair of walks, while center fielder Connor Oliver reached twice as well with a walk and a double.

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