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Minor League Schedule: 9/4/12

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State College is the only Pirates affiliate that has yet to wrap up their schedule. They have two games remaining. Altoona and West Virginia finished their schedule yesterday. Indianapolis also wrapped up their regular season schedule yesterday. After an off-day today, they will begin their best-of-five playoff series against Charlotte. The DSL Pirates tied up their best-of-three series for the DSL title yesterday. The deciding game will be played today. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here.

Glasnow gets the call for State College tonight after a strong GCL season

Triple-A: Indianapolis (87-55) vs Charlotte (83-61) 7:05pm 9/5
Probable starter: TBD

Yesterday’s Result:  Indianapolis 2 Louisville 0 (game story)

Indianapolis finished their regular season yesterday. They will begin a best-of-five game series against Charlotte on Wednesday night. The first two games will be played in Indianapolis, while the third game will be played in Charlotte. If necessary, the fourth and fifth games will also be played in Charlotte.

Double-A: Altoona (72-70) Season is complete

Yesterday’s Result:   Altoona 2 Erie 1

Altoona’s season is complete. They finished in third place, 10.5 games behind Akron. The Curve were able to go over the .500 mark by ending their season with a six game winning streak.

High-A: Bradenton (60-77 overall 31-36 2nd half) Season is complete

Bradenton’s season is over. They finished the second half in fifth place, 7.5 games out of first place. The Marauders finished the first half 21 games out of first, in last place. Overall, they finished 24 games behind first place St Lucie, with the second worst record in the 12 team Florida State League.

Low-A: West Virginia (61-79 overall 38-32 2nd half)  Season is complete

Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 4 Delmarva 1

West Virginia’s season is over. They finished the second half tied for second place with Hickory, three games behind Hagerstown. They ended the first half in last place, 23 games back. Overall they finished in sixth place, 22.5 games behind Hagerstown.

Short Season A: State College (33-41) vs Mahoning Valley (30-43) 7:05pm
Probable Starter: Tyler Glasnow (SC Debut)

Yesterday’s Result:  Williamsport 7 State College 2

Tyler Glasnow will make his first start for State College tonight. The 6″7 nineteen year old righty, spent the season in the GCL, where he went 0-3 2.10 in ten starts and one relief appearance. Tyler also pitched the clinching game of the GCL championship, throwing four scoreless innings, allowing one hit, two walks and he struck out seven batters. Including the playoffs, he threw a total of 38.1 innings, allowing twenty hits, three homers, 18 walks and he struck out 47 batters. He was a fifth round draft pick in 2011, signing for $600k.

Rookie: GCL Pirates (36-24) Season is complete

DSL: Pirates1 (44-26) vs Angels (40-24) 10:30am

Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 5 Angels 3

DSL: Pirates2 (34-34) Season is complete

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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