Indianapolis has off today. They resume their schedule tomorrow night, with a four game series in Durham. Daniel Cabrera got the start for Bradenton. It was due to be Hunter Strickland’s turn in the rotation but during his last start he was hit by a line drive in the second inning and has since been placed on the DL. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here.
Triple-A: Indianapolis (9-10) @ Durham (6-15) 7:05pm 4/27
Probable starter: Jo-Jo Reyes (2-0 3.27)
Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 5 Louisville 1 (game story here)
Indianapolis is off today.
Double-A: Altoona (7-10) VS Harrisburg (13-6) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Brandon Cumpton (1-2 4.15)
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 0 Harrisburg 8
Brandon Cumpton will be making his fourth start of the season tonight for Altoona. In his last start on 4/19, he allowed two runs in six innings, giving up seven hits and one walk while striking out three. He has walked one batter in each of his three starts. On 4/14 against Richmond on the road, Brandon gave up just one run in seven innings. He has recorded nine strikeouts in 17.1 innings.
High-A: Bradenton (8-11) @ Charlotte (10-9) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Daniel Cabrera(2012 debut)
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 0 Jupiter 8
Bradenton currently sits in a tie for fourth place in their division, seven games behind first place St Lucie. Daniel Cabrera gets the start for Bradenton on a minor league rehab assignment. He has a 48-65 5.10 record in six major league seasons, last appearing in the majors with the Nationals and Diamondbacks in 2009, when he went 0-6 6.00 in 51 innings.
Low-A: West Virginia (6-13) VS Savannah (11-9) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Zack Dodson (0-1 4.20)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 2 Savannah 1
Zack Dodson will be making his fourth start of the season tonight. In his last start on 4/20 he went six innings and allowed just two unearned runs, while striking out eight batters. He had failed to make it through five innings in each of his first two outings, giving up seven runs in 4.2 innings during his first start and two runs in 4.1 innings during his next. Dodson has 15 strikeouts in 15 innings this season. Left-handed batters are hitting .167 against him.
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.
I’m on a wait and see with ZVR. We have some good MLB pitching and some good MiLB prospects. He is not crucial at this point, but it would be nice to see him fulfill his potential.
John….who is “TBD”? Is he related to “ZVR”?
(just kidding….I love these schedule posts)
In this case, TBD was Daniel Cabrera, wasn’t expecting that. I figured it was Porifirio Lopez making the start. I wish I knew the ETA on ZVR making his 2012 debut