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G-Braves Game Notes for 4.27.12

After taking two of three on a brief three-game homestand against Charlotte, the Gwinnett Braves are back on the road for a two-city, eight-game road trip.  First up, it’s a meeting with the IL West Division-leading Toledo Mud Hens (14-6) at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, OH.  The G-Braves come in with an IL South-best 14-7 record, so the four-game series sets up to be a battle of two of the International League’s best clubs.

Left-hander Yohan Flande takes the baseball for game one tonight, looking to extend upon his 15.2-inning scoreless streak.  Each of Flande’s three starts for the G-Braves have resulted in shutout victories, but this time around he’ll be facing a potent Toledo offense that leads the league in runs scored (120) while ranking ranks second in both batting average (.281) and home runs (26).

Jordan Parraz (.457 over his last 10 games) and the G-Braves will hope to feast offensively against Mud Hens’ lefty Ramon Garcia tonight.  Garcia was shelled for eight runs, six earned, over 4.0 innings in a loss to Columbus his last time out.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 PM, tune in to the radio broadcast with Tony Schiavone on WDUN 550 AM and 102.9 FM and online as well at

Tonight’s Game Notes:  4.27.12 GBraves Game Notes


G-Braves Seeking Series Win Against Charlotte

(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, 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 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

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 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

Julio Teheran Ready To Roll Tide For First Place G-Braves

4.17.12 G-Braves Game Notes

(Photo courtesy of Karl Moore)

In one of the most thrilling games of the 2012 season so far, the Gwinnett Braves pulled off yet another last at-bat comeback win against Norfolk, 4-3, on Monday night at Coolray Field. J.C. Boscan’s RBI single tied the score in the bottom of the 12th, and Drew Sutton’s RBI double claimed the victory for the first place G-Braves.

The G-Braves entered the bottom of the 12th trailing 3-2, but scored twice against Tides’ right-hander Willie Eyre (L, 0-2) to earn their third last at-bat victory of the season. Right-hander Adam Russell (W, 2-0) got the win in relief despite allowing a go-ahead sacrifice fly to Steve Tolleson in the top of the 12th.

The Gwinnett Braves (8-4) continue the series with the Norfolk Tides (5-7) on Tuesday night at Coolray Field, first pitch scheduled for 7:05 PM. Listen to the game on WDUN 550 AM and 102.9 FM with Tony Schiavone calling the play-by-play.

Tuesday night is a “2 For 1 Tuesday” at Coolray Field featuring a 2-for-1 deal with valid coupon. Visit for more information. Tickets for all Gwinnett Braves home games are on sale at the Coolray Field Box Office and by calling (678) 277-0340.

Starting Line-up: Norfolk (5-7, 4th) vs Gwinnett (8-4, 1st) – Tuesday, April 17 @ 7:05 p.m. from Coolray Field

G-Braves Righty Julio Teheran (1-0, 4.05) will be making his third start of the season, as he will oppose the Orioles top pitching prospect, Norfolk right-hander Chris Tillman (1-1, 3.60). Teheran is the No. 1 overall pitching prospect in baseball. He picked up his first win of the 2012 season in his last start, during this home stand against the Durham Bulls. The right-hander worked five scoreless innings and struck out five en route to victory.

Norfolk Tides Batting Order:

1) Xavier Avery, CF

2) Steve Tolleson, SS

3) Ryan Adams, 2B

4) Scott Beerer, LF

5) Matt Antonelli, 3B

6) Joe Mahoney, 1B

7) Jamie Hoffman, DH

8) John Hester, C

9) Blake Davis, RF

G-Braves Batting Order

1) Luis Durango, CF

2) Jose Constanza, LF

3) Drew Sutton, 2B

4) Stefan Gartrell, DH

5) Joey Terdoslavich, 3B

6) Christian Marrero, 1B

7) Jordan Parraz, RF

8) Josh Wilson, SS

9) Jose Yepez, C

-Tony Piraro

G-Braves Look To Keep Momentum Going Saturday

4.14.12 G-Braves Game Notes

(Photo courtesy of Kyle Hess)

Christian Marrero (pictured above) and the G-Braves are seeking their sixth straight win tonight, as they play host to the Durham Bulls. Marrero reached base four times last night and is presently second on the G-Braves in batting average (.360), hits (9), total bases (14), slugging percentage (.560), on-base percentage (.429) and OPS (1.691).

Currently, your G-Braves reside alone in first place of the IL South Division with a 6-3 record this season. The Bulls are right behind Gwinnett with a 5-4 mark, after losing two straight to the G-Braves at Coolray Field.

If you woke up late today, then you missed the American Cancer Society 5K/Family Fun Run that was being hosted here, at Coolray Field. If you missed the early morning festivities, be sure you’re at the park when the gates open at 6:00 p.m. tonight because there is a fleece blanket giveaway upon your entrance.

Gwinnett’s offense is really starting to heat up as of late. After a rousing 7-run comeback win in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s game at Norfolk to complete their sweep of the Tides, the G-Braves have begun the season unbeaten (2-0) at home.

Since joining the team on Wednesday, Jose Constanza has been setting the International League on fire. He had the game-tying hit on Wednesday, alongside his three triples in three games thus far. Constanza is leading the team in most offensive categories, including his .455 batting average.

Luis Durango already has six stolen bases this season, as he leads his team with twice as many as the next player. Durango is also leading the team in total bases (16) and hits (13), alongside his stellar defense in centerfield.  

Starting Line-up for Durham (5-4, 2nd) vs Gwinnett (6-3, 1st) on Saturday, April 14 @ 7:05 p.m. from Coolray Field

Southpaw Yohan Flande (0-0, 0.00) will make his second start for the G-Braves this season, as he will oppose the Bulls righty Matt Torra (1-0, 4.76).

Durham Bulls Batting Order:

1) Will Rhymes, 2B

2) Tim Beckham, SS

3) Brandon Guyer, LF

4) Matt Mangini, 1B

5) Leslie Anderson, DH

6) Jeff Salazar, RF

7) Shawn O’Malley, 3B

8) Craig Alberanz, C

9) Kyle Hudson, CF

G-Braves Batting Order

1) Luis Durango, CF

2) Jose Constanza, LF

3) Drew Sutton, 2B

4) Ernesto Mejia, 1B

5) Joey Terdoslavich, 3B

6) Christian Marrero, DH 

7) Jordan Parraz, RF

8) Josh Wilson, SS

9) Jose Yepez, C

-Tony Piraro