Richmond plays game two of its series with Toledo tonight when they send Ricardo Rodriguez to the mound starting at 7:00.
Rodriguez has been effective since signing in mid-April. The former Rangers' starter is 1-1 with a 1.69 ERA in his first three starts. He'll oppose Chad Durbin for the Mud Hens.
The Braves are now 10-18 on the season, 11.5 games back of the Charlotte Knights in the International League's South Division.
The Mississippi Braves will try to snap a three-game losing streak tonight when they play game four of their five game set in Montgomery.
Ryan Basner will head to the hill for the Braves. The right-hander is 0-2 on the season. Lefty Chuck Tiffany will pitch for the Biscuits. He's also 0-2 this year.
Mississippi is now 10-17 on the season, 6.5 games back of the Biscuits in the Southern League's South Division.
Right-hander Charlie Morton will try to start a weekend series in Lynchburg off to a good start tonight as the Pelicans play the Hillcats.
Morton is 1-2 with a 6.27 ERA in his first five games this season. Lefty Wardell Starling will pitch for Lynchburg.
The Pelicans are now 16-12 on the season, two games back of Kinston in the Carolina League's Southern Division.
The Rome Braves will play their series finale against Asheville tonight starting at 7:05 at State Mutual Stadium.
Right-hander Jairo Cuevas (2-1, 5.32 ERA with 28 strikeouts in 23.2 innings) will pitch for the Braves, who are now 20-6 on the season and 3.5 games ahead of the Charleston River Dogs.
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