Luiz Gohara rocked Wednesday in start for Gwinnett

Left-hander Luiz Gohara’s bid to return to the majors took a hit Wednesday, several hits to be exact.

Gohara’s start for Triple-A Gwinnett ended after he was shelled by Charlotte and didn’t last past the fifth inning.

Gohara pitched 4-1/3 innings and allowed six runs. He also gave up eight hits and walked four, while striking out three. 

Three of the runs scored on the two home runs Gohara allowed. 

Gohara entered the game with an 0-1 record for the Stripers, and his ERA now sits at 8.03. He has allowed 11 earned runs and 17 hits in 12-1/3 innings pitched and has walked seven and allowed five home runs.

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Though he appeared to be a strong candidate for a spot in the Braves’ starting rotation, Gohara missed all of spring training with a variety of injuries, including a sprained ankle that put him on the disabled list March 29. 

The Braves took him off the DL and optioned him to Gwinnett on Saturday as he tries to work his way into contention for the Braves’ rotation.

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