Minor League Preview - Tuesday May 16

The Braves Show's Bill Shanks previews the action today in the Braves' farm system.


Richmond starts a four-game series against Columbus Tuesday night starting at 7:00 pm at the Diamond.

Ricardo Rodriguez (2-1, 0.94), who has pitched great for the Braves, will get the start in game one of the series.

The Braves are now 16-22 on the season, 13.5 games back of Charlotte in the International League's South Division.


Mississippi finishes its five-game set in Birmingham Tuesday night in the rubber-game of the series.

Matt Wright (1-2, 3.93) will start for the Braves, who are 14-24 on the season and are 8.5 games back of Montgomery in the Southern League's South Division.


After being rained out Monday, the Pelicans will play a doubleheader tonight in Frederick starting at 6:00 pm.

Matt Harrison (3-3, 3.38) starts for the Pelicans in game one against Keys' right-hander Kevin Hart (2-2, 2.88). Jake Stevens and Charlie Morton should see some action for Myrtle Beach in game two.

The Pelicans are 18-18 on the season, 6.5 games back of Kinston in the Carolina League's South Division.


Rome will send Beau Jones (1-0, 2.49) and Tyler Bullock (3-2, 4.78) to the hill Tuesday night as they play game two of the series in Columbus.

The Braves (26-10) remain in first place in the South Atlantic League's Southern Division, 5.5 games up on Augusta and Charleston.

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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