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Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap 4/14: Only One Team Win Mars Strong Starting Pitching

Odalvi Javier, Ian Anderson and Matt Wisler combine to allow 2 total runs in 16.2 innings of work while striking out 20.

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(3-3) Rochester Red Wings 4, (2-6) Gwinnett Stripers 2

Box Score

  • Ronald Acuña Jr, RF: 1-4, 2K (.152 AVG)
  • Johan Camargo, 3B: 0-3, 1BB, 1K (.158 AVG)
  • Rio Ruiz, 1B: 0-4, 2K (.175 AVG)
  • Dustin Peterson, RF: 2-4, RBI (.185 AVG)
  • Matt Wisler, SP: 7IP, 3H, 2ER, 1BB, 8K (2.25 ERA)

Matt Wisler pitched a gem with a 70 game score, but the Stripers offense continues its cold streak. The most impressive stat for Wisler tonight was the 1 walk. He also had 0 in his first start. I’d love to know if Wisler made any kind of adjustment, cause if he stops walking so many batters he’s going to find success again at the MLB level.

Only 2 late runs in the 9th inning kept Gwinnett from being shut out.

(3-5) Mississippi Braves 0, (7-1) Bioloxi Shuckers 0

Postponed (rain)

(2-8) Florida Fire Frogs 5, (7-3) Palm Beach Miracles 6

Box Score

  • Cristian Pache, CF: 2-5, RBI (.244 AVG)
  • Brett Cumberland, C: 3-4, 2-2B, RBI (.313 AVG) - Defense (1-CS)
  • Jared James, LF: 1-5, RBI, 2-SB (.229 AVG)
  • Ray Patrick Didder, SS: 1-5, 2K (.148 AVG)
  • Lucas Herbert, DH: 2-5, 2B (.208 AVG)
  • Ian Anderson, SP: 5IP, 1H, 0ER, 3BB, 5K (3.12 ERA)
  • Chad Sobotka, RP: 2.1IN, 0H, 0BB, 3K

Ian Anderson started this game and was pretty fantastic outside the 3 walks. Looks like Alex A still has the Braves on a pitch count around the high 70’s to low 80s because Anderson’s day was finished after hitting 78 pitches (48 strikes). Bladimir Matos came on in relief and immediately gave up 4 runs. On the bright side of things is Chad Sobotka. He pitched very well, and on the season he’s thrown 7 innings without giving up a run to go along with just 2 hits, 2 walks, and striking out 10. All 3 appearances he’s gone at least 2 innings too, so very impressive work!

Brett Cumberland continues to stand out early in the season collecting another mutli XBH game (1.062 OPS), and he even thew out a runner trying to steal. Cristian Pache and Lucas Herbert also had muti hit games.

(6-4) Rome Braves 4, (3-7) Greenville Drive 0

Box Score

  • Riley Delgado, SS: 3-4, 2B, 3-RBI (.323)
  • Isranel Wilson, RF: 0-3, 1BB, OF assist (.063 AVG)
  • Drew Waters, CF: 1-4, R (.265 AVG)
  • Jefrey Ramos, LF: 1-4, 2K (.314 AVG)
  • Drew Lugbauer, C: 0-4, 3K (.111 AVG)
  • Jean Carlos Encarnacion, 3B: 1-4, RBI (.394 AVG)
  • Derian Cruz, 2B: 1-4, 1K (.194 AVG)
  • Odalvi Javier, SP: 4.2IN, 3H, 0ER, 1BB, 7K
  • Freddy Tarnok, RP: 2IN, 1H, 0ER, 0BB, 4K
  • Brandon S White, RP: 1IP, 1K

This is Odalvi Javier’s first full season ball, and so far so good through 2 starts where he hasn’t given up a run yet. Javier was signed as an IFA back in 2014 and is still just 21 years old. Relievers like Freddy Tarnok and Brandon White came in and did a great job keeping the shut out intact. It’ll be interesting when the Braves do decide to let Tarnok start some games.

On the offense side of things, this was a collective effort from all players, however, Riley Delgado drove in 3 runs to be the difference maker in the game. Delgado was selected in the 9th round of the 2017 draft, so he should be a fast mover as he’s 23 years old. Drew Lugbauer after setting Danville and Rome on fire last year is off to a slow start to the season. Slugbear as I like to call him, has just 1 extra base hit on the season, a double, while striking out out 11 times in 27 ABs. Hopefully the C/3B/1B can turn things on along with Isranel Wilson and Derian Cruz, who are also scuffling to start the season.

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