West Virginia was off yesterday. They resume their schedule today at home, with a three game series against the Lakewood Blueclaws. Bradenton has off today. They resume their schedule on Tuesday at home against Fort Myers. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here.
Triple-A: Indianapolis (28-21) VS Durham (22-29) 6:05pm
Probable starter: Daniel Cabrera (1-1 3.14)
Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 9 Louisville 4 (game story)
Daniel Cabrera will make his sixth start of the season for Indianapolis, seventh overall start. He has pitched a total of 34.2 innings this year, allowing 38 hits, nine walks and he has recorded 21 strikeouts. In his last start, Daniel gave up three runs on seven hits in six innings. This will be his second start against Louisville. In the first on 5/6, he allowed two runs over seven innings, getting a no-decision.
Double-A: Altoona (22-26) @ Bowie (21-28) 2:05pm
Probable starter: Phil Irwin (0-2 5.19)
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 2 Bowie 4 (game story)
Phil Irwin will make his fifth start of the season today, fourth while with Altoona. In his last start, he allowed five runs(four earned) on seven hits. Phil struck out six batters and didn’t allow a walk. He started against Bowie on 5/17, going 6.1 innings with two runs allowed on eight hits. In his 17.1 innings with Altoona, he has a 3.11 ground out to fly out ratio
High-A: Bradenton (22-28) VS Fort Myers (20-30) 6:30pm 5/29
Probable starter: Gerrit Cole (3-1 2.60)
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 3 Jupiter 5
Bradenton has off today. They are currently in fifth place in their division, 17 games back of first place St Lucie. Tomorrow’s opponent, Fort Myers, is the only team with a worse record than Bradenton in their division. The Marauders have a 14-13 record at home and they have lost their last three games.
Low-A: West Virginia (15-35) VS Lakewood (19-30) 5:05pm
Probable starter: Zack Dodson (1-4 5.77)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia was off
Zack Dodson will make his tenth start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 39 innings, allowing 44 hits, 15 walks and he has recorded thirty strikeouts. In his last start, Zack pitched four innings, giving up one hit, three walks and one run. It was the second time in his last three starts that he allowed just one hit in the game. Six of his starts have come on the road this year, where he has posted a 7.23 ERA in 23.2 innings.
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