The Braves will try to snap a two-game losing streak tonight in Pawtucket. Lance Cormier will get a rehab start for Richmond against Jon Lester, the young Red Sox star coming back from cancer. The Braves are now 37-27 on the season, 5.5 games up on the Durham Bulls in the International League's South Division.
James Parr (0-0, 4.00 in AA - 3-4, 3.43 ERA overall in 11 starts) will try to end the Braves' five-game losing streak tonight as the Braves host Misissippi in game two of a five-game series. First pitch is slated for 8:05 ET. This will be the third night in a row the Braves have had a shot at clinching the South Division. They are 40-27 on the season and now only two games up on the Jacksonville Suns.
Moises Hernandez (9-2, 3.09) is back with the Pelicans and gets the start tonight at Coastal Federal Field against Kinston. Myrtle Beach has lost three in a row and is now 28-38 on the season, 16 games back in the Carolina League's Southern Division.
Rome has game two of its series in Savannah tonight at Grayson Stadium. Tim Gustafson (2-5, 5.09) will try to get back on track for the Braves, who have changed many of Gus's mechanics this season. Josh Stinson (2-7, 4.92) pitches for the Sand Gnats. Rome is 26-41 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 and 105.5 the Fan in Macon. Email Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minor League Preview - June 15
Atlanta Dugout Top Stories
Atlanta Braves Select Kyle WrightVanderbilt starting pitcher Kyle Wright was wildly considered a high draft pick headed into the 2017 MLB Draft and that was exactly the case as the 1st team All-SEC selection went…
Braves Acquire Matt AdamsMatt Adams heads to Atlanta, as the Braves acquire a first baseman.
Storylines: Freeman has broken wristFreddie Freeman will miss about 10 weeks after being struck on the left wrist in Atlanta's game against Toronto on Wednesday. A closer look into that, along with other storylines…
Indians Baseball Insider05/18/2017
Pillar Suspended for Two GamesJays outfielder Kevin Pillar has been suspended two games for using a homophobic slur towards Braves pitcher Jason Motte