Beachy Goes Five Shutout Innings In Rome Rehab

Braves' Minor League Report: Wednesday

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - by David Jenkins
Brandon Beachy
Brandon Beachy
- photo by Tim Evearitt

Brandon Beachy made his second official rehab start this afternoon at 1 p.m. for the Rome Braves and turned in five shutout innings!

Allowing only two hits and a walk, he faced only 18 hitters over his full out and left the game with a 3-0 lead. He struck out three and reportedly got a bunch of ground balls. 

Injuries and the recent ineffectiveness of supposed staff ace Tim Hudson have increased the urgency of Beachy's return from Tommy John surgery last June. He allowed only two his at Gwinnett in his first rehab start, but walked four to go with four strikeouts.

With the eyes of the organization on Rome, tonight will be Josh Elander's biggest stage of the season. Drafted out of TCU last June, he quickly emerged as the best hitting prospect of last year's draft, he has picked up where he left off in 2013.

Elander, moved from catcher to the outfield, currently ranks sixth in the South Atlantic League with a .328 average, and second with 41 RBIs in just 49 games. As a product of an advanced college program, it is unlikely that Elander will be in Rome an entire season.
A hamstring injury to promising catcher Chase Anselment (hitting .309, drafted originally as an outfielder) has put the Washington product on the 7-day disabled list and reliever Brandon Rhode has been sent back to short-season Danville (1-0, 9.18 in 13 games).

Earlier in the week, infielder Eric Garcia and pitcher Blaine Sims were promoted to the roster off Danville's roster. Assigned to Danville, somewhat surprisingly, was first baseman William Beckwith from Lynchburg. The everyday first baseman with the Hillcats, Beckwith was hitting a respectible .260 with eight homers and 26 RBIs for the Hillcats (.300 in his last 10 games0, and was a solid .290 with 15 homers a year ago at Rome.



Gwinnett (24-30) 10, Syracuse 1

WP: Flande (3-4) 7 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K. Cedeno 2 IP, 0 H, 2 K.
Mejia 2-5, R, HR (14th), 3 RBI; Boggs 3-5, HR (7th), RBI; Terdoslavich 3-5, 2B (21st), 3 RBI (.330); Cunningham 2-3, 2 R, 2 RBI.


Montgomery 10, Mississippi (29-23) 0

SP: :Lee 3 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 0 BB, 0 K. Kleinknecht 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K.
Salcedo 2-2, 2 BB; Martinez 1-3 (.317); La Stella 1-4.


Lynchburg (29-22) 8, Myrtle Beach 2

WP: Moore (6-4) 7 IP. 3 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K.

Hefflinger 1-3, 2 R, HR (14th), 2 RBI; Rohm 2-4, 2B, R, RBI; Skinner 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI; Lipka 2-4, 2 R, 2 2B, RBI.


Rome (27-23) 3, Charleston 0

WP: Beachy (1-0) 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB,  3 K.  Lafreniere (Save, 1) 4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K.
Elander 2-4, 2B, R, RBI; Franco 2-4, RBI; Luna 2-4, 2B, SB; Moses 2-4; Marte 1-3, RBI.


Covenant Cross-Country Teams Win Maryville Invitational

 Running through rain and tough course conditions, the Covenant cross country teams excelled at the Maryville College Invitational on Saturday morning. Both teams finished first in the event and senior Ruthie Cargill was the individual champion on the women's side. Cargill finished first among collegiate racers, second overall, with her 6k time of 25:08.58 on the damp ... (click for more)

UTC Closes Out Steve Baras Fall Classic Saturday

As rain continues to take its toll on events throughout the Southeast, the UTC Steve Baras Fall Classic was fortunate enough to have access to indoor facilities on Saturday.  Although the tournament was cut short following the semifinals, each individual was able to get in one singles match at the Racquet Club of Chattanooga.  On the men's side the Mocs scored wins ... (click for more)

Toddler Killed In Car Accident On Boy Scout Road Friday Morning

A toddler was killed in an auto accident Friday morning.  Hamilton County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an accident with injuries at the 1000 block of Boy Scout Road at approximately 11 a.m. on Friday. Upon arrival, deputies found a single car accident involving four passengers. Three of the four passengers were transported to a local hospital and the ... (click for more)

Triple Murder Suspect, Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, Captured In New Orleans

Less than a day after being placed on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top 10 Most Wanted list, Daniel Lee Henry was captured Saturday night in New Orleans, La.  Shortly after 8:30 CST, Henry, 38, was taken into custody without incident at a hotel by authorities from the United States Marshals Service Task Force, which includes law enforcement officers from the New ... (click for more)

We Can Do Something About Mass Shootings - And Response

A friend posted his observation this morning that there was paranoia about reasonable gun laws. I know his heart is saying we have to do something about these mass shootings. Then while scanning the morning news shows I watched a pile o’ pundits from Al Sharpton to Donald Trump pontificate on doing “something” about the problem. Personally, I think there are plenty of gun control ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: How We Learned To Play

A couple of years ago I was reading a fascinating story that asserted the “Little Rascals” taught generations of children how to play with each other. When the comedy show about children in a poor neighborhood originated in 1922, there were just silent movies but in 1929, when the “talkies” were introduced, children and adults alike were mesmerized by the wonderful humor that producer ... (click for more)