Minor League Schedule: 8/9/11

For an in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. The VSL Pirates won game one of the VSL playoffs. They are one win away from taking the league title. Altoona was off last night and West Virginia has off tonight. Bradenton has won 9 straight games.

Ohlendorf will make his 3rd rehab start while with Indianapolis

AAA: Indianapolis (61-56) @ Toledo (56-63) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Ross Ohlendorf (1-0 2.45)

Ross will make his 3rd rehab start with Indianapolis. He had previously made one rehab start with Altoona and two while with Bradenton. He has pitched a total of 23.2 innings allowing 24 hits, walking 8 and striking out 13. In his last start on Thursday he gave up 2 earned runs in 6 innings. He allowed 6 hits, walked three and struck out three.

AA: Altoona (50-63) @ New Britian (56-58) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Jeff Locke (6-8 4.22)

Jeff has made 21 starts and one relief appearance this year. He is the Altoona team leader in strikeouts with 108 and his 119.1 innings pitched is just behind team leader Aaron Pribanic. In his 4 starts since the all-star break Jeff has a 1-0 2.52 record over 25 innings pitched. He allowed one run over 7 innings on Wednesday night.

High-A: Bradenton (58-56 overall 28-16 2nd half) @ Ft Myers (51-63 overall 17-27 2nd half) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Brandon Cumpton (2-1 4.33)

Cumpton will get his 8th start since joining Bradenton and his overall 20th start of the season. He has a combined record between West Virginia and Bradenton of 9-5 4.31 in 110.2 innings with 24 walks and 82 strikeouts. He gave up just one run over 6 innings in his last start on Thursday and in his prior start he struck out 8 batters over 6 innings.

Low-A: West Virginia (54-58 overall 19-25 2nd half) VS Charleston (44-70 overall 18-26 2nd half) 7:05pm 8/10
Probable starter: Zac Fuesser (3-4 3.00)

Zac will get his 11th start of the year tonight, he has also made 15 relief appearances. As a starter he has a 1-3 3.83 record in 54 innings with 43 strikeouts. In his last start on Thursday night he allowed just one run over 7 innings. He faced Charleston in back to back starts in July and gave up just one run over 7 innings on the 18th but followed that with seven earned runs over just 4 innings six days later.

Short Season A: State College (20-31) VS Aberdeen (18-32) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Michael Jefferson (1-1 5.70)

State College currently sits in last place in their division, ten games back despite going 8-2 in their last ten games. Samuel Gonzalez and Carlos Mesa were both elected to the NYPL all-star game which takes place next week. Mesa will not play in the game due to injury.

Rookie: GCL Pirates (24-19) VS GCL Tigers (20-23) 12:00pm

The GCL Pirates are currently in 2nd place, 4.5 games back in the standings.

VSL: VSL Pirates (40-32) VS VSL Rays (38-33) 11:00am

The VSL Pirates have finished their season and will play game two of the VSL playoffs today, one win away from the league title.

DSL: DSL Pirates (36-20) VS DSL Rays (26-32) 10:30am

The DSL Pirates are in 2nd place, one game back of the DSL Royals who they play two more times this year. Their season ends on August 19th.

Enjoy this story? Pirates Prospects will be switching to a subscription site on 4/13, so that we can continue bringing you the best Pirates coverage there is. For a very small monthly price, you can continue getting articles like this, along with coverage from every minor league city. Get more information here, and subscribe today!

Share This Article

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.

Minor League Schedule: 8/8/11

Next Story »

Minor League Schedule: 8/10/11

Latest Analysis

  • Alen Hanson f

    Pirates Talk With David Todd: Hanson, Ramirez, Taillon, Kingham, Richard, Worley

    3 hours ago

    I was on 970 ESPN in Pittsburgh this afternoon for my weekly segment with David Todd. The podcast can be heard below. Here is a summary of ...

    Read More
  • Billy Roth is the top prospect in Bristol this year.

    Another Projectable Prep Pitcher Sees An Increase in His Velocity

    9 hours ago

    When discussing the best Pittsburgh Pirates draft under Neal Huntington, the 2011 group has to be at the top of the list. It features Gerrit Cole, Tyler ...

    Read More
  • Arquimedes Caminero

    Breaking Down the Final Pirates Roster Battles After Today’s Cuts

    2 days ago

    With less than a week remaining in camp, the Pittsburgh Pirates made their latest round of cuts this morning, sending three relievers to minor league camp, including ...

    Read More
  • Keller Supak Hinsz

    Even With the New Draft Rules, the Pirates Are Still Loading Up on Projectable Pitchers

    3 days ago

    From 2008-2011, the Pittsburgh Pirates spent a lot of resources on projectable pitchers out of high school. So far, this approach has led to breakout performances from ...

    Read More
  • Josh Bell made the move to first base over the off-season. (Photo credit: David Hague)

    Why Should You Care About Prospects?

    5 days ago

    Yesterday I had a shorter day than usual. The Pirates had cuts at the MLB level, and a road game. The day was shortened at Pirate City, ...

    Read More
  • Gregory Polanco

    Q&A: Trading Prospects For Rentals, Polanco Concerns, Meadows vs Appel

    5 days ago

    I missed the Q&A last week due to a common problem in Spring Training: I forgot what day it was. It was around 6:00 that I was ...

    Read More
  • Nick Kingham f

    Improving His Two-Seam Fastball will Make Nick Kingham a More Effective Pitcher

    7 days ago

    With Jameson Taillon returning from Tommy John surgery, and unlikely to make an impact at the Major League level early in the year, the top prospect to ...

    Read More
  • Arquimedes Caminero 3

    The Roster Situations That Could Impact the Makeup of the Pirates Bullpen

    1 week ago

    There are less than two weeks remaining in Spring Training, and the one area where the Pittsburgh Pirates had actual position battles is heating up. There were ...

    Read More
  • Jordan Luplow

    How the Pirates are Trying to Stay Ahead of the Curve With the New Draft Rules

    1 week ago

    The 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement brought a lot of changes to Major League Baseball. The biggest change for the Pittsburgh Pirates came in the draft. From 2008-2011, ...

    Read More
  • Alen Hanson

    The Key For Alen Hanson to Help the Pirates in the Majors This Year

    1 week ago

    When the Pittsburgh Pirates moved Alen Hanson to second base last year, part of the plan was to get him to the majors faster by putting him at ...

    Read More
  • Browse More Articles

    More