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Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 7/10

Jason Hursh makes a solid start for Mississippi, and Wes Parsons suffers an arm injury.

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Gwinnett Braves at Norfolk Tides: rained out

So, it appears that the Tides may have taken their nickname just a bit too literally yesterday.

Gwinnett and Norfolk will make up this game as part of a doubleheader on Saturday. They'll also play a doubleheader this evening to make up a previously-postponed game.

Mississippi Braves: 3 vs. Mobile BayBears: 2 (12 innings)

  • José Peraza, 2B: 3-5, 2 CS (5), E (1, fielding), .358
  • Kyle Kubitza, 3B: 1-3, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 K, SB (17), .309
  • Matt Kennelly, C: 2-4, R, BB, K, .303
  • Barrett Kleinknecht, SS: 1-4, 2 RBI (20), K, .285
  • Mycal Jones, RF: 1-4, 2B (15), RBI (25), K, .271
  • Jason Hursh: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R (0 ER), 3 BB, 3 K, 8:3 GO:FO, 3.88 ERA
  • Brandon Cunniff: 2 IP, H, BB, 5 K, 2.17 ERA
  • John Cornely: IP, 2 K, 0:1 GO:FO, 2.79 ERA
  • Ryne Harper: 3 IP, H, 6 K, 0:1 GO:FO, 2.98 ERA
  • Andrew Robinson (W): IP, K, 2:0 GO:FO, 4.50 ERA
Barrett Kleinknecht hit a walk-off single to beat the BayBears in a 12-inning contest last night. Jason Hursh got the start for Mississippi and was solid, allowing two runs that were unearned as a result of a José Peraza fielding error on four hits and three walks, striking out three. Mississippi's bullpen was masterful, combining for seven innings of two-hit ball with only one walk. Brandon Cunniff struck out five hitters in two innings, John Cornely struck out two in an inning, and Ryne Harper struck out six in three innings. Those are some gaudy totals. José Peraza did have three hits in the game, but was also caught stealing twice along with the aforementioned fielding error. Kyle Kubitza had a solid game, picking up a single and a pair of walks. He also stole third base right before Kleinknecht's walk-off single. Additionally, here's some audio of M-Braves hitting coach John Moses talking about adjustments that Peraza made (along with a photo). While I'm not sure that the hand placement displayed in the pictures is exactly what he's doing at the plate in game situations, it does illustrate the slight shift back of his hands in his set-up.

Greg Ross will take the mound against Mobile tonight.

Lynchburg Hillcats: 6 vs. Carolina Mudcats: 11

  • Eric Garcia, SS: 3-5, RBI (17), K, .273
  • José Martinez, LF: 3-5, 2 R, 2 2B (6), HR (2), RBI (10), .378
  • Kevin Ahrens, 3B: 3-5, R, 2 2B (28), K, PO, E (7, throwing), .290
  • Will Skinner, CF: 2-5, R, 2B (27), RBI (39), K, .277
  • Tyler Tewell, C: 2-4, .275
  • David Nick: 2-3, 2B (8), RBI (22), .283
  • Wes Parsons: 4 IP, 7 H, 5 R (4 ER), 2 BB, 3 K, 9:0 GO:FO, 4.70 ERA
  • Nate Hyatt (L): 3 IP, 3 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 3:0 GO:FO
  • David Peterson: 2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, K, 3:1 GO:FO, 9.39 ERA

Lynchburg lost 11-6 to Carolina last night. Wes Parsons started on the mound, and had a rough night. Parsons was ineffective in four innings on the bump, allowing seven hits and two walks, which led to five runs, four of which were earned. Parsons struck out three hitters and generated tons of ground balls, but he still had trouble with retiring hitters. Worse than that, Parsons had to leave the game in the fourth inning after suffering an apparent injury.

It appeared that Parsons' injury was of the upper-arm variety, according to Sordelett and pitching coach Derrick Lewis.

Hopefully, Parsons' injury is minor and won't be a big blow for the righty, but we'll keep you updated. Nate Hyatt took care of three innings after Parsons' injury and allowed a grand slam. David Peterson also struggled, allowing a pair of runs in two innings. Despite the loss, Lynchburg did have a nice day offensively. José Martinez led the charge with a solo home run and a pair of doubles. Kevin Ahrens also added two doubles, along with a single, and Eric Garcia contributed a three-single game. Will Skinner had a pair of knocks in the game, including a double, as did David Nick. Lynchburg now travels to Myrtle Beach to begin a series with the Pelicans tonight, with Lucas Sims on the mound.

Rome Braves: 0 vs. Hickory Crawdads: 15

  • Ross Wilson, DH: 1-3, BB, K, .229
  • Tanner Krietemeier, 1B: 1-3, BB, .333
  • Victor Reyes, RF: 1-4, K, .267
  • Carlos Franco: 1-4, K, E (18, throwing), .233
  • Sal Giardina, C: 2-4, 2 K, .243
  • Tyler Brosius (L): 1.1 IP, 6 H, 8 ER, 4 BB, 0:4 GO:FO, 4.98 ERA
  • Pete Perez: 2 IP, 2 H, R (0 ER), 5 K, 1:0 GO:FO, 3.08 ERA
  • Richie Tate: 2 IP, H, 2 BB, 5 K, 0:1 GO:FO, 3.83 ERA

Yeah, so, that's gonna hurt the 'ol Pythagorean record. Rome was throttled by a 15-0 count against Hickory yesterday. Tyler Brosius had a disastrous start, allowing eight runs while recording four outs. He surrendered six hits and walked four batters, and that usually doesn't go too well. Michael Swanner gave up a pair of runs in 2.1 innings after that, and then Matt Weaver followed by allowing four runs in 1.1 innings. Fortunately, Pete Perez and Richie Tate each contributed a two-inning, scoreless outing. Rome's offense was unable to plate any runs despite six hits and six walks as a team. Sal Giardina had a two-hit game with a pair of singles. Victor Reyes recorded a hit as well, as did Ross Wilson, Carlos Franco, and the newly-recalled Tanner Krietemeier. Matt Marksberry will take the mound tomorrow night against Hickory, hoping for a bit more success.

Danville Braves: 6 at Pulaski Mariners: 7

  • Omar Obregon, 2B: 3-5, R, 3B (1), 2 RBI (5), 2 K, .343
  • Jordan Edgerton, 3B: 1-4, R, 2 K, .381
  • Tanner Murphy, DH: 1-4, R, HR (2), 2 RBI (8), K, .174
  • Justin Black, CF: 1-4, 2 R, K, 2 SB (4), .324
  • Alec Grosser: 2.2 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 5:1 GO:FO, 4.64 ERA
  • Carlos Salazar (L): 1.1 IP, 2 H, ER, 2 BB, K, 2:0 GO:FO, 3.38 ERA
  • Bradley Roney: 2 IP, BB, 3 K, 2:1 GO:FO, 7.11 ERA
Danville dropped a close game to Pulaski last night, losing 7-6. Alec Grosser got the start on the mound and had his worst outing of the season, allowing five earned runs in only 2.2 innings of work. Grosser struggled with control, walking three while striking out three, and also allowed five hits. Grosser was on the wrong end of some poor luck, as he allowed a pair of infield singles in the second that led to a big inning for Pulaski. Carlos Salazar also struggled with control last night, walking a pair of hitters and allowing the decisive run to cross the plate. On the bright side, Bradley Roney had an impressive outing, striking out three hitters in two scoreless innings. Jordan Edgerton was back in the lineup yesterday, and had a single in four trips to the plate. Omar Obregon had a nice day, tripling and singling twice. Tanner Murphy hit his second home run of the season, his only hit in four plate appearances. The D-Braves will look to take the rubber game of the series tonight with Andrew Waszak on the mound.

GCL Braves: 9 at GCL Yankees2: 6

  • Ozhaino Albies, DH: 3-4, 3 R, 2 BB, .400
  • Joseph Daris, CF: 2-6, 2 R, RBI (4), K, .341
  • Ray-Patrick Didder, SS: 1-5, 2B (4), 2 K, E (3, throwing), .256
  • Jose Pina, LF: 2-4, R, 2B (3), RBI (4), BB, K, SB (1), .297
  • Ian Hagenmiller, 1B: 1-3, RBI (5), BB, 2 K, .167
  • Jordany Santana (W): 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 2 K, 8:5 GO:FO, 6.23 ERA
  • Cole Brocker: 2 IP, H, BB, 2 K, 1:2 GO:FO, 7.20 ERA
  • Jordan Sechler (SV): IP, BB, K, 0:2 GO:FO, 1.93 ERA
The GCL squad topped the Yankees by a 9-6 score yesterday afternoon. Jordany Santana started on the mound for the Braves and struggled a bit, allowing four runs (three earned) over five innings of work on six hits (including three doubles) and a pair of walks, striking out two. Jared Dettman surrendered a pair of runs in an inning of relief work, but Cole Brocker and Jordan Sechler each provided a scoreless appearance out of the 'pen. Ozhaino Albies led the charge offensively in this game, reaching base in five of six plate appearances. He singled three times and walked twice. Joseph Daris and Jose Pina also contributed two-hit games, and Pina stole his first base of the season. It's worth noting that Braxton Davidson had today off. The Braves travel to Lakeland today to begin a two-game set against the GCL Tigers.

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