Minor League Schedule: 4/14/11

Thompson makes his second start for Altoona today.

For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Lineups will be posted as soon as they are made available.  Top prospects Justin Wilson and Quinton Miller both get their second start of the season and they are coming off much different results as you can tell by their ERA. 2009 draft pick Zac Fuesser gets his first start of the season for West Virginia. The 20 year old lefty was 0-4 3.64 in 10 starts and 5 relief appearances for State College last year.

AAA: Indianapolis (1-6) VS Louisville (3-4) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Justin Wilson (0-0 3.00)

Game notes: Andrew Lambo had 3 hits last night after coming into the game with just 1 hit in his first 20 AB’s. Alex Presley was 2-5 and is hitting .483, 3rd highest BA in the IL.

AA: Altoona (3-4) VS Richmond (4-3) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Aaron Thompson ( 1-0 1.50)

Game notes: Jeff Locke took the loss during yesterday’s morning game. He pitched 4.2ip giving up 2 ER and striking out 6. Brock Holt had 3 hits and Jeremy Farrell went 2-3 with a walk and is now batting .423 with 8 RBI’s.

High-A: Bradenton (4-3) VS Ft Myers (4-3) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Quinton Miller (0-1 27.00)

Game notes: Miller lasted just 3.1ip in his first start allowing 10 runs. Robbie Grossman, Ramon Cabrera and Adalberto Santos all had 3 hits in the 9-2 loss last night.

Low-A: West Virginia (3-3) VS Asheville (4-3) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Zac Fuesser (0-0 0.00)

Game notes: Due to the rainouts and subsequent doubleheader last week ,Fuesser gets the start today so the rest of the rotation can go on normal rest starting Friday. Gift Ngoepe hit his first homer. Matt Curry had 2 hits and is now batting .556 on the season

Indianapolis Lineup:

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Altoona Lineup:

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Bradenton Lineup:

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West Virginia Lineup:

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Jose Ascanio is starting the game for Bradenton, he is there on rehab and will pitch 1-2 innings before likely giving way to the scheduled starter,Quinton Miller

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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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