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Wednesday's Minor League Schedule
The red hot Richmond Braves will send their hottest pitcher to the mound tonight in Indianapolis as they go for their fifth win in a row. Kevin Barry, who has been exceptional in his last three starts, will pitch for Richmond against Indians lefty Mike Connolly. The Braves are now 49-82 on the season.
The Braves will go for their third in a row tonight when they host West Tennessee. Right-hander Sean White (2-4, 4.15 ERA) will go for the Braves against West Tennessee righty Ricky Nolasco (11-3, 3.26). Mississippi is now 27-30 in the second half of the season, nine games back of Birmingham in the South Division of the Southern League.
The Pelicans continue their series in Wilmington tonight with right-hander Ricardo Rodriguez (3-8,5.40) going against left-hander Tommy Hottovy (3-11,5.54). Myrtle Beach is 23-32 on the season, 6.5 games back of Salem in the Carolina League's Southern Division.
The Braves are off today and then open a four-game series with second-place Augusta at State Mutual Stadium Thursday. Chris Vines should be in line to start tomorrow for the Braves, who are 29-28 in the second half, 5.5 games back of Kannapolis in the Sally League's Southern Division.
Danville lost a tough 15-inning game last night and will try to bounce back against Kingsport tonight at 7:00. Jairo Cuevas will twirl for the first place Braves, who are 41-19 on the season, 8.5 games up on Princeton in the East Division of the Appy League.
The real baby Braves will try to break a four-game losing streak this afternoon when they host the Phillies. Sergio Valenzuela could see action for the Braves, who are 24-28 on the season, 7.5 games back of the GCL Yankees.
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