Minor League Schedule: 6/4/11

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 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.

Cumpton has won six straight starts

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.

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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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