Minor League Schedule: 6/10/11

For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. I will be covering game two of the West Virginia- Lakewood series for the site tonight. The game will actually be a 7 inning game as they will complete last night’s game first which was postponed in the 5th inning. Kyle McPherson is scheduled to make his AA debut tonight for Altoona.

Owens starts tonight for Indianapolis

AAA: Indianapolis (30-32) @ Buffalo (27-35) 7:35pm
Probable starter: Rudy Owens (5-4 4.65)

Game notes: Indy was defeated 15-2 yesterday, the highest amount of runs they have allowed all season. Gorkys Hernandez, Chase d’Arnaud and Alex Presley all had 2 hits apiece and Miles Durham drove in both runs on sacrifice flies. Presley ranks 2nd to Jeremy Hermidia in batting average in the International League with his .338 total.

AA: Altoona (30-29) @ Reading (32-27) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Kyle McPherson (AA debut)

Game notes: The Altoona recap game can be found here.

High-A: Bradenton (25-35) @ Jupiter (28-32) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Brett Lorin (2-3 3.10)

Game notes: Quinton Miller pitched 7 shutout innings, his best start of the year, winning his 4th game. It was his longest outing of the year and he tied his season high with 5 K’s. He gave up 5 hits, walked two and got 11 groundball outs. Evan Chambers went 2-4 with his 13th double. Calvin Anderson went 3-4 with his 9th home run. Ramon Cabrera went 2-5 and is now batting .331.

Low-A: West Virginia (28-29) @ Lakewood (28-30) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Brandon Cumpton (6-4 5.11)

Game notes: A full recap of the game was posted here.

VSL: VSL Pirates (11-9) VS VSL Rays (11-9) 11:00am

Games notes: The game yesterday versus the VSL Tigers was rained out. No makeup date has been announced as of yet.

DSL: DSL Pirates (5-2) VS DSL Royals (3-6) 10:30am

Game notes: Starter Jimmy Hernandez gave up one run in 3 innings and Christopher De Leon followed him with one run in 3.2 IP. Mervin Del Rosario finished the game with a scoreless inning giving him 5.2 scoreless innings to start his career. Recent Dutch signing Danny Arribas made his pro debut going 0-3 with a walk. He was signed as a catcher but made his debut at third base.

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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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