Atlanta Braves Morning Chop & Box… Freddie’s Wife is a Troll
Minor League Action from Thursday
Rome fell to Augusta 5-3. Carlos Salazar pitched well in relief while 9 hits were distributed through the lineup fairly thoroughly. Has to be getting troubling that Braxton Davidson is hitting just .167 now. He added two strikeouts and no hits yesterday.
Rome gets a double-header today to make up for a rain-out. They are now 4-8 on the year.
The ‘Cats opened a home series vs. Salem by falling 6-4. They are now 6-7 on the season.
Andrew Thurman gutted through 5 innings, but it was ugly: 4 runs in the 1st and 6 overall against 9 hits (one HR). Meanwhile, the offense only managed 4 hits, with Eric Garcia getting two of those, one a homer. Dustin Peterson added a 3-run jack in the 5th to keep it interesting, but that closed out the scoring.
The M-Braves are on fire – they won their sixth game in a row and lead the entire Southern League with a record of 9-4 after beating Chattanooga – which is hardly without their own talent – 5-2.
This was the opposite of the Braves-Mets game: Mississippi got 8 hits and 6 walks to have base-runners all over the place. Oddly enough, Mallex Smith didn’t get any of those for a change. He’s now hitting .333… good for fourth on the team.
Pitcher Greg Ross shut down the Lookouts on 5 hits (1 earned run) and no walks (3 K) to help his ERA significantly… despite a couple of high-profile Twins prospects in the lineup.
They have one more game with Chattanooga before hitting the road to Mobile.
Alas, only the AA team was able to win yesterday of all the clubs in the organization. Gwinnett fell 4-3 to Norfolk, breaking a modest 2 game win streak. They begin at Durham tonight for three.
The top three hitters in the Gwinnett lineup are now all hitting .271: Eury Perez (1-3_, Jose Peraza (1-5), and Todd Cunningham (1-4). Adnois Garcia (2-4) just keeps hitting and is now at .326.
Matt Wisler got touched up for 4 earned in 6 innings (5 hits, 6 K, no walks, but 2 longballs did him in: all of the scoring was tied to those blasts.