Minor League Schedule: 4/26/11

For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Bradenton opens up a series today vs the St Lucie Mets who start the day 17-2, the best record in all of baseball.  Altoona at 8-8 is in a three way tie for 1st place in their division. Justin Wilson was originally schedule for yesterday’s doubleheader but he has been moved to tonight’s game. Lineups for today’s games will be posted as soon as they are made available.

Thompson was the E.L. pitcher of the week last week

AAA: Indianapolis (5-14) VS Norfolk (5-13) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Justin Wilson (1-1 3.00)

Game notes: Alex Presley hit his 2nd homer of the season in game one yesterday and added a 2-3 performance in game two. Jose Ascanio returned to the mound just four days after taking a line drive off his head. It was hit by the first batter he faced after moving up to AAA. The Indians got swept in the doubleheader.

AA: Altoona (8-8) @ Harrisburg (8-8) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Aaron Thompson (2-1 2.08)

Game notes: Brock Holt and Starling Marte each went 4-5 yesterday. Holt had two doubles and three runs scored while Marte drove in two runs and had a triple,stolen base and an outfield assist. Jeremy Farrell went 3-4 with his 2nd homerun. Jeff Locke gave up 6 runs in just 5 innings but recorded 10 strikeouts

High-A: Bradenton (10-9) VS St Lucie (17-2) 6:00pm
Probable starter: Nathan Baker (1-0 7.04)

Game notes: Phillip Irwin made his first appearance of the season, pitching two innings to start the game. Brett Lorin pitched 6 scoreless innings in relief. Elevys Gonzalez went 3-3 with 2 walks and 2 runs scored. Robbie Grossman went 2-4 with a walk. Aaron Baker drove in 2 runs, he now has 20 RBI’s on the year. Bradenton swept the 3 game series vs Palm Beach

Low-A: West Virginia (6-11) VS Hagerstown (11-7) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Tyler Waldron (2-1 5.06)

Game notes: Zack Dodson pitched 5 innings yesterday allowing 3 runs, two of them earned while striking out five. Brandon Cumpton pitched out of the pen for the first time this season and pitched three scoreless innings. Zac Fuesser finished up the game with two strikeouts in one scoreless inning of work.

Indianapolis Lineup:

Wimberly – DH

D’Arnaud – 2B

Presley – LF

Hague – 1B

Lambo – RF

Harrison – 3B

Jaramillo – C

Ciriaco – SS

Hernandez – CF

Altoona Lineup:

Holt – 2B

Marte – CF

Mercer – SS

Sanchez – C

Durham – 1B

Latimore – LF

Farrell – 3B

Hernandez – RF

Thompson – P

Bradenton Lineup:

Grossman-rf

Cunningham-2b

Chambers-cf

Baker-1b

Santos-dh

Cabrera-c

Rubinstein-lf

E.Gonzalez-3b

B.Gonzalez-ss

West Virginia Lineup:

Maggi – SS

Ngoepe – 2B

Curry – 1B

Noris – LF

Howard – RF

Rojas – CF

Grovatt – DH

Avila – 3B

Emsley-Pai – C

John Dreker

Author: 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

    Any reason why Morris’s start has been skipped? He hasn’t pitched since April 18th.

  • Anonymous

    Any reason why Morris’s start has been skipped? He hasn’t pitched since April 18th.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks, I must have missed it, which is surprising because I usually read them all. Thanks for the reply and keep up the good work!