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    8/23 TUESDAY MINORS FINAL: Rome hot, Mississippi not

    Break up the Rome Braves! They have now won six straight, and 12 out of 14.

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    Mississippi, on verge of clinching division, has scored only seven runs in its last 6 games

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    TUESDAY'S MINOR LEAGUE RESULTS

    CLASS AAA

    Gwinnett 8, Buffalo 4
    ***Omigod! I just realized Casey Kotchman is playing 1B for Buffalo!!!***

    WP: Blair (5-4) 5 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 3 K
    Hursh 2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
    Cunniff 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K
    Simmons 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

    Rojas 2-4, 2B, HR (9th), 2 RBI
    Bonifacio 1-5, HR (2nd), 3 RBI
    Snyder 2-4, 2B, R, RBI, SB
    Ruiz 1-4, 2B, R, RBI

    CLASS AA


    Biloxi 2, Mississippi 0

    SP: Newcomb 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 5 K
    LP: Morris (3-1) 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 2 K

    Schrader 1-3, 2B
    Meneses 1-3, 2B
    Albies 0-3
    Peterson DNP

    ADVANCED CLASS A

    Myrtle Beach 7, Carolina 0

    LP: Franco (5-11) 5 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
    Moran 0.2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
    Portuondo 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K
    Navarro 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K

    Davidson 1-2, BB (.222)
    Demeritte 0-3
    Scivicque 0-3

    CLASS A

    Rome 6, Kannapolis 3

    WP: Sanchez (7,-9) 7 IP, 4 H, 0 ER(1R), 3 BB, 9 K
    Graham 0.2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
    Clouse (Save, 4) 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K

    Castro 3-4, R, 2 RBI
    Ellison 2-2, 2 2B, 3 R, RBI, 2 BB
    James 1-4, 3B, RBI
    Riley 1-4, R

    SHORT-SEASON

    Danville 6, Bluefield 5 (11)

    Mooney walkoff HBP with bases loaded
    BLOWN SAVE, allowed 3 runs in 9th

    SP: Hellinger 6 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
    Hyssong 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K 90.56)
    Webb (BS) 0.1 IP, 1 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, HR
    Gilmore 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
    WP Carroll (1-0) 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K

    Cruz 1-5, R, BB, SB
    Mooney 2-5, 2B,2 R, RBI, HBP
    Pache 2-5, RBI
    McLemore 2-4, 2 2B, R, 2 RBI, BB
    Cumberland 1-4, RBI

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    GCL Blue Jays 5, GCL Braves 2

    LP: Javier (4-1) 5 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
    Heredia 3 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
    Guardado 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
    Vega 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 0 K

    Acuna 1-3, BB
    Benson 2-4
    Ventura 1-4, RBI
    A. Salazar 0-3 (rehab)
    J Fernandez 2-4, R

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    Scheduled Game
    DSL Braves 3, DSL Yankees 0 (7)

    SP: Lopez 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
    WP: Sepulveda (3-3) 3.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 HBP
    Santos 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K
    Diaz (Save, 2) 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

    B. Vasquez 2-3
    Lora 1-3, HR (1st), 3 RBI
    Ramos 1-2, R

    Suspended Game
    DSL Yankees 6, DSL Braves 5 (7)

    LP: Julian (0-8) 1.1 IP, 0 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 1 K
    Volquez 2.2 IOP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
    C. Javier 2 IP, 0 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
    Yankees: 6 runs on 2 hits

    J.C. Encarnacion 1-3, 3B, R
    Centeno 0-3, R, RBI
    Adrianza 2-4, RBI
    Lopez 1-1, 2 R, 3 BB, 2 SB
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    Blair...
    4.2 ip 6 h 3 er 3 bb. 3 k

    Newcomb...
    4.0 ip 1 h 0 er 1 bb 3 k

    Sanchez...
    6.0 ip 4 h 1 r 3 bb 6 k

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    Quote Originally Posted by msstate7 View Post
    Blair...
    4.2 ip 6 h 3 er 3 bb. 3 k

    Newcomb...
    4.0 ip 1 h 0 er 1 bb 3 k

    Sanchez...
    6.0 ip 4 h 1 r 3 bb 6 k
    Newk is through 5 with 2bb and 5k. But at 80 pitches. So probably one more inning is it. Getting closer though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msstate7 View Post
    Blair...
    4.2 ip 6 h 3 er 3 bb. 3 k

    Newcomb...
    4.0 ip 1 h 0 er 1 bb 3 k

    Sanchez...
    6.0 ip 4 h 1 r 3 bb 6 k
    Their finishes...

    Blair...
    5.0 ip 8 h 3 er 4 bb 3 k

    Newcomb...
    6.0 ip 2 h 0 er 4 bb 5 k

    Sanchez...
    7.0 ip 4 h 1 r 3 bb 9 k

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    Walks walks walks. Same thing every single time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msstate7 View Post
    Their finishes...

    Blair...
    5.0 ip 8 h 3 er 4 bb 3 k

    Newcomb...
    6.0 ip 2 h 0 er 4 bb 5 k

    Sanchez...
    7.0 ip 4 h 1 r 3 bb 9 k
    Great stuff from Sanchez, he seems to go back and forth with his starts from great to iffy. I'm hoping he stays looking this amazing.

    Newk had a great game and could make it further without the walks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Enscheff View Post
    Walks walks walks. Same thing every single time.
    I hear you, but Newk only gave up 2 hits.

    Sanchez with 9Ks today really makes up for his 3 walks too. If he can maintain a good K:BB Ratio, he could be at least a great reliever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ventura's Stolen Bases View Post
    Newk had a great game and could make it further without the walks.

    I hear you, but Newk only gave up 2 hits.

    I am not sure if it is a pattern, but we always comment on Newcome's high walk total, but this game he walked 3 in the last 1.1 inning. 3/4 of his walks came after ~80 pitches. The reason I noticed is that we had this same kind of discussion a few starts back when he pitched great and gave up 2 walks in his last inning.

    Is it possible that he is "getting it" but when he starts to tire out, he loses his mechanics? Has anyone watched him in person?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enscheff View Post
    Walks walks walks. Same thing every single time.
    Just like nearly every high ceiling pitcher... Including Kershsaw

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    We should draft pitchers with elite stuff who can control their stuff and don't get hurt. Those are easy to find right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bravesguy View Post
    I am not sure if it is a pattern, but we always comment on Newcome's high walk total, but this game he walked 3 in the last 1.1 inning. 3/4 of his walks came after ~80 pitches. The reason I noticed is that we had this same kind of discussion a few starts back when he pitched great and gave up 2 walks in his last inning.

    Is it possible that he is "getting it" but when he starts to tire out, he loses his mechanics? Has anyone watched him in person?

    I completely agree and wanted to say this exactly. His strike to ball ratio is still to low but he is getting closer. His ERA has dropped below 4.

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    I'm sick of hearing about walks. Great job Newcomb!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rico43 View Post
    ***Omigod! I just realized Casey Kotchman is playing 1B for Buffalo!!!***
    Wow, I thought he was long out of baseball. He's probably still pouting about being traded away from his beloved Angels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enscheff View Post
    Walks walks walks. Same thing every single time.
    Enscheff points out the walks. Same thing every single time.

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    With Gant shaky, and Whalen about to be shut down...I wouldnt be surprised if Newcomb gets a Sept call up.

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    The last hurdle to fall for Nuke Newcomb is the walks. He is dominating folks.
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    Newcomb vs sims in AA...

    Newcomb (age 23)...
    3.91 era 129.0 ip 106 h 56 er 68 bb 138 k .228 avg 1.35 whip

    Sims (age 22)...
    2.45 era 77 ip 48 h 21 er 49 bb 87 k .185 avg 1.26 whip

    Which one has higher ceiling?

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    sanchez has talent and is still young. He looks like he's starting to put things together.

    With so many valuing patience I think we will see walk and strike out numbers go up. Players are going deeper in counts. And w/o watching these guys who knows what kind of zone they have. The MLB umps are terrible so imagine A ball on a Tuesday afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msstate7 View Post
    Newcomb vs sims in AA...

    Newcomb (age 23)...
    3.91 era 129.0 ip 106 h 56 er 68 bb 138 k .228 avg 1.35 whip

    Sims (age 22)...
    2.45 era 77 ip 48 h 21 er 49 bb 87 k .185 avg 1.26 whip

    Which one has higher ceiling?
    All I can go on is scouting reports, which suggest that Newcomb probably has the higher ceiling. But I don't think Sims is getting his due in prospect rankings.

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    Sept. 1st bring them both up and see who sticks...I mean, it's not like there is anything to loose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBravos View Post
    Sept. 1st bring them both up and see who sticks...I mean, it's not like there is anything to loose.
    I think we need to keep Newcomb down, but bringing Sims up is a good idea.
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