For an in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. State College was rained out yesterday. They will play a doubleheader today with Ryan Hafner, who was featured in yesterday’s minor league schedule, getting the start today. Altoona’s game two was rained out last night. That game will be made up in August when New Hampshire visits Altoona. The DSL Pirates had off yesterday.
Brad Lincoln will be making his 14th start of the season and according to reports his next start after today will be with the Pirates in the majors on July 2nd during a doubleheader in Washington. It will likely be just a spot start before returning to Indianapolis if all plans remain the same.
In Lincoln’s last three starts he has allowed just one earned run in each of the games covering a total of 20.1 IP. Out of all pitchers in the International League who have made at least 10 starts, Lincoln has the 9th highest WHIP with his 1.18 mark. He also ranks 9th in the league in strikeouts with 66 in 72.2 innings pitched. Despite having the 15th most innings pitched in the IL he ranks tied for 89th in walks allowed with just 14 all season. His highest minor league total in walks is just 28 back in 2009 when he pitched 136.1 total innings.
Brian Leach is scheduled to start for Bradenton although Brandon Cumpton has been sent to Bradenton and his first start has not been listed. Because Leach has not made a start all season it is possible that Cumpton could start today.
AAA: Indianapolis (37-37) VS Pawtucket (38-34) 7:15pm
Probable starter: Brad Lincoln (6-6 3.82)
AA: Altoona (34-37) @ Harrisburg (40-31) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Jeff Locke (5-6 4.65)
High-A: Bradenton (31-40) VS Ft Myers (34-37) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Brian Leach (0-1 4.63)
Low-A: West Virginia (36-33) @ Hickory (40-29) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Tyler Waldron (6-3 3.86)
Short Season A: State College (1-5) @ Jamestown (4-2) 6:05pm DH
Probable starter: Ryan Hafner (0-0 0.00) and Matt Benedict (0-0 0.00)
Rookie: GCL Pirates (3-1) VS GCL Braves (1-3) 12:00pm
VSL: VSL Pirates (20-13) VS VSL Phillies (14-20) 11:00am
DSL: DSL Pirates (13-5) VS DSL Astros (7-12) 10:30am