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Terdoslavich homers in fourth straight game
Braves farmhand ties longest roundtripper streak in Gwinnett history
08/21/2014 12:24 AM ET

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.

Jake Seiner is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Jake_Seiner. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.
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