Minor League Schedule: 4/23/11

For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Tim will be in Altoona today to cover the final game of the series in Richmond and will have a complete report following the conclusion of the game. West Virginia was rained out last night which leads to a very interesting set of pitchers for today’s doubleheader. Lineups for today’s games will be posted as soon as they are made available.

Von Rosenberg gets his third start of the season during today's doubleheader

AAA: Indianapolis (5-11) @ Columbus (10-5) 4:05pm
Probable starter: Brian Burres (0-2 2.55)

Game notes: Rudy Owens pitched 5 innings allowing 4 earned runs with 7 strikeouts. Blaine Boyer made his debut and allowed 3 runs on 3 walks and a hit while recording just two outs. Chase d’Arnaud hit his first homer of the season, driving in the team’s only run.

AA: Altoona (7-7) @ Richmond (6-9) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Aaron Pribanic (1-0 2.25)

Game notes:   Starling Marte went 3-7 with 6 RBI’s including a bases loaded triple in the 15th inning leading Altoona to an 11-5 win. The Curve bullpen pitched 10 scoreless innings last night including 3 from Tom Boleska. Tim Alderson threw 2 scoreless innings lowering his ERA to 1.93 after five appearances covering 9.1 innings.

High-A: Bradenton (7-9) VS Palm Beach (5-11) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Jeff Inman (0-0 2.25)

Game notes: Kyle McPherson pitched 7 shutout innings allowing just 6 baserunners, 5 were singles with one HBP and he struck out six. Robbie Grossman hit his first homer of the season and Jarek Cunningham went 3-5 with an RBI, all 3 hits were doubles.

Low-A: West Virginia (6-8) @ Kannapolis (10-4) 6:05pm
Probable starter: Colton Cain (1-0 0.00) and Zack Von Rosenberg (0-0 5.40)

Game notes: Yesterday’s game was postponed due to rain and will be made up today as part of a doubleheader consisting of two 7 inning games. Yesterday’s scheduled starter Colton Cain will be pushed back to today and Zachary Von Rosenberg will be starting on his normal scheduled day.

Indianapolis Lineup: POSTPONED

Altoona Lineup:

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Bradenton Lineup:

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Chambers-cf

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West Virginia Lineup:(game one,Cain starting)

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West Virginia Lineup: (game two,Von Rosenberg starting)

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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

    I could be wrong but I think Taillion could be making his debut during a 5 game series vs the Nats team that features Bryce Harper in West Virginia. 4 hour drive during the week is not in the cards but wow it should be quite a series for prospects

    • Anonymous

      They have yet to officially announce anything yet and he hasn’t been added to the roster but in today’s game notes they have no pitcher listed for Thursday’s game so it is possible he may start that day. That non-listing might just be due to the fact there is a doubleheader today. With an off-day tomorrow they won’t need an extra starter though. I would personally hope they give plenty of notice of his first game so interested fans in the area can make the trip.

    • Anonymous

      They have yet to officially announce anything yet and he hasn’t been added to the roster but in today’s game notes they have no pitcher listed for Thursday’s game so it is possible he may start that day. That non-listing might just be due to the fact there is a doubleheader today. With an off-day tomorrow they won’t need an extra starter though. I would personally hope they give plenty of notice of his first game so interested fans in the area can make the trip.

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