Minor League Schedule 4/16/11

Pribanic gets the start for the Curve tonight

For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Indianapolis at 1-8 is in last place in the International League although the one win came during Rudy Owens only start and he’s on the mound during today’s early afternoon game. Louisville is the first place team in the IL with their 8-1 record. Lineups will be posted as soon as they are made available.

AAA: Indianapolis (1-8) VS Louisville (8-1) 2:05pm
Probable starter: Rudy Owens (1-0 1.29)

Game notes: Brad Lincoln allowed 3 ER in 5 IP while striking out 6. All the runs he allowed came in the 4th inning and were the only runs of the game. Josh Harrison went 2-4 with 2 steals and is now hitting .320 on the year. Johnny Cueto(rehab) will be the opposing pitcher in today’s game.

AA: Altoona (4-5) VS Richmond (5-4) 6:00pm
Probable starter: Aaron Pribanic ( 0-0 4.50)

Game notes: Tony Sanchez went 2-4 with a stolen base and is now batting .250 on the season. Tim Alderson pitched 2 innings giving up 2 runs but retired the last 6 batters he faced. Brian Leach pitched 2 hitless innings but allowed a run on 2 walks and 2 wild pitches.

High-A: Bradenton (5-4) VS Ft Myers (5-4) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Nate Baker (1-0 7.50)

Game notes: Brett Lorin took the loss last night allowing 5 runs on 4 innings but gave up no walks and struck out 5. Jarek Cunningham(0-4) returned to the lineup for the first time after leaving Tuesday nights game early following a hit by pitch. Elvys Gonzalez went 1-2,with a double and a walk and is now batting .350

Low-A: West Virginia (3-5) @ Augusta (3-6) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Tyler Waldron (1-0 1.80)

Game notes: Mel Rojas Jr went 3-5,stolen base and drove in his 1st RBI on the season. Zack Dodson pitched 4 innings allowing 2 ER and striking out three. Brooks Pounders gave up no ER in 3 IP and struck out four. Gift Ngoepe went 2-3 with a walk.

Indianapolis Lineup: (d’Arnaud first day off,Gorkys back in CF and leadoff)

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Altoona Lineup:

Rained out to be made up August 23rd as part of a doubleheader

Bradenton Lineup:

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West Virginia Lineup:

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Cunningham-2b

Chambers–cf

Baker-1b

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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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