For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Jameson Taillon makes his 8th career start today. He currently has pitched 29 IP giving up 28 hits while issuing just 4 walks. He also has 24 strikeouts and has given up 2 home runs. Quinton Miller will start today, getting pushed back a day with the off day for Bradenton last week giving him 2 extra days rest. Lineups for today’s games will be posted as soon as they are made available.
AAA: Indianapolis (25-30) VS Syracuse (31-23) 7:15pm
Probable starter: Brad Lincoln (4-5 4.71)
Game notes: Justin Wilson pitched 6 solid innings following up his worst outing of the year last week. He went 6 IP giving up 2 runs that were unearned, he walked 3 and struck out 3 and gave up five hits for the win. Alex Presley went 3-5 with two 3 run homers, he now has 8 home runs on the year. Chase d’Arnaud returned to the lineup for the first time since May 22nd and went 1-4 with 2 walks. Matt Hague added his 4th homer and Gorkys Hernandez went 3-5 with two doubles.
AA: Altoona (28-25) VS Portland (16-36) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Jared Hughes (3-2 3.40)
Game notes: Live recap of the game was posted here.
High-A: Bradenton (22-32) VS Brevard County (20-34) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Quinton Miller (2-5 7.71)
Game notes: Quinton Miller was pushed back one day and Donald Veal got the start pitching two innings giving up one run and striking out three. Nate Baker pitched 6 innings to finish the game and he did well giving up just one run on four hits while striking out five. He’s allowed just 2 runs in his last 3 games spanning 16.2 IP. Bradenton got two hits each from Robbie Grossman, Aaron Baker and Elevys Gonzalez who hit his 16th double and drove in his 34th run.
Low-A: West Virginia (26-26) @ Lexington (26-28) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Jameson Taillon (1-1 3.10)
Game notes: Tyler Waldron pitched 6 innings giving up 5 hits and just one run which came on a solo homer. He allowed no walks, struck out four and lowered his ERA to 3.92 in 43.2 IP. Andrew Maggi went 1-3 with a walk and his first homer as a pro in his 236th AB. He leadoff the game with that HR and that was the only run the team scored. The Power scattered 6 more hits the rest of the game, all singles.
VSL: VSL Pirates (7-8) VS VSL Phillies (6-9) 11:00am
Games notes: Roberto Espinoza gave up just one run over four innings in his 4th start. He struck out 4 and now has 17 K’s in 17 IP. Dilson Herrera had his first career hitless game but he did reach via a walk and scored a run. 16 year old SS Jose Salazar drove in 2 runs with his first double. Kelly Aponte went 1-1 with a double, sac fly, walk and HBP. He now has a 1.061 OPS.
DSL: DSL Pirates (3-1) VS DSL Yankees2 (2-2) 10:30am
Game notes: The DSL team was rained out yesterday. No makeup date was announced. Only two teams in the entire league played a full game yesterday.
West Virginia Lineup: