The Atlanta Braves were off last night and continue their current nine game road trip with a stop in New York to face the Mets tonight thru Thursday. Trevor Cahill is scheduled to serve as the starting pitcher for Atlanta in tonight’s opener; Jon Niese will get the start for New York. First pitch is slated for 7:10 pm at Citi Field. The game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410, Rome’s original home for Atlanta Braves baseball. Air time for pre-game programming is 5:55 pm from the Atlanta Braves Radio Network.
Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Andrew McKirahan received an 80-day suspension on Monday after testing positive for Ipamorelin, a performance-enhancing substance that is banned under Major League Baseball’s Drug Prevention and Treatment program. His positive drug test was likely to have come before he was claimed by Atlanta off waivers from the Miami Marlins at the beginning of April.
The Rome Braves fell to the Savannah Sand Gnats 6-5 in the opener of a three game series at Savannah last night. That series continues tonight with a 7:05 pm match at Grayson Stadium.
The Atlanta Hawks picked up a 99-92 victory over the Brooklyn Nets at the Philips Arena on Sunday evening in game one of their opening-round NBA playoff series.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 on Sunday at the Rodgers Centre in Toronto, Canada, allowing the Braves to take two of three from the Jays in the interleague series between the teams over the weekend.
The Rome Braves’ outing against the Augusta Greenjackets scheduled for Sunday in Augusta was postponed due to rain. Saturday’s game was also postponed. Both will be made up as part of double headers at State Mutual Stadium this Friday and Sunday.
The Atlanta Braves were off last night and will return to action this weekend with a three-game interleague series in Toronto, Canada against the Blue Jays. Julio Teheran is slated to serve as the starting pitcher for Atlanta in tonight’s opener, while Drew Hutchison will get the start for Toronto. First pitch is set for 7:07 pm at the Rodgers Center. The game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410, Rome’s original home for Atlanta Braves baseball. Air time for pre-game programming is 5:55 pm from the Atlanta Braves Radio Network.