Minor League Preview - Wednesday May 10

Bill Shanks previews the action tonight around the Braves' farm system.


Richmond tries to extend a two-game winning streak tonight when they play game three of the four game series in Columbus starting at 7:05.

Ricardo Rodriguez, who has been outstanding since joining Richmond in mid-April, will pitch for the Braves. He's 2-1 on the season with a 1.21 ERA in four starts.

The Braves are 13-20 on the season, twelve games back of the Charlotte Knights in the International League's South Division.


The Braves, who have lost three of their last four, continue the five-game series with West Tennessee Wednesday night starting at 7:05 at Trustmark Park.

Ryan Basner (0-2, 6.95) will get the start for Mississippi against Diamond Jaxx' right-hander Juan Mateo.

Mississippi is 12-20 on the season, 7.5 games back of Montgomery in the Southern League's South Division.


Myrtle Beach goes for its second win in a row tonight as the series with Frederick continues at Coastal Federal Field. Game time is promptly at 7:02.

Matt Harrison, arguably off to the best start of any Braves' farmhand with a 2.39 ERA in his first six starts, gets the call for the Braves. Kevin Hart will pitch for the Keys.

The Pelicans are 17-15 on the season. They are five and a half games back of Kinston in the Carolina League's Southern Division.


Rome starts a pretty important series tonight at home against the second-place Charleston Riverdogs. First pitch at State Mutual Stadium will be at 7:00.

Beau Jones will be activated in time to start for the Braves. Jones has missed two weeks with a strained oblique muscle. Before his injury, Jones was 1-0 with a 2.55 ERA in four starts.

The Braves lead the Riverdogs by three and a half games in the Sally League's Southern Division with a 22-9 record.

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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