Minor League Schedule: 6/15/12

Bradenton is now on their All-Star break. They resume their schedule next Monday. The Florida State League All-Star game is Saturday night. State College and the GCL Pirates open their schedule on Monday. The State College mini-camp roster was released today. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here.

Brandon Cumpton leads all Pirates minor leaguers with seven wins

Triple-A: Indianapolis (39-27) @ Charlotte (39-29) 7:15pm
Probable starter: Daniel Cabrera (2-2 4.23)

Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 5 Charlotte 3

Daniel Cabrera will make his tenth start of the season tonight, ninth for Indianapolis. He has pitched a total of 50.2 innings, allowing 55 hits, two homers, 15 walks and he has 31 strikeouts. In his last start, Daniel gave up two runs in 6.1 innings. In his two previous starts combined, Cabrera allowed nine runs in 9.2 innings. On the road this year, he is 0-1 4.02 in three starts.

Double-A: Altoona (29-35) @ Binghamton (30-32) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Brandon Cumpton (7-4 2.97)

Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 7 Trenton 6

Brandon Cumpton will make his 13th start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 75.2 innings, allowing 60 hits, five homers, 22 walks and he has struck out 43 batters. Brandon allowed one run over 6.1 innings in his last start, giving up two hits and four walks. In his last three starts combined, he has thrown a total of 21.1 innings, allowing just two runs and nine hits. On the road this year, Cumpton is 1-2 3.75 in four starts. He is the team leader in wins, innings pitched, strikeouts, WHIP(1.08) and ERA. Brandon is second in the Eastern League in wins and ranks seventh in both WHIP and IP.

High-A: Bradenton (27-40) VS St Lucie (48-17) 6:30pm 6/18
Probable starter: All-Star Break

Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 6 Ft Myers 0

Bradenton is in last place in their division, eliminated from the first half title. The league records reset after 70 games for the second half title run. The Marauders have a 16-17 home record, 11-23 road record. They are 2-8 in their last ten games and they broke a five game losing streak with their win in the last game before the break. Jameson Taillon and Gerrit Cole will go to the FSL All-Star game as representatives of the Marauders. Stefan Welch was selected as a replacement to the game but he was recently called up to Altoona.

Low-A: West Virginia (21-46) VS Hagerstown (41-25) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Matt Benedict (4-4 3.66)

Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 6 Hagerstown 8

Matt Benedict will make his 14th start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 71.1 innings, allowing 69 hits, just three homers, 20 walks and he has 42 strikeouts. He has a 1.60 GO/AO ratio and a .255 BAA. Matt had a rough start in his last outing, giving up 11 runs in 3.2 innings. At home this year, he is 3-2 3.69 in eight starts. Benedict is the team leader in wins, WHIP(1.25) and IP.

DSL: Pirates1 (6-5) VS Rangers (6-5) 10:30am

Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 1 Rangers 11

DSL: Pirates2 (5-6) VS DBacks/Reds (2-9) 10:30am

Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 1 DBacks/Reds 7

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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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