For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Altoona plays a double header today starting at 10:35 in the morning. The second game is a make-up of Tuesday’s rainout. With their 16-6 loss last night Altoona fell into a tie for first place in their division with the team that beat them, Akron. After his loss yesterday Jameson Taillon now stands at 1-1 2.84 in 5 starts with 18 strikeouts in 19 innings pitched. Lineups for today’s games will be posted as soon as they are made available.
AAA: Indianapolis (17-24) VS Buffalo (17-24) 11:05am
Probable starter: Sean Gallagher (1-5 7.67)
Game notes: Brad Lincoln pitched 7 scoreless innings giving up just 4 hits,all singles, and one walk while striking out seven. Chase d’Arnaud went 3-4 with his 3rd homer and drove in two. He is hitting .377 in the month of May. Gorkys Hernandez went 2-3 with a double and Josh Harrison went 2-4 with a double and RBI.
AA: Altoona (18-18) @ Akron (19-19) 10:35am DH
Probable starter: Aaron Thompson (2-3 3.32) and Jared Hughes (2-1 3.79)
Game notes: Jeff Locke went just 4.2 IP allowing 8 earned runs with 6 walks and 5 strikeouts. Bryan Morris made his return after missing 3 weeks due to an oblique strain. He lasted just one inning giving up two runs. Starling Marte went 2-4 with a walk and a triple. Jordy Mercer went 2-3 with a double, 2 RBI’s and 2 walks. He is now batting .351 in May.
High-A: Bradenton (18-21) VS Dunedin (22-18) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Brett Lorin (1-2 3.14)
Game notes: Nate Baker went just 1.2 IP as he was hurt by some poor defense which led to 5 unearned runs charged to him. Eliecer Navarro followed him with 4.1 IP allowing one run on a solo homer while getting 10 groundball outs. Robbie Grossman went 3-4 with a walk, double and 2 runs scored. Aaron Baker went 2-4 with 2 RBI’s. He now has 32 RBI’s on the year, tied for fourth highest in the FSL
Low-A: West Virginia (18-19) @ Lexington (19-21) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Brandon Cumpton (3-3 7.12)
Game notes: Jameson Taillon pitched game one of yesterday’s doubleheader giving up 4 runs, 3 earned, in 4 IP. He struck out 4 and walked none taking his first pro loss. Brooks Pounders followed him with 2 scoreless innings. WV recorded just 1 hit but scored 2 runs. Tyler Waldron started game two giving up 1 run in 4 IP. Matt Curry, Rogelios Noris and Daniel Grovatt all homered in game two. Curry, Grovatt and Kawika Emsley-Pai all collected 3 hits in that game.
VSL: VSL Pirates (1-1) VS VSL Mariners (1-1) 11:00am
Games notes: Kelly Aponte went 4-5 scoring 3 runs during yesterday’s 16-8 win. Luis Sucre went 2-4 with a double, triple and 3 RBI’s. Dilson Herrera, Jose Roman and Ulises Montilla each added 2 hits. Recently turned 18 year old Andy Otamendi made his pro debut as the starting pitcher giving up 1 run in 3 IP. Fourth year VSL pitcher, Francisco Vilchez, pitched 2.2 scoreless IP striking out 4 and picking up the win. The team added free-agent signee Edgard Munoz to their roster. He’s a 19 year old switch hitting outfielder.
Altoona Lineup( game one, Thompson pitching)
Altoona Lineup(game two, Hughes pitched)
Bradenton Lineup (Brett Lorin replaces McPherson as scheduled starter)
West Virginia Lineup