Six-run third dooms Bulls, Montgomery on road

Aug. 14, 2013 @ 10:00 PM

Gwinnett erupted for six runs in the bottom of the third inning and Yohan Flande and two relievers combined on a three-hitter as the Braves bested the visiting Durham Bulls 6-2 at Coolray Field Wednesday night.

Flande (8-7) allowed all three hits and both runs — unearned — before turning it over to Ryan Buchter and Mark Lamm who each pitched a scoreless, hitless inning in front of only 1,702 fans.

Durham starter Mike Montgomery (7-6), who had won his previous two starts, was the victim of the the Braves’ big inning, giving up all six runs. He came back out for a scoreless fourth, but was touched for nine of the Braves’ 10 hits. Three relievers shut down the Braves over the final four innings, pitching one-hit, scoreless baseball, but the damage had already been done.

The Braves’ 7 and 8 hitters, third baseman Joe Leonard and catcher Jose Yepez each drove in a pair of runs in the third. Centerfielder Todd Cunningham and rightfielder Brandon Boggs each chipped in with an RBI as well.

Centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier and catcher Craig Albernaz drove in the Bulls runs in the top of the seventh after an error by Luis Nunez opened the door.

With one out in the Braves’ third, Jose Constanza reached on an infield singe and scored on a triple by Cunningham. Boggs’ sacrifice fly scored Cunningham and then the onslaught began.

The Braves put up two singles and a walk before Leonard’s single drove in two and an Yepez double scored the final two runs.

In the seventh, Leslie Anderson reached on a one-out error and went to third on a double by Shelley Duncan. Kiermaier’s single broke up the shutout and Albernaz drove in the second run with a groundout.

Evan Frey then walked, but Cole Figueroa flied out to end the inning.

NOTES — Bulls shortstop Tim Beckham, who committed his 23rd error of the season, was ejected by home plate umpire Clint Fagan in the eighth inning. ... The Braves and Bulls tangle here again at 6:05 tonight and 7:05 Friday night. Merrill Kelly (6-3, 3.45) gets the start for the Bulls against Cody Martin (2-4, 3.97) tonight and Matt Buschmann (6-1, 2.95) faces the Braves’ David Hale (6-7, 2.99) on Friday.

 

Gwinnett Braves (54-72) 6, Durham Bulls (76-49) 2
August 14, 2013

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Durham       0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 3 1
Gwinnett       0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 x 6 10 1
 

 


Durham AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG  
Figueroa, C, 2B-SS 2 0 0 0 2 1 2 .290
Beckham, T, SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .275
  Fontenot, 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260
Belnome, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .305
Gimenez, LF 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 .223
Anderson, Le, 1B 4 1 0 0 0 1 2 .310
Duncan, DH 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 .225
Kiermaier, CF 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .236
Albernaz, C 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .241
Frey, RF 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .213
  Montgomery, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  De Los Santos, F, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Riefenhauser, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Wade, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 29 2 3 2 6 10 12 .272
 
 
 
BATTING
2B: Duncan (21, Flande).
TB: Albernaz; Duncan 2; Kiermaier.
RBI: Kiermaier (6), Albernaz (10).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gimenez; Frey; Figueroa, C.
GIDP: Beckham, T.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Figueroa, C (9, 2nd base off Flande/Yepez).

FIELDING
E: Beckham, T (23, fielding).
Pickoffs: Montgomery, M (Boggs at 1st base).
 
Gwinnett AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG  
Constanza, LF 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 .267
Cunningham, T, CF 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 .275
Boggs, RF 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 .241
Mejia, E, 1B 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 .246
Gosselin, 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .282
Gartrell, DH 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 .281
Leonard, 3B 4 1 1 2 0 2 3 .222
Yepez, C 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .220
Nunez, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .217
  Flande, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111
  Buchter, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Lamm, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 33 6 10 6 3 5 18 .252
 
 
 
 
 
BATTING
2B: Yepez (7, Montgomery, M).
3B: Cunningham, T (5, Montgomery, M).
TB: Leonard; Mejia, E 2; Gartrell; Cunningham, T 3; Constanza 2; Gosselin 2; Yepez 2.
RBI: Cunningham, T (31), Boggs (35), Leonard 2 (28), Yepez 2 (22).
2-out RBI: Leonard 2; Yepez 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Yepez; Nunez 2; Mejia, E.
SF: Boggs.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Boggs (4, 2nd base by Montgomery, M/Albernaz).
PO: Boggs (1st base by Montgomery, M).

FIELDING
E: Nunez (8, fielding).
DP: 2 (Nunez-Gosselin-Mejia, E, Mejia, E-Nunez).
 

Durham IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA  
Montgomery, M (L, 7-6) 4.0 9 6 6 2 2 0 4.65
De Los Santos, F  2.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 5.20
Riefenhauser  1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.25
Wade  1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.42
Totals 8.0 10 6 6 3 5 0 3.42
Gwinnett IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA  
Flande (W, 8-7) 7.0 3 2 0 4 7 0 4.20
Buchter  1.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3.25
Lamm  1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.31
Totals 9.0 3 2 0 6 10 0 4.02
 

Pitches-strikes: Montgomery, M 85-60, De Los Santos, F 32-23, Riefenhauser 14-11, Wade 11-7, Flande 99-65, Buchter 23-13, Lamm 16-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Montgomery, M 4-4, De Los Santos, F 2-3, Riefenhauser 0-0, Wade 2-1, Flande 8-4, Buchter 0-0, Lamm 1-0.
Batters faced: Montgomery, M 22, De Los Santos, F 9, Riefenhauser 3, Wade 3, Flande 28, Buchter 4, Lamm 3.
Ejections: Durham Bulls shortstop Tim Beckham ejected by HP umpire Clint Fagan (8th)
Umpires: HP: Clint Fagan. 1B: Doug Vines. 2B: Jon Byrne. 3B: Gabe Morales.
Weather: 78 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:40.
Att: 1,702.
Venue: Coolray Field.
August 14, 2013


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