Minor League Preview - May 11

Here's tonight's schedule around the Braves' farm system.


The Richmond Braves are at Durham tonight to play the Bulls. Buddy Carlyle (4-1, 2.78) will pitch for the Braves, while Jason Hammel goes for the Bulls. The Braves have lost two in a row but are 21-9 on the season and in first place in the South Division of the International League, 6.5 games up on the Bulls.


West Tenn plays in Pearl tonight against Mississippi. Kelvin Villa (2-2, 5.74) will go for the Braves, who are 22-12 on the season. The Braves are two games up on Jacksonville in the Southern League's South Division. Carl Loadenthal will try to extend a fifteen-game hitting streak tonight. The Braves' outfielder has hit .390 (23-59) in that stretch and he also leads the Southern League with 11 stolen bases.


Frederick plays at Coastal Federal Field tonight against the Pelicans. Myrtle Beach sends right-hander James Parr (2-3, 3.51) to the mound. The Pelicans are 15-18 on the season and in last place in the Carolina League's Southern Division, 3.5 games back of Kinston.


Rome closes out the series at home tonight against Asheville. Deunte Heath (1-1, 1.85) will go for the Braves, who are 10-23 on 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. He can be heard on 680 the Fan in Atlanta, 105.5 the Fan in Macon, and the Atlanta Braves Radio Network. Email Bill at thebravesshow@email.com.

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