Augusta, GA-Tuesday night was a rough night for the GreenJackets offense as they were held to just five hits and were caught stealing on three different occasions in a 4-0 shutout loss to the Rome Braves at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
A big reason why was the pitching performance of Braves starter Bryse Wilson who recorded his ninth win of the season. Wilson struck out eleven GreenJackets hitters in seven innings of work and walked only one. He allowed only four hits in his shutout performance. Matt Custred contributed a pair of shutout innings, striking out two and allowing one hit to close out the game.
Melvin Adon retired the first six men he faced in his start for the GreenJackets. The Braves got going against him when Leudys Baez singled to lead off the third. With one out, Kevin Josephina advanced him to second with a single. Marcus Mooney followed with a single to load the bases. Adon then balked home Baez to put the Braves up 1-0. Ian Wilson singled home Josephina to make it 2-0 Braves.
The Braves added an insurance run in the fifth and sixth inning of Adon who finished going seven innings and allowed four runs off eight hits, struck out six, and did not allow any walks. Sandro Cabrera pitched a pair of scoreless innings in relief to keep the GreenJackets within striking distance.
The GreenJackets will be back in action Wednesday night for the final game of the three-game series with the Braves. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm with the gates opening at 6:00pm. It is Palmetto Community Night, Watering Hole Wednesday, and Baseball Bingo presented by Comfort Keepers, and Silver Jackets Wednesday presented by AARP, Brandon Wilde, Comfort Keepers, and Fleet Feet Sports.
Domenic Mazza (6-9, 3.25) will start on the mound for the GreenJackets against Alan Rangel (2-3, 4.35) for the Braves.
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