The Rome Braves were slated to play a double header with the Hagerstown Suns yesterday afternoon at State Mutual Stadium, but the rain held off long enough for only one of those games. And Hagerstown put a damper on Rome’s eight game winning streak as the Braves fell to the Suns 5-4.
The Atlanta Hawks’ time in the NBA playoffs has come to an end. The Hawks were knocked out of the playoffs by the Indiana Pacers, who took an 81-73 victory over the Hawks in game six of the first round of the NBA’s Eastern Conference playoffs on Friday night at the Philips Arena, allowing the Pacers to take the series 4-2. The Pacers beat the New York Knicks 102-95 in game one of the Eastern Conference semifinals last night.
The 15th season of the First Friday Concert Series kicks off tonight with a Broad Street Block Party on the 200 and 300 blocks of Broad Street. The free concert will take place from 7 pm until 10 pm and will feature the music of Curiosity Shoppe. The event will feature a kidzone. In addition, attendees will be allowed to purchase adult beverages from area restaurants and bring those drinks outside to the event area, provided they are wearing an approved armband.
The Rome Braves took a 7-4 victory from the Greenville Drive in an early Education Day game yesterday at State Mutual Stadium. The Braves have won eight of their last nine games.
The Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 9-4 yesterday afternoon in the closer of a weekend series at Turner Field that was abbreviated to two games due to a rain out on Saturday.
Rain or shine, get ready for splashdown this weekend during Waterfest XIII to be hosted by the Coosa River Basin Initiative at Ridge Ferry Park. The event will be open from 5 pm until 8 pm this evening, Friday, May 3rd, and from 10 am until 5 pm tomorrow, Saturday, May 4th.
And, yes, we are well aware that rain is in the forecast for this weekend. The National Weather Service predicts a 40 percent chance of showers today increasing to 70 percent by this evening. Daytime highs will be around 69 with overnight lows in the mid 50s. A 100 percent chance of showers is in the forecast for tomorrow (Saturday). A chance of rain remains in the forecast thru early next week.
The Atlanta Braves lost to the Washington Nationals for the second night in a row by a score of 3-1 in the finale of a four game series at Turner Field last night.