Stripers Spring Training Report: February 28

Tracking former and future Gwinnett Stripers in Atlanta Braves camp this Spring

2018 Stripers third baseman Austin Riley went 2-for-3 against the Mets on Tuesday. (Will Fagan/Gwinnett Stripers)

By Peter Brooks / Gwinnett Stripers | February 28, 2019 11:00 AM

After losing their first two games of Spring Training, the Atlanta Braves have won their last three Grapefruit League games, defeating the Nationals 9-4 on Monday, edging the Mets 4-3 on Tuesday, and shutting out the Cardinals 4-0 on Wednesday.

Here's a look at how some former and potential future Gwinnett Stripers fared:

At the plate

Catching prospect Alex Jackson has gotten off to a hot start this spring, hitting .600 in three games. The 23-year-old roped a two-run double against the Nationals on Monday and hit a home run off Mets pitcher Hector Santiago on Tuesday (totals: 2 games, 2-for-3, 1 HR, 1 R, 3 RBIs).

Top prospect Cristian Pache had a productive week, going 1-for-2 with three RBIs, a run scored and two walks in two games.

Third baseman Austin Riley swung the bat well against the Mets, going 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored out of the cleanup spot (totals: 2 games, 2-for-6, 1 R, 1 RBI).

Longtime Stripers infielder Sean Kazmar Jr. entered Wednesday's game as a pinch-runner and later recorded his first hit of the spring, finishing 1-for-1.

On the mound

Braves' 2017 first-round selection Kyle Wright made an impressive start against the Cardinals, throwing 2.0 scoreless, two-hit innings and striking out three to lead the 4-0 shutout. Kolby Allard added 2.0 scoreless innings, allowing just two baserunners via walks. Additionally, Kyle Muller, Corbin Clouse and Joey Wentz all contributed a scoreless inning in the contest.

Wes Parsons, who went 7-4 with a 3.27 ERA in 16 games in 2018 with Gwinnett, had a solid outing on Tuesday, tossing 1.1 one-hit innings.

What's next

The Braves are back at Champion Stadium today hosting the Detroit Tigers at 1:05 p.m. Touki Toussaint, who went 5-0 with a 1.43 ERA in eight starts with the Stripers in 2018, is scheduled to start for Atlanta. Tigers left-hander Matt Moore is scheduled to be on the mound.

Upcoming games:

March 1: Vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 1:05 p.m.

March 2: At Detroit Tigers, 1:05 p.m.

March 3: Vs. Miami Marlins, 1:05 p.m.

March 4: Vs. Houston Astros, 1:05 p.m.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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