CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Gwinnett Stripers (49-52) carried a 6-4 lead into the bottom of the eighth inning, but the Charlotte Knights (37-64) erupted for seven runs in the frame and held on to win 11-8 on Wednesday evening at Truist Field. The loss was Gwinnett's first in Charlotte since
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Gwinnett Stripers (49-52) carried a 6-4 lead into the bottom of the eighth inning, but the Charlotte Knights (37-64) erupted for seven runs in the frame and held on to win 11-8 on Wednesday evening at Truist Field. The loss was Gwinnett's first in Charlotte since May 5, 2021, ending an 11-game winning streak at the home of the Knights.
Decisive Plays:* Alex Dickerson *launched a grand slam (8) to left field off Knights' starter Davis Martin to give the Stripers a 5-2 lead in the third inning. Ryan Goins added an RBI single in the sixth to make it 6-2. Charlotte scored the next nine runs of the game, including seven in the decisive eighth against both Jesus Cruz (L, 1-1) and Jacob Webb. Carlos Perez tied the game with an infield single, Adam Haseley put the Knights on top with an RBI single, and Blake Rutherford blasted a three-run homer (10) off Webb to make it 10-6. With the Stripers down 11-6 in the ninth, Chadwick Tromp connected on a two-run homer (13), but the comeback bid ended there.
Key Contributors:* Jared Shuster*, celebrating his 24th birthday, held Charlotte to four runs on seven hits over 6.0 innings. Dickerson (2-for-3, homer, 4 RBIs) and Tromp (1-for-5, homer, 2 RBIs) combined to drive in six of Gwinnett's eight runs. For the Knights, Perez, Haseley, and Rutherford all homered and tallied eight RBIs.
Noteworthy: *Gwinnett had outscored Charlotte 104-48 during the 11-game winning streak from May 6, 2021 through August 2, 2022. Dickerson's grand slam was the first by a Stripers player since *Eddie Rosario on August 18, 2021 at Louisville. Rehabbing Atlanta Braves reliever Kirby Yates tossed 1.0 scoreless inning for the second straight night.
Next Game (Thursday, August 4): Gwinnett at Charlotte, 7:04 p.m. at Truist Field. RHP Freddy Tarnok (1-0, 2.70 ERA) for the Stripers vs. RHP Jason Bilous (Triple-A Debut) for the Knights. Radio Broadcast: 6:50 p.m. on MyCountry993.com.
Next Home Game (Tuesday, August 16): Gwinnett vs. Memphis, 7:05 p.m. at Coolray Field. Radio Broadcast: 6:50 p.m. on MyCountry993.com. It’s a Family Value Tuesday at Coolray Field. Enjoy $2 hot dogs and $1 select desserts, courtesy of Coolray Heating & Cooling.