Minor League Schedule: 4/18/11

Morris makes his third start of the season for Altoona tonight.

For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Also check out our weekly Prospect Trends article posted here. Altoona at 5-5 is in a four way tie for first place in the Western division of the Eastern League. Yesterday’s four starting pitchers (Brian Burres, Aaron Pribanic, Kyle McPherson and Colton Cain) combined for 26 innings pitched with just two earned runs allowed, both by McPherson. Lineups for today will be posted as soon as they are made available.

AAA: Indianapolis (2-9) VS Louisville (9-2) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Sean Gallagher (0-2 8.00)

Game notes: Brian Burres pitched 7 scoreless innings allowing just 4 hits while striking out 8 during yesterday’s 13 inning loss. Andrew Lambo went 3-6 with a double and an RBI. Dusty Brown drove in 2 runs and has 7 total RBI’s on the year.

AA: Altoona (5-5) VS Harrisburg (4-6) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Bryan Morris ( 1-0 1.74)

Game notes: Aaron Pribanic gave up just 1 unearned run in 6 innings during yesterday’s 5-1 win. Brock Holt went 2-4 yesterday and is now hitting .308 while Tony Sanchez went 2-3 with 2 RBI’s and raised his average to .290.

High-A: Bradenton (5-6) VS Jupiter (4-7) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Matt McSwain (1-1 3.00)

Game notes: Kyle McPherson pitched 7 strong innings allowing 2 runs while striking out 8 with no walks. He now has a 1.62 ERA after three starts. Calvin Anderson hit his second homer of the year. Robbie Grossman went 2-6 and is now hitting .302.

Low-A: West Virginia (5-5) @ Augusta (3-8) 2:05pm
Probable starter: Zack Von Rosenberg (1-0 1.80)

Game notes: Colton Cain pitched 6 scoreless innings allowing just 1 hit and striking out five. He now has thrown 10.2 scoreless innings on the year. Mel Rojas Jr went 3-5 with a run scored. Daniel Grovatt went 1-2 with 2 walks and a stolen base. He is now hitting .333 on the year.

Indianapolis Lineup:










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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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  • Anonymous

    2 interesting games, Morris pitching for Altoona and Von Rosenburg for West Virginia.
    Can’t figure out why Morris is pitching for Altoona today and Gallagher is pitching for the Indy. Gallagher has no more chance than the man in the moon of ever being a starting pitcher for the Bucs and Morris is good enough to be in AAA. I would like to hear the reasoning why?

    • Anonymous

      i think its more of an instance where if they need a spot start or an injury replacement they dont want to have to use a legit prospect when they may not be ready. Thats why Burres and Gallagher are in the Indy rotation. Plus Morris didnt have a full season at AA no harm in giving him a few starts until Lincoln and Owens move up

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