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Minor League Schedule: 5/30/12

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Indianapolis has an early afternoon start today with Justin Wilson on the mound. He faced today’s opponent(Durham) on 4/29, throwing the first 7.1 innings of a combined no-hitter. Justin leads Indy with 51 strikeouts, the ninth highest total in the International League. All four affiliates won yesterday. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here.

Wilson has a 1.77 ERA at home this year

Triple-A: Indianapolis (30-21) VS Durham (22-31) 1:05pm
Probable starter: Justin Wilson (4-3 3.46)

Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 3 Durham 1 (game story)

Justin Wilson will make his 11th start of the year today. He has pitched a total of 52 innings, allowing 38 hits, 26 walks and has struck out 51 hitters. In his last start, Justin went 5.1 innings, allowing one run on three hits and five walks. It was his third start with five or more walks. Batters are hitting .204 against him, .161 from the left side. In his only start against Durham this year, Wilson threw 7.1 innings of no-hit ball.

Double-A: Altoona (23-27) VS Richmond (24-28) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Shairon Martis (3-0 2.63)

Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 6 Richmond 1

Shairon Martis will make his fourth start of the season tonight. He allowed three runs in six innings during his last start, giving up five hits and striking out six. In his previous start, Martis allowed just one hit(a solo homer) in six innings. He has pitched seven games in relief this season, the first four while with Indianapolis. Batters are hitting .148 against him in 24 innings at Altoona.

High-A: Bradenton (23-28) VS Fort Myers (20-31) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Tyler Waldron (4-2 3.81)

Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 5 Ft Myers 4

Tyler Waldron will make his ninth start of the season, he also made two relief appearances earlier in the year. He has pitched a total of 49.2 innings, giving up 55 hits, nine walks and he has 35 strikeouts. In his last start, Tyler allowed one earned run in seven innings. He gave up four hits, no walks and struck out a season high seven batters. In his previous outing, Waldron threw six shutout innings. At home this year, he has a 3-1 3.63 record in 34.2 innings.

Low-A: West Virginia (17-35) VS Lakewood (19-32) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Matt Benedict (2-3 2.89)

Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 7 Lakewood 3

Matt Benedict will make his 11th start of the year tonight. He has pitched a total of 56 innings, allowing 52 hits, 15 walks, no homers and he has struck out 35 batters. In his last start, Matt gave up two runs in seven innings, allowing three hits and two walks. At home this year, he has a 1-2 3.89 record in six starts. Benedict has held right-handed batters to a .218 average this season.

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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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