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Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: Bryse Wilson twirls another gem

There was some more strong pitching on a Sunday where weather caused havoc

MLB: Spring Training-New York Mets at Atlanta Braves
Wes Parsons pitched quite the game on Sunday
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Gwinnett Stripers, Rochester Red Wings

Postponed - Rain sucks

Mississippi Braves 4, Biloxi Shuckers 7 - Game One

Box Score

  • Alay Lago, 2B: 2-3, RBI, BB
  • Austin Riley, 3B: 1-4, 2 K
  • Ricardo Sanchez, SP: 2 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

Mississippi Braves 3, Biloxi Shuckers 0 - Game Two

Box Score

  • Travis Demeritte, 3B: 2-2, HR, 2 RBI, BB
  • Michael Snyder, 1B: 2-3, 3B
  • Wes Parsons, SP: 4 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Mississippi split a doubleheader with Biloxi by the scores of 4-7 and 3-0 thanks to a rough start from Ricardo Sanchez and a strong one from Wes Parsons. Ricardo did not look good in the first game of the doubleheader as he was missing his spots, leaving the ball up in the zone, and Biloxi was all over him. Sanchez only managed to make it two innings before getting pulled after giving up five runs on seven hits and a walk while not striking out a single batter. Wes Parsons, on the other hand, was quite good in the second game of the twin bill as he pitched four scoreless innings and gave up just three hits and a walk and threw just 50 pitches to get there. Parsons is coming off a strong campaign in Double-A last year which saw him post a 2.71 ERA in 26 appearances (10 starts) to go along with a less than impressive short stint in Triple-A.

Oh, and Austin Riley made quite the play at third on line drive down the line that was hammered.

On offense, there were certainly some positives. Austin Riley recorded a hit in the first half of the doubleheader (to go along with two strikeouts) before getting the second game off. Tyler Neslony extended his hitting streak to nine games in the first game before having that streak come to an end in game two after he went 0-2 with two walks and two strikeouts. Michael Reed and Alay Lago each had a pair of hits at the top of the lineup in game one, although the hole the Braves were in by then proved to be too much for that table-setting to matter much. In game two, Travis Demeritte got Mississippi on the board in a loud way with his first home run of the season. Demeritte has struggled to start the season, so it was nice to see him with a big day at the plate that saw him reach base in all three of his plate appearances in the second game of the doubleheader. Jonathan Morales and Alex Jackson each had one start behind the plate for Mississippi and each recorded a hit.

Florida Fire Frogs 3, Palm Beach Cardinals 1

Box Score

  • Cristian Pache, CF: 1-3
  • Brett Cumberland, DH: 0-3, BB
  • Jared James, LF: 3-4, run
  • Jordan Rodgers, 3B: 1-4, HR, 2 RBI
  • Bryse Wilson, SP: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K

In the only other game on Sunday that didn’t get rained out, Bryse Wilson continued the Fire Frogs’ strong recent run of starting pitching as the Fire Frogs took down Palm Beach by the score of 3-1. Bryse Wilson has had himself quite the start to 2018. After his five one-hit scoreless innings in this game, he has now started the season with 8 23 scoreless innings...methinks we will be keeping track of that and he continues to give credence to the notion that he could be one of the Braves’ prospects that could start to get significantly more notice from national outlets and pop up on more top 100 lists. While Florida’s record is not the greatest at the moment, you can’t really hang that on the starting pitching as they have been quite good.

On offense, the Fire Frogs did just enough to secure the win. Cristian Pache started off the season quite slowly, but after a hit in this game, he has now hit safely in five straight games. Pache was removed from the game after three at-bats, but it appears that was more to give Justin Ellison some playing time and less because anything happened to cause any worry, but its a situation worth taking note of at the very least. Jared James had himself a three-hit game and Jordan Rodgers recorded his second hit of the season with a two-run home run that proved to be the difference in the game. Rodgers is a guy to keep watch on as he is an excellent defender and has some pop in his bat that he could end up being sneaky good this season.

Rome Braves, Greenville Drive

Postponed - Rain sucks

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