Sunday, June 22 - Asheville 1, Augusta 0
Augusta was shut out for the third time in four games. The result was a four-game sweep at the hands of Asheville to start the second half of the season.
The GreenJackets have left 33 on base and are 3 for 29 in their past four games. An 0-4 start definitely isn't what they had in mind after finishing the first half on a good note.
Sunday, June 22 - 2 p.m.
Asheville Tourists (44-28)
RHP Konner Wade (2014 A: 70.1 IP, 4.99 ERA, 5.70 FIP, 13.1 K%, 6.7 BB%, .302 BABIP)
Augusta GreenJackets (34-37)
LHP Luis Ysla (2014 A: 56 IP, 2.41 ERA, 3.58 FIP, 21.9 K%, 8.6 BB%, .276 BABIP)
Saturday, June 21 - Asheville 4, Augusta 0
If Friday night was brutal for the GreenJackets, Saturday night was unspeakable. They left 11 on base and went 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position. They hit into three inning-ending double plays, twice with the bases loaded, and they left a runner on third in four of nine innings.
Saturday, June 21 - 7 p.m.
Asheville Tourists (43-28)
RHP Alex Balog (2014 A: 79.2 IP, 3.95 ERA, 4.21 FIP, 16 K%, 6.3 BB%, .321 BABIP)
Augusta GreenJackets (34-36)
RHP Joan Gregorio (2014 A+: 22.2 IP, 6.75 ERA, 4.23 FIP, 25.5 K%, 12.3 BB%, .391 BABIP; 2014 A: 3 IP, K)
Friday, June 20 - Asheville 4, Augusta 3
It was another brutal night for the GreenJackets. They failed to make routine plays in big spots, they ran into outs on the basepaths and continued to struggle driving in runs. They have left 16 on base over the past two games, including 10 in scoring position.
Friday, June 20 - 7 p.m.
Asheville Tourists (42-28)
RHP Antonio Senzatela (2014 A: 71.1 IP, 4.42 ERA, 5.20 FIP, 12.7 K%, 5.2 BB%, .279 BABIP)
Augusta GreenJackets (34-35)
RHP Keury Mella (2014 A: 60.1 IP, 4.03 ERA, 3.03 FIP, 20.3 K%, 4.6 BB%, .339 BABIP)
Mella really hasn't had that dominant outing this season that he's capable of considering his stuff, but his arsenal has been very live lately. I feel it may be only a matter of time.
The Augusta GreenJackets are losing the anchor of their rotation and a clubhouse presence with the reassignment of left-handed starter Matt Lujan.
Lujan has been assigned from Augusta to Advanced-A San Jose. He's expected to travel to San Jose on Friday.
A corresponding move has yet to be announced. Right-hander Joan Gregorio is expected to slide into a rotation spot for the GreenJackets for now, but Lujan's assignment leaves an empty spot on the roster.
Thursday, June 19 - Asheville 1, Augusta 0
Jones said after the game he had his best fastball command so far this season. My observation was that he just had everything going. It was probably the best start I've seen from him.
Thursday, June 19 - 7 p.m.
Asheville Tourists (41-28)
RHP Zach Jemiola (2014 A: 64 IP, 6.47 ERA, 5.17 FIP, 16.5 K%, 5.3 BB%, .370 BABIP)
Augusta GreenJackets (34-34)
LHP Christian Jones (2014 A: 52.2 IP, 3.08 ERA, 3.48 FIP, 23.8 K%, 6.2 BB%, .279 BABIP)
Games of June 9-15:
Performers for each level:
Braves AAA: Christian Bethancourt - 8-21, 3 RBI, BB
Bethancourt earns this honor for the second consecutive week. Over the past two weeks, he's hitting .383/.388/.447 with three doubles and six RBI. He's up to .274/.301/.371 with 14 extra-base hits in 209 plate appearances. Recent reports say Bethancourt could be in Atlanta soon, but adjustments will have to be made. It has taken significant time at each level, but this recent stretch has been his best at Gwinnett so far.