Minor League Schedule 4/19/11

For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Top prospects Justin Wilson and Jeff Locke both get the start today while Quinton Miller and Brandon Cumpton look to lower their ERA’s which are both over 15.00 early on in the season. Lineups for today’s games will be posted as soon as they are made available.

Wilson has a 4.50 ERA after two starts

AAA: Indianapolis (3-9) VS Toledo (4-8) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Justin Wilson (0-1 4.50)

Game notes: Pedro Ciriaco went 3-4 with a homer and 3 RBI’s after getting just 2 hits his first 11 games. Andrew Lambo went 2-5 with an RBI double and Matt Hague went 2-4 with 2 doubles. He is now hitting .319.

AA: Altoona (5-6) VS Harrisburg (5-6) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Jeff Locke (0-2 1.93)

Game notes: Starling Marte went 2-4 with his 4th stolen base and he is now hitting .366 on the year. Bryan Morris pitched just 4 innings, giving up 3 runs, all in the 4th inning. Tim Alderson pitched 2 solid scoreless innings following Morris.

High-A: Bradenton (6-6) VS Jupiter (3-9) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Quinton Miller (1-1 15.95)

Game notes: Jeff Inman pitched 3 scoreless innings before allowing 2 runs in the 4th inning in his first start of the year. Jarek Cunningham hit 2 homers and drove in 5 runs. Elevys Gonzalez went 4-5 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI’s. David Rubinstein went 3-4 with a homer and is hitting .429.

Low-A: West Virginia (6-5) @ Kannapolis (7-4) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Brandon Cumpton (0-2 15.75)

Game notes: Zachary Von Rosenberg went 5 innings giving up 5 earned runs and striking out five with no walks. Trent Stevenson, Brooks Pounders and Casey Sadler combined for 4 scoreless innings. Mel Rojas Jr went 2-5 and is now has 10 hits in his last 28 at bats. Matt Curry went 3-5 with a double and triple and is now hitting .395.

Indianapolis Lineup:

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Hague-1b

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Marte-dh

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Harrison-3b

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Altoona was rained out and will be made up as part of a doubleheader on June 18th.

Bradenton Lineup:

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Cunningham-2b

Chambers-cf

Baker-1b

Rubinstein-lf

Anderson-dh

Cabrera-c

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Brown-3b

West Virginia Lineup:

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Curry-1b

Avila-3b

Howard-dh

Noris-lf

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Mort-2b

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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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