MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Deal gives up 4 runs, takes loss for Mississippi

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PENSACOLA, Fla. — Hayden Deal had trouble throwing strikes on Thursday night, ending up taking a loss as Pensacola (Fla.) edged visiting Mississippi  6-3.

Deal came on as the third pitcher for the Braves (8-16) and lasted only one-third of an inning.

His log for the night: two hits, four runs (all earned) with two walks and one strikeout.

A crowd of 4,578 saw Deal leave with a blown save.

The series continues through Sunday in Pensacola.

Deal dropped to 1-1 his under-2 ERA rose to 5.23. He has 12 strikeouts in 10 1/3 innings pitched this season.

He suffered his 18th loss as a  pro pitcher (versus 24 wins). He has a career ERA of 3.33 with 345 strikeouts and has thrown 386 1/3 innings in 126 pro appearances, all in the Atlanta Braves organization.

Last season, he went 3-2 for Mississippi with an ERA of 4.12, pitching 59 innings with 26 walks and 53 strikeouts. He had two saves.

THURSDAY’S BOXSCORE: https://www.milb.com/gameday/braves-vs-blue-wahoos/2023/05/04/721002#game_state=final,lock_state=final,game_tab=box,game=721002

CURRENT DOUBLE-A SOUTHERN LEAGUE SOUTH STANDINGS: https://www.milb.com/standings/southern/

HAYDEN DEAL’S PRO CAREER STATS: https://www.milb.com/player/hayden-deal-677421

MISSISSIPPI ROSTER: https://www.milb.com/mississippi/roster

MISSISSIPPI SCHEDULE: https://www.milb.com/mississippi/schedule/2023-04

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