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Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap 7/6: Parsons combines on shutout

Wes Parsons season just keeps on getting stronger and William Contreras gets his average above .300.

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Friday saw the Braves get three wins in five games. Wes Parsons combined for a shutout while we saw big games at the plate from Preston Tucker, Dustin Peterson, William Contreras, and Brett Cumberland.

Gwinnett Stripers 12, Charlotte Knights 0


  • Preston Tucker, LF: 4-5, RBI, 2B, .184/.216/.286
  • Dustin Peterson, RF: 2-3, BB, 3 R, 2 RBI, HR, .248/.315/.387
  • Wes Parsons, SP: 7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K, 2.98 ERA

Wes Parsons went seven shutout innings, allowing just five hits and two walks while striking out five in one of his stronger starts of the season. The former undrafted free agent just keeps pitching well this year now that he’s finally healthy again. Michael Mader finished off the shutout with two scoreless innings of his own.

Preston Tucker had a four hit game to finally get his bat started in Triple A, as he hasn’t been able to match his big league production in the minors. Dustin Peterson homered, reached base three times, and batted in a pair of runs. Carlos Franco added a homer and Rio Ruiz had two hits.

Next Game: Saturday 7/7 hosting Charlotte @ 6:05 PM. Probable Starters: Gwinnett-Kolby Allard, Charlotte-Spencer Adams

Biloxi Shuckers 7, Mississippi Braves 4


  • Alejandro Salazar, 3B: 2-3, 2 2B, 3 RBI, .429/.429/.714
  • Sean McLaughlin, RP: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 7.71 ERA
  • Corbin Clouse, RP: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 2.29 ERA

Starter Tyler Pike lasted three innings while giving up a pair of runs. He was followed by Dan Lietz, who gave up four runs in an inning of work. Sean McLaughlin allowed just one run over his three innings, and then Adam McCreery and Corbin Clouse each pitched a single scoreless frame.

There was no offense. Outside of two doubles and three RBI from Alejandro Salazar, there were just three hits- singles from Alay Lago, Carlos Martinez, and reliever Sean McLaughlin. Brewers prospect Kodi Medeiros totally shut the door on the Braves.

Next Game: Saturday 7/7 hosting Biloxi @ 7:00 PM. Probable Starters: Mississippi-Kyle Wright, Biloxi-Wade Miley

Florida Fire Frogs 6, Palm Beach Cardinals 5


  • Brett Cumberland, C: 3-5, 2 R, 3 RBI, 2B, HR, .234/.361/.403
  • Ray-Patrick Didder, SS: 1-3, 2 BB, SB, .207/.309/.291
  • Thomas Burrows, RP: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K, 3.99 ERA

Jeremy Walker started and went six, giving up four runs on eight hits and three walks. He was replaced by Thomas Burrows, who allowed a run over two innings, but struck out five of the six outs he recorded. A scoreless ninth by Justin Kelly picked up the save.

Brett Cumberland had a huge night, going three for five with a homer, double, and three batted in. The homer was actually a come from behind two run homer in the ninth inning, and what won the game in the end. Garrison Schwartz hit a two run shot, his first homer of the season despite having a solid overall season in Florida. Ray-Patrick Didder reached base three times and stole a base while Kurt Hoekstra also added a pair of hits.

Next Game: Saturday 7/7 visiting Palm Beach @ 5:30 PM. Probable Starters: Florida-Joey Wentz, Palm Beach-Diego Cordero

Asheville Tourists 7, Rome Braves 4


  • William Contreras, C: 3-3, BB, RBI, HR, .303/.367/.439
  • Jean Carlos Encarnacion, 3B: 1-4, 2 RBI, HR, .284/.314/.439
  • Freddy Tarnok, SP: 4 IP, 5 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2.83 ERA

Freddy Tarnok got off to a rough start here in the first as he gave up four runs, but settled down and made easy work over the next two innings. He was about to get out of the fourth, but a fielding error led to three unearned runs and that was the last inning of work for Tarnok. Recently promoted John Curtis came in and pitched four scoreless innings of relief, giving up no hits or walks and striking out five.

William Contreras had a huge day at the plate to bring his average over .300, as he went three for three with a walk and hit his eighth homer of the year. Not bad for a guy who didn’t even start the season in full season ball. Riley Delgado went three for four with his second homer of the season, as he just keeps on hitting. Jean Carlos Encarnacion added his sixth homer, while Jefrey Ramos went two for four with a double.

Next Game: Saturday 7/7 hosting Augusta @ 6 PM. Probable Starters: Rome-TBD, Augusta-TBD

Danville- PPD Rain

Next Game: Saturday 7/7 visiting Elizabethton @ 7 PM. Probable Starters: Danville-Matt Rowland, Elizabethton-Josh Winder

GCL Braves 4, GCL Phillies East 3


  • Austin Riley, DH: 1-3, 2 BB, 2B, 2 RBI
  • Jeremy Fernandez, CF: 3-4, BB, RBI, .326/.367/.543
  • William Woods, SP: 3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 5 K, 7.36 ERA

William Woods started and pitched well, giving up a pair of runs over three innings while picking up five strikeouts. He was reliever by Filyer Sanchez, who gave up just one run over four innings. Jackson Lourie pitched two scoreless innings to pick up the save.

The second game of Austin Riley’s rehab assisgnent saw him go one for three with a double and pair of walks, as well as two RBI. The hottest hitter on the team, Jeremy Fernandez, picked up three hits and reached base four times. There were also doubles from Darling Florentino and rehabbing Jonathan Morales.

Next Game: Saturday 7/7 hosting GCL Tigers East @ 10 AM. Probable Starters: GCL Baves-TBD, GCL Tigers East-TBD

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