The Braves play game two of their four-game series in Durham late this afternoon starting at 5:00 pm. Trey Hodges will go for Richmond against Bulls' lefty J.P. Howell. The Braves are now 22-9 on the season and 7.5 games up on the Bulls in the International League's South Division.
Mississippi hits the road to start a five-game series in Birmingham tonight starting at 8:05 pm ET. Lefty Matt Harrison (4-1, 3.35) goes for the Braves against right-hander Kris Honel (1-1, 4.18). The Braves are in first place with a 23-12 record, three games up on Jacksonville in the Southern League's South Division.
The Pelicans try for their second win in a row tonight when they host Frederick starting at 7:05. James Parr (2-3, 3.51) will pitch for the Pelicans against Chorye Spoone (3-2, 3.51). Myrtle Beach is now 16-18 on the season, 3.5 games back of Kinston in the Carolina League's Southern Division.
Rome heads south to start an eight-game road trip. The first four games are in Columbus against the Catfish. Jamie Richmond (1-2, 3.49) gets the start for the Braves, who are 10-24 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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