Minor League Schedule: 4/28/11

For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Bryan Morris was put on the DL and Michael Colla will make the start today, please note the early morning start time for Altoona. Jameson Taillon made his debut last night, the recap of that game from Tim, who attended the game, can be found here. Lineups for today’s games will be posted as soon as they are made available.

Owens looks to get back on track for Indianapolis

AAA: Indianapolis (7-14) VS Norfolk (5-15) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Rudy Owens (2-1 2.95)

Game notes: Brad Lincoln gave up six earned runs in 6.2 IP striking out five and allowing his first two walks of the year. Alex Presley went 2-2 with 2 walks,hit his 3rd homer and also stole his fifth base. Matt Hague went 3-4 with his first homer. Gorkys Hernandez went 2-4,double and 2 RBI’s.

AA: Altoona (9-9) @ Harrisburg (9-9) 10:30am
Probable starter: Michael Colla (0-1 4.00)

Game notes: Jeremy Farrell went 3-5 with 2 doubles and is now hitting .324 on the year. Starling Marte went 2-6 and scored the game winning run in the 11th. Brock Holt went 2-5 with a walk and is now hitting .347.

High-A: Bradenton (11-10) VS St Lucie (18-3) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Jeff Inman (0-0 1.50)

Game notes: Kyle McPherson pitched six innings allowing 4 earned runs which matched his total runs allowed in his first four starts. Jarek Cunningham went 3-4 with his 9th double and Calvin Anderson hit a 3 run homer, his third HR on the year. Robbie Grossman walked for the 21st time, tops in the FSL.

Low-A: West Virginia (7-11) VS Hagerstown (11-8) 6:05pm
Probable starter: Colton Cain (1-0 4.26)

Game notes: Jameson Taillon made his debut last night lasting just 2 innings giving up 3 hits, one run and two walks with no strikeouts. Rain postponed the finish of the game so today they will resume in the bottom of the 2nd with the Power up 7-1. The regularly scheduled game will follow and will be a 7 inning game.

Indianapolis 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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