Minor League Preview - Tuesday May 2

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


The Richmond Braves, winners of four of their last five games, host Scranton Wilkes-Barrow this afternoon at 2:00 pm at the Diamond.

Brian O'Connor (0-2, 4.91) pitches for the Braves against Cole Hamels (1-0, 0.00), one of the top prospects in baseball.

Richmond is now 10-16 on the season, 9.5 games back of Charlotte in the International League's South Division.


Mississippi opens up a five-game series in Montgomery Tuesday night starting at 8:05.

Daniel Curtis (1-2, 5.64) is on the mound for the Braves looking for his second win of the season.

The Braves are now 10-14 on the season, 4.5 games back of Jacksonville in the Southern League's South Division.


Myrtle Beach will try to get back in the win column Tuesday night as they take on the Salem Avalanche at 7:00.

James Parr (1-0, 0.66) will start for the Pelicans against lefty Troy Patton (0-3, 3.60).

The Pelicans are now 15-10, two games back of Kinston in the Carolina League's Southern Division.


Rome returns to State Mutual Stadium tonight for the start of a series against Asheville.

David Watkins will start for the Braves in place of Beau Jones, who was placed on the Disabled List Saturday.

The Braves are still in first place, 3.5 games up on Charleston with a record of 18-5.

Bill Shanks is the author of Scout's Honor: The Bravest Way To Build A Winning Team, a look at the Braves' traditional front office philosophies. Email Bill at thebravesshow@email.com.

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