Minor League Preview - July 3

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

RICHMOND

Kevin Barry (3-3, 3.68) will pitch for the Braves tonight as they close out the two-game series in Columbus.

Richmond remains in first place with a 46-36 record, 3.5 games up on the Durham Bulls in the International League's South Division.


MISSISSIPPI

The Braves wrap up the series in Tennessee tonight at Smokies' Park starting at 7:15 pm ET. Lefty Francisley Bueno (2-4, 3.39) will go for the Braves against fellow southpaw Paul Schappert (3-3, 5.40).

Mississippi is now 5-10 in the second half, six games back of Jacksonville in the Southern League's South Division.


MYRTLE BEACH

After a tough loss Monday night in Frederick, the Pelicans move on to Potomac tonight to play the Nationals. Right-hander Jairo Cuevas (4-8, 4.32 ERA) will go for Myrtle Beach against Potomac southpaw Jack Spradlin (2-5, 4.83). Cuevas was outstanding in the month of June: 5 starts, 4-0 record, 1.41 ERA, 22 hits in 32 innings, 5 earned runs, 10 walks, and 34 strikeouts.

With a two-game losing streak the Pelicans (7-5) have slipped into second place, a game back of the Kinston Indians.


ROME

The Braves won their second game in a row Monday with a 5-2 victory over Charleston. They will finish out the series against the RiverDogs tonight at 6:05 pm ET at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park. Right-hander Jeff Lyman (3-8, 4.45 ERA) will go for the Braves against Charleston ace Grant Duff (10-5, 3.63).

Rome is 3-8 in the second half, 4.5 games back of Asheville in the Sally League's Southern Division.


DANVILLE

The Braves host Kingsport tonight at 7:00 pm. Tommy Palica (1-0, 0.00) and Chad Rodgers (0-0, 2.25) will pitch for the Braves.

Danville has lost two in a row and is now 7-5, a game back of Princeton in the Appalachian League's East Division.


GCL BRAVES

The Braves host the GCL Blue Jays this afternoon at noon at Disney's Wide World of Sports. The Braves are 2-10 on the season, 6.5 games back of the GCL Indians in the North 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 and 105.5 the Fan in Macon. Email Bill at thebravesshow@email.com.



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