Rudy Owens goes for Indianapolis tonight, opposed on the mound by longtime Pirates starter Zach Duke, who has a 6-2 3.97 record for Syracuse this season. Altoona is off today. They resume their schedule tomorrow night in Reading for a three game series, the start of a six game road trip. Both DSL teams were off yesterday. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here.

Owens has allowed three or fewer runs in each of his last nine starts

Triple-A: Indianapolis (33-23) VS Syracuse (26-30) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Rudy Owens (3-2 2.30)

Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 14 Syracuse 6

Rudy Owens will make his 11th start of the season tonight. He has pitched a 66.2 innings, allowing 55 hits, eight homers, seven walks and he has struck out 49 batters. In his last start, Rudy gav...

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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.