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Minor League Schedule: 8/25/11

Jeff Locke makes his third start for Indianapolis.

For an in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. The GCL Pirates are currently tied for the wildcard spot in their league with just 3 games left on their schedule. Bradenton still has a two game lead after splitting a doubleheader with 2nd place Palm Beach yesterday.

AAA: Indianapolis (68-65) VS Columbus (82-51) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Jeff Locke (0-1 2.38)

Jeff will be making his 3rd start with Indy and his 25th start of the season. He had a 11.1 scoreless inning streak to start his AAA career snapped when Justin Thomas let all 3 inherited runners score, all with 2 outs. Prior to being take out Locke intentionally walked the last batter he faced. Between his two stops he has a 7-9 3.89 record121 strikeouts in 136.1 innings. Indianapolis has been eliminated from their division race. They have just 11 games left in their season and they are 6 games back in the wildcard race.

AA: Altoona (59-71) @ Binghamton (59-71) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Matt McSwain (2-0 3.94)

Matt made his first start with Altoona on Saturday night giving up 2 runs over 5 innings and getting a no-decision. He also made one start earlier in the year with Bradenton. He has pitched a total of 31 games in relief this year. In 78.1 innings he has giving up 72 hits, 19 walks and struck out 42.

High-A: Bradenton (65-61 overall 35-21 2nd half) VS Palm Beach (63-64 overall 34-24 2nd half) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Jason Erickson (1-2 4.53)

Jason has made just two starts this season while pitching 29 games in relief. He has given up 7 earned runs over 6 innings in those 2 starts and lost both of them. On the year he has pitched a total of 59.2 innings allowing 64 hits, 17 walks and he has struck out 43. He has picked up 3 saves on the year, the first ones of his career. The 2009 24th round draft pick made 28 starts combined over his first two seasons in the system.

Low-A: West Virginia (61-66 overall 25-33 2nd half) @ Greensboro (69-59 overall 29-29 2nd half) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Porfirio Lopez (2-4 3.57)

Lopez will make his 4th start of the season. He has pitched a combined 25 games in relief between WV and Bradenton. As a starter he has a 1-1 3.00 record. On the year he has a 4-5 4.14 record with 63 innings pitched. He has given up 60 hits, struck out 60 and allowed 28 walks. In his last start on Saturday he threw 5 shutout innings with 5 strikeouts.

Short Season A: State College (25-39) VS Jamestown (30-33) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Ryan Hafner (2-4 2.56)

Ryan will make his 13th appearance of the season tonight. He has allowed 2 runs or less in each of his last 7 starts. In the month of August he has gone 2-1 1.29 in 4 starts. In his last start on Saturday he allowed just one unearned run over 5 innings of work. He is 3rd on the team in starts with 11 and in innings pitched with 52.2

Rookie: GCL Pirates (32-25) VS GCL Phillies (24-31) 12:00pm

The GCL Pirates are currently in 2nd place, 5 games back in the standings.

VSL: VSL Pirates (40-32)

The VSL Pirates have finished their season. They won the VSL pennant for a sixth straight year.

DSL: DSL Pirates (41-28)

The DSL Pirates finished tied for 2nd in their division, 5.5 games back.

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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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