Richmond Preview: R-Braves vs. Clippers

RICHMOND, VA - Andy Pratt makes his second start today for the Richmond Braves as they take on the Columbus Clippers at 2PM at The Diamond in Richmond, VA.

Today's Starters:
Richmond- LHP Andy Pratt (0-1, 5.79)
Columbus- LHP Danny Borrell (0-1, 4.50) The Book on #26 Andy PRATT...
  • High Strikeouts - 6, April 7 @ Durham •High Walks- 4, April 7 @ Durham
  • Longest Outing - 3.2, April 7 @ Durham •Most Hits- 4, April 7 @ Durham
  • Shortest Outing - 1.0, April 3 @ Charlotte
  • At the Plate - 0-for-0
  • Went 0-2 with an 11.57 ERA with Atlanta
    during spring training (8G, GS, 9.1 IP, 11H, 12R, 12 ER, 9 BB, 6K).
  • Posted a 4-2 record with a 3.10 ERA for Richmond in 2002 (6G, 40.2 IP, 35H, 15R, 14 ER, 9 BB, 36K).
  • Picked up loss in 11-5 defeat to Columbus August 2, 2002 in lone career outing vs. Clippers (5.1 IP, 6H, 4R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5K).
  • Named IL pitcher of the week for period of August 12-18, 2002 after 1-0 win at Durham August 12 (CG, 3H, 13K).
  • Made two starts at The Diamond a year ago, going 1-1 with a 6.97 ERA (10.1 IP, 18H, 8R, 8 ER, 3 BB, 7K).
  • Opened 2002 with Greenville, going 4-9, 4.26 ERA in 20 games (18 GS, 93 IP, 92H, 54R, 44 ER, 44 BB, 67K).
  • Obtained by the Braves from the Rangers for LHP Ben Kozlowski on April 9, 2002.
  • Last time out: L in 5-2 defeat @ Durham (GS, 3.2 IP, 4H, 5R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 6K, WP, HR).

    R-Braves Bits:
    Helping Hand: Right-handed pitcher Joe Dawley has joined Richmond after being optioned from Atlanta on Friday. Dawley, 31,opened the season with Atlanta going 0-0 with a 15.00 ERA in two outings (3 IP, 7H, 5R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 3K). A two-time International League pitcher of the week in 2002, Dawley posted a 9-7 record with a 2.63 ERA in 24 games with Richmond, ranking 2nd on the circuit in strikeouts (136) and 3rd in ERA. He will make his Richmond debut Monday against Columbus....Mr. Clutch: Catcher Johnny Estrada has gone 8-for-8 with RISP through eight games. The International League RBI leader with 14,Estrada ranks 2nd on the circuit in average (.481) and is tied for the lead in hits (13). Additionally, he ranks 3rd in slugging (.815) and 4th in on-base-percentage (.533)....Busy Body: Reliever Kazuhiro Takeoka is tied with the Clippers' Willie Banks for the league lead with five appearances this year. Late Starters: Richmond has scored first in just two of eight games this season, including yesterday's 8-2 defeat to Columbus.

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