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Minor League Schedule: Jeff Locke Makes Second Indianapolis Start

Indianapolis was the only team on the schedule yesterday. All four Pirates affiliates are at home today. No starter has been named yet for Bradenton. Check out the Prospect Watch from last night. For a look at possible starters down the line, check out our Probable Starter Chart. All minor league transactions over the last month can be found at the bottom of the page.

Locke got hit hard in his first AAA start this year

Locke got hit hard in his first AAA start this year

AAA: Indianapolis (11-5) vs Louisville (9-7) 7:05pm 
Probable starter: Jeff Locke (0-1, 9.00)
Yesterday’s Result:  Louisville 5, Indianapolis 1

Jeff Locke will make his second start for Indianapolis tonight. In his first outing, he went five innings, allowing five runs on five hits, two homers, two walks and he struck out four batters. Locke injured an oblique during Spring Training and missed the start of the season. He made one rehab start for Bradenton before being sent to Indianapolis. In that start, he went six innings, allowing two runs on five hits and a walk, while striking out ten batters.

AA: Altoona (5-9) vs Harrisburg (4-10) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Zack Dodson (0-1, 2.53)
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona was off

Zack Dodson will make his third start of the season tonight. He has also pitched once in relief. In his last start, which was against Harrisburg, Dodson went 5.2 scoreless innings, giving up six hits and three walks, while striking out five batters. He went four innings in his previous outing, allowing five runs(three earned) on seven hits and two walks. In his lone relief outing, he pitched one scoreless inning.

High-A: Bradenton (11-5) vs Charlotte (5-11) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Pat Ludwig (1-0, 0.75)
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton was off

Pat Ludwig will make his second start of the season tonight. He has also pitched twice in relief. Ludwig went five scoreless innings in his only start, allowing three hits and one walk, while striking out four batters. On the season, he has pitched a total of 12 innings, allowing one run on eight hits and four walks, with 12 strikeouts. The only run came on a solo homer.

Low-A: West Virginia (7-8) vs Kannapolis (6-9) 7:05pm  
Probable starterShane Carle (0-0, 3.09)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia was off

Shane Carle is the scheduled starter for West Virginia tonight. He has made three starts, pitching a total of 11.2 innings, with 14 hits, two homers and one walk. He has 12 strikeouts, a 2.43 GO/AO ratio and a .280 BAA. In his last start, Carle gave up one run on four hits and a walk over 4.2 innings. Dovydas Neverauskas was the next pitcher in line to pitch before West Virginia was rained out two days in a row, so he may see action tonight as well.

Recent Transactions

4/20: Carlos Paulino assigned from Indianapolis to Altoona roster.

4/19: Chris Stewart activated from disabled list. Tony Sanchez sent to Indianapolis.

4/18: Quinton Miller added to Altoona roster. Kelson Brown placed on disabled list.

4/17: Jovany Lopez loaned to Rojos del Aguila of the Veracruz League(Mexico)

4/17: Eric Wood activated from disabled list and added to Bradenton roster. D.J. Crumlich reassigned to minor league camp.

4/16: Collin Balester activated from disabled list and assigned to Bradenton.

4/16: Adalberto Santos assigned to Indianapolis. Jay Jackson transferred to Jamestown roster.

4/14: Luis Heredia placed on disabled list. Brett McKinney added to West Virginia roster.

4/13: Adalberto Santos transferred from Indianapolis to Jamestown roster.

4/12: Vin Mazzaro assigned to Indianapolis. Josh Kinney transferred to Jamestown roster.

4/11: Chris Stewart transferred from Bradenton to Indianapolis.

4/11: Jeff Locke activated from disabled list. Assigned to Indianapolis.

4/7: Barrett Barnes and Harold Ramirez placed on disabled list. Adam Landecker and Justin Maffei added to West Virginia roster.

4/6: Chris Stewart assigned to Bradenton on rehab.

4/5: Robert Andino placed on disabled list. Blake Davis added to Indianapolis roster.

4/4: Stetson Allie added to Altoona roster. Junior Sosa transferred to Jamestown roster.

4:4 Kenn Kasparek and Quinton Miller placed on disabled list. Brandon Mann added to Altoona roster.

3/29: Quincy Latimore and Erick Fernandez released.

3/27: Traded a player to be named later in exchange for Keon Broxton.

3/25: Acquired Vance Worley in exchange for cash.

3/22: Six minor league players released. Carlos Mesa, Cesar Lopez, Axel Diaz, Elvin Ramirez, Kirk Singer and Eliecer Navarro.

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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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