Minor League Schedule: 5/30/11

For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. The VSL team had off yesterday, they resume their schedule today against the 2nd place Rays team. Bradenton has the day off today, they will next play Tuesday night at home versus Brevard County. Please note the early afternoon start time of West Virginia with Brandon Cumpton on the mound and the early afternoon game time for Altoona. Lineups for today’s games will be posted as soon as they are made available.

Colton Cain gets the morning start for the Power

AAA: Indianapolis (23-28) VS Scranton/WB (26-21) 6:05pm
Probable starter: Sean Gallagher (1-7 7.17)

Game notes: Brad Lincoln lasted just 5 IP giving up 6 earned runs on nine hits. He walked just one and struck out five. Brian Friday went 1-2 with a double and 2 walks. Alex Presley went 1-3 with a walk and a SB. Andy Marte went 2-4 with 2 RBI’s.Indy managed just 5 hits and the 5-9 hitters in the batting order went a combined 0-18.

AA: Altoona (25-23) @ Binghamton (14-31) 1:05pm
Probable starter: Michael Colla (3-1 2.54)

Game notes: Altoona managed to collect just six hits, all singles during yesterday’s 4-1 loss. Tim Alderson pitched 2 innings allowing a lead off home run before settling down and retiring six of the next seven batters he faced, three by strikeout. He came into the game having allowed just one prior HR and only 3 earned runs total over the course of 28.2 IP. His ERA now stands at 1.17 and he has 27 K’s in 30.2 IP.

High-A: Bradenton (19-32) VS Brevard County (20-31) 6:00pm 5/31
Probable starter: Kyle McPherson (3-1 3.22)

Game notes: Brett Lorin gave up 4 earned runs in 5 IP yesterday. He allowed 9 hits, walked none and struck out five. Donald Veal followed him up with 2 scoreless innings striking out five batters. Aaron Baker went 2-4 with a double and a triple. Calvin Anderson drove in 2 runs, he now has 24 RBI’s on the season. Bradenton has now lost 12 of their last 13 games.

Low-A: West Virginia (23-25) VS Hickory (27-22) 1:05pm
Probable starter: Brandon Cumpton (5-3 5.04)

Game notes: Jameson Taillon had his best start so far going 5 innings while allowing one run on 2 hits, no walks and he struck out four. Victor Black made his 2nd appearance pitching a scoreless inning and retiring the side in order for the 2nd straight game. Mel Rojas went 2-4 with a stolen base. Elias Diaz went 2-4 with 2 RBI’s. He is hitting .353 in his last 10 games. The West Virginia pitching staff has issued the fewest walks in all of full-season baseball with exactly 100.

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

Games notes: The VSL Pirates were off yesterday. They resume their schedule today vs the VSL Rays. The Pirates currently sit in 4th place, three games back of the 1st place Mariners. Carlos Esqueda ranks 2nd in the VSL in runs scored, doubles and stolen bases. Kelly Aponte leads the league in walks with 10, he had just 16 all of last year.

DSL: DSL Pirates (2-0) VS DSL Red Sox (2-0) 10:30am

Game notes: Yunior Montero, making his pro debut pitched 5 scoreless innings allowing just 2 hits and he struck out four. He was among the first group of players signed during last year’s July 2nd signing period. Christopher De Leon followed him with 4 more scoreless innings leading to a 9-0 shutout win. He allowed just one single and struck out four. Rodney Polonia, son of former major leaguer Luis Polonia went 3-4 with 2 runs scored and a double. Edwin Espinal, a 17 year old infielder was added to the active roster and made his debut going 2-3 with a double and 2 RBI’s. Jhoanel Jimenez, announced as released prior to the season, was resigned. The 20 year old catcher went 2-2 with 2 walks.

Indianapolis Lineup










West Virginia Lineup

Maggi SS

Rojas CF

Grovatt RF

Howard 1B

Emsley-Pai DH

Diaz C

Noris LF

Avila 3B

Vasquez 2B

Altoona Lineup

Holt 2B

Marte CF

Latimore LF

Mercer SS

Curry 1B – Double A debut

Farrell 3B

Watts C

Chalk RF

Colla P

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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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  • Anonymous

    West Virginia plays at 11:o5 tomorrow; Cumpton is starting today

    • Anonymous

      Thank you.  It’s been corrected now.

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