Top prospect Gerrit Cole, gets his tenth career start today. He has allowed three or less earned runs in all nine starts he has made. Bradenton had off yesterday. They resume their schedule at home today for a three game series against Fort Myers. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here.

Cole has a 2.05 ERA in his four home starts.

Triple-A: Indianapolis (29-21) VS Durham (22-30) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Rudy Owens (2-2 2.40)

Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 7 Durham 4 (game story)

Rudy Owens will make his tenth start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 60 innings, allowing 50 hits, seven homers, just six walks and he has recorded 42 strikeouts. He has a team leading, 0.93 WHIP, second best in the International League. In his last start, Rudy went six ...

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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.