Minor League Preview - Monday May 8

The Braves Show's Bill Shanks previews Monday's action around the Braves' farm system.


Richmond starts a series tonight in Columbus with a major leaguer on the mound trying to help the team snap a two-game losing streak.

Horacio Ramirez will be making his first of three rehab starts in the Braves' system. Ramirez pulled his hamstring in the third game of the season against the Dodgers and has been out ever since.

The Braves are now 11-20 on the season, thirteen games back of the Charlotte Knights (who have won eleven games in a row) in the International League's South Division.


The Braves finished April strong, but have gone only 1-5 in the month of May so far. They'll try to get on track tonight at home when they host West Tennessee in the second game of the series starting at 8:05 pm ET.

Sean White (1-2) will pitch for the Braves against Diamond Jaxx' right-hander Carlos Marmol (2-1).

Mississippi is now 11-19 on the season, in fourth place and 6.5 games back of Montgomery in the Southern League's South Division.


The Pelicans start a four-game series hosting Frederick tonight starting at 7:02 at Coastal Federal Field.

Right-hander James Parr gets the start for Myrtle Beach. Parr is 1-1 with a 4.58 ERA in five games. This will be his second start of the season.

After losing three in a row and five of their last six games since an eight-game winning streak, the Pelicans are now 16-14 on the season, 4.5 games behind Kinston in the Carolina League's Southern Division.


The Rome Braves snapped a three-game losing streak Sunday, and tonight they continue their road trip in Greenville starting at 7:05.

Jeff Lyman (1-0, 3.32, with 19 hits allowed in 19 innings, 7 walks, and 19 strikeouts) will pitch for the Braves.

The lead in the South Atlantic League's Southern Division is 3.5 games for the 21-8 Braves.

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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