Tuesday, May 14 - GreenJackets 6, Braves 3
The GreenJackets won their third consecutive game despite being outhit by the Braves for the second consecutive night. Rome recorded 12 hits but left 12 on base, including 10 in the final five innings.
The Braves stranded at least two in each inning from the sixth to the ninth. The big blow came in the sixth when they left the bases loaded, as Derek Law came in and struck out Joey Meneses to end the threat.
Rome was successful at getting on base but couldn't move runners around or in very well again. On the other side, Augusta did an excellent job manufacturing runs, leaving just four on base.
GreenJackets starter Justin Schumer went five innings in his third attempt in the rotation, a much better effort. His previous two outings lasted a total of 1.1 innings, allowing 12 runs. He allowed two runs on five hits in five innings against the Braves, not walking any and striking out two.
Jesus Galindo reached base twice, drove in one and scored twice. The speedy center fielder has 24 stolen bases this season, and he's currently riding a seven-game hitting streak, going 9-22 over the stretch.
Notable Augusta lines:
Justin Schumer: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Mitch Delfino: 2-3, RBI
Matt Duffy: 1-4, 2 RBI
Jesus Galindo: 1-2, RBI, BB, SB
Notable Rome lines:
Rafael Briceno: 5 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
Josh Elander: 3-5, 2 RBI
Jose Peraza: 2-5
Trenton Moses: 2-3, BB
Felix Marte: 2-4, 2B
"(Schumer) giving us five innings tonight was huge. I had to use Mizenko for the third night in a row. Didn’t want to go there. Couldn’t let Okert face a right-hander with a chance to put us down.
"I was proud of the guys. Our goal every night is to make the routine play, don’t give up any crooked numbers. Defensively tonight we gave up three solos and made every routine play. We executed very well early. We had some nice hit and runs, nice sac flies, very good execution. We kind of fizzled out a little after the fifth, but we played pretty well.
"(Schumer) was the guy I saw a couple years ago when I had him. For him to do what he did the last two times out was very uncharacteristic. It’s nice to see him get back on track. That was huge for us. If he had gone down early we would have been in trouble with our bullpen (tired).
"Law came in and made some big pitches. That was big for us, especially two-out sacks full. Right now we’re getting outhit two nights in a row but we’re executing very well offensively and we put up a crooked number and that was the difference in the ballgame."