Minor League Schedule 4/12/11

For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Please note the start time of the Indianapolis game. Zack Von Rosenberg gets his first start today, he was ranked 9th overall by Pirates Prospects in our 2011 Prospect Guide. Lineups will be posted as soon as they are made available.

Von Rosenberg gets his first start of the season

AAA: Indianapolis (1-4) VS Toledo (1-4) 11:05am
Probable starter: Brian Burres (0-1 3.60)

Game notes: Rudy Owens made his first start of the season last night and went 7 strong innings allowing just one run while walking none and striking out five. Joe Beimel pitched one scoreless inning striking out two. Gorkys Hernandez and Alex Presley had 3 hits apiece.

AA: Altoona (2-3) @ Akron (3-2) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Bryan Morris ( 0-0 4.15)

Game notes: Aaron Pribanic went 5ip allowing 3 earned runs in his first AA start. Tim Alderson relieved him and went 2 innings allowing 3 unearned runs due to a Brock Holt error. Starling Marte went 3-5 with an outfield assist. Jeremy Farrell had 3 RBI’s and now has 7 on the season.

High-A: Bradenton (3-2) VS Jupiter (0-5) 6:00pm
Probable starter: Kyle McPherson (0-0 1.59)

Game notes: Nate Baker allowed 5 earned runs in 6 innings. Jose Ascanio on rehab made his season debut and pitched well in his first inning but struggled in his second. Jarek Cunningham and David Rubinstein each hit their first home run of the season.

Low-A: West Virginia (2-2) VS Asheville (3-2) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Zachary Von Rosenberg (1-6 3.20 last year for State College)

Game notes: Colton Cain pitched 4.2ip allowing just one unearned run while striking out five. Trent Stevenson made his debut pitching 2.1ip in relief allowing one earned run. Due to the rainouts over the weekend, Zack Von Rosenberg is the last starting pitcher to make his debut this year among guys in the opening day rotations.

Indianapolis Lineup:

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d’Arnaud-ss

Presley-lf

Marte-dh

Hague-1b

Lambo-rf

Harrison-3b

Toregas-c

Ciriaco-2b

Altoona Lineup:

Holt-2b

Marte-cf

Mercer-ss

Sanchez-dh

Durham-1b

Latimore-lf

Farrell-3b

Fryer-c

Hernandez-rf

Bradenton Lineup:

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Cunningham-2b

Chambers-cf

Snyder-dh

Baker-1b

Cabrera-c

Rubinstein-lf

E.Gonzalez-3b

B.Gonzalez-ss

West Virginia Lineup:

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Avila-3b

Curry-dh

Howard-1b

Rojas-cf

Mort-2b

Marquez-c

Vasquez-lf

* Note the change of Mel Rojas Jr dropping down in the order,flipping spots with Dan Grovatt.

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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