Aces welcome the Braves (Preview)


Aces look for their first win after two straight rainouts

The Aces are back at Frank Mann Field on Tuesday, looking for their first win of the season against the FCA Braves.

The Aces are 0-5 to start the year, but the last few games have shown they are capable of snapping out of their funk at any time.

The last time out, the Aces offense busted out for eight runs against Gaithersburg. It was undoubtedly the Aces best offensive showing of the season after being shutout two straight games before that.

The Braves got their first win of the season against the Aces on June 7th and have won two straight since. After starting the season 0-3, the Braves now have a .500 record at 3-3 and come in on a three-game winning streak.

The Braves were also rained out on Monday when they were scheduled to host the Bethesda Big Train.

With the pair of rainouts, Will Palinkas (UNC Charlotte) will likely get the ball for the Aces. His first start lasted just two innings on opening night against D.C. when Palinkas gave up five runs, but only one was earned. He struggled with his command, walking five Grays hitters, but still struck out three.

For the Braves, Ryan Rue (Hofstra) is scheduled to make his second start of the year, but that may change due to the rainouts on Monday.

First pitch at Frank Mann Field will be at 6:30 on Tuesday.