The Atlanta Braves fell to the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 in the opener of a four game series at Philadelphia on Thursday night, extending the Braves’ current losing streak to four games.
The Atlanta Braves have acquired Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Hector Olivera in a three-team trade with the Dodgers and the Miami Marlins that was completed on Thursday. The Braves lost pitcher Alex Wood to LA in the trade, along with Jose Peraza, Jim Johnson, Luis Avilan and Bronson Arroyo. LA also received pitcher Matt Latos and first baseman Michael Morse from Miami as part of the deal. In addition to Olivera, the Braves received pitcher Paco Rodriguez from the Dodgers, minor leaguer Zachary Bird and a draft pick from the Marlins.
The Rome Braves fell to the Augusta Greenjackets 5-3 in the opener of a seven game homestand on Thursday night. The Braves will face the ‘Jackets again tonight at 7 pm at State Mutual Stadium.
The Atlanta Braves were shut out by the Baltimore Orioles 2-0 in the finale of a three-game interleague series at Baltimore on Wednesday night, allowing the Orioles to sweep the series.
The Rome Braves were off last night and will open a seven game homestand tonight with a match against the Augusta Greenjackets. First pitch is set for 7 pm at State Mutual Stadium.