Ex-Lookout Corcoran, 35, Wins IL Honor For Gwinnett

Braves Minor League Report: Tuesday

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Tim Corcoran pitching for the Lookouts at AT&T Field.
Tim Corcoran pitching for the Lookouts at AT&T Field.
- photo by Tim Evearitt

Gwinnett Braves' right-hander Tim Corcoran has been named the International League's Pitcher of the Week for the week ending Sunday, May 26. Corcoran, the first G-Braves' player to win a weekly award this season, went 2-0 with a 0.79 ERA (1 ER in 11.1 IP) in two starts during the week.

Corcoran's first win of the week came in game two of a doubleheader against Louisville on May 20. He limited the Bats to a run on eight hits over 5.1 innings, walked three and struck out a season-high seven. Gwinnett's 5-2 win in that contest snapped a 10-game home losing streak. The right-hander sealed the award thanks to 6.0 scoreless, four-hit innings in Sunday's 9-0 win over Toledo.

The 35-year-old Corcoran is 3-3 with a 3.19 ERA (17 ER in 48.0 IP) in nine starts with Gwinnett this season. The 16-year veteran has also pitched in the IL with the Durham Bulls (2004-07) and was briefly a Major Leaguer with the Tampa Bay Rays (2005-07).

Chattanooga was also one of Corcoran's stops, for the majority of the 2009 season (when he went 4-7, 5.48 in 28 games, eight starts).

He is the first G-Braves' pitcher to win the IL's Pitcher of the Week award since right-hander Todd Redmond won on May 20, 2012.

TUESDAY RESULTS

CLASS AAA

Gwinnett (23-30) 5, Syracuse 4

WP: Rodriguez (3-3) 6 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 7 K. Buchter 1 IP, 0 H, 3 K. Egan (Save, 3) 1 IP.
Pastornicky 3-4, 3 R, 2B, HR (2nd), 3 RBI; Mejia 1-4, 2B, RBI; Terdoslavich 0-3, RBI; Janish 2-4; Gartrell 1-1 (PH).

CLASS AA

Montgomery 6, Mississippi (29-22) 4

LP: Martin (2-3) 6 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, HR.
La Stella 2-4, RBI (.315); Bethancourt 2-4, R; Salcedo 1-4, HR (7th), 3 RBI; Pedroza 2-4, R; Martinez 0-4 (.317).

ADVANCED CLASS A

Lynchburg (27-22) 8, Myrtle Beach 1        

WP: Ross (2-1) 7 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K.
Heffley 1-4; Rohm 1-3. R; Hefflinger 2-4, 2 HR (12th, 13th), 3 RBI; Kubitza 3-2, 3 R, 2 HR (2nd, 3rd), 2 RBI; Weaver 2-4, HR (2nd), 3 RBI.

CLASS A

Rome (26-23) 9, Charleston 8

SP: Scoggin 4 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 5 K. WP: Wilson (1-0) 2.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K. Simmons (Save, 13) 0.2 IP, 2 K.
Eric Garcia (1st game since 4/15) 3-5, 2B, R, RBI, SB; Kalenkosky 1-3, 3B, 4 RBI; Franco 1-4, 2 RBI; Meneses 2-4, HR 91st), RBI; Moses 2-4, 2B, R; Hyams 2-4, 2 R, RBI, SB.

 


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