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Dan Uggla and Evan Gattis each hit a three-run homer, Mike Minor threw four scoreless innings and the Atlanta Braves beat a team comprised of the organization's Future Stars 10-0 on Saturday in an exhibition game at Trustmark Park.
Chris Johnson had a solo shot for the Braves, who played their final game before Monday's home opener against Philadelphia. Andrelton Simmons and Jason Heyward started the game with back-to-back doubles as Atlanta built a 5-0 lead in the first inning.
Minor gave up singles to the first two batters he faced, but then retired 11 straight. The left-hander struck out two and walked none in an encouraging outing after posting a 6.26 ERA in six spring starts.
Atlanta closer Craig Kimbrel worked a scoreless fifth.
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Drafted: 19th round, 596th overall, 2011 (Braves)
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I would have taken a picture of our tix, butthey're printouts and that's not nearly as fun.
I'm so excited, y'all. Today feels like Christmas Eve Eve. I've already packed my bag for the game on Monday and asked to leave early so I can go to batting practice and did I mention I'm so excited?!!
Things I'm working on until then:
- Prepping the 2013 Intro...