Minor League Schedule: 7/16/11

For an in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here.  All three rookie league teams are in first place.

Wilson pitched five shutout innings his last start

AAA: Indianapolis (48-46) @ Columbus (59-34) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Justin Wilson (9-5 3.80)

Justin will get his 18th start of the year tonight. He threw 5 shutout innings in his last outing on July 7th. On the road this year Justin has a 5-2 4.60 record in 10 games, nine as a starter. Justin’s 46 walks issued is tied for the 4th most in the International League.

AA: Altoona (38-53) @ Erie (44-48) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Aaron Pribanic (5-8 4.37)

Aaron will take the mound for the 19th time tonight, 18 as a starter. He has struggled lately going 1-7 in his last nine starts. He gave up 5 runs in 5 innings in his last start on 7/10.  On the road this year he is 1-3 4.50 in 8 games. In his last start vs Erie on May 15th he threw 6 shutout innings.

High-A: Bradenton (43-49 overall 13-9 2nd half) @ Dunedin (49-42 overall 10-11 2nd half) 6:00pm
Probable starter: Nate Baker (5-6 3.87)

Baker will make his 16th start of the year tonight, he has also made four relief appearances. In his last start on Monday he gave up 2 earned runs in 5 innings of work. In his last 10 games spanning 46 innings he has a 2.93 ERA. On the road this year he is 2-2 3.04 in 10 games. Nate has 65 strikeouts on the year, 2nd highest total on Bradenton to Brett Lorin’s 75.

Low-A: West Virginia (42-48 overall 7-15 2nd half) VS Charleston (36-56 overall 10-12 2nd half) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Tyler Waldron (6-5 4.48)

Waldron will get his 15th start of the season tonight, he has also made two relief appearances.  In his last start on Sunday he gave up 6 earned runs in 6.2 IP. In 7 home games this year he has a 5-1 2.94 ERA. Tyler has given up the 3rd most homers in the league(14), trailing teammate Zack Von Rosenberg by three.

Short Season A: State College (8-20) @ Williamsport (14-14) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Matt Benedict (1-0 2.70)

State College is in last place in their division, eight games behind Mahoning Valley and Jamestown who are tied for first place at 16-12. Only one team in the NYPL has a worse record than State College (Aberdeen 7-21) while Staten Island has the best record in the league at 21-5.

Rookie: GCL Pirates (15-8) VS GCL Tigers (9-13) 10:00am

The GCL Pirates are in 1st place, one game ahead of the Yankees.

VSL: VSL Pirates (31-21) VS VSL Mariners (28-25) 9:30am

The VSL Pirates are in first place and have a 1 1/2 game lead over the 2nd place Rays.

DSL: DSL Pirates (26-13) VS DSL Royals (22-17) 10:30am

The DSL Pirates are in 1st place, 3 1/2 games ahead of the DSL Red Sox

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