G-Braves Notes for 6.6.12 at Lehigh Valley

Nobody from Lehigh Valley messed with the Yohan in his last start. Flande threw 7.0 scoreless innings as the G-Braves won, 4-0. Flande has started four of Gwinnett’s seven shutouts this season. (Chris Roughgarden/Gwinnett Braves)

There’s not too many positive things that can be taken away from last night’s 10-1 loss at Lehigh Valley, except the fact that the game is over and in the past.  Todd Redmond allowed a season-high seven earned runs and three homers over 3.2 innings before being ejected, and the Gwinnett offense managed just one run on two hits (the run coming on Ernesto Mejia’s solo home run) in their sixth loss in the past seven games.  The slide has the G-Braves in unfamiliar territory — second place — for the first time since April 11.  Gwinnett had held the first-place spot in the IL South for an impressive 55-straight days.

Tonight, Dave Brundage’s crew looks to take first place back as they try and right the ship against the IronPigs.  Lefty Yohan Flande (2-3, 3.44) pitched 7.0 scoreless frames in a 4-0 victory over Lehigh Valley his last time out, he’ll look to replicate that success against a ‘Pigs team that is suddenly swinging hot bats. 

Meanwhile, the G-Braves offense is going to have to back Flande with something.  The lineup scored zero runs for Redmond last night and zero runs for Eric Junge the previous game in Charlotte.  They’ll have a tough task in IronPigs’ right-hander Tyler Cloyd (4-1, 2.47), who pitched 6.0 innings with three runs in a no-decision his last time facing Gwinnett on May 31.

Tonight’s Game Notes:  6.6.12 GBraves Game Notes

First pitch is at 7:05 PM, listen in to the broadcast on WDUN 550 AM / 102.9 FM and WDUN.com.


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