Minor League Schedule: 5/5/11

For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Indianapolis and West Virginia both had the day off last night, all four teams are on the schedule for today after just four total games in the last two days. Please take note of the early morning start time in Altoona. Lineups for today’s games will be posted as soon as they are made available.

Pribanic gets the early morning start today for Altoona

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

Game notes: Indianapolis had the day off yesterday, they resume their schedule today on the road versus Norfolk. Indianapolis is currently in last place, trailing first place Columbus by 13.5 games. John Bowker cleared waivers yesterday and will report to Indy.

AA: Altoona (12-12) VS Akron (13-13) 11:00am
Probable starter: Aaron Pribanic (2-0 1.50)

Game notes: Michael Colla made his second career start last night allowing 2 earned runs on 3 hits with 4 strikeouts. Eric Fryer hit his third homer of the year. Jeremy Farrell drew a walk his 1st AB before leaving the game early for a second straight time. They first time on Monday was due to an ankle injury.

High-A: Bradenton (13-14) VS St Lucie (19-8) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Phillip Irwin (0-0 1.50)

Game notes: Jeff Inman pitched 5 innings yesterday allowing just 1 earned run on 2 hits. Robbie Grossman went 1-3 with a walk,2 stolen bases and 2 RBI’s while Jarek Cunningham drove in his 20th run of the year. Diego Moreno threw 2 innings giving up one run and collected the victory while Ryan Beckman picked up his 5th save of the year (two with WV).

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

Game notes: West Virginia had off yesterday and will resume their schedule on the road against the Augusta Greenjackets today. WV is in 6th place in their division trailing Hickory by 6.5 games.

Indianapolis Lineup:

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Hague-1b

Jaramillo-dh

Brown-c

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Friday-3b

Hernandez-cf

Altoona Lineup:

Holt-2b

Marte-cf

Latimore-lf

Mercer-ss

Sanchez-dh

Ford-3b

Fryer-c

Durham-1b

Hernandez-rf

Bradenton Lineup: (Phillip Irwin now scheduled to start)

Grossman-rf

Cunningham-2b

Chambers-cf

Baker-1b

Anderson-dh

E.Gonzalez-3b

Paulino-c

Santos-lf

B.Gonzalez-ss

West Virginia Lineup:

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Maggi-2b

Curry-1b

Howard-dh

Grovatt-rf

Rojas-cf

Diaz-c

Vasquez-lf

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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