Gwinnett Braves 3, Syracuse Chiefs 1
- Todd Cunningham, CF: 2-4, 2B(19), .279
- Brandon Boggs, RF: 3-4, 2B(12), .254
- Jose Constanza, LF: 2-4, .283
- Christian Bethancourt, C: 1-4, .286
- Hector Daniel Rodriguez, SP: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K, 4.67 ERA
- Juan Jaime, RP: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 3.86 ERA
Gwinnett knocked off the Chiefs last night behind seven combined hits from the outfield. The G-Braves only had two other hits, one from Elmer Reyes and one from Christian Bethancourt. Todd Cunningham notched his 19th double of the year, while Brandon Boggs tallied number 12 as part of a three-hit day. Phil Gosselin went 0-4 in what is ostensibly his last AAA game for a while (Tyler Pastornicky was demoted late last night.) Hector Daniel Rodriguez tossed a dandy, allowing only 3 hits across 6 innings of work (It's all in the name.) Juan Jaime got five outs for his 15th save, three of them via strikeout.
Mississippi Braves 9, Tennessee Smokies 8
- Rich Poythress, 1B: 3-5, .245
- Cedric Hunter, LF: 3-4, 2B(23), HR(11), SB(7), BB, .294
- Kyle Kubitza, PH-3B: 1-1, 3B(9), .298
- MItch Atkins, SP: 5 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 4.65 ERA
- Brandon Cunniff, RP: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1.75 ERA
If you told me that Mississippi scored nine runs with Jose Peraza and Kyle Wren combining to go 0-9, I'd call you crazy. But that's just what happened last night, as Cedric Hunter did it all for the M-Braves. Hunter stuffed the stat sheet, registering a single, double, homer, steal, and walk. Kyle Kubitza felt bad that Hunter missed a cycle, so he came off the bench to hit a pinch-hit triple. Mitch Atkins had a dreadful start, but the M-Braves offense made it a moot point. Brandon Cunniff continued his stellar relief work of late, striking out 2 and lowering his ERA to 1.75.
Lynchburg Hillcats 11, Frederick Keys 1
- Jose Martinez, DH: 3-6, .361
- Daniel Carroll, LF: 2-4, SB(15), BB, .211
- Kevin Ahrens, 3B: 2-5, 2B(30), .266
- Blair Walters, SP: 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 7 K, 1.08 ERA
Another offensive explosion as Lynchburg pounded the Keys for 11 runs last night. Jose Martinez led the way with three hits, while Kevin Ahrens smashed his 30th double of the year as part of a two hit game. Daniel Carroll also had a two hit game as well, and added a walk and a steal. Blair Walters, signed by Atlanta as a minor league free agent last week, made his second start with Lynchburg and it was a beauty. Walters whiffed 7 men while throwing a three-hitter across 7 innings. Not too shabby. He also looks like Jeff Samardzija too, so there's that.
Delmarva Shorebirds 2, Rome Braves 4
- Johan Camargo, SS: 4-4, 2B(15), .270
- Sean Godfrey, LF: 2-3, 2B(1), 3B(2), BB, .347
- Victor Caratini, C: 0-3, BB, .277
- Chris Diaz, SP: 3 IP, 6 H, 2 R(1 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 2.25 ERA
Johan Camargo flashed his budding hit tool last night, posting a perfect 4-4 day at the plate, including his 15th double of the year. Sean Godfrey had an excellent day as well, with a double, triple, and a walk in 4 plate appearances. Chris Diaz was much too hittable in his 3-inning start, but managed to limit the damage to one earned run thanks in part to three timely strikeouts.
Danville Braves 4, Bluefield Blue Jays 3
- Cody McElroy, 3B: 2-4, .293
- Ozhaino Albies, SS: 1-5, 2B(3), SB(2), .350
- Jordan Edgerton, DH: 1-3, 2B(8), 2 BB, .306
- Carlos Sanchez, C: 2-3, 2B(4), .375
- Andry Ubiera, SP: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R(2 ER), 2 BB, 5 K, 2.14 ERA
Danville posted their 20th win last night, knocking off the Bluefield Blue Jays 4-3. Cody McElroy and Carlos Sanchez each paced the offense with two hit games. Ozhaino Albies only got one hit but made it count, doubling, stealing third base, and promptly scoring on a Jordan Edgerton RBI. Edgerton, Danville's #3 hitter, doubled and drew a pair of walks in the contest.
GCL Braves 1, GCL Yankees 2
- Luke Dykstra, SS: 3-4, .352
- Braxton Davidson, LF: 0-3, BB, .235
- Oriel L Caicedo, SP: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R(0 ER), 0 BB, 5 K, 3.66 ERA
The GCL Braves were the only Atlanta affiliate to lose yesterday. When one hitter has half your club's hits, losing generally follows. Luke Dykstra continues to be a hitting machine however, notching another three-hit game. Braxton Davidson's very modest hit streak came to an end, but he still managed to draw a walk. The offense's struggles were a shame, as they wasted a peach of a start from Oriel L Caicedo, who allowed only 2 hits across 6 innings.