Updated: 10:36 p.m. Monday, July 27, 2009 | Posted: 10:35 p.m. Monday, July 27, 2009
Gregor Blanco drives in 2 for G-Braves win
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Brooks Conrad hit his 10th home run of the year and Gregor Blanco drove in two runs as the Gwinnett Braves continued their second-half surge with a 7-2 victory over visiting Lehigh Valley Monday night.
The victory gave the G-Braves three wins in a four-game series with the IronPigs and provided Gwinnett’s eighth win in nine games.
Gwinnett remained one game behind division-leading Durham in the Class AAA International League South standings.
Brooks homered off Tyson Brummett to lead off the fourth and the Braves scored three more times in what became the decisive inning on three singles, a walk and a balk. Jo-Jo Reyes (1-1) gave up two runs in relief of starter Tim Hudson but was credited with the victory.
Former Braves are likely to dominate the National Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2014 more than any team has in quite a while, and Bobby Cox could get the ball rolling Monday when the Veterans Committee announces its selections.
The Atlanta Braves delivered their pitch to real estate developers Friday, formally opening the search for a partner on a proposed $400 million mixed-use development adjacent to a new Cobb County stadium.