Here comes another Braves pitching prospect.
Touki Toussaint allowed just one run in 6 2/3 innings in his Triple-A debut with the Gwinnett Stripers Thursday night.
Toussaint got the win as the Stripers beat the Norfolk Tides 4-3 at Coolray Field.
Toussaint, a right-hander rated as the Braves’ No. 10 prospect by MLB.com, topped out with a 97 mph fastball and also threw a mid-80s changeup and his trademark curveball as he limited the Tides to just five hits.
He got off to a bit of a rough start in the first inning as Luis Sardinas singled with one out and D.J. Stewart walked. Pedro Alvarez singled against the shift to make it 1-0 Norfolk.
Toussaint retired the next 13 batters until Ruben Tejada and Cedric Mullins hit two-out singles in the fifth. Toussaint got out of the jam by getting Sardinas to ground out.
The 22-year-old Toussaint had three walks and five strikeouts on 104 pitches.
Gwinnett’s Rio Ruiz singled in the fifth to extend his hitting streak to 10 games, the longest for a Striper this season.
Gwinnett is 36-50.
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