- The Mississippi Braves will host the 2007 Southern League All-Star Game. Ominous headline: “Southern League’s Best to Visit Mississippi.”
- Dustin Evans, one of the Braves’ 3 second-round picks in this year’s draft, was called up Rome for an emergency start on the 6th. In front of a hometown crowd Evans went 6 scoreless innings–allowing just 3 hits and striking out 3.
- The Rome Braves are also benefiting from the arrival of Lee Hyde (4th round pick) who has assumed the closer’s role with a save in his first appearance.
- Congratulations to Chase Fontaine, who was named Appalachian League player of the week. Fontaine’s line for last week: .423, 2HR, 9R, 7RBI
- “The Long Road Back” – Joey Devine will make his first start for Myrtle Beach on Friday against Winston-Salem.
- John Sickles has a Braves mid-season prospect report up over at minorleagueball.com.