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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Scarpetta leads Lynchburg to second straight no-hitter:  Braves’ Carolina League affiliate holds Wilmington hitless for second consecutive night

For two nights, Class A Advanced Lynchburg’s pitching staff has been unhittable. After Braves’ No. 1 prospect Lucas Sims and Alex Wilson combined for a no-hitter Thursday night against Wilmington, Cody Scarpetta and Benino Pruneda combined for a no-hitter of their own Friday, as the Hillcats defeated the Blue Rocks, 5-0.

CFBF Was Killed By The Mad Queen Posted: June 28, 2014 at 09:46 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. JimMusComp likes Billy Eppler.... Posted: June 28, 2014 at 11:32 PM (#4738626)
That's quite cool - to go 2 days without a hit is amazing. No matter the level...

Also: A Braves affiliate with great arms. Surprising.
   2. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 29, 2014 at 01:18 AM (#4738656)
Today's more significant minor league news might be Bryce Harper's 3 HRs in his rehab game. Looks to be ready.
   3. bfan Posted: June 29, 2014 at 07:23 AM (#4738688)
Sims has not been that good this year; after being fantastic last year. I hope he is just young for the league, or figuring something out. When you blow out 3 starter arms per year, you need a lot of fresh fuel to keep the machine running.
   4. Greg K Posted: June 29, 2014 at 09:06 AM (#4738701)
I was in Lynchburg this April. Possibly the hilliest town I've ever seen, and I've been to Zurich.

Looked like it could be a fun place though, if you don't mind a workout on your walk to work, or anywhere for that matter.

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