Minor League Preview - Saturday May 6

Bill Shanks takes a look at the schedule around the Braves' farm system for Saturday.


The Richmond Braves try to continue their winning ways tonight as they take on Toledo.

Kevin Barry (1-2) will pitch for the Braves against Mud Hens' starter Colby Lewis (1-2). Barry has been solid for the Braves since entering the rotation in mid-April.

After winning five of their last eight games, the Braves are now 11-18 on the season, but still eleven games behind the powerful Charlotte Knights in the International League's South Division.


Mississippi plays the finale of its series in Montgomery tonight starting at 8:05.

Matt Wright, who is 1-1 and has been solid since coming off the disabled list, will pitch for the Braves against Chris Finn (1-2) for the Biscuits.

The Braves are 11-17 on the season.


It's game two of a three game series in Lynchburg for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans tonight at 7:05.

Luis Atilano (1-1), who has had four straight solid starts, will go for the Pelicans against Matthew Guillory (2-1).

The Pelicans are 16-13 on the season, three games back of Kinston in the Carolina League's Southern Division.


The Rome Braves will try to snap a two-game losing streak tonight as they play the first game of a four-game series in Greenville.

Jairo Cuevas (2-1) will pitch for the Braves against Michael Bowden (1-1).

Rome is 20-7 on the season.

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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