The Gwinnett Braves lost to the Durham Bulls 3-1 Tuesday night at Coolray Field and fall back into a tie with the Bulls for first in the International League South. The game was called due to heavy thunderstorms with one out in the home half of the sixth inning.
Tuesday’s game was the fourth of a four game home and home set with the Bulls. The teams split the series with Gwinnett winning one and losing one in Durham and Durham doing the same after the series moved to Gwinnett. Both the G-Braves and the Bulls are 46-39 and again share first place in the International League South division.
T 3rd Inning
Desmond Jennings homers to center off G-Braves starter Todd Redmond for his 11th HR of the season. (Bulls 1 G-Braves 0)
B 3rd Inning
Matt Young singles driving in Ruben Gotay for the Braves only run of the night. (Bulls 1 G-Braves 1)
T 5th Inning
Robinson Chirnos connected for his 3rd HR this season to lead off the inning.
Three batters later Leslie Anderson stepped into the batters box and hit his 10th HR of the year to right field.
Final: Durham Bulls 3 Gwinnett Braves 1
RH Todd Redmond started and took the loss, his eighth of the year. Redmond gave up three solo home-runs in the game, tying a dubious record he already holds-most HRs allowed by a G-Brave in a single game. Redmond also allowed three home-runs in one game on May 3,2011 at Buffalo.
After giving up two homers in the top of the fifth inning, Redmond came back strong in the sixth. He struck out two of the three batters he faced in the inning.
Redmond receives credit for a complete game, throwing six innings while allowing three earned runs on five hits with one walk and five strike outs.
Game Stats: L (5-8,3.47 ERA) 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO
-CF Matt Young drove in the lone run of the game in the third inning when he singled in Ruben Gotay. (.291, 0 HR, 14 RBI, 10 RBI, 10 SB)
-2B Ruben Gotay stole his first base of the season on what appeared to be a delayed steal. Gotay broke toward second on the pitch to the plate, then stopped and after some hesitation broke toward second. He was safe at second putting himself in scoring position then coming around to score on Young’s base hit.
Team RISP 1-for-5 (.200)
Team LOB 6
Gwinnett goes to Charlotte for the first two games of a six game set between the G-Braves and International League South rival Charlotte Knights Wednesday and Thursday. The series will shift to Coolray Field for the final four games leading to the All-Star break beginning Friday and concluding on Sunday. The home-stand includes a rare double-header scheduled for Saturday.
The Charlotte Knights enter the series in third place (43-43), 3.5 games behind both Gwinnett and Durham. Gwinnett has won all four of the games between these teams and has had more success on the road than at home this year. Gwinnett is fourteen games above .500 on the road (29-15) while at home in Coolray Field, the G-Braves are seven games below .500 (17-24). The Knights are 23-21 at home and come in to Wednesday’s game on a modest two game winning streak.
All-Star and Futures Games selection Julio Teheran is scheduled to start for the G-Braves Wednesday. Teheran will be going for his tenth win of the year on fourteen starts while the Knights will counter with RH Joe Bisenius (2-0, 1.86 ERA).
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