The Atlanta Braves were off on Monday night and return to action tonight in Tampa Bay, Florida with the opener of a brief two-game interleague series against the Rays. Williams Perez will serve as the starting pitcher for Atlanta, while Erasmo Ramirez will head to the mound for Tampa Bay. First pitch is slated for 7:10 pm at Tropicana Field. The game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410. Air time for pre-game programming is 5:55 pm from the Atlanta Braves Radio Network.
A decline in the price of oil continues to place downward pressure on the price at the pump, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that gas prices in the southeastern United States have fallen 5-6 cents in the past week and more than 20 cents over the past month. The average price of gasoline has dropped 21 cents during a period of 32 consecutive days.
The Rome City and Floyd County Commissions each have meetings to start this week.
The Rome Braves beat the Augusta Greenjackets 12-1 on Sunday in the fourth and final game of a four game set at Augusta, resulting in a 2-2 split in the series. The Braves are off tonight and will return to action on Tuesday night in Savannah against the Sand Gnats.
The Rome Braves also had off-night on Monday and will be in Savannah over the next three nights to face the Sand Gnats. First pitch of tonight’s series opener is 7:05 pm at Grayson Stadium.
The 30th annual Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K Road Race and 2-Mile Health Walk is scheduled for this Saturday, August 15th. The event will benefit the Exchange Club Family Resource Center.
The Atlanta Braves fell to the Miami Marlins 4-1 in the finale of a four game set at Turner Field on Sunday, denying the Braves a sweep of the series and ending a six game losing streak for the Marlins.
The next-to-last First Friday concert of 2015 is scheduled for tonight at 7 pm at Bridgepoint Plaza in downtown Rome. The August concert will feature the music of Little Known Letter. Amanda Carter with Rome’s Downtown Development Authority says that the local band will perform a variety of music from modern pop to classics from the 1970s.