Multitasking Medlen: Kris Medlen not only put together one of his best starts this year: 6.2IP, 5H, 0R, 1BB, 6SO, but he also hit the first home run of his career. He joins Hudson and Minor as pitchers on the Braves staff who have homered this year.
Beachy getting closer: Gwinnett won. Brandon Beachy made his penultimate rehab start: 5IP, 4H, 1R, 3BB, 1HR, 8SO. This line despite apparently struggling early with his fastball command, but he managed to use his other pitches to work through his struggles. And looking at his line you cat tell that his struggles were hardly noticed. One more minor league rehab start this Thursday before Beachy gets called up to start one of the games of the June 18th double-header against the Mets. Then the Braves will have to make a decision about who gets bumped from the rotation.
Atkins joins ‘Sip rotation: Mississippi lost. Newly signed RHP Mitch Atkins made his first start for Mississippi: 5IP, 4H, 1R, 3BB, 3SO. The offense wasn’t much help. Atkins is a minor league veteran who has Major League experience.
Double split: Hillcats won, then lost. Ryan Weber made another great start in game one: 5IP, 5H, 1R, 2BB, 4SO. It’s his third go-around in Lynchburg, and he is long overdue for a promotion. Not much happening in game two.
Another split: Rome lost, then won. Frank Lafreniere pitched well in game one, but made a mistake pitch that cost him a three-run home run. Wes Parsons made a terrific start in game two: 6IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 6SO. It was the second consecutive great start for the non-drafted free agent. He’s someone to keep an eye on.