Minor League Schedule: 6/16/12

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

Owens is second in the International League in ERA

Triple-A: Indianapolis (39-28) @ Charlotte (40-29) 7:15pm
Probable starter: Rudy Owens (5-2 2.29)

Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 1 Charlotte 6

Rudy Owens will make his 13th start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 78.2 innings, allowing 66 hits, nine homers, 11 walks and he has struck out 54 batters. Batters are hitting .227 against him. Eight of the nine homers Rudy has allowed, have come with the bases empty. On the road this year, he is 1-1 2.45 in five starts. Owens allowed one run over six innings in his last start. It was his 11th straight start that qualified as a quality start(at least 6 IP and 3 runs or less).

Double-A: Altoona (29-36) @ Binghamton (31-32) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Shairon Martis (4-2 3.67)

Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 3 Binghamton 4

Shairon Martis will make his seventh start of the season tonight. He has also made seven relief appearances, four of them while with Indianapolis. Martis has pitched a total of 50 innings this year, allowing 40 hits, eight homers, 18 walks and he has struck out 33 batters. With Altoona, batters are hitting .215 against him with a 1.21 GO/AO ratio. As a starter, Shairon is 4-2 3.63 in 34.2 innings. In his last start, he allowed five runs on eight hits and two walks, in 3.2 innings.

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

Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton was off

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 was going to the FSL All-Star game as the lone representative of the Marauders, until he was recently taken off the roster. Gerrit Cole was also selected to the team but he was just called up to AA. Stefan Welch was selected as a replacement to the game but he was recently called up to Altoona as well, leaving Bradenton with no representatives in the game.

Low-A: West Virginia (21-47) VS Hagerstown (42-25) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Zack Von Rosenberg (0-1 6.75)

Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 2 Hagerstown 5 in 10 innings

Zack Von Rosenberg will make his third start of the season tonight. He went four innings in his first start, allowing an unearned run on two hits, one walk and he struck out one batter. He followed that up with six runs allowed on eight hits and three walks in four innings. Zack started the year in extended Spring Training, working on his fastball command down in the zone. He pitched all last season for West Virginia, going 5-9 5.73 in 25 starts and two relief appearances. In 125.2 innings, Von Rosenberg gave up 143 hits, 19 homers, just 23 walks and he struck out a team high of 114 batters.

DSL: Pirates1 (7-5) VS Mets2 (7-5) 10:30am

Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 7 Rangers 6

DSL: Pirates2 (6-6) VS Phillies (5-7) 10:30am

Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 3 DBacks/Reds 1

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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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