He made 42 pitches, throwing 21 strikes, in his first professional outing since April 27, 2013. He left Thursday night's game when he reached his pitch limit.
The G-Braves spotted Floyd an early lead, as they struck for three runs in the first inning. Ernesto Mejia delivered a towering three-run homer to left off of Durham starter Nathan Karns. The homer scored both Jose Constanza and Joey Terdoslavich.
In the bottom of the second, with Floyd on the mound, Durham’s Kevin Kiermaier delivered a two-run homer to center to cut the Gwinnett lead to 3-2.
The Braves and Bulls play again Friday night. Righty Ervin Santana will pitch for Gwinnett as he prepares to join the Atlanta rotation.
Minor pitches for Mississippi