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Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 8/22

Jason Hursh turned in a solid outing last night.

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Gwinnett Braves: 2 at Durham Bulls: 5

  • Elmer Reyes, SS: 1-4, 3B (2), RBI (21), 2 K, .284
  • Todd Cunningham, CF: 1-3, K, 2 SB (16), .287
  • Joey Terdoslavich, DH: 0-3, BB, K, .254
  • Brandon Boggs, RF: 2-4, 3B (2), 2 K, .247
  • Cody Martin (L): 5.1 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 8 K, 3:3 GO:FO, 3.62 ERA
  • Gus Schlosser: 0.2 IP, BB, 1:1 GO:FO, 4.25 ERA
Gwinnett's bats couldn't muster much against Durham last night. Cody Martin started on the mound and struggled with control, walking four batters in 5.1 innings. He allowed four runs on six hits, but he did strike out 8. James Hoyt and Gus Schlosser made scoreless relief apperances, and Hector Daniel Rodriguez allowed a run in a brief outing. Brandon Boggs was the only G-Brave with a multi-hit game, recording a triple and a single. Elmer Reyes tripled and drove in a run, and Todd Cunningham singled and swiped a pair of bags. Aaron Northcraft will try to right the ship tonight in Durham.

Mississippi Braves: 3 vs. Birmingham Barons: 2

  • Kyle Wren, CF: 0-4, 2 K, .253
  • Gustavo Nunez, SS: 2-3, 2 R, HR (1), RBI (28), .304
  • Kyle Kubitza, 3B: 0-4, 2 K, .296
  • Barrett Kleinknecht, 2B: 1-3, 2B (15), .278
  • Jason Hursh: 6 IP, 9 H, 2 ER, 4 K, 6:2 GO:FO, 3.23 ERA
  • J.R. Graham: 1.1 IP, BB, K, 2:0 GO:FO, 5.71 ERA
  • Ryan Kelly (W): 1.2 IP, 2 BB, K, 2:1 GO:FO, 3.28 ERA
Mississippi eked out a 3-2 victory against the Barons yesterday. Jason Hursh started on the mound and only gave up two runs in six innings despite allowing nine hits. He didn't walk anyone and struck out four. J.R. Graham had a nice relief outing, allowing only one runner via a walk and recording four outs. Ryan Kelly vultured a win. Gustavo Núñez had a nice day at the dish, scoring a pair of runs and hitting his first homer of the year. Barrett Kleinknecht doubled, and Seth Loman had the game-winning sac fly. Kyle Wren and Kyle Kubitza were held hitless. Greg Ross will pitch against Birmingham tonight.

Lynchburg Hillcats: 2 vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans: 8

  • Eric Garcia, 2B: 1-3, R, BB, CS (5), .242
  • Levi Hyams, 1B: 2-4, R, 2 2B (20), .241
  • Will Skinner, RF: 1-4, 2B (31), K, .261
  • Blake Brown, LF: 2-3, 2B (8), RBI (14), BB, K, E (1), .248
  • Jarrett Miller (L): 3.2 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 2:2 GO:FO, 4.06 ERA
  • Nate Hyatt: 2.1 IP, BB, 4 K, 1:3 GO:FO, 2.98 ERA
  • Mauricio Cabrera: 0 IP, H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 4.50 ERA
Lynchburg was manhandled by the Pelicans yesterday. Jarrett Miller's start went inauspiciously, as he allowed four runs in only 3.2 innings. Nate Hyatt had a nice relief outing, walking only one hitter and striking out four in 2.1 innings. Mauricio Cabrera made a bullpen outing that went disastrously, as he didn't record an out and walked three batters and allowed a hit. The 'Cats' bats were mostly silent, but Blake Brown and Levi Hyams each recorded two hits apiece, with Brown doubling once and Hyams twice. Same two teams, same place, same time tonight.

Rome Braves: 9 vs. Charleston RiverDogs: 2

  • Connor Oliver, CF: 2-4, R, BB, SB (12), .249
  • Connor Lien, RF: 1-5, R, 3B (3), 2 RBI (36), 2 K, .276
  • Joey Meneses, DH: 2-5, R, 2B (14), 2 K, .287
  • Codey McElroy, SS: 2-4, R, RBI (2), K, E (1), .250
  • Cody Livesay, LF: 3-4, R, RBI (7), .255
  • Daniel Cordero: 3.2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 3:3 GO:FO, 7.29 ERA
  • Sean Bierman (W): 5.1 IP, 4 H, BB, 3 K, 10:2 GO:FO, 0.00 ERA
Rome's bats broke out in a 9-2 victory versus Charleston. Daniel Cordero made his A-ball debut and gave up a pair of runs in 3.2 innings, allowing four hits and three walks with three Ks. Newly-signed Sean Bierman threw 5.1 scoreless frames in relief of Cordero, picking up the win. Rome's outfielders had solid offensive nights, with Cody Livesay picking up three hits, Connor Oliver picking up two, a walk, and a steal, and Connor Lien tripling and driving in two runs. JOey Meneses and Cody McElroy also had two-hit games. Matt Marksberry is slated to throw against Charleston tonight.

Danville Braves: 2 vs. Johnson City Cardinals: 3

  • Ozhaino Albies, SS: 1-4, 2 K, E (7), .361
  • Omar Obregon, 2B: 2-4, R, .307
  • Jordan Edgerton, 3B: 1-3, BB, 2 K, CS (1), .267
  • Tanner Murphy, C: 1-4, RBI (18), K, .241
  • Andry Ubiera: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, BB, 6 K, 6:4 GO:FO, 3.17 ERA
  • Bradley Roney (L): IP, H, R (0 ER), BB, K, 2:0 GO:FO, 3.92 ERA
The D-Braves dropped a 3-2 game against the Cardinals yesterday. Andry Ubiera pitched well, going six innings and allowing only four hits and a walk. He did allow a pair of runs. Bradley Roney ceded the deciding run after committing a throwing error. Ozhaino Albies had a single, but also made his seventh error on the year. Jordan Edgerton reached twice on a single and a walk, and Tanner Murphy had an RBI single. Omar Obregon was the only player with a multi-hit game. The D-Braves will play their final home game of the year tonight against Johnson City.

GCL Braves: 4 vs. GCL Astros: 5

  • Stephen Gaylor, CF: 3-5, R, SB (1), .313
  • Luke Dykstra, 2B: 3-5, R, 2 2B (11), RBI (27), K, .273
  • Ray-Patrick Didder, SS: 1-4, RBI (15), .292
  • Kelvin Estevez, RF: 1-4, 2B (7), K, .209
  • Garrett Fulenchek (L): 3 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 4:2 GO:FO, 5.68 ERA
  • Aldo Silva: 1.2 IP, H, 3:2 GO:FO, 1.50 ERA
  • Mitchell Osnowitz: 2 IP, H, 3 K, 1:1 GO:FO, 2.63 ERA
The Braves fell just short in a 5-4 loss to the 'Stros. Garrett Fulenchek got the start and the second-round pick continued to struggle, allowing two runs on three hits and two walks in three innings on the mound. Aldo Silva and Mitchell Osnowitz turned in good relief performances, each tossing multiple scoreless innings. Stephen Gaylor had another strong day at the top of the lineup, as he singled three times and stole his first professional base. Luke Dykstra also did well, smacking two doubles and singling in five tries. The Braves and Astros have a 9 a.m. game today.

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