Braves Minor League Preview - Tues. April 11

Bill Shanks takes a look at Tuesday's schedule in the Braves' farm system.


The Braves have game two of their series with Durham tonight at 7:00 at the Diamond. Right-hander Anthony Lerew will be on the mound for the Braves tonight. Lerew allowed three runs on six hits in four innings on Opening Day last Thursday.

Jonathan Schuerholz is still without a hit on the season. He's 0-for-11. Tony Pena, who may be promoted to Atlanta today, went 2-for-4 Monday and has a .286 average for Richmond. And Michael Ryan has his average up to .500 after another solid performance Monday.


Sean White goes for the Braves tonight as they start a four-game series with the Mobile Bay Bears at Trustmark Park. White did not get out of the fourth inning on Opening Day last Thursday against Huntsville.

Mississippi is now 2-3 on the season, same as Chattanooga and Huntsville in the Southern League's South Division.


Jake Stevens will try to rebound after a shaky start last Thursday as the Pelicans take on Winston-Salem tonight at 7:00 pm.

The 2-3 Pelicans are now 1.5 games out of first place in the Southern Division of the Carolina League.


The Rome Braves take their perfect 4-0 record on the road for the first time this season, as they start an eight-game road trip tonight in Savannah against the Sand Gnats.

Two of last year's top draft picks will be in action as Tyler Bullock (sixth round) will get the start for Rome, with Jeff Lyman (second round) coming in right after.

Bill Shanks is the author of Scout's Honor: The Bravest Way To Build A Winning Team, a look inside the Braves‘ traditional scouting and player development philosophies. Email Bill at

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