Minor League Schedule: 7/13/12

Luis Heredia will get his fifth start of the season tonight. He has allowed either zero or one earned run in each of his first four starts this season. West Virginia was rained out yesterday. They will play a doubleheader today consisting of two 7-inning games. No starter for game two of the doubleheader has been announced yet. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here.

Heredia will make his third home start tonight

Triple-A: Indianapolis (57-35) vs Columbus (46-46) 6:05pm
Probable starter: Daniel Cabrera (4-3 4.65)

Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 1 Columbus 4 (game one) Indianapolis 2 Columbus 1 in eight innings (game two) (Game stories)

Daniel Cabrera will make his 14th start for Indy tonight, he has also made one start for Bradenton as well. With Indy, Daniel has pitched a total of 69.2 innings, allowing 79 hits, just two homers, 26 walks and he has 44 strikeouts. In his last start, he went 5.1 innings, giving up four runs on five hits and three walks. At home, Cabrera is 2-1 5.17 in seven starts. He has gone eight straight starts without allowing a homer.

Double-A: Altoona (44-45) @ Akron (52-39) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Kyle McPherson (1-3 4.37)

Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 3 Akron 2 in 12 innings

Kyle McPherson will make his fifth start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 22.2 innings, allowing 21 hits, one homer, four walks and he has 16 strikeouts. In his last outing, he went 5.2 innings, giving up four runs(two earned) on four hits and he struck out a season high of seven batters. He missed the beginning of the season due to shoulder soreness, returning to Altoona on 6/16 for his first start.

High-A: Bradenton (42-49 overall 13-8 2nd half) vs Brevard County (39-49 overall 10-10 2nd half) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Matt Benedict (0-3 8.27)

Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 10 Brevard County 3

Matt Benedict will make his fifth start for Bradenton tonight. He began the year with West Virginia, going 4-4 3.42 in 76.1 innings over 14 starts. In his last start on 7/8, he went just one inning due to reaching his single inning pitch count limit. He gave up five runs on four hits, one homer and a walk. He was coming off his best start for Bradenton. On 7/3, he went six innings, giving up one unearned run on two hits and a walk. Matt gave up the same amount of homers with WV(3) as he has given up in 60 less innings with Bradenton.

Low-A: West Virginia (33-57 overall 10-10 2nd half) @ Rome (31-59 overall 13-7 2nd half) 5:00pm DH
Probable starter: Zack Dodson (3-5 5.73) and TBD

Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia  was rained out

Zack Dodson will make his 18th start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 77 innings, allowing 96 hits, nine homers, 31 walks and he has 52 strikeouts. In his last start, Zack went six innings, giving up three runs(all unearned) on six hits and no walks with six strikeouts. On the road this year, he is 1-5 7.80 in 11 starts. Since the SAL All-Star break, he is 2-0 4.58 in four starts.

Short Season A: State College (13-11) vs Staten Island (9-15) 7:05pm
Probable Starter: Luis Heredia (0-1 0.95)

Yesterday’s Result: State College 5 Staten Island 3 (Game story)

Luis Heredia will make his fifth start of the season tonight. In 19 innings, he has allowed 17 hits, two earned runs, no homers, three walks and he has 14 strikeouts. He has a 1.93 GO/AO ratio and a .236 BAA.  After going four innings in his first start, Luis has pitched five innings in each of his last three outings. He has two starts in which he allowed no runs and in the other two games he allowed two runs apiece, with one earned run in each game.

Rookie: GCL Pirates (11-10) VS GCL Tigers (16-6) 12:00pm

Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 6 Blue Jays 3 in 17 innings

DSL: Pirates1 (20-15) VS Yankees2 (9-26) 10:30am

Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 9 Yankees 3

DSL: Pirates2 (14-21) VS Giants (18-17) 10:30am

Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 3 Giants 12

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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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