Hi, I’m Jay.  As Mac said, I’ll be covering the Braves farm system here at Braves.net for the many of you interested in the guys who are the future of the organization.  I plan on writing some organizational roundups, game coverage, player analysis, and other minor league content for Braves Journal. 

To begin at the beginning, here are some notes on Richmond’s 5-2 loss to Durham this afternoon. 

The Braves continue to gently stretch Chuck James, who went 3 innings (45 pitches) today.  That’s up from 2 innings (28 pitches) last time out.  He struck out 3 but gave up two runs on a mammoth homerun over Durham’s Blue Monster. 

Kelly Johnson continues his good approach at the plate, going 2 for 3 with 2 walks.  His 5th inning double was off the center field wall at the 400 foot mark.  He did misplay a shallow Nick Green fly ball that he lost in the sun.  It fell for a double, but he was lucky not to get beaned.

Kevin Barry took the loss despite pitching fairly well.  He gave up 3 runs, though only 1 was earned (the others were courtesy of a Tony Pena error), and he struck out 7. 

And last, Jon Schuerholz went 0 for 3, but actually raised his season OBP (.200) when he got hit by a pitch in the 4th.