Minor League Preview - Friday May 19

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


RICHMOND

Richmond will have Chuck James on the mound tonight as they wrap up their four-game series against the Columbus Clippers.

James will pitch at least two innings. He pitched a scoreless inning on Wednesday in Columbus with the Rome Braves. The organization plans to stretch James out so he might be an option for the Atlanta rotation in a few weeks.

Richmond has won two in a row and five of its last seven games to move to 18-23 on the season, 13.5 games back of Charlotte in the International League's South Division.

MISSISSIPPI

The Mississippi Braves are really struggling, and they'll try to snap a two-game losing streak tonight in Jacksonville against the Suns.

Lefty Chris Waters, 2-2 on the season with a 3.56 ERA, will pitch against Suns' starter Heath Totten (3-2, 3.35). First pitch is at 7:05 pm.

The Braves have lost four of their last five games and are now 15-26 on the season, ten full games back of Montgomery in the Southern League's South Division.

MYRTLE BEACH

Myrtle Beach tries to snap a three-game losing streak tonight as they play game two of their series with the Wilmington Blue Rocks.

Right-hander James Parr, 2-2 on the season with a 3.74 ERA, gets the start for the Pelicans against lefty Mario Pena.

The Pelicans are now 19-21 and eight and a half games back in the Carolina League's Southern Division.

ROME

Rome goes for its seventh win in a row tonight as they start a series in Charleston against the Riverdogs.

Jeff Lyman, 2-0 on the season with a 2.73 ERA in seven games, will get the start for the Braves tonight.

The Braves are 29-10 on the season, 6.5 games up on Charleston 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 at the Braves' traditional front office philosophies. Email Bill at thebravesshow@email.com.

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