Minor League Schedule: 5/23/11

Minor League Schedule: 5/23/11
John Dreker

Taillon looks for his 2nd career win tonight.

For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Bradenton lost their 6th game in a row, four of them by just one run. Jameson Taillon makes his sixth start of his pro career today, please take note of the early morning start time of the West Virginia game. Lineups for today’s games will be posted as soon as they are made available.

AAA: Indianapolis (20-25) VS Scranton/WB (21-20) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Brad Lincoln (4-3 4.27)

Game notes: Justin Wilson went 6.1 IP yesterday allowing 4 runs on 10 hits. He walked just one, struck out five and recorded another 9 outs on groundballs. Tony Watson threw 1.2 scoreless innings striking out three. He now has 24 K’s in 24.1 IP and a 2.59 ERA. Alexander Presley went 3-5 with a triple and 3 RBI’s. Chase d’Arnaud stole his 10th base.

AA: Altoona (22-20) VS Bowie (21-22) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Jeff Locke (2-4 4.68)

Game notes: Starling Marte went 2-4 with his 11th stolen base. Jeremy Farrell went 2-4 and hit his 4th home run of the year. Jordy Mercer went 2-4 and drove in his 26th run. He is now hitting .364 in the month of May after hitting just .154 in April. Tony Sanchez went 1-3 with a walk. Brock Holt drove in the game winning run in the 9th with a 2 out single.

High-A: Bradenton (18-26) VS Lakeland (22-22) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Nate Baker (2-3 5.59)

Game notes: Quinton Miller pitched 6 IP giving up 4 runs on 7 hits with no walks and two strikeouts. In his last 6 starts he has walked just 2 batters. Donald Veal made his 2011 debut going 1 scoreless inning, 2 walks,1 hit,1 K. Robbie Grossman went 1-3 with a walk before being ejected following an 8th inning triple play off the bat of Adalberto Santos who replaced David Rubinstein in LF 3 innings earlier.

Low-A: West Virginia (20-22) VS Lakewood (21-22) 11:05am
Probable starter: Jameson Taillon (1-1 2.84)

Game notes: Zac Fuesser went 5 IP giving up 4 runs in just his 2nd start of the season. He has pitched 22 innings in relief this year. Brooks Pounders followed him giving up 3 runs in 2 IP. He came into the game giving up just 4 earned runs in his first 19 IP. Daniel Grovatt went 2-4 with a double,walk and outfield assist. Eric Avila went 2-4 with 2 doubles and drove in 2 runs.

VSL: VSL Pirates (3-2) @ VSL Phillies (2-3) 11:00am

Games notes: The VSL Pirates had the day off yesterday. They resume their schedule today vs the VSL Phillies. They currently sit 1.5 games behind the first place VSL Mariners.

Indianapolis Lineup










Altoona Lineup










Bradenton Lineup










West Virginia Lineup

Maggi SS

Rojas CF

Grovatt RF

Curry 1B

Howard DH

Emsley-Pai C

Noris LF

Avila 3B

Vasquez 2B

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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