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Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: Drew Waters Homers Twice

  • Drew Waters, CF: 3-for-5, 2 HR, 3 R, 3 RBI. .268/.362/.488
  • Orlando Arcia, SS: 2-for-4, 2B, 2R, BB, SB. .393/.462/.839
  • Sean Kazmar Jr., 3B: 2-for-5, HR, 2 RBI, R, .350/.423/.700
  • Kyle Wright, SP: 4.2 IP, 7 H 5 ER, 2 BB, 4 Okay, 6.75 ERA
  • Jesse Chavez, RP: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 Okay, 3.00 ERA

Field Rating

The thrill noticed that’s the Gwinnett Stripers offense couldn’t do sufficient to beat a shaky outing by Kyle Wright, and poor efficiency by Daysbel Hernandez in Gwinnett’s 9-8 loss to the Sounds. Kyle Wright threw 93 pitches, 53 for strikes, over 4.2 innings of labor the place he struck out 4, walked two and gave up a solo homer to former Braves participant Jace Peterson. It got here following the Stripers giving Kyle a three-run lead within the prime of the primary inning however Kyle was unable to make that final greater than two innings – surrendering a pair of runs within the second. With the Stripers main 6-5 into the seventh inning Daysbel Hernandez got here into the sport and lasted simply .2 innings – giving up 4 earned runs and giving Nashville the lead once more at 9-6, a lead they’d not relinquish regardless of the most effective efforts from the Gwinnett offense.

Offensively, the juggernaut that’s the Gwinnett Stripers continued to do its factor. The staff collected 14 hits, six of which have been extra-base hits. They scored three within the first inning due to some well timed hitting by Jonathan Lucroy who scored Drew Waters, a Sean Kazmar single scored Orlando Arcia, and a Ryan Casteel stroll scored Jonathan Lucroy. Within the prime of the fourth with the staff trailing 4-3, Drew Waters delivered this shot to place Gwinnett up.

Abraham Almonte continued his torrid hitting to begin the season and later doubled in Orlando Arcia in that very same inning to increase the result in 6-4. Within the prime of the eighth inning with Gwinnett trailing 9-6, Drew Waters did it once more – connecting on his second homer of the sport and decreasing the result in 9-7 and showcasing energy from either side of the plate.

Sean Kazmar homered once more within the ninth, nevertheless it wasn’t sufficient to beat the shaky pitching of Wright and Hernandez and the Sounds gained 9-8.

  • Michael Harris II, CF: 2-for-4, 2B, 2R, RBI, .347/.385/.531
  • Bryce Ball, 1B: 3-for-3, 2 RBI, R, HR, BB, .229/.429/.543
  • Andrew Moritz, LF: 3-for-4, R, 2 SB, .229/.289/.257
  • Tanner Lawson, SP: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 Okay, 8.44 ERA
  • Coleman Huntley, RP: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 Okay, 0.00 ERA
  • Kasey Kalich, RP: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 Okay

Field Rating

The Rome Braves offense did simply sufficient to beat a poor pitching efficiency by the Rome Braves workers who gave up extra walks (10), than hits (6). Tanner Lawson received the beginning for Rome and gave up only one earned run over two innings however walked three. He was adopted by Coleman Huntley who gave up two walks over three innings, who was changed by David Schwab who walked two in his 1.1 innings of labor, earlier than giving technique to Marrick Crouse who walked two in his 0.2 innings of labor whereas additionally surrendering two earned runs and three hits. Kasey Kalich labored a pair of scoreless innings and picked up his second save of the season – needing 33 pitches over the ultimate two frames the place he struck out three but in addition walked a participant himself. Kasey has but to surrender a run this season however has a 4.15 BB/9 fee which is seemingly the primary factor he might be engaged on earlier than being promoted to Double-A Mississippi.

Offensively, the duo of Michael Harris II and Cody Milligan continued to get it carried out for Rome. Michael received the scoring began for Rome within the third inning as he singled in Garrison Schwartz to tie the sport up at 1-1. He was then adopted up by Logan Brown, later within the inning, who hit a sacrifice fly to the left fielder and Harris tagged up and scored to offer Rome the lead 2-1. Cody Milligan then linked on a single within the fourth inning to attain Beau Phillip and lengthen the Rome result in 3-1, earlier than doing it once more within the sixth inning and scoring Andrew Moritz to construct the Rome lead as much as 4-1. After the pitching workers allowed Bowling Inexperienced to tie the sport Bryce Ball took issues into his personal fingers and hit his third homer of the season, scoring Michael Harris, and giving Rome their ultimate lead.

  • Stephen Paolini, CF: 0-for-4, .143/.294/.214
  • Willie Carter, RF: 2-for-4, HR, 2 R, RBI, .371/.463/.600
  • Ricardo Rodriguez, C: 1-for-4, R, .267/.421/.500
  • Alec Barger, SP: 2.2 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 Okay, 3.18 ERA
  • Carter Linton, RP: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 Okay, 0.00 ERA
  • James Acuna, RP: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2K, 5.79 ERA

Field Rating

It was a day to overlook for the Augusta GreenJacket pitching workers as they struck out 13 Woodpeckers, however surrendered 9 earned runs on 13 hits. The GreenJackets truly lead this recreation 2-0 within the second inning due to a Bryson Horne two RBI single that scored Willie Carter, and Ricardo Rodriguez, nevertheless it was all downhill from there. The Woodpeckers have been capable of rating thrice within the third, 4 instances within the fourth, and two extra instances within the seventh inning. Carter Linton, a free agent signing, and Justin Yeager, a 33 spherical draft choose in 2019, have been the one two pitchers to not give up a run within the recreation for Augusta. Carter, was relatively spectacular getting all six of his outs through strikeout, whereas Justin gave up a lone single in his one inning of labor.

Offensively it was the Willie Carter present as Willie linked on his second homer of the season and is as much as a 1.063 OPS. Catcher Ricardo Rodriguez continued his tremendous begin to the season with a single within the second inning and later went on to attain and is as much as a .921 OPS on the season as nicely. The remainder of the lineup has been struggling fairly a bit – with the following highest OPS being Cade Bunnell’s .778 OPS, however following Cade is Braulio Vasquez and a meager .536 OPS. Sure, the fourth-highest OPS within the lineup final night time was .536.

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