LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – Pitching was showcased on Sunday afternoon at Coolray Field as four Gwinnett Braves (34-45) pitchers combined to allow two runs in 14.0 innings. Despite solid pitching performances in both ends of the doubleheader, the G-Braves settled for a split with the Syracuse Chiefs (29-46), taking game one by a 5-1 score and losing game two, 1-0.
In game one, right-hander Cody Martin (W, 2-0) dazzled in his second start for Gwinnett, hurling 7.0 innings, scattering six hits, allowing one run and striking out six to pick up his second victory of the season. His complete-game effort was the first by a G-Braves pitcher this season and the second of his career.
The G-Braves got on the board early, scoring in the top of the first. After three consecutive singles by Todd Cunningham, Alden Carrithers and Joey Terdoslavich, Stefan Gartrell was plunked by a pitch from Syracuse starter Danny Rosenbaum, forcing in a run for a 1-0 lead.
Gwinnett manufactured a run in the bottom of the second. Luis Nunez led off with a single, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Martin and scored two batters later on a groundout by Carrithers, extending the lead to 2-0.
The G-Braves put it away in the bottom of the fifth inning. Terdoslavich smacked a lead-off double and Ernesto Mejia singled, putting runners on the corners with no outs. Gartrell followed with a towering three-run homer to left, his third of the season and franchise-record 48th career homer with Gwinnett. The blast extended the advantage to 5-0.
Five runs would be plenty of support for Martin, who extended his scoreless streak to 13.2 innings to start his Triple-A career. That streak was broken in the top of the seventh inning as Carlos Rivero lifted a sacrifice fly to right scoring Zach Walters. Martin retired Will Rhymes on a game-ending groundout to complete the 5-1 win.
Rosenbaum (L, 5-4) yielded two runs, one earned over 4.0 innings in the game one loss for Syracuse. Right-hander Jeremy Accardo gave up three more runs over the final 2.0 innings.
In the second game, the G-Braves were shut out for the fourth time this season.
In his fourth start of the year, Chiefs’ right-hander Tanner Roark (W, 4-3) was impressive, hurling 5.0 innings of scoreless baseball. He stifled the Gwinnett offense, allowing just four hits and a walk while striking out one.
Syracuse scored the game’s lone run in the top of the first inning. With two outs, Chris Rahl singled, stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error by catcher Jose Yepez. Corey Brown drove in Rahl with an RBI single, giving the Chiefs a 1-0 lead.
Mike Crotta and Erik Davis finished off the shutout, each throwing a scoreless inning in relief of Roark. Davis (S, 8) picked up the save as he worked out of a two-on, one-out jam. With the tying and winning runs aboard, he induced Carrithers into a game-ending double play.
The lack of offense spoiled a great spot start from Kameron Loe (L, 2-2), who scattered three hits and allowed one unearned run over 4.0 innings to take the loss.
Offensively, Terdoslavich and Cunningham each recorded three hits on the afternoon, while Gartrell added a 2-for-2 day with a home run and four RBI.
Rahl went a perfect 3-for-3 in the second game and scored the Chiefs’ lone run in the nightcap.
The Gwinnett Braves have off on Monday and return to play on Tuesday, June 25 with the opener of a four-game series against the Buffalo Bisons. Left-hander Yohan Flande (3-6, 5.79) will start for the G-Braves, while the Bisons counter with right-hander Justin Germano (4-6, 5.92). Listen to the game on WDUN 550 AM and 102.9 FM with Tony Schiavone calling the play-by-play. First pitch is 6:05 PM.
Tuesday night is “Team Tuesday” as all kids (ages 12 and under) wearing their Youth Athletics jerseys will receive a free ticket with purchase of an Adult ticket (limit one ticket per adult). The first 500 fans will receive a poster of G-Braves’ pitcher Cory Rasmus, who will be autographing posters from 5:05 to 5:20 PM. To purchase tickets, call the Coolray Field Box Office at (678) 277-0340 or visit gwinnettbraves.com.
Joey Terdoslavich added to his banner season by going 3-for-4 with two homers and five RBI in last night’s contest. His two-run dinger in the ninth, catapulted the Braves over the Chiefs, 9-8.
However, did you know?
Terdoslavich has amassed 48 home runs in his career, but has only recorded a multi-homer game three times. Last night was the first time he accomplished the feat since April 18, 2011 vs. Salem. In 2011, he had two multi-homer games, as he recorded his first on April 16 at Myrtle Beach.
Inside the Numbers:
The outfielder is enjoying a stellar season, hitting .321 (92-for-287) with 17 homers and 56 RBI. He has posted a slugging percentage of .562, while recording a .938 OPS. However, the switch-hitter has struggled from the right side of the plate, hitting .230 (14-for-61) with one homer and nine RBI. He has preferred the left side, hitting .345 (78-for-226) with 16 homers and 47 RBI.
He will have his hands full against Syracuse left-hander Danny Rosenbaum, as the southpaw is slated to pitch in game one of the doubleheader on Sunday. Rosenbaum is 5-3 with a 3.76 ERA for the Chiefs. He has been their best pitcher, leading the team in ERA (3.76), wins (5) and innings (79)…
He will face the lineup below:
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – After recording a season-high four hits on Friday night, Joey Terdoslavich followed up on Saturday by recording his first two-homer game since April 18, 2011. His walk-off two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth sent the Coolray Field crowd of 9,284 home happy as the Gwinnett Braves (33-44) came back for a 9-8 win over the Syracuse Chiefs (28-45). The G-Braves have now won five-straight games.
The G-Braves won despite a shaky performance from starter Omar Poveda. The right-hander allowed a season high five runs on eight hits in 5.0 innings. However, the offense had his back as they pounded out 12 hits and scored nine runs.
Both teams got on the board early, scoring a run in the first. Syracuse used a lead-off double by Will Rhymes, a sacrifice bunt by Danny Espinosa and an RBI groundout by Corey Brown to take a 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the first, Gwinnett took advantage of a throwing error by catcher Brian Jeroloman to push across their first run.
The Chiefs didn’t stop there, scoring one run in the third, two in the fourth and one in the fifth to take a 5-1 lead. In the third inning, Tyler Moore walked and scored on an RBI double by Chris Rahl. In the bottom of the fourth, Danny Espinosa smacked a two-run double down the left field line, scoring Jeroloman and Rhymes to make it 4-1. Zach Walters capped the scoring, lacing his 17th homer of the season over the right field fence, extending the lead to 5-1.
Syracuse starter Ryan Tatusko stifled the G-Braves through four innings, as he held the offense to four hits and no earned runs. However, Gwinnett exploded for six runs off of the right-hander in the bottom of the fifth. Poveda led off with a single and Jose Constanza followed with a single, putting runners on first and second with no outs. After a fielder’s choice, Terdoslavich hit his 16th homer of the season over the right field fence. The dinger cut the deficit to 5-4. Back-to-back walks to Ernesto Mejia and Alden Carriters set up a two out RBI opportunity for Jose Yepez. The backstop delivered with a two-run double to left, making it 6-5. Luis Nunez added to lead with an RBI double of his own, extending the lead to 7-5.
In the ninth, Moore walked to lead off and was followed by a Rahl single. After Walters showed bunt on the first pitch, he took the next offering from Cory Rasmus (W, 3-1) over the right field fence, giving the Chiefs an 8-7 lead.
For Rasmus, it was his first blown save in eight chances. However, Chiefs closer Michael Broadway (L, 1-1) didn’t fare any better. He gave up a leadoff single to Todd Cunningham after a nine pitch at bat, which saw Cunningham battle back from a 0-2 count. The key hit would set the stage for Terdoslavich, who drove Broadway’s first offering out to deep right-center.
Terdoslavich finished the night with a team-high three hits and five RBI, while Constanza, Cunningham and Nunez picked up two hits each.
Walters led the Chiefs, going 2-for-5 with two homers and four RBI.
The Gwinnett Braves return to action Sunday afternoon as they host the Syracuse Chiefs for doubleheader starting at 2:05 PM. Braves right-hander Cody Martin (1-0, 0.00) will get the ball in game one, while Kameron Loe (2-1, 4.19) will toe the rubber in game two. Syracuse will throw left-hander Danny Rosenbaum (5-3, 3.76) in game one and right-hander Tanner Roark (3-3, 4.07) in game two. Listen to the games on WDUN 550 AM and 102.9 FM with Tony Schiavone calling the play-by-play. Game one of the doubleheader will also be televised on CSS.
The first 2,000 fans in attendance on Sunday will receive a Fifth Anniversary Logo Drawstring Bag courtesy of Dave & Buster’s. “Family Sunday” also includes Pre-Game Catch in the Outfield prior to game one and the Post-Game Kids Base Run following game two. To purchase tickets, call the Coolray Field Box Office at (678) 277-0340 or visit gwinnettbraves.com.
Last night, Joey Terdoslavich went 4-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI. It was the first time he has amassed four hits this season and the first time completing the feat since 8/25/11 at Myrtle Beach. On the season, Terdoslavich is hitting .314 (89-for-283) with 15 homers and 51 RBI. He has a team-leading .558 slugging percentage and a .907 OPS…
He will lead the Braves as they face Syracuse right-hander Ryan Tatusko on Saturday night. The Chiefs hurler is 1-2 with a 3.08 ERA in 14 games (six starts) this season. Drafted in the 18th round of the 2007 First Year Player Draft out of Indiana State University by Texas, Tatusko began his professional career with the Rangers’ organization. After two short seasons with Texas, he was traded to Washington in exchange for Christian Guzman in 2010. He had a breakout season in 2010, going 12-3 with a 2.63 ERA as he split time between Double-A Frisco (Texas) and Harrisburg (Nationals). Baseball America ranked him the 26th- best prospect in the Nationals organization at the end of the season. However, he has scuffled since then, finding little success at any level.
Entering 2013, he has recorded a minor league record of 36-42 with 3.92 ERA in 184 games (90 starts). He can overpower hitters, striking out 527 batters in 664 innings (7.1 SO/9).
Tatusko features a live fastball, clocked in the mid-90’s, and three other secondary pitches. His curveball is his second best pitch, throwing it ahead and behind the count. He also throws a changeup and slider, but his fastball is his best pitch.
He will face the lineup below:
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – In a season that has seen Joey Terdoslavich do just about everything at the plate, he crossed another feat off his list on Friday night, collecting a season-high four hits to lead the Gwinnett Braves (32-44) to an 8-4 win over the Syracuse Chiefs (28-44). The G-Braves extended their winning streak to four games in front of a Coolray Field crowd of 5,837.
Terdoslavich went a perfect 4-for-4 on the night, scoring three runs and driving in one to back the solid performance by right-hander Joe Bisenius (W, 1-0). Bisenius, signed to a minor league contract by Atlanta out of the independent American Association and assigned to Gwinnett earlier in the day, tossed 5.2 innings with four runs allowed, three earned, on eight hits. The right-hander walked two and struck out six.
The G-Braves took some of the pressure off of Bisenius early, taking advantage of an error to jump out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. After a single by Jose Constanza and fielder’s choice groundout by Todd Cunningham, Terdoslavich singled to right, sending Cunningham to third. Chiefs’ right fielder Chris Rahl misplayed the ball for a fielding error, allowing Cunningham to score.
Gwinnett added another run in the third. Terdoslavich doubled and scored on an error by third baseman Will Rhymes, pushing the lead to 2-0.
The Chiefs came roaring back, scoring a run in the fourth and fifth innings to knot it up. In the fourth, Rahl hit his sixth home run of the season, cutting the lead to 2-1. In the fifth, Brian Jeroloman singled and scored on a double by Corey Brown, making it 2-2.
With the score tied, the G-Braves scored four runs in the bottom half of the fifth off of Syracuse starter Yunesky Maya (L, 2-5). Terdoslavich singled with two outs and came around to score on Ernesto Mejia’s home run to left, his team-leading 18th blast of the season. Gwinnett increased the lead to 6-2 on a two-run single by Matt Pagnozzi.
Syracuse didn’t go away easy, scoring two runs in the top of the sixth. Rahl doubled to start the inning and Zach Walters reached base on error by Constanza, putting runners on second and third with no outs. Carlos Rivero followed with an RBI single and Jeroloman drove in the second run with a sacrifice fly, cutting the lead to 6-4.
However, that would be as close as the Chiefs would get as Gwinnett tacked on two runs late and the bullpen shut it down.
Joe Beimel, Wirfin Obispo and Pat Egan combined to throw 3.1 innings of hitless baseball to secure the victory. Obispo extended his team-beset scoreless streak to 17.1 innings as he tossed two solid frames of relief. Egan closed down a non-save ninth inning, pitching a perfect frame with two strikeouts.
In addition to Terdoslavich’s four-hit night, Alden Carrithers added a 3-for-4 game including a run scored. Seven of the eight Gwinnett position players picked up at least one hit on the night.
Rahl paced the Chiefs, going 3-for-4 with the home run, two runs scored and an RBI.
The Gwinnett Braves take on the Syracuse Chiefs in game two of the four-game series on Saturday night at Coolray Field, first pitch scheduled for 7:05 PM. Right-hander Omar Poveda (5-4, 3.08) will start for the G-Braves, while right-hander Ryan Tatusko (1-2, 3.08) makes the start for the Chiefs. Listen to the game on WDUN 550 AM and 102.9 FM with Tony Schiavone calling the play-by-play. The game will also be televised on CSS.
Fri: RHP Joe Bisenius (0-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Yunesky Maya (2-4, 4.81)
Sat: RHP Omar Poveda (5-4, 3.08) vs. RHP Ryan Tatusko (1-2, 3.08)
Sun: RHP Cody Martin (1-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Danny Rosenbaum (5-3, 3.76)
Game 2: TBA vs. TBA
The Gwinnett Braves finished their latest road trip by taking three of four against the Buffalo Bisons. Despite winning their last three, the Braves went 3-5 on the trip and dropped to last in the South Division. With 67 games left in the regular season, the Braves trail the front-running Durham Bulls (47-27) by 16.5 games in the South Division and the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (39-34) by nine games in the Wild Card standings.
With Tyler Pastornicky on the Atlanta Braves roster, the G-Braves will look to Ernesto Mejia and Joey Terdoslavich to lead the offense…Terdoslavich enters the series, hitting .305 (85-for-279) with 15 homers and 50 RBI. He has been a solid contributor all season, leading the International League in total bases (153) and extra-base hits (37). He is also fourth in homers, third in hits (85) and fifth in RBI (50)…Big Ern has been a run producer all year. In 72 games, he has driven in a league-leading 57, while smacking 17 dingers. He is on pace to surpass his totals from last season, as he hit .296 with 24 homers and 92 RBI.
Poveda suffered his fourth loss of the season his last time out. Despite the loss, he is having a great season. He is 5-4 with a 3.08 ERA in 14 starts for the G-Braves. He leads the team in wins, ERA, innings (90.2), WHIP (1.18) and strikeouts (63)… The Gwinnett Braves rank second in the league in saves, but the position has been fluid all season. Eight different players have recorded a save, while Cory Rasmus leads the team with seven.
G-Bites: The Braves took three of four games against Syracuse at the beginning of the season. The Braves outscored the Chiefs, 24-to-15 during the series. Todd Cunnningham and Paul Janish lead the way with six hits each, while Mejia added two homers and seven RBI…
Washington Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse to rehab is ailing wrist. In eight games with the Chiefs, he is hitting .120 (3-for-25) with one RBI. In the last two seasons with the Nats, he has clubbed a combined 39 homers and drove in 122 runs… While Espinosa works back to MLB form, Zach Walters has found his power stroke. The switch-hitting shortstop has clubbed 16 homers this season, passing his previous career-high of 12. He is scorching hot, in his last 10 games, he is hitting a cool .500 (20-for-40) with five homers and 11 RBI…
The pitching staff has been a constant problem for the Chiefs, as they hold the 3rd-worst ERA in the league. The bullpen has fared well, but inconsistency at the top of the rotation has hurt the last place Chiefs. Game three starter Danny Rosenbaum leads the squad in ERA (3.76), wins (5) and innings (79)… Reliever Eric Davis has seen some time in the majors, but has spent most of his time with the Chiefs. In 23 games, he is 1-3 with a 4.05 ERA and leads the team with seven saves.
Right-hander Cody Martin will make his debut for the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves tonight, June 18, against the Buffalo Bisons, Triple-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, at Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo, NY at 7:05 PM. He will take the roster spot of Tyler Pastornicky, who was recently called up by the Atlanta Braves, replacing the injured Evan Gattis.
Martin was a seventh round draft pick in the 2011 First Year Player Draft out of Gonzaga University. During his four-year career with the Bulldogs, he went 16-13 with 3.76 ERA. He recorded 271 strikeouts in 253.2 collegiate innings. His senior season, he dominated the collegiate circuit, posting a 2-1 record and leading NCAA Division 1 baseball with a 0.86 ERA.
After signing with the Braves, the Dos Palos, CA native was assigned to short season Danville. In eight relief appearances, he tossed nine scoreless frames and recorded three saves. He was moved to Low-A Rome during the middle of July. In 14 games with the R-Braves, he went 1-0 with a 1.48 ERA, while recording six saves. His success in the bullpen and command of four pitches, allowed the organization to try him as a starter in 2012. He responded by going 12-7 with a 2.93 ERA in 107.1 innings for High-A Lynchburg. The 12 victories tied for second amongst Braves’ farmhands, while he recorded 123 punch outs for the HillCats.
Cody, the son of former Atlanta Braves pitcher Chuck Martin (1984-1985), has a four pitch repertoire. He relies heavily on a low-90’s fastball with late run and mid 80’s slider. He also throws a curveball and a changeup, which he uses to keep hitters off balance.
He will have his hands full, facing the No.2 offense in all the International League.
|Mon, June 17: RHP Omar Poveda (5-3, 3.01) vs. RHP Todd Redmond (0-2, 10.24)Tue, June 18: TBA vs. RHP David Bush (7-4, 4.23)Wed, June 19: LHP Yohan Flande (3-6, 5.82) vs. LHP Ricky Romero (0-1, 8.22)
Thu, June 20: RHP David Hale (1-3, 5.28) vs. RHP Justin Germano (4-6, 6.22)
The Gwinnett Braves dropped four straight against Rochester during the weekend, falling to last in the division and now own the worst record in the International League.
Tyler Pastornicky has taken over the team lead in batting average, hitting .314 (72-for-229) on the season. He is tenth in the International League in batting average. In 56 games, he has four homers, 24 RBI and a team-high 35 runs… Ernesto Mejia clubbed his team leading 16th homer on Saturday night. He is second in the league behind Bisons’, and former Gwinnett Braves, Mauro Gomez (18). He is also second in the IL with 54 RBI on the season.
Gwinnett Ace Omar Poveda will take the ball in game one. In his last outing, he tossed six scoreless innings against the Columbus Clippers, picking up his fifth win of the season. He is seventh in the league in ERA (3.01), third in WHIP (1.11) and fifth in batting average (.225)… Reliever Wirfin Obispo has been unhittable in his last 11 outings. In 11 relief appearances, he has tossed 14.0 scoreless frames, the longest scoreless streak posted by G-Braves’ reliever this year (Cory Rasmus had a 10.2 innings pitched streak from 4/12-5/11). On the season, he is 1-2 with a 3.71 ERA with 42 strikeouts in 34 innings pitched.
The Braves are off to a slow start in June, going 4-11 in the first half of the month. The team has done well hitting, as they hold a .277 batting average in the month, but the pitching staff has been rocked. Entering tonight’s contest, the staff has posted a 6.42 ERA…
The Bisons enter the series five games back of the first place Pawtucket Red Sox and two games back of the Wild Card leading Norfolk Tides.
The Bisons have one of the best lineups in the entire league, boasting a combined .275 (612-for-2223) batting average and recording a league-best 76 homers… Jim Negrych leads the squad in hitting with a .344 (73-for-212), while clubbing three homers and driving in 29… Luis Jimenez is right on his tail, batting .341 (75-for-220) with 13 homers and 54 RBI. Former G-Brave, Gomez will be a load in the middle of the lineup, as he leads the league with 18 homers.
Buffalo pitching has been their crutch all season, as they hold the worst ERA in the league. They are the only squad in the league that allows more than five runs a game, 5.04 ERA… Former Toronto Blue Jays Ace Ricky Romero will pitch game three of the series. The left-hander has been off his game since last year, but has major league stuff when he locates around the zone. In his last start, he went a season-high six innings, scattering two hits and not allowing a run at Pawtucket.
THU: RHP Brandon Beachy (0-0, 3.00) vs. LHP Andrew Albers (4-2, 3.06)
FRI: LHP Sean Gilmartin (3-6, 5.40) vs. LHP Pedro Hernandez (1-1, 3.71)
SAT: RHP David Hale (1-3, 6.12) vs. RHP Kyle Gibson (6-5, 3.16)
SUN: RHP Omar Poveda (5-3, 3.01) vs. RHP Cole De Vries (1-2, 10.48)
Gwinnett Braves finished an eight-game homestand 3-5, dropping three of four to Rochester before splitting with Columbus. They are currently in third place in the South Division, trailing Durham by 13.5 games.
Joe Leonard has been one of the G-Braves hottest hitters, collecting a hit in 16 of his last 17 games. During that span, he has raised his batting average from .187 to .245, while matching his career-high of three hits on three different occasions. On the season, he is hitting .245 (46-for-188) with 12 doubles, three triples and 13 RBI… Tyler Pastornicky had his season-high 11-game hitting streak snapped on 6/9, but has connected in 13 of his last 14 games, recording eight multi-hit games during that span. In 52 games with the G-Braves, he is batting .316 (67-for-212) with three homers and 22 RBI.
Atlanta Braves starter Brandon Beachy will make his potential final rehab start in the opener of the series. In his last start, he went five innings, allowing one run and striking out eight, but tossed 94 pitches. He was scheduled to throw six innings, but exceeded his pitch limit, forcing him to exit early… Gilmartin will be back on the bump in game two after giving up a career-high 10 runs, nine earned on nine hits in 3.2 innings in his last outing…
Rochester Red Wings-
Rochester took three of four from the Braves, outscoring the Braves 19-5 in their three wins, while being outscored 11-3 in their lone loss… Rochester is fifth in the North Division and eight games behind the front-running Pawtucket Red Sox.
Chris Colabello will anchor the lineup. In 52 games, he is hitting .362 (72-for-199) with 12 homers and 43 RBI. He did not fare so well against the Braves at Coolray field, going 2-for-10 with one double, one RBI and four strikeouts… Jeff Clement will be happy to see the G-Braves staff, as he went 5-for-11 with two homers and four RBI in the first series. On the season, the first baseman is hitting .204 (43-for-211), but is second on the squad in homers (9)…
Andrew Albers will get the ball in the opener. In his last start, he hurled a complete-game shutout against the Braves. He scattered six hits and struck out seven. For Albers, former reliever, it was his first complete game… The No.5 rated prospect in the Minnesota organization will get the ball in game three. Gibson went six innings, allowing two runs in his lone start against Gwinnett this season. The right-hander leads the squad with two complete game shutouts.
With over 60 games played in the 2013 season, the Rochester Red Wings pitching staff has thrown five complete game shutouts. They are the only team in the International League that has a pitcher with a complete game shutout… Gibson leads the team with two, while Albers, Vance Worley and P.J. Walters have one a piece.
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – With the Triple-A All-Star Game looming, right-hander Omar Poveda promoted his candidacy by hurling 6.0 scoreless frames and leading the Gwinnett Braves (28-39) to a 9-2 victory over the Columbus Clippers (32-34) on Tuesday afternoon.
The talented Poveda had his hands full early, as he was matched up against former Major Leaguer Daisuke Matsuzaka. However, after throwing 2.2 scoreless innings, Matsuzaka had to leave the game with a blister on his throwing hand.
The G-Braves took advantage in the bottom of the fourth inning. Joey Terdoslavich and Brandon Boggs drew one-out walks from reliever Paolo Espino (L, 0-3), putting runners on first and second. After a strikeout, Paul Janish punched the ball through the hole at short, scoring Terdoslavich to make it 1-0.
In the fifth, Gwinnett added another run against Espino. Todd Cunningham walked with one out, advanced to second on a single by Tyler Pastornicky and scored on a throwing error by catcher Chris Wallace, extending the lead to 2-0.
The G-Braves would put it out of reach in the bottom of the seventh inning against reliever Cole Cook, sending ten hitters to the plate and scoring seven runs. The frame started innocently enough with a walk to Boggs, but back-to-back hits by Joe Leonard and Janish loaded the bases. Jose Yepez knocked a run in with a sacrifice fly, while Jose Constanza and Cunningham delivered RBI singles, pushing the lead to 5-0. With two outs, Ernesto Mejia drove both runners in with an RBI single, extending the lead to 7-0. Terdoslavich capped the scoring with a towering two-run homer over the right field fence, making it 9-0.
Poveda (W, 5-3) would take care of the rest, collecting his tenth quality start of the season. He allowed five hits, walked two and struck out a season-high seven batters, lowering his ERA from 3.24 to 3.01.
The Clippers would add two runs off of G-Braves’ relievers, as Nate Spears smacked a solo homer off of Pat Egan in the seventh, while Lonnie Chisenhall doubled in Ezequiel Carrera for a run against Cory Rasmus in the ninth.
Espino suffered the loss, while Cook was tagged for six runs on five hits in 0.2 innings of relief work for Columbus.
Six G-Braves collected multi-hit games on the afternoon. Mejia led the way with a 2-for-4 day and two RBI, while Terdoslavich added his 12th home run of the season and two RBI.
Chisenhall paced the Clippers, going 4-for-5 with an RBI.
Following an off-day on Wednesday, the Gwinnett Braves will hit the road as they begin an eight game road trip on Thursday night against the Rochester Red Wings. Atlanta Braves right-hander Brandon Beachy (0-0, 3.00) is scheduled to make a minor league injury rehab start for Gwinnett, while left-hander Andrew Albers (4-2, 3.06) is set to pitch for the Red Wings. Listen to the game on WDUN 550 AM and 102.9 FM with Tony Schiavone calling the play-by-play.
The G-Braves’ next home game is on Friday, June 21 at 7:05 PM against the Syracuse Chiefs. Tickets are on sale now by calling the Coolray Field Box Office at (678) 277-0340 or by visiting gwinnettbraves.com.