Minor League Preview - May 14

Here's Wednesday's schedule for the Braves' minor league system.


Left-hander Francisley Bueno (1-1, 4.00) will get the ball for the Braves this afternoon as they continue the series in Indianapolis. Game time is 2:00 pm. Jason Davis (2-3, 4.13) will pitch for the Indians. Richmond is now 21-17 on the season, four games up on Durham in the International League's South Division.


The Braves (14-25) play the final game of the series against the Biscuits this afternoon at Noon ET when they send Jerome Gamble to the mound in his first start of the season. The 28-year-old right-hander is 0-1 on the season in 12 relief appearances. He's allowed 17 hits in 19.2 innings, with nine walks, and 10 strikeouts. Wade Townsend (1-2, 5.68) will go for the Biscuits.


It's six in a row now for the Pelicans. They'll go for number seven tonight at 7:05 when they play in Potomac. Right-hander Ryne Reynoso (3-1, 3.44) pitches for Myrtle Beach. In Reynoso's last five starts he's allowed only five earned runs in 27 innings pitched (1.67 ERA). He's also walked only four and struck out 21 in that span. Lefty Ross Detwiler (2-2, 4.45), one of the Nationals' top prospects, will go for Potomac. The Pelicans are now 25-13 on the season, 6.5 games on top of Winston-Salem in the Carolina League's Southern Division.


It's a morning game for the Braves and the Augusta Green Jackets, with the first pitch scheduled for 10:30 at State Mutual Stadium. Lefty Eric Barrett gets the call for Rome. He's 1-3 on the season with a 2.31 on the season in seven games, with 18 walks and 34 strikeouts in 35 innings pitched. Barrett battled control trouble in his last games, as he had five walks in 3.1 innings. The Braves are 13-25 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 thebravesshow@email.com.

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