Rome shuts down RiverDogs
Three Rome Braves pitchers combined on a 2-0 shutout over the Charleston RiverDogs in South Atlantic League action on Tuesday night at Riley Park with a crowd of 3,008 on hand.
The loss knocked the RiverDogs (56-43, 17-15) out of first.
“You have to give Rome credit,” said RiverDogs manager Carlos Mendoza. “Their pitching was fantastic and we just couldn’t get anything going offensively. Will Oliver did a great job for us, six solid innings, saved the rest of the bullpen. We are going to go out there and get them tomorrow.”
The Braves (36-66, 18-14) grabbed the early lead with a run in the first inning off starter Philip Wetherell (4-4) and added another in the fourth.
Rome’s pitching staff made the lead stand up. Alex Wood started and threw four scoreless innings, retiring the first 10 batters in order.
The series continues today with a 7 p.m. game.