The Braves go for their fourth victory in a row and a sweep when they finish the series in Durham Monday afternoon at 1:00 pm. Macay McBride (1-1, 3.00) will make his fifth start (seventh game) of the year for the Braves against Andy Sonnanstine (4-2, 2.17). Richmond's lead over Durham in the International League's South Division is now at an amazing 9.5 games. The Braves return home Tuesday night to start a ten-game homestand.
It's game three of the five-game series in Birmingham for the first place Mississippi Braves. Francisley Bueno (1-2, 4.58), who had a great performance in his last start, is scheduled to pitch for the Braves, who maintain a four game lead on the Jacksonville Suns in the Southern League's South Division.
The Pelicans start a six-game road trip tonight starting at Potomac at 7:35. Moises Hernandez (4-2, 2.59) will be on the hill for Myrtle Beach, who is 16-20 on the year after losing two games in a row. The Pelicans are 4.5 games out of first place in the Carolina League's Southern Division.
The Braves have game three of the four-game series in Columbus against the Catfish. Tim Gustafson (1-2, 3.67) is scheduled to go for the Braves, who have now lost three in a row and are 10-26 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.
Minor League Thread - May 14
Atlanta Dugout Top Stories
Dustin Peterson's improvement continuesWho has likely been the player of the year in the Braves' farm system? Most likely Dustin Peterson in Mississippi.
Adonis Garcia giving Atlanta options at 3BBill Shanks has some impressive numbers on Adonis Garcia, who is giving the Braves options for third base for the future.
Braves get two prospects for CervenkaThe Braves have added two more young players with the trade of reliever Hunter Cervenka to Miami.
Braves somehow steal Matt Kemp from PadresHow in the world did the Braves get Matt Kemp for Hector Olivera?