Gwinnett Braves (36-46) vs. Buffalo Bisons (40-39)
The Gwinnett Braves (36-46) won their eighth game in ten tries last night, beating the Buffalo Bisons, 7-5. With the win, the Braves moved to third place in the South Division and half a game up in the Wild Card standings.
Two weeks ago, the thought of postseason baseball was a complete long shot. However, with the emergence of their play, the Braves are only 6.5 games back of a Wild Card spot. After they finish off their series with Buffalo, the Braves will play a five-game set against the Wild Card leading Norfolk Tides (42-39) starting Saturday night.
Familiar Foe: The Braves will face former G-Brave standout Todd Redmond in the series finale Friday night. The right-hander spent four seasons with the Gwinnett Braves (2009-12), going 34-30 with a 3.78 ERA. He was traded to the Cincinnati Reds organization in exchange for Paul Janish on 7/14. Since then, he has bounced around from the Reds, Baltimore and Toronto Organizations. He hasn’t had much success at the Major League level, but he excelled with the G-Braves. On May 28, 2010 he tossed the only no-hitter in G-Braves history and is the All-Time G-Braves leader in wins (34), losses (30), games started (97), hits allowed (567), earned runs (245), innings pitched (583.0), strikeouts (486) and walks (166).
Mighty A– Alden Carrithers clubbed his second homer of the season Thursday night. His second dinger of the year tied a career high, as he swatted two homers for the GCL Tigers in 2008. In 43 games, he is hitting .318 (35-for-110) with seven doubles, one triple, two homers and eight RBI for the G-Braves.