Minor League Schedule: Creasy Looks to Continue Scoreless Streak

All four affiliates on the schedule for Thursday night, highlighted by Bradenton’s Jason Creasy making his fifth start of the year. He has pitched 11 shutout innings over his last two games. Check out the Prospect Watch from last night. For a look at possible starters down the line, check out our Probable Starter Chart. All minor league transactions over the last month can be found at the bottom of the page.

Jason Creasy has thrown shutout ball in each of his last two starts
Jason Creasy has thrown shutout ball in each of his last two starts

AAA: Indianapolis (13-6) @ Toledo (8-12) 6:30pm 
Probable starter: Adam Wilk (2-1, 4.32)
Yesterday’s Result: Toledo 2, Indianapolis 0

Adam Wilk will make his fourth start of the season today. He has pitched a total of 16.2 innings, allowing 13 hits, two homers and five walks. Wilk has 14 strikeouts, an 0.52 GO/AO ratio and a .210 BAA. In his last start, he went five innings, allowing three runs on four hits and three walks. Wilk faced  Toledo in his second start. He gave up three runs on four hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out a season-high of seven batters in that game.

AA: Altoona (8-9) vs Harrisburg (4-13) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Tyler Sample (1-0, 1.50)
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 10, Harrisburg 9

Tyler Sample will make his third start of the season tonight. He has also pitched once in relief. In his first start, Sample went four innings, giving up two runs on two hits and six walks. In his last start, he threw five shutout innings, allowing two hits and he walked five batters. In 12 innings, he has given up just five hits, but has walked 14 batters.

High-A: Bradenton (12-7) @ Charlotte (7-12) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Jason Creasy (1-0, 1.83)
Yesterday’s Result: Charlotte 3, Bradenton 2 in 14 innings

Jason Creasy will make his fifth start of the season tonight, the first Pirates pitcher to reach that number in the minors. Creasy has thrown shutout ball in each of his last two outings. In 19.2 innings on the season, he has allowed 17 hits, one homer and six walks. Creasy has eight strikeouts, a 1.37 GO/AO ratio and a .246 BAA. He made his season debut against Charlotte, giving up two runs over 4.2 innings.

Low-A: West Virginia (7-11) vs Hagerstown (14-5) 7:05pm  
Probable starter: Cody Dickson (2-1, 4.02)
Yesterday’s Result: Kannapolis 2, West Virginia 1

Cody Dickson will make his fourth start of the season tonight. He has had two strong outings and one poor showing. He threw five shutout innings in his season debut, striking out seven batters. Dickson didn’t walk any batters in either of his first two starts. He has pitched a total of 15.2 innings, giving up 19 hits, two homers and two walks. Dickson has 12 strikeouts, a 1.42 GO/AO ratio and a .322 BAA.

Recent Transactions

4/23: Tyler Waldron promoted to Altoona. Brandon Mann sent to Bradenton.

4/22: Zack Dodson placed on DL. Kenn Kasparek added to Altoona roster.

4/22: Brent Morel placed on Bereavement List. Cody Eppley added to Indianapolis roster.

4/21: Jared Hughes recalled to majors. Jay Jackson added to Indianapolis roster.

4/20: Carlos Paulino assigned from Indianapolis to Altoona roster. Ralph Henriquez assigned to Jamestown roster.

4/19: Chris Stewart activated from disabled list. Tony Sanchez sent to Indianapolis.

4/18: Quinton Miller added to Altoona roster. Kelson Brown placed on disabled list.

4/17: Jovany Lopez loaned to Rojos del Aguila of the Veracruz League(Mexico)

4/17: Eric Wood activated from disabled list and added to Bradenton roster. D.J. Crumlich reassigned to minor league camp.

4/16: Collin Balester activated from disabled list and assigned to Bradenton.

4/16: Adalberto Santos assigned to Indianapolis. Jay Jackson transferred to Jamestown roster.

4/14: Luis Heredia placed on disabled list. Brett McKinney added to West Virginia roster.

4/13: Adalberto Santos transferred from Indianapolis to Jamestown roster.

4/12: Vin Mazzaro assigned to Indianapolis. Josh Kinney transferred to Jamestown roster.

4/11: Chris Stewart transferred from Bradenton to Indianapolis.

4/11: Jeff Locke activated from disabled list. Assigned to Indianapolis.

4/7: Barrett Barnes and Harold Ramirez placed on disabled list. Adam Landecker and Justin Maffei added to West Virginia roster.

4/6: Chris Stewart assigned to Bradenton on rehab.

4/5: Robert Andino placed on disabled list. Blake Davis added to Indianapolis roster.

4/4: Stetson Allie added to Altoona roster. Junior Sosa transferred to Jamestown roster.

4:4 Kenn Kasparek and Quinton Miller placed on disabled list. Brandon Mann added to Altoona roster.

3/29: Quincy Latimore and Erick Fernandez released.

3/27: Traded a player to be named later in exchange for Keon Broxton.

3/25: Acquired Vance Worley in exchange for cash.

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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