Stripers Spring Training Report: March 14

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

Touki Toussaint has pitched 7.0 scoreless innings over his last two appearances. (Will Fagan/Gwinnett Stripers)

By Peter Brooks / Gwinnett Stripers | March 14, 2019 11:48 AM

The Atlanta Braves continued their consistent play this spring and have won two of their last three games and six of their last eight. The Braves defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 on Monday, shut out the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0 on Tuesday, and fell to the Washington Nationals 8-4 on Wednesday.

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

At the plate

Cristian Pache continued to impress this spring going 1-for-2 with his team-leading fourth double on Wednesday. The Braves' No. 4 prospect according to MLB.com leads the club with a .458 batting average (minimum 10 at-bats) this spring, has two home runs and eight RBIs (totals: 2 games, 1-for-3, 1 2B).

Third baseman Austin Riley, Atlanta's No. 5 prospect according to MLB.com, went 1-for-2 and scored a run in Tuesday's win against the Cardinals. Additionally, he went 1-for-4 and scored a run on Wednesday (totals: 3 games, 2-for-8, 2 R). Veteran shortstop Pedro Florimon finished 1-for-3 with a run scored and added a walk on Wednesday.

On the mound

Bryse Wilson, the Braves' No. 7 prospect according to MLB.com, picked up his second win of Spring Training in Tuesday's shutout against the Cardinals. Wilson tossed 4.0 innings and gave up just one hit and struck out five. Wes Parsons also pitched 1.0 inning and struck out two in the shutout.

Rated the Braves' No. 2 prospect by MLB.com, Kyle Wright won his first game of the spring on Monday. He pitched 3.0 innings, surrendered two runs on four hits and struck out five.

Touki Toussaint continued his hot streak on Monday as he threw 4.0 scoreless innings, gave up two hits and struck out four. The right-hander, rated the Braves' No. 6 prospect by MLB.com, has pitched 7.0 scoreless innings and has struck out eight over his last two appearances.

What's next

Atlanta has an off day today before picking back up Friday hosting the Miami Marlins at 1:05 p.m. Left-hander Sean Newcomb will start for the Braves, the Marlins will start Wei-Yin Chen.

Upcoming games:

March 16: At Boston Red Sox, 1:05 p.m.

March 17: At Detroit Tigers, 1:05 p.m. Vs. Houston Astros, 1:05 p.m.

March 18: Vs. New York Yankees, 6:05 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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