Minor League Schedule: 5/11/11

For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Please take note of the early morning start times for both Indianapolis and Altoona where Jeff Locke gets his 7th start of the year. Lineups for today’s games will be posted as soon as they are made available.

Von Rosenberg starts tonight for WV

AAA: Indianapolis (11-22) @ Durham (20-13) 11:05am
Probable starter: Brian Burres (1-4 5.34)

Game notes: Rudy Owens went 6 innings last night allowing just one run on five hits with two walks and three strikeouts. Cesar Valdez pitched 3 scoreless innings with 4 K’s and now has 11 straight scoreless appearances covering 18.1 IP. Andrew Lambo went 2-3 with a walk and is now hitting .310 since May started.

AA: Altoona (14-16) @ Harrisburg (16-15) 10:30am
Probable starter: Jeff Locke (1-3 3.41)

Game notes: Aaron Pribanic took his first loss of the year last night giving up 5 runs in 5 IP. Brock Holt went 2-4 with his first home run of the season and drove in 2 runs. Starling Marte went 2-4 and is now hitting .319.

High-A: Bradenton (15-17) @ Tampa (11-21) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Phillip Irwin (1-0 0.82)

Game notes: Jeff Inman pitched 4 innings last night allowing 2 earned runs, walked none, struck out two and got 8 groundball outs. Brett Lorin followed him with 2 perfect innings striking out three. Aaron Baker drove in his 29th run. Robbie Grossman went 2-4 with his 7th stolen base. Ramon Cabrera went 2-4 with a double and is now batting .418.

Low-A: West Virginia (14-15) @ Charleston (12-19) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Zack Von Rosenberg (0-2 6.31)

Game notes: Colton Cain pitched 5 strong innings last night allowing 1 run on 3 hits while striking out three. He gave up just one hit the last 4.2 IP. Kevin Decker pitched 3 perfect innings to follow Cain, striking out three. Brooks Pounders pitched a scoreless 9th. Daniel Grovatt and Eric Avila each went 2-4.

Indianapolis Lineup:

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Ciriaco-ss

Presley-cf

Hague-dh

Bowker-1b

Jaramillo-c

Lambo-rf

d’Arnaud-2b

Friday-3b

Altoona Lineup:

Holt-2b

Marte-cf

Latimore-lf

Mercer-ss

Farrell-3b

Fryer-c

Durham-1b

Hernandez-rf

Locke-p

Bradenton Lineup:

Grossman-rf

Cunningham-2b

Chambers-cf

Baker-1b

Cabrera-c

Anderson-dh

E.Gonzalez-3b

Santos-lf

B.Gonzalez-ss

West Virginia Lineup:

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Mort-2b

Grovatt-rf

Howard-1b

Rojas-cf

Emsley-Pai-c

Vasquez-lf

Marquez-dh

Avila-3b

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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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