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Braves Minors Recap: Jose Peraza helps Gwinnett to win over Charlotte

Mississippi, Carolina, and Rome sneak out with one run wins. Peraza and Cunningham have two hit nights.

Jose Peraza
Jose Peraza
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(50-50) Gwinnett Braves 5, (57-45) Charlotte Knights 2

  • Jose Peraza, 2B: 2-4, 2 1B, 0 BB, 0 SO, .292/.317/.370
  • Todd Cunningham, RF: 2-4, 3B, 1B, 0 BB, 0 SO, .254/.322/.325
  • Eric Young Jr., LF: 1-3, 3 RBI, 0 BB, 0 SO, .234/.317/.331
  • Mallex Smith, CF: 1-2, 1B, 2 R, 2 BB, .220/.265/.294
  • Christian Bethancourt, C: 1-3, 1B, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 0 SO, .273/.289/.373
  • Kanekoa Texeira, (W, 2-3), SP: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 6 SO, 3.43 ERA
Eric Young Jr. contributed three of the five runs to beat the Knights in nine innings. The Knights scored the first two runs of the game, but the Braves retaliated with five straight runs by scoring in three different innings thereafter. EYJ scored his first RBI off a sacrifice bunt with the other two runs came on a two RBI single in he seventh. Mallex Smith reached base three times with a single and two walks. Smith also scored two of the five runs for Gwinnett. Todd Cunningham picked up the only extra base hit for the team with a triple. Jose Peraza had two singles while scoring twice. Kanekoa Texeira tossed a great game while picking up just his second win of the season. He went six innings with just one earned run with six strikeouts.

(50-47) Mississippi Braves 2, (51-46) Mobile BayBears 1
  • Kevin Ahrens, 1B: 1-3, 2B, R, 0 BB, 0 SO, .242/..323/.337
  • Matt Lipka, CF: 1-2, 1B, R, BB, 0 SO, .264/.291/.318
  • Eric Garcia, SS: 1-4, 1B, RBI, 0 BB, 2 SO, .227/..279/.320
  • Sean Godfrey, LF: 0-4, 0 BB, 1 SO, .209/.242/.264
  • Rio Ruiz, 3B: 0-3. 0 BB, 1 SO, .210/.320/.263
  • Andrew Barbosa, (W, 3-1), SP: 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 SO, 4.63 ERA
With limited hitting and great pitching, the Braves found themselves on top of a narrow 2-1 win. The BayBears outhit the Braves four to three in the nine inning game. The pitching staff for Mississippi looked good with Andrew Barbosa leading the way by starting and going six innings. He allowed just one hit without a run to score. He walked a pair and struck out seven. Kyle Kinman came in relief with an inning of work with two strikeouts and no runs. Jason Hursh picked up his second save of the season within six days of each other. In his six games of relief outings, he has allowed three runs to score. Offensively, the Braves were pretty quiet with three different hitters picking up a hit each. Kevin Ahrens picked up the only extra base hit with a double.

(49-50) Carolina Mudcats 1, (56-43) Myrtle Beach Pelicans 0
  • Dustin Peterson, LF: 2-4, 2 1B, R, 0 BB, 1 SO, .255/.329/.362
  • Jacob Schrader, 1B: 1-3, 2B, RBI, BB, 0 SO, .253/.293/.463
  • Jose Briceno, DH: 1-4, 0 BB, 0 SO, .186/..226/.273
  • Connor Lien, RF: 1-4, 1B, 0 BB, 1 SO, SB, .292/.346/.432
  • Seth Webster, (W, 5-6), SP: 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO, 2.96 ERA
  • Josh Outman, RP: 0.2 IP, H, 0 R, BB, 0 SO, 0.00 ERA
Another great pitching outing for the Braves system was led by Seth Webster. His numbers weren't dominant, but he allowed just four hits in seven innings. He did not allow a run while walking one and striking out one. He made players put the ball in play with seven groundouts and four flyouts. Josh Outman continued his rehab with 2/3rds of an inning without a run and one hit. Dustin Peterson led the Mudcats with two singles while scoring once in the game. Jacob Schrader scored the only and game-winning run in the sixth inning with a RBI double. Connor Lien and Jose Briceno picked up the last hits for Carolina.

(43-55) Rome Braves 3, (49-49) Asheville Tourists 2
  • Bryan De La Rosa, C: 3-4, 2 2B, 0 BB, 0 SO, .199/.264/.332
  • Stephen Gaylor, LF: 2-4, 2 1B, 0 BB, 0 SO, SB, .270/.341/.324
  • Ozhaino Albies, SS: 1-5, 1B, R, 0 BB, 1 SO, SB, .320/.376/.417
  • Joseph Daris, RF: 2-5, 2B, 1B, RBI, 0 BB, 1 SO, .281/.348/.420
  • Braxton Davidson, DH: 0-2, R, BB, SO, .249/.393/.377
  • Oriel L Caicedo, SP: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 3.76 ERA
In the third one run win in the Braves system today, Rome won their game by spotting two runs in the top of the ninth.Connor Oliver started the comeback in the ninth with a walk, which was followed by two singles by Ozhaino Albies and Omar Obregon. Obregon scored Oliver on his hit. Joseph Daris then followed with another single to plate the go-ahead and game-winning run. Oriel L Caicedo started and lasted six innings with five hits and one run. He did not walk one while striking out one with a homer allowed. Daniel Cordero came in relief and picked up his first one of the season. He did allow two hits and one run in his two innings of relief.

(14-17) Danville Braves 1, (15-16) Bluefield Blue Jays 3
  • Yeudi Grullon, SS: 1-4, 2B, RBI, 0 BB, 2 SO, .174/.255/.304
  • Dylan Manwaring, 3B: 1-3, 2B, R, BB, SO, .070/.184/.163
  • Jose Morel, RF: 1-4, 2B, 0 BB, SO, .308/.385/.363
  • Patrick Weigel, (L, 0-1), SP: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 6 SO, 3.33 ERA
The pitching staff for the Braves were hitting their spots in the game as the three pitchers combined for 14 strikeouts and two walks in the eight innings. Patrick Weigel led the surge with 3.2 innings with six strikeouts and no walks. Matthew Custred pitched the most effectively with two innings and no runs, walks, or hits. He struck out four in his outing while lowering his ERA to 1.50. The offense had six hits with three doubles in the game by Jose Morel, Dylan Manwaring, and Yeudi Grullon. Three other players picked up singles.

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