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1st Place G-Braves vs 2nd Place Charlotte Friday

Photo courtesy of Melinda Pease

The Gwinnett Braves looked for a series victory, but settled for a split after falling 14-4 to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs in the series finale at Coolray Field on Thursday night. Starter Todd Redmond yielded four runs over 7.0 innings and exited in a 4-4 game, but the IronPigs scored 10 runs over the final two innings to win in a rout.

Early in the game, the G-Braves jumped out to a 2-0 lead thanks to Ernesto Mejia’steam-leading 40th RBI of the season, coming on a first-inning single scoring Felix PieChristian Marrero then laced an RBI single into right field scoring Mejia. Marrero finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs in the losing cause for Gwinnett. Pie doubled twice, finishing 2-for-4 with two runs scored out of the leadoff spot. Wilson also went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and one run scored. Gwinnett tied the game, 4-4 in the seventh inning when Stefan Gartrell registered his second pinch hit of the season with an RBI single scoring Josh Wilson.

Photo courtesy of Chris Roughgarden

Charlotte Knights (30-25, 2nd IL South) vs Gwinnett (32-22, 1st IL South) 

Tyler Pastornicky returns to Gwinnett starting line-up after starring for the G-Braves during the 2011 season. He spent the entire 2012 season with the Atlanta Braves up until this point. The promotion of future phenom Andrelton Simmons forced Pastornicky down to Gwinnett and shifted Greg Paiml to Double-A Mississippi. Pastornicky will now take over as the everyday shortstop for Gwinnett moving forward.

The second place Knights are in two for two games in two days before heading to Charlotte for two more games against the G-Braves from June 3-4. Charlotte is hot as of late, winning seven of their last 10 games. The two teams each have four wins against the other this season with 13 games remaining in 2012.

6.1.12 GBraves Game Notes

Friday, June 1 Starting Line-up from Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, Georgia:

The International League South-leading Gwinnett Braves (32-22) continue their 10-game homestand on Friday with the first of a two-game set against the South Division’s second place team, the Charlotte Knights (29-25). First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM at Coolray Field. G-Braves right-hander Jair Jurrjens (3-2, 4.85) is set to oppose Charlotte left-hander Charlie Leesman (4-4, 2.39). The game will be broadcast on radio on WDUN 550 AM and 102.9 FM with Tony Schiavone calling the play-by-play.

Friday night’s game is sponsored by 12 Stone and is “80’s Night”. A full 80’s playlist and clips from the best 80’s movies will be featured all night long at Coolray Field. After the game, stick around for Fox 5 Friday Fireworks, presented by WAGA Fox 5 Atlanta.

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.

Photo courtesy of Melinda Pease

Charlotte Knights Batting Order:

1) Greg Golson – 2B

2) Tyler Kuhn – DH

3) Brent Morel – 3B

4) Dan Johnson – 1B

5) Hector Gimenez – C

6) Jordan Danks – CF

7) Jim Gallagher – LF

8) Dre Garcia – 2B

9) Ray Olmedo – SS

G-Braves Batting Order

1) Luis Durango – CF

2) Tyler Pastornicky – SS

3) Stefan Gartrell – LF

4) Ernesto Mejia – DH

5) Joey Terdoslavich – 3B

6) Felix Pie – RF

7) Christian Marrero – 1B

8) Josh Wilson – 2B

9) Jose Yepez – C

By: Tony Piraro

G-Braves Want to Begin New Streak Thursday

5.31.12 GBraves Game Notes

Photo courtesy of Chris Roughgarden

The Gwinnett Braves saw their five-game winning streak snapped as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs won 6-3 on Wednesday night at Coolray Field. Dusty Hughes entered the game with the score tied 3-3 in the eighth, but ended up with the loss as the IronPigs scored three times in the frame. With the win, Lehigh Valley snapped a six-game losing streak.

Ernesto Mejia has been on fire as of late as he led the way for Gwinnett Wednesday, finishing the night 3-for-5 with his team-leading 14th double and two RBIs. Mejia tied the score at 1-1 in the first inning with his double scoring Durango, then gave the G-Braves a temporary 2-1 lead in the third with an RBI single scoring Felix Pie. He reached for a third and final time on an infield single that helped set up Durango’s tying run in the seventh. Durango went 1-for-3 with two runs scored, while Pie went 2-for-5 with a run scored.

Photo courtesy of Chris Roughgarden

Lehigh Valley (29-24, 4th IL North) vs Gwinnett (32-21, 1st IL South) 

The IronPigs are in Georgia for just four days as the two teams face-off for the first time in 2012. Currently, Lehigh Valley is in fourth place in the IL North. Currently, the G-Braves are 19-9 on the season at Coolray Field and 7-3 in their last 10 games as they look to begin another win-streak on Thursday. Luis Durango and Stefan Gartrell both will have Thursday evening off to rest.

Wednesday, May 29 Starting Line-up from Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, Georgia:

The International League South-leading Gwinnett Braves (32-21) continue their 10-game homestand with the series finale against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (29-24) on Thursday night at Coolray Field, first pitch scheduled for 7:05 PM. Right-hander Todd Redmond (5-3, 2.47) is set to start for Gwinnett against Lehigh Valley right-hander Tyler Cloyd (4-1, 2.15). The game will be broadcast on radio on WDUN 550 AM and 102.9 FM with Tony Schiavone calling the play-by-play.

Thursday is another “$3 Thursday” with $3 food and drink specials all game long. All general admission berm seating is also just $3 on Thursdays this season at Coolray Field.

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.

Photo courtesy of Leslie Watts

Lehigh Valley IronPigs Batting Order:

1) CF – Kyle Hudson

2) 2B – Kevin Frandsen

3) CF – Domonic Brown

4) DH – John Suomi

5) 1B – Cody Overbeck

6) RF – Steve Susdorf

7) C – Tuffy Gosewisch

8) SS – Andres Blanco

9) P – Tyler Cloyd

G-Braves Batting Order

1) CF – Felix Pie

2) RF – Collin DeLome

3) 1B – Ernesto Media

4) LF – Christian Marrero

5) 3B – Joey Terdoslavich

6) C – Jose Yepez

7) SS – Josh Wilson

8) 2B – Lance Zawadzki

9) P – Todd Redmond

By: Tony Piraro

IL Pitcher of the Week Redmond, Starting Saturday

Photo courtesy of Leslie Watts

The first place Gwinnett Braves (28-20) bats exploded Friday for 13 runs on 15 hits. A night prior Gwinnett accumulated eight total hits with Josh Wilson and Luis Durango accounting for six of them. However, on the night John Smoltz was at Coolray Field signing his book Staring and Closing, the hitters not the pitchers emerged. Ernesto Mejia, Stefan Gartrell and Joey Terdoslavich all homered as part of the offensive attack. Jose Constanza recorded three hits and scored three times in the 13-8 victory over Rochester.

Photo courtesy of Daniel Hamby

Mejia extended his hit-streak to 13 games on Thursday, which is a season-high for any G-Brave hitter. The last Gwinnett Brave to record a hit-streak of similar measures was the 12-game streak by Tyler Pastornicky during his 2011 campaign with the G-Braves.

Gwinnett is boasting both International League Players of the Week for the past week. Pitcher Todd Redmond received the IL Pitcher of the Week award, while Ernesto Mejia walked away with the IL Batter of the Week. Both join teammate Stefan Gartrell as this years G-Braves recipients of the award this season. All three will be looking to shoulder the load as Gwinnett looks to start another impressive streak at home from Coolray Field.

Rochester Red Wings (20-27, 6th IL North) vs Gwinnett (28-20, 1st IL South) 

The Red Wings are in town for a four-game set as they continue their stretch of eight straight games against one another. The two teams split their four-game set in Rochester just days ago as both teams have three wins each through six games.

Saturday, May 26 Starting Line-up from Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, Georgia:

The reigning IL Pitcher of the Week Todd Redmond (4-3, 2.63) will oppose Rochester southpaw Luke French (0-1, 5.91) in a game that is scheduled for a 7:05 p.m. first pitch. The game will be broadcast on WDUN 550 AM and 102.9 FM with Tony Schiavone calling the play-by-play.

Photo courtesy of Leslie Watts

Rochester Red Wings Batting Order:

1) Tsuyoshi Nishioka, DH

2) Pedro Florimon, SS

3) Wilkin Ramirez, LF

4) Danny Valencia, 3B

5) Sean Burroughs, 1B

6) Matt Carson, RF

7) Clete Thomas, CF

8) Michael Hollimon, 2B

9) Rene Rivera, C

G-Braves Batting Order

1) Luis Durango, CF

2) Jose Constanza, LF

3) Stefan Gartrell, DH

4) Ernesto Mejia, 1B

5) Joey Terdoslavich, 3B

6) Felix Pie, RF

7) Jose Yepez, C

8) Josh Wilson, 2B

9) Greg Paiml, SS

By: Tony Piraro

G-Braves Start 10-Game Homestand Thursday

Photo courtesy of Kyle Hess

The first place Gwinnett Braves (27-19) begin a 10-game stretch at home over the next 10 days, beginning Thursday from Coolray Field. The first series for the G-Braves will be against the Rochester Red Wings on the back stretch of a home-and-home series. Gwinnett is coming off a split of the four-game series with the Minnesota Twins affiliate to conclude the G-Braves eight-game road trip, which they went 3-5 on. This four-game set marks the final time these two teams will meet one another in 2012, barring a playoff appearance.

Following the departure of Rochester after four games, Lehigh Valley will stop by Lawrenceville for the week. The IronPigs are scheduled to play four games at Coolray Field, in their first four of eight games docked against Gwinnett this season. The G-Braves will venture to Pennysylvania for a four-game season series finale during the second week of June. Be sure to stop by Coolray Field as the Philadelphia Phillies affiliate boasts former Hall-of-Famer Ryne Sandberg as their manager. The second-year skipper led his IronPigs to the playoffs as the lone wildcard in his first year calling the shots.

The final two games of the 10-game homestand will bring the second place Charlotte Knights into town. The Chicago White Sox affiliate has not backed off the heels of the G-Braves, as most expected by the stage in the season. However, Gwinnett and Charlotte have split their season series so far this season with four wins per team. Following the two games against the Knights, the G-Braves will have 11 games remaining against their IL South Division foe, including two games in Charlotte immediately following the G-Braves current homestand.

Photo courtesy of Kyle Hess

Gwinnett is boasting both International League Players of the Week for the past week. Pitcher Todd Redmond received the IL Pitcher of the Week award, while Ernesto Mejia walked away with the IL Batter of the Week. Both join teammate Stefan Gartrell as this years G-Braves recipients of the award this season. All three will be looking to shoulder the load as Gwinnett looks to start another impressive streak at home from Coolray Field.

By: Tony Piraro

G-Braves Sweep IL Player of the Week Awards

For the second and third time this season, a Gwinnett Brave has been awarded the International League Player of the Week. Presently for the week of May 14-20, Ernesto Mejia takes home the IL Batter of the Week and his teammate, pitcher Todd Redmond earned himself the IL Pitcher of the Week. Both men followed after Stefan Gartrell, the first Gwinnett player of the 2012 season to win a weekly award when he did so for the week of May 1-6.

Redmond went 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA in his two starts on the week, yielding just one run over 13.0 innings.  The Florida native blanked Buffalo over six innings in a 6-1 victory on May 15, then followed it up with a win at Rochester on May 20 in which he allowed a run over a season-high seven frames.  The Gwinnett starter won the IL Pitcher of the Week award on May 23, 2011 and has also won on July 4, 2010 and August 29, 2010.  For the season, he’s 4-3 with a 2.63 ERA in nine games, all starts for the G-Braves.

Photo courtesy of Leslie Watts

Mejia becomes the second Gwinnett Braves hitter to win the IL Batter of the Week award this season. The slugging first baseman recorded a hit in every game on the week, batting a league-best .464 (13-for-28) with four doubles, a triple, a home run, seven runs scored and seven RBI.  Mejia slugged .786 and posted a 1.250 OPS in seven games played.  For the season, he’s hitting .306 with six home runs and 31 RBI in 39 games.

Photo courtesy of Kyle Hess

The IL Weekly Award sweep by Redmond and Mejia is the first in Gwinnett Braves history.  The club has boasted nine previous IL Pitchers of the Week and seven previous IL Batters of the Week since 2009.  According to the IL’s official release, the last time the Braves’ Triple-A affiliate swept the weekly awards was August 24, 2008 when Corky Miller and James Parr did so representing the Richmond Braves.  Redmond, meanwhile, is one of just 11 pitchers to win the weekly award four times in International League history.

The Gwinnett Braves (26-19, 1st in IL South) conclude the four-game series and eight-game road trip today against the Rochester Red Wings (19-25, 6th in IL North).  First pitch at Frontier Field in Rochester, NY is scheduled for 11:05 AM.  Right-hander Julio Teheran (3-2, 3.31) will make the start for the G-Braves, while the Red Wings counter with right-hander Daryl Thompson (1-4, 4.42).  Tuesday’s game will be broadcast live on the MLB Network, alongside the G-Braves regularly scheduled broadcast on 1240 ESPN Radio in Gainesville, GA.

The G-Braves return home to Coolray Field to begin a 10-game homestand on Thursday, May 24.  Tickets to all home games are on sale now at the Coolray Field Box Office.  Call (678) 277-0340 or visit gwinnettbraves.com for more information.

By: Tony Piraro

G-Braves Notes for 5.21.12 at Rochester

Former G-Brave, temporary Pirates property, and now apparent Tampa Bay infielder Drew Sutton. We won’t soon forget his 11-game hitting streak from early April, nor his April 16 walk-off double. (Dan Hamby / Gwinnett Braves)

It’s been a busy Monday here in the Gwinnett Braves Media Relations Department (otherwise known as the area in and around my office), what with Todd Redmond and Ernesto Mejia sweeping the International League Player of the Week awards, Drew Sutton being traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates (he’s a Tampa Bay Ray now) and Lance Zawadzki joining the G-Braves’ roster in time to start tonight in Rochester.  Nobody ever said a job in baseball is short on excitement.

I could fill plenty of lines about all of those topics today, but you can check out the various press releases right now on GwinnettBraves.com.  Instead, let’s look ahead to tonight.  The G-Braves, fresh off a 2-1 win yesterday that snapped a four-game losing streak, take on the Rochester Red Wings in game three of a four-game series.  Mejia is in search of a 10-game hitting streak, Stefan Gartrell looks to keep up his torrid power pace on the road (four homers, seven RBI) and Jair Jurrjens (2-1, 5.06) just looks to put his 12-hit, 11-run debacle in the rear view mirror.  The Red Wings have right-hander Jeff Manship (3-1, 3.48) on the hill tonight, first pitch slated for 7:05 PM.

Tonight’s Game Notes:  5.21.12 GBraves Game Notes

Check out the broadcast with Tony Schiavone on WDUN 550 AM /102.9 FM and WDUN.com.  And don’t forget, tomorrow’s series finale in Rochester is an 11:05 AM start, which means two things.  One, the game can be heard on 1240 ESPN Radio tomorrow, and two, I get to stay up late preparing tomorrow’s G-Braves Notes.  Looks like another busy one.

-DL

G-Braves Game Notes for 5.15.12 at Buffalo

The 11-game, 10-day marathon homestand is over, and your IL South-leading Gwinnett Braves take to the road for an eight-game trip through Buffalo and Rochester.  They begin things tonight at Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo, NY as they take on Wally Backman’s Bisons’ squad.  The two teams met up at Coolray Field recently, with Buffalo taking three of four.  Only a Stefan Gartrell walk-off home run on Thursday afternoon could salvage the series for the G-Braves.

If you like great pitching (and who doesn’t), you’ll get a good dose of it as these two teams meet up again.  Right-hander Todd Redmond, fresh off his career high-tying 10-strikeout performance against the same Bisons lineup his last time out, takes the baseball for the G-Braves tonight.  “Red” yielded just a run on six hits over 6.2 innings in his 116-pitch effort on May 10, this time he’ll be looking to pick up the win.  Meanwhile, Buffalo counters with right-hander Jeremy Hefner, owner of the International League’s second-best ERA of 1.77.  Hefner’s 3-1 with a modest 23 strikeouts in 40.2 innings, but worked a season-high 7.2 innings with two runs on four hits in a no-decision when he last met with the Gwinnett lineup on May 10.  One of those two runs came home on a Christian Marrero solo blast.

We won’t get to see the Julio Teheran vs. Matt Harvey mega-prospect match-up that we just missed out on in the last series, but both pitchers will throw in the four-game set.  Teheran is slated for a game three start on Thursday, while Harvey will go up against right-hander Eric Junge on Friday.  Right-hander Jair Jurrjens, 2-0 with a 2.05 ERA over his first three starts with Gwinnett, will start on Wednesday night.  Plenty of great pitching to keep an eye out for.

Durango’s nine-game hitting streak has led directly to an increase in stolen bases. The speedster swiped nine bags on the recently-completed 11-game homestand. (Melinda Pease / Gwinnett Braves)

As far as the Gwinnett lineup is concerned, we’ve seen hot stretches from Drew Sutton, Jordan Parraz, Jose Constanza and Gartrell since the start of the season.  The latest entrant is Luis Durango, who after a combined 3-for-6 effort in the doubleheader, is riding a nine-game hitting streak.  Durango is hitting .419 (13-for-31) with two doubles, seven runs scored and five RBI on the streak.  The increase in his time on base has led directly to more steals, as he swiped nine bags in 10 games on the homestand.  Durango leads all IL players with 20 steals in 24 attempts this year.

More on Redmond, Durango and the rest of the G-Braves in tonight’s Game Notes:  5.15.12 GBraves Game Notes

Game one gets going at 7:05 PM tonight, listen to the broadcast with Tony Schiavone on WDUN 550 AM / 102.9 FM and WDUN.com.

-DL

Saturday’s Starting Line-up for the G-Braves

5.5.12 GBraves Game Notes

Photo courtesy of Chris Roughgarden

Saturday night starts an 11-game homestand in 10 days for the Gwinnett Braves and what better way to start their extended stay in Georgia than with Todd Redmond (2-2, 3.04) on the mound? The right hander is seeking his third win, while continuing to role his way through the IL with his league-leading 34 strikeouts. The G-Braves hurler will match-up against the Charlotte Knights southpaw Charlie Leesman (1-3, 3.68) for a 7:05 p.m. first pitch from Coolray Field.

Stefan Gartrell is on fire right now for the G-Braves, as he has raised his batting average from .165 to .209 in a matter of days. The power-hitting righty has blasted a long ball in each of the teams’ last three games and will be seeking his fourth home run in four games tonight in Lawrenceville.

Starters: Charlotte Knights (14-14, 2nd) vs Gwinnett (18-9, 1st) Saturday, May 5 @ 7:05 p.m. @ Coolray Field

The G-Braves and Knights season series is tied, 3-3, at three wins per team this season. This two-game set will mark the third series of seven between Gwinnett and Charlotte during the 2012 season. The next time these two will play one another will be part of a 4-game home-and-home series to start June. On June 1-2 the G-Braves will be playing hosting to the Knights once again for two games from Georgia. Then, June 3-4 the G-Braves will head to Charlotte for another 2-game set with the Knights on the back end of their home-and-home series’.

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) Tyler Kuhn, 2B

2) Greg Golson, RF

3) Dan Johnson, 1B

4) Hector Gimenez, DH

5) Josh Phegley, C

6) Jordan Danks, CF

7) Jim Gallagher, LF

8) Ray Olmedo, 3B

9) Ozzie Martinez, SS

G-Braves Batting Order

1) Luis Durango, CF

2) Jose Constanza, LF

3) Stefan Gartrell, RF

4) Ernesto Mejia, 1B

5) Drew Sutton, 2B

6) Joey Terdoslavich, 3B

7) Jordan Parraz, DH

8) Josh Wilson, SS

9) Jose Yepez, C

By: Tony Piraro

First Place G-Braves Begin 11-Game Homestand Saturday

Photo courtesy of Chris Roughgarden

The Gwinnett Braves (18-9) begin an 11-game stretch at home over the next 10 days, starting Saturday from Coolray Field. The first series for the G-Braves will be against the Charlotte Knights who currently reside in second place of the IL South Division directly behind Gwinnett at 14-14. The Chicago White Sox affiliate has slowed as of late, winning just four of their last 10 games.

Following the departure of Charlotte after two games, Buffalo comes to town for four games and then Toledo will conclude the trip with five games against your G-Braves. The May 11 game with the MudHens will be a doubleheader beginning at 5:00 p.m. for Game 1, after the G-Braves and Toledo’s game was postponed due to rain in Ohio last week.

With the best record in the International League (18-9) the G-Braves are focused on being consistent. Gwinnett currently has the No. 1 ranked pitching staff in the IL with a team ERA of 2.78 and their hitting is starting to heat up, especially Stefan Gartrell (pictured above). The G-Braves outfielder/designated hitter has been  a monster as of late, crushing a home run in each of his last three games including six total hits during that timespan. Gartrell is now batting .209 with four homers and 14 RBI, which is saying a lot considering he was batting .165 before the G-Braves 8-game road trip last week.

Todd Redmond takes the hill for Gwinnett on Saturday night, seeking his third win of the young season. After his last start, the right-hander was leading the IL in strikeouts (34) amidst 27 innings of work. Redmond will look to add to that total tonight in the first of 11 games from Coolray Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from Lawrenceville, Georgia.

By: Tony Piraro

G-Braves Notes for 5.4.12 at Columbus

The Gwinnett Braves (18-9) close out the eight-game road trip tonight, looking for a series split with the Columbus Clippers (15-12) after falling in a 12-8 slugfest last night.  Josh Wilson, J.C. Boscan and Stefan Gartrell all homered for the G-Braves, but left-hander Yohan Flande was shelled for seven runs (six earned) in his first loss of the year and the bullpen surrendered five more runs to put the game out of reach.

Wilson ans Boscan went back-to-back for solo homers off right-hander Kevin Slowey in the second inning, becoming the first G-Braves’ tandem to do so this year.  Gartrell, meanwhile, stayed red hot with his third home run of the series.  He’s hitting .421 (8-for-19) with the three blasts and eight RBI on a five-game hitting streak.  Ernesto Mejia also contributed, going 1-for-5 with a two-run double to extend his team RBI lead to 17.

Tonight’s Game Notes:  5.4.12 GBraves Game Notes

Right-hander Todd Redmond (2-2, 3.04) looks to quiet down the Columbus bats in his team-leading sixth start tonight.  He’ll go up against Clippers’ right-hander Corey Kluber (3-1, 2.67).  First pitch from Huntington Park is scheduled for 7:05 PM, listen to the broadcast with Tony Schiavone on WDUN 550 AM / 102.9 FM and WDUN.com.

-DL

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