Minor League Preview - June 30

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


Lance Cormier gets another rehab start for Richmond Saturday as the Braves play the first game of a quick two-game set in Indianapolis. Cormier will face Bryan Bullington.

Richmond has lost two in a row and is 45-34 on the season, 4.5 games up on the Durham Bulls in the International League's South Division.


After losing two in a row to finish out the series against Montgomery, the Braves hit the road to Kodak, Tennessee Saturday to start a series against the Tennessee Smokies. Right-hander James Parr (2-0, 3.27) goes for the Braves against Cubs' prospect Kevin Hart (5-5, 4.71).

The Braves are five games out of first place so far in the second half with a 5-7 record.


The Pelicans swept a three-game series against Potomac and now move on to Frederick to start a three-game set against the Keys starting tonight at 7:00 pm. Right-hander Carlos Sencion (0-1, 4.40) pitches for Myrtle Beach against right-hander Chorye Spoone (5-5, 3.58).

With the three-game winning streak the Pelicans are in first place in the Carolina League's Southern Division with a 6-3 record.


The Rome Braves had hoped to start off the second half much better than the first half, but they've now lost six in a row and are 1-7 in the Sally League's Southern Division.

Rome starts a seven-game road trip tonight in Charleston. Deunte Heath (2-3, 2.12) and Kyle Cofield (3-5, 4.14) will pitch tonight for the Braves.


Danville has won two in a row and play the final game of a short two-game set in Greeneville tonight at 6:00 pm. Neftali Feliz is scheduled to get the start for the Braves, who are 6-3 on the season and tied for first place in the Appalachian League's East Division.


Santos Rodriguez and Eligio Lagua should pitch today for the GCL Braves when they host the GCL Indians at Disney's Wide World of Sports. The Braves are 2-8 on the young 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 thebravesshow@email.com.

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