Minor League Schedule: 5/14/11

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 pitched 4 innings last night coming out after a very long inning on offense for West Virginia which likely led to an early departure although his pitch limit was nearing. He now has a 1.80 ERA in 15 innings with 14 K’s and a 1.00 WHIP. Lineups for today’s games will be posted as soon as they are made available.

AAA: Indianapolis (13-23) VS Columbus (25-10) 7:05pm

McPherson has allowed just 1 walk in 42.2 IP

Probable starter: Garrett Olson (1-0 3.09)

Game notes: Brad Lincoln pitched 7 strong innings last night giving up 2 earned runs on 6 hits with 4 K’s to get his 3rd win. Matt Hague went 3-5 with 3 RBI’s,he now has 23 runs driven in on the year. Chase d’Arnaud went 3-4 with a triple and 3 RBI’s. Andrew Lambo went 2-4 raising his average to .230.

AA: Altoona (17-16) VS Erie (15-18) 5:30pm
Probable starter: Michael Colla (1-1 3.52)

Game notes: Starling Marte went 3-4 with a walk,2 runs scored,his 10th stolen base and he now leads the Eastern League with 45 hits. Tony Sanchez went 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI’s. Jeremy Farrell went 2-4 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI’s. Brock Holt went 2-4 with a walk. Tim Alderson pitched a scoreless inning lowering his ERA to 0.98.

High-A: Bradenton (16-19) VS Clearwater (23-12) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Kyle McPherson (2-1 2.74)

Game notes: Nate Baker pitched 6 innings last night giving up 4 runs on 6 hits with 4 K’s and 8 groundball outs. Elevys Gonzalez went 3-4 with a double, stolen base and he raised his average to .350 on the year. He is currently tied for 4th in the FSL in batting. Jarek Cunningham went 1-3 with a double and drove in his 24th run.

Low-A: West Virginia (15-17) VS Kannapolis (21-12) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Brandon Cumpton (2-3 8.51)

Game notes: Jameson Taillon went 4 innings last night giving up one run on 4 hits with 3 strikeouts and 6 groundball outs. Tyler Waldron returned from a 2 1/2 week absence to pitch 2 scoreless innings. Zac Fuesser pitches 2 scoreless innings with 3 K’s lowering his ERA to 1.27. Mel Rojas Jr went 2-4 with 3 stolen bases, he now has 9 steals on the year.

Indianapolis Lineup:

d’Arnaud-ss

Ciriaco-2b

Presley-cf

Bowker-lf

Hague-1b

Harrison-3b

Jaramillo-c

Marte-dh

Lambo-rf

Altoona Lineup:

Holt-2b

Marte-cf

Latimore-lf

Mercer-ss

Farrell-3b

Sanchez-c

Watts-dh

Durham-1b

Fryer-rf

Bradenton Lineup:

Grossman-rf

Cunningham-2b

Cabrera-c

Baker-1b

E.Gonzalez-3b

Chambers-cf

Rubinstein-lf

Anderson-dh

B.Gonzalez-ss

West Virginia Lineup:

Ngoepe-2b

Maggi-ss

Grovatt-rf

Curry-dh

Howard-1b

Rojas-cf

Diaz-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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