Braves lines from Thursday

Braves lost… but hey! No one got hurt.

Lowe by another name: Braves fans probably heard that “Loe was pitching” and thought they were in a nightmare. They were right. Kameron Loe did a good job of getting out of an inherited jam in his first inning of work, but his second inning of work was disastrous as he gave up three runs… and that was the ballgame. The Braves offense sputtered the rest of the day and didn’t have another comeback in them.

Home sweet… The Braves finish the road trip 3-and-4, thankful to return home. Even with yet another disappointing road trip in their rear view, they’ve added two games (2 games!) to their NL East lead since the All-Star break because Philly and Washington are playing even worse than the Braves. But they come home to face the first place Cardinals, one of the hotter teams in the NL. At some point Atlanta is going to have to start winning more than they lose.

Gwinnett lost. Cody Martin had a decentish start: 5IP, 5H, 3R, 4BB, 4SO, 1HBP. After getting off to a hot start at triple-A, he’s had several meh outings. Todd Cunningham went 2-for-4 with a triple. He’s hit safely in 9 out of his last 10 games, putting up a .405 average over that span. Of course, his triple last night was his first extra base hit in those 10 games, hence the problem with him as a prospect.

Sip walks-off in 10: Mississippi won. Christian Marrero hit a walk-off single in the 10th to give the M-Braves a 1-0 victory. Tommy La Stella went 1-for-4 with a stolen base, and extended his hitting streak to 13 games.

Cats walk-off in 10: Hillcats won. Trenton Moses doubled in the winning run in the bottom of the tenth. Reliever John Cornely made his 10th consecutive scoreless appearance. In those 10 games, spanning 12.2 innings, Cornely has given up only 3 hits and 6 walks while striking out 19. He has truly turned a corner this year, and it’s good to see.

Wren got caught! Rome lost. Kyle Wren stole two bases last night, and was 18-for-18 since joining going pro… and then he got caught. Everyone gets caught eventually. Eric Pfisterer threw a scoreless inning, allowing a hit and a walk while striking out the side. I have been mentioning because of his name (Pfisterer!), but he’s putting up some great numbers, especially in the free pass department: 21.2IP, 15H, 2BB, 26SO, 1.25ERA.

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