Richmond continues its road trip Saturday night in Pawtucket starting at 6:05 pm. Lance Cormier (1-0, 1.80) will make his second start for the Baves, who are 26-35 on the season and 17.5 games back of Charlotte in the International League South Division.
Mississippi will try to continue its winning baseball Saturday night at Trustmark Park against the Chattanooga Lookouts starting at 8:05. Chris Waters (3-3, 3,97) will pitch for the Braves against right-hander Edddy Valdez. Jarrod Saltalamacchia will try to extend his eight-game hitting streak for the Braves; his average is now up to .225. Mississippi is now 28-33 on the season, 14 games back of Jacksonville in the Southern League's South Division.
Myrtle Beach tries to get back in the win column with a game Saturday night in Kinston starting at 7:00 pm. Luis Atilano (1-5, 6.27) will pitch for the Pelicans, who are 30-32 on the season, 12.5 games behind the Indians in the Carolina League's Southern Division.
After a tough and controversial loss to Columbus Friday, the Rome Braves will once again take on the Catfish Saturday night at 7:05. Carlos Rivas (0-0, 1.50) will make his second start of the season for the 39-22 Braves, who are now only four games up on the Augusta GreenJackets in the Sally League's Southern Division with only nine games left in the first half of the season.
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 email@example.com.