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Minor League Schedule: 5/7/11

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For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. The four Pirates teams last night combined for four losses by a combined score of 29-6 versus teams that were a combined 40-69 coming into the day. Things can only get better today and they have real nice lineup of starting pitchers scheduled to go. Tim will be covering the Altoona game tonight for the site and will have a full report following the game. Lineups for today’s games will be posted as soon as they are made available. 

Justin Wilson gets his sixth start of the year tonight

AAA: Indianapolis (9-20) @ Norfolk (11-17) 7:15pm
Probable starter: Justin Wilson (2-2 2.70)

Game notes: Brian Friday went 2-3 last night with a run scored and Pedro Ciriaco went 1-4 with the team’s only RBI on the day. Indianapolis had just six, all of them singles. Jose Ascanio pitched one scoreless inning as he nears the end of his 30 day rehab stint. He will need to be added to the 25 man roster by next week if they want to be sure to keep him, he has no minor league options left.

AA: Altoona (13-13) @ Richmond (13-15) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Aaron Thompson (2-2 3.49)

Game notes: Jeff Locke went 5 innings allowing just one run on four hits but he walked four and for the second straight start he struck out just one hitter after striking out 10 on 4/25. Starling Marte went 2-4 with his 2nd homer of the year. Jeremy Farrell went 2-4 with his 10th double.

High-A: Bradenton (14-15) VS Charlotte (10-19) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Nate Baker (2-0 5.00)

Game notes: Quinton Miller went 5 innings giving up 8 earned runs on 10 hits with just one strikeout. He has struck out just one of the last 53 batters he has faced. Bradenton collected just five hits, all singles and never more than one in any inning.
Low-A: West Virginia (11-15) @ Augusta (10-18) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Zachary Dodson (2-2 3.75)

Game notes: Zack Von Rosenberg went 6 innings allowing four runs including two 2-run homeruns. He walked none and struck out six. Zac Fuesser followed him with 2 scoreless innings, striking out three and lowering his ERA to 1.50 in 18 innings with 21 strikeouts. Daniel Grovatt went 3-4 and is now hitting .303 on the season.

Indianapolis Lineup:

Wimberly-dh

d’Arnaud-ss

Presley-lf

Hague-1b

Harrison-3b

Brown-c

Lambo-rf

Ciriaco-2b

Hernandez-cf

Altoona Lineup:

Marte-cf

Fryer-rf

Latimore-lf

Mercer-ss

Farrell-3b

Sanchez-c

Durham-1b

Ford-2b

Thompson-p

Bradenton Lineup:

B.Gonzalez-ss

Cunningham-2b

Chambers-cf

Baker-1b

Anderson-dh

Cabrera-c

E.Gonzalez-3b

Santos-rf

White-lf

West Virginia Lineup:

Maggi-ss

Mort-2b

Curry-1b

Howard-rf

Grovatt-dh

Rojas-cf

Diaz-c

Noris-lf

Avila-3b

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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