Minor League Report - Sunday April 16

Bill Shanks takes a look back at Sunday's action around the Braves' farm system.


Richmond got blown out 12-0 by Rochester Sunday as the Red Wings touched up Braves' starter Anthony Lerew for seven runs in 3.1 innings of work.

Rochester scored one in the first, two in the third, and six in the fourth to knock Lerew out of the game. The Red Wings then scored two runs off Franklin Nunez in 2.2 innings and three runs on Eric Scmitt in two innings in relief.

The Braves managed only four hits off three Rochester pitchers. Boof Bonser went six scoreless for the victory, while Lerew (0-1) took the loss.

Richmond is now 3-8 on the season after losing its last five games. They play the final game of the series with Rochester Monday at 6:35 with Brian O'Connor on the mound.


Mississippi was off. The 5-5 Braves start a five-game series with West Tennessee Monday night with Sean White on the hill.


Myrtle Beach starter Jake Stevens had his third subpar outing of the season as Potomac avoided a sweep and beat the Pelicans 7-2 at Coastal Federal Field.

Stevens allowed five runs in five innings on only two hits, but he walked five batters. The lefty now has an ERA of 10.95 this season.

Offensively, the Pelicans were led by Van Pope, who went 2-for-5 to extend his hitting streak to eleven games. Barbaro Canizares was 2-for-5 with a run scored.

The Pelicans welcome Winston-Salem to Myrtle Beach on Monday night for the start of a three-game series. Jose Ascanio will pitch for the Pelicans, who are now 4-7 on the season.


Rome continued its dominance on the defending Sally League Champion Kannapolis Intimidators Sunday with a 8-1 victory.

The Braves scored five runs in the first inning, and then added three solo home runs by Kala Ka'aihue (his third), Jamie Romak (his second), and Max Ramirez (his first) to win their third game in a row.

Jeff Lyman and Tyler Bullock had their second straight solid piggyback performance of the season. Lyman started and allowed only one run on two hits in 4.2 innings. Bullock relieved and pitched 4.1 scoreless and hitless innings. Both right-handers had six strikeouts in the game.

The 8-2 Braves play game three of the series against Kannapolis Monday night at 7:05. Chris Vines will pitch for Rome.

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 thebravesshow@email.com.

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