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Game Info: Sunday, May 12 at Rocket City Trash Pandas: 2:35 PM CT: Toyota Field

Mississippi Braves

May 12, 2024 – Southern League (SL)
Mississippi Braves News Release

Mississippi Braves (11-21) at Rocket City Trash Pandas (16-15)

Sunday, May 12, 2024 – 2:35 PM CT – Toyota Field – Madison, AL

Game 33 of 138 – Away Game 21 of 69 – 102.1 The Box – Bally Live – MiLB.tv


Starting Pitchers: LHP Drew Parrish (2-3, 4.02) vs. RHP Jack Kochanowicz (0-3, 9.00)

Watch Live: Bally Live / MiLB.TV / MLB At Bat

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TODAY’S GAME: The Mississippi Braves and Rocket City Trash Pandas conclude a six-game series this afternoon at Toyota Field … This is the sixth of 12 meetings between the clubs this season … Rocket City will visit Pearl for a six-game series, June 11-16 at Trustmark Park.

ABOUT LAST NIGHT: Rocket City jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning on Saturday night and cruised to a 6-1 victory at Toyota Field. M-Braves starter Luis De Avila gave up five runs on four hits, four walks, and three strikeouts in the start. The M-Braves avoided the shutout in the fifth inning on a solo home run by Geraldo Quintero. The M-Braves out-hit Rocket City, 8-6, with Justin Dean finishing 2-for-4 with a double and Keshawn Ogans going 2-for-4 with a double. Reliever Parker Dunshee struck out seven and walked one over 2.2 innings of relief.

FINAL TRIP TO THE ROCKET CITY: This week marks the final meeting between the Mississippi Braves and Rocket City Trash Pandas at Toyota Field … Since Rocket City’s first season in 2021, the M-Braves are 17-12 against the LA Angels Double-A affiliate … The two teams did not meet during the 2021 season. In the first-ever matchup at Trustmark Park, the M-Braves swept the Trash Pandas in a six-game set, July 12-17, 2022 … Against the previous iteration of minor league baseball in North Alabama, the Huntsville Stars, Mississippi was 81-82 against the Stars from 2005-14.

THE MEJIA MAGIC: When RHP Ian Mejia takes the mound, the Mississippi Braves are 6-1 in his seven starts. Mississippi’s opening-day starter ranks fifth in the Southern League with a 2.02 ERA, leading the league with 43 strikeouts. He also ranks among the league leaders in innings pitched (T-2nd, 35.2), WHIP (9th, 1.07), and opponent’s batting average (6th, .187). The 24-year-old has not allowed a run over his last two starts and 13.2 innings with 16 strikeouts to three walks. Mejia tossed 7.0 shutout innings, on two hits with one walk, and seven strikeouts on May 4 to earn Southern League Pitcher of the Week.

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