Minor League Preview - Monday May 1

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

RICHMOND


The Richmond Braves will face Scranton Wilkes-Barrow again tonight starting at 7:05 at the Diamond.

Anthony Lerew (0-2, 11.51), who struggled all of April, will get the start for the Braves. He'll face Red Barons left-hander Matt White (2-1, 3.20).

The Braves have a couple of hot hitters in the midst of hitting streaks. Scott Thorman (13 for his last 28) and Wes Timmons (10 for his last 24) will try to keep those streaks alive tonight against Scranton Wilkes-Barrow.

Richmond is now 9-16 on the season, ten full games back of Charlotte in the International League‘s South Division..


MISSISSIPPI


After being rained out Sunday, the Mississippi Braves will enjoy a day off today before opening up a five-game series in Montgomery. Daniel Curtis (1-2, 5.64) will get the start for the Braves, who are 10-14 after the first month of the season.


MYRTLE BEACH


The red-hot Myrtle Beach Pelicans hit the road tonight for the start of a seven-game road trip. Myrtle Beach will try to extend an eight-game winning streak as they play in Salem starting at 7:00 pm.

Luis Atilano pitching for the Pelicans. Atilano has had three straight seven-inning starts after a rough debut in the first week of the season. He‘ll oppose Felipe Paulino for the Avalanche.

The Pelicans are now 15-9 on the season after the eight-game winning steak, one game back of Kinston in the Carolina League's Southern Division. They have been an amazing 14-3 at home this season, but only 1-6 on the road.


ROME


Rome finishes its four-game series in Augusta Monday night as they play the GreenJackets starting at 7:05. Jo Jo Reyes will pitch for the Braves, who are 17-5 on the season and three games up on Charleston 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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