For Bradenton tonight, Tyler Glasnow will make his third start of the season. In his last outing, Glasnow had major control issues that led to seven walks in two innings. He will be starting for the third time in a row on the road and the second consecutive time against Ft Myers. West Virginia has an early morning 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 (19-10) @ Scranton/WB (13-15) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Adam Wilk (3-1, 4.03)
Yesterday’s Result: Pawtucket 3, Indianapolis 2
Adam Wilk will make his sixth start of the season. He has pitched 29 innings, allowing 24 hits, three homers and nine walks. Wilk has 24 strikeouts, an 0.63 GO/AO ratio and a .222 BAA. In his last start, he went 6.1 innings, giving up two runs on five hits and two walks. Wilk has given up three runs or less in each of his starts. He is holding lefties to a .120 average.
AA: Altoona (11-17) vs Bowie (15-14) 6:30pm
Probable starter: A.J. Morris (1-0, 1.47)
Yesterday’s Result: Akron 5, Altoona 4
A.J. Morris will make his third start of the season tonight. He has also pitched five times in relief. Morris hasn’t allowed a run in his last five appearances, totaling 12.2 scoreless innings. In his last start, he threw five shutout frames, allowing three hits and one walk. Morris has a 1.50 GO/AO ratio and a .156 BAA. Right-handed batters are 3-for-33 against him this year.
High-A: Bradenton (16-14) @ Ft Myers (16-14) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Tyler Glasnow (0-1, 2.57)
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 4, Ft Myers 2
Tyler Glasnow will make his third start of the season tonight. He had a very rough outing last time out due to major control issues. Glasnow pitched two innings and gave up seven walks. That followed a strong debut that saw him throw five shutout innings, in which he gave up two hits and three walks while striking out six batters. Glasnow did not pick up a strikeout in his second start. He missed the start of the season due to tightness in his back.
Low-A: West Virginia (11-19) @ Greensboro (16-13) 10:45am
Probable starter: Cody Dickson (2-3, 4.81)
Yesterday’s Result: Greensboro 3, West Virginia 2
Cody Dickson will make his sixth start of the season today. He has received a decision in each of his first five starts. Dickson has pitched a total of 24.1 innings, allowing 31 hits, three homers and seven walks. He has 18 strikeouts, a 1.04 GO/AO ratio and a .316 BAA. Left-handed batters are hitting .346 off the southpaw. Dickson gave up two runs on five hits and three walks in his last start. It was his season high for walks allowed. He struck out seven batters in his first outing and hasn’t topped three in any game since.
5/4: Jose Osuna placed on disabled list. D.J. Crumlich added to Bradenton roster.
5/4: Kenn Kasparek promoted to Indianapolis.
5/3: Cody Eppley assigned in Indianapolis roster.
5/3: Reese McGuire activated from disabled list. Francisco Diaz assigned to Jamestown roster.
5/2: Benji Gonzalez traded to San Diego Padres.
5/2: Kenn Kasparek activated from Altoona disabled list. Carlos Paulino placed on disabled list.
5/2: Jordan Steranka placed on disabled list. Taylor Lewis added to Bradenton roster.
5/1: Robert Andino activated from Indianapolis disabled list. Adalberto Santos assigned to Jamestown roster.
5/1: Wandy Rodriguez assigned to Altoona roster on rehab.
4/30 Elvis Escobar added to West Virginia roster. Adam Landecker assigned to Jamestown roster.
4/29: Cody Eppley transferred to Jamestown roster.
4/29: Ralph Henriquez added to Altoona roster.
4/27: Reese McGuire placed on disabled list. Kawika Emsley-Pai added to West Virginia roster.
4/27: Casey Sadler promoted to majors. Jared Hughes sent to Indianapolis.
4/27: Tyler Waldron promoted to Indianapolis.
4/27 Omir Santos added to Indianapolis roster.
4/27: Josh Smith assigned to Bradenton roster. Oderman Rocha sent to Extended Spring Training.
4/26: Bryton Trepagnier assigned to Bradenton roster. Andy Otamendi sent to Extended Spring Training.
4/26: Brandon Mann added to Altoona roster. Kenn Kasparek placed on disabled list.
4/25: Tyler Glasnow added to Bradenton roster. Andy Otamendi assigned to Extended Spring Training.
4/24: Oderman Rocha and Andy Otamendi assigned to Bradenton. Bryton Trepagnier and Josh Smith assigned to Extended Spring Training
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.
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