Minor League Schedule: 5/27/12

Minor League Schedule: 5/27/12
John Dreker

Jameson Taillon will get the start tonight for Bradenton. This will be his third start against Jupiter this season. In the first two, he threw a combined 11 shutout innings. West Virginia has off today. They resume their schedule tomorrow evening at home with a three game series against the Lakewood Blueclaws. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here.

Taillon has given up at least six hits in each of his last three starts

Triple-A: Indianapolis (27-21) @ Louisville (16-34) 6:05pm
Probable starter: Jeff Locke (3-3 3.02)

Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 4 Louisville 5 (game story)

Jeff Locke gets his first start since being promoted to Pittsburgh last week, where he did not make an appearance. Daniel Cabrera, the original starter for today, has been pushed back to tomorrow.

Double-A: Altoona (22-25) @ Bowie (20-28) 2:05pm
Probable starter: Matt McSwain (2-1 5.14)

Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 6 Bowie 9 (game story)

Matt McSwain will make his fourth start of the season today. He has also made seven relief appearances. In his last start on 5/13, he gave up four runs on eight hits in five innings. Matt’s last four appearances have all come against Erie. He has pitched a total of 28 innings this year, allowing 37 hits, 13 walks and he has 18 strikeouts.

High-A: Bradenton (22-27) @ Jupiter (23-26) 5:05pm
Probable starter: Jameson Taillon (3-3 2.61)

Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 2 Jupiter 9

Jameson Taillon will get his tenth start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 48.1 innings, allowing 38 hits, 12 walks and he has struck out 43 batters. In his last start, he gave up three runs(two earned) in six innings, with six hits allowed and a season high of three walks. On the road this year, he has a 1-3 3.76 record in five starts. Taillon has a 1.03 WHIP, second best on Bradenton behind Gerrit Cole, who has a 1.00 WHIP.

Low-A: West Virginia (15-35) VS Lakewood (19-29) 5:05pm 5/28
Probable starter: Zack Dodson (1-4 5.77)

Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 3 Kannapolis 5

West Virginia is in last place in their division, 20.5 games behind first place Greensboro. The Power have a 10-14 home record and they’re 2-8 in their last ten games.

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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