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Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 7/20

The Braves organization went undefeated Sunday, outscoring opponents 45-13.

Scott Halleran

Durham Bulls 3, Gwinnett Braves 11

  • Todd Cunningham CF: 3-5, 2 2B (17,18), BB
  • Evan Gattis DH: 2-6, 2R
  • Phil Gosselin 2B: 3-6, 2B (28), R
  • Elmer Reyes SS: 2-3, 2B (4), BB, R
  • Edward Salcedo RF: 2-5, 2B (16), R
  • Hector Daniel Rodriguez: 6IP, 3H, 0ER, BB, 6K
  • Ryan Buchter: IP, H, 0ER, BB, 2K
  • James Hoyt: IP, 3H, 3ER, 0BB, K
The Gwinnett offense broke out in a big way, scoring 11 runs on 19 hits. It was an absolute beat down of Durham with every player in the lineup collecting at least two hits aside from Joey Terdoslavich. Evan Gattis made what is likely his last rehab start, going 2-6, however he did strikeout three times. Phil Gosselin had one of five doubles on the afternoon, and is now leading the International League with 28. Hopefully he is back up in Atlanta within the coming weeks. The pitching was also superb, led by HDR who threw six innings of three-hit ball. The only runs were allowed by James Hoyt in the 9th, raising his ERA to 6.91.

Gwinnett Stats

Mississippi Braves 5, Birmingham Barons 1

  • Jose Peraza 2B: 3-5, 3B (2), 2R, SB (10)
  • Kyle Wren CF: 2-4, 2 2B (3,4), BB, R, SB (8)
  • Kyle Kubitza 3B: 1-4, CS (8)
  • David Rohm RF: 1-4, 3B (5), R
  • Braeden Schlehuber C: 3-4, 2B (3)
  • Mitch Atkins: 9IP, 5H, ER, 0BB, 6K

Mississippi continued the trend Sunday, scoring five runs on 13 hits. However the real story was Mitch Atkins who threw a five-hit complete game, only allowing one run. Atkins finished with 110 pitches, 78 going for strikes, striking out six. The only run was a solo homer allowed in the 7th. Jose Peraza did his thing at the top of the order, going 3-5 with a triple and a stolen base. As one of the youngest players in AA, he has been putting on a clinic. His partner in crime Kyle Wren ripped two doubles and walked, raising his OBP to .354. Catcher Braeden Schlehuber was the only other player with a multi-hit game, lacing his third double.

Mississippi Stats

Lynchburg Hillcats 6, Wilmington Blue Rocks 5

  • Jose Martinez LF: 2-4, BB, 3R
  • Kevin Ahrens 1-3, BB, 2R
  • Justin Bloxom 1B: 2-4, HR (1), 2B (8), R
  • David Nick RF: 2-3, BB
  • Blair Waiters: 6IP, 6H, 2ER, BB, 4K
  • Mauricio Cabrera: IP, 4H, 2ER, BB, 2K
  • Alex Wilson: IP, H, ER, 2BB, 0K
  • Lynchburg made it close, but continued the winning trend in the system Sunday, taking the Sunday set by a 6-5 final. Mauricio Cabrera gave up two runs, pitching to three batters in the 9th, before being pulled for Alex Wilson. Wilson walked two and gave up an additional run, but held on for his 11th save of the season. The offense was led by the middle of the order, with Jose Martinez and Justin Bloxom doing most of the damage. The first baseman had a two-hit game and cleared the fence in the second for his first home run of the season.

    Lynchburg Stats

    Rome Braves 10, West Virginia Power 2

    • Johan Camargo SS: 1-4, BB
    • Sean Godfrey CF: 2-4, 2R
    • Ross Wilson 1B: 2-4, HR (4), 2B (6), 2R
    • Carlos Franco 3B: 2-3, 2 HR (4,5), 2BB, 2R
    • Connor Lien LF: 2-3, 2B (11), BB, R
    • Yean Carlos Gil 4IP, 3H, 3ER, 3BB, 3K
    • Richie Tate 2.1IP, 0H, 0ER, BB, K
    • Pete Perez: IP, 0H, 0ER, 0BB, 2K
    Rome also continued the trend Sunday, scoring six runs in the 9th to break a 4-4 tie, capping off a 10-4 win. Carlos Franco was the star on offense, smashing tow home runs, including a grand slam in the 9th. He also got on twice via walk and while driving in five runs. The 22-year-old switch-hitting third baseman is repeating the level, but continues to struggle overall sporting a sub-.300 OBP. Ross Wilson also went deep in the 6th inning, his fourth of the year. Yean Carlos Gil struggled to make it past the fourth, allowing three runs on three hits and three walks.

    Rome Stats

    Danville Braves 5, Greeneville Astros 0

    • Codey McElroy 3B: 2-5, 2B (6)
    • Matt Tellor 1B: 2-5, 2B (1), R
    • Carlos Sanchez RF: 1-2, 2BB, R
    • Fernelys Sanchez RF: 1-4, 2B (6), R
    • Ozahino Albies SS: 2-4, R
    • Andry Ubiera: 5IP, H, 0ER, 3BB, 5K
    • Dustin Emmons: IP, H, 0ER, 0BB, K
    • Ryan Gunther 2IP, 4H, 0ER, 0BB, 0K
    Another offensive breakout, as Danville scored five times on double digit hits. The offense was spread throughout the lineup which included three doubles and three walks. Andry Ubiera went five strong innings allowing only one hit on the day. He did walk three, but struck out five. The 'pen was able to shutdown the G-'stros lineup in the final four frames. One of those arms was Dustin Emmons who was signed out of the Coastal Plain League earlier this week. Our own Ian Morris was there in person and walked away impressed, citing a fastball that sat 94-95 with a change up that got down to 80. That's a pretty large speed differential, and when paired with good arm side run as Ian described, almost unhittable. Definitely a name to keep an eye on.

    Danville Stats

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