Gwinnett Sweeps Herd 4-1, 9-3

( Bisons will be happy not to see the Braves anymore in 2014.

Gwinnett completed a doubleheader sweep of the Herd on Friday night at Coca-Cola Field with victories of 4-1 and 9-3. The Braves leave town with a three-game sweep of Buffalo and wins in six of the seven contests between the two squads this year.

Thankfully for the Bisons, if the two teams meet again, it will be in the International League playoffs.

The Braves got great pitching in game one while their top-rated offense did the work in game two.

Braves starter Gus Schlosser had his A+ stuff working in the night's first contest. The big righty allowed just a fourth-inning single from Jared Goedert in his five innings of work. He struck out five and walked three.

Gwinnett scored twice in the second inning of game one by drawing five consecutive walks off Herd starter Ricky Romero. Tommy La Stella hit a two-run triple in the sixth inning to give Gwinnett the 4-0 cushion before the Bisons scored an unearned run in the bottom of the seventh inning.

In Friday's night cap, the Braves pounded out 13 hits while scoring nine times -the most for a Bisons opponent this season. Just signed by Atlanta earlier in the day, Brandon Boggs doubled home a pair in the second inning to get Gwinnett on the scoreboard. Derrick Mitchell singled home two more in a three-run third. The Braves tacked on four more in the sixth inning, including two on a double from Steve Lerud, to put the game out of reach.

Dan Johnson hit his team-leading eighth home run of the season in the second inning of game two. The Bisons scored two more runs in the sixth inning when Jack Murphy hit an RBI-single and Andy LaRoche scored on a Mitch Atkins wild pitch.

Romero and Kyle Drabek took the losses for Buffalo. Romero walked nine batters in three innings to fall to 0-2 on the season. Drabek allowed 11 of the hits in game two to see his record even at 3-3.


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