Minor League Schedule: 6/6/11

Minor League Schedule: 6/6/11
John Dreker

For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. The VSL and DSL teams had off yesterday, today Altoona takes the day off. Most eyes will be on the draft today but it should be interesting to see how Zack Von Rosenberg follows up his last start which was his best of the season and second straight quality start. Lineups for today’s games will be posted as soon as they are made available.

Von Rosenberg has allowed 3 runs in his last 12 IP

AAA: Indianapolis (27-31) VS Syracuse (23-31) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Brian Burres (2-6 3.94)

Game notes: Indy lost the completion of Saturday’s game 6-4 prior to playing Sunday’s game. Chase d’Arnaud, Brian Friday, Matt Hague and Gorkys Hernandez all had 2 hits in the first game. Rudy Owens pitched the scheduled game and went 5.2 IP giving up 1 ER on 5 hits, 1 walk and 1 strikeout. He threw 70 of his 100 pitches for strikes. Matt Hague played 3B and went 3-3 with a walk. Eric Fryer hit his 1st AAA home run. Andrew Lambo added two doubles.

AA: Altoona (28-28) VS Erie (27-28) 7:00pm 6/7
Probable starter: Aaron Thompson (2-5 4.91)

Game notes: Aaron Pribanic went 5 innings giving up 5 runs on 8 hits, 2 walks and he struck out four. Donald Veal pitched his first game for Altoona but lasted just 1 IP giving up 3 runs on 2 home runs. Jordy Mercer went 2-4 and hit his 9th and 10th homers. He also drove in 3 runs and now has 33 RBI’s on the season. Aaron Thompson pitched one inning but only threw 10 pitches so he may or may not make his scheduled Tuesday night start.

High-A: Bradenton (23-34) @ Charlotte (24-33) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Phillip Irwin (3-0 2.43)

Game notes: Kyle McPherson pitched 4 innings giving up just one run on 4 hits. He walked none, hit a batter and struck out five. Aaron Baker went 2-3 with a double,RBI and a walk. He now has 44 RBI’s on the year. Robbie Grossman scored the only run of the game for Bradenton, he leads the FSL with 48 runs scored which is seven more than anyone else.

Low-A: West Virginia (27-28) VS Delmarva (31-26) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Zack Von Rosenberg (1-4 6.80)

Game notes: Colton Cain pitched 6 innings yesterday giving up 5 runs but only 2 were earned runs. He gave up five hits, one walk and struck out two. Victor Black followed him with two perfect innings retiring all six batters he faced, one by strikeout. Brooks Pounders retired the side in the 9th. Elias Diaz went 3-3 with a walk, double and triple. Daniel Grovatt walked twice,he now has 34 base on balls on the year, 3rd most in the SAL. He trails former teammate Matt Curry who has been promoted, by one.

VSL: VSL Pirates (8-8) VS VSL Tigers (6-8) 9:00am DH

Games notes: The VSL Pirates had off yesterday and were rained out Saturday. They have a doubleheader today, the first game being the make-up game for the May 17th rainout. With an 8-8 record they currently sit tied for 3rd place, two games behind the first place Mariners team.

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

Game notes: The DSL Pirates were off yesterday. Prior to that they had three straight rainouts leaving them with just 4 games played their first full week.

Indianapolis Lineup:










Bradenton 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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