Cy Creek alum Janish scores in Braves' loss to the Mets Aug. 12
Former Cy Creek High School star Paul Janish went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Atlanta's nationally televised 6-5 loss to the New York Mets Sunday, Aug. 12.
In his first plate appearance, Janish slapped a two-out single to left but was stranded on the basepath when Ben Sheets struck out swinging to end the second inning. Janish lined out to center in the fifth inning, and lined out to left in the seventh. In the ninth inning, Janish was right in the middle of a big Braves rally when he drew a two-out walk to load the bases. After the second New York pitching change of the inning and two more walks, Martin Prado doubled Janish and two other Braves in to cut the Met lead to 6-5. Jon Rauch, the third Met pitcher of the inning closed the door on the contest by striking out slugger Jason Heyward for his second save of the season.
Janish, primarily a shortstop, has appeared in 27 games for the Braves this season after being traded from the Cincinnati Reds organization July 14. He's batting .196 with 10 walks, four doubles and four runs batted in over 92 at-bats for Atlanta.
Before the trade, Janish was playing regularly at Triple-A Louisville where he hit .237 with four home runs and 11 RBIs in 49 games before breaking his left wrist April 28.
He was named the International League's Player of the Week for the period ending April 9.
Janish played his college ball at Rice University where he hit .313 with 15 HRs and 134 RBIs over three seasons.
The defensive specialist was chosen in the fifth round (138th overall) of the 2004 amateur draft by the Reds and made his Major League debut May 14, 2008, going 1-for-2 with an RBI single against the Florida Marlins.
Janish was born Oct. 12, 1982, in Houston.