Minor League Schedule: 5/13/11

For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Jameson Taillon makes his fourth start tonight. He has allowed just 10 base runners in 11 innings so far while striking out 11 and he did not walk a batter in each of his last two starts. Lineups for today’s games will be posted as soon as they are made available.

Taillon looks for his 2nd career win tonight

AAA: Indianapolis (12-23) VS Columbus (25-9) 7:15pm
Probable starter: Brad Lincoln (2-3 5.57)

Game notes: Justin Wilson carried a no-hitter into the 7th inning last night finishing with a 7th inning one hitter, a single off the glove of Pedro Ciriaco. He struck out 3 but walked five and did not allow a run. Matt Hague went 4-5 with 3 RBI’s and was a double away from hitting for the cycle. Josh Harrison went 2-4 with 2 RBI’s and he is now hitting .347.

AA: Altoona (16-16) VS Erie (15-17) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Jared Hughes (1-1 4.35)

Game notes: Altoona won 7-2 despite giving up 15 hits last night. Brock Holt went 2-4 with a double, run scored and a stolen base. Jordy Mercer went 1-3 with a walk and drove in his team leading 18th run. He is hitting .390 so far in the month of May.

High-A: Bradenton (16-18) @ Tampa (12-22) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Nate Baker (2-1 5.23)

Game notes: Quinton Miller pitched 5 IP giving up 2 runs on just 4 hits, no walks and he got 10 groundball outs. Despite still having an 8.90 ERA he has not allowed a home run all season and he has walked just 1 batter in the last 16 innings. Elevys Gonzalez went 3-3 with a walk while David Rubinstein went 2-3 with a walk. Ramon Cabrera went 2-4 raising his average to .444.

Low-A: West Virginia (14-17) VS Kannapolis (21-11) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Jameson Taillon (1-0 1.64)

Game notes: Zack Dodson went 5.2 IP giving up 7 hits and 3 runs, 2 of them earned. He did not walk a batter while striking out four and getting 8 groundball outs. His 30 strikeouts is tied for the team lead with Zack Von Rosenberg. Gift Ngoepe went 3-5 and is now hitting .316 on the season and .343 over his last 10 games.

Indianapolis Lineup:

Wimberly-dh

Ciriaco-2b

Presley-cf

Bowker-lf

Hague-1b

Harrison-3b

Jaramillo-c

Lambo-rf

d’Arnaud-ss

Altoona Lineup:

Holt-2b

Marte-cf

Fryer-lf

Mercer-ss

Farrell-3b

Sanchez-c

Watts-dh

Durham-1b

Chalk-rf

Bradenton Lineup:

Grossman-rf

Cunningham-2b

Rubinstein-lf

Baker-1b

E.Gonzalez-3b

White-dh

Chambers-cf

Paulino-c

Brown-ss

West Virginia Lineup:

Ngoepe-2b

Maggi-ss

Grovatt-rf

Curry-1b

Howard-dh

Rojas-cf

Emsley-Pai-c

Avila-3b

Vasquez-lf

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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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