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Minor League Schedule: 4/23/12

Altoona is off today. When they resume play on Tuesday night, they will begin a three game series at home with Harrisburg.  West Virginia is also off today. They will begin a four game series at home against Savannah on Tuesday night. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here.

Wilson leads Indianapolis with 17 strikeouts

Triple-A: Indianapolis (7-9) @ Louisville (6-12) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Justin Wilson (1-2 3.57)

Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 2 Louisville 3 (game story here)

Justin Wilson will get his fourth start of the season tonight. He has struck out 17 batters so far in 17.2 innings. Justin has allowed three walks in his last two starts after issuing six free passes in his season opener. On 4/11 against Columbus, he gave up one run in 6.2 innings, recording seven strikeouts. Opposing hitters are batting .203 off of him and left-handed hitters are batting just .167

Double-A: Altoona (7-8) VS Harrisburg (11-6) 6:30pm 4/24
Probable starter: Mike Colla(0-2 5.14)

Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 8 Richmond 3

Altoona is off today.

High-A: Bradenton (7-9) VS Jupiter (7-9) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Colton Cain (0-1 3.55)

Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 4 Jupiter 14

Colton Cain will be making his fourth start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 12.2 innings so far, allowing 12 hits, eight runs(five were earned) and seven walks, while striking out nine batters. On 4/12 against Fort Myers, Cain threw five scoreless innings, giving up just two hits and one walk. Right-handed batters are hitting just .167 off of Colton, while lefties are batting .455

Low-A: West Virginia (5-12) VS Savannah (10-8) 7:05pm 4/24
Probable starter: TBA

Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 3 Charleston 4

West Virginia is off today.

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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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