Minor League Schedule: 5/27/11

For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here.  Victor Black, the 2009 supplemental first round pick made his 2011 debut last night for West Virginia pitching a scoreless inning. He missed most of last year with injuries. Zack Von Rosenberg looks to turn his season around tonight, he has given up 5 runs or more in 5 of his 8 starts this year. The Dominican Summer League starts their schedule tomorrow. Lineups for today’s games will be posted as soon as they are made available.

Von Rosenberg is still looking for his first win

AAA: Indianapolis (21-27) @ Pawtucket (24-22) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Brian Burres (2-6 4.65)

Game notes: Rudy Owens pitched 6 innings giving up 3 runs on 5 hits,a HBP and a walk. He struck out two and got another 7 outs on the ground. Gorkys Hernandez and Josh Harrison each went 2-4 with a stolen base and run scored. Matt Hague went 2-4. John Bowker went 2-4 with 2 RBI’s and he is now hitting .348 with 15 RBI’s since joining Indy 17 games ago.

AA: Altoona (23-23) @ Binghamton (14-29) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Aaron Thompson (2-4 4.23)

Game notes: Aaron Pribanic pitched 5 innings giving up 4 runs on 10 hits with one walk and one strikeout. He got 9 groundball outs and the walk he issued was just his 4th of the year. Starling Marte went 2-4 with 2 doubles, he now has 11 on the season. He currently leads the EL with 62 hits. Tony Sanchez hit his 2nd homer of the year. He’s hitting .272 with 15 RBI’s.

High-A: Bradenton (19-29) @ Daytona (36-12) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Quinton Miller (2-5 7.68)

Game notes: Phillip Irwin pitched 6 innings giving up 4 runs but he struck out a season high 10 hitters. He had allowed just 3 runs in his previous 6 starts. Elevys Gonzalez went 1-2, triple with 2 walks and 2 RBI’s. Robbie Grossman went 2-4 and Evan Chambers went 1-3, walk and his 2nd homer of the season.

Low-A: West Virginia (22-23) @ Delmarva (26-21) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Zack Von Rosenberg (0-4 8.27)

Game notes: Colton Cain threw 6 solid innings giving up 3 runs, all of them coming in the 3rd inning. He allowed just 3 hits,walked 2 and struck out four. Trent Stevenson followed him with 2 scoreless innings, one hit and one K. Victor Black made his 2011 debut and retired the side in the 9th. Matt Curry went 3-5 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI’s. Elias Diaz went 3-4 and is hitting .345 in his last 8 games.

VSL: VSL Pirates (4-5) @ VSL Reds (4-6) 11:00am

Games notes: Alexander Gutierrez made his 2nd start after lasting just 2/3rd of an inning in his first. He threw 3 IP giving up 2 runs, walking 3 and striking out one. Jordan Galvez went 3-5 with a triple and an RBI. Jose Roman added 2 hits to raise his average to .324. The team added three players to their roster, Adolfo Flores, an 18 year old pitcher, outfielders Keybel Escobar(17) and Anthony Claudio(18). Flores is on the reserve roster so the 35 man roster sits at 34.

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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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