For an in depth review of yesterday's games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Indianapolis starts a four game series today against Lehigh Valley, the team that is in first place for the wildcard spot in the IL. Indy trails them by 6 games in the standings with 16 games left in the season. Yesterday's Bradenton game was rained out. They will make the game up as part of a doubleheader on Sunday morning starting at 11am. The DSL season ended yesterday for the Pirates team.

Locke made a nice AAA debut throwing 5.2 scoreless innings

AAA: Indianapolis (66-62) VS Lehigh Valley (72-56) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Jeff Locke (0-0 0.00)

Locke made his AAA debut on Monday and pitched 5.2 scoreless innings giving up just 4 hits, no walks and he struck out six. I...

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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.