West Virginia was rained out on Friday night. They will make the game up as part of a doubleheader today. Altoona has an early afternoon start time today. 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.
AAA: Indianapolis (11-3) @ Louisville (7-7) 6:35pm
Probable starter: TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 9, Louisville 2
No starter has been named yet for today’s game. Indianapolis is in first place in their division with a four game lead over Louisville. They have an 8-2 record on the road and they are 2-1 against Louisville this year.
AA: Altoona (5-8) vs Richmond (9-6) 1:00pm
Probable starter: Joely Rodriguez (0-1, 7.00)
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 2, Richmond 1
Joely Rodriguez will make his third start of the season today. He went six innings in his debut, giving up two runs on five hits. The results were good, but he walked three batters and didn’t pick up any strikeouts. In his last outing, Rodriguez went three innings and gave up five runs on seven hits. In that game, he had three strikeouts and no walks. He has a 2.14 GO/AO ratio and a .324 BAA.
High-A: Bradenton (10-5) vs Jupiter (6-9) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Chad Kuhl (1-1, 4.76)
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 5, Jupiter 3
Chad Kuhl will make his fourth start of the season tonight. His debut was great and his last outing wasn’t bad, but the second start was a tough one. He threw five shutout innings in his debut, giving up two hits and no walks. In his second start, Kuhl allowed five runs on seven hits in just 1.2 innings. In his last outing, he went 4.2 innings, giving up one run on five hits and a walk. He has nine strikeouts and a 1.50 GO/AO ratio.
Dovydas Neverauskas will make his third start of the season tonight. He has allowed one run over five innings in each of his first two outings and picked up the victory in each game. Neverauskas has allowed ten hits, no homers, four walks and he has nine strikeouts. Last year for Jamestown, he had a 4.01 ERA in 15 starts. Shane Carle will get the start in game two. He has made three starts, pitching a total of 11.2 innings, with 14 hits, two homers and one walk. He has 12 strikeouts, a 2.43 GO/AO ratio and a .280 BAA. In his last start, Carle gave up one run on four hits and a walk over 4.2 innings.
4/18: Quinton Miller added to Altoona roster. Kelson Brown placed on disabled list.
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.
3/22: Six minor league players released. Carlos Mesa, Cesar Lopez, Axel Diaz, Elvin Ramirez, Kirk Singer and Eliecer Navarro.
3/20 Zac Fuesser, Ethan Hollingsworth, Kevin Kleis and Dalton Friend released.
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