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Minor League Schedule: 6/3/11

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 makes his 8th career start today. He currently has pitched 29 IP giving up 28 hits while issuing just 4 walks. He also has 24 strikeouts and has given up 2 home runs. Quinton Miller will start today, getting pushed back a day with the off day for Bradenton last week giving him 2 extra days rest. Lineups for today’s games will be posted as soon as they are made available.

Taillon makes his 8th start tonight for the Power

AAA: Indianapolis (25-30) VS Syracuse (31-23) 7:15pm
Probable starter: Brad Lincoln (4-5 4.71)

Game notes: Justin Wilson pitched 6 solid innings following up his worst outing of the year last week. He went 6 IP giving up 2 runs that were unearned, he walked 3 and struck out 3 and gave up five hits for the win. Alex Presley went 3-5 with two 3 run homers, he now has 8 home runs on the year. Chase d’Arnaud returned to the lineup for the first time since May 22nd and went 1-4 with 2 walks. Matt Hague added his 4th homer and Gorkys Hernandez went 3-5 with two doubles.

AA: Altoona (28-25) VS Portland (16-36) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Jared Hughes (3-2 3.40)

Game notes: Live recap of the game was posted here.

High-A: Bradenton (22-32) VS Brevard County (20-34) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Quinton Miller (2-5 7.71)

Game notes: Quinton Miller was pushed back one day and Donald Veal got the start pitching two innings giving up one run and striking out three. Nate Baker pitched 6 innings to finish the game and he did well giving up just one run on four hits while striking out five. He’s allowed just 2 runs in his last 3 games spanning 16.2 IP. Bradenton got two hits each from Robbie Grossman, Aaron Baker and Elevys Gonzalez who hit his 16th double and drove in his 34th run.

Low-A: West Virginia (26-26) @ Lexington (26-28) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Jameson Taillon (1-1 3.10)

Game notes: Tyler Waldron pitched 6 innings giving up 5 hits and just one run which came on a solo homer. He allowed no walks, struck out four and lowered his ERA to 3.92 in 43.2 IP. Andrew Maggi went 1-3 with a walk and his first homer as a pro in his 236th AB. He leadoff the game with that HR and that was the only run the team scored. The Power scattered 6 more hits the rest of the game, all singles.

VSL: VSL Pirates (7-8) VS VSL Phillies (6-9) 11:00am

Games notes: Roberto Espinoza gave up just one run over four innings in his 4th start. He struck out 4 and now has 17 K’s in 17 IP. Dilson Herrera had his first career hitless game but he did reach via a walk and scored a run. 16 year old SS Jose Salazar drove in 2 runs with his first double. Kelly Aponte went 1-1 with a double, sac fly, walk and HBP. He now has a 1.061 OPS.

DSL: DSL Pirates (3-1) VS DSL Yankees2 (2-2) 10:30am

Game notes: The DSL team was rained out yesterday. No makeup date was announced. Only two teams in the entire league played a full game yesterday.

Indianapolis Lineup:

Ford-2b

Friday-ss

Presley-lf

Bowker-rf

Marte-3b

Hague-1b

Fryer-c

Hernandez-cf

Lincoln-p

Altoona Lineup:

Holt-2b

Chalk-cf

Latimore-lf

Mercer-ss

Curry-1b

Sanchez-c

Watts-dh

Picart-3b

Hernandez-rf

Bradenton Lineup:

Grossman-rf

Cunningham-2b

Baker-1b

Anderson-dh

E.Gonzalez-3b

Chambers-cf

Rubinstein-lf

Paulino-c

Brown-ss

West Virginia Lineup:

Maggi-ss

Rojas-cf

Grovatt-rf

Howard-1b

Emsley-Pai-dh

Diaz-c

Noris-lf

Vasquez-2b

Avila-3b

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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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