Minor League Preview - June 17

Here's a look at today's schedule around the Braves' farm system.


Richmond plays a doubleheader with Charlotte this afternoon at 1:00 pm at the Diamond. Brian Lawrence pitches in game one. He's 0-0 with a 4.26 ERA after one start for the Braves. Lance Broadway (6-4, 3.13) goes for the Knights. The Braves have called up James Parr (4-4, 4.63) from Mississippi and he'll start game two against Clayton Richard (1-0, 2.57). Richmond has won three in a row and are 37-34, a half game behind Durham in the International League's South Division.


The Braves open up a series in Montgomery tonight at 8:05 pm ET. They are 29-41 on the season, 11 games out of first place.


The Pelicans open up the second half of the season tonight in Salem. Myrtle Beach won the first half division title with a 45-25 record.


Rome continues their midseason break with a day off Tuesday. They start the second half Thursday when they host Savannah. Rome was 22-47 in the first half of the season.


The Braves open the 2008 season tonight in Burlington. Randall Delgado gets the start for Danville, who will open up their home schedule Wednesday night with Julio Teheran on the mound.


The GCL season starts on Thursday for the Braves when they host the Tigers.

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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