The Gwinnett Braves concluded a six-game road trip by downing the Charlotte Knights on Monday, 8-3. The win gave the G-Braves a split of the four game set with the Knights, and a 2-4 mark for the trip after dropping two games against Durham.
Yohan Flande (W, 6-6, 4.68) took the hill on Monday and tossed a complete game en route to evening his season record at 6-6. He scattered eight hits, allowed three runs, two earned, and struck out five without issuing a walk in an impressive outing.
Hale,Poveda, Bisenius make starts
David Hale (W, 5-5, 2.86) started Game 1 of the series and evened his record as Gwinnett took a 4-1 win. The Marietta, Georgia native pitched 7.0 innings, allowed one run, earned, on six hits while walking four and striking out three.
Omar Poveda (ND, 5-6, 3.36) started Game 2 and did not factor in the decision in the 6-5 loss. He worked 6.0 innings of six hit, three run (all earned) ball. The right-hander gave up two long balls, but did strike out nine.
Joe Bisenius (L, 3-4, 5.77) started Monday’s game and took the loss after Gwinnett fell by a 6-1 count. The Knights totaled six hits, four runs, three earned, in 5.0 innings off Bisenius. He walked two and struck out five.
At the Dish
The Gwinnett offense was led in the series by Brandon Boggs, Joe Leonard, and Stefan Gartrell.
Boggs started three of the four games and went 7-for-18 with two doubles. He drove in three while also scoring three times. Leonard started all four games at third base and was 5-for-16 with two doubles and a RBI. He also scored twice. Gartrell had a 5-for-14 series with a double, two RBI, and three runs scored.
Five relievers made appearances in the four-game set.
Recently traded Cory Rasmus (S, 14, 1.72) came on for Hale and earned his 14th Save. In what turned out to be his last outing as a Brave, Rasmus pitched a scoreless, hitless inning, while walking one and striking out one.
Joe Beimel (BS, 2, 5.00), Wirfin Obispo, and Juan Cedeno (L, 0-3, 3.20) all worked in the second game, while Ryan Butcher and Mark Lamm saw action in Game 3.
The Gwinnett Braves open a three-game series against the Charlotte Knights on Wednesday at Coolray Field. Gwinnett will start right-hander Cody Martin (2-2, 3.26), while Charlotte’s starter has yet to be announced. Tony Schiavone will have the call on WDUN 550 AM and 102.9 FM. First pitch is set for 6:05 PM.
Atlanta centerfielder B.J. Upton is scheduled to begin a three-game rehab stint with Gwinnett in Wednesday’s game. Upton will be the ninth Atlanta Braves’ player to spend a rehab stint with Gwinnett this season, joining infielder Paul Janish (left shoulder surgery, April 15-24, May 5-10), first baseman Freddie Freeman (strained right oblique, April 19-21), catcher Brian McCann (right shoulder surgery, May 2-5), outfielder Jason Heyward (appendectomy, May 9-15), right-hander Jordan Walden (right elbow inflammation, May 27), right-hander Luis Ayala (anxiety disorder, May 8-14, June 20-July 4), catcher Evan Gattis (strained right oblique, July 12-13) and right-hander Brandon Beachy (right elbow surgery, May 19-28, June 8-14, July 9-24).
The Gwinnett Braves are the Triple-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves and play in the South Division of the International League, one of two Triple-A leagues. Coolray Field is home to the G-Braves.
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