On the upside, they’ll get two cracks at it today.
The Braves (24-20) will host the Greenville Drive in a doubleheader that starts at 1 p.m. at State Mutual Stadium after the teams endured a rainout on Tuesday.
The twinbill will feature two seven-inning games and will wrap up an eight-game homestand for the slumping Braves, who’ve scored a total of only two runs during their three-game skid and have batted just .174 in that span.
They will need to win both games of today’s doubleheader in order to avoid their first losing homestand of the month. They opened the stand with a four-game series split against last-place Asheville, and have since lost the first two games of their series against Greenville.
Still, the Braves have maintained at least a share of first place for the past seven days in the tightly-congested Southern Division standings.
Going into Monday night’s games, the Braves were tied for first with Charleston, while Greenville and Savannah were just a half-game behind the division co-leaders.
Bowling Green was in fifth place, but just one game out, and sixth-place Lexington was only two back.
NOTE: Tickets purchased for Tuesday’s game can be exchanged at the Rome ticket office for an upcoming game (based on availability).