For a more in depth review of yesterday's games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Please note the start time of the Indianapolis game. Zack Von Rosenberg gets his first start today, he was ranked 9th overall by Pirates Prospects in our 2011 Prospect Guide. Lineups will be posted as soon as they are made available.

Von Rosenberg gets his first start of the season

AAA: Indianapolis (1-4) VS Toledo (1-4) 11:05am
Probable starter: Brian Burres (0-1 3.60)

Game notes: Rudy Owens made his first start of the season last night and went 7 strong innings allowing just one run while walking none and striking out five. Joe Beimel pitched one scoreless inning striking out two. Gorkys Hernandez and Alex Presley had 3 hits apiece.

AA: Altoona (2-3) @ Akron (3-...

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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.