Mississippi Braves (38-28) vs Tennessee Smokies (31-35)RHP J.R. Graham (1-3, 4.72) vs RHP Matt Loosen (3-2, 5.33)
Overall (38-28) 1st Half (38-28) 2nd Half (0-0)Game #67 June 13, 2014 Kodak, TN Smokies Park
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Todays Game: In game three of this five-game series, RHP J.R. Graham (1-3, 4.72) takes the ball for the Braves against right-hander matt Loosen (3-2, 5.33).
LasT TIme oUT: The mississippi Braves took advantage of a Tennessee smokies de-fensive blunder in the seventh inning to win 4-2 on Thursday night at smokies Park, staying alive in the southern League south division first-half race. With runners at first and second and one out in a 2-2 tie game, derrick mitchell broke for third base early, but reliever Zach Cates overthrew the ball to third, scoring mitchell and giving the Braves (38-28) the lead for good. Gustavo Nunez took third base on the play and scored on a mycal Jones safety squeeze to make it 4-2. The lead came after the two teams swapped runs back and forth through the middle frames. The smokies (31-35) struck first for a run in the third off of Braves starter Williams Perez. With two outs, Kris Bryant drew a walk and moved to second on a wild pitch. Charlie Cutler found a hole on the left side of the infield for a single and a 1-0 lead. The Braves bounced back in the fifth to tie the game 1-1. elmer Reyes led off the inning with a double against Tennessee starter dae-eun Rhee. Kyle Kubitza walked and the two runners moved to scoring position on a Braeden schlehuber sac bunt. mitchell lined one down the left field line for a sacrifice fly to tie the game. mississippi took a 2-1 lead in the sixth, loading the bases with nobody out on singles by Nunez and Jones and a walk by Cedric Hunter. Nunez scored on a wild pitch to break the 1-1 tie before the Braves stranded the bags full. Tennessee tied it up again with a run in the bottom of the sixth. Bryant doubled and moved to third on a fly out to right field by Jonathan mota. He scored the tying run when Rubi silva tripled to the wall in center to make it 2-2. Ryan Weber (2-2) earned the win in relief, allowing just a run on two hits in two frames. Perez allowed a run on five hits over four innings, striking out two and walking one in the no-decision. Rhee for the smokies gave up two earned on six hits over six innings, striking out two and walking three. Cates (0-1) suffered the loss in his 2/3 innings, allowing two unearned on no hits. James Hoyt picked up the save, his fifth, striking out the side swinging in the ninth inning.
To THe sHoW: m-Braves closer shae simmons was promoted directly to the atlanta Braves from double-a mississippi on may 31. simmons is the 15th m-Brave to re-ceive a promotion directly to the big leagues from Pearl. The right-hander was lead-ing the southern League with 14 saves. He had a 0.78 eRa in 20 outings. In those 20 appearances, he gave up runs in just one outing.
may LeadeRs: on the mound, the Braves had three relievers with eRas under 0: shae simmons (0.00), James Hoyt (0.73) and Ryne Harper (0.87). aaron Northcraft led m-Braves starters with a 1.98 eRa in five starts during the month. offensively, Kyle Kubitza (.341, 28 games) and david Rohm (.341, 27 games) paced the Braves. matt Kennlly hit .358 in 14 games while Barrett Kleinknecht also hit .325 in 25 games.
LeaGUe LeadeRs: elmer Reyes enters this five-game series with the second-best batting average in the southern League, .329. Williams Perez ranks second with a 1.91 eRa and aaron Northcraft sits 10th with a 2.84 eRa. Northcraft ranks tied for second in wins (7) while Perez ranks second with a 0.96 WHIP and fourth with a .205 opponents batting average. as a team, the m-Braves offense ranks first with a .265 batting average while the pitching staff ranks third with a 3.46 eRa. James Hoyt leads the league with 7 holds and Cedric Hunter ranks third in slugging, .529.
M-Braves vs Smokies Day-by-Day Date Result Record W-L-S Att
5/15 W, 6-5 (11) 1-0 Harper-Kirk 4,030
5/16 W,2-0 2-0 Northcraft-Black-Simmons 3,664
5/17 W,8-3 3-0 Cunniff-Francescon 3,365
5/18 W,4-2 4-0 Shreve-Lorick-Simmons 2,298
5/19 L,3-1 4-1 Zych-Hursh-Rivero 3,017
6/11 L, 3-2 4-2 Francescon-Harper-Rivero 2,690
6/12 W, 4-2 5-2 Weber-Cates-Hoyt 3,085
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Us vs Them Braves Stats Smokies 38-28 Record 31-35 .263 BattingAverage .246 .369 SluggingPercentage .379 .338 On-BasePercentage .324 284 RunsScored 290 577 Hits 543 255 RunsBattedIn 266 122 Doubles 113 13 Triples 15 28 HomeRuns 51 53 StolenBases 64 31 SacrificeBunts 25 15 SacrificeFlies 16 42 GIDP 33
3.42 EarnedRunAverage 3.78 .243 AverageAgainst .231 520 Strikeouts 494 204 Walks 298 252 RunsAllowed 288 219 EarnedRunsAllowed 244 28 HomeRunsAllowed 43
.979 FieldingPercentage .973 58 DoublePlays 57 51 Errors 67
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The southern League takes three days off for the 2014 southern League all-star Game at aT&T Field in Chattanooga June 16-18. The
game takes place Tuesday, June 17. after the break, the m-Braves counter the Generals in
a five-game series at Trustmark Park.
2014 southern League all-star Break
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 at Trustmark Park 2-1 2-3 2-3 4-1 3-2 2-8 at Tennessee 3-1 3-2 1-3 3-2 4-1 2-3 Total 5-2 5-5 3-6 7-3 7-3 4-11
2011 2012 2013 2014 alltime at Trustmark Park 4-2 2-3 4-1 4-1 29-25 at Tennessee 2-3 1-4 3-2 1-1 23-22 Total 6-5 3-7 7-3 5-2 52-47
M-Braves vs Smokies
On the Airways2014 features the mississippi Braves on the Fm dial for the sixth season
with WyaB 103.9 Fm. The two par-ties contract runs through the 2015 season. WyaB features all 70 m-Braves home games, all 70 m-Braves road
games and the southern League playoffs should the Braves make the postseason.
Date Opponent ProbableStarters TimeThis Series Today vs Tennessee smokies RHP J.R. Graham (1-3, 4.72) vs RHP matt Loosen (3-2, 5.33) 6:15 Pm saturday, June 14, 2014 vs Tennessee smokies RHP mitch atkins (1-0, 1.64) vs RHP Joe Gardner (1-0, 2.35) 5:15 Pm sunday, June 15, 2014 vs Tennessee smokies RHP aaron Northcraft (7-3, 2.84) vs TBa 1:00 Pm
Next Series monday, June 16, 2014 -- southern League all-star Break Tuesday, June 17, 2014 -- southern League all-star Game at aT&T Field in Chattanooga Wednesday, June 18, 2014 -- southern League all-star Break