Braves catcher Chadwick Tromp scorching the ball for Gwinnett

Gwinnett catcher Chadwick Tromp is hitting. 357.  (Photo by Patricia Ortiz/Gwinnett Stripers)

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Gwinnett catcher Chadwick Tromp is hitting. 357. (Photo by Patricia Ortiz/Gwinnett Stripers)

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Catcher Chadwick Tromp launched his eighth home run but the Gwinnett Stripers wasted a 7-0 lead in an 8-7 loss to the Durham Bulls Thursday night in Triple-A baseball.

The 27-year-old Tromp has 24 RBIs in 18 games and is hitting .357. He finished last season with six homers and 24 RBIs in 60 games with two teams.

The Braves claimed Tromp off waivers from the San Francisco Giants on September 21, 2021. But he was designated for assignment on April 12, 2022, cleared waivers and was outrighted to Gwinnett.

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The Braves claimed Tromp off waivers from the San Francisco Giants on September 21, 2021. AP file photo

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The Braves claimed Tromp off waivers from the San Francisco Giants on September 21, 2021. AP file photo

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The Braves claimed Tromp off waivers from the San Francisco Giants on September 21, 2021. AP file photo

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The visiting Stripers (17-16) led 7-0 halfway through the fourth inning, but the Bulls (13-20) surged back to a walk-off win.

Alex Dickerson and Phil Gosselin both went 2-for-4 for Gwinnett.

Stripers starter Bryce Elder lasted just four innings, allowing six earned runs and six hits. Elder, who walked three, has a 6.55 ERA.

Tromp’s team-leading eighth homer extended his hitting streak to 13 games, his RBI streak to 11 games, and extra-base hits streak to a Gwinnett franchise-record nine games.