The Braves start a series at home against Scranton-Wilkes Barre tonight at 7:05 at the Diamond. Chuck James is expected to make his second start since coming off the disabled list. He'll face Daniel McCutchen. Richmond is now 32-31, a game and a half behind Durham in the International League's South Division.
The Braves are off today. They have lost three in a row and are now 26-39 on the season, 12 games out of first place. Mississippi starts a five-game series against Tennessee Wednesday night at Trustmark Park in Pearl.
The Pelicans host Lynchburg in game two of the series at BB&T Coastal Field tonight at 7:05. Right-hander Kyle Cofield (3-4, 2.56) will pitch for Myrtle Beach against Hillcats' lefty Brian Holliday (1-5, 6.12). The Pelicans (41-23) have lost three in a row, but it really doesn't matter as they have already clinched the first half Southern Division title in the Carolina League.
The Braves have game two of the set against Charleston tonight at State Mutual Stadium. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:00. Eric Barrett, who has allowed 28 earned runs in his last six games (13.26 ERA), will start for the Braves. Rome is 21-42 on the season, 22.5 games out of first place.
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 email@example.com.
Minor League Preview - June 10
Atlanta Dugout Top Stories
Dustin Peterson's improvement continuesWho has likely been the player of the year in the Braves' farm system? Most likely Dustin Peterson in Mississippi.
Adonis Garcia giving Atlanta options at 3BBill Shanks has some impressive numbers on Adonis Garcia, who is giving the Braves options for third base for the future.
New Review: Gwinnett BravesDoes having your Triple A affiliate in close proximity reinforce the team brand and help attendance, or will the parent club cannibalize ticket sales and hurt attendance figures?…
Stadium JourneyWednesday at 5:56 AM
Braves get two prospects for CervenkaThe Braves have added two more young players with the trade of reliever Hunter Cervenka to Miami.