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G-Braves' Resop allows only 1 hit in 4-1 win

May 15, 2010 - International League (IL) - Gwinnett Stripers News Release

The Lead: The Gwinnett Braves defeated the Lehigh Valley IronPigs 4-1 on Saturday night at Coolray Field. Gwinnett starter Chris Resop had his best outing of the season, striking out 8 batters while allowing only 1 hit. At one point, he retired 12 Lehigh Valley players in a row. This was the G-Braves' second win in a row. Gwinnett (17-18) remains in second place in the International League South and 5 games behind Durham. Lehigh Valley (13-22) sits in last place in the IL North and 8 games behind Syracuse.

It Was Over When: Chris Resop took the mound. Resop retired the minimum amount of batters he faced in his 7 innings of work (21).

Braves Beat:

On the Mound: Resop (4-1) now has 50 strikeouts on the season, which is 2nd in the IL. He walked only 1 batter, which tied a season-low.

At the plate: After having no extra-base hits the previous night, Gwinnett's offense had 4 doubles (Gregor Blanco (1-for-4), Resop (1-for-2), Joe Thurston (1-for-4), and Barbaro Canizares (1-for-1)) and a triple (Freddie Freeman(2-for-4)). Blanco had 2 RBI.

The Opposition:

On the Mound: Starter Drew Carpenter (3-4) allowed 4 R/ER on 8 hits in 7.0 IP.

At the plate: Left fielder Chris Duffy (2-for-4, RBI) was the only batter to get a hit on Resop. Shortstop Melvin Dorta went 1-for-3 with a run scored.

On Deck: Gwinnett faces off against Lehigh Valley in game three of a four-game series tomorrow at 2:05 p.m. at Coolray Field. G-Braves RHP James Parr (2-3, 4.58 ERA) is scheduled to face LHP Brian Mazzone (2-4, 5.08 ERA) of the IronPigs.

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