Minor League Schedule: 5/18/11

For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. We have all types of notes for today. Three teams were rained out, all three games have been rescheduled, two of them this week as noted below. We also have an early morning doubleheader for West Virginia with Jameson Taillon currently listed as the game one starter. Indianapolis also plays an early afternoon game with Brad Lincoln pitching. Lineups for today’s games will be posted as soon as they are made available.

Lincoln will get the start this afternoon

AAA: Indianapolis (16-24) VS Buffalo (17-23) 1:05pm
Probable starter: Brad Lincoln (3-3 5.03)

Game notes: Justin Wilson pitched a strong 5.2 IP allowing just 2 hits, 1 run while striking out 4 and picking up his 4th win. Evan Meek on rehab threw 1 IP with one hit allowed and 3 strikeouts. Alex Presley went 3-5 with 2 doubles and 3 runs scored. Chase d’Arnaud went 2-5 with 2 runs scored and a SB

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

Game notes: Altoona was rained out yesterday. They will make up the game on Thursday May 19th as part of a doubleheader. Bryan Morris has been activated from the DL and was scheduled to get work in yesterday so he could see action today.

High-A: Bradenton (18-20) VS Dunedin (21-18) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Nate Baker (2-2 5.35)

Game notes: Quinton Miller went 5.2 IP allowing two runs while striking out a season high 5 batters. It’s his 2nd straight start allowing just two runs after his 8 run appearance on May 6th. Robbie Grossman collected 2 hits while Adalberto Santos went 2-3 with a walk, SB and hit his first homer of the year

Low-A: West Virginia (17-18) @ Lexington (18-20) 10:05am DH
Probable starter: Tyler Waldron (4-1 4.30) and Jameson Taillon (1-0 1.80)

Game notes: West Virginia was rained out last night. The game will be made up today as part of a doubleheader.

VSL: VSL Pirates (0-1) VS VSL Rays (0-0) 11:00am

Games notes: The VSL Pirates were rained out yesterday.  They will make up the game as part of a doubleheader on June 6th

Indianapolis Lineup:

d’Arnaud – 2b

Ciriaco – ss

Presley – lf

Hague – 1b

Harrison – 3b

Jaramill0 – c

Lambo – rf

Hernandez – cf

Lincoln – p

Altoona Lineup:

Holt-2b

Marte-cf

Latimore-lf

Mercer-ss

Farrell-3b

Fryer-c

Durham-rf

Ford-1b

Hernandez-dh

Bradenton Lineup:

Grossman-rf

Cunningham-2b

Cabrera-c

Baker-1b

E.Gonzalez-3b

Chambers-cf

Santos-dh

Rubinstein-lf

Brown-ss

West Virginia Lineup:( game one,Taillon pitching)

Maggi-ss

Rojas-cf

Curry-1b

Howard-rf

Marquez-dh

Vasquez-lf

Diaz-c

Mort-2b

Avila-3b

West Virginia Lineup:( game two,Waldron pitching)

Maggi-ss

Rojas-cf

Grovatt – dh

Curry-1b

Howard-rf

Emsley-Pai – c

Noris – lf

Mort – 3b

Vasquez – 2b

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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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