Updated: 7:58 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012 | Posted: 7:53 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012
G-Braves shut out; IL South lead cut to 2
How the winning run scored: Center-fielder Jordan Danks doubled to right-center off Gwinnett starter Erik Cordier with one out in the fourth. He scored on a single to right by right-fielder Greg Golson. The win gave the Knights the series win 2-1 after the Braves won the opener.
At the plate: Braves could only manage 4 hits Sunday, spread throughout the lineup, after getting only 3 Saturday.
On the mound: Starter Erik Cordier (0-1) gave up both Charlotte runs, both earned, in 4.1 innings with four walks and two strikeouts on 88 pitches, 48 strikes. His ERA in now 5.19.
Up next for Gwinnett: After a day off Monday, the teams flip flop venues with Charlotte coming to Coolray Field for a three-game series Tuesday through Thursday. All games begin at 7:05 p.m. with the last two games available on CSS.
The Braves haven’t been able to acquire the ace they might have wanted for the top of their rotation, but they secured the depth they needed Monday with the signing of free agent right-hander Gavin Floyd.
One week after the Braves were eliminated by the Dodgers in a four-game division series, Braves general manager Frank Wren met with the team’s beat writers and discussed the 2013 season and the team’s needs going into the offseason.