Richmond tries to get back on the winning track tonight as they host Columbus at 7:00 at the Diamond. Brian O'Connor (7-9, 4.17) goes for the Braves against Columbus lefty Tommy Phelps. Richmond is 47-71 on the season, 23 games back of Charlotte in the International League's South Division.
Lefty Matt Harrison will pitch for the Braves tonight as they host Huntsville at 8:05 ET. Harrison is 3-2 on the season. He'll face Tim Dillard (8-7, 3.38). Trustmark Park should be buzzing again as Chipper Jones plays his last of two rehab games. The Braves have lost three in a row and are 20-28 in the second half.
The Pelicans have an important game in Salem tonight as they face the first place Avalanche. Myrtle Beach is 4.5 games back of Salem in the Carolina League's Southern Division. They'll send lefty Kelvin Villa (7-5, 3.36) to the hill against Felipe Paulino (5-7, 4.94).
Yet another lefty starting for a Braves' farm team tonight as Adam Stanley (1-6, 4.33) gets the call for Rome. The Braves (21-26) take on first place Augusta, whom they trail by 14.5 games in the Sally League's Southern Division.
Danville sends Carlos Sencion (0-2, 3.18) to the hill as they host Princeton starting at 7:00. The Braves are in first place, two games up on Burlington with a 28-22 record.
Jeff Locke (2-3, 5.25) and Neftali Feliz (0-2, 5.09) are scheduled to pitch for the GCL Braves this afternoon as they host the Phillies at Disney. The Braves are 19-23 on the season, 8.5 games behind 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 also be heard regularly on the Braves Radio Network. Email Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org.