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Gwinnett Beats Down on the Bison, 9-1

Posted by m1fournier on May 14, 2009

Gwinnett first baseman Barbaro Canizares drove in a season high six runs, as the Gwinnett Braves defeated the Buffalo Bisons 9-1 Wednesday. The Braves improved their record to 16-18 while the Bisons fall to 8-23.

 Canizares started the scoring for the Braves in the 1stwith a bases loaded sacrifice fly to center scoring Gregor Blanco from 3rd. With the Braves holding a 1-0 lead in the 3rd, Canizares ripped a 2-run homer to left giving the Braves a 3-0 advantage. In the 6th inning, with the Braves leading 6-1, Canizares klocked a bases loaded double to center to give the Braves a  9-1 lead.2yKQFtv3

As for the Braves pitching Charlie Morton was sharp getting his fourth win of the year to push his record to 4-2. Morton worked seven innings, giving up 3 hits and 1earned run while striking out 3. Vladimir Nunez worked a scoreless 8th and 9th. The Braves play the Bison again today at 1:05 pm.



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Gwinnett Shuts Out Durham 4-0

Posted by m1fournier on May 12, 2009

iVdaF6vbWith another solid pitching performance from Kris Medlen(5-0), the Gwinnett Braves defeated the Durham Bulls by a final score of 4-0. Medlen went 6.2 innings, allowing only 2 hits and striking out 6. With the win and shut out Medlen extended his scoreless innings streak to 20.2 innings on Monday. He also lowerred his ERA to an incredible 0.96!

The G-Braves got their offense from J.C. Holt, who collected to hits while in driving in a run. Brooks Conrad, Brandon Jones and Van Pope all drove in 1 run apiece on Monday. Diory Hernandez,had 1 hit, his team-leading 11th double of the season. The Braves now looking forward, head to Buffalo for a 4 game series against the Buffalo Bisons. The Braves send newly acquired Tony Armas Jr. to the hill at 7:05PM , while Buffalo will send Dillion Gee.

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Tommy Hanson goes 8 innings, Strikes out 9, and Gwinnett Loses

Posted by m1fournier on May 10, 2009

Today the Gwinnett Braves lost a tough game against the Durham Bulls, 4-3. Hanson pitched 8 strong inPanama+v+Atlanta+Braves+56WErWBK8xZlnings giving up 6 hits, 3 runs(all solo home-runs), walking just 1, and striking out 9, but got his 2nd straight no-decision. After this no decision his record remains at 1-3, while sporting a 1.99 ERA. Hanson is easily the Braves greatest pitching prospect, having 57 strikeouts and only 12 walks in 40.2 innings. He seems to be clearly ready for the call up to the big leagues, and it will happen, it’s more of a question of when then if! Manager Bobby Cox has said they don’t want to rush Hanson and also once there is a need for help in the rotation. So it seems like it could happen next month or even next year, we’ll have to wait and see, but for now we can admire the numbers the youngster puts up in Triple AAA Gwinnett.

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