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.
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 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 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.
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