Minor League Schedule: 5/6/11

For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Down in Bradenton Quinton Miller and Phillip Irwin swapped spots in the rotation so Miller is now scheduled to go today instead of yesterday. Two top ten prospects are going tonight, Jeff Locke was ranked 8th in our 2011 Prospect Guide while Zack Von Rosenberg was ranked 9th overall. Lineups for today’s games will be posted as soon as they are made available.

Locke will be starting for the Curve today

AAA: Indianapolis (9-19) @ Norfolk (10-17) 7:15pm
Probable starter: Sean Gallagher (0-4 8.74)

Game notes: Chase d’Arnaud went 2-5 last night with a double,home run and 3 RBI’s. Matt Hague also went 2-5 while driving in 3 runs and hit his 2nd homer of the year. Alex Presley went 3-5,with a double, triple and scored 3 runs.

AA: Altoona (13-12) @ Richmond (12-15) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Jeff Locke (1-3 3.71)

Game notes: Aaron Pribanic improved his record to 3-0 after going 5 IP yesterday, allowing 2 ER and striking out three with no walks. Tim Alderson followed him pitching 2 IP allowing just an unearned run and lowering his ERA to 1.17 in 15.1 IP. Jordy Mercer went 2-4 and has hit .353 over his last nine games.

High-A: Bradenton (14-14) @ Charlotte (9-19) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Quinton Miller (1-2 8.84)

Game notes: Phillip Irwin started yesterday’s game and went 5 strong innings allowing just one 4th inning hit while striking out two. Brett Lorin followed him and struck out 6 batters in just 2.2 IP of work. Jarek Cunningham went 3-4 with a triple and his 8th homer. Aaron Baker drove in his team leading 24th run.

Low-A: West Virginia (11-14) @ Augusta (9-18) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Zack Von Rosenberg (0-1 6.41)

Game notes: Colton Cain went 4.2 IP yesterday allowing 5 runs and due to some poor defense behind him just one of those runs was earned. He allowed just three hits and struck out five. Gift Ngoepe went 4-5 from the leadoff spot raising his average to .299 on the year. Andrew Maggi went 2-5 with two RBI’s but is hitting just .157 so far.

Indianapolis Lineup:










Altoona Lineup:










Bradenton Lineup:










The Bradenton Lineup was changed after a rain delay. Cunningham is now batting 3rd, Chambers was scratched. Grossman moved to CF, Santos batting 2nd now and Cole White was inserted into the lineup in RF in the 8th spot

West Virginia Lineup:










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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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