Minor League Schedule: 5/7/11

For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. The four Pirates teams last night combined for four losses by a combined score of 29-6 versus teams that were a combined 40-69 coming into the day. Things can only get better today and they have real nice lineup of starting pitchers scheduled to go. Tim will be covering the Altoona game tonight for the site and will have a full report following the game. Lineups for today’s games will be posted as soon as they are made available. 

Justin Wilson gets his sixth start of the year tonight

AAA: Indianapolis (9-20) @ Norfolk (11-17) 7:15pm
Probable starter: Justin Wilson (2-2 2.70)

Game notes: Brian Friday went 2-3 last night with a run scored and Pedro Ciriaco went 1-4 with the team’s only RBI on the day. Indianapolis had just six, all of them singles. Jose Ascanio pitched one scoreless inning as he nears the end of his 30 day rehab stint. He will need to be added to the 25 man roster by next week if they want to be sure to keep him, he has no minor league options left.

AA: Altoona (13-13) @ Richmond (13-15) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Aaron Thompson (2-2 3.49)

Game notes: Jeff Locke went 5 innings allowing just one run on four hits but he walked four and for the second straight start he struck out just one hitter after striking out 10 on 4/25. Starling Marte went 2-4 with his 2nd homer of the year. Jeremy Farrell went 2-4 with his 10th double.

High-A: Bradenton (14-15) VS Charlotte (10-19) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Nate Baker (2-0 5.00)

Game notes: Quinton Miller went 5 innings giving up 8 earned runs on 10 hits with just one strikeout. He has struck out just one of the last 53 batters he has faced. Bradenton collected just five hits, all singles and never more than one in any inning.
Low-A: West Virginia (11-15) @ Augusta (10-18) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Zachary Dodson (2-2 3.75)

Game notes: Zack Von Rosenberg went 6 innings allowing four runs including two 2-run homeruns. He walked none and struck out six. Zac Fuesser followed him with 2 scoreless innings, striking out three and lowering his ERA to 1.50 in 18 innings with 21 strikeouts. Daniel Grovatt went 3-4 and is now hitting .303 on the season.

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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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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TQC5HKTKJ52MK7PN2CBR4JIWYQ Kevin

    More great pitching by WV tonight with only 2 BB and 10 Ks. Amazingly they average under 2 BB / game.

    The young pitching including ZVR will be fine.

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