Minor League Schedule: 7/28/12

Jeff Locke gets the start for Indianapolis tonight. He is fourth in the International League in ERA and he has the seventh highest strikeout total in the league. Altoona played a doubleheader last night, while State College finished their suspended game from the previous night, prior to their regularly scheduled game. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here.

Jeff Locke has a 1.27 WHIP this season

Triple-A: Indianapolis (67-41) vs Buffalo (52-55) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Jeff Locke (7-5 3.01)

Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 5 Pawtucket 3 (game recap)

Jeff Locke will make his 20th start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 110.2 innings, allowing 108 hits, nine homers, 33 walks and he has 99 strikeouts, with an 0.96 GO/AO ratio and a .259 BAA. In his last start, Jeff gave up one run over five innings with nine strikeouts and a season high of seven walks. At home this year, he is 6-3 2.72 in ten starts.

Double-A: Altoona (53-52) vs New Hampshire (41-66) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Kyle McPherson (3-4 4.19)

Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 1 New Hampshire 0 (game one) Altoona 8 New Hampshire 1 (game two) (game recaps)

Kyle McPherson will make his eighth start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 38.2 innings, with 37 hits allowed, four homers, five walks and he has 39 strikeouts. Kyle gave up one run over five innings in his last start. He has four straight games with at least eight strikeouts and has yet to walk more than one batter in a game this season. Kyle has a 0.57 GO/AO ratio and a .250 BAA.

High-A: Bradenton (47-57 overall 18-16 2nd half) vs Daytona (45-58 overall 15-20 2nd half) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Tyler Waldron (7-7 4.85)

Yesterday’s Result: Daytona 2 Bradenton 0 (game recap)

Tyler Waldron will make his 19th start of the season tonight. He has also made two relief appearances. Tyler has pitched 104 innings this year, giving up 127 hits, nine homers, 25 walks and he has 66 strikeouts, with a 1.35 GO/AO ratio and a .302 BAA. In his last start, Waldron gave up two runs over six innings of work. It was his fourth straight start in which he has gone at least six innings and gave up two runs or less. Five or his last six starts have been on the road. Tyler leads Bradenton in innings pitched.

Low-A: West Virginia (42-63 overall 19-16 2nd half) @ Lakewood (44-60 overall 18-17 2nd half) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Zack Von Rosenberg (3-3 4.03)

Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 6 Lakewood 0 (game recap)

Zack Von Rosenberg will make his tenth start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 44.2 innings, allowing 44 hits, seven homers, 12 walks and he has 34 strikeouts with an 0.94 GO/AO ratio. In his last start, Zack gave up just one run over 6.1 innings. In his last five starts combined, he has given up six runs over 26.1 innings, with four of those starts coming on the road.

Short Season A: State College (23-16) @ Lowell (13-26) 7:05pm
Probable Starter: Adrian Sampson (0-0 4.60)

Yesterday’s Result: State College 6 Connecticut 4 (completion of Thursday’s game) State College 9 Connecticut 4

Adrian Sampson will make his fourth start of the season tonight. He has made five total appearances this year since being drafted in the fifth round of the amateur draft. Sampson has pitched a total of 15.2 innings, giving up 18 hits, one homer, five walks and he has 17 strikeouts. In his last start, he gave up five runs (three earned) over four innings of work.

Rookie: GCL Pirates (22-13) VS GCL Braves (9-26) 10:00am

Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 5 Braves 1 (game recap)

DSL: Pirates1 (27-20) VS Red Sox (28-19) 10:30am

Yesterday’s Result: Red Sox 3 Pirates 1

DSL: Pirates2 (20-26) VS Yankees1 (34-12) 10:30am

Yesterday’s Result: Yankees 11 Pirates 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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