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.