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 has now made 8 starts and has a line of 2-1 3.71 in 34 IP. He has given up 37 hits but just 4 walks while striking out 28. Brett Lorin is making his first start since being named to the FSL all-star team. Brandon Cumpton has won six straight starts and goes tonight for West Virginia. Lineups for today’s games will be posted as soon as they are made available.
AAA: Indianapolis (26-30) VS Syracuse (31-24) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Sean Gallagher (1-7 6.99)
Game notes: Brad Lincoln pitched 7 innings allowing just one run on 6 hits while walking none and striking out just one. It was his 5th start of 6 or more innings and 2 or less runs allowed in the last 4 weeks. He also hit a double and triple and scored a run. The offense for Indy came courtesy of homers by Shelby Ford and Andy Marte.
AA: Altoona (28-26) VS Portland (17-36) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Michael Colla (4-1 2.20)
Game notes: Tim Alderson in relief lasted just 1.2 IP and left after getting hit by a line drive. He gave up 2 runs on 5 hits. Bryan Morris in relief of Alderson went 3.1 IP giving up 1 run on 5 hits, no walks and 1 strikeout. Brock Holt went 2-5 with his 11th stolen base. Matt Curry went 2-4, Jordy Mercer 1-3,double and walk and Tony Sanchez went 1-4 with his 19th RBI.
High-A: Bradenton (23-32) VS Charlotte (22-33) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Brett Lorin (2-2 3.25)
Game notes: Quinton Miller went 6 strong innings giving up just 2 runs on 5 hits. He walked one and struck out two picking up his 3rd win. Aaron Baker went 2-4 with his 8th homer and 4 RBI’s raising his total to 43 on the season. David Rubinstein went 3-5 with a 2 run homer. Bradenton scored 13 runs on 19 hits including 13 hits from the 6 through 9 hitters.
Low-A: West Virginia (27-26) @ Lexington (26-29) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Brandon Cumpton (6-3 4.53)
Game notes: Jameson Taillon gave up 4 runs over 5 IP with all four runs scoring in the 2nd inning. He allowed nine hits including a 2 run homer, walked none and struck out three. He also recorded eight outs on the ground. Casey Sadler followed him with 3 scoreless innings and hard-throwing Jason Townsend picked up his 5th save. Andrew Maggi went 3-5 with 2 RBI’s and his 3rd triple. Daniel Grovatt went 2-3 with 2 walks.
VSL: VSL Pirates (8-8) VS VSL Reds (8-8) 11:00am
Games notes: Andy Otamendi picked up his first career win going 5 IP and giving up just one earned run. The 18 year old lefty has given up 1 ER or less in 3 of his four starts. The team scored 15 runs on 15 hits with six players picking up multi-hit games. 16 year old SS Jose Salazar scored 4 runs and stole his first career base. Jose Roman and Kelly Aponte each drove in 3 runs while Ulises Montilla went 3-4 with 2 RBI’s. All three of them have 14 RBI’s on the season now.
DSL: DSL Pirates (3-1) VS DSL Rays (3-2) 10:30am
Game notes: The DSL team was rained out yesterday for the second day in a row. No makeup date for either game has been announced yet.
West Virginia Lineup: