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Game photos: Turley vs. Flande

MOOSIC, PA (May 13, 2013) - Photos from the fourth game of the SWB RailRiders/Gwinnett Braves series. A little late, because SB Nation's technical difficulties made posting FanPosts a pain...

Yohan Flande started for the G-Braves.

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The RailRiders' starter was big left-hander Nik Turley.

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Todd Cunningham fields a fly out in the second.

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Jason Heyward doubles in the third.

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Curtis Granderson is almost doubled off in the 4th, but the throw is not in time.

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Center fielder Todd Cunningham after striking out in the 4th. Though he went 0 for 3 in this game, he's really been on a tear in May.

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Ernesto Mejia.

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Todd Cunningham on deck in the 7th.

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Third baseman Joe Leonard, during "God Bless America" in the 7th inning stretch.

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Cole McCurry pitches in the 7th inning.

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The heavens opened up in the bottom of the 7th. The forecast did not call for rain, but we got it. Sheets of cold, drenching rain sent most fans home.

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Tyler Pastornicky at bat in the rain.

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It was freezing. Heck, it sleeted earlier in the day. The umpire was jumping up and down in place, trying to keep warm.

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Paul Janish fields a groundout in the 8th.

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New acquisition Kameron Loe pitched the 8th.

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It was tied 2-2 going into the 9th, when Ernesto Mejia broke the tie with a home run to left center.

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Todd Cunningham heads back to the dugout after grounding out.

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Paul Janish was on deck, but Joe Leonard struck out, ending the top of the ninth.

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Janish and Pastornicky warming up in the middle of the ninth.

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Actually, I just liked that sign above the bullpen. The Reds should get something similar. Their bullpen seems like a big gamble these days.

Cory Rasmus (since called up) closed it out. It was three up, three down for Rasmus.

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The last out was a groundout to SS.

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Janish and Pastornicky begin the celebration.

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A two-game winning streak!

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After the game, Jason Heyward gave his batting gloves to a lucky fan.

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I was so jealous. I'd have worn them. My hands were freezing.

I can't complain, though. I got a souvenir of my own.

I’ve been going to baseball games for years, but never gotten a ball. I’m not very aggressive, and I’m usually holding too much camera gear to go chasing after balls. So when a ball comes in my direction, other fans shove me out of the way to get it, and I let them.

But I finally got a ball, this cold, rainy night. Someone in the Gwinnett dugout took pity on me and threw me a ball for being the only one in my section to stay to the end. Ordinarily, I’d have felt I should give it to a kid, but there were no kids around on that wet, freezing school night. So it was mine - my first baseball. It made me ridiculously happy.

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Final score: Braves 3, RailRiders 2. Me, one slightly used baseball. :-)

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