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Minor League Schedule: 5/23/11

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Taillon looks for his 2nd career win tonight.

For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Bradenton lost their 6th game in a row, four of them by just one run. Jameson Taillon makes his sixth start of his pro career today, please take note of the early morning start time of the West Virginia game. Lineups for today’s games will be posted as soon as they are made available.

AAA: Indianapolis (20-25) VS Scranton/WB (21-20) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Brad Lincoln (4-3 4.27)

Game notes: Justin Wilson went 6.1 IP yesterday allowing 4 runs on 10 hits. He walked just one, struck out five and recorded another 9 outs on groundballs. Tony Watson threw 1.2 scoreless innings striking out three. He now has 24 K’s in 24.1 IP and a 2.59 ERA. Alexander Presley went 3-5 with a triple and 3 RBI’s. Chase d’Arnaud stole his 10th base.

AA: Altoona (22-20) VS Bowie (21-22) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Jeff Locke (2-4 4.68)

Game notes: Starling Marte went 2-4 with his 11th stolen base. Jeremy Farrell went 2-4 and hit his 4th home run of the year. Jordy Mercer went 2-4 and drove in his 26th run. He is now hitting .364 in the month of May after hitting just .154 in April. Tony Sanchez went 1-3 with a walk. Brock Holt drove in the game winning run in the 9th with a 2 out single.

High-A: Bradenton (18-26) VS Lakeland (22-22) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Nate Baker (2-3 5.59)

Game notes: Quinton Miller pitched 6 IP giving up 4 runs on 7 hits with no walks and two strikeouts. In his last 6 starts he has walked just 2 batters. Donald Veal made his 2011 debut going 1 scoreless inning, 2 walks,1 hit,1 K. Robbie Grossman went 1-3 with a walk before being ejected following an 8th inning triple play off the bat of Adalberto Santos who replaced David Rubinstein in LF 3 innings earlier.

Low-A: West Virginia (20-22) VS Lakewood (21-22) 11:05am
Probable starter: Jameson Taillon (1-1 2.84)

Game notes: Zac Fuesser went 5 IP giving up 4 runs in just his 2nd start of the season. He has pitched 22 innings in relief this year. Brooks Pounders followed him giving up 3 runs in 2 IP. He came into the game giving up just 4 earned runs in his first 19 IP. Daniel Grovatt went 2-4 with a double,walk and outfield assist. Eric Avila went 2-4 with 2 doubles and drove in 2 runs.

VSL: VSL Pirates (3-2) @ VSL Phillies (2-3) 11:00am

Games notes: The VSL Pirates had the day off yesterday. They resume their schedule today vs the VSL Phillies. They currently sit 1.5 games behind the first place VSL Mariners.

Indianapolis Lineup

Harrison-2b

Hernandez-cf

Presley-lf

Bowker-rf

Hague-1b

Marte-3b

Brown-c

Toregas-dh

Picart-ss

Altoona Lineup

Holt-2b

Marte-cf

Latimore-lf

Mercer-ss

Farrell-3b

Sanchez-c

Watts-dh

Durham-1b

Fryer-rf

Bradenton Lineup

 Grossman-rf

Cunningham-2b

Cabrera-c

Baker-1b

E.Gonzalez-3b

Chambers-cf

Anderson-dh

Santos-lf

B.Gonzalez-ss

West Virginia Lineup

Maggi SS

Rojas CF

Grovatt RF

Curry 1B

Howard DH

Emsley-Pai C

Noris LF

Avila 3B

Vasquez 2B

John Dreker
John Dreker
John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball. When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.

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