Minor League Schedule: 5/29/11

For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Jameson Taillon makes his 7th start today. He currently has a 1-1 3.38 record with 20 K’s in 24 IP. He has allowed 7 runs in his last two starts combined after giving up just three runs total in his first four starts.The VSL team has off today, they resume their schedule Monday. The DSL team opened their schedule yesterday with a win. We posted a preview here and will continue to update the team’s roster moves as the season goes on. Lineups for today’s games will be posted as soon as they are made available.

Taillon looks for his 2nd career win today.

AAA: Indianapolis (23-27) @ Pawtucket (24-23) 6:05pm
Probable starter: Brad Lincoln (4-4 4.13)

Game notes: Justin Wilson lasted just 2 innings last night giving up 6 earned runs while allowing 3 home runs. Josh Harrison led the Indians back from a 7-0 deficit early to win 9-7 by going 5-5 with 3 doubles. He played SS for the first time this year but made two errors. He scored three runs, drove in two and stole a base. Alex Presley went 2-5 and Gorkys Hernandez went 1-4 with a walk.

AA: Altoona (25-23) @ Binghamton (14-31) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Jared Hughes (3-1 3.26)

Game notes: Jeff Locke pitched 5 innings last night giving up four runs,all scored in the 5th inning. He walked 3 and struck out eight. Diego Moreno allowed one run in 2 IP. Quincy Latimore went 2-4 with a walk and a 3 run homer. Eric Fryer went 3-4 with a triple and home run. Brock Holt went 2-4 with a walk and Starling Marte added 2 more hits. He now leads the EL with 65 hits. Altoona won the suspended game from Friday 8-6. The game was finished prior to the start of yesterday’s regularly scheduled game.

High-A: Bradenton (19-31) @ Daytona (38-12) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Brett Lorin (2-2 2.75)

Game notes: Nate Baker pitched 4.2 IP allowing just one run on 5 hits with 2 walks, 2 strikeouts and nine groundball outs. Evan Chambers went 2-4 with a double,his 10th of the season. Aaron Baker hit his 7th homer and Calvin Anderson added his 8th home run. Robbie Grossman walked twice and now is tied for the FSL lead with 35 this year.

Low-A: West Virginia (23-24) VS Hickory (26-22) 4:05pm
Probable starter: Jameson Taillon (1-1 3.38)

Game notes: Tyler Waldron pitched 6 innings giving up 3 runs on 6 hits last night. He allowed 2 home runs, walked 2 and struck out five. Brooks Pounders followed him with 2 scoreless innings striking out five. He now has 31 K’s in 24.1 IP. Daniel Grovatt went 2-5 with an RBI double. Elias Diaz drew 3 walks and added an RBI. He came into the game with just 5 walks on the year.

VSL: VSL Pirates (5-6) VS VSL Rays (6-3) 11:00am 5/30

Games notes: Andy Otamendi gave up 5 earned runs in 5 IP yesterday in his 3rd pro start. He had allowed just one earned run his first two starts. Carlos Esqueda went 2-4,walk,his 7th double, drove in three runs and also stole home plate. Dilson Herrera extended his hitting streak to 10 games by going 1-3 with a walk. Jose Roman went 2-4 with 2 runs scored and a walk. Edgard Munoz went 3-3 with a walk and is now hitting .375.

DSL: DSL Pirates (1-0) VS DSL Indians (1-0) 10:30am

Game notes: Martires Cadet was the opening day starter yesterday. He pitched 4 scoreless innings striking out five batters. Mervin Del Rosario made his pro debut giving up 2 unearned runs in 2.2 IP. Third year player Jesus Vasquez went 2-3 with a 2 run homer. Top international prospect Miguel de Aza made his pro debut and went 0-2 with 2 walks. He signed last year for $150k.

Indianapolis Lineup:

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Hague-1b

Harrison-2b

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Altoona Lineup:

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Mercer-ss

Farrell-3b

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Durham-1b

Chalk-rf

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Bradenton Lineup:

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Baker-1b

Anderson-dh

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Chambers-cf

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Paulino-c

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West Virginia Lineup:

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Grovatt-lf

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Diaz-dh

Avila-3b

Vasquez-2b

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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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