TUESDAY’S GAME RECAP
ROME, Ga. (AP) — Jake Ring had five hits, while Ryan McKenna and Alejandro Juvier had four and three, respectively, as the Delmarva Shorebirds beat the Rome Braves 8-0 on Sunday.
When Lakewood batter Henri Latrigue took a strikeout looking to end the eighth inning, he stood in the batter’s box almost in disbelief of the at-bat.
Following a rough road trip that saw them lose four of five games and deal with a pair of postponements, the Rome Braves will hope a return to the friendly confines of State Mutual Stadium tonight will give them enough good vibes to pull them out of the lower levels of the South Atlantic Lea…
The pitching was there on Friday night for the Rome Braves to come back after a day off and pick up their second win in a row, but the runs were just too few to get them there.
One week before hearing their name called during the 2017 MLB draft, Austin Bush and Jordan Rodgers befriended each other during a pre-draft workout for a number of teams.
The second half of the South Atlantic League season inspires a renewed hope for every team in the league. With the records reset to zero, each club, including the Rome Braves, has the chance to right the mistakes made in the first part of the season.
Jacob Bosiokovic had a walk-off double with two outs in the 10th inning as the Asheville Tourists topped the Rome Braves 6-5 on Saturday in North Carolina.
The top stars of the South Atlantic League battled the weather Tuesday to put on their version of the midsummer classic, but the weather won out in the end.
Sending their top pitcher to the mound and having a rehabbing major leaguer in the bullpen didn’t give the Rome Braves a leg up on the opposition Friday night.
When they started their homestand, the Rome Braves held a slim chance to come back in the South Atlantic League playoff race. And after one bad night, that chance is gone.
With only six games left in the first half and each one of them vital for a postseason push, the Rome Braves wanted to come out hot against Augusta on Tuesday night.
With one week left in the first half, there is still a slight chance the Rome Braves can capture the South Atlantic League Southern Division. But if they want to make up 3.5 games in eight to go, they must correct the problems that have kept them behind.
A cross-section of talent on the Rome Braves’ roster will be part of the South Atlantic League’s annual exhibition of its top players later this month.
On Saturday night, the Rome Braves handed out commemorative championship rings, celebrating last year’s triumph in the South Atlantic League postseason. Fans packed the stadium as they remembered a team that never broke down, even after a bad first half.
The Rome Braves spent the better part of their 11-game road trip making late-inning rallies and comebacks. Things did not change when they returned home.