Stripers Spring Training Report: March 7

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

Touki Toussaint tossed three scoreless innings on Wednesday and struck out four. (Will Fagan/Gwinnett Stripers)

By Peter Brooks / Gwinnett Stripers | March 7, 2019 12:11 PM

The Atlanta Braves continued their steady play this Spring Training going 2-2 in their last four games. The Braves fell to the Houston Astros 4-3 on Monday, lost 5-1 to the New York Yankees on Tuesday, and won both games on Wednesday defeating the Miami Marlins 4-0 and the Detroit Tigers 8-2.

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

At the plate

Longtime Stripers infielder Sean Kazmar Jr. entered Monday's game as a pinch-hitter and launched a 2-run home run, his first of the spring. Additionally, Kazmar Jr. went 1-for-2 in Wednesday's loss. He is now hitting .455 this spring (totals: 2 games, 2-for-3, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI).    

Top outfield prospect Cristian Pache went 2-for-3 out of the leadoff spot in Wednesday's win against the Marlins. The 20-year-old also added a double and a stolen base to his stat line (totals: 3 games, 3-for-6, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 SB). Third baseman Austin Riley, who hit .282 with 12 home runs and 47 RBIs in 75 games with Gwinnett last season, continued a productive spring going 2-for-6 in three games.

On the mound

Kyle Wright made a second straight scoreless start for Atlanta on Tuesday, he worked 3.0 innings allowing just two hits and struck out three. He has thrown 5.0 scoreless innings this spring and has struck out six.

Coming off a start where he gave up five runs in one inning, Touki Toussaint bounced back and threw 3.0 innings allowing just one baserunner in Wednesday's win over the Tigers. Toussaint added four strike outs and earned his first win of Spring Training.

Bryse Wilson won his first game of the spring on Wednesday against the Marlins, he pitched 3.0 innings, surrendered just one hit, and recorded a strike out. Kyle Muller and Wes Parsons both pitched two innings and struck out two in the contest.

What's next

The Braves are off today and pick back up on Friday hosting the Philadelphia Phillies at 6:05 p.m. Kevin Gausman will be making his spring debut for Atlanta, the Phillies starting pitcher is to be determined.

Upcoming games:

March 9: At Detroit Tigers, 1:05 p.m.

March 10: At Miami Marlins, 1:05 p.m.

March 11: Vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 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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