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Braves’ NL Wild Card Series Roster Features 17 Gwinnett Alums

Atlanta begins best-of-three first-round series against Cincinnati today
September 30, 2020

The 2020 National League East Division champion Atlanta Braves announced today their roster for the NL Wild Card Series. The 28-man roster includes 17 former Gwinnett players, each of whom will aid the Braves as they begin a quest for their first World Series title since 1995. The 17 G-Braves

Gwinnett Player of the Decade: The Final Four

Freeman, Albies, Riley, and Acuña Jr. make it to the final rounds of fan voting
April 3, 2020

Back in January, I took on the challenge of selecting the best Gwinnett players over the last 10 years (2010-19), the first full decade in team history. While it was satisfying to name the best players (and honorable mentions) at each position, one larger question remained. Who was the single

Mississippi Braves All-Decade Team - Infielders

Albies, La Stella, Mejia, Pastornicky, Simmons and Swanson named to squad
December 23, 2019

PEARL, MS - As the decade comes to a close later this month, the Mississippi Braves are announcing their All-Decade squad from 2010 to 2019. The criteria for being named to the team are production while playing in Mississippi - weighed equally to results in major league baseball. The players

Unselfish Acuna leads next wave of Braves

Top prospect breaks out; Wilson, Wentz dominate on mound
October 4, 2017

This offseason, is taking a look at the most outstanding campaigns by players in each system across Minor League Baseball and honoring the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization.After being named the farm system with the best pitching

Ozzie Albies Named IL Postseason All-Star

Former Gwinnett Braves infielder, current Atlanta Brave earns award for second base
August 30, 2017

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - In an announcement made today by the International League, former Gwinnett Braves infielder Ozzie Albies has been named to the 2017 International League Postseason All-Star Team. Albies, currently with the Atlanta Braves, was selected as the league's All-Star for second base.Albies, 20, batted .285 (117-for-411) with 21

Braves calling up Albies for big league debut

Atlanta promoting No. 19 overall prospect from Triple-A Gwinnett
August 1, 2017

An evening that had already promised the Major League debuts of Amed Rosario and Lucas Sims just added another big name.The Braves are calling up Ozzie Albies, their No. 2 prospect, from Triple-A Gwinnett for Tuesday night's game against the visiting Dodgers, according to's Jonathan Mayo. Albies will need

G-Braves Edge IronPigs 3-2 To Earn Split

Gwinnett bullpen tosses 5.0 scoreless innings to earn the win
July 27, 2017

ALLENTOWN, PA- An RBI double by Ronald Acuña Jr.  in the top of the 10th inning propelled the Gwinnett Braves (51-52) to a 3-2 win over the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (64-41) on Thursday night to earn a split of the four-game series at Coca-Cola Park. Acuna's hit, a long double off the

G-Braves Bats Awaken In 9-3 Win

Gwinnett scores early and often to top Lehigh Valley
July 24, 2017

ALLENTOWN, PA- The Gwinnett Braves (50-50) used a 14-hit attack and a fine pitching effort from starter Andrew Albers  and the bullpen to beat the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (62-40) by a 9-3 score on Monday night in the opening game of the four-game series at Coca-Cola Park. With the win, Albers becomes

Sims, G-Braves Outduel Indianapolis

Lucas Sims throws 7.0 scoreless innings in 2-1 victory
July 22, 2017

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - Right-hander Lucas Sims fired 7.0 scoreless innings on Saturday night to lead the Gwinnett Braves (49-49) to a 2-1 win over the Indianapolis Indians (54-45) in front of 7,889 fans at Coolray Field.Sims (W, 7-4) earned his first win since June 26 as he delivered his fourth

G-Braves Buried Early in Loss to Indians

Gwinnett's losing streak at five after 11-1 loss to Indianapolis
July 20, 2017

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - The Indianapolis Indians (54-43) scored eight runs over the first two innings on the way to an 11-1 rout of the Gwinnett Braves (47-49) in the opener of a four-game series on Thursday night at Coolray Field. The G-Braves have lost five straight games, matching their longest

Bullpen Struggles Again, Gwinnett Falls 5-3

Matt Wisler's strong start not enough as Lehigh Valley comes back to win in extras
July 18, 2017

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - A brilliant start from Matt Wisler wasn't enough for the Gwinnett Braves (47-47) on Tuesday night at Coolray Field, as the bullpen turned a late 2-1 lead over the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (59-37) into a 5-3 loss in 10 innings.Gwinnett relievers Mauricio Cabrera , A.J. Minter and

Albers, Ruiz Power G-Braves Past Indians, 7-2

Rio Ruiz homers twice to back Andrew Albers as Gwinnett wins finale
July 9, 2017

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - With another solid pitching performance from Andrew Albers and a pair of home runs from Rio Ruiz , the Gwinnett Braves (44-44) defeated the Indianapolis Indians (50-39) by a 7-2 score in the finale of their three-game series on Sunday afternoon at Coolray Field. Albers (W, 8-3) tossed

G-Braves Bats Stymied By Indians, 3-1

Pair of Indianapolis home runs doom Gwinnett
July 8, 2017

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - Despite a quality start from Aaron Blair , the Gwinnett Braves (43-44) offense couldn't back it up as they fell to the Indianapolis Indians (50-38) 3-1 in front of 5,004 on Saturday night at Coolray Field. Over a season-high 7.0 innings, Blair (L, 6-5) gave up just two

G-Braves Lack Clutch Hit in 6-4 Loss

Gwinnett falls to Indianapolis in soggy affair
July 7, 2017

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - Time and time again on Friday night, the Gwinnett Braves (43-43) put runners on base. But more often than not, the Indianapolis Indians (49-38) pitched out of the jam on the way to a 6-4 win over the G-Braves in game one of their three-game weekend series.The

G-Braves Fall in Finale vs. Norfolk

Gwinnett's four-game winning streak snapped in 3-1 loss
July 6, 2017

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - Former Atlanta Braves' infielder Chris Johnson homered and drove in three runs to lead the Norfolk Tides (36-51) to a 3-1 win over the Gwinnett Braves (43-42) on Thursday afternoon at Coolray Field. Norfolk avoided a three-game sweep, snapping Gwinnett's four-game winning streak.Right-hander Lucas Sims took the

G-Braves' Bats Back Medlen in 10-3 Win

Gwinnett beats Norfolk for fourth straight victory
July 5, 2017

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - Behind an offensive outburst in the game's middle innings and a quality start from Kris Medlen , the Gwinnett Braves (43-41) defeated the Norfolk Tides (35-51) 10-3 on Wednesday night at Coolray Field. The win was Gwinnett's fourth straight.Over 6.0 solid innings, Medlen (W, 1-2) gave up

Bats Spark G-Braves in 11-3 Rout of Tides

Gwinnett offense produces 12 hits to win third straight
July 4, 2017

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - On a night where fireworks filled the sky, the Gwinnett Braves (42-41) provided fireworks on the diamond by routing the Norfolk Tides (35-50) 11-3 in front of a season-best crowd of 9,992 on Independence Day at Coolray Field.Carlos Franco went 2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs,

Albies powering up for G-Braves

Top prospect homers off Giolito, continues hot stretch
July 2, 2017

An up-and-down start to the season meant a trip back to the drawing board was in order for Ozzie Albies.It's clearly paying dividends.

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 29

Royals' Duenez returns with four hits; Albies continues hot June
June 30, 2017

Braves 2B Ozzie Albies, Triple-A Gwinnett: 3-for-5, RBI, R, K, SB --'s No. 7 overall prospect was one of the most high-profile names left off the Futures Game rosters that were announced Thursday. Snubs are part of the equation of those roster constructions with the positions and organization quotas

G-Braves Dropped 12-5 In Toledo

Five-run fourth not enough for Gwinnett in loss
June 29, 2017

 TOLEDO, OH- The Toledo Mud Hens (35-42) came back from a one-run deficit with eight unanswered runs to crush the Gwinnett Braves (39-39) 12-5 on Thursday night in the finale of the four-game series at Fifth Third Field. Despite the loss, Gwinnett wins the season series from the Mud Hens, seven

Albies, Sims Selected to 2017 Triple-A All-Star Game

Infielder Ozzie Albies, pitcher Lucas Sims to represent Gwinnett on July 12 in Tacoma
June 29, 2017

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - In an announcement made today by the International League, Gwinnett Braves' infielder Ozzie Albies and pitcher Lucas Sims have been selected to participate in the 2017 Triple-A All-Star Game, set to be held on Wednesday, July 12 in Tacoma, Washington.Albies and Sims were among the 17 players

Mud Hens Walk Off to Beat G-Braves, 5-4

Homers from Ozzie Albies and Rio Ruiz not enough in loss
June 28, 2017

TOLEDO, OH- A Michael Almanzar bloop single to right field with two outs in the bottom of the ninth gave the Toledo Mud Hens (33-42) a 5-4 victory over the Gwinnett Braves (39-38) on Wednesday afternoon in game three of the four-game series at Fifth Third Field.In the bottom of

G-Braves' Albies, Franco combine for seven hits

Pair tally six RBIs, five runs to back Sims' 11-strikeout outing
June 26, 2017

Anybody who thought an 0-for-5 Sunday was going to cool off Ozzie Albies for a long period of time learned otherwise Monday. Atlanta's top prospect matched a career high with four RBIs by going 3-for-5 with a triple and a run scored. But Carlos Franco stole a share of the spotlight

Career Nights Lead Gwinnett Past Toledo, 11-4

Lucas Sims strikes out 11 to tie career-high
June 26, 2017

TOLEDO, OH- The Gwinnett Braves (39-36), behind a 16 hit attack and a strong outing from starting pitcher Lucas Sims , trounced the Toledo Mud Hens 11-4 on Monday night in game one of the four-game series at Fifth Third Field. Sims (W, 6-3) tossed his second straight quality start by going

Avery Powers G-Braves Past Tides, 5-3

Xavier Avery homers twice to lead Gwinnett to second straight win
June 24, 2017

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - Behind a pair of home runs and four RBIs from Xavier Avery , the Gwinnett Braves (38-35) defeated the Norfolk Tides (31-44) 5-3 in game two of the three-game series in front of 5,664 at Coolray Field on Saturday night. Facing the Tides, a team he spent parts