Prior to the game today it was announced that Zack Dodson was promoted to West Virginia so I was able to get my first chance to see the 2009 4th round draft pick, and he was impressive. He went 6 innings allowing 2 runs on 5 hits with one walk and one strikeout as the Power defeated the Lakewood Blueclaws 7-3 tonight in the first game of a four game series.

Rojas went 2-for-5 with 2 runs scored in the Power's 7-3 win tonight

Dodson worked quickly all night and was throwing strikes, getting a lot of groundballs with very few pitches hit hard. Three of the five hits he allowed were softly hit and two of them didn't leave the infield. He ran into his only trouble in the 5th inning when Lakewood got the first batter on with an infield hit. That was followed by a long fly ball that se...

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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.