Minor League Schedule: 5/17/11

For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. With Altoona back in action tonight, five teams will be going for the first time this year. The next team to start up their schedule will be the Dominican Sumer League team in late May followed by State College on June 19th and the Gulf Coast League team the following day. Lineups for today’s games will be posted as soon as they are made available.

Locke looks for his 3rd win tonight in Akron

AAA: Indianapolis (15-24) VS Buffalo (17-22) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Justin Wilson (3-3 2.36)

Game notes: Chase d’Arnaud went 2-4 yesterday with 2 stolen bases. He raised his average to .267 on the year and .346 since May started. Alex Presley went 1-3 with a walk, double and his 11th stolen base. He is now hitting .340 on the season, third highest average in the International League. Gorkys Hernandez returned to the lineup after missing a week with hamstring issues.

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

Game notes: Altoona had the day off yesterday. They resume their schedule today with a 3 game series in Akron. Altoona is currently in first place in their division with a three game lead over three teams including Akron. They are also just 2 games ahead of the last place team.

High-A: Bradenton (18-19) VS Clearwater (24-14) 6:00pm
Probable starter: Quinton Miller (2-3 8.90)

Game notes: Phillip Irwin pitched 6 innings allowing just one unearned run on 4 hits, one walk and 4 strikeouts. He lowered his ERA to 0.82 after 22 IP. Diego Moreno threw 2 scoreless innings with 4 K’s. Evan Chambers went 2-2 with a walk and his first home run of the season. David Rubinstein went 2-3 and improved his average to .337.

Low-A: West Virginia (18-18) @ Lexington (18-20) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Tyler Waldron (4-1 4.30)

Game notes: Zack Von Rosenberg went just 2.1 IP last night giving up 6 earned runs, all coming in the 3rd inning. Zac Fuesser followed him with 4.2 IP giving up 2 runs while striking out five. Matt Curry hit his 7th homer of the year. Eric Avila went 2-4 with a double,triple, 2 RBI’s and 3 runs scored.

VSL: VSL Pirates (0-1) @ VSL Tigers (0-0) 11:00am

Games notes: The VSL Pirates opened their season yesterday with an 8-3 loss. Dilson Herrera went 1-3 with a walk. Kelly Aponte hit a solo home run. Carlos Esqueda went 1-3 with a double and a walk. Roberto Espinoza was the opening day starter. He went just 3.2 IP giving up 5 runs with 6 strikeouts.

Indianapolis Lineup:










Altoona game vs Akron was postponed due to rain

Bradenton Lineup:










West Virginia Lineup:










The VSL game for today was postponed due to rain

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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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  • J.P. Greenland

    Has there been any talk of working Cunningham at SS?

    • Anonymous

      In the conversations Tim has had with Kyle Stark, it seems as if SS is past for Cunningham.  My personal opinion is that I would like to see if Cunningham has the arm for 3B. 

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