Stripers Spring Training Report: March 4

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

Sean Kazmar Jr. recorded his first multi-hit game of the spring on Friday. (Will Fagan/Gwinnett Stripers)

By Peter Brooks / Gwinnett Stripers | March 4, 2019 12:08 PM

Coming off three straight Grapefruit League wins, the Atlanta Braves cooled off to go 2-2 in their last four games, falling to the Detroit Tigers 7-6 on Thursday, edging the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Friday, losing 7-4 to the Tigers on Saturday, and defeating the Miami Marlins 6-5 on Sunday.  

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

At the plate

Veteran utility-man Pedro Florimon continued to swing the bat well, hitting a home run off Tigers lefty Matt Moore on Thursday. Additionally, Florimon finished 1-for-2 on Saturday against the Tigers, he is now hitting .385 this spring.

Longtime Gwinnett infielder Sean Kazmar Jr. went a perfect 2-for-2 and scored a run in Friday's win against the Blue Jays. Kazmar Jr. bumped his spring average up to .375 (totals: 2 games, 2-for-3, 1 R). Additionally, outfielder Ryan LaMarre went 1-for-1, scored two runs and added a walk in Friday's contest (totals: 2 games, 1-for-3, 2 R).

Highly touted outfield prospect Cristian Pache entered Saturday's game as a pinch-runner and went 1-for-1 with a double and a run scored. Pache is hitting .375 this spring and has three RBIs (totals: 1-for-4, 1 2B, 1 R).

After going hitless in his previous five plate appearances, catcher Alex Jackson went 2-for-2 Sunday against the Marlins and homered for the second time this spring. His dinger came off right-hander Drew Steckenrider (totals: 3 games, 2-for-7, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI). Also in Sunday's game, infielder Andres Blanco hit a walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth off Brian Moran.

On the mound

Wes Parsons recorded his first win of the 2019 spring campaign on Friday. He worked a scoreless ninth inning, allowed one hit, and added a strikeout.

Relief pitcher Corbin Clouse worked a scoreless inning in Sunday's win. Clouse has made three appearances this spring without allowing a run.

What's next

The Braves host the Houston Astros today at 1:05 p.m. Wade Miley will be on the mound for Houston, Atlanta's starting pitcher is to be determined.

Upcoming games:

March 5: At New York Yankees, 1:05 p.m.

March 6: At Miami Marlins, 1:05 p.m. Vs. Detroit Tigers, 1:05 p.m.

March 8: Vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 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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