The Rome Braves fell to the Charleston Riverdogs 11-5 in a Memorial Day match up to open a three game series between the teams at State Mutual Stadium yesterday evening.
The Atlanta Braves lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 9-3 last night in the opener of a brief two-game series in Toronto. It was a tough night for Braves starter Tim Hudson, who took the loss after giving up six runs and eight hits in six innings of work, including a pair of two-run homers to Colby Rasmus and JP Arencibia. Braves reliever Cory Rasmus (brother of Colby) surrendered a three run homer to Edwin Encarnacion in the seventh.
Tomorrow will mark the conclusion of the national observation of Emergency Medical Services (or EMS) Week. The observation has been made locally by Floyd EMS, who has been honoring its employees with special barbecue lunches all week long. Floyd EMS Director Bud Owens adds that EMTs have also been doing volunteer work around the community this week, something they do all year long.
Memorial Day weekend is commonly considered the unofficial start of the summer. As such, many people will be wanting to hit the water this weekend. If you want to go swimming, there’s good news for you! The Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority will open the Northside Swim Center for the 2013 swim season tomorrow, according to an RFPRA media release.
In other news from the Rome Braves, the team has announced that Atlanta Braves pitcher Brandon Beachy will be in town for a major league rehab stint tomorrow. He is scheduled to get the start in Rome’s series closer with Charleston at 1 pm. Beachy is recovering from Tommy John surgery that he underwent in June 2012.
State troopers expect heavy traffic on Georgia’s roads over the Memorial Day holiday weekend and are stepping up their patrols in anticipation of that. The 78-hour Memorial Day holiday travel period begins at 6 pm this evening and continues thru midnight on Memorial Day.
Recovery continues in Oklahoma where an EF-4 tornado struck the Oklahoma City suburbs on Monday. Volunteers are currently being recruited to provide help to the area affected by the tornado, according to Sarah Egan, Emergency Services Program Manager for the Northwest Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross.
The Rome Braves beat the Asheville Tourists 6-1 last night in the opener of a four game series in Asheville, North Carolina.