Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 8/31

Andrew Sisson
SB Nation

Gwinnett Braves 6, Charlotte Knights 0

  • Jose Constanza LF: 2-5, 2R

  • Christian Bethancourt C: 2-4, BB

  • Joey Terdoslavich 1B: 1-5

  • Brandon Boggs RF: 4-5, R

  • Terry Doyle: 7IP, 3H, 0ER, 2BB, 6K

  • Ryan Buchter: 0.2IP, 0H, 0ER, 0BB, 2K

Gwinnett traveled back up to the Queen City for the final set of the season.  It took while, but they eventually pushed across all six runs in the final three frames as the pitching shutout the Knights offense. Terry Doyle threw seven scoreless, allowing only three hits on the night. The bullpen did its job, as Ryan Buchter struck out both batters he faced, lowering his ERA to 3.29. Christian Bethancourt continued to stay hot, reechoing base three times, hitting third. Brandon Boggs reached four times, including ripping his 17th double of the season.

Gwinnett Stats

Game 1: Mississippi Braves 6, Huntsville Stars 2

  • Kyle Kubitza 3B: 1-3, BB, R

  • Cedric Hunter LF: 1-3, 2B (30), BB, R

  • Barrett Kleinkncht 2B: 2-3, HR (9), 2B (19), R

  • Braeden Schlehuber C: 1-3, 3B (1)

  • WIlliams Perez: 0.0IP, H, 0ER, 0BB, 0K

  • Andrew Robinson: 3IP, H, 0ER, 0BB, 3K

  • Ryan Kelly: 2IP, H, ER, BB, 3K

Game 2: Mississippi Braves 2, Huntsville Stars 6

  • Jose Peraza: 1-3

  • Kyle Kubitza 3B: 1-3, HR (8), R

  • Seth Loman 1B: 2-3

  • Matt Kennelly C: 1-3, 2B (10), R

  • Joe Garner: 4IP, 5H, 4ER, BB, 2K

  • Jorge Reyes: 2IP, 2H, 0ER, 0BB, 3K

After a rainout Saturday, Mississippi was back at it for two on Sunday. Looking to slide into the playoffs, Mississippi split,  winning 6-2 before losing by the same score. Despite a league best 82-56 record, Mississippi will need to win today and have have the Jacksonville Suns lose to advance to the playoffs because of the "halves" playoff setup.

Good news was the Jose Peraza was activated between games and went 1-3 playing second base. There is a chance he could join the big club as a September call-up once the Mississippi season concludes. Kyle Kubitza was at it again, knocking an inside-the-park home run off the center field wall in the second game after singling and walking in the first game. You can't say enough about how much Kubitza has impressed this season at the double-A level. Be on the lookout today to see if Mississippi can squeak its way into the Southern League playoffs.

Mississippi Stats

Lynchburg Hillcats 2, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 1

  • Emerson Landoni 2B: 1-4, 2B (6)

  • Johan Camargo SS: 1-4, 2B (2), R

  • Yenier Bello C: 2-4

  • Lucas Sims: 6IP, 2H, 0ER, 4BB, 4K

  • Daavid Peterson: 3IP, 3H, ER, BB, 2K

Lucas Sims was back at it Sunday, throwing six shutout innings of two hit ball, despite walking four batters. Eight flyballs helped him get through the start, his 9th qualify starts in his last 10 outings. There wasn't much to write home about on offense, but two runs were enough, with Johan Camargo and Emerson Landoni scoring both runs in the third inning. Both hit doubles, their second and sixth, respectively.

Lynchburg Stats

Savannah Sand Gnats 3, Rome Braves 4

  • Cody Livesay CF: 2-5, SB (5)

  • Jacob Schrader 1B: 1-4, 3B (5), R

  • Carlos Franco 3B: 2-3, BB, R

  • Sal Giardina C: 2-4

  • Codey McElroy SS: 1-3, BB, R, SB (2)

  • Yean Carlos Gil: 6IP, 3H, ER, BB, 2K

  • Matt Kimbrel: 2.2IP, 4H, 2ER, 2BB, 2K

Savannah tried to rally late, but  could only push across two runs in the ninth, falling a run short for the second straight night. Matt Kimbrel allowed two runs over 2.2 innings, bringing his ERA to 7.20 in 20.2 innings, where he own a K/BB of 14/16 (at 24, his time might be running low, despite the name). Yean Carlos Gil threw six innings of one run ball, allowing only three hits. Rome collected nine hits and three walks as a whole, with a Jacob Schrader triple coming as the only extra base hit.

Rome Stats

Princeton Rays 3, Danville Braves 4

  • Ozahino Albies SS: 1-3

  • Tanner Murphy C: 1-4, HR (1), R

  • Tanner Krietemeier 1B: 1-2, BB

  • Alec Grosser: 3.IP, 6H, 2ER, 3BB, 3K

  • Cole Brocker: 2.1IP, H, 0ER, 0BB, 2K

  • Kyle Kinman: 1.2IP, 0H, 0ER, 0BB, 4K

In their first playoff game, Danville squeaked out win to take a 1-0 series lead over Princeton. Alec Grosser got the start and wasn't exactly sharp, but he was able to hold the Rays to two runs over 3.2 innings. A quick trigger was key, as the bullpen did quality work allowing only three the rest of the game. Despite only collecting three hits and drawing one walk, the D-Braves offense was put on Tanner Murphy's back, as he drilled a three run homer with two outs in the first inning. All four runs were scoring in the first, proving to be enough on Sunday. With a win today to tomorrow, the D-Braves will advance to the Appy League Championship Series.

Danville Stats

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