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G-BRAVES NOTES: Refocused Terdoslavich on major hitting tear

LAWRENCEVILLE -- His preferred first name has gone back and forth, but not the results.

Joey Terdoslavich is one of the hottest hitters in the International League and there is no mistaking that.

The Gwinnett Braves right fielder is batting .414 (29-for-70) during an 18-game stretch that has seen him have multi-hit outings 12 time after back-to-back three-hit games to open the series with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Included on Friday night was Terdoslavich's fifth homer of the season and he led the IL with 19 extra-base hits and 70 total bases before Saturday night's game at Coolray Field was postponed because of rain.

Nothing went right for the switch-hitter early last season in his first taste of Class AAA. He struggled defensively at third base and battled a hitch in his swing.

Now that he has a new position and a smoothed-out swing, everything is good again.

The 24-year-old has built off a strong spring training with Atlanta to hit .348 with 17 RBIs in 29 games for Gwinnett this year and re-establish himself as a top hitting prospect.

But what about the first name? He switched from Joey to Joe going into this season, maybe to completely put last year in the past. But his father goes by Joe, so now it is Joey again.

As long as the hits keep coming, nobody cares either way.

Doubleheader scheduled

Weather permitting, Gwinnett and Scranton will conclude their series at Coolray Field with a doubleheader today at 12:30 p.m. Both games are seven innings.

The G-Braves (12-17) have lost six straight games and the RailRiders have won six in a row.

Brian McCann is scheduled to again play for Gwinnett before completing his minor league rehab assignment and rejoining Atlanta for a road trip that begins Monday in Cincinnati.

McCann, who had surgery on his right shoulder in October, homered on Friday and is 3-for-8 with two RBIs in two games for the G-Braves after going 5-for-14 with a double, three homers and seven RBIs in four games for Class A Rome.

Tim Corcoran (1-2, 3.12 ERA) and Omar Poveda (2-1, 1.93 ERA) are the scheduled starters in the doubleheader for the G-Braves

Carrithers rejoins teams

Alden Carrithers was moved back up from Class AA Mississippi to Gwinnett on Saturday after Corey Wimberly tweaked his leg running out a sixth-inning double Friday night.

Carrithers hit .320 in nine games for the G-Braves in April before being returned to Mississippi, where he was batting .148 in 12 games.

Wimberly is batting .227 in 20 games and ranks second on the team with eight doubles. Terdoslavich leads the IL with 13.

Janish tries again

Paul Janish, who played five games for the G-Braves in mid-April before straining an oblique, began a second 20-game minor league rehab assignment on Friday.

The shortstop was 1-for-3 in the 6-2 loss to Scranton before leaving for a pinch runner in the seventh inning.

Janish had surgery on his left shoulder last October and missed all of spring training. He played in 55 games for Atlanta last year following a trade with Cincinnati.