Atlanta Braves center fielder Nate McLouth was in the lineup for the Gwinnett Braves on Friday, but his presence wasn’t enough as the Charlotte Knights defeated the G-Braves 7-4 at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville.
McLouth, who has been on the disabled list since June 10 with concussion-like symptoms after colliding with right fielder Jason Heyward, went 1-for-3 with a single.
With Atlanta, McLouth was hitting just .176 (30-for-170) in 57 games. The length of his rehab assignment has yet to be determined.
The Knights pulled away in the third inning with six runs on six hits off G-Braves starter Ryne Reynoso, who fell to 2-7 on the season.
Gwinnett was led by Joe Thurston’s two RBIs on 2-for-4 hitting. Freddie Freeman was also 2-for-4.
Gwinnett (42-47) has now lost five of its last six after winning seven in a row. The G-Braves will host Charlotte again today at 7:05, with left-hander Jose Ortegano taking the mound for Gwinnett.