For a more in depth review of yesterday's games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Altoona split their doubleheader yesterday maintaining their tie in the division with Akron. In an odd scheduling quirk, the two teams finished up their series in Akron and both travel to Altoona for a four game series including another doubleheader tomorrow. Lineups will be posted as soon as they are made available.

Owens looks for his third straight strong start tonight


AAA: Indianapolis (17-25) VS Buffalo (18-24) 7:15pm
Probable starter: Rudy Owens (2-3 4.70)

Game notes: Indy had just 5 hits yesterday during their 5-1 loss with the only run coming courtesy of a John Bowker solo homer. Gorkys Hernandez went 1-3 while Josh Harrison went 1-4. Harrison's batting...

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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.