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Japanese Pitcher Set To Make U.S. Debut Thursday

(Photo courtesy of Kyle Hess)

Southpaw Tsuyoshi Wada will be making his American debut amidst a Major League rehab assignment for the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday at Coolray Field. It will be a 12:05 p.m. first pitch in the four-game series finale between the Gwinnett Braves and Norfolk Tides. This season, the G-Braves are 6-0 against the the Tides and will be seeking their second sweep of Norfolk in the last week.

Last night, making his first Major League rehab start for Gwinnett since 2009, Atlanta Braves’ right-hander Tim Hudson led the G-Braves to a 4-1 victory over the Norfolk Tides on Wednesday night at Coolray Field. Hudson looked sharp, allowing one unearned run over five innings and at one point in the game retiring 13 consecutive hitters. Ernesto Mejia delivered the big blow of the night with a bases-clearing double in the bottom half of the first inning.

Starting Line-up: Norfolk (5-9, 4th) vs Gwinnett (10-4, 1st) – Thursday, April 19 @ 12:05 p.m. @ Coolray Field

Eric Junge (1-1, 7.20) will be making his third start of the season for the G-Braves on Thursday. In his last start, the righty worked five innings of two-run baseball en route to his first victory of the 2012 season. Junge will be opposing Tsuyoshi Wada who will be making his Triple-A debut as he continues his rehab assignment for the Baltimore Orioles. Presently, Gwinnett pitchers have held the Norfolk Tides to just eight hits over their last two games against the G-Braves in Lawrenceville, GA.

Thursday is “$3 Thursday” which includes $3 food and drink specials all game long. All general admission berm seating is also just $3 on Thursdays. Tickets for all Gwinnett Braves home games are on sale now at the Coolray Field Box Office. Call (678) 277-0340 or visit gwinnettbraves.com for more information.

Norfolk Tides Batting Order:

1) Xavier Avery, CF

2) Matt Antonelli, 3B

3) Ryan Adams, 2B

4) Jai Miller, RF

5) Joe Mahoney, 1B

6) Scott Beerer, LF

7) Josh Barfield, DH

8) John Hester, C

9) Blake Davis, SS

G-Braves Batting Order

1) Jose Constanza, CF

2) Drew Sutton, 3B

3) Stefan Gartrell, RF

4) Ernesto Mejia, 1B

5) Jordan Parraz, DH

6) Jose Yepez, C

7) Christian Marrero, LF

8) Josh Wilson, SS

9) Greg Paiml, 2B

-Tony Piraro

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