Here is pre-game information from the Mud Hens' game vs. Gwinnett at Fifth Third Field on Saturday, Aug. 17. Make sure to press “refresh” for updates throughout the contest.
Gwinnett Braves (54-74) at Toledo Mud Hens (54-74)
First pitch: 7 p.m.
Radio: 1230 AM, WCWA. Click here to listen on the Internet.Gameday: Click here to follow the contest pitch-by-pitch.
GWINNETT: Leading off and playing in LF is Jose Constanza, followed by Todd Cunningham in CF, Alden Carrithers at 2B, Ernesto Mejia at 1B, Brandon Boggs in RF, Stefan Gartrell at DH, Joe Leonard at 3B, Tyler Greene at SS, Matt Pagnozzi at C and RHP David Hale as the starting pitcher.
MUD HENS: Leading off and playing 2B is Hernan Perez, followed by Danny Worth at 3B, Nick Castellanos in LF, Jordan Lennerton at 1B, Mike Cervenak at DH, Danny Dorn in RF, Ben Guez in CF, Ronny Paulino at C, Argenis Diaz at SS and RHP Jon Link as the starting pitcher.
- First, the best news of the day: 2B Hernan Perez is with the team and is back in the lineup. Perez left yesterday’s game when he found out his pregnant wife was in an automobile accident outside the ballpark. His wife and unborn baby are well.
- Second, the Mud Hens will have a "bullpen" game today in the first of four games against Gwinnett. Today's scheduled starter was LHP Jose Alvarez, who was promoted to Detroit and started Friday's second game against Kansas City. RHP Jon Link will start, but he has not pitched more than three innings since covering seven for the Hens at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre July 24.
- The Mud Hens are looking to reverse some bad karma against Gwinnett. The G-Braves won all four meetings of the two teams earlier this season in Gwinnett, which is an Atlanta suburb. But the Braves also have won 12 in a row over the Mud Hens at Fifth Third Field.
- Finally, here are a few links from Friday’s game. Click here to read the game story, which looks at Jair Jurrjens' early inning struggles. Click here to read the post-game notebook, which looks at a variety of players. And click here to view Andy Morrison’s photo gallery from the game.