Minor League Schedule: 7/19/11

For an in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. West Virginia has off today as they travel to Savannah for a three game series which starts tomorrow night. All three rookie league teams won yesterday and all are in first place.

Dodson makes his 2nd rehab start for State College

AAA: Indianapolis (49-48) VS Charlotte (48-49) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Rudy Owens (7-6 5.16)

Owens has made 17 starts so far this season, only Justin Wilson with 18 has made more for Indy. His 7 wins is tied for 2nd most with Brad Lincoln trailing only Wilson’s nine. In his last start, Rudy gave up 2 runs in 5.1 innings with seven strikeouts. His 107 hits allowed is the 5th most in the International League.

AA: Altoona (39-54) @ Akron (49-46) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Michael Colla(4-6 3.65)

Colla has made 15 starts this season and pitched 5 games in relief. His 91.1 innings pitched this season is a career high for the 2008 14th round pick. In his last start he gave up 4 runs in 5.2 IP on Thursday night.  In his last start vs Akron he gave up 4 runs in 5 innings on July 7th.

High-A: Bradenton (44-51 overall 14-11 2nd half) VS Dayton (50-43 overall 11-12 2nd half) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Ross Ohlendorf (0-0 0.00)

Ross will be making his 2nd rehab start for Bradenton. He threw 4 scoreless innings in his first start last Thursday giving up just 2 hits, no walks and he struck out three. He made just two major league starts before getting injured on April 8th.

Low-A: West Virginia (44-49 overall 9-16 2nd half) @ Savannah (54-40 overall 15-10 2nd half) 7:05pm 7/20
Probable starter: (TBD)

West Virginia currently sits in last place for the 2nd half division title, eight games behind 1st place Hickory, the team that also won the 1st half. No starter has been named for Wednesday night as of yet.

Short Season A: State College (9-22) @ Mahoning Valley (17-14) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Zack Dodson (0-0 12.00)

Dodson will make his 2nd rehab start with State College. He also made three rehab starts with the GCL team. He pitched 3 innings last Thursday giving up 4 runs on six hits, no walks and 5 strikeouts. On the season, his time between WV, GCL and SC has resulted in a 2-4 3.88 record in 11 starts covering 46.1 innings with just 13 walks and 42 strikeouts.

Rookie: GCL Pirates (17-8) VS GCL Braves (11-14) 12:00pm

The GCL Pirates are in 1st place, two games ahead of the Phillies and Yankees.

VSL: VSL Pirates (32-22) VS VSL Rays (30-23) 11:00am

The VSL Pirates are in first place and have a 1 1/2 game lead over the 2nd place Rays who they play today.

DSL: DSL Pirates (27-15) VS DSL Rays (20-21) 10:30am

The DSL Pirates are in 1st place, 2 games ahead of the DSL Royals and Red Sox.

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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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