Jenkins and other pitchers shine Saturday

Tyrell Jenkins continues to pitch well in Double-A Mississippi.

The Braves saw more great work from their young pitchers on the farm on July 4.

Tyrell Jenkins pitched well again for Double-A Mississippi. Jenkins won for the first time since May 28 despite pitching well recently. Jenkins allowed two runs on six hits in seven innings, with no walks and four strikeouts.

Jenkins is now 5-5 on the season with an ERA of 3.00 in 16 starts. He's allowed 84 hits in 93 innings, with 41 walks and 59 strikeouts. In his last 11 starts, Jenkins has allowed 17 earned runs in 68 innings for an ERA of 2.25. He's allowed 59 hits in those 11 games.

It will be interesting to see if the Braves limit Jenkins moving forward, as he's never pitched more than 93 innings in one season.

Mike Foltynewicz had another solid start for Triple-A Gwinnett. He allowed one earned run in six innings against Charlotte. Foltynewicz was the loser in the game as he also allowed four unearned runs. In Foltynewicz's last three starts, he's allowed four earned runs in 18 innings, with 10 walks and 19 strikeouts.

Rome right-hander Touki Toussaint made his second start in the Braves organization Saturday night. His game was rain-shortened, but Toussaint allowed no runs and only one hit in five innings, with two walks and two strikeouts. Toussaint has now allowed one earned run on three hits in 9.1 innings with Rome.

And we should mention Mississippi right-hander Steve Janas, who has not slowed down after being promoted to Double-A. Janas pitched Friday night and did not allow an earned run in 5.2 innings in his first start. He gave up three hits, no walks and struck out three.

Janas has now made seven starts this season and has an ERA of 0.42. He's allowed 21 hits in 42.2 innings, with only two earned runs allowed, four walks and 27 strikeouts. Janas is becoming a top prospect with every passing start.


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