For an in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. West Virginia had off yesterday finishing up their all-star break. They resume play today with a three game series in Hickory. Altoona was rained out last night. They play a doubleheader today. The DSL Pirates have off today while the VSL team matches up against the Mariners team, the two best teams in each of the last 2 years.
West Virginia has yet to announce their post All-Star game rotation which may include Zac Fuesser who was the scheduled pitcher for their last game before the break, which was rained out. Zack Dodson is also due back sometime soon so he could be back in the rotation as well at some point.
Ryan Hafner will get his 2nd start of the season for State College tonight. He threw four scoreless innings on Saturday allowing just three hits, walking none and striking out two. The 6′ 6″ righty is just 19 years old and was drafted in the 17th round last year, signing for $450k in August. He pitched 2 innings over 2 games last year in the Gulf Coast League.
Brett Lorin makes his first start since June 10th when he went 5 innings, giving up 3 unearned runs. He has made 8 starts this year going 1-3 3.68 over 36.2 innings. In 5 relief appearances this year he allowed just 2 runs in 17.2 IP. Overall the FSL All-Star has walked just 10 batters in 54.1 innings while striking out almost a batter per IP with 53. In his last 10 games Brett has posted a 1.87 ERA.
AAA: Indianapolis (37-37) @ Lehigh Valley (43-29) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Brian Burres (2-6 3.67)
AA: Altoona (34-36) @ New Hampshire (42-27) 6:05pm DH
Probable starter: Kyle McPherson (1-1 3.09) and Aaron Thompson (3-6 4.97)
High-A: Bradenton (30-40) @ Ft Myers (34-36) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Brett Lorin (2-4 2.82)
Low-A: West Virginia (35-33) @ Hickory (40-28) 7:00pm
Probable starter: TBD
Short Season A: State College (1-5) @ Jamestown (4-2) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Ryan Hafner (0-0 0.00)
Rookie: GCL Pirates (3-0) VS GCL Tigers (0-3) 12:00pm
VSL: VSL Pirates (20-12) VS VSL Mariners (22-11) 11:00am
DSL: DSL Pirates (13-6) VS DSL Astros (6-12) 10:30am 6/24