There are four games left on the regular season schedule for the minors. One of them is a game I sort of touched on in yesterday's Morning Report. Altoona lost last night twice. They lost the game and they lost first place in their division. They go into today with a chance to have home field in the playoffs, a chance to finish second place and still make the playoffs, or they could also totally miss the playoffs. If you want to follow along with their playoff chance, you could follow their game here, as the Prospect Watch will go up for first pitch at 12:05 PM. If they lose, then you'll want to check the Harrisburg score. Their game starts at 1:30 PM and the boxscore can be found here. If Altoona loses and Harrisburg wins, then Altoona misses the playoffs.
As far as prospects, the inte...
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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.