The Braves host Durham tonight at Gwinnett Stadium starting at 7:00. Todd Redmond (2-1, 2.33) goes for the Braves against Bulls pitcher Carlos Hernandez (0-2, 5.87). The Braves have won three in a row and are now 14-15 on the season. The Braves sent Jerome Gamble back down to AA Mississippi today and promoted right-hander Tony Armas to Gwinnett.
Kyle Cofield (1-1, 3..96) will go for the Braves tonight at 8:05 pm ET as they host Tennessee. Marcos Mateo (0-0, 2.35) will pitch for the Smokies. Mississippi is now 13-15 on the season.
The Pelicans are in Kinston tonight with Richard Sullivan on the mound against fellow lefty Ryan Miller. First pitch is set for 7:00 pm ET. Myrtle Beach is 9-19 on the season and has lost six games in a row.
The Braves go for their fourth win in a row tonight as they host the Lexington Legends. David Francis makes his first start of the season. He's 1-1 with a 4.19 ERA in six relief appearances this season, with five walks and 22 strikeouts in 19.1 innings. Henry Villar (0-0, 2.37) will pitch for the Legends. First pitch will be at 7:00 pm ET.
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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.
Braves get two prospects for CervenkaThe Braves have added two more young players with the trade of reliever Hunter Cervenka to Miami.