Minor League Schedule: 5/1/12

Minor League Schedule: 5/1/12
John Dreker

West Virginia is off today. When they resume play on Wednesday, they will play a doubleheader in Asheville with two top twenty prospects on the mound, Zack Dodson and Nick Kingham. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here.

Brandon Cumpton has won his last two starts

Triple-A: Indianapolis (12-11) @ Norfolk (9-14) 7:15pm
Probable starter: Daniel Cabrera (0-1 1.50 with Bradenton)

Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 0 Durham 1 (game story here)

Daniel Cabrera will make his first appearances with Indianapolis tonight. He pitched one time for Bradenton this year, going six innings on 4/26, allowing one run on seven hits with no walks and five strikeouts. Cabrera was signed as a minor league free agent after not pitching during the 2011 season. He last pitched in the majors in 2009 when he went 0-6 6.00 in 51 innings.

Double-A: Altoona (8-14) @ Erie (10-12) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Brandon Cumpton (2-2 3.60)

Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 5 Erie 10

Brandon Cumpton will make his fifth start of the season tonight. In his last start on 4/26 he went a season long 7 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks with three strikeouts. In 25 innings this season, he has given up 23 hits, five walks and has struck out twelve batters. His first start this season was at home against today’s opponent, Erie. Brandon gave up five runs that day in 4.1 innings.  In his only road start this year, he gave up just one run in seven innings against Richmond.

High-A: Bradenton (11-13) VS Charlotte (11-13) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Eliecer Navarro(0-1 1.47)

Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 8 Jupiter 0

Bradenton currently sits tied for second place, nine games behind St Lucie in the first half standings. Navarro will get his first start of the season tonight. In seven relief appearances, he has pitched 18.1 innings, allowing three earned runs on 14 hits, two walks and he has struck out 14.

Low-A: West Virginia (8-16) @ Asheville (16-8) 5:35pm 5/2 DH
Probable starter: Zack Dodson (1-1 4.50) and Nick Kingham (0-1 8.59)

Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 9 Greensboro 6

West Virginia is off today.

  • I’ll be in Ashville on Friday. Too bad Josh Bell won’t be :(

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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