Minor League Schedule: 6/25/12

Minor League Schedule: 6/25/12
John Dreker

Bradenton was rained out yesterday for the second straight day. They will make up the game today as part of a doubleheader, with two seven inning games. The GCL Pirates and both DSL teams were off yesterday. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here.

Taillon has the 9th best WHIP(1.17) in the FSL

Triple-A: Indianapolis (46-30) VS Scranton-WB (41-36) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Daniel Cabrera (3-3 3.47)

Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 4 Scranton/WB 0 (Game story here)

Daniel Cabrera will make his 11th start for Indianapolis tonight. He also made one early season start for Bradenton. With Indy, he has pitched a total of 54.1 innings, giving up 63 hits, two homers, 17 walks and he has 30 strikeouts, to go along with a 1.16 GO/AO ratio. At home this year, he is 2-1 4.34 in five starts. In his last start, Daniel went 5.2 innings, giving up one run on five hits and no walks. Cabrera has struck out two batters in each of his last three games after going three straight games with four strikeouts.

Double-A: Altoona (33-39) VS Akron (47-28) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Tim Alderson (3-3 3.08)

Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 4 Akron 15

Tim Alderson will make his seventh start of the season tonight. He has also made 11 relief appearances, two while with Indianapolis. For Altoona, Tim has pitched a total of 50.2 innings, allowing 53 hits, four homers, 11 walks and he has 35 strikeouts. His last outing on 6/20 was a relief appearance, one in which he gave up two runs on four hits in one inning. As a starter, Alderson is 2-2 3.74 in 33.2 innings.

High-A: Bradenton (29-42 overall 1-1 2nd half) @ Dunedin (42-28 overall 0-3 2nd half) 5:00pm DH
Probable starter: Colton Cain (2-4 5.48) and Jameson Taillon (4-6 4.10)

Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton was rained out

Colton Cain will make his 11th start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 44.1 innings, allowing 43 hits, seven homers, 15 walks and he has 33 strikeouts. He has made three starts since returning from a month long absence due to a right groin strain. Colton is 1-1 6.35 in 11.1 innings over those last three starts. He is holding batters to a .250 BAA, with a surprisingly high .309 average from left-handed batters. On the road this season, he is 0-2 8.59 in four starts. Jameson Taillon will likely get the start in the second game. He has made 14 starts, pitching a total of 74.2 innings, surrendering 67 hits and four homers while walking 20 and striking out 67 batters. In his last start, Jameson threw seven shutout innings, giving up just one hit. He has an 0.93 ERA at home, 6.11 on the road.

Low-A: West Virginia (25-49 overall 2-2 2nd half) @ Lakewood ( 28-45 overall 2-2 2nd half) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Nick Kingham (1-4 5.22)

Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 3 Lexington 9

Nick Kingham will make his 15th start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 58.2 innings, allowing 63 hits, 12 homers, 19 walks and he has a 1.11 GO/AO ratio, to go along with a team leading 56 strikeouts. In his last start, Nick went 5.1 innings, allowing one run on four hits and two walks with seven strikeouts. Prior to that start, he was unable to get through five innings of work in each of his three previous outings. On the road this year, Kingham is 1-2 7.76 in eight starts.

Short Season A: State College (5-2) @ Batavia (3-4) 7:05pm
Probable Starter: Jake Burnette (0-1 6.00)

Yesterday’s Result: State College 6 Mahoning Valley 5

Jake will make his second pro start tonight.  In his first game on 6/20, he went three innings, allowing two runs on four hits and one walk with two strikeouts. The seventh round pick in 2011 draft, made his debut for the Gulf Coast League Pirates last year, pitching just one game. He threw one inning, allowing a hit, a walk and an unearned run, while striking out one batter.

Rookie: GCL Pirates (4-2) VS GCL Phillies (0-6) 12:00pm

Yesterday’s Result: Pirates were off

DSL: Pirates1 (11-8) VS Marlins (6-13) 10:30am

Yesterday’s Result: Pirates were off

DSL: Pirates2 (9-10) VS Yankees1 (14-5) 10:30am

Yesterday’s Result: Pirates were off

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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