Minor League Schedule: 7/3/11

For an in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. The GCL team and the VSL team both have off today and both will resume their schedule on Monday.

Cain looks for his sixth win of the year today

AAA: Indianapolis (43-41) @ Toledo (33-51) 6:00pm
Probable starter: Brian Burres (3-7 4.22)

AA: Altoona (35-45) @ Trenton (48-33) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Kyle McPherson (1-2 3.32)

Kyle McPherson will get his 5th start for Altoona since moving up from Bradenton. Overall between the two teams he has a 5-3 2.99 record in 16 starts with 79 strikeouts and just 13 walks allowed. In his last start on Tuesday, Kyle gave up two runs in five innings with seven strikeouts.

High-A: Bradenton (37-43 overall 7-3 2nd half) VS St Lucie ( 43-35 overall 5-3 2nd half) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Brett Lorin (3-4 2.76)

Brett Lorin is making his 11th start of the year tonight. He has also made 5 relief appearances. As a starter he has a 3.40 ERA in 47.2 IP. He has recorded 65 strikeouts in 65.1 innings with just 12 walks allowed. He has allowed just two homers on the season and none in his last ten appearances

Low-A: West Virginia (40-38 overall 5-5 2nd half) VS Greensboro ( 45-45 overall 5-5 2nd half) 2:05pm
Probable starter: Colton Cain (5-5 2.96)

Colton Cain is making his 16th start of the season this afternoon. He has given up just one earned run over 11 innings pitched in his last two starts. In five June starts he had a 1-1 2.17 record. He improved his ERA for a second straight month posting a 4.58 ERA in April and a 2.78 mark in May.

Short Season A: State College (5-11) VS Auburn (8-8) 6:05pm
Probable starter: Josh Poytress (0-1 27.00)

Rookie: GCL Pirates (7-5) VS GCL Tigers (5-7) 12:00pm 7/4

VSL: VSL Pirates (25-16) VS VSL Rays (21-21) 11:30am 7/4

The VSL Pirates are in first place and have a 1 1/2 game lead over the 2nd place Mariners.

DSL: DSL Pirates (17-10) VS DSL Astros (10-15) 10:30am


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