Braves beat Panama; U.S. beat Yankees in Early Spring Training Exibitions

Braves beat the Panama national team 11-2 behind a strong start from Tommy Hanson. The top-10 prospect struck out 3 over 3 innings and allowed 2 hits and a walk. The only run that was scored was an unearned one because of a Kelly Johnson throwing error. The pitching looked like this

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Atlanta

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Hanson

3.0

2

1

0

1

3

Gonzalez

1.0

2

0

0

0

0

Acosta

1.0

1

0

0

0

0

Carlyle

2.0

0

0

0

0

1

Logan

1.0

0

0

0

0

1

Parr

1.0

2

1

1

0

0

 

Because Chipper, McCann, and Blanco were playing for their countries, we had to adjust, and we did fine with that. We had many of are young players coming in the game once we had a comfortable lead. Our other star prospect Jason Heyward hit his first Spring Training homer in the 8th. Here are some of the batting stats
BATTING
2B: Norton, Sammons, Conrad, Jones, B
HR: Gorecki (8th inning off Campos, 0 on, 0 out), Heyward (8th inning off Campos, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Infante; Gorecki 4; Johnson; Conrad 2; Norton 3; Francoeur; Heyward 4; Young; Jones, B 2; Ross; Sammons 2; Hernandez, D 2.
RBI: Francoeur (1), Infante (1), Johnson (1), Norton (1), Sammons (1), Gorecki (1), Heyward 2 (2).

We also had Concepcion Rodriguez and Yeliar Castro playing for Panama. They are in our farm. Rodriguez went 1-4 with a run and Castro pitched 2.1 innings allowing 1 run, 2 hits, and 2 walks. 
In the U.S.-New York game, we had McCann going 0-3 and Chipper going 1-2 with a walk and a run. The U.S. ended up winning that game by a close score of 6-5.
Gregor Blanco went 0-1 playing with Venezuela.

The Braves will have a tough challenge ahead of them tomorrow as they face the Yankees. It should be a great game.   

6 comments

  1. Jane Heller

    I wish I could watch tomorrow’s game or at least follow it on the blogs, but I’ll be in the air all day. LONG flight between CA and FL. But at least I’ll be at spring training when I finally get there! Enjoy the game.

    http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

  2. Darion

    I think this is the year that the U.S. wins it all. Canada, Japan, and the Dominican Republic all look very good this year though. If U.S. doesn’t win it, my vote goes to the DR with all that talent that they have, but I’m hoping that won’t happen. The U.S. has the best overall talent hands down

  3. presidentpam

    In Panama game, Reid Gorecki made a fantastic catch as CF in the 7th (i think). Really hussled to make the catch. Then hit that HR in the 8th. Who IS this guy? He wasn’t listed anywhere and we had not heard of him. Nice showing!

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