Thursday, June 9, 2011
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Staff Photo: Jonathan Phillips. Julio Teheran is the top prospect in the Braves organization. The pitcher from Colombia will start Friday for the G-Braves.
TOLEDO, Ohio — Julio Teheran dominated the Toledo Mud Hens, striking out a season-high 11 batters in an eight-inning, three-hit performance.
The no-walk performance paved the way for Gwinnett’s sixth straight win and the sixth win in Class AAA for the Atlanta Braves’ top pitching prospect. Gwinnett beat Toledo 2-0.Teheran’s ERA dipped to 1.98.
Closer Jairo Asencio picked up his eighth save, pitching a hitless ninth, striking out two and walking one.
The G-Braves, who had been scoring in bunches in their first two games in Toledo, scored just enough to back up the dominating pitching and just in time to get the 20-year-old Colombian a win.
Jeff Fiorentino knocked in Mauro Gomez in the sixth inning after the first baseman Gomez doubled with two outs.
The run was the only one the G-Braves managed until the ninth when Ed Lucas knocked in Wilkin Ramirez to give Gwinnett some insurance.
On an eight-hit night, Lucas was the only G-Brave with multiple hits, going 2-for-5. Brandon Hicks did walk three times.
Gwinnett left nine runners on base compared to Toledo’s four, but the Mud Hens only managed three hits and four total baserunners on the night.
Gwinnett wraps up its series with the Mud Hens today at 7 p.m. seeking a series sweep. Mike Minor is the G-Braves scheduled starter, will be scratchd to make make another start with the big-league club.