Minor League Schedule: 4/29/11

For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Quinton Miller makes his 5th start of the season tonight, his last start was shortened to just one inning due to a rain delay. Altoona at 9-10 is in last place but they are just one game out of first place in their division. Josh Harrison was put on the minor league 7-day DL yesterday due to a strained groin.  Lineups for today’s games will be posted as soon as they are made available.

Von Rosenberg gets his fourth start of the year for the Power

AAA: Indianapolis (7-15) VS Norfolk (6-15) 7:15pm
Probable starter: Brian Burres (0-3 4.64)

Game notes: Rudy Owens had his 2nd straight subpar outing last night allowing six earned runs in 5.2 IP while striking out just two batters. Jose Ascanio pitched a scoreless inning in his third rehab appearance for Indy. As a team they had just three hits last night and Andrew Lambo’s double was the only extra base hit.

AA: Altoona (9-10) VS Erie (9-10) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Aaron Pribanic (1-0 1.89)

Game notes: Quincy Latimore went 2-4 and hit two solo homers, his first home runs on the season. Michael Colla got his first career start since signing in 2008 and went 4 innings allowing 2 earned runs,both coming on solo homers. Matt McSwain joined Altoona and finished the game allowing 4 runs in 4 IP in his AA debut. He has pitched in High-A each of the last four seasons.

High-A: Bradenton (12-10) @ St Lucie (18-4) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Quinton Miller (1-2 9.42)

Game notes: Jeff Inman pitched a complete game during yesterdays rain shortened five inning win. He allowed just 1 earned run while getting 13 groundball outs. Calvin Anderson hit his fourth home run and for the second night in a row it was a three run homer. Robbie Grossman went 2-2 and Aaron Baker went 2-2 with a walk and drove in his 22nd run.

Low-A: West Virginia (8-12) VS Hagerstown (12-9) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Zack Von Rosenberg (0-0 7.24)

Game notes: The Power won 14-2 in the completion of Wednesday’s game. Zac Fuesser started the game as it picked up in the bottom of the 2nd inning and he pitched five scoreless innings, allowing 4 hits,no walks and striking out eight. Matt Curry drove in 4 runs and both Daniel Grovatt and Elias Diaz drove in 3 runs apiece. In the regularly scheduled game Colton Cain pitched 5 IP allowing 3 runs on 8 hits with 3 strikeouts and took his first loss of the year.

Indianapolis Lineup:

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Altoona Lineup:

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Bradenton Lineup:

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West Virginia Lineup:

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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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