G-Braves Game Notes for 4.28.12 at Toledo

The Gwinnett Braves started off the eight-game trip with a 3-2 win over the Toledo Mud Hens at Fifth Third Field last night.  Left-hander Yohan Flande finally proved human as he allowed two runs in the fifth inning to snap his 19.2-inning scoreless streak, but a 3-for-4, two-RBI performance from Jose Constanza led the G-Braves to the win anyways.  Constanza’s RBI single in the seventh scored Greg Paiml for the winning tally.  Right-hander Adam Russell (W, 3-0) minimized the damage for Flande in the fifth and earned the win as a result, while right-hander Anthony Varvaro (H, 2) and left-hander Dusty Hughes (S, 3) combined on 3.0 scoreless innings.

With pitching continuing to be the main story of the G-Braves, we’ll get a look at right-hander Todd Redmond tonight in game two of the series.  Redmond has lost each of his last two outings but hasn’t had a lot of offensive support to work with.  He’s 10th amongst all International league pitchers with a 2.61 ERA and ranks third in strikeouts with 27.  The ‘Hens are countering with left-hander Shawn Teufel (1-0, 3.18) today and pushing back lefty Andy Oliver to tomorrow.

Much more worth reading in tonight’s Game Notes:  4.28.12 GBraves Game Notes

Note that tonight’s game is a 6:00 PM start time, so tune in a little earlier to WDUN 550 AM / 102.9 FM to catch the action with Tony Schiavone.  As always, you can listen online as well at WDUN.com.

-DL

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