Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Self-serve, drive-through, curbside, Door Dash.
Mount Berry Mall, 7 a.m. curbside breakfast; 9 a.m. inside; open until 8:30 p.m. Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday.
Asheville added three more runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, once again using two Braves errors to their advantage. Those three insurance runs became key when Rome rallied for five runs in the top of the ninth to tie the game.
In the bottom of the ninth, Diaz worked a two-out walk to extend the inning and Abreu needed only one pitch to deliver the game-winner. Cesar Gomez starred out of the Tourists bullpen with 3.2 innings pitched and only two earned runs allowed. Both starting pitchers, Asheville’s Kyle Gruller and Rome’s William Woods, pitched three innings.
- What’s next: In Asheville today through Sunday. Listen live here. Final home series begins Sept. 14 vs. Hickory (seven games).
Roster moves: The Rome Braves announced four roster moves.
- Right-handed pitcher Emmanuel Ramirez has been promoted to Double-A Mississippi. The Dominican Republic native joined Rome’s roster from the M-Braves on Aug. 3 and posted a 3.86 ERA in seven appearances with the High-A Braves. Ramirez recorded 20 strikeouts in 11 2/3 innings pitched in Rome.
- -Infielder Brett Langhorne has been transferred to the 7-Day Injured List. The Carson-Newman alum has hit .189 with 7 home runs and 23 RBI in 68 games as an R-Brave this summer.
- In corresponding moves, left-handed pitcher Dylan Dodd and catcher Javier Valdes have been promoted to High-A Rome.
- Dodd, Atlanta’s third-round pick in the 2021 MLB Draft, is considered the 18th-ranked prospect in the Braves farm system. The Southeast Missouri State product garnered a 4.91 ERA in eleven innings with Low-A Augusta.
- Valdes, a 21st round pick in the 2019 Draft, comes to Rome from the Florida Complex League where he hit .063 in five games. Originally from Miami, Fla., Valdes spent much of the 2021 season with the Low-A GreenJackets.
- The Rome roster now has 29 active, 4 injured, and 1 inactive players.
The Atlanta Braves take game 1 vs. Nationals, 8-5. Media release: Exactly one week after being carried off the field at Dodger Stadium, Ozzie Albies extended his recent homer barrage in timely fashion. His go-ahead two-run shot gave the Braves an 8-5 win over the Nationals at Truist Park on Tuesday night.
Albies added to his National League-leading extra-base hit total and helped the Braves strengthen their division lead with the game-winning homer he hit off soft-tossing reliever Ryne Harper. The All-Star second baseman has homered in each of the four games he has played since returning to Atlanta’s lineup. He missed just two games after fouling a pitch off his right knee during an Aug. 31 loss in Los Angeles.
“I’m kind of like running around with my fungo wanting to beat a couple of these guys on the knee,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said with a laugh. “He’s feeling pretty good since he came back. He’s been nails ever since he’s been back.”
- What’s next: Host Nationals today-Thursday.
John McClellan’s high school picks: In prime time TV games this week, 7-point wins for Rome, Cartersville. Rough night for Darlington? McClellan
This Fridays scheduled games:
- Collins Hill at Rome
- Heard County at Darlington
- Model at Haralson County
- Pickens at Coosa
- Creekside at Cartersville
- Adairsville at Murray County
- Cass at Temple
- North Springs at Woodland
- Calhoun at Ridgeland
- New Manchester at Cedartown
- Coahulla Creek at Rockmart
- Chattooga at Northwest Whitfield
- Canceled by COVID: Trion at Dade County
- Off this week: Armuchee, Gordon Central, Pepperell, Sonoraville and Unity Christian.
Georgia High School Association meets at 1:30 this afternoon. The agenda includes:
- Proposal to amend the Preamble to the GHSA By-Laws on page 14 of the Constitution by adding a new subparagraph “D”
to read as follows: “Nothing in the By-Laws of the GHSA is intended to give any individual students of GHSA member schools
any due process or other rights as only member schools are entitled to any notice or opportunity to be heard in any questions
coming before the GHSA. No student of GHSA member schools shall have any rights or benefits under these By-Laws as a
third party beneficiary or otherwise.” (GHSA Office)
- Proposal to amend Article IV, Section 9 on page 12 of the GHSA Constitution by adding a new subparagraph “J” to read as
follows: “Nothing in the Constitution of the GHSA is intended to give any individual students of GHSA member schools any
due process or other rights as only member schools are entitled to any notice or opportunity to be heard in any questions
coming before the GHSA. No student of GHSA member schools shall have any rights or benefits under this Constitution as
a third party beneficiary or otherwise.” (GHSA Office)
- Next: At LaGrange, 2 p.m. Saturday
- Next: At Albany State, 7 p.m. Saturday.
Falcons release depth chart for Sunday’s opener vs. Eagles. Who’s in
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