Rome in Greenville for my final game of the year

Ronald Acuna, courtesy of c1.staticflickr.com/9/8880/17188029387_485abe6769_b.jpg
Ronald Acuna, courtesy of c1.staticflickr.com/9/8880/17188029387_485abe6769_b.jpg

Hey guys, I’ll be taking a run down to Greenville tonight to see the Drive take on the Rome Braves.  I thought I saw my final game of the year on July 31st in Greenville also vs Rome because 2 days later I had hip surgery.  But one month into recovery and feeling pretty good even if I’m not fully walking under my own power yet.  The truth is I was relaxing and waiting for Spring until I heard that the Braves might activate CF Ronald Acuna before instructs.  A thumb injury has had him sidelined since early May.  Acuna was pretty high on my list of players to see coming into the year an his fast start pushed him to the top.  Assuming he plays tonight I will have a 1st impression write up on the site by tomorrow.

Tonight’s starting pitchers

Touki Toussaint gets the start for Rome and my only look at him came last season in Asheville soon after the Braves acquired him from the Diamondbacks.  He had a very bumpy start that day lasting less than 2 innings allowing 8 ER.  Touki’s got some of the best stuff in the entire minor leagues but he’s very raw and repeating his delivery has been an issue.  Recent results however have looked much, much better.  And I’m excited to get another look at him and there may be a new write up on him over the weekend.  We’ll see.

On the mound for Greenviile is left hander Dedgar Jimenez

Some of the bats I’ll be watching

For Rome

Ronald Acuna

Austin Riley

Ray-Patrick Didder

 

and for Greenville

 

Luis Alexander Basabe

Josh Ockimey

Kyri Washington

 

It should be a fun game Greenville will be a good test for Touki they’ve got a lot of guys who can punish mistakes.

I’ll be live Tweeting throughout the game @AshevilleSoxFan. Cheers.

 

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