Gilmartin Joins Loaded Rome Rotation

Braves Minor League Report: Saturday 810

Sunday, August 11, 2013 - by David Jenkins
This is not a rehab start. Sean Gilmartin has been assigned to the Class A Rome Braves and is starting for that club today. Gilmartin is coming off two overpowering rehab starts in the GCL and seems well past his shoulder tendinitis.

All of a sudden, the Rome starting rotation has become a focal point of scouts and fans alike

Friiday night, Wes Parsons followed up a complete game two-hitter with seven innings of shutout ball to quickly leave his free agent status behind.

Looking ahead, Frank Lafreniere (5-11) is still expected to stat Sunday, but going forward would seem to indicate that top prospects Mauricio Cabera, Lucas Sims and Jeremy Hursh would complete the rotation. But if you're thinking playoff run -- forget it. Rome (22-26 for the second half) is eight games out of the South Division lead and face a magic number of 15 losses and Lexington wins for elimination.
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Among roster moves in the system, Jose Constanza has been returned to Gwinnett to make room for the eager-to-go Jordan Schafer. Schafer was only 2-for-24 in his rehab. ... Bicep tendinitis has landed Lynchburg catcher Shawn McGill on fhe DL, so Chase Anselment has moved up from Rome to fill in. Lynchburg pitcher Ryan Weber, who was having a terrific season, has gone to the Gulf Coast for a rehab assignment.

Infieler Ronald Luna has returned to Rome after a stint in Danville. ... Matt Kimbrel, who has been hit harder than hard in Danville, has been returned to the GCL.

SATURDAY'S SCORES

SHORT-SEASON

GCL Braves (20-24) 6, GCL Astros 2 

WP: Gonzalez (5-3) 5 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K.
Salazar 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K.
Kimbrel 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K.
F. Sanchez 3-4, 2 R, HR (1st), 3 RBI, 2 SB; H. Garcia 2-4, 2R, RBI; Reed Harper 1-4, 2B.

DSL Blue Jays @ DSL Braves (24-32)

SP: TBA.

Danville (24-23) 4, Bristol 3

WP: Waszak (2-3) 6 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K..
Dill (Save, 1) 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K.
Camargo 3-3, R, 3B; Caratini 2-3, R; Piloto 1-4, RBI; V> Reyes 1-4, R, RBI; De La Rosa 1-3, RBI.

CLASS AAA

Lehigh Valley 9, Gwinnett (51-71) 2


LP: Martin (2-4) 5 IP, 12 H, 8 ER, 2 BB, 3 K..
Lamm 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K.
Constanza 3-5, R; Mejia 2-5, 2B, RBI; Gartrell 1-3, 2B; Golson 2-4, 2B; Laird 0-3

CLASS AA

Game One
Mississippi (64-54) 3, Jackson 1 (7)


WP: Lee (7-8) 62.1 IP, 6 H, 0 ER(1R), 0 BB, 2 K.
Harper (Save, 7) 0.2 IP, 0 H. 
Bethancourt 1-3; La Stella 1-3, R (.340); Martinez 2-3, R; Marrero 1-2, 2B, 3 RBI.

Game Two
Jackson 7, Mississippi (64-55) 2 (7)


LP: Bisenius (0-1) 6 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K.
Bethancourt 1-4, R; Hefflinger 1-3, RBI; Brewer 1-4, RBI; Pedroza 1-3, 2B.

ADVANCED CLASS A

Lynchburg (54-59) 5, Wilmington 3


SP: Miller 6.1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K.
WP: Cornely (4-1) 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K.
Landoni 3-5, R; Rohm 2-4, 3B, 3 RBI; E. Reyes 2-4, R; Weaver 1-4, R, RBI, SB.

CLASS A

Rome (59-59) 8, Charleston 5 
Carroll HBP in 1st, exit game.

WP: Gilmartin (1-0) 5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K.
Wilson (Save, 5) 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K.
Wren 1-4, R, SB (23); Peraza 2-5, 2 R, 2B, RBI, 2 SB (52); Marte 1-4, 2 R, HR (3rd), 2 RBI, SB; Tewell 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI; Meneses 2-5, 2 2B, RBI

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