Minor League Schedule: 7/24/11

For an in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. The DSL Pirates are on their all-star break. The VSL and GCL Pirates are both off today. All three teams resume play on Monday and all three of them are in first place.

Owens threw seven strong innings his last outing

AAA: Indianapolis (52-50) VS Rochester (38-62) 2:05pm
Probable starter: Rudy Owens (4-6 4.97)

Rudy will get his 19th start of the year today for Indy. On Tuesday night he threw 7 innings giving up 2 runs on 4 hits and 4 walks. He last faced Rochester on June 17th and he took the loss giving up five runs in five innings of work. At home this year he is 3-4 5.04 in nine starts. Owens is 4th on the team in innings pitched, tied for 2nd in starts, he’s first in hits allowed and 5th in strikeouts.

AA: Altoona (42-57) VS New Britain (50-48) 6:00pm
Probable starter: Ross Ohlendorf (NR)

Ross will be making his first rehab appearance with Altoona and his 3rd overall rehab start. He went 4 innings in his last start on Tuesday with Bradenton giving up 4 runs on 8 hits with a walk and three strikeouts. Prior to that he pitched 4 scoreless innings on July 14th allowing just 2 hits and striking out three.

High-A: Bradenton (47-53 overall 17-13 2nd half) VS Tampa (53-45 overall 16-13 2nd half) 5:00pm
Probable starter: Brett Lorin (6-5 2.88)

Brett will get his 13th start of the year and 20th overall appearance today for Bradenton. He went 5 innings on Tuesday allowing just a solo home run while striking out three and he won his 3rd straight game. As a starter this year he is 3-4 3.43 and at home he has a 4-3 2.55 record in 11 games, seven as a starter. He leads the team in wins with his six and strikeouts with 78. He is 2nd to Nate Baker in innings pitched and only Phillip Irwin(2.02 in 10 starts) among starters has a lower ERA.

Low-A: West Virginia (45-52 overall 10-19 2nd half) @ Charleston (40-59 overall 14-15 2nd half) 5:05pm
Probable starter: Zac Fuesser (2-3 2.31)

Zac will get his 8th start of the season, he has also made 15 relief appearances. As a starter he has gone 0-2 2.84 with 35 strikeouts in 38 innings. During his last start on Monday he gave up just one run in seven innings vs this same Charleston team he will face today. He is 3rd on the Power in strikeouts with 70 trailing Colton Cain and Zack Von Rosenberg who are tied with 74 apiece.

Short Season A: State College (10-26) VS Brooklyn (20-15) 6:05pm
Probable starter: Zack Dodson (0-1 7.71)

Dodson will be making his 3rd rehab start with State College which follows up 3 rehab starts for the GCL team. He went 4 innings in his last start giving up 5 runs, 2 earned and walked two without striking out a batter. On the season between his three stops he has a 2-5 3.93 record in 12 starts during which he has totaled 50.1 innings pitched. He has given up 53 hits, walked 15 and struck out 42 on the year.

Rookie: GCL Pirates (19-11) VS GCL Blue Jays (11-19) 12:00pm 7/25

The GCL Pirates are in 1st place tied with the Yankees.

VSL: VSL Pirates (33-25) VS VSL Reds (31-28) 11:00am 7/25

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

DSL: DSL Pirates (29-16) VS DSL Mets2 (20-29) 10:30am 7/25

The DSL Pirates are in 1st place,tied with the DSL Royals who have played two more games

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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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