Altoona plays an early afternoon game today. Tim Williams will be in Durham covering the Indianapolis game tonight. West Virginia is facing strong pitching in Adam Conley today, a 2011 2nd round pick, who has a 0.90 ERA with 23 strikeouts and just nine hits allowed in 20 innings this year. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here.

Rudy Owens pitched 7 shutout innings his last start

Triple-A: Indianapolis (10-10) @ Durham (6-16) 5:05pm
Probable starter: Rudy Owens (0-0 2.84)

Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 13 Durham 2 (game story here)

Rudy Owens will be making his fourth start of the season tonight. In 19 innings pitched this season, he has yet to walk a batter. In his last start on 4/22, he pitched seven scoreless innings on the road against Louisville. He gave up...

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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.