For an in depth review of yesterday's games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Both Bradenton and the GCL Pirates were rained out yesterday. Both will make up those games today. The VSL Pirates season is over. The DSL Pirates had off yesterday and resume their schedule today. Their season ends next Friday. Please take note of the early start time for Indianapolis today.

Dodson, on Friday, picked up his first win since April 30

AAA: Indianapolis (62-57) @ Columbus (74-44) 12:05pm
Probable starter: Brian Burres (3-8 4.94)

Indianapolis is in 2nd place in their division but 13.5 games back of Columbus, who they finish a two game series with today. In the wildcard standings they are in 4th place 5 games behind 1st place Lehigh Valley. They have 24 games...

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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.