West Virginia's offense broke out tonight, scoring six runs in the 4th inning but couldn't hold on to a 7-3 lead against Lakewood due to some poor pitching from a very unlikely source. The Power lost 10-7 and the two teams split the four game series with the Power taking the first and third games.

Maggi, Vasquez and Diaz combined for 3 runs and 5 RBI's tonight

Eliecer Navarro got the start tonight despite not being listed as the starter. As I said last night, I saw Porfirio Lopez get up in the pen so I had my doubts about him actually making the start tonight. He again got up in the pen at one point tonight without actually pitching. I've now seen Navarro pitch three times and he pretty much looks the same each time, sits high 80's with his fastball and gets some good results wit...

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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.