Minor League Schedule 4/21/11

For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Indianapolis will be playing a doubleheader today, two 7 inning games. Tim will be at the Altoona game tonight in Richmond and will have full coverage of the series for the site. Lineups for today’s games will be posted as soon as they are made available.

Lincoln will be making his third start for Indianapolis tonight

AAA: Indianapolis (4-9) @ Toledo (4-9) 5:30pm DH
Probable starter: Brad Lincoln (0-2 4.66) and Jose Ascanio (0-0 9.82 in 3 games at Bradenton)

Game notes: Yesterday’s starter, Justin Wilson pitched 6 strong innings allowing just 2 hits and 2 walks with 4 K’s and lowering his ERA to 3.00 in 18 total innings. Andy Marte hit his 2nd homer of the year and Alex Presley went 1-3 with 2 RBI’s.

AA: Altoona (6-6) @ Richmond (5-7) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Aaron Thompson (2-0 0.75)

Game notes: Yesterday’s starter Jeff Locke went 6.1 innings allowing 2 runs on just 3 base hits with no walks and 6 strikeouts. Both runs scored after he was pulled from the game. Starling Marte went 1-3 with a walk and a SB. Jordy Mercer hit his third homer of the season.

High-A: Bradenton (6-7) @ Jupiter (4-9) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Nathan Baker (1-0 8.71)

Game notes: Brett Lorin went 4 innings yesterday allowing 3 runs on 4 hits and 4 walks. Diego Moreno gave up a walk-off grand slam to the only batter he faced in the game. David Rubinstein went 2-5 with an RBI and SB. He is now hit .419 on the season with 11 RBI’s.

Low-A: West Virginia (6-7) @ Kannapolis (9-4) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Tyler Waldron (2-0 4.50)

Game notes: Zack Dodson allowed 5 earned runs in just 4 innings but was able to pick up 7 strikeouts along the way. Jason Townsend now has 10 strikeouts over his 4 appearances totaling 6 scoreless innnings. Mel Rojas Jr went 2-5 with his first extra base hit.Matt Curry went 2-4 with a 3 run homer and is now hitting .400.

Indianapolis Lineup:(game one)










Indianapolis Lineup:(game two)










Altoona 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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