Minor League Schedule: 5/16/11

For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. The Venezuelan Summer League team opens their season this morning, we will post their schedule and game notes daily but the starting pitcher for them has never been announced ahead of time in the past so unless that practice changes we won’t be listing a pitcher for the day. We have a season preview for the team which can be found here.  Altoona has the day off today, they resume their schedule Tuesday night in Akron. Please take note of the early start time for Indianapolis. Lineups for today’s games will be posted as soon as they are made available.

Phillip Irwin has a 1.13 ERA after four starts this year

AAA: Indianapolis (15-23) VS Columbus (25-12) 11:05am
Probable starter: Brian Burres (1-5 4.62)

Game notes: Rudy Owens gave up 2 runs in the 1st inning before settling down and going 6 IP on the day, 5 hits, 2 runs,no walks and 3 K’s. It was his 2nd straight strong outing after three poor outings in a row. Evan Meek pitched a perfect inning during his first rehab appearance. Pedro Ciriaco hit a 3 run homer, his 2nd HR of the season. Brian Friday went 3-4 with a double and 2 runs scored.

AA: Altoona (18-17) @ Akron (18-19) 7:05pm 5/17
Probable starter: Jeff Locke (2-3 3.35)

Game notes: Aaron Pribanic pitched great for 6 innings allowing just two singles in 6 IP with no runs, no walks and 4 strikeouts. He got 10 groundball outs and threw 53 of 79 pitches for strikes. Tim Alderson pitched 3 scoreless innings giving up 3 hits and striking out 3 to lower his ERA to 0.84 in 21.1 IP. He threw 35 of his 44 pitches for strikes.

High-A: Bradenton (17-20) VS Clearwater (24-13) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Phillip Irwin (1-0 1.13)

Game notes: Jeff Inman pitched just 2 innings giving up 4 singles and one run before being pulled. Jhonathan Ramos followed with 4 scoreless innings striking out six and Porfirio Lopez finished off the game with 3 scoreless innings. Bradenton collected just one hit all game, a 7th inning single by Robbie Grossman.

Low-A: West Virginia (17-18) VS Kannapolis (22-13) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Zack Von Rosenberg (0-3 6.75)

Game notes: Colton Cain pitched 5 IP yesterday giving up 2 runs on just 3 hits with a walk and 6 strikeouts. Casey Sadler followed him with 2 scoreless innings. Trent Stevenson finished the game giving up 3 runs in 2 IP. The Power managed just 3 hits and their only run scored was unearned.

VSL: VSL Pirates (0-0) @ VSL Reds (0-0) 11:00am

Games notes: The VSL Pirates open their season today. They are the defending VSL champions finishing last year with a 48-20 record. Shortstop Dilson Herrera is the top prospect on the team, signing last August as a 16 year old out of Colombia for $220k.

Indianapolis Lineup:

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Hague-1b

Harrison-3b

Jaramillo-c

Marte-dh

Hernandez-cf

Bradenton Lineup:

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Cunningham-2b

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Baker-1b

E.Gonzalez-3b

Chambers-cf

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Anderson-dh

Paulino-c

West Virginia Lineup:

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Howard-rf

Rojas-cf

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Marquez-dh

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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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