Gwinnett Braves 2, Norfolk Tides 3
Sean Gilmartin turned in his best start with Gwinnett yesterday, throwing 5 innings and allowing only 1 hit, a solo homer. Gilmartin only walked one and struck out 6 men, lowering his AAA ERA to 3.20 in the process. Gwinnett managed only 3 hits on the day, but one was a 2 run homer by Rusty Ryal that drove in Ruben Gotay, who had singled before him. The G-Braves had a 2-1 lead when Gilmartin was removed, but Peter Moylan coughed it up, allowing a run on two hits. The bullpen would give up another, and Gwinnett lost 3-2.
Randall Delgado goes tonight as Gwinnett opens up a series in Durham.
Mississippi Braves 6, Jackson Generals 7 - 13 innings
Despite being outhit 16-9, Mississippi kept it close but ultimately lost to Jackson on a 13th inning walkoff. Gary Moran started and posted a quality start, but was let down by his defense. Moran went 6 innings, allowing 3 earned runs; the defense let in 2 unearned runs. Moran allowed 10 baserunners while managing 4 strikeouts in what was not his sharpest outing. The bullpen, led by Mark Lamm, kept it close until the end when Cory Rasmus gave up the walkoff. Evan Gattis was a wrecking ball tonight, reaching base 5 times with 2 walks, 2 doubles, and a single. He drove in 2 of the M-Braves' 6 runs as well. Joey Terdoslavich earned a pair of RBIs as well when he connected on his 4th homer of the year.
Zeke Spruill goes against Jackson today.
Lynchburg Hillcats 1, Wilmington Blue Rocks 11
Lynchburg got absolutely throttled by Wilmington last night. The Blue Rocks put up a 10 spot in the 2nd and never looked back. Aaron Northcraft had a disastrous start, recording 4 outs while allowing 7 earned runs on 5 hits and 2 walks. A trio of errors let in two more to cap Northcraft's rough night. On the other side of the ball, the Hillcats were 3 hit. Not too much more to say about this one.
Dimasther Delgado takes on the Blue Rocks today.
Lexington Legends 8, Rome Braves 17
Every Rome pitcher allowed at least one run tonight, but it didn't matter because every hitter in the Rome lineup reached base and either scored or drove in a run. Robby Hefflinger led the way with a monstrous night, scoring 2 and driving in 5 as part of a 4 hit day. His 3 run shot in the 8th capped a fantastic day for him. Tony Mueller also had a 4 hit day, notching 4 singles and a walk as well. William Beckwith and Brandon Drury each collected a pair of hits and RBIs as well on the night. The game was actually close at 9-7 in the 8th before Rome blew it open with an 8 spot in the bottom half of the inning.
Greg Ross takes on the Legends tomorrow.
Bluefield Blue Jays 0, Danville Braves 3 - Game 1
Danville swept a doubleheader yesterday, winning 3-0 in both games behind some stellar starting pitching. In Game 1, Frank LaFreniere through 6 innings of shutout ball, allowing 5 hits and 2 walks while striking out 3. In the nightcap, Eduardo Castillo went 5 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 3 as well. Carlos Franco and Josh Elander led the way in game one, with Elander clubbing an RBI double and Franco going 2-3 with an RBI. In Game 2 it was Seth Moranda delivering the big knock, a 2-out 2 run single. Logan Robbins added the other run for Danville.
Danville plays Bluefield again this afternoon
GCL Braves - Postponed.
The GCL Braves were rained out yesterday. They were scheduled to play a doubleheader today, but that too has been rained out.