Minor League Preview - July 3

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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