Mississippi Braves 7, Mobile BayBears 3
- Travis Demeritte, LF: 2-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI, run, .224/.311/.410
- Daniel Lockhart, 3B: 2-3, HR, RBI, 3 runs, .245/.328/.375
- Max Fried, SP: 6.2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 10 K
Max Fried was electric in his rehab stint with Mississippi as the Braves took down Mobile by the score of 7-3. Normally, it is worth tempering one’s expectations when it comes to rehab starts just because of rust and whatnot, but that makes what Max Fried did even more impressive. He pitched into the 7th inning and gave up just a hit and a walk while striking out 10 batters....all on just 80 pitches. In short, he was excellent and if can figure out how to minimize his blister issues, he could still be a valuable piece in the Braves’ rotation. Kelvin Vasquez had a relief outing that was less than optimal as he gave up three runs without recording an out, but Philip Pfeifer and Corbin Clouse came in to restore order to close out the game.
Mississippi’s offense came from multiple sources on Monday with Daniel Lockhart, Alejandro Salazar, and Travis Demeritte all having multi-hit campaigns. Lockhart had a particularly strong game out of the leadoff spot as he reached base three times, scored three runs, and connected for his 5th home run on the season. Travis Demeritte had a pair of doubles and has quietly been making a bit more contact and striking out less recently, although he has a long ways to go.
Florida Fire Frogs - Postponed
Rome Braves - Postponed
Danville Braves 4, Johnson City Cardinals 2
- Justin Dean, CF: 1-4, 2B, RBI, run, .297/.386/.423
- Brett Langhorne, 3B: 2-4, .289/.423/.373
- Matt Rowland, SP: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 2.28 ERA
Matt Rowland is settling in nicely at Danville after missing the last two years of pro ball and he helped Danville secure a 4-2 victory over Johnson City. After an injury that occurred before he made a single appearance as a professional cost him the better part of two seasons, no one really knew what sort of pitcher Rowland would be upon his return. Fortunately, it appears as though he can still be quite effective. After knocking some rust off, Matt has five straight appearances of giving up one run or less and the strikeouts are starting to come back.
On offense, Danville took advantage of some walks and a timely error in the 7th inning. While only Brett Langhorne had a multi-hit game for the Braves, Danville scored a pair of runs in the seventh inning on a throwing error where the shortstop tried to double up a baserunner and...well, was unsuccessful in doing so.
GCL Braves 6, GCL Yankees East 4
- Trey Harris, RF: 2-4, 2B, RBI, BB, .264/.359/.382
- Victor De Hoyos, C: 2-3, HR, 3 RBI, .276/.333/.414
- Miguel Jerez, SP: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 7 K, 1.84 ERA
Miguel Jerez put together a strong outing for the GCL Braves as they were triumphant over Yankees East by the final score of 6-4. Trey Harris, Ray Hernandez, Logan Brown, Victor De Hoyos, and Charles Reyes all had multi-hit games and only Braulio Vasquez failed to record a hit for the GCL Braves.