All eight teams are on the schedule 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. Click the link on each pitcher’s name for more information.
AAA: Indianapolis (48-40) @ Louisville (45-43) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Nick Kingham (2-0, 0.34)
Yesterday’s Result: Louisville 7, Indianapolis 6 in 11 innings
Nick Kingham will make his fifth start for Indianapolis tonight. He has gone at least six innings in each start and allowed just one earned run total. On the year, Kingham has thrown a total of 97.2 innings, allowing 86 hits, three homers and 30 walks. He has 74 strikeouts, a 1.09 GO/AO ratio and a .236 BAA. He faced Louisville in his last start and threw six shutout innings. Kingham was the Pirates Prospects pitcher of the month for June. Ryan Palencer did a feature on Kingham and his success at Indianapolis earlier this week.
AA: Altoona (32-54) vs Harrisburg (33-51) 6:00pm
Probable starter: Joan Montero (2-3, 4.66)
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 4, Harrisburg 2
Joan Montero will make his fifth start of the season tonight. He has also made 20 relief appearances. Montero has thrown 48.1 innings this year, surrendering 65 hits and 25 walks without allowing a home run. He has 23 strikeouts, a 1.31 GO/AO ratio and a .323 BAA. In his last start, he went five innings, giving up six run(three earned) on nine hits and two walks.
High-A: Bradenton (44-40, 9-6 2nd half) @ Palm Beach (47-38) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Tyler Glasnow (4-3, 1.70)
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 7, Palm Beach 4
Tyler Glasnow will make his 13th start of the season tonight. In his last start, he only went 2.2 innings due to a high pitch count. He allowed two hits, one run, four walks and struck out five batters. Glasnow allowed his first home run of the season in that game. In 58.1 innings this season, he has 66 strikeouts and a .151 BAA. Right-handed batters are hitting .131 against Glasnow. In his seven road starts, he has a 1.44 ERA.
Low-A: West Virginia (28-56, 7-8 2nd half) @ Greensboro (56-30) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Cody Dickson (3-8, 5.02)
Yesterday’s Result: Greensboro 5, West Virginia 2
Cody Dickson will make his 17th start of the season tonight. He has thrown 75.1 innings, allowing 90 hits, eight homers and 35 walks. He has 57 strikeouts, a 1.01 GO/AO ratio and a .303 BAA. In his last start, Dickson went five innings, allowing one run on six hits and four walks. He had a 5.16 ERA in the month of June. He has posted an ERA of at least 4.81 each month this season.
Short-Season A: Jamestown (8-13) @ State College (14-7) 7:00pm
Probable Starter: Marek Minarik (0-2, 3.50)
Yesterday’s Result: State College 11, Jamestown 9
Marek Minarik will make his fifth start of the season. In his last start, he gave up six runs(five earned) on nine hits and three walks in five innings. Minarik has walked at least three batters in each start this year. He threw five shutout innings against State College in his third start of the season.
RK: Bristol (3-11) @ Pulaski (8-7) 7:00pm
Probable Starter: TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Pulaski 6, Bristol 3
No starter has been named yet for today’s game.
GCL: Pirates (6-7) vs Braves (5-8) 10:00am
Probable Starter: TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 6, Braves 2 in 7 innings
Check out the GCL Pirates season preview.
DSL: Pirates (12-18) vs Yankees2 (18-12) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 13, Astros Orange 7
Check out the DSL Pirates fourth week recap.
7/5: Tyler Waldron placed on disabled list. John Holdzkom assigned to Indianapolis.
7/5: Dean Anna assigned to Indianapolis.
7/4: Jarek Cunningham placed on DL. Jeff Inman sent to Altoona.
7/3: Justin Maffei and Ashley Ponce promoted to Bradenton.
7/3: Bradenton placed Jonathan Schwind and Taylor Lewis on the disabled list.
7/3: Danny Collins and Francisco Diaz activated from disabled list.
7/3: Clario Perez promoted to West Virginia. Andy Otamendi assigned to Jamestown.
7/3: Austin Meadows assigned to Bristol.
7/1: Andy Otamendi assigned to West Virginia.
7/1: Connor Joe placed on temporary inactive list.
6/30: Austin Meadows, Barrett Barnes and Collin Balester assigned to GCL Pirates on rehab.
6/28: Stetson Allie activated from disabled list.
6/28: Omir Santos activated from disabled list. Brent Morel placed on disabled list.
6/28: JaCoby Jones activated from disabled list. Wyatt Mathisen placed on disabled list.
6/28: Nate Baker and Dan Gamache assigned to Jamestown on rehab.
6/28: Pirates release Alexander Gutierrez.
6/27: Jandy Vasquez played on 60-day disabled list.
6/26: Dan Gamache assigned to GCL Pirates on rehab.
6/26: Adalberto Santos traded to San Francisco Giants.
6/26: Danny Collins placed on disabled list. Justin Topa activated from West Virginia disabled list.
6/25: John Holdzkom assigned to Altoona roster.
6/25: Walker Gourley activated from Bradenton disabled list.
6/25: A.J. Morris placed on disabled list. Jhonathan Ramos promoted to Indianapolis.
6/24: Nate Baker added to GCL roster on rehab assignment.
6/23: JaCoby Jones and Justin Topa placed on West Virginia disabled list. Zack Von Rosenberg activated from disabled list.
6/23: Jeff Roy and Ashley Ponce sent to West Virginia. Candon Myles sent to Jamestown.
6/23: Ulises Montilla added to 60-day disabled list.
6/21: Jason Townsend assigned to Altoona from Jamestown. Matt Benedict sent to Bradenton.
6/20: Stetson Allie placed on disabled list. Kelson Brown activated from disabled list.
6/20: Carlos Paulino assigned to GCL Pirates on rehab.
6/20: Jake Brigham activated from disabled list.
6/19: Jared LaKind assigned to Jamestown
6/18: Pirates release Cody Eppley.
6/17: Jason Townsend sent to Jamestown on rehab assignment.
6/12: Nick Kingham promoted to Indianapolis. Kenn Kasparek added to Altoona roster.
6/12: Pat Ludwig promoted to Altoona. Robby Rowland activated from Bradenton disabled list.
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.
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