Season Recap: 2019 Gwinnett Stripers

Stripers win IL South title in record-setting 80-win campaign

By Peter Brooks | September 11, 2019 2:07 PM ET

The 2019 Gwinnett Stripers season turned out to be one for the record books. The club won the International League South Division for the second time in franchise history, the first time since 2016. Gwinnett recorded 80 regular season wins, the most since the inaugural 2009 club won 81 games. The powerful Stripers lineup kept fans at Coolray Field on the edge of their seats as they clubbed 200 home runs in 139 games, the most ever by an Atlanta Braves Triple-A affiliate, shattering the previous record of 161 homers set by the 1993 Richmond Braves.

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Stripers' Season Ends in 5-4 Game 4 Loss at Columbus

Home runs by Pedro Florimon and Jack Lopez not enough for Gwinnett

Lopez homered in the Stripers final game of the season. (Jamie Spaar/Gwinnett Stripers)

By Dave Lezotte | September 7, 2019 11:37 PM ET

COLUMBUS, OH - The Gwinnett Stripers (1-3) led 4-3 midway through the eighth inning, but couldn't hold on as they lost 5-4 to the Columbus Clippers (3-1) in Game 4 of the Governors' Cup Semifinals on Saturday night at Huntington Park. Pedro Florimon and Jack Lopez each homered for the Stripers, who lost the series three games to one.

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Stripers Stay Alive With 10-6 Win in Columbus

Homers by Murphy, Pache help Gwinnett force Game 4 of Governors' Cup Semifinals

Pache's five RBIs set a new Gwinnett single-game playoff record (Bernie Connelly/Gwinnett Stripers)

By Dave Lezotte | September 6, 2019 11:06 PM ET

John Ryan Murphy and Cristian Pache each blasted home runs, leading the Gwinnett Stripers (1-2) to a 10-6 win over the Columbus Clippers (2-1) in Game 3 of the Governors' Cup Semifinals on Friday night at Huntington Park. With the win, the Stripers force Game 4 of the best-of-five series set for Saturday night.

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Four-Run Fourth Keys Columbus in 7-3 Win over Stripers

Gwinnett falls to 0-2 in the Governors' Cup Semifinals

LaMarre's leadoff homer was his fourth overall this season. (Karl Moore/Gwinnett Stripers)

By Peter Brooks | September 5, 2019 10:51 PM ET

The Gwinnett Stripers (0-2) held an early 2-0 lead, but allowed four runs in the fourth inning in a 7-3 loss to the Columbus Clippers (2-0) in Game 2 of the Governors' Cup Semifinals on Thursday night at Coolray Field.

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Stripers Fall 5-4 to Columbus Despite Homers from Riley, Duvall

Gwinnett drops Game 1 of the Governors' Cup Semifinals

Riley hit a two-run homer in the loss. (Matthew Caldwell/Gwinnett Stripers)

By Peter Brooks | September 4, 2019 11:04 PM ET

The Gwinnett Stripers (0-1) fell 5-4 to the Columbus Clippers (1-0) in Game 1 of the Governors' Cup Semifinals on Wednesday night at Coolray Field. Austin Riley and Adam Duvall hit back-to-back home runs in the first inning, but the Stripers managed just six hits in the game.

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Adam Duvall Named International League Batter of the Week

Stripers outfielder hit .364 in seven games from August 26-September 2

By Dave Lezotte | September 3, 2019 1:26 PM ET

Gwinnett Stripers outfielder Adam Duvall has been named the International League Batter of the Week for August 26-September 2, the league announced Tuesday. Duvall batted .364 (8-for-22) with one double, one triple, three home runs, eight runs scored, nine RBIs, and a league-best 1.457 OPS in seven games during the final week of the season.

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Kazmar's Big Day Sends Stripers to 80th Win

Sean Kazmar Jr. drives in four to lead Gwinnett over Durham 8-5

Kazmar Jr. drove in four runs in the win. (Matthew Caldwell/Gwinnett Stripers)

By Dave Lezotte | September 2, 2019 5:06 PM ET

Sean Kazmar Jr. went 3-for-5 with a double and four RBIs, and Jack Lopez belted a two-run home run as the Gwinnett Stripers (80-59) defeated the Durham Bulls (75-64) 8-5 on Monday afternoon at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. With the season finale win, the Stripers join the 2009 club (81-63) as the only Gwinnett clubs to win 80 game.

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Stripers Stifled by Slegers, Durham in 3-1 Loss

Gwinnett held to five hits as Bulls stay alive for IL Wild Card

Jackson drove in the lone run for the Stripers. (Matthew Caldwell/Gwinnett Stripers)

By Dave Lezotte | September 1, 2019 9:06 PM ET

The Gwinnett Stripers (79-59) lost 3-1 to the Durham Bulls (75-63) on Sunday evening in game three of a four-game series at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Aaron Slegers and Jose De Leon combined to allow one run on five hits while striking out 10 for the Bulls, who will enter the last day of the season still in contention for the International League Wild Card spot.

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Stripers Hang On to Beat Durham 3-2

Kyle Wright earns 11th win, Adam Duvall and Drew Waters each homer

Wright picked up his 11th win. (Jamie Spaar/Gwinnett Stripers)

By Dave Lezotte | August 31, 2019 10:26 PM ET

Solo home runs from Adam Duvall and Drew Waters, and 7.0 innings of two-run baseball from Kyle Wright propelled the Gwinnett Stripers (79-58) to a 3-2 win over the Durham Bulls (73-63) on Saturday night in game two of a four-game series at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

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Stripers Clinch IL South Division Title Despite Loss in Durham

Gwinnett falls 6-5 to Bulls, but wins division as Charlotte loses 2-0 at Norfolk

Duvall hit his 31st homer of the year in the loss. (Jamie Spaar/Gwinnett Stripers)

By Dave Lezotte | August 30, 2019 10:46 PM ET

The Gwinnett Stripers (78-58) lost 6-5 to the Durham Bulls (74-62) in walk-off fashion on Friday night at Durham Bulls Athletic Park but clinched the International League South Division title as Charlotte lost 2-0 at Norfolk. The Stripers will play Columbus, the winners of the IL West Division, in the first round of the Governors' Cup Playoffs beginning on Wednesday, September 4 at Coolray Field.

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