CHARLESTON, S.C. – Jordan Foley returned from the disabled list and struck out a career-high nine batters, but the Charleston RiverDogs fell in 8-1 fashion to the Rome Braves, Tuesday night at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park.
The RiverDogs (23-22) started off the game strong with a leadoff single by Jorge Mateo. He stole second base and then scored on Dustin Fowler’s RBI single. Mateo leads the Minors with 33 stolen bases.
Jordan Foley silenced Rome (21-24) for the first five innings and wowed the 2,556 fans and furry friends in attendance. Foley gave up just one hit, hit one batter walked a pair and struck out the nine Braves. As soon as Foley departed, the Braves capitalized against Charleston’s bullpen. Jordan Terdoslavich hit a single down the third base line off Yoel Espinal (2-1) that scored Ozhaino Albies.
Rome erupted for six runs in the seventh inning. Albies hit an RBI single and Omar Obregon drove in two with a double. Matt Tellor hit a sacrifice fly to make it 5-1. Wigberto Nevarez singled to center to bring home Obregon and Jordan Edgerton scored on a wild pitch.
The Braves added one more run in the top of the eighth. Terdoslavich drove in his second run of the game with another RBI single. Alec Grosser (3-2) recorded the win, pitching six innings and only allowing one run on four hits. With the loss, Charleston’s home losing streak extends to six games.
BOX SCORE: http://atmilb.com/1FNWJtA
GAME HIGHLIGHTS: https://youtu.be/cZ73lmro_9c
TICKET ALERT: Due to the closure of the Ravenel Bridge and the traffic problems throughout the Lowcountry today we will honor tickets for Tues May 26 as RAIN CHECKS. Ticketholders that were unable to make it may exchange their 5/26/15 ticket at the RiverDogs box office for a ticket of equal or lesser value to any remaining home game (excluding July 4th) during the 2015 season.
BALLPARK FUN: The game began with a pair of fill-in umpires due to a traffic accident, which shut down a main highway in the area and kept many fans away from the The Joe. Mike Connelly and Ben Blevins replaced Reid Joyner and Cody Clark until the third inning when the normal crew arrived and entered the game. Many four-legged friends came out to the ballpark for Tuesday’s Doggie Date Night at The Joe. There was also a marriage proposal on the field and she said yes! Ribbon dancing brought lots of excitement as well when the winner performed a series of somersaults on the field.
COMING UP: The RiverDogs wrap up their three-game series with the Rome Braves Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. Charleston will send RHP Luis Cedeno (3-3, 2.43 ERA) to the mound against Brandon Barker (2-4, 3.82 ERA) for the Braves. You can watch the game on MiLB.tv or listen to the action on “The Big Talker” 1250 WTMA, WTMA.com, and RiverDogs.com.
Every Wednesday home game at The Joe is a Senior Wednesday. Seniors who enter the park before 7 p.m. will receive a food voucher for a complimentary hot dog, 16-ounce fountain drink and bag of chips. Wednesday is also Men’s Health Awareness Night. We will be raising awareness for men’s health and teaching ways to live a healthy lifestyle. Our Dogs with a Cause features Dysautonomia Advocacy Foundation. They will be here at the park to raise awareness for the group of disorders known as dysautonomia. Dysautonomia is a condition that affects the autonomic nervous system. There will also be a car seat checkpoint in the VIP lot from 2:30-5:30 where fans can come by and have their car seat inspected to ensure that it is installed properly.