Minor League Preview - Monday June 5

Mississippi tried to extend a seven-game winning streak, while Myrtle Beach goes for its sixth win in a row. The Braves Show's Bill Shanks previews Monday's action around the Atlanta Braves' farm system.


Richmond starts an eight-game road trip Monday with a series against the first-place Charlotte Knights.

Lance Cormier will make his first start for Richmond. Cormier was sent down to Triple-A last week. Sean Tracey (5-2, 3.42) will pitch for the Knights, who hold a 16.5 game lead on the Braves (24-32).

The injuries keep piling up for Richmond as second baseman Martin Prado might miss a few games with a strained hamstring.


Mississippi goes for its eighth win in a row Monday night when they once again take on the Carolina Mudcats in Zebulon, North Carolina.

Paul Bush (4-3, 3.94) will pitch for the Braves against Mudcats' lefty Manu Olivera (2-1, 2.51). Jarrod Saltalamacchia will try to extend a four-game hitting streak (6-16), while Yunel Escobar will try to extend his six-game hitting streak (11-22).

The Braves are now 26-31 on the season, 11.5 games back of Jacksonville in the Southern League's South Division.


Myrtle Beach will try to extend its five-game winning streak with they play the Lynchburg Hillcats in the first-game of a series at Coastal Federal Field tonight at 7:02.

Luis Atilano (1-5, 6.18) will pitch for the Pelicans, who are back at .500 on the season at 28-28, eleven games back of Kinston in the Carolina League's Southern Division.


Rome is back home to start a five-game series against the Augusta Greenjackets. The Braves are 37-18 on the season, six-games ahead of second-place Augusta.

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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