A total of seven games are on the schedule today. Both Altoona and Bradenton had their games suspended due to rain last night. Both teams will finish the games today prior to their regularly scheduled game. 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. Click the link on each pitcher’s name for more information.
AAA: Indianapolis (39-27) vs Durham (40-28) 7:05pm
Probable starter: A.J. Morris (0-1, 3.00)
Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 2, Durham 1
A.J. Morris will make his second start for Indianapolis tonight. In his first game, he went six innings, giving up three runs(two earned) on six hits and three walks, with five strikeouts. Morris made eight starts and five relief appearances for Altoona this year. He had a 1.64 ERA in 55 innings, with a 2.00 GO/AO ratio and a .208 BAA.
AA: Altoona (24-39) vs Portland (42-22) 7:00pm
Nick Kingham (1-7, 3.04) TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona was suspended by rain
Nick Kingham will be sent to AAA. No starter has been announced to replace him.
High-A: Bradenton (33-31) vs Palm Beach (34-31) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Tyler Glasnow (2-3, 2.15)
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton was suspended by rain
Tyler Glasnow will make his ninth start of the season tonight. He made a start last week that was suspended by rain and may not be finished. He went four innings, allowing one hit(a solo homer) and had seven strikeouts. The game will only be finished if it matters for the playoff race and at this point it doesn’t look like it will. In 37.2 innings this year, Glasnow has allowed just 21 hits and no homers(thanks to the suspended game). He has 41 strikeouts, an 0.86 GO/AO ratio and .167 BAA. In three home starts, he has a 3.00 ERA.
Low-A: West Virginia (20-45) vs Greensboro (40-26) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Cody Dickson (2-7, 5.60)
Yesterday’s Result: Greensboro 7, West Virginia 2
Cody Dickson will make his 13th start of the season tonight. He has thrown 54.2 innings, allowing 66 hits, seven homers and 27 walks. He has 43 strikeouts, an 0.92 GO/AO ratio and a .303 BAA. In his last start, he allowed five runs and five walks in 4.1 innings. Dickson gave up four runs over 4.2 innings in his previous outing. During home games, he has an 8.62 ERA and a .405 BAA.
DSL: Pirates (3-7) vs Astros Orange (3-7) 10:30am
Result: Pirates 5, Angels 3
Check out the DSL Pirates season preview.
6/10: Gregory Polanco promoted to Majors. Brent Morel activated from disabled list.
6/9: Pirates release Cameron Griffin, Mitch Slauter, Mike Spano and Beau Wallace.
6/8: Walker Gourley placed on disabled list. D.J. Crumlich activated from Bradenton disabled list.
6/6: Stolmy Pimentel assigned to Altoona on rehab.
6/6: A.J. Morris promoted to Indianapolis.
6/6: Chris Dickerson activated from disabled list. Jake Brigham placed on disabled list.
6/5: Vin Mazzaro assigned to Indianapolis.
6/5: Yao-Hsun Yang added to Altoona roster. Tyler Sample placed on disabled list.
6/5: Robby Rowland placed on disabled list. Jeff Inman assigned to Bradenton roster.
6/4: Luis Heredia activated from disabled list. Miguel Rosario assigned to Jamestown roster.
6/3: Jose Osuna and Jordan Steranka activated from Bradenton disabled list. D.J. Crumlich and Ashley Ponce placed on disabled list.
6/3: Wirfin Obispo assigned to Indianapolis.
6/2: Stolmy Pimentel assigned to Bradenton on rehab.
5/31: Brent Morel placed on disabled list.
5/31: Junior Sosa added to Altoona roster.
5/30: Eight players released from DSL roster.
5/30: Brandon Mann released. Ryan Beckman added to Altoona roster.
5/30: Kenn Kasparek added to Indianapolis roster.
5/29: Francisco Diaz assigned to Jamestown roster.
5/28: Candon Myles activated from the disabled list. Adam Landecker assigned to Jamestown roster.
5/27: Kawika Emsley-Pai assigned from Altoona to West Virginia.
5/26: Ralph Henriquez sent from Indianapolis to Altoona. Cody Eppley assigned to Indianapolis.
5/24: Andy Otamendi assigned to Extended Spring Training. Orlando Castro assigned to Bradenton.
5/23 Tony Sanchez assigned to Indianapolis.
5/23: Josh Wall assigned to Indianapolis roster.
5/22: Edwin Espinal activated from disabled list. Candon Myles placed on disabled list.
5/21: Andy Otamendi added to Bradenton roster. Orlando Castro assigned to Jamestown.
5/20: Omir Santos placed on disabled list. Ralph Henriquez assigned to Indianapolis.
5/19: Jared LaKind added to West Virginia roster. Will Kendall placed on disabled list.
5/19: Brandon Cumpton reassigned to Indianapolis. Ralph Henriquez sent from Indianapolis to Altoona
5/18: West Virginia sends Kawika Emsley-Pai to Altoona. Francisco Diaz added off Jamestown roster.
5/18: Ralph Henriquez sent from Altoona to Indianapolis.
5/16: Edwin Espinal placed on disabled list. Adam Landecker added to West Virginia roster.
5/16: Jaff Decker sent from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis. Cody Eppley transferred to Jamestown roster.
5/13: Activated Zack Dodson from disabled list. Ryan Beckman transferred to Jamestown roster.
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