Minor League Schedule: 5/9/11

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 made his 3rd start yesterday and now sits at 1-0 1.64 in 11 innings with 11 strikeouts. All four teams won yesterday after going 1-7 the previous two days combined. Bradenton has off today, they will resume their schedule in Tampa on Tuesday night. Altoona is tied for first place in their division. Indianapolis has yet to name a starter for today,we will update the starter as soon as one is named. Lineups for today’s games will be posted as soon as they are made available.

Cumpton has made two straight successful appearances

AAA: Indianapolis (10-21) @ Durham (19-12) 7:05pm
Probable starter: TBD ()

Game notes: Brad Lincoln pitched 6 innings yesterday giving up just one run on 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out seven and earning his 2nd win of the year. Andrew Lambo went 2-4 with 2 RBI’s and Alex Presley had 3 hits,an RBI,a stolen base and improved his batting average to .377.

AA: Altoona (14-14) @ Harrisburg (14-15) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Michael Colla (1-1 4.00)

Game notes: Starling Marte went 3-5 with a double and a stolen base yesterday. He leads the team in SB with 8 and hits with 35 which ranks him 5th in the Eastern League. Jordy Mercer went 3-5 with a double and RBI. He is hitting .368 over his last 10 games.

High-A: Bradenton (15-16) @ Tampa (10-20) 7:00pm 5/10
Probable starter: Jeff Inman (1-0 1.64)

Game notes: Kyle McPherson pitched 7 innings yesterday giving up 2 earned runs on just 4 hits with no walks and 8 strikeouts. Aaron Baker hit a 3 run homer and now has a team leading 28 RBI’s, good for 2nd highest in the FSL. Jarek Cunningham went 2-4 with his 4th triple which leads the FSL.

Low-A: West Virginia (13-15) @ Charleston (12-18) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Brandon Cumpton (1-3 10.61)

Game notes: Jameson Taillon pitched 5 innings yesterday allowing one run on three hits with no walks and five strikeouts and picking up his first professional win. Matt Curry went 2-3 with a walk, double, home run and drove in 5 runs while also stealing his 5th base of the year. Kawika Emsley-Pai drove in 4 runs and is now batting .412 in limited time.

Indianapolis Lineup:

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Jose Ascanio started and pitched one inning followed by Dan Meyer and Garrett Olson

Altoona Lineup:

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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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