Minor League Schedule: 5/30/12

Minor League Schedule: 5/30/12
John Dreker

Indianapolis has an early afternoon start today with Justin Wilson on the mound. He faced today’s opponent(Durham) on 4/29, throwing the first 7.1 innings of a combined no-hitter. Justin leads Indy with 51 strikeouts, the ninth highest total in the International League. All four affiliates won yesterday. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here.

Wilson has a 1.77 ERA at home this year

Triple-A: Indianapolis (30-21) VS Durham (22-31) 1:05pm
Probable starter: Justin Wilson (4-3 3.46)

Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 3 Durham 1 (game story)

Justin Wilson will make his 11th start of the year today. He has pitched a total of 52 innings, allowing 38 hits, 26 walks and has struck out 51 hitters. In his last start, Justin went 5.1 innings, allowing one run on three hits and five walks. It was his third start with five or more walks. Batters are hitting .204 against him, .161 from the left side. In his only start against Durham this year, Wilson threw 7.1 innings of no-hit ball.

Double-A: Altoona (23-27) VS Richmond (24-28) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Shairon Martis (3-0 2.63)

Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 6 Richmond 1

Shairon Martis will make his fourth start of the season tonight. He allowed three runs in six innings during his last start, giving up five hits and striking out six. In his previous start, Martis allowed just one hit(a solo homer) in six innings. He has pitched seven games in relief this season, the first four while with Indianapolis. Batters are hitting .148 against him in 24 innings at Altoona.

High-A: Bradenton (23-28) VS Fort Myers (20-31) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Tyler Waldron (4-2 3.81)

Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 5 Ft Myers 4

Tyler Waldron will make his ninth start of the season, he also made two relief appearances earlier in the year. He has pitched a total of 49.2 innings, giving up 55 hits, nine walks and he has 35 strikeouts. In his last start, Tyler allowed one earned run in seven innings. He gave up four hits, no walks and struck out a season high seven batters. In his previous outing, Waldron threw six shutout innings. At home this year, he has a 3-1 3.63 record in 34.2 innings.

Low-A: West Virginia (17-35) VS Lakewood (19-32) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Matt Benedict (2-3 2.89)

Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 7 Lakewood 3

Matt Benedict will make his 11th start of the year tonight. He has pitched a total of 56 innings, allowing 52 hits, 15 walks, no homers and he has struck out 35 batters. In his last start, Matt gave up two runs in seven innings, allowing three hits and two walks. At home this year, he has a 1-2 3.89 record in six starts. Benedict has held right-handed batters to a .218 average this season.

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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