Sims makes strong Triple-A pitching debut

Former Brookwood High star Lucas Sims made a Triple-A debut on Saturday for the visiting Gwinnett Braves that every parent would love, but he got the loss in a 7-1 setback against the Columbus Clippers.

Sims pitched five innings and allowed two runs on three hits with five strikouts. He walked four. He left the game trailing 2-1 and it unraveled from there against the bullpen as the G-Braves lost their fourth in a row and are 10-7.

Sims did not allow a hit through the first three innings, but he walked Jesus Aguilar with one out in the bottom of the fourth and then gave up a two-out, two-run home run to Robbie Grossman to surrender the lead. Sims pitched a scoreless bottom of the fifth.

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