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  1. I had two pieces go up on OFR, including Get To Know a Call-Up: Evan Phillips and this week's Farm Report.
  2. Offense has been hard to come by for the Mississippi Braves this season, especially since Austin Riley was promoted to Gwinnett. Tonight... everything came together. The M-Braves defeated Jacksonville 17-1, a score that included an 11-run bottom of the 5th. Starting pitcher Touki Toussaint was sharp, going 5 innings and allowing one unearned run and striking out 4. After the 5th, the Braves decided to give Touki the rest of the night off and the bullpen combo of Sean McLaughlin and Tyler Pike held Jax scoreless. Six different Braves doubled on the night, including Toussaint who is now hitting .391 on the season. Outfielder Brandon Downes, recently acquired from the Kansas City organization, hit his first homer of the season. This is how the 5th went: 1B Tyler Marlette walks. LF Travis Demeritte walks. Tyler Marlette to 2nd. C Alex Jackson doubles on a sharp line drive to left fielder John Norwood. Tyler Marlette scores. Travis Demeritte scores. Pitching Change: Miguel Del Pozo replaces Merandy Gonzalez, batting 9th. RF Brandon Downes doubles on a soft fly ball to left fielder John Norwood. Alex Jackson to 3rd. SS Luis Marte doubles on a line drive to left fielder John Norwood. Alex Jackson scores. Brandon Downes scores. P Touki Toussaint doubles on a fly ball to right fielder Brian Miller. Luis Marte scores. CF Connor Lien walks. 3B Daniel Lockhart grounds into a force out, second baseman Isan Diaz to shortstop Joe Dunand. Touki Toussaint to 3rd. Connor Lien out at 2nd. Daniel Lockhart to 1st. 2B Alay Lago singles on a ground ball to second baseman Isan Diaz. Touki Toussaint scores. Daniel Lockhart to 2nd. 1B Tyler Marlette walks. Daniel Lockhart to 3rd. Alay Lago to 2nd. LF Travis Demeritte doubles on a line drive to center fielder Monte Harrison. Daniel Lockhart scores. Alay Lago scores. Tyler Marlette to 3rd. With C Alex Jackson batting, wild pitch by Miguel Del Pozo, Tyler Marlette scores. Travis Demeritte to 3rd. C Alex Jackson strikes out on a foul tip. RF Brandon Downes homers on a fly ball to left field. Travis Demeritte scores. Pitching Change: Reilly Hovis replaces Miguel Del Pozo, batting 9th. SS Luis Marte grounds out, shortstop Joe Dunand to first baseman Peter O'Brien.
  3. Braves 2nd-round pick Greyson Jenista hit his first professional homer tonight for Danville.
  4. Former Auburn standout and 13th-round pick Brenden Venter homered in his first professional game tonight, a 2-run shot that has given Danville the lead in the 6th inning against the Princeton Rays.
  5. Gwinnett Daily Post: His start, originally slated for five innings, was cut short to three innings by a rain delay. He grounded out to third base in his first at-bat, running hard through the first-base bag. As if to say, “I’m back,” with the bases loaded and two out in the third inning, Acuna launched the seventh pitch of his second at-bat deep to right-centerfield. The ball was inches below the yellow line on the wall and Columbus center fielder Greg Allen lept and snared the ball to end the frame. Acuna thought he’d gone yard. “I definitely thought so, but you know these minor league balls,” he said.
  6. We're not going to trade actual prospects for marginal improvements.
  7. It called shoulder inflammation. It happens with pitchers. When he says is arm is "tired", he's describing what it feels like to him. There's no pain, but the inflammation means he can't get anything on his pitches. This is also called "dead arm", and it can happen at anytime, regardless of how many innings a guys has thrown.
  8. I think the main reason is that teams don't want their top position players going down with arm injuries. But I agree that it's worth pursuing with position guys that project out as role players anyway.
  9. Acuna hit one to the wall with the bases loaded, just missing an opposite field grand slam.
  10. Speaking of Danville, on Wednesday night, their 2nd game of the season, they employed two position players, IF Luis Mejia and OF Carlos Baerga, Jr. as pitchers. Baerga went two innings and got the win. On the same day in the GCL, IF Luis Ovando was used as a pitcher. It looks like the Braves are experimenting with making some of their utility players two-way guys.
  11. Danville has started the season 2-1. Both of their wins have been walk-offs.
  12. Financial impact can also be reduced by having the other team pick up salary in return for better prospects going the other way.
  13. Yes, I would replace Moylan with Phillips, though having five rookies in the bullpen is less than ideal for a contending team.