Minor League Schedule: 5/24/11

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 last night for the seventh straight time despite a great outing from Nate Baker which is highlighted below. West Virginia has off today, they resume their schedule tomorrow in Delmarva. Jameson Taillon made his sixth start yesterday. His current line stands at 1-1 3.38 in 24 IP with 20 K’s and just 4 walks. 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.

Lorin gets his second start since rejoining the rotation

AAA: Indianapolis (20-26) VS Scranton/WB (22-20) 10:35am
Probable starter: Sean Gallagher (1-6 7.91)

Game notes: Brad Lincoln went 6 IP giving up just 2 runs while striking out seven. He retired the last 10 batters he faced and in his last 5 starts he has a 2.03 ERA over 31 IP. Alex Presley went 1-4 with a solo homer, his 5th HR on the year. Matt Hague went 3-4 with a double raising his average to .295.

AA: Altoona (22-21) VS Bowie (22-22) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Jared Hughes (3-1 3.30)

Game notes: Jeff Locke went 5 IP giving up 5 earned runs while striking out 6. He didn’t allow a hit after the leadoff batter of the 2nd inning. Starling Marte went 2-5,double and he leads the EL in hits with 57. Brock Holt went 1-3 with 2 walks and an RBI. Eric Fryer went 3-4 with an RBI. He is now hitting .320.

High-A: Bradenton (18-27) VS Lakeland (23-22) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Brett Lorin (1-2 3.24)

Game notes: Nate Baker threw 6 scoreless innings giving up just 3 hits and striking out a season high eight. He also recorded another 6 outs on the ground. Robbie Grossman went 2-4 with his first triple which led off the game. Aaron Baker went 2-4 and Elevys Gonzalez went 1-4, he’s now batting .326, good for 9th in the FSL.

Low-A: West Virginia (20-23) @ Delmarva (26-19) 7:05pm 5/25
Probable starter: Brandon Cumpton (4-3 5.94)

Game notes: Jameson Taillon went 5 innings giving up 3 earned runs on 7 hits and a walk. He struck out two and got 7 groundball outs. Tyler Waldron followed him with 4.2 IP giving up 3 runs on 6 hits while striking out six. Rogelios Noris hit his 2nd homer of the year and Eric Avila added his first. Andrew Maggi went 1-4 with a walk and 3 stolen bases.

VSL: VSL Pirates (3-3) VS VSL Reds (4-2) 11:00am

Games notes: Any Otamendi, an 18 year old lefty making his 2nd pro start pitched 4 scoreless innings dropping his ERA to 1.29 after 7 innings. The game went 14 innings with Richard Montilla, a holdover from last year who really struggled, giving up 7 runs in the 14th and taking the loss. Ulises Montilla went 3-5,walk,double,steal and 2 stolen bases. Top international prospect Dilson Herrera went 1-5,triple,2 walks and 2 steals. He’s hitting .269 (7-26) with 5 walks.

Indianapolis Lineup:

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Altoona Lineup

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Bradenton Lineup:

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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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