Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Heyward continues his stint. The G-Braves return to Coolray on May 18.
When the Gwinnett Braves return to Coolray Field on May 18, yet another high-profile Atlanta Braves player is likely to join them. Pitcher Brandon Beachy, who is recovering from off-season arm surgery, could start the G-Braves' Sunday (May 19) game on a rehab assignment, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Beachy, 26, had so-called "Tommy John" elbow surgery in the off-season, and he could have several starts with Gwinnett before being activated again by Atlanta. He'll be familiar to Gwinnett fans -- Beachy pitched for the G-Braves in 2010 and 2011. Also, outfielder Jason Heyward continues his stint with Gwinnett, with no word yet on when he'll return to Atlanta. Don’t miss any Suwanee news. Subscribe to Suwanee Patch’s free …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan and other athletes with Boston connections throw out ceremonial first pitches before the Gwinnett Braves game on Tuesday.
Pro sports stars with connections to Massachusetts came to Coolray Field in Gwinnett on Tuesday (May 7) to pay honor to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings It was called "Boston Strong Night." Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan honed his skills while playing for Boston College. Rodney Harrison won a Super Bowl Championship while playing safety for the New England Patriots. Dee Brown played guard for the Celtics. Jason Varitek was a catcher for the Red Sox and won two World Series while playing at Fenway Park. They threw out ceremonial first pitches before the game between the Gwinnett Braves and the Pawtucket Red Sox, a Boston Red Sox farm team. Attendance was 4,033 for the game and event, according to the G-Braves, and over $15…
Monday, May 6, 2013
The veteran catcher joins Atlanta for Monday's game. G-Braves lose 2 Sunday.
The Gwinnett Braves lost two games Sunday, as well as Brian McCann. But they gained another player from Atlanta. Veteran catcher McCann, who had begun a rehab stint with Gwinnett on Thursday, was to rejoin Atlanta in time for Monday's game at Cincinnati, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. McCann was 0-for-1 in Game 1 of Sunday's double-header at Coolray Field, and did not play in the second game. Gwinnett (12-19) now has an eight-game losing streak after losses of 5-1 and 2-1 to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday. To make room for McCann, Atlanta optioned shorstop Tyler Pastornicky back to Gwinnett. The G-Braves continue their homestand Monday when the Pawtucket Red Sox come to Coolray Field. It's Kids Eat Free night, as all …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Rain washes out Saturday's game. McCann's rehab continues.
In what could be Brian McCann's final day at Coolray Field in 2013, the Gwinnett Braves are scheduled to play twice. Rain forced Saturday night's game to be called off. The G-Braves and Scranton Wilkes/Barre are scheduled for a double-header Sunday (May 5), beginning at 12:30 p.m. Both games will be seven innings. McCann, the Atlanta Braves' veteran catcher and Duluth High grad, is on an injury rehab assignment after off-season shoulder surgery. He is expected to rejoin Atlanta for this week's series at Cincinnati. In two games with Gwinnett in 2013, McCann is 3-for-8 (.375) with one home run. However, a flood warning remains in effect for Sunday in Gwinnett, with thunderstorms also possible after 2 p.m., according to the National Weather …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Atlanta catcher continues his rehab stint at Coolray Field.
Brian McCann continued his rehab stint with the Gwinnett Braves on Friday, but could not help the home team end its losing streak. McCann had a home run and went 2-for-4 with an RBI in the G-Braves' 6-2 loss to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. It was the G-Braves' sixth straight loss, before a season high 6,989 fans. On Thursday, McCann, a Duluth High grad, went 1-for-4 with an RBI for Gwinnett. He is expected to rejoin Atlanta for next week's series at Cincinnati. His homer Friday came in the fourth inning. Joey Terdoslavich had three hits for the second straight game for Gwinnett. On Saturday, the G-Braves (12-17) will again host Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (game time, 7:05 p.m.). The first 2,000 fans in attendance will receive a drawstring bag. -- How …
Friday, May 3, 2013
The Atlanta Braves' catcher and Duluth High grad played for Gwinnett on Thursday at Coolray Field as part of his rehabilitation.
Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann is working his way back to Turner Field. After playing three games with Class A Rome Braves, McCann started his stint with the Gwinnett Braves at Coolray Field on Thursday (May 2). In October of last year, McCann, a Duluth High graduate, underwent surgery on his right shoulder. While taking practice swings on deck before his first at-bat, a fan shouted to McCann and asked how his shoulder feels. “It feels great,” he shouted back. The G-Braves took on the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on Thursday evening. McCann went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in the 4-1 loss. Game 2 against the RailRiders is Friday night. First pitch is at 7:05pm. Watch the video to see McCann introduced to the crowd and his first at…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The Duluth High grad and Atlanta All-Star will begin his comeback on May 2.
Brian McCann is coming home to get ready for his 2013 baseball season. The veteran Atlanta Braves catcher, a Duluth High grad, will begin a rehab assignment with the Gwinnett Braves beginning Thursday, May 2, the G-Braves announced Wednesday (May 1). McCann, 29, underwent shoulder surgery last October, and already has played in some rehab games with the Class A Rome Braves in 2013. He has a .279 career batting average with 156 career homers with Atlanta. It's the third time that McCann has done a rehab stint with Gwinnett, the others being in 2009 (eye infection) and 2011 (left oblique). The G-Braves begin a four-game homestand vs. Scranton-Wilkes Barre on May 2 (game time, 6:05 p.m.). It is not known how long McCann's stint with Gwinnett …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Sunday also was 'Bark In The Park' at Coolray Field.
5:07 a.m., April 22: Freddie Freeman went 0-for-2 Sunday in the final game of his three-game rehab stint with Gwinnett. The G-Braves lost to Charlotte, 5-4, at Coolray Field. Original post, April 21: Freddie Freeman, the regular Atlanta Braves first baseman, is making the most of his injury rehab stint with the Gwinnett Braves. Freeman went 5-for-5 Saturday (April 20) with two RBI as Gwinnett (8-9 in 2013) topped Charlotte, 6-0, in Fort Mill, S.C. Freeman will play the final game of his rehab stint Sunday when the same teams head for Coolray Field for a 2:05 p.m. game. Also Sunday, it will be "Bark In The Park" Day at Coolray. Fans can bring their dogs to the park to spend the afternoon with the G-Braves. And typically for Sunday home …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
The G-Braves defeat Charlotte on Friday in 2013 opener. A twin bill is scheduled for Saturday.
Delaying their 2013 opener by one day did not hurt the Gwinnett Braves' performance. The team cruised past Charlotte, 5-4, on Friday (April 5) at Coolray Field. The scheduled season opener Thursday evening was postponed due to rain and chilly temps. Shortstop Tyler Pastornicky, who has some experience with the Atlanta Braves, went 4-for-4 with an RBI. Pitcher Sean Gilmartin went five innings, allowing one run on six hits. Saturday, the same teams will play a double-header beginning at 5:05 p.m. at Coolray. The first 2,000 fans will receive a Brandon Beachy Bobblehead figure. Material from a Gwinnett Braves news release was used in this report. -- How many Gwinnett Braves games do you plan to attend this season? Share your thoughts on the …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
There will be a single game Friday, and a double-header Saturday at Coolray Field.
The Gwinnett Braves have postponed Thursday's scheduled home opener at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, due to rain. According to a news release, the G-Braves and the Charlotte Knights will play a single game Friday at 7:05 p.m., and a double-header Saturday starting at 5:05 p.m. The T-shirt giveaway will be pushed back to Friday night (for the first 2,000 fans). Also, Saturday’s doubleheader will be a pair of seven-inning games. -- Patch will have more coverage of the G-Braves.