By CHRIS HOBBS
The Mississippi Braves have indicated the next start for former Bandys High left-hander Hayden Deal will come on Sunday.
Deal (1-2, 3.97 ERA) pitched four innings on Tuesday night in the Braves’ win over Biloxi, Miss., and he is scheduled to make his seventh start of the year when Mississippi closes a series at Biloxi.
Game time on Sunday is 2:05 p.m.
Deal has 22 strikeouts in 26 2/3 innings this season, his first in Double-A.
He has now pitched in 70 pro games since being signed as a free agent by the Atlanta Braves. He has 233 strikeouts in 255 1/3 innings pitched.
Deal’s eighth start of the year will depend on whether the Braves use a five or six-man rotation.
CURRENT DOUBLE-A SOUTH STANDINGS: https://www.milb.com/standings
HAYDEN DEAL’S PRO CAREER STATS: https://www.baseballamerica.com/players/97015/hayden-deal/
OPENING DAY ROSTER: https://img.mlbstatic.com/milb-images/image/upload/milb/grt68kumu6hm1gydrvmg.pdf
MISSISSIPPI BRAVES SCHEDULE: https://www.milb.com/mississippi/schedule/2021-05