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Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 7/18

KD Kang beats up on Suns pitching, and Gwinnett outhits the Chiefs in 11-8 win. Rome has great game in shutout fashion, while Danville walks off in extras.

Luke Dykstra
Luke Dykstra
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(46-47) Gwinnett Braves 11, (37-58) Syracuse Chiefs 8

  • Jose Peraza, 2B: 3-5, 3 1B, R, RBI, BB, .287/.312/.367
  • Adonis Garcia, 3B: 3-3, 3 1B, RBI, 2 R, 3 BB, .281/.307/.369
  • Jose Yepez, C: 2-4, 2 1B, 2 RBI, R, .127/.190/.127
  • Eric Young Jr., LF: 2-4, 2 1B, R, .235/.324/.353
  • Daniel Castro, SS: 1-5, 2B, R, 3 RBI, .269/.316/.293
  • Mike Foltynewicz, SP: 5 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 3 SO, 3.38 ERA
It looks like Brian Snitker took some pitching advice from Fredi Gonzalez as Gwinnett threw out seven different pitchers in the nine inning game against Syracuse. Mike Foltynewicz went the longest in the game with five innings of work. Jake Brigham followed Folty with an inning of work with one hit and no runs to score. Peter Moylan was rocked in his 0.2 innings by giving up five hits and four runs. Brandon Cunniff also didn't do well either with 0.2 innings and a run on two walks and a hit. As much as the pitching had flaws for Gwinnett, the offense didn't skip a beat with 14 hits with two doubles and 10 RBIs. Jose Peraza and Adonis Garcia each led the Braves with three hits, all singles. Eric Young Jr. and Jose Yepez contributed two base knocks, and Daniel Castro led the team with three RBIs. Garcia was impressive as he picked up a hit in every at bat. He also walked three times and picked up a RBI. Mallex Smith picked up a RBI off a single while scoring twice. Both Yepez and Peraza stole one base each.

(46-44) Mississippi Braves 4, (38-53) Jacksonville Suns 2

  • KD Kang, RF: 4-4, 2B, 3 1B, R, .284/.350/.380
  • Kevin Ahrens, 1B: 1-4, 1B, 2 RBI, .234/.315/.333
  • Emerson Landoni, SS: 1-4, 1B, RBI, R, .276/.316/.350
  • Victor Mateo, (W, 6-5), SP: 7.2 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 2.74 ERA
KD Kang and Victor Mateo led Mississippi as Kang struck for 4 hits while Mateo throws a one run game. Kang had three singles with a double in the game. He scored once in his four plate appearances. Kevin Ahrens helped out offensively by picking up two RBIs off a single in the fifth inning. All of the Braves runs scored in the 5th. Mateo went 7.2 innings, which was his longest start since June 8 against the Biscuits. He allowed seven hits with just one run to score. This was Mateo's first game without allowing a walk since that game against Montgomery. Mark Lamm surrendered one run on one hit in his 0.2 innings of work, and Mitch Lambson picked up the save with one hit and no runs.

(45-47) Carolina Mudcats 1, (42-49) Winston-Salem Dash 6
  • Reed Harper, 2B: 1-4, 2B, RBI, .178/.256/.228
  • Carlos Franco, 3B: 1-4, 2B, .256/.327/.430
  • Connor Lien, CF: 1-4, 1B, R, .296/.347/.434
  • Andrew Thurman, (L, 4-3), SP: 4 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 2 BB, 4 SO, 3.47 ERA
In Andrew Thurman's return from the DL for the Mudcats, he had a short outing while allowing five runs. He went four innings with four hits while walking two in his return. He had two starts down with the GCL team where he accumulated six innings with six hits and three runs scored. He struck out eight batters in the two starts in Florida. The bullpen did well with five innings of relief with eight hits and one run allowed. They did not allow a walk and struck out eight combined (Seth Webster and Andy Otero). The Dash outhit the Mudcats 12 to 4 with the Mudcats picking up two doubles.

(42-50) Rome Braves 7, (46-45) Lakewood BlueClaws 0
  • Ozhaino Albies, SS: 2-5, 2B, 1B, RBI, R, .334/.389/.435
  • Joseph Daris, LF: 2-4, 2B, 1B, 2 R, RBI, .280/.344/.425
  • Connor Oliver, RF: 2-4, 2B, 3B, RBI, R, .216/.300.293
  • Omar Obregon, 2B: 2-5, 2 1B, RBI, R, .268/.334/.311
  • Jordan Edgerton, 3B: 1-4, 1B, R, 2 RBI, .271/.321/.353
  • Zach Quintana, (W, 2-2), SP: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO, 2.22 ERA
This was an overall impressive game by the Rome squad as the pitching staff and hitting were firing on all cylinders tonight. The offense picked up 11 total hits with four doubles and one triple. The Braves had four multi-hit players in Ozhaino Albies, Omar Obregon, Connor Oliver, and Joseph Daris. Albies, Daris, and Oliver each had a double in the game with Oliver picking up the only triple in the game. Jordan Edgerton led the team with two of the seven RBIs for Rome. The team also limited their strikeouts with only three Ks and two walks. Even with the offense going strong, the pitching was equally as strong. Zach Quintana started the game and went six innings with only three hits allowed. He didn't allow any runs or walks in the game. Alec Grosser and Carlos Salazar finished the last three innings without a run with two hits and two strikeouts. Quintana had an impressive strike ratio with 51 strikes in his 80 total pitches.

(12-12) Danville Braves 5, (8-14) Bristol Pirates 4
  • Luke Dykstra, 2B: 3-5, 3 1B, .309/.365/.412
  • Kelvin Estevez, LF: 3-5, 2B, 2 1B, RBI, R, .205/.255/.295
  • Leudys Baez, CF: 2-4, Solo HR, 1B, 2 RBI, 2 R, .296/.307/.480
  • Yeudi Grullon, 3B: 1-4, 3B, RBI, R, .125/.250/.250
  • Matt Withrow, SP: 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 SO, 4.96 ERA
  • Ryan Clark, RP: 4 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 5 SO, 3.38 ERA
Danville wins in walk off fashion at home against the Bristol Pirates. Danville struck first in the beginning thanks to a leadoff solo homer by Leudys Baez in the 1st. The Pirates then struck for four runs in the three through five innings. Danville retaliated with a run in the sixth and two in the eighth to tie the game. To tie the game in the 8th, Kelvin Estevez doubled to start the inning. He was followed by Yeudi Grullon with a triple to score Estevez. Baez then hit a sacrifice fly to tie the game. After being scoreless in the 10th inning, the Braves pitching held the Pirates scoreless in the 11th to preserve the tie. To begin the bottom of the 11th, Kurt Hoekstra singled and was later moved to second on a sac bunt. Estevez then delivered the walk off single to capture the win for Danville.

Game 1: GCL Braves 2, GCL Phillies 3
  • Bradley Keller, LF: 2-3, 2 1B, SO, .286 BA
  • Ronald Acuna, CF: 2-3, 2B, 3B, R, .250 BA
  • Alejandro Salazar, SS: 1-2, 2R HR, .297 BA
  • Gilbert Suarez, SP: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 3 SO, 6.00 ERA
Game 2: GCL Braves 8, GCL Phillies 1
  • Isranel Wilson, RF: 2-3, Solo HR, 2B, 2 RBI, R, .174 BA
  • Justin Ellison, LF: 1-3, 3B, 3 RBI, R, BB, .239 BA
  • Juan Yepez, 1B: 2-4, 2 1B, RBI, .290 BA
  • Jonathan Morales, C: 2-4, 2 1B, R, .281 BA
  • Austin Riley, 3B: 1-2, 1B, 2 R, 2 BB, .246 BA
  • Jhon Martinez, (W, 1-1), SP: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 3 SO, 2.25 ERA
In the first game, offense was limited for the Braves. However, they did have the lead in the first inning thanks to a two run homer by Alejandro Salazar. The Phillies later in the inning retaliated with a run of their own to cut the lead in half. The Braves were held scoreless the rest of the way while the Phillies picked up two runs on a RBI single and a throwing error on a pickoff attempt. Felix Falcon was the pitcher who gave up the deciding runs, and he was pinned with his third loss of the season.

In the second game, the GCL Braves bats lit a spark with 13 hits with five players having multi-hit games. Israel Wilson led the team with two hits with a double and a solo homer that came in the third. Justin Ellison led the team with three RBIs with his bases clearing triple in the third. Juan Yepez, Jonathan Morales, and Alejandro Salazar each had two singles. Austin Riley, who was hitless in his two ABs in the first game, picked up a single while scoring twice and walking twice in the second game. Jhon Martinez picked up his first victory of the season by going five innings with only a run scored. He did not allow a walk and struck out three. He did allow one solo homer, but his ERA did not take much of a hit as it sits at 2.25.

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