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The Gwinnett Braves started off the eight-game trip with a 3-2 win over the Toledo Mud Hens at Fifth Third Field last night. Left-hander Yohan Flande finally proved human as he allowed two runs in the fifth inning to snap his 19.2-inning scoreless streak, but a 3-for-4, two-RBI performance from Jose Constanza led the G-Braves to the win anyways. Constanza’s RBI single in the seventh scored Greg Paiml for the winning tally. Right-hander Adam Russell (W, 3-0) minimized the damage for Flande in the fifth and earned the win as a result, while right-hander Anthony Varvaro (H, 2) and left-hander Dusty Hughes (S, 3) combined on 3.0 scoreless innings.
With pitching continuing to be the main story of the G-Braves, we’ll get a look at right-hander Todd Redmond tonight in game two of the series. Redmond has lost each of his last two outings but hasn’t had a lot of offensive support to work with. He’s 10th amongst all International league pitchers with a 2.61 ERA and ranks third in strikeouts with 27. The ‘Hens are countering with left-hander Shawn Teufel (1-0, 3.18) today and pushing back lefty Andy Oliver to tomorrow.
Much more worth reading in tonight’s Game Notes: 4.28.12 GBraves Game Notes
Note that tonight’s game is a 6:00 PM start time, so tune in a little earlier to WDUN 550 AM / 102.9 FM to catch the action with Tony Schiavone. As always, you can listen online as well at WDUN.com.
(Photo courtesy of Leslie Watts)
The Gwinnett Braves were routed by the Charlotte Knights on Wednesday night, as the Chicago White Sox affiliate pounded out 17 hits en route to the 8-2 victory. This season, Charlotte has taken three out of the five games the two teams have played against one another. With a victory Thursday night by Gwinnett however, they would tie the season series, 3-3, thus far.
Julio Teheran endured his worst performance of the year, working just four and one-third innings for the loss. The righty allowed four runs off seven hits and struck out a season-low one batter as he moves his record to 2-1 following Wednesday’s loss.
Ernesto Mejia (pictured above) has a 16-game on-base streak going for him. The big first baseman has reached base in every game he’s played this season and will be looking to extend his streak to 17 consecutive on Thursday. Josh Wilson, who moved up to the No. 7 slot in the batting order for Thursday, has five hits in his last two games as the shortstop continues to find his rhythm.
Currently, the G-Braves possess one of the best records in the International League with 13 wins and seven losses. The only team’s with better records are the Boston Red Sox Triple-A affiliate, Pawtucket Red Sox who are 15-6 and the Toledo Mudhens (Gwinnett’s next opponent) who are 14-6 on the season as they represent the Detroit Tigers.
Gwinnett still leads the IL South Division, but the margin has slimmed after the Knights have taken three of five games from the G-Braves in the last week. Gwinnett now leads Charlotte by just two games in the standings and an 8-game road trip looms on the Gwinnett horizon following Thursday’s game. Norfolk and Durham have a combined 27 total losses between them already and are no closer than five and a half games out of first place in the IL South Division. The Durham Bulls actually won the division last season, but reside in last place early on this year with their league-leading 15 losses.
Starters: Charlotte Knights (11-9, 2nd) vs Gwinnett (13-7, 1st) Thursday, April 26 @ 7:05 p.m. @ Coolray Field
Righty Eric Junge (2-1, 4.50) will be seeking his third win this year as he will oppose Charlotte southpaw Eric Stults (1-0, 1.13). Be sure to catch to the voice of the G-Braves Tony Schiavone as he broadcasts the game live on 550 AM, WDUN.com or 102.9 FM. 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.
Charlotte Knights Batting Order:
1) Greg Golson, RF
2) Jim Gallagher, LF
3) Conor Jackson, 3B
4) Dan Johnson, DH
5) Hector Gimenez, 1B
6) Josh Phegley, C
7) Jordan Danks, CF
8) Ray Olmedo, SS
9) Jose Castro, 2B
G-Braves Batting Order
1) Luis Durango, CF
2) Drew Sutton, 2B
3) Ernesto Mejia, 1B
4) Stefan Gartrell, LF
5) Joey Terdoslavich, DH
6) Jordan Parraz, RF
7) Josh Wilson, SS
8) Jose Yepez, C
9) Greg Paiml, 2B
By: Tony Piraro
(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
The G-Braves may officially be on a roll after a 7-1 win over the Norfolk Tides last night, their second-straight win. Joey Terdoslavich (2-run HR), Josh Wilson and Greg Paiml all drove in two runs each, backing another strong effort from right-hander Todd Redmond. Redmond became the first G-Braves starter to throw a quality start in 2012, yielding only a run on four hits over 6.0 innings while striking out seven.
The win locked up Gwinnett’s first series victory of the year, now they’ll look for their first sweep as they close out the series at Norfolk today. Right-hander Erik Cordier (0-0, 0.00) will make his second start of the year. First pitch at Harbor Park is scheduled for 12:15 PM.
Today’s Game Notes: 4.11.12 GBraves Game Notes
You’ll see on the front page of today’s notes that outfielder Jose Constanza, a Triple-A All-Star with the G-Braves last year, is back on the roster. Constanza was optioned to Gwinnett by the Atlanta Braves yesterday in order to clear space for Chipper Jones. The active Gwinnett roster is now back to 25 players.
Opening Night at Coolray Field is set for tomorrow at 7:05 PM. Right-hander Julio Teheran (0-0, 16.20) is set to start against the Durham Bulls. More information on the opener to come tomorrow.