Four Rome Braves pitchers were chosen for this year’s South Atlantic League midsummer classic, and each one provided evidence why Tuesday night.
It was back in spring training when Rome Braves manager Rocket Wheeler was with outfielder Jefrey Ramos while looking at the team’s roster.
The Rome Braves fell to the Lexington Legends 7-4 Saturday before a crowd of 2,848. Rome has lost four in a row since clinching the South Atlantic League Southern Division first half title.
The Rome Braves were locked in extra innings Thursday night in Greenville, South Carolina, when their fate was made 111 miles to the south.
The Rome Braves have won the South Atlantic League Southern Division first half title after the Augusta GreenJackets lost to the West Virginia Power on Thursday night.
The Rome Braves walked off a win Saturday night at State Mutual Stadium with an RBI single from Austin Bush in the bottom of the ninth to beat Kannapolis 5-4 before a crowd of 2,593.
Rome, GA – The Rome Braves fell to the Kannapolis Intimidators 8-3 Friday evening at State Mutual Stadium before a crowd of 2,178. The game began 49 minutes late due to storms in the Northwest Georgia area.
Conversation about the top teams in the South Atlantic League this season has to include the Rome Braves. So when it came time for the selections to the 2018 SAL All-Star Game, Rome was well represented.
Former Rome Brave and Atlanta Braves' pitcher Mike Soroka was back with his old team Friday night when the Rome Braves took on the Columbia Fireflies in a weather-delayed matchup at State Mutual Stadium.
The Rome Braves looked to take another step on their way to the top of the South Atlantic League standings but the Augusta GreenJackets used a big third inning to retake the lead Monday during a 12-5 loss at SRP Park, the GreenJackets’ new home stadium.
The Rome Braves defeated the Asheville Tourists 6-2 Saturday evening at State Mutual Stadium before a crowd of 3,232. The victory was Rome’s fourth in a row.
It wasn’t flashy, but the Rome Braves’ series opening win over Asheville served as a solid representation of how the team has built a 24-15 record and is staying near the top of the South Atlantic League standings.
Jean Carlos Encarnacion homered and had three hits, and Bruce Zimmermann struck out nine hitters over seven innings as the Rome Braves defeated the Asheville Tourists 1-0 on Thursday.
Rome, GA – The Force wasn’t much help to the Braves Friday night despite a large contingency of Star Wars characters at State Mutual Stadium as the Asheville Tourists topped Rome 4-3 before 3,056 fans.
Rome, GA – The Rome Braves opened their seven game homestand Tuesday night with a 5-2 victory over the Lakewood BlueClaws before 1,620 fans at State Mutual Stadium.
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- Derian Cruz hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning, and Alan Rangel allowed just four hits over six innings as the Rome Braves topped the Hagerstown Suns 6-3 on Sunday.
Ronald Acuna Jr. hit the first home run of his major league career Thursday as the Atlanta Braves won 7-4 to salvage a series split against the Cincinnati Reds. The Braves ended the four-game series with a 14-10 record, after not recording their 14th win until the middle of May last season.
ATLANTA — The vast majority of Major League pitchers remember their first appearance and win. Few will ever have one as special as Atlanta Braves reliever Jesse Biddle.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Drew Lugbauer hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning, leading the Rome Braves to a 2-0 win over the West Virginia Power on Tuesday.
The Augusta GreenJackets plated three ninth inning runs to erase a 4-2 Rome lead to get the 5-4 win Saturday night at State Mutual Stadium before a crowd of 3,106.
Success in baseball is often determined by how a player maintains his confidence in a game that’s humbled even the greatest athletes in the sport’s history.
The Augusta GreenJackets defeated the Rome Braves 6-1 Thursday evening at State Mutual Stadium before a chilly crowd of 1,505. Sloppy defense hurt the Braves leading to five unearned Augusta runs.
The Charleston Riverdogs topped the Rome Braves Monday night at State Mutual Stadium by a final score of 10-2 before a crowd of 1,033. Chris Hess had two homers and six RBI to lead the Riverdogs.
Getting a win in the season opener is a good feeling for any baseball team. Doing so while getting double-digit hits and regularly causing the other team’s batters trouble only amplifies it.
There is always a mix of returning players and fresh faces when the Rome Braves start the season. But fans will recognize a few more names on the opening day roster than usual.
Not too long ago, the trio of Matt Wisler, Aaron Blair, and Lucas Sims was projected to be part of the pitching foundation of the Atlanta Braves rebuild.
Braves manager Brian Snitker has seen firsthand the path that minor league players take to get to the big leagues. And he’s looking forward to seeing where along that path the current crop is when spring training begins next month.
It would be hard for Rocket Wheeler to get back into a Rome Braves uniform and step out of the dugout at State Mutual Stadium without fans thinking back to the team’s first, magical season.