Minor League Preview - Wednesday July 12

Phil Stockman
The Braves Show Publisher
Posted Jul 12, 2006


Rome will have yet another Atlanta Brave on the roster tonight as reliever Phil Stockman makes a rehab appearance at State Mutual Stadium. The Braves Show's Bill Shanks looks at the entire minor league schedule for Wednesday.

RICHMOND


Richmond is off today. They start an eight-game road trip Thursday in Syracuse. Daniel Curtis should get the start for the Braves, who are 34-55 on the season and 24 games back of Charlotte in the International League's South Division.


MISSISSIPPI


After the three-day All Star Break, Mississippi plays tonight in Huntsville with Francisely Bueno on the hill. The lefty is 1-2 this season with a 2.86 ERA. He'll face Steve Hammond (1-1, 1.06) tonight starting a 8:05 ET. The Braves are 6-14 in the second half.


MYRTLE BEACH


Myrtle Beach takes on Winston-Salem tonight at Coastal Federal Field. Right-hander Luis Atilano, who is 3-3 with a 2.74 ERA in his last eight starts, will get the call for Myrtle Beach. The Pelicans are in first place in the Carolina League's Southern Division with a 11-6 record.


ROME


Rome will have yet another rehab pitcher making an appearance tonight, the fifth time an Atlanta Brave has played for the Rome team. Phil Stockman, on the Atlanta DL with a hamstring injury, will pitch for Rome. Dustin Evans, who was fantastic in his Rome debut last week, will also pitch for the Braves, who are 8-11 on the season and 8 full games back of the red hot Augusta Greenjackets.


DANVILLE


Jamie Richmond, who has been outstanding this season with a 3-0 record and a 1.27 ERA, will start for Danville tonight when they host Bluefield at 7:00 pm. The Braves are 11-9 on the season, five games back of Pulaski in the Appy League's East Division.


GCL BRAVES


The GCL Braves are off today. They are 8-10 so far this season.


Bill Shanks is the author of Scout's Honor: The Bravest Way To Build A Winning Team, a look inside the Bravesā€˜ traditional scouting and player development philosophies. He can also be heard regularly on the Braves Radio Network. Email Bill at thebravesshow@email.com.



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