Hi, I’m Jay.Â As Mac said, I’ll be covering the Braves farm system here at Braves.net for theÂ many of you interestedÂ in the guys who are the future of the organization.Â I plan onÂ writingÂ some organizational roundups, game coverage, player analysis, and other minor league content for Braves Journal.Â
To begin at the beginning, here are some notes on Richmond’s 5-2 loss to Durham this afternoon.Â
The Braves continue to gentlyÂ stretch Chuck James, who went 3 inningsÂ (45 pitches)Â today.Â That’s up from 2 innings (28 pitches) last time out.Â He struck out 3 but gave up two runs on a mammoth homerun over Durham’s Blue Monster.Â
Kelly Johnson continues his good approach at the plate, going 2 for 3 with 2 walks.Â His 5th inning double was off the center field wall at the 400 foot mark.Â He did misplay a shallow Nick Green fly ball that he lost in the sun.Â It fell for a double, but he was lucky not to get beaned.
Kevin Barry took the loss despite pitching fairly well.Â HeÂ gave up 3 runs, though only 1 was earned (the others were courtesy of a Tony Pena error), and he struck out 7.Â
And last, Jon Schuerholz went 0 for 3, butÂ actually raised hisÂ season OBP (.200) when he got hit by a pitch in the 4th.