Minor League Preview - Friday May 12

The Braves Show's Bill Shanks previews Friday's minor league schedule for the Braves' affiliates.


Richmond starts a four-game home series against the Toledo Mud Hens Friday night starting at 7:00 at the Diamond.

Kevin Barry, who struck out ten Toledo hitters last Saturday, will get the call for the Braves. He's 1-2 on the season wtih a 3.24 ERA. Barry also has 30 strikeouts in 33.1 innings pitched.

The Braves are 13-21 on the season, 12.5 games back of Charlotte in the International League's South Division.


Mississippi will hit the road for the start of ten-game road trip, with the first five starting tonight in Birmingham.

Daniel Curtis (1-3, 5.51) starts for the Braves against Barons' lefty Ray Liotta (1-3).

The Braves are now 12-22 on the season. They have lost three in a row and are 2-8 in May.


Myrtle Beach will try to turn things around on the road tonight with the start of a weekend series in Potomac.

Luis Atilano (1-2, 4.93) is scheduled to start for the Pelicans. He had a horrible first start of the season, followed by four solid performances, and then his last start was subpar.

The Pelicans are now at .500 on the season with 17 wins and 17 losses, six games back of Kinston in the Carolina League's Southern Division.


Rome continues its big series with Charleston tonight at 7:00 at State Mutual Stadium.

Jo Jo Reyes, who is 3-0 on the season with a 3.69 ERA, will get the start for the Braves.

The Braves are now 23-10 on the season, still 3.5 games up on the Riverdogs in the Sally League's Southern Division.

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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