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Minor League Schedule: 7/21/11

For an in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. All three rookie league teams are in first place. The DSL Pirates were off yesterday and resume their schedule today. All eight teams will be in action today.

Taillon has struggled in his last two starts

AAA: Indianapolis (50-49) VS Charlotte (49-50) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Justin Wilson (9-5 3.79)

Wilson will make his 19 start of the year as he enters the game just one out short of the 100 inning mark. His 9 wins leads Indy and ranks him second in the International League, just one behind the leader. His 74 K’s ranks him 3rd on the team, twelve behind team leader Brad Lincoln. Justin gave up 2 runs in 5 innings in his last start on Saturday. His previous outing on July 7th he threw five shutout innings.

AA: Altoona (40-56) VS New Britain (49-46) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Aaron Pribanic (5-8 4.38)

Aaron will get his 19th start and 20th appearance tonight. He ranks 11th in innings pitched in the Eastern League, just 2/3 of an inning behind teammate Jeff Locke who is also the team leader. His 114 hits allowed ranks as the 5th highest amount in the league. He gave up 3 earned runs over 6 innings in his last start on Saturday. He has walked just 14 batters all year and allowed just 6 homers.

High-A: Bradenton (46-51 overall 16-11 2nd half) VS Tampa (51-44 overall 14-12 2nd half) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Brett Sinkbeil (1-5 5.22)

The Marauders are currently tied with Charlotte for 2nd place in their division, one game behind St Lucie, the team that won the 1st half title. They are nine games behind St Lucie in the overall season standings. If St Lucie wins both half titles, the team with the second best record in the division will play them in the playoffs. The current 2nd best team overall is Ft Myers, 2.5 games better than Bradenton.

Low-A: West Virginia (45-49 overall 10-16 2nd half) @ Savannah (54-41 overall 15-11 2nd half) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Jameson Taillon (2-2 4.13)

Taillon, the Pirates top prospect will be making his 15th pro start tonight. His last two outings have been rough as he has given up a total of 12 runs and 15 hits in just 7.1 innings pitched. He has also walked 5 batters in his last 3 starts after giving up just 4 walks in his first 11 starts. He has 54 strikeouts on the year in 56.2 innings pitched. This will be his first start vs Savannah.

Short Season A: State College (10-23) @ Mahoning Valley (18-15) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Matt Benedict (1-1 3.54)

State College is in last place in their division, nine games behind 1st place Batavia. They are tied with Aberdeen for the worst record in the NYPL. They are 3-5 so far this year vs Mahoning Valley.

Rookie: GCL Pirates (19-8) VS GCL Phillies (15-12) 12:00pm

The GCL Pirates are in 1st place, three games ahead of the Yankees.

VSL: VSL Pirates (32-24) VS VSL Reds (28-29) 11:00am

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

DSL: DSL Pirates (27-16) VS DSL Astros (13-26) 10:30am

The DSL Pirates are in 1st place, 1 game ahead of the DSL Royals.

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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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