Minor League Schedule: 4/30/11

For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Both Indianapolis and West Virginia are in last place in their division while Altoona and Bradenton are currently in 3rd place. Lineups for today’s games will be posted as soon as they are made available.

Dodson looks to even his record tonight for the Power

AAA: Indianapolis (7-16) VS Durham (12-11) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Sean Gallagher (0-3 7.23)

Game notes: Chase d’Arnaud went 1-3 with a walk and stolen base but made 2 errors at shortstop and is hitting just .228 in 79 AB’s. Pedro Ciriaco went 2-4 but is hitting just .139 and half of his ten hits on the year have come in just two games. Tony Watson pitched 2.1 IP allowing an unearned run and lowering his ERA to 2.70 after nine appearances.

AA: Altoona (10-10) VS Erie (9-11) 5:30pm
Probable starter: Jeff Locke (1-2 4.35)

Game notes: Aaron Pribanic pitched 5 scoreless innings picking up the win and lowering his ERA to 1.50 on the year. Jordy Mercer went 2-4 with 2 RBI’s. Tony Sanchez went 1-2 with 2 RBI’s and a walk. Jeremy Farrell went 2-3 with a walk and is now hitting .333.

High-A: Bradenton (12-11) @ Palm Beach (7-15) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Phillip Irwin (0-0 4.50)

Game notes: Quinton Miller pitching 5 innings allowing 4 earned runs while recording 11 of his outs on the ground. He didn’t walk or strikeout a single hitter. Robbie Grossman led off the game with a home run and finished with 3 hits on the day. Porfirio Lopez pitched 2 scoreless innings with three strikeouts.

Low-A: West Virginia (8-13) VS Greensboro (13-9) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Zach Dodson (1-2 4.50)

Game notes: Zachary Von Rosenberg pitched 6 innings allowing 3 runs, all of them coming in the 2nd inning. He gave up just 4 hits while striking out three. Rogelios Noris had the teams only extra base hit, a double and they only had two hits total. Gift Ngoepe went 1-4 with 2 stolen bases.

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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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