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Braves Minor League Recap 6/21: Gwinnett walks off

Rio Ruiz

(39-32) Indianapolis Indians 7, (32-40) Gwinnett Braves 8

Box Score

  • Ozzie Albies, 2B: 3-5, 2R, BB
  • Rio Ruiz, 3B: 2-6, HR(4), 2RBI
  • Blake Lalli, C/RP: 1.0IP, 1H 0R, 1BB, 0.00 ERA

Atlanta wasn’t the only team in the organization to come from behind late to steal a win. Gwinnett brought out the bats tonight scoring eight runs on 13 hits in 12 innings. They collected three homers, one double, and one triple (of the walk off variety) in an absolutely bizarre 8-7 come from behind win.

Lucas Harrell was solid giving up three runs (one earned) over five. He ran in to trouble to start the sixth courtesy throwing error by Sean Kazar, a walk, and catcher interference by Anthony Recker. Bradley Roney came in with the bases loaded and 0 out and managed to record a GIDP, and FO to end the threat and only two runs scored in the inning.

Kanekoa Texeira replaced Roney in the 8th and wasn’t very good giving up three hits, three runs, and two walks in 1.1 innings. Jose Ramirez replaced him and walked two with the bases loaded before forcing Alen Hanson to fly out to left to keep it at 7-7.

Matt Marksberry collected two innings of one-hit baseball, while walking two and striking out one to keep the game 7-7 through the 10th and 11th before being replaced by Blake Lalli. Lalli, mind you, is a catcher who came in to the game in the 8th inning as a first baseman, before moving to pitcher in the 12th and picking up the win.

Offensively Gwinnett collected five extra base-hits including three homers, a triple, and a double. Ozzie Albies extended his hitting streak to four games with three hits, and has reached base in 16 of Gwinnett’s 18 games in June. Rio Ruiz hit his fourth homer of the season in the 4th and showcased his opposite field power again.

Matt Lipka hit his first homer since the promotion.

Matt Tuiasosopo also collected his Gwinnett leading 9th homer of the season in the 5th.

Ozzie Albies went 3-for-5 and has now reached base in 16 of Gwinnett’s last 18 games and provided this nice play.

Finally, Gwinnett walked it off thanks to a Mel Rojas Jr. triple that scored Emerson Landoni from first.

Next Game: 6/22 vs Indianapolis Indians

IND: Glasnow, 6-2 1.75 ERA
GWI: Banuelos, 0-1 4.02 ERA

The rest of the affiliates were off today, but here are the Braves that appeared in their respective All-Star games with their lines. (No, we are not including their triple slash lines today. Why? Because Eric hates freedom...and some men want to watch the world burn. -Eric)

SOU North All-Stars 1, SOU South All-Stars 5

Box Score

  • Dansby Swanson, SS: 2-3, R
  • Dustin Peterson, DH: 0-4, K
  • Willians Astudillo, C: 0-1, K
  • Mauricio Cabrera, P: 0.1IP 3H 1R

Dansby had the lone multi-hit game for the south all-stars.

CAR All-Stars 6, CAR All-Stars 4

Box Score

  • Max Povse, P: 1.0IP 1H 1R 0BB 0K
  • Evan Phillips, P: 0.1IP 3H 3ER 1BB 1K

SAL North All-Stars 2, SAL South All-Stars 1

Box Score

  • Ray-Patrick Didder, CF: 0-3, 2K
  • Luke Dykstra, 2B: 0-1
  • Jonathan Morales, C: 0-1
  • Patrick Weigel, P: 1.0IP 2H 0R 0BB 1K
  • Mike Soroka, P: 1.0IP 0H 0R 0BB 1K

Braves farmhand Ray-Patrick Didder had what was voted as the Play of the Game!

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