MOOSIC, PA (May 11, 2013) - Photos from the second game of the SWB RailRiders/Gwinnett Braves series.
Leadoff man Tyler Pastornicky on deck.
Jason Heyward grounds out in the first. He DH'd and went 0 for 3.
On the mound for the G-Braves: Omar Poveda.
Curtis Granderson is out on a 6-3 double play in the first. Janish with the throw, Pastornicky backing up.
Grandy didn't exactly try to break up the double play. His "slide" was more "sit down on the dirt 10 feet from the bag." Don't blame him a bit...but it was funny.
Shortstop Paul Janish makes a nice play in the third.
Up the middle...
Ernesto Mejia doubles in the fourth.
He would move to second on a Brandon Boggs single.
Todd Cunningham brought him home with a single.
..but he slid around Corban Joseph's tag.
Joey Terdoslavich heads to the dugout after grounding out in the fifth.
Ernesto Mejia homers in the sixth.
Cory Rasmus pitched the 8th inning.
There would be no need to pitch a ninth. Rasmus gave up a walk and a double, letting a run score. Game un-tied.
Melky Mesa steals 3B.
The throw is in time...
But third baseman Joe Leonard bobbles the ball.
Rasmus walked another batter, then struck out two, ending the inning with no further damage done.
The Braves went down fighting in the ninth. Janish bunts the runner to third.
Runners on first and second, two outs, Jason Heyward due up. But he didn't bat. Luis Nunez pinch-hit for him, probably because they'd decided beforehand that Heyward would get only three at-bats. Nunez flew out, ending the game.
The Fat Lady made another appearance.
(I think Pastornicky wants to ask her out. ;-)
Final score: RailRiders 4, Braves 3.