UPDATE: The game was suspended in the bottom of the fifth with a scoreless tie. The GreenJackets have a runner on second with one out.
The suspended game will resume Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Gates open at 5. The regularly scheduled game will begin 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game. The second game will be seven innings.
The Atlanta Braves will have several new features and additions for the 2014 season.
The team will honor the 40th anniversary of Hank Aaron's record-breaking 715th home run by wearing a patch on the right sleeve of its jerseys. The same design will be on the left field wall at Turner Field.
Along with new batting practice jerseys and caps, the Braves will wear military appreciation jerseys five times this year. The jerseys are red with patriotic trimming.
Sunday, April 6
Charleston 4, Augusta 1
Sunday, April 6 - 2 p.m.
Charleston RiverDogs (1-2)
Brady Lail (2013 Rk: 54 IP, 2.33 ERA, 1.64 FIP, 25 K%, 2.5 BB%, .265 BABIP; A+: 7.2 IP, 14 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 5 K)
Augusta GreenJackets (2-1)
Carlos Diaz (2013 Rk: 39.2 IP, 4.99 ERA, 2.70 FIP, 28.7 K%, 11.8 BB%, .408 BABIP)
Saturday, April 5
Augusta 6, Charleston 3
It's tough to imagine Mella could surpass my expectations based on what I had heard and read about him, but I'm pretty sure he just surpassed my expectations.
Saturday, April 5 - 7 p.m.
Charleston RiverDogs (1-1)
Giovanny Gallegos (2013 A-: 65.1 IP, 4.27 ERA, 4.55 FIP, 15.6 K%, 5.1 BB%, .302 BABIP)
Augusta GreenJackets (1-1)
Keury Mella (2013 Rk: 36 IP, 2.25 ERA, 1.92 FIP, 27.7 K%, 7.4 BB%, .358 BABIP)
Friday, April 4
Augusta 6, Charleston 3
Ysla showed some nerves for his first full-season start. As manager Mike Goff said, it was probably the first time Ysla had pitched in front of a decent crowd under lights, and it showed. He threw five wild pitches, two of which directly scored runs, and he walked five. His control completely left him at times.
Friday, April 4 - 7 p.m.
Charleston RiverDogs (1-0)
RHP Luis Severino (2013 Rk: 26.1 IP, 1.37 ERA, 1.68 FIP, 31.4 K%, 5.9 BB%, .258 BABIP; A: 17.2 IP, 4.08 ERA, 2.24 FIP, 27.3 K%, 5.2 BB%, .392 BABIP)
Augusta GreenJackets (0-1)
LHP Luis Ysla (2013 Rk: 51 IP, 2.65 ERA, 2.36 FIP, 25.6 K%, 6.4 BB%, .276 BABIP)
Games of April 3
Matt Davidson, AAA White Sox: 3-3, 2 2B, RBI, BB. Davidson should be in Chicago soon as the starting third baseman. Games like this will help push the matter even more.
Randal Grichuk, AAA Cardinals: 3-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, BB. Grichuk led the Texas League in extra-base hits last season with 57, including 22 home runs. He has solid power that he needs to overcome a lack of plate discipline. He was a first-rounder by the Angels but traded to St. Louis in the Peter Bourjos deal.