Thursday, May 23, 2019
North Augusta, SC--The GreenJackets (23-23) offense was unable to produce enough runs as they left 10 men-on-base, and they fell in the 3rd game of the series to the Rome Braves (23-24) by a final of 3-1. The Jackets will return tomorrow and try to earn a series split with the Braves.
After Shane Matheny and Mikey Edie had big nights the previous night, they got back to work in the 1st inning on Thursday evening. After Edie doubled, Matheny did the same, and the Jackets scored first to take a 1-0 advantage.
Rome responded off GreenJackets starter Keith Weisenberg in the 2nd inning. Henry Quintero delivered an RBI-single for the Braves, and the Jackets were all tied up with Rome.
Weisenberg played for Rome in 2018, and on Thursday he faced his old teammates as the starter for the GreenJackets. He ends his GreenJackets debut after three innings, allowing just one run. He was signed by the Giants to a minor league contract earlier in the week after being released by the Braves.
Rome scored a run in the 5th inning off reliever Preston White. Trey Harris singled to right field and gave Rome their first lead of the game at 2-1.
Justin Dean continued to cause problems for GreenJackets pitchers.
After he reached base five times the previous night, Dean tripled to bring home a run in the 6th inning, and it extended the lead for Rome at 3-1. He finished with a 3-5 night at the plate, and was a home run away from the cycle.
Matt Seelinger made his debut on the mound out of the Jackets bullpen. He went two innings and did not allow a run, while striking-out three.
The GreenJackets were unable to socre in the 9th inning as it was a three-up, three-down inning for William Woods to earn his 1st save of the season. Alan Rangel picks-up the win on the mound for Rome going six innings while allowing only one run, and striking-out seven.