Bradenton is off today. West Virginia is 1.5 games out in their division, with 14 games left on the season. Indianapolis has a ten game lead in their division with 15 games left to their schedule.  The GCL Pirates and both DSL affiliates were off yesterday. All three teams resume their schedule today and they each have six games left in their regular season. Both the GCL Pirates and the Pirates1 of the DSL are tied for first place in their division. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here.

Kyle McPherson will make his third start for Indianapolis tonight

Triple-A: Indianapolis (75-53) @ Syracuse (63-67) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Kyle McPherson (0-1 1.59)

Yesterday’s Result:  Syracuse 5 Indianapolis 3   (game story)

Kyle McPherson will make his third start for Indian...

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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.