Hodges, who missed all of last season due to surgery on his right hand, allowed two hits, walked four and struck out four in 3 2/3 innings. Buddy Hernandez (1-0) yielded one hit and fanned two in 2 1/3 innings and Steve Colyer tossed a hitless seventh. The game was called before the Braves came to bat in the eighth.
Doug Clark ripped a two-run double in the fourth to give Richmond (3-1) the lead. Two innings later, Martin Prado delivered an RBI double, while Clark and Barbaro Canizares each lifted a sacrifice fly.
Prado and Bill McCarthy both had two of the eight hits for the Braves.
Yankees starter Phil Hughes (1-1) surrendered five runs on seven hits and two walks in five-plus innings. The 20-year-old right-hander, who is considered the top prospect of the New York Yankees, threw 89 pitches and struck out one. He allowed two runs over five innings in his first start on April 6.
Bronson Sardinha went 2-for-4 for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (3-4).