Monday, May 21, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
For the first time since the team moved from Richmond, Va., to Gwinnett, the Gwinnett Braves players swept the International League's weekly pitching and hitting honors.
Starter Todd Redmond took pitching honors and first baseman and designated hitter Ernesto Mejia earned the same for hitting.
Redmond, in two starts, went 2-0 with an 0.69 ERA. The right-hander, who turned 27 on Thursday, pitched 13 innings in the two victories, allowing one run off 12 hits with seven strikeouts and just one walk. This is his fourth IL pitcher of the week honor since 2010 and first this season.
Mejia, new to the G-Braves this season, hit safely in all seven games this past week and takes a nine-game hitting streak into Monday's game. During the past week, the power-hitter hit .464 with a home run, a triple, four doubles and seven RBIs. The triple was his only one of the season.
The sweep of the league's weekly honors is the first since July 2011 when Boston Red Sox affiliate Pawtucket took both with Ryan Lavarnway and Brandon Duckworth winning. The last time a Braves affiliate took both honors came in 2008 when the Richmond Braves' Corky Miller and James Parr took the awards.