Friday, August 3, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
DURHAM, N.C. -- In his second start since signing with the Atlanta Braves on July 27, Miguel Batista shined again, throwing five scoreless innings.
But for the second night, the bats were held quiet by the Durham starter. It wasn't until after the starters left that the bats came out to play.
The two teams combined for eight runs in the final three innings and, like the night before, Gwinnett came up short, losing 5-3.
Batista threw 86 pitches in his outing, walking four and striking out five. Durham starter Alex Colome matched Batista in runs allowed over his six innings, holding the G-Braves to just two hits with four walks and four strikeouts. Neither pitcher factored in the decision, turning a scoreless game over to the bullpens.
Gwinnett reliever Buddy Carlyle pitched a scoreless sixth, but didn't get out of the seventh, allowing four Durham runs. Stephen Vogt knocked in two with a one-out triple and Leslie Anderson and Chris Gimenez also knocked in runs. Rehabbing major leaguer Evan Longoria was 0-for-4 with a walk.
Gwinnett answered with three in the eighth off Bulls reliever Frank De Los Santos off a three-run home run by Ernesto Mejia. The blast to left field was Mejia's 23rd of the season.
In the eighth inning, Peter Moylan, active with the G-Braves for the first time this season, allowed the final Durham run. The reliever battling shoulder problems all season, struck out the first two batters before allowing three straight singles and one run.
Josh Kroeger collected two of the G-Braves four hits. Catcher J.C. Boscan also singled.