The Richmond Braves are in dire need of a victory. They have lost six in a row and have dropped out of first place, as the Durham Bulls have won six in a row and now lead Richmond by two games. The Braves have been outscored 47-7 in the six losses. They start a four-game series at home tonight against Syracuse. The first pitch is at 7:00. Damian Moss will go for the Braves, who are 24-25 on the season. David Purcey pitches for Syracuse.
After a day off Sunday the Mississippi Braves return home to start a five-game series against West Tennessee. Dan Smith (1-6, 5.77) will throw the first pitch at 8:05 pm ET. The Braves have lost two games in a row. They are 19-31 on the season and are ten games back of Birmingham in the Southern League's South Division.
The Pelicans go for their fifth win in a row this afternoon at 5:00 when they start a four-game series in Winston-Salem. Ryne Reynoso (3-3, 3.80) goes for Myrtle Beach. The Pelicans are 30-19 on the season, 7.5 games up on the Warthogs in the Carolina League's Southern Division.
Left-hander Chad Rodgers (1-6, 3.47) tries to get Rome a five-game winning streak tonight as the Braves play game three of a four-game series in Hickory. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 pm. The Braves are now 17-32 on the season, 16 games back of Asheville in the Sally League's Southern 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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