Minor League Preview - Sunday May 14

The Braves Show's Bill Shanks takes a look at Sunday's schedule around the Braves' farm system.


Richmond takes on Toledo this afternoon at the Diamond with BRian O'Connor (1-3, 4.50)on the mound for the Braves, who are 15-21 on the season and 12 games back of Charlotte in the South Division of the International League.

The Braves' offense has been red hot in the last five games, collecting 31 runs and 61 hits. Tony Pena, Jr. has a five-game hitting streak in that span, going 10-19 with five runs scored, three walks, and two runs batted in.


Mississippi takes on the Birmingham Barons tonight in Alabama starting at 8:05 pm ET. Chris Waters (2-1, 3.06) will pitch for the Braves, who are 14-22 on the season, 7.5 games back of Jacksonville in the Southern League's South Division.


Myrtle Beach will send Kelvin Villa to the mound this afternoon in Potomac against the Nationals. Villa is 1-0 on the season with a 2.33 ERA. The Pelicans are 18-18 on the season, six games back of Kinston in the Carolina League's Southern Division.


Rome will enjoy this Mother's Day off before heading out for a road trip starting Monday in Columbus. Chris Vines will start for the Braves, who are 25-10 in the Sally League's South Division, five games up on Augusta and Asheville in the South Atlantic League's Southern Division.

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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