Minor League Schedule: 7/5/12

Indianapolis has now won eight games in a row and they currently have the best record in the International League. After a 29-41 record in the first half of the season, which was the worst record in the Florida State League, Bradenton now leads their division for the second half title run. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here.

Cain has faced Palm Beach twice already this year, losing both games

Triple-A: Indianapolis (55-31) VS Louisville (31-57) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Daniel Cabrera (4-3 4.48)

Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 6 Louisville 1 (Game story)

Daniel Cabrera will make his 13th start of the season for Indianapolis tonight. He also made one rehab start while with Bradenton at the start of the year. For Indy, Daniel has pitched a total of 64.1 innings, giving up 74 hits, two homers, 23 walks and he has 41 strikeouts. In his last start, which was against Louisville on 6/30, he went six innings, allowing one run on seven hits, with one walk and five strikeouts. At home this year, he is 2-1 4.91 in six starts.

Double-A: Altoona (40-43) VS Reading (47-37) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Tim Alderson (4-3 4.04)

Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 0 Reading 1

Tim Alderson will make his ninth start of the year tonight. He has also made nine relief appearances for Altoona and two for Indianapolis. As a starter, Tim is 3-2 4.57 in 45.1 innings. In his last outing, he went six innings, allowing two runs on five hits, with two walks and two strikeouts. Alderson has a 4.04 home ERA in ten appearances(four as a starter) and a 4.05 road ERA. With Altoona, batters are hitting .276 against him with a 1.14 GO/AO ratio.

High-A: Bradenton (38-46 overall 9-5 2nd half) @ Palm Beach (37-44 overall 6-8 2nd half) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Colton Cain (2-5 4.85)

Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 7 Palm Beach 4

Colton Cain will make his 13th start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 55.2 innings, giving up 52 hits, eight homers, 18 walks and he has 42 strikeouts. In his last start on 6/30, he went 5.1 innings, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks, with a season high of seven walks. On the road this year, Colton is 0-2 6.10 in five starts. He has a .245 BAA and a 1.07 GO/AO ratio.

Low-A: West Virginia (30-54 overall 7-7 2nd half) VS Lakewood (34-49 overall 8-6 2nd half) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Nick Kingham (1-5 5.50)

Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 13 Lakewood 2 (Game story)

Nick Kingham will make his 17th start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 68.2 innings, giving up 74 hits, 12 homers, 24 walks and he has 63 strikeouts. In the month of June, Nick went 0-3 6.28 in six starts. He faced Lakewood on 6/25, allowing three runs on five hits in five innings. At home this season, he is 0-2 2.73 in six starts, striking out 30 batters in 29.2 innings. He is the team leader in strikeouts, although his total ranks him just 25th in the South Atlantic League.

Short Season A: State College (9-8) @ Tri-City (13-4) 6:00pm
Probable Starter: Joely Rodriguez (0-0 3.21)

Yesterday’s Result: State College 7 Tri-City 2

Joely Rodriguez will make his fourth start of the season tonight. In his last start on 6/29, he threw five scoreless innings, giving up three hits, walking one and striking out three. In his previous outing he allowed three runs over five innings of work. In Joely’s first start of the season, he gave up two runs in four innings, issuing five walks. He has walked three batters in his last two starts. In 2011, he pitched two games for State College before missing the rest of the season with an elbow injury.

Rookie: GCL Pirates (6-7) VS GCL Braves (4-9) 12:00pm

Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 13 Braves 6

DSL: Pirates1 (16-12) VS Marlins (9-19) 10:30am

Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 11 Red Sox 2

DSL: Pirates2 (14-14) VS Cubs2 (14-14) 10:30am

Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 5 Phillies 7

John Dreker

Author: 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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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=72405411 Ian Rothermund

    Taking into consideration what has been suggested about the pitching philosophy at West Virginia, is Kingham making the appropriate improvements to continue on through the organization, or is he earning his 5+ ERA?

  • Lee Young

    Why is Daniel Cabrera still in our system?

    • http://www.piratesprospects.com Tim Williams

      If they need to promote a pitcher from Indianapolis, they’ll need guys like Cabrera in the system.