Minor League Schedule: 4/30/12

Top prospect Gerrit Cole, gets the fifth start of his professional career tonight. Tim Williams will be in Durham covering the Indianapolis game this afternoon. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here.

Cole is still looking for his first pro win

Triple-A: Indianapolis (12-10) @ Durham (6-18) 1:05pm
Probable starter: Jeff Locke (2-1 3.86)

Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 2 Durham 0 (game story here)

Jeff Locke will make his fifth start of the season this afternoon. In each of his last two starts, he has allowed one run in six innings, picking up the win both times. The first game he struck out eight and in his last start he struck out six batters. Jeff is second on the team with 21 strikeouts and he has issued just three walks all season. Left-handed batters are hitting .192 against him.

Double-A: Altoona (8-13) @ Erie (9-12) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Nate Baker (2-2 5.21)

Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 3 Akron 4 (13 innings/game one) Altoona 2 Akron 3 (games two)

Nate Baker will be making his fifth start of the season tonight. He has allowed ten earned runs between his last two starts after giving up just one earned run in his first two starts. In 19 innings, he has allowed 16 hits, ten walks and has struck out ten batters. Nate has yet to allow a home run this year and last year in 148.1 innings with Bradenton, he gave up just six home runs.

High-A: Bradenton (10-13) @ Jupiter (10-13) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Gerrit Cole (0-1 4.76)

Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 4 Jupiter 1

Gerrit Cole will get his fifth start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 17 innings this year, allowing 16 hits and six walks, while striking out twenty-three. In his last start, Cole went five innings, allowing a season low three hits and he struck out five. He gave up five runs that game but just two were earned. Twice this year he has recorded seven strikeouts in a game. Right-handed batters are hitting .270 against Cole and all three homers he has allowed have been by righties.

Low-A: West Virginia (7-16) VS Greensboro (16-7) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Zac Fuesser (0-0 2.12)

Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 4 Greensboro 9

Zac Fuesser will be making his fifth start of the season tonight. After allowing three earned runs in three innings during his first start, Zac has given up just one earned run in his last three starts. In 17 total innings, he has allowed just ten hits, while striking out a batter per inning. Fuesser walked nine batters combined between his first two starts but has since issued only one walk in his last two starts. Batters are hitting just .172 against him this year.

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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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