Joey Terdoslavich knows how to finish strong.
The Braves prospect continued to torment International League pitchers on Wednesday night, homering for the fourth consecutive game as Triple-A Gwinnett thumped visiting Charlotte, 16-2.
Terdoslavich matched the longest home run streak in G-Braves history, established by Ernesto Mejia in April 2013. It's the longest run of his five-year pro career.
The 25-year-old outfielder/first baseman slugged his 13th homer of the season in the fourth inning as part of a 3-for-5 night. He turned on an off-speed pitch from Knights right-hander Ryan Kussmaul, driving the ball out to right-center field.
Three of Terdoslavich's four homers during the streak have come against right-handed pitchers. Ten of his 13 roundtrippers this season have come from the left side of the plate, although there hasn't been a big difference in his performance from each side overall, with a .714 OPS vs. lefties and a .713 OPS vs. righties.
Terdoslavich emerged as a power threat in 2011, slugging 20 homers in 131 games with Class A Advanced Lynchburg. The following year, he hit .315 with a .852 OPS in 75 contests with Double-A Mississippi but struggled after a promotion to Triple-A.
The Long Beach State product rebounded last season with Gwinnett. In 85 games, he crushed 18 homers to go with a .318 average and .926 OPS. The results earned him a bump up to the Majors, where he appeared in 55 games as the Braves earned the National League East Division title.
The 25-year-old is still on the club's 40-man roster and might've figured into the big league plans, but he's struggled in his third look at the International League. After a promising first month, Terdoslavich batted .193 in May and June with four homers in 56 games.
He cut down on strikeouts in July and posted a .303 average in 28 games, although he hit only two homers.
Heading into the recent homer streak, Terdoslavich had nine homers and a .249 average for the season.
Veteran in fielder Donnie Murphy, playing in his fourth game with Gwinnett since signing with the Braves, contributed a grand slam in the eighth. He has two homers in 19 at-bats with Gwinnett.
Charlotte's Matt Tuiasosopo hit his 13th homer of the season in the second. He's gone yard in three straight games, including a five-RBI effort against Gwinnett on Monday.