Minor League Schedule: 5/28/11

Locke looks to get back on track for Altoona tonight.

For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. The DSL season starts today, they do not announce their starting pitchers ahead of time but like the VSL we will list their schedule and provide game notes. Altoona will be finishing yesterday’s suspended game today prior to playing the regularly scheduled game. The suspended game restarts at 6:05pm. Lineups for today’s games will be posted as soon as they are made available.

AAA: Indianapolis (22-27) @ Pawtucket (24-23) 6:05pm
Probable starter: Justin Wilson (2-3 2.67)

Game notes: Gorkys Hernandez went 3-4 with a triple in yesterday’s 6-3 win. He also added an outfield assist throwing out a runner at home. Alex Presley went 3-4 with his 6th homer and also added his 12th stolen base. Matt Hague went 2-3 with a walk. Andy Marte hit a go ahead 9th inning grand slam with the team down 3-1.

AA: Altoona (23-23) @ Binghamton (14-29) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Jeff Locke (2-5 5.13)

Game notes: Yesterday’s game was suspended in the top of the 7th inning with the score 6-6. The game will be finished prior to tomorrow’s scheduled 7:05pm game. Brock Holt is 2-3 with a walk so far. Starling Marte and Eric Fryer each have a 2 run triple. Quincy Latimore has 2 hits and an RBI. Tony Sanchez is 2-4 with a double and an RBI. Tim Alderson pitched a scoreless 6th inning lowering his ERA to 0.94.

High-A: Bradenton (19-30) @ Daytona (37-12) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Nate Baker (2-3 4.84)

Game notes: Quinton Miller lasted 5.2 IP giving up 5 runs on 10 hits with one walk and 5 K’s. He hasn’t allowed a home run yet this season. Elevys Gonzalez went 2-4 with a 2 run double. He is now hitting .322 which ranks 9th in the FSL. Calvin Anderson hit 2 doubles. Aaron Baker hit his 6th homer of the year. Robbie Grossman drew 2 walks and stole a base. He leads the team with 33 walks and 11 stolen bases.

Low-A: West Virginia (22-24) @ Delmarva (27-21) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Tyler Waldron (4-2 4.26)

Game notes: Zack Von Rosenberg went 6 strong innings allowing just 2 runs on 5 hits with no walks and three strikeouts. Zac Fuesser followed him with 3 innings allowing one run on a solo homer. He struck out three. Porfirio Lopez pitched 5 innings in relief giving up just one run. Matt Curry hit a double, a solo homer and added three walks. WV lost 5-4 in 19 innings, the longest game of the year for a Pirates minor league affiliate.

VSL: VSL Pirates (4-6) @ VSL Tigers (3-6) 9:30am

Games notes: Starter Roberto Espinoza made his 3rd start of the year giving up 3 runs, none of them earned. He walked one and struck out four getting a no decision. Ulises Montilla went 3-5 with 2 RBI’s and a stolen base,he now has a .350 batting average. Top prospect Dilson Herrera went 3-4 with a double,triple and 2 runs scored. He is now hitting .316 and has hit safely in all 9 games he has played. The team added 20 year old catcher Jose Lugo to it’s roster which is now full at 35.

DSL: DSL Pirates (0-0) @ DSL Astros (0-0) 10:30am

Game notes: The DSL Pirates open their season today. They play a 72 game schedule with their season ending on August 19th. Last year they were 37-34.

Indianapolis Lineup:

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Hernandez-rf

Presley-cf

Marte-3b

Hague-1b

Harrison-ss

Brown-c

Friday-2b

Toregas-dh

Altoona Lineup:

Holt-2b

Marte-cf

Latimore-lf

Mercer-ss

Farrell-3b

Fryer-c

Durham-1b

Chalk-rf

Locke-p

Bradenton Lineup:

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Cunningham-2b

Cabrera-c

Baker-1b

E.Gonzalez-3b

Chambers-cf

Anderson-dh

White-lf

B.Gonzalez-ss

West Virginia Lineup:

Grovatt-rf

Rojas-cf

Curry-dh

Howard-1b

Diaz-c

Noris-lf

Mort-2b

Vasquez-ss

Avila-3b

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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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