Minor League Preview - Sunday April 23

Mississippi sends Francisley Bueno to the mound Sunday afternoon. Bill Shanks takes a look at the schedule around the Braves' farm system.


The Richmond Braves will try to snap a three-game losing streak Sunday afternoon with a double-header against Norfolk at the Diamond starting at 2:00 pm.

In game one, lefty Brian O'Connor (0-1, 4.85) will face veteran major leaguer Jose Lima (1-2, 8.40) for the Tides. Right-hander Travis Smith (0-0, 1.80) will pitch for Richmond in game two against another veteran big leaguer, Jeremi Gonzalez (1-1, 3.50).

Richmond is 4-12 on the season, seven games behind Charlotte in the International League's South Division.


Mississippi will try to snap a two-game losing streak Sunday afternoon at 2:05 pm ET when they take on the Montgomery Biscuits.

Cuban defector Francisley Bueno, who pitched great in his debut last week, will pitch for the Braves against right-hander Jim Magrane.

The Braves are 7-10 on the season, three games back of Jacksonville in the Southern League's South Division.


The Pelicans will enjoy Sunday off before opening up a seven game homestand Monday night when Salem comes to Coastal Federal Field.

Matt Harrison gets the start Monday for Myrtle Beach, as the Pelicans will go for their second win in a row. Myrtle Beach is 8-9 on the season, three and a half games back of Kinston in the Carolina League Southern Division.


Rome sends right-hander Tyler Bullock to the mound in search of his third win of the season as the Braves host Augusta at 2:00 pm at State Mutual Stadium.

The Braves are 11-3 on the season, two and a half games in front of Columbus in the Sally League's Southern Division.

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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