Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: Drew Lugbauer sets home run record

While the offenses on the Atlanta Braves farm system didn’t have probably the most spectacular days, they had been in a position to string hits collectively when it mattered to place up large innings in three wins. FIrst spherical choose Owen Murphy put up a flawless outing in Augusta’s win whereas Drew Lugbauer set the one season home run record for Mississippi.

(61-70) Gwinnett Stripers 1, (69-62) Buffalo Bisons 3

Box Score

  • Ozzie Albies, 2B: 0-3, .167/.167/.167
  • Taylor Motter, DH: 1-2, HR, 2 BB, .250/.344/.516
  • Kyle Muller, SP: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 Ok, 3.06 ERA
  • Seth Elledge, RP: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 Ok, 4.07 ERA

(61-70) Gwinnett Stripers 1, (69-62) Buffalo Bisons 3

Box Score

  • Delino DeShields, CF: 0-1, 2 BB, .227/.374/.270
  • Taylor Motter, RF: 2-3, HR, 4 RBI, .261/.356/.609
  • Hernan Perez, 2B: 1-3, .280/.324/.422
  • Mike Soroka, SP: 4 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 Ok, 5.06 ERA
  • Michael Tonkin, RP: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 Ok, 3.53 ERA

Life was powerful for the Gwinnett bats in sport one, with Taylor Motter’s solo home run within the fourth inning being the one run they scored within the sport. Only two Gwinnett hitters reached base within the sport with Motter having the honors thrice and Joe Dunand recording a single and a stroll. That home run within the fourth did tie the sport 1-1, however Buffalo was proper again at it within the backside of the inning to take the lead. Kyle Muller was shaky at occasions all through this begin and the primary inning harm him when he allowed a run on two hits and a stroll. He may have been in for an extended night, however on the ultimate play of the primary Jake Marisnick was profitable in chopping down a second runner making an attempt to attain to get Muller out of it. Muller once more bought eaten up within the fifth inning when a two-run home run put Buffalo on high for good.

Game two was a bit higher for Gwinnett in that they a minimum of had been in a position to string their baserunners collectively from a number of gamers to attain sufficient runs to win. After three innings of futility Delino DeShields led off within the fourth with a stroll which was shortly adopted by a single from Hernan Perez. This introduced up the red-hot Taylor Motter who stayed streaking when he cranked his second home run of the day to place the Stripers up 3-0. Unfortunately for the Stripers this coincided with the top of the road for Mike Soroka. Soroka retired 9 of the primary ten batters he confronted within the sport however the second time by the lineup was unkind to him and within the fourth inning he allowed three runs earlier than recording an out. He managed to cool down and get out of it with a tie nonetheless in play and Gwinnett was in a position to choose him up later within the sport. Motter drove in each single Gwinnett run in the course of the double header, and the ultimate one did not come by way of the lengthy ball. He lined a sixth inning single to attain DeShields and provides Gwinnett a lead they didn’t relinquish. Michael Tonkin shut down the sport with an ideal ninth inning to present the Stripers their first win of the sequence.

Next Game: 9/10 @ (69-63) Buffalo Bisons @ 6:05 PM ET

(59-69) Mississippi Braves 3, (60-67) Biloxi Shuckers 8

Box Score

  • Cody Milligan, 2B: 1-4, BB, 2 SB .293/.368/.347
  • Drew Lugbauer, 1B: 1-4, HR, BB, 2 RBI, .213/.333/.448
  • Justyn-Henry Malloy, LF: 3-5, RBI, .291/.415/.448
  • Alan Rangel, SP: 3.1 IP, 9 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 1 BB, 3 Ok, 5.45 ERA
  • Indigo Diaz, RP: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 Ok, 3.09 ERA

Mississippi has no declare to a great night, however one participant did attain an necessary milestone in Friday night’s sport. The Braves offense struggled early and located themselves down 8-0 after 4 innings making the remainder of the sport largely simply procedural. Drew Lugbauer lastly bought Mississippi on the board within the sixth inning with a two-run home run, his twenty seventh of the season. That blast sets a brand new single season record for Mississippi, though sadly it proved to be a meaningless play within the scheme of the sport. Justyn-Henry Malloy drove home Cody Milligan within the seventh inning for the third run of the sport and Mississippi went down shortly after that.

Alan Rangel is not going to need to bear in mind this sport, as he bought completely pounded to the tune of eight runs. It wasn’t one notably dangerous inning for Rangel both, he simply could not discover all of it sport and allowed three runs as a part of an eight-run outing. The bullpen for Mississippi was completely implausible nonetheless, and over 4 23 innings mixed didn’t permit a single hit. This began with AJ Puckett, who struck out a game-high three batters within the 1st 23 good innings instantly in reduction of Rangel. Lisandro Santos was the one one who did not handle a strikeout in his scoreless sixth inning, and he was adopted by Justin Maese and Indigo Diaz every taking innings.

Next Game: 9/10 @ (60-67) Biloxi Shuckers @ 7:35 PM ET

(73-54) Rome Braves 5, (66-64) Hickory Crawdads 4

Box Score

  • Keshawn Ogans, 2B: 1-4 .211/.304/.263
  • Cal Conley, SS: 1-3, 2B, BB, .260/.337/.429
  • Kadon Morton, CF: 1-3, HR, 4 RBI, .167/.231/.417
  • JJ Niekro, SP: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 Ok, 4.88 ERA
  • Rolddy Munoz, RP: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 Ok, 6.23 ERA

Rome solely scored in a single inning, however that large fourth was sufficient to raise them to a win over Hickory and clinch the South Division title for the second half. After falling behind 1-0 after three innings Rome bought it began because of Geraldo Quintero, who was hit by a pitch to spark the rally. Keshawn Ogans then reached on a bunt single and Adam Zebrowski tied the sport on a sacrifice fly. A stroll and an error then loaded the bases, which introduced up Kadon Morton who has struggled since his promotion to Rome. This time nonetheless he noticed one pitch and turned on it for a grand slam to present Rome a commanding 5-1 lead. This was Morton’s first home run in a Rome uniform and his seventh in his previous 22 video games throughout two ranges. Rome solely had one different hit in the remainder of the sport, so there was not a lot of intrigue outdoors of Morton’s blast.

JJ Niekro put collectively a stable outing for the Braves, dancing round a handful of hassle spots to ship a one run outing over 5 innings. Niekro confronted runners on second and third within the first inning with just one out, however bought a clutch strikeout after which a floor out to flee unhurt. Hickory bought to Niekro on an RBI double within the third inning however in any other case managed little success. The bullpen was a little bit of a distinct story. Rolddy Munoz shut issues down within the sixth inning however Miguel Pena allowed three hits within the sixth inning earlier than being pulled from the sport with just one out. Benjamin Dum stranded each of the runners Pena left to him to maintain the sport at 5-2 and Grant Holmes pitched a scoreless eighth inning to present the ball to shut Austin Smith for the ninth. Smith made issues much more attention-grabbing when a two-run home run bought the lead down to at least one run. Needing only one out he struggled to close the door and a single and fielding error put the tying run in scoring place. Finally Smith was in a position to get the lastly out and seal a Rome win.

Next Game: 9/10 @ (66-64) Hickory Crawdads @ 7:00 PM ET

(68-61) Augusta GreenJackets 6, (57-73) Kannapolis Cannonballers 1

Box Score

  • David McCabe, 3B: 1-3, 2B, BB, RBI, .242/.336/.326
  • EJ Exposito, 2B: 2-4, 2B, .224/.371/.365
  • Ignacio Alvarez, SS: 0-2, 3 BB, .279/.492/.372
  • Owen Murphy, SP: 4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 Ok, 7.71 ERA
  • Rob Griswold, RP: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 Ok, 4.12 ERA

Big innings had been the theme in Friday’s wins and Augusta gave us one other one with a late rally to take a win over Kannapolis. Both groups had been locked in a scoreless battle by six innings till Ethan Workinger cracked an RBI double to attain David McCabe and provides Augusta a lead. This lead lasted all of half an inning as Kannapolis was in a position to tie within the backside of the seventh inning. In basic GreenJackets vogue they simply waited round for the opposite crew to mess up, and within the eighth inning that started with a success batter and two walks to load the bases with no outs. McCabe then drew an RBI stroll and Augusta was as soon as once more within the lead. Noah Williams was hit by a pitch to power home a second run all with out the GreenJackets placing a ball in play within the inning. A balk, a fielding error, and a sacrifice fly scored three extra runs within the inning and Augusta one way or the other managed a 5 run inning with out a single hit.

Owen Murphy confirmed off why he was Atlanta’s first spherical choose along with his greatest efficiency as an expert. Over 4 innings Murphy did not permit a single hit whereas placing out 5 and getting by all of it on simply 47 pitches. Murphy’s solely blemish was a two-out stroll within the second inning and he now has 10 strikeouts in seven innings with Augusta. Rainery Rodriguez bought the ball for an prolonged reduction outing and he too was sensible with 4 innings and just one run allowed. Rodriguez saved the no-hitter going for 2 extra innings however consecutive hits led off the seventh and put Augusta of their solely actual hassle of the sport. A sacrifice fly scored a run and tied the sport however Rodriguez saved the sport there and skated by the eighth inning. Rob Griswold bought the ball to shut it out and was good to clinch an Augusta win.

Next Game: 9/10 @ (57-73) Kannapolis Cannonballers @ 7:00 PM ET

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