My wife and I attended the Gwinnett game on Friday night. We had a 30 minute delay to the start as there was a T-Storm that rolled through at around 6:15 PM so they had to dry off the field. Anyway, Jordan Schafer and Matt Young stole the show in this game. Schafer batted leadoff and showed why he was a top prospect a few years ago as he truly set the table for the Braves. Matt Young made a game saving diving catch at the fence in the top of the 8th to preserve the lead for the Braves (I was too busy watching and not photographing that play unfortunately, but it was on the other side of the field and it was DARK!) and he also contributed with a long 3B to left center field. Tim Gustafson carried a no hitter into the 5th or 6th inning too, as there was an all around great performance by the team. Mitch Jones also had a cameo at first base, so now onto the pictures (and eventually the videos).
Pictures after the Jump.
Freddie Freeman (didn't play as he was still nursing his sore knee) talks to one of the GBraves staff (who consequently was the one who decided to not keep me on as the photography intern) before the game.
Mitch Jones playing 1B (Barbaro Canizares was the DH)
Tim Gustafson dealing
Wes Timmons is talented, he can catch a ball and blow a bubble at the same time
One of the newer G-Braves, Alex Romero (first time I had seen him).
Jordan Schafer getting one of his 2 hits
He then promptly stole 2nd without a throw
Schafer slides into home safely on a ball that got past the catcher
Barbaro Canizares going after a high pitch
Mitch Jones makes contact
Clint Sammons shows off his bat flex
Jordan Schafer takes off for another SB attempt, but this time moves to 3rd on the single by Wes Timmons
Jordan Schafer tries to score on a double steal (Wes Timmons tried to steal 2nd) but he was gunned down as the Yankees were not fooled.
I'm just glad he didn't hurt himself on the slide after seeing him make this face.
More to come later....