Minor League Schedule: 4/13/11

For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. The three prospects who started yesterday, Bryan Morris, Zachary Von Rosenberg and Kyle McPherson combined for just one earned run allowed in 15 innings pitched with 17 strikeouts. Lineups will be posted as soon as they are made available. Please take note of the early Altoona start time and that Jeff Locke will be on the mound for them trying to follow up on his nice start last friday(4.2ip 0 ER 4 K).

Jeff Locke will be starting for the Curve in their late morning game today

AAA: Indianapolis (1-5) VS Toledo (2-4) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Sean Gallagher (0-1 6.75)

Game notes: Brian Burres took the loss yesterday going 5.2ip allowing 3 earned runs. Tony Watson pitched 1.1ip with no runs and Joe Beimel pitched one scoreless inning. Top prospect Andrew Lambo is off to a 1-20 (.050) start.

AA: Altoona (3-3) @ Akron (3-3) 10:35am
Probable starter: Jeff Locke ( 0-1 0.00)

Game notes: Bryan Morris pitched 6 solid scoreless innings giving up 4 hits and one walk while striking out three and getting 10 groundball outs. Michael Dubee struck out the side in his only IP. Eric Fryer had 3 hits. Jeremy Farrell went 2-3,double and a HBP. Starling Marte threw out a runner at home to end the 1st inning.

High-A: Bradenton (4-2) VS Jupiter (0-6) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Matt McSwain (1-0 0.00)

Game notes: Bradenton scored a season high 16 runs last night. Aaaron Baker drove in four runs and hit his 1st homer of the season. Jarek Cunningham hit his 2nd homer and doubled.Porfirio Lopez made his debut in the states after pitching three years in the DSL and got the win in relief. Kyle McPherson went 4ip no earned runs with 5 K’s lowering his ERA to 0.93

Low-A: West Virginia (3-2) VS Asheville (3-3) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Brandon Cumpton (0-1 15.75)

Game notes: Zack Von Rosenberg was the last starting pitcher to make his debut this year among guys in the opening day rotations and he went 5ip with 1 earned run on a HR and 9 strikeouts. Brooks Pounders made his debut as well and went 2ip with 1 earned and 4 K’s. Justin Howard homered,drove in four runs and Matt Curry had 2 triples and a double.

Altoona Lineup:(from game played earlier today)

Holt-2b

Marte-cf

Mercer-ss

Sanchez-c

Durham-1b

Watts-dh

Farrell-3b

Ford-lf

Chalk-rf

Indianapolis Lineup: (pitcher bats when two NL teams play each other)

Wimberly-cf

d’Arnaud-2b

Presley-lf

Hague-3b

Marte-1b

Lambo-rf

Ciriaco-ss

Brown-c

Gallagher-p

Bradenton Lineup:

Grossman-rf

Rubinstein-lf

Chambers-cf

Baker-1b

Anderson-dh

Cabrera-c

Santos-2b

Brown-3b

B.Gonzalez-ss

West Virginia Lineup:

Ngoepe-ss

Grovatt-cf

Avila-3b

Curry-1b

Diaz-dh

Howard-rf

Noris-lf

Emsley-Pai-c

Mort-2b

John Dreker

Author: 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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  • Anonymous

    Time great job so far this year, think the website is coming along nicely despite the small blips with server. I know its probably too early to tell but I was wondering if you’ve heard any body talk about the projectable young pitchers and their velocities so far. Maybe down the road a couple months if that would be a small article your considering. Also wondering if you’ll be having a piece on Gerrit Cole anytime soon, hearing some people talk its easy to get excited about the possibility of drafting him. Thanks Tim!

    • http://www.piratesprospects.com Tim Williams

      I just want to point out that John Dreker handles the minor league schedules, and does a great job keeping them updated. Great new feature for the site this year.

      As for the article on the projectable pitchers, that’s something I’m working on for tomorrow. I’ve talked to a few people about this topic over the last few days, and figured now would be a good time to write about it.