Minor League Schedule 4/20/11

For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Two games from last night were rained out (Altoona and Indianapolis) and the make up dates are listed below. Please take note of the early morning game times of three of the four teams today, only Bradenton plays at night. Lineups for today’s games will be posted as soon as they are made available.

Locke gets his third start of the year today

AAA: Indianapolis (3-9) VS Toldeo (4-8) 10:30am
Probable starter: Justin Wilson (0-1 4.50)

Game notes: Yesterday’s game was rained out and it will be made up as part of a doubleheader Thursday, April 21st. Yesterday’s schedule starter, Justin Wilson, will be pushed back to today.

AA: Altoona (5-6) VS Harrisburg (5-6) 10:30am
Probable starter: Jeff Locke (0-2 1.93)

Game notes: Yesterday’s game was rained out and will be made up as part of a doubleheader on June 18th. Yesterday’s schedule starter, Jeff Locke, will have his start pushed back to today.

High-A: Bradenton (6-7) VS Ft Myers (7-6) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Brett Lorin (0-1 6.43)

Game notes: Quinton Miller rebounded from two poor starts to pitch 6 innings giving up just 1 run on 5 hits. Despite the strong performance he still took the loss as Bradenton got shut out for the first time all season. Ramon Cabrera went 1-3 and is now hitting .448.

Low-A: West Virginia (6-6) @ Kannapolis (8-4) 10:05am
Probable starter: Zack Dodson (1-1 2.00)

Game notes: Starter Brandon Cumpton gave up 7 earned runs for the third straight game and has pitched just 10.2ip in his three starts. Zac Fuesser relieved him and went 4 innings allowing 3 runs. Gift Ngoepe hit his 2nd homer of the season but left the game an inning later in the middle of the inning while on defense. Daniel Grovatt went 2-3 with a walk and an outfield assist.

Indianapolis Lineup:

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Hague-1b

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Jaramillo-c

Harrison-3b

Hernandez-rf

Wimberly-cf

Altoona Lineup:

Holt-2b

Marte-cf

Mercer-ss

Durham-1b

Latimore-lf

Farrell-3b

Fryer-c

Chalk-rf

Locke-p

Bradenton Lineup:

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Cunningham-2b

Chambers-cf

Baker-1b

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Cabrera-c

Anderson-dh

E.Gonzalez-3b

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West Virginia Lineup:

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Curry-1b

Avila-3b

Howard-dh

Diaz-c

Grovatt-rf

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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