Minor League Schedule: 5/8/11

For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Jameson Taillon gets the start today for West Virginia, his third pro start. The last two days only West Virginia has won a game, last night’s 1-0 contest, and the four teams have scored just 13 total runs. Lineups for today’s games will be posted as soon as they are made available.

Taillon will make his third start tonight.

AAA: Indianapolis (9-21) @ Norfolk (12-17) 1:15pm
Probable starter: Brad Lincoln (1-3 6.49)

Game notes: Justin Wilson went 5 innings last night allowing 3 runs, two of them earned while striking out four. Andrew Lambo was 1-2 with his 8th double, a HBP, sac fly and his 5th RBI. His double was the team’s only extra base hit. Josh Harrison returned from the DL and went 1-3 with a walk and an RBI. He is batting .373 on the year.

AA: Altoona (13-14) @ Richmond (14-15) 2:05pm
Probable starter: Jared Hughes (0-1 4.88)

Game notes: Altoona managed just two singles during yesterday’s 5-0 loss. Jeremy Farrell went 1-2 with 2 walks and Tony Sanchez went 1-3 with a walk. Tim was at the game and posted this wrap-up of it.

High-A: Bradenton (14-16) @ Charlotte (11-19) 1:30pm
Probable starter: Kyle McPherson (1-1 2.78)

Game notes: Nate Baker pitched just four innings last night allowing 3 earned runs on 7 hits with 3 K’s and he took the loss. Aaron Baker went 1-2 with 2 walks and drove in his team leading 25th run. Ramon Cabrera returned to the lineup for the first time since April 26th and went 2-3 with a walk raising his batting average to .412.

Low-A: West Virginia (12-15) @ Augusta (10-19) 2:05pm
Probable starter: Jameson Taillon (0-0 1.50)

Game notes: Zach Dodson pitched 5 scoreless innings last night striking out five while walking just one and giving up five hits, all of them singles. Brooks Pounders followed him with three scoreless inning racking up 4 K’s. He now has 22 K’s in 15 IP and an ERA of just 1.80 in 7 games. Daniel Grovatt drew 3 walks and now has 22 on the year against just 10 strikeouts.

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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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