Luis Heredia is on the mound tonight for State College, getting the last regular season start for the entire Pirates minor league system. Indianapolis begins their playoffs tonight against Charlotte. The first two games will be played in Indianapolis, while the third game will be played in Charlotte. If necessary, the fourth and fifth games will also be played in Charlotte. The DSL Pirates won game three of the DSL championships to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series against the Angels, coming within one game of giving the Pirates two league titles(GCL Pirates were the other) this season. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here.

Heredia looks to put the final touches on a strong second season in pro ball

Triple-A: Indianapolis (87-55) vs Charlotte (83-61) 7:05pm
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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.