Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Atlanta Braves’ recently signed pitcher Dallas Keuchel slated to play in Rome on Monday. Rome Braves drop another game 5-1 to Lexington. Final game of series today at 2 p.m.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Atlanta Braves’ recently signed pitcher Dallas Keuchel slated to play in Rome on Monday. Rome Braves drop another game 5-1 to Lexington. Final game of series today at 2 p.m.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports

Truett’s Chick-fil-A, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.


SPORTS HEADLINES

From Rome Braves: Recently signed southpaw and former Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel is tentatively scheduled to start for the Rome Braves Monday night at State Mutual Stadium. On Friday, Keuchel agreed to terms with the Atlanta Braves on a one-year contract for the remainder of the 2019 season.

Atlanta signed the 31-year-old to a Major League deal Friday afternoon. Keuchel was then optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett where he was originally scheduled to start Saturday night’s game for the Stripers. However, heavy rains throughout the area forced the postponement of that contest and thus delayed his Braves organizational debut.
The 6-foot-3, 207-pound native of Tulsa, OK, was 76-63 with a 3.66 ERA during his seven-year career with the Houston Astros (2012-18). Keuchel has recorded 945 career strikeouts while walking just 343 batters in 1,189.1 innings of work. He won the 2015 American League Cy Young Award after winning a career-best 20 games in 33 starts that season (20-8, 2.48).
Keuchel is a two-time American League All-Star (2015, 2017) and a four-time recipient of the American League Gold Glove Award (2014-16, 2018). He’s entered post-season play with the Astros three times (2015, 2017-18) including helping the club win the World Series in 2017 where he made five post-season starts (2-2, 3.58). Last season with the Astros, Keuchel posted a record of 12-11 along with a 3.74 ERA in 34 regular-season starts.
Originally selected by the Astros in the seventh round of the 2009 draft out of the University of Arkansas, Keuchel made his major league debut with Houston in 2012. He remained with the club until he became a free agent following the conclusion of the 2018 season.
You can order tickets online at  romebraves.com/tickets or ticket office opens at 9 a.m. Sunday and Monday. Gates open at 6 p.m. Monday with first pitch at 7.

BASEBALL

The Braves’ Jose Bermudez makes that final push for first base in Saturday night’s game vs. the Lexington Legends. Photo by Mills Fitzner.

 

Rome Braves losing skid continues with 5-1 loss to Lexington. Media release: Lexington clinched a series win against the Rome Braves with a 5-1 victory on Saturday night. The two teams continue to move in opposite directions as Rome lost its 7th straight game while the Legends won for the 6th consecutive time.

Rome starter RHP Odalvi Javier got the loss but deserved a better fate. He gave Rome a fighting chance despite things unraveling against the Braves in the game-altering 7th inning which featured a rain delay and four unearned runs scored by the visitors.

Rome got its only run of the evening on a Hagen Owenby double in the 4th inning which scored Logan Brown. Leading 1-0 over the Legends in the Top of the 7th, Javier took the mound as the skies began to darken. Lexington outfielder Eric Cole stepped in and tied the game on an opposite-field solo homer out to left. With one on, two out and the score knotted up at 1-1 the rain began to fall hard at State Mutual Stadium and the game went into a 47 minute delay.

Once play resumed Javier was lifted for LHP reliever Dilmer Mejia. After two walks and an error gave the Legends the lead they pulled away thanks to a bases-clearing three run double by Nathan Eaton, making the score 5-1.

The Rome offense went quietly in the final innings as the Legends pitching staff retired the last 17 Braves hitters they faced in the game. Rome did not have a base-runner in the final 5 innings.

Javier went 6.2 innings and allowed three runs, but only one was earned. He gave up four hits and struck out 8 with one walk. Owenby was 2-3 with a double and an RBI. Greg Cullen was 1-4 with a double.

Rome and Lexington conclude their four game series on Sunday afternoon. Game 4 is scheduled for 2 pm from State Mutual Stadium. Rome puts RHP Alan Rangel (4-4, 5.47) on the mound while Lexington starts LHP Austin Cox (4-3, 2.93).

Meet the Team of the Night for Saturday: The Murray County Rockies. Photo by Mills Fitzner.

Rome Braves (26-35):             1 R       5 H    2 E

Lexington Legends (32-29):    5 R       6 H    0 E

W: Jonathan Bowlan (5-2)

L: Odalvi Javier (2-3)

Time: 3:16 (:47 delay)

Attendance: 2,052    

Next:  Today vs. Legends at 2 p.m. Charleston Riverdogs in town Monday-Wednesday, games 7 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Pictures: Mills Fitzner’s photos from 2008-18, archive

The annual Atlanta Braves Tryout Camp at State Mutual Stadium is scheduled for Monday, June 17. Registration starts at 9:00 AM (participants should enter and register through Gate 6). Tryouts start at 10:00 AM. The annual event is free of charge and under the direction of Braves area scout supervisors. All players must be between the ages of 16 and 22 to participate and are expected to furnish their own cleats, gloves and uniforms. No exceptions. The Braves will provide any other necessary equipment. American Legion players must have written permission from their coach.

The South Atlantic League announced rosters for the 60th Annual SAL All-Star Game on Tuesday. Four Rome Braves players were named to the Southern Division roster and will represent the Single-A Braves in the upcoming game Tuesday, June 18. While RHP Jose Montilla was the lone Braves hurler named to the team, three position players were also selected including starting catcher Logan Brown, second baseman Greg Cullen and right fielder Trey Harris to round out the Braves participants.

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