The Braves are at Durham's Athletic Park for game three of the four-game series with the Bulls. Atlanta starter Mark Redman will get a rehab start for Richmond today when the game begins at 5:00 pm. Right-handed pitcher Jeff Niemann (3-1, 3.47) will go for Durham. With two wins in a row Richmond is now at 23-9 on the season, 8.5 games up on Durham in the International League's South Division.
The Braves continue the series in Birmingham Sunday starting at 3:05 pm ET. Jo Jo Reyes (3-1, 3.38) will go for the Braves and face Barons' right-hander Adam Russell (3-2, 2.29). Mississippi has the same record as its parent club: 24-12. The Braves are 3.5 games up on Jacksonville in the Southern League's South Division.
The Pelicans take on Frederick this afternoon at 3:05 at Coastal Federal Field. Jairo Cuevas (0-5, 4.20) goes for his first win of the season. Myrtle Beach is four games out of first place in the Carolina League's Southern Division with a record of 16 wins and 19 losses.
It's game two of the four-game series for Rome in Columbus, taking on the Catfish at Golden Park starting at 2:00 pm ET. The Braves will send right-hander Jeff Lyman to the mound to try and stop a two-game losing streak. Lyman is 0-5 on the season with a 4.68 ERA, but he's pitched well in his last three games (three earned runs allowed in his last 16.1 innings pitched). The Braves are 10-25 on the season, 16.5 games back of Augusta in the South Atlantic League's Southern Division.
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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