For a more in depth review of yesterday's games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. The Venezuelan Summer League team opens their season this morning, we will post their schedule and game notes daily but the starting pitcher for them has never been announced ahead of time in the past so unless that practice changes we won't be listing a pitcher for the day. We have a season preview for the team which can be found here.  Altoona has the day off today, they resume their schedule Tuesday night in Akron. Please take note of the early start time for Indianapolis. Lineups for today's games will be posted as soon as they are made available.

Phillip Irwin has a 1.13 ERA after four starts this year

AAA: Indianapolis (15-23) VS Columbus (25-12) 11:05am
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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.