All eight teams are on the schedule today. West Virginia had their game halted last night just one out away from a victory. Up 3-0 in the top of the fifth, the game was stopped with two outs due to rain. They will complete that game today, then play the regularly scheduled game, which is now a seven inning contest. Check out the Prospect Watch from last night. 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 (53-42) vs Columbus (49-46) 7:15pm
Probable starter: Adam Wilk (7-7, 4.19)
Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 1, Columbus 0 (game one) Indianapolis 4, Columbus 2 (game two)
Adam Wilk will make his 18th start of the season. He has also pitched once in relief. Wilk has thrown a total of 105.1 innings, giving up 112 hits, 12 homers and 28 walks. He has 73 strikeouts, an 0.85 GO/AO ratio and a .277 BAA. In his last start, he threw a complete game shutout over Lehigh Valley. Wilk has a 3.66 home ERA and 5.01 on the road.
AA: Altoona (35-58) @ Harrisburg (36-55) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Orlando Castro (NR)
Yesterday’s Result: Erie 12, Altoona 6
Orlando Castro is now listed as the probable starter for tonight. He has been promoted from Bradenton and last pitched five days ago in a game that was suspended by rain.
High-A: Bradenton (46-41, 11-7 2nd half) vs Tampa (44-46) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Tyler Glasnow (4-4, 2.08)
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 4, St Lucie 1
Tyler Glasnow will make his 14th start of the season tonight. He has thrown 65 innings, allowing 36 hits, one homer and 37 walks. He has 72 strikeouts, an 0.77 GO/AO ratio and a .166 BAA. In his last start, he went 6.2 innings. allowing four runs on seven hits and a walk. The seven hits allowed is a career high for Glasnow. He struggled in his previous outing as well, lasting just 2.2 innings due to a high pitch count. He has a 2.00 ERA and a .191 BAA at home this season.
Low-A: West Virginia (30-59, 9-11 2nd half) vs Greensboro (58-33) 6:05pm
Probable starter: Luis Heredia (1-2, 4.71)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia had their game suspended in the fifth inning
Luis Heredia will make his tenth start of the season as he looks to bounce back from his worst outing. Facing today’s opponent Greensboro during his last start, he walked four batters in the first inning, getting pulled after reaching his single inning pitch count. In his prior outing, Heredia allowed five runs on nine hits and two walks in six innings. In 36.1 innings this year, he has a 22/21 BB/SO ratio. Heredia has a 1.12 GO/AO ratio and a .248 BAA. Heredia also faced Greensboro on 6/10, allowing five unearned runs over 4.2 innings, issuing five walks.
Short-Season A: Jamestown (8-18) vs Tri-City (18-9) 7:05pm
Probable Starter: Marek Minarik (0-2, 3.74)
Yesterday’s Result: Tri-City 4, Jamestown 3
Marek Minarik will make his sixth start of the season. He has thrown 21.2 innings, surrendering 20 hits, no homers and 16 walks. He has ten strikeouts, a 1.55 GO/AO ratio and a .247 BAA. In his last start, he gave up two runs on four hits and three walks in 3.2 innings. Minarik has walked at least three batters in every start.
RK: Bristol (4-15) @ Bluefield (11-10) 7:05pm
Probable Starter: Omar Basulto (1-1, 2.51)
Yesterday’s Result: Bluefield 4, Bristol 0
Omar Basulto will make his fifth start. He has allowed one earned run combined over three of his outings and struggled badly in his other game. In his third start, Basulto recorded just one out, giving up four runs before being pulled. In 14.1 innings, he has a 2/12 BB/SO ratio and an impressive 3.67 GO/AO ratio. Check out the Bristol season preview.
GCL: Pirates (10-8) vs Phillies (8-10) 12:00pm
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 6, Blue Jays 1
Check out the GCL Pirates season preview.
DSL: Pirates (14-21) vs Cubs (23-12) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Cubs 4, Pirates 3
Check out the DSL Pirates fifth week recap.
7/11: Pat Ludwig assigned to Bradenton. Zack Dodson assigned to Altoona.
7/11: Austin Meadows assigned to West Virginia.
7/11: Barrett Barnes promoted to Bradenton.
7/11: Orlando Castro promoted to Altoona. Pirates release Yao-Hsun Yang.
7/10: Shane Carle and Yhonathan Barrios promoted to Bradenton. Robby Rowland and Andy Otamendi assigned to West Virginia.
7/10: Matt Curry promoted to Indianapolis. Ralph Henriquez activated from Altoona disabled list.
7/9: Andrew Lambo assigned to Jamestown on rehab assignment.
7/8: Thomas Harlan promoted to Altoona
7/7: Francisco Liriano assigned to Indianapolis on rehab. Brent Morel activated from disabled list.
7/7: Chris Dickerson traded to Cleveland Indians.
7/7: Justin Howard placed on disabled list. Dan Gamache and Nate Baker assigned to Altoona.
7/7: Mike Fransoso assigned to West Virginia Power. Harold Ramirez placed on disabled list.
7/7: Collin Balester has his rehab assignment transferred from GCL Pirates to Bristol.
7/7: Cristian Mota promoted from DSL Pirates to GCL Pirates. Jhoan Herrera reassigned to DSL Pirates.
7/7: Jake Burnette sent to GCL Pirates on rehab.
7/7: Edgardo Munoz promoted from GCL Pirates to Bristol.
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.
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Really, really ticked at NH this morn. Tyler Glasnow is scheduled to pitch today. Had he been promoted to Altoona, he would be pitching for the Curve tonight in Harrisburg!!!
Thanks for nutting, Opie!!
I have a good feeling I know who is pitching for Altoona tonight, just don’t want to jump the gun
John…I decided to skip tonight (Castro)…going to the DH tomorrow with my wife.
You have my permission to skip it
Not even a hint?