7/25: Braves Minor League Recap

Louisville 8, Gwinnett 3
Todd Redmond: 6 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, BB, 9 K
Craig Kimbrel: 1 IP, H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Freddie Freeman: 1-4, HR, RBI
Clint Sammons: 1-1, HR, RBI

Redmond allowed three doubles and two home runs for five runs total, though he did walk one and strike out nine. Kimbrel has allowed five runs in his last five innings with 11 walks and nine strikeouts. He gave up his second homer of the season tonight. Freeman’s home run came against Jason Isringhausen. Not bad even if he is old.

Mississippi 7, Tennessee 6
Juan Abreu: 2 IP, 3 H, 4 ER, BB, 2 K
Antoan Richardson: 4-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI
Willie Cabrera: 2-4, 2B, RBI
Tyler Pastornicky: 1-2, 2B, RBI

Jacob Thompson is pretty much irrelevant at this point but he pitched five good innings. Abreu has allowed eight runs in his last five innings. Jordan Schafer went 1-4 with an RBI and strikeout. Donell Linares added a solo homer and Alejandro Machado went 3-3.

Tennessee 4, Mississippi 0
Randall Delgado: 5 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K
Tim Collins: 1 IP, 2 H, ER, 2 K

Delgado took a no-hitter into the fifth and came out allowing two runs in his AA debut. He gave up three straight singles to start the inning, followed by a wild pitch and walk. He then induced two straight force outs at home before walking in the second run, and struck out the third out. It could have been much worse and he fought through it tremendously. The Braves had a total of one hit in the game, but new guy Yasser Gomez went 1-1 with two walks.

Myrtle Beach 7, Frederick 1
J.J. Hoover: 7 IP, 3 H, ER, 2 BB, 6 K
Cory Harrilchak: 2-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI
Dan Nelson: 2-4, HR, RBI
Jordan Kreke: 3-5, RBI

Hoover is making his bid to join Julio Teheran and Randall Delgado in Mississippi. He allowed fewer than two runs for the fourth time in his last five starts. Over that stretch, he has walked five and struck out 35. Michael Jones added a solo homer. Braeden Schlehuber and L.V. Ware each recorded an RBI. Mycal Jones picked up two hits.

Greenville 8, Rome 2
Carlos Perez: 2 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, K
Philip Gosselin: 1-2, HR, 2 RBI
Todd Cunningham: 2-4, 2B

Perez was roughed up in his Rome debut, allowing five runs in the first inning. A single, error, and walk loaded the bases, and Perez threw a wild pitch that scored one. Another error loaded the bases again and he struck out the next hitter for the first out. He got a groundout on the next batter that scored a run, followed by a hit batsman that loaded the bases again. A double then cleared the bases for five runs. Perez allowed a leadoff double followed by a single to score the sixth run in the second inning. Not what he wanted in his debut. Matthew Weaver added two hits, including a double, on offense. Gosselin’s homer was the only offense in the game for Rome.

Danville 6, Johnson City 5
Willie Kempf: 7.1 IP, 10 H, 3 ER, 4 K
Bobby Rauh: 1-4, HR, 3 RBI
Jakob Dalfonso: 2-4, RBI

Kempf allowed ten hits but only one was for extra bases and only three runs scored out of it over seven-plus innings, while not walking any, so I’d take it. It’s the most runs Kempf has allowed in four starts and five total appearances. Jason Mowry, Andrelton Simmons, David Rohm, and Elmer Reyes each had three hits. Barrett Kleinknecht added an RBI again.

DSL Braves 3, DSL Blue Jays 0
Rafael Briceno: 7 IP, 3 H, 7 K
Gerardo Reyes: 2-3, RBI
Felix Marte: 1-4, 2B, RBI

Briceno pitched seven dominating innings, allowing just three hits and no runs, though two of the hits were doubles. He had great command, not walking any and striking out seven. Briceno has just 11 walks in 48 innings this season, posting a 2.63 ERA.

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