Minor League Schedule: 5/4/11

Minor League Schedule: 5/4/11
John Dreker

For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Both West Virginia and Altoona were rained out last night and Bradenton had the day scheduled off so only Indianapolis played yesterday and they split their doubleheader. Both Indianapolis and West Virginia have schedule days off so only two night games are on the schedule tonight. Lineups for today’s games will be posted as soon as they are made available.

Inman is due to start for Bradenton today.

AAA: Indianapolis (8-19) @ Norfolk (10-16) 7:15pm Thur 5/5
Probable starter: Brian Burres (0-4 6.39)

Game notes: Brad Lincoln pitched five innings in game one of yesterday’s doubleheader allowing just 2 earned runs while striking out five and picking up his first victory of the season. Rudy Owens started game two and lasted just 2.1 IP allowing 5 runs before being ejected for hitting a batter directly following a 3 run homer. Matt Hague drove in 4 runs in game two. Indianapolis is currently in last place, trailing first place Columbus by 13.5 games.

AA: Altoona (11-11) VS Akron (12-12) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Michael Colla (1-1 4.15)

Game notes: Altoona was rained out last night. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on May 21st starting at 5pm. Altoona is currently in 2nd place just a half game behind the division leading Harrisburg Senators.

High-A: Bradenton (12-14) VS St Lucie (19-7) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Jeff Inman (1-0 1.59)

Game notes: Bradenton had the day off yesterday. They resume their schedule today versus the St Lucie Mets who have the best record in the Florida State League. Bradenton is in 4th place in their division currently 7 games behind the Mets.

Low-A: West Virginia (11-13) @ Augusta (8-18) 7:05pm Thur 5/5
Probable starter: Colton Cain (1-1 4.58)

Game notes: Yesterday’s West Virginia game was rained out. They have not announced a make up date as of yet. They have today off and will resume their schedule on the road against the Augusta Greenjackets. WV is in 6th place trailing Hickory by 6.5 games.

Altoona Lineup:










Bradenton Lineup:










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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