Minor League Schedule: 7/10/12

Minor League Schedule: 7/10/12
John Dreker

Indianapolis is on their All-Star break. They resume their schedule on Thursday. Starling Marte, Rudy Owens and Jordy Mercer will represent the International League in the AAA All-Star game. Altoona is also on their All-Star break. They resume their schedule Thursday night in Akron. Bradenton and State College each have off as well. Both teams resume their schedule tomorrow. West Virginia was off yesterday. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here.

West Virginia is just one of the four teams playing today

Triple-A: Indianapolis (56-34) vs Columbus (45-45) 6:05pm DH 7/12
Probable starter: All-Star break

Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis was off

Indianapolis is currently on their All-Star break. They are in first place in their division with an 11 game lead over Columbus. Team batting leaders: Jeff Clement .299 average 13 homers. Starling Marte 52 RBI’s 55 runs scored. Chase d’Arnaud 23 steals. Pitching leaders: Rick VandenHurk 8 wins. Bryan Morris 2.50 ERA(min. 50 IP) 1.09 WHIP. Justin Wilson 99 strikeouts.

Double-A: Altoona (43-45) @ Akron (52-38) 7:05pm 7/12
Probable starter: All-Star break

Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 3 Binghamton 2

Altoona is on their All-Star break. They are currently tied for third place, 4.5 games behind both Harrisburg and Akron. The Curve have a 26-20 home record and they are 17-25 on the road. They went 6-4 in their last ten games before the break. Brock Holt, Ramon Cabrera, Brandon Cumpton and Victor Black will be at the All-Star game representing the Curve.

High-A: Bradenton (40-49 overall 11-8 2nd half) vs Brevard County (39-47 overall 10-8 2nd half) 6:30pm 7/11
Probable starter: Off day

Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 1 St Lucie 4

Bradenton has off today. They resume their schedule on Wednesday night with a four game series at home against Brevard County. They are currently in first place for the second half title, after finishing the first half in last place.

Low-A: West Virginia (32-56 overall 9-9 2nd half) @ Rome (30-58 overall 12-6 2nd half) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Zack Von Rosenberg (2-2 4.75)

Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia was off

Zack Von Rosenberg will make his seventh start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 30.1 innings, allowing 34 hits, four homers, eight walks and he has 23 strikeouts. In his last start, Zack allowed two runs on five hits in six innings. He has made two road starts this year, with very different results. In his first one, he allowed six runs over four innings. In the last game on 6/29, Zack threw six shutout innings.

Short Season A: State College (11-11) vs Staten Island (9-13) 7:05pm 7/11
Probable Starter: Adrian Sampson (0-0 5.40)

Yesterday’s Result: State College 1 Vermont 2

State College has their first day off of the season today after playing 22 straight days. They are in fourth place in their division, 3.5 games behind Auburn. The Spikes have a 6-2 home record and 5-9 on the road. They have lost three in a row and they are 4-6 in their last ten games. State College opens a six game homestand on Wednesday.

Rookie: GCL Pirates (8-10) VS GCL Yankees (14-5) 12:00pm

Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 1 Yankees 2 in 12 innings

DSL: Pirates1 (18-14) VS Mets2 (18-14) 10:30am

Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 1 Rangers 7

DSL: Pirates2 (14-18) VS Yankees1 (23-9) 10:30am

Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 1 Mets 3

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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