Thursday, May 9, 2013
The outfielder will begin a rehab stint Thursday morning at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville.
Goodbye Brian McCann, hello Jason Heyward. The Gwinnett Braves announced Heyward, a starting outfielder for several years with the Atlanta Braves, will begin an injury rehab stint at Coolray Field beginning Thursday (May 9). Heyward, 23, underwent an appendectomy in April and was placed on Atlanta's disabled list. He is hitting .121 (7-for-58) in 2013. For his career, he is hitting .256 with 61 home runs. He is expected to be the designated hitter and bat second in Thursday's morning game (10:35 a.m.) vs. Pawtucket. Heyward also is expected to travel to Scranton (Pa.) with the G-Braves for a weekend series, and then be re-evaluated, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The G-Braves need a spark, for sure. The team (12-22) has …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Sports stars formerly from Boston, including Matt Ryan, Jason Varitek, Rodney Harrison and Dee Brown will be at Coolray Field on May 7. Part of ticket sales from the night will go to OneFundBoston.org.
The Gwinnett Braves will show their support for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing with a special night to raise funds for the families affected. On May 7th, the G-Braves will play the Boston Red Sox's minor league team the Pawtucket Red Sox. First pitch is at 6:05pm at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville. --How have you shown support for Boston? Tell us in the comment section below. The first pitches will be thrown out by athletes who played in Boston at one time or another. They are: Five dollars from every ticket purchased at gwinnettbraves.com/boston using the promo code "STRONG" will be donated to OneFundBoston.org and benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy. The entire evening will be a tribute to Boston. Each G-Braves…
Saturday, April 6, 2013
The G-Braves defeat Charlotte on Friday, 'Snellville Night', in 2013 opener. A twin bill is scheduled for Saturday.
Delaying their 2013 opener by one day did not hurt the Gwinnett Braves' performance. The team cruised past Charlotte, 5-4, on Friday (April 5) at Coolray Field. Snellville held a special place during the game, with Mayor Kelly Kautz throwing the first pitch and many residents in attendance for 'Snellville Night.' The scheduled season opener Thursday evening was postponed due to rain and chilly temps. Shortstop Tyler Pastornicky, who has some experience with the Atlanta Braves, went 4-for-4 with an RBI. Pitcher Sean Gilmartin went five innings, allowing one run on six hits. Saturday, the same teams will play a double-header beginning at 5:05 p.m. at Coolray. The first 2,000 fans will receive a Brandon Beachy Bobblehead figure. Material …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
There will be a single game Friday, and a double-header Saturday at Coolray Field.
The Gwinnett Braves have postponed Thursday's scheduled home opener at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, due to rain. According to a news release, the G-Braves and the Charlotte Knights will play a single game Friday at 7:05 p.m., and a double-header Saturday starting at 5:05 p.m. The T-shirt giveaway will be pushed back to Friday night (for the first 2,000 fans). Also, Saturday’s doubleheader will be a pair of seven-inning games. Don't forget to get your tickets for tomorrow's game. Click here for more info on Snellville Night, including a discount code.
The Gwinnett Braves' groundhog mascot hopes skies will clear up for the season opener at Coolray Field Thursday.
During last week's cold spell, the Gwinnett Braves' mascot, Chopper, issued a weather guarantee that temperatures on Opening Day would be warm and springlike. The groundhog has updated his forecast and now is calling for rain Thursday, but hopes skies will clear before the 7:05pm first pitch against the Charlotte Knights. According to the Gwinnett Braves' website, if it does rain Thursday but stops before the scheduled game time, the game will go on as planned. If it continues to rain past the start time, there will be a rain delay. Ticket holders will not be left high and dry no matter the weather. Check out the team's Rainout Ticket Policy for more details.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Outreach program for families in need is recipient of team’s “Thanksgiving”-themed grant.
The Gwinnett Braves announced last year that the team’s November 2011 Grant was awarded to Mother’s Choice Learning Center, Inc. The center earned the $1,000 grant for fitting November’s “Thanksgiving” theme: supporting children and families that are homeless. They will be honored tonight, Aug. 13, at the Gwinnett Braves game. Mother’s Choice Learning Center is a non-profit organization that provides numerous resources to families in need. Amongst its many objectives, Mother’s Choice strives to provide food and clothing, temporary housing, financial assistance and employment assistance to less-fortunate families of Gwinnett County and the metro Atlanta area. “Mother's Choice Learning Center is overwhelmed with joy for the support …
Friday, August 10, 2012
There's baseball and more scheduled at Coolray Field on Aug. 10-12.
Friday, August 10, 2012
The Gwinnett Braves continue their current homestand this weekend (Aug. 10-12) at Coolray Field. And as usual, there's a lot of non-baseball entertainment. Following are some highlights. The G-Braves are 53-67 after Thursday's 10-2 loss to Norfolk. On Friday, Jair Jurrjens, currently on the Atlanta disabled list, is scheduled to be the starting pitcher for Gwinnett. Friday, August 10 Louisville Bats (Cincinnati Reds) vs. Gwinnett Braves, 7:05 PM Presenting Sponsors: 12Stone Church Features: Saturday, August 11 Louisville Bats (Cincinnati Reds) vs. Gwinnett Braves, 7:05 PM National Anthem performed by: Charter Business Presenting Sponsors: Charter Business & Telemundo Features: Louisville Bats (Cincinnati Reds) vs. Gwinnett Braves, 5:05 PM …
Monday, June 11, 2012
Register at participating Belk's including the Snellville store. No purchase necessary to enter.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Father’s Day is this coming Sunday – less than a week away. If you’re looking for a special way to honor Dad, stop by the Belk’s department store in Snellville and register for an opportunity for him to throw out the first pitch at the Gwinnett Braves game on Sunday, June 17. The G-Braves will play the Columbus Clippers at 2:05 p.m. at the Father’s Day game at Coolray Field. Th lucky dad will also receive a replica Gwinnett Braves jersey and a baseball autographed by a G-Braves player. The prize package includes two tickets to the June 17 game. Additional tickets may be purchased. Other participating Belk’s include locations in Athens, Buford, Cumming, Conyers, Duluth, Gainesville, Norcross and Winder. No purchase is necessary to register …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Also, it's Winning Wednesday at Coolray Field.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Updated 9:28 a.m., May 30 The Gwinnett Braves made some roster changes Tuesday, in conjunction with their struggling parent club Atlanta Braves, according to media reports. Pitcher Kris Medlen was optioned to Gwinnett just before Tuesday's game, and outfielder Jose Constanza was promoted to Atlanta. Constanza started in left field Tuesday as the A-Braves ended an eight-game losing streak. "You've got to try to push the envelope as much as you can," Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "Here we are. We've lost eight. Why not?" On Tuesday at Coolray Field, three Gwinnett Braves pitchers combined to allow three hits, and the G-Braves went on to defeat Lehigh Valley, 4-0. Starter Yohan Flande pitched seven innings, striking out five. Relievers…
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The Gwinnett Patches recently held a contest giving away tickets to a baseball game, and now the nine winners have been determined.
The nine Patch sites in Gwinnett County recently held a contest giving away a Family Four Pack of tickets to the Gwinnett Braves game on June 1st. We randomly selected a winner from each site. Their Patch usernames are: Dacula Patch - Betsy Duluth Patch - Anita Smith Lawrenceville Patch - JoAnn Fuller Lilburn Patch - Diane Altonen Loganville Patch - Denise Beam Norcross Patch - Tim Suggs Peachtree Corners Patch - Gene Reinold Snellville Patch - Sherry B. Cown Suwanee Patch - Alicia Allen Congratulations to all of our winners! We look forward to seeing you at Coolray Field. Even if you did not win, you still can buy tickets for the game at a discounted price by using promo code LAWRENCEVILLE.