Minor League Schedule: 8/28/11

For an in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Bradenton has a 4.5 game lead in their division with just eight games left in their season. The GCL Pirates finish their season yesterday. They won the wildcard spot and will face the GCL Marlins today in a one game playoff to go to the championship series.

Taillon has 85 K's in 84.2 innings

AAA: Indianapolis (70-66) @ Toledo (65-71) 6:00pm
Probable starter: Sean Gallagher (5-12 5.14)

Gallagher will make his 23rd start of the year tonight. He has also pitched five times in relief. He is 2nd on the team in innings pitched with 122.2, strikeouts with 94, walks allowed with 61 and home runs allowed with 15. He leads the team in losses and in hit batters with 15. Sean gave up 3 runs over 4 innings in his last start and has not won since July 18th.

AA: Altoona (60-73) @ Binghamton (60-72) 6:35pm
Probable starter:  Aaron Pribanic (9-9 4.09)

Aaron has made 25 starts this year and one relief appearance. He is the Curve leader in games started, wins and in innings pitched with 141. He gave up 3 runs over 6 innings in his last start with 8 strikeouts. In 4 August starts he has a 2.77 ERA.

High-A: Bradenton (68-62 overall 38-22 2nd half) @ St Lucie (69-62 overall 31-30 2nd half) 5:00pm
Probable starter: Tyler Waldron (4-0 0.77)

Tyler has made 4 starts and a relief appearance since joining Bradenton. He has allowed just 2 runs over 23.1 innings. While with West Virginia he had a 7-6 4.82 record in 17 starts and 2 relief appearances. In a total of 120.1 innings he has given up 109 hits, walked 30 and struck out 78.

Low-A: West Virginia (62-68 overall 27-35 2nd half) VS Lexington (56-75 overall 21-40 2nd half) 2:05pm
Probable starter: Jameson Taillon (2-3 4.36)

Taillon will make his 22nd start of the year today. He is coming off his best outing since July 4th which was against today’s opponent, Lexington. On Tuesday, Jameson allowed just 1 run on 1 hit and struck out 5. Since the all-star break he is 0-2 5.57 in 11 starts. On the year he has pitched 84.2 innings allowing 84 hits, walking 20 and he has struck out 85.

Short Season A: State College (26-41) VS Williamsport (38-30) 6:05pm
Probable starter: Trent Stevenson (0-3 5.14)

Trent has made 5 starts and one relief appearance for State College this year. He started the year with West Virginia and went 0-3 6.93 for them in 3 starts and 19 relief appearances. He gave up 2 earned runs over 5 innings in his last start on Tuesday night. On the year he has pitched 77.1 innings giving up 104 hits with just 15 walks and just 30 strikeouts.

Rookie: GCL Pirates (34-26)

The GCL Pirates finished their season in 2nd place, 3 games back in the standings.

VSL: VSL Pirates (40-32)

The VSL Pirates have finished their season. They won the VSL pennant for a sixth straight year.

DSL: DSL Pirates (41-28)

The DSL Pirates finished tied for 2nd in their division, 5.5 games back.

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