Minor League Schedule: 4/24/11

Miller makes his fourth start of the season.

For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Only two teams are on the schedule for today, Altoona and West Virginia both have the day off.  No starter has been listed for Altoona’s Monday game yet. Bryan Morris is likely to miss his scheduled start due to a slight pain in his side, he is listed as day-to-day as the team is being cautious with him. Lineups for today’s games will be posted as soon as they are made available.

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

Game notes: Yesterday’s game was rained out and will be made up as part of a double header on Monday April 25th. Yesterday’s scheduled starter, Brian Burres, will be pushed back to make today’s start.

AA: Altoona (7-8) @ Harrisburg (8-7) 7:00pm 4/25
Probable starter: TBD ()

Game notes: Altoona has the day off today, their first scheduled day off of the season. They resume their schedule Monday night in Harrisburg versus the 1st place Senators. Yesterday’s starter Aaron Pribanic pitched 7 scoreless innings before being pulled after facing one batter in the 8th inning. Michael Dubee relieved him and allowed the runner to score leaving Pribanic with one earned run on just 3 hits and no walks.

High-A: Bradenton (8-9) VS Palm Beach (5-12) 5:00pm
Probable starter: Quinton Miller (1-2 9.45)

Game notes: Jeff Inman pitched 4 scoreless innings allowing just one hit and getting ten groundball outs. Elevys Gonzalez went 3-4 with a double,run scored and a stolen base. Calvin Anderson went 2-3 with a walk. Jarek Cunningham hit his 8th double.

Low-A: West Virginia (6-10) VS Hagerstown (10-7) 7:05pm 4/25
Probable starter: Brandon Cumpton (0-3 17.72)

Game notes: West Virginia has the day off today,their first scheduled day off of the season. They resume their schedule Monday night at home versus Bryce Harper and the Hagerstown Suns. Yesterday’s game one starter Colton Cain lasted just 2 innings allowing 6 earned runs. Trent Stevenson threw 3 scoreless innings in relief of Cain. In game two Zach Von Rosenberg lasted just 3.2 IP allowing 5 ER on nine hits.

Indianapolis Lineup:

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Bradenton 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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