Braves Lines for Wednesday

Braves were rained out. The game will be made up as part of a double-header during the Braves and Phillies series from June 27-29. The Braves will skip David Hale in the rotation, and start Julio Teheran today. Hale will be available out of the bullpen, then likely make his last start on Sunday (before Minor or Floyd return).

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A romp in Gwinnett: Gwinnett won 15-0. The G-Braves jumped all over one of the best pitching prospects in baseball,  Kevin Gausman. He lasted only three innings, giving up 10 baserunners and 4 runs. Meanwhile, one of the Braves forgotten pitching prospects, Cody Martin, had a terrific start: 5.2IP, 2H, 0R, 1BB, 9SO. The G-Braves offense collected 21 hits, with every batter except Christian Bethancourt collecting multiple hits (CB was only 1-4). Edward Salcedo was 3-4 with a home run and 2 doubles.

Sip splits: Mississippi won then lost a double-header. Aaron Northcraft made his first start of the season, fresh off the DL: 3IP, 3H, 2R, 3BB, 3SO, 1WP. Decent effort for the first time out. His relief corps was solid and allowed the M-Braves to hold on for the comeback win. Lefty Ronan Pacheco delivered another scoreless inning, and has yet to surrender a run this season. RHP John Cornely pitched two scoreless inning, lowering his season ERA to 1.17. Second baseman Emerson Landoni had the walk-off hit in the extra innings to give Sip the game one victory.

The M-Braves didn’t do much hitting in game two, collecting only 3 hits. Starter Jason Hursh had a meh outing: 4IP, 4H, 4R, 2ER, 3BB, 3SO.

Lynchburg was postponed due to rain. They did have a few transactions though, as INF Eric Garcia was shipped down to Rome, and C Cory Brownsten was released. Brownsten was a 15th rounder in 2010, and only ever an organizational catcher, never a prospect.

Good pitching in Rome: Rome won. Lefty Chuck Buchanan put together another good start: 5IP, 5H, 2R, 0BB, 4SO. Lefty Yean Carlos Gil, who has been slow to develop after he burst onto the scene a few years ago, pitched great in relief: 3IP, 0H, 0R, 1BB, 3SO. In just over 9 innings this year, Gil has not allowed a run, and only 2 hits. Richie Tate had another good outing, picking up the save.

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