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Recently signed southpaw and former Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel tentatively is scheduled to start for the Rome Braves tonight at State Mutual Stadium. First pitch is at 7 p.m. and gates open at 6 p.m. You can order tickets online at romebraves.com/tickets or ticket office opens at 9 this morning.
Rome Braves lose eighth straight, 7-5, in sweep by Lexington in extra innings. Media release: The Rome Braves difficult stretch of baseball continued on Sunday in an 11 inning loss to the Lexington Legends. The Braves rallied from down 4-1 to tie it but were unable to drive in the winning run, stranding 12 men on base in the game.
The Legends were able to score an early run against Rome starter RHP Alan Rangel, taking a 1-0 lead in the 1st inning. Lexington scored two more in the 5th inning with a four hit rally and Rome responded with a run on an Ariel Montesino sacrifice fly in the bottom half of the frame.
Trailing Lexington 4-1 in the 7th the Braves offense began to mount its comeback. Outfielder Jeremy Fernandez opened the inning with an infield single. Legends pitchers then issued three consecutive walks, scoring a run. The Braves made it 4-3 as another run crossed on a double play grounder.
Hagen Owenby tied it at 4-4 on a long solo homer out to left in the 8th inning, his first homerun of the season. Rome got the go-ahead or winning run to third base in the 8th, 9th and 10th innings but each time failed to deliver the clinching hit. Lexington scored two unearned runs in the 11th inning and won it 7-5.
Rome finished 1-16 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base. The Braves have lost eight straight and 11 of their last 12 games dating back to May 26th.
Fernandez enjoyed a breakout performance, going 5-5 with a stolen base and two runs scored. Owenby was 1-5 with a homer and a walk. Henry Quintero was 2-5 with a double and a walk. Derian Cruz was 1-3 with a double and a walk. Rangel pitched 5 innings and allowed three runs on six hits. He struck out two and walked two.
Rome continues its homestand by welcoming the 1st place Charleston RiverDogs to town for a three game series beginning Monday evening. First pitch from State Mutual Stadium is scheduled for 7 pm. Rome is expected to start former Cy Young Award winner and newly signed Atlanta Braves lefthander Dallas Keuchel (0-0, 0.00). Charleston will counter with RHP Luis Gil (2-3, 2.08).
Rome Braves (26-36): 5 R 9 H 2 E
Lexington Legends (33-29): 7 R 9 H 1 E
W: Andres Nunez (2-1)
L: Jake Higginbotham (1-1)
Next: At home vs. Charleston Riverdogs, tonight-Wednesday, games 7 tonight and Tuesday, 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 a.m. (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. 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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