Braves: M-Braves offense explodes in extras to win shootout, while Johan Camargo stays hot for Gwinnett

Rain spoiled two of the farm’s five scheduled games on Thursday, but the Mississippi Braves ensured the system had an exciting night. Here’s a recap of all the action…

(23-27) Gwinnett Stripers 

L, 6-1 vs. Durham

  • SP, K. Wright – (L), 6 IP, 3 H, 4 ER, 6 BB, 5 K, HR
  • 3B, J. Camargo – 2 for 4, HR, 2B, RBI
  • 1B, R. Casteel – 2 for 4

This 9th-inning home run (shown above) by Johan Camargo was really the only highlight for Gwinnett as they barely avoided a shutout loss to Durham, now the owner of the league’s most wins. For Johan, he’s coming off a strong month of June in which he slashed .299/.358/.437 to go with seven XBH (two HR) in a span of 25 games. 

Starter Kyle Wright pitched somewhat better compared to his last time out for the Stripers, but his six walks (a season-high) really came back to bite him, like in the 3rd when he walked two of the first four batters and the Bulls cashed in with a three-run homer. An RBI double by Durham against Wright in the 4th added to the damage, and the righty was removed after six, giving him a 4.06 ERA for the season. 

(31-20) Mississippi Braves 

W, 14-12 (F/10) vs. Montgomery 

  • SP, H. Deal – 5 ⅓ IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
  • 3B/2B, W. Rijo – 3 for 5, HR, 2B, 4 RBI, SB
  • SS, B. Shewmake – 2 for 5, HR, 2B, 2 RBI

This one didn’t wrap until nearly midnight (ET) as Mississippi once again found a way to win on Thursday night in a game that featured a combined 26 runs from 31 hits. 

Yes, you read that tweet right. The M-Braves scored six runs in extras to go up 14-10 in their half of the frame. Even more bizarre, though, the Biscuits put up four runs of their own in the bottom half of the frame, nearly coming back. Just a wild game all the way around.

The pitching was pretty dreadful for both clubs, and starter Hayden Deal probably had the worst outing of his 2021 season. However, the top-third of the Mississippi lineup is worth a few words. The trio of Wendell Rijo, Justin Dean, and Trey Harris combined to finish last night 7-for-17 at the plate, including two homers, a triple, a double, six runs, and nine RBI. 

Following a pretty blah first month, Harris appears to be reverting to his 2019 Player of the Year days. Since June 9 (a span of 16 games), the outfielder is hitting .327 with two homers and six RBI.

Other notable performances from the win…

  • C, C. Martinez – 2 for 5, R
  • RF, G. Jenista – 2 for 5, 3B, 2B, RBI
  • 2B, J. Miller – 1 for 3, 2B, R, BB

Prospect Shea Langeliers had Thursday off. 

(26-22) Rome Braves

PPD vs. Wilmington 

Rome will make up its rained-out game from yesterday with a doubleheader on Saturday.

(22-28) Augusta GreenJackets 

L, 3-1 vs. Columbia 

  • SP, J. Johnson – (L), 3 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, BB, 5 K, HR
  • 3B, C. Bunnell – 1 for 4, HR, RBI
  • 1B, L. Stephens – 1 for 3, BB

Augusta ran into some strong pitching last night, only tallying four hits and striking out 13 times altogether. As a result, the highlights were minimal for the GreenJackets, save for this solo-homer by lead-off batter Cade Bunnell in the 1st…

Starter Jared Johnson racked up a season-high in strikeouts with five, and for the third time in four starts this year, he held the opposing team to just three hits. However, a two-run 3rd and a wild pitch by reliever Kenny Wells in the 5th allowed Columbia to come away with the win. 

(1-0) FCL Braves

PPD vs. Orioles (Black)

The FCL Braves 2021 season started this past Monday, and the team has played a total of 10 innings. 

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