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Minor League Schedule: Cody Dickson Has Turned His Season Around

All eight teams on the schedule today. Three teams were rained out last night. Jamestown and West Virginia will play a doubleheader today, while Bristol will make up the game on August 24th. 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.    

Cody Dickson has a 2.61 ERA in the second half (Photo Credit: Mark Olson)
Cody Dickson has a 2.61 ERA in the second half (Photo Credit: Mark Olson)

AAA: Indianapolis (62-62) @ Toledo (60-64) 7:00pm
Probable starter: TBD
Yesterday’s Result:  Indianapolis 3, Toledo 1

No starter has been named yet for today’s game. It could possibly be the AAA debut for Adrian Sampson, who was promoted yesterday.

AA: Altoona (53-70) vs Trenton (59-64) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Jhonathan Ramos (4-5, 4.26)
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 3, Trenton 2

Jhonathan Ramos will make his sixth start of the season tonight. He has pitched 30 times in relief. Ramos has thrown 63.1 innings this year, allowing 68 hits, 11 homers and 17 walks. He has 34 strikeouts, a 1.34 WHIP, an 0.95 GO/AO ratio and a .272 BAA. Ramos faced Trenton in his last start, throwing six shutout  innings with just one hit and no walks allowed.

High-A: Bradenton (67-53, 32-19 2nd half) @ Jupiter (43-75) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Jason Creasy (6-8, 3.83)
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 6, Jupiter 1

Jason Creasy will make his 25th start of the season tonight. He has thrown 124.2 innings this year, surpassing last year’s total by 16.1 innings already. Creasy has allowed 145 hits, eight homers and 15 walks. He has 78 strikeouts, a 1.04 GO/AO ratio, a 1.28 WHIP and he has a .294 BAA. In his last start, Creasy gave up a season-high 11 hits. It topped the ten he allowed in his previous outing. Right-handed batters are hitting .313 against him this year.

Low-A: West Virginia (44-75, 24-27 2nd half) vs Augusta (57-62) 5:05pm DH
Probable starter: Felipe Gonzalez (2-3, 2.65) and Cody Dickson (5-9, 4.20)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia was rained out

Cody Dickson gets his 24th start tonight. He has pitched much better since the All-Star break, going into the break with a 5.58 ERA through 13 starts, and he has posted a 2.61 ERA in ten starts since then. He had a .301 BAA prior to the break and .263 since. Dickson has pitched better on the road this season, with a 3.47 ERA in 14 starts. His home ERA is 5.59 in nine games. He faced Augusta once this year, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks in five innings back on May 16th. Felipe Gonzalez will make his seventh start of the season. He has also pitched 25 times in relief. In his last start, Gonzalez went five innings, giving up four runs(three earned) on seven hits and three walks. He has thrown 85 innings this year, giving up 73 hits, eight homers and 23 walks. He has 79 strikeouts, a 1.13 WHIP, an 0.66 GO/AO ratio and a .230 BAA.

Short-Season A: Jamestown (25-31) vs Auburn (26-30) 6:05pm DH
Probable Starter: Frank Duncan (2-2, 3.45) and Montana DuRapau (1-2, 2.85)
Yesterday’s Result: Jamestown was rained out

Frank Duncan will get his 11th start of the season tonight. He has thrown 44.1 innings, allowing 46 hits, two homers and nine walks. He has 29 strikeouts, a 1.24 WHIP, an 0.94 GO/AO ratio and a .272 BAA. In his last start, Duncan threw five shutout innings, striking out a career-high six batters. He has a 3.51 ERA on the road and 3.38 at home. Montana DuRapau will start the second game. He has started eight times and made four relief appearances. He has thrown a total of 41 innings and has a 6/33 BB/SO ratio, along with a 1.15 WHIP,  1.07 GO/AO ratio and a .258 BAA.

RK: Bristol (15-35) @ Kingsport (26-26) 7:00pm
Probable Starter: Omar Basulto (1-2, 2.65)
Yesterday’s Result: Bristol was rained out

Check out the Bristol season preview.

GCL: Pirates (17-29) vs Phillies (27-19) 12:00pm

Yesterday’s Result: Blue Jays 1, Pirates 0

Check out the GCL Pirates season preview.

DSL: Pirates (31-31) vs  Angels (27-35) 10:30am

Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 8, Phillies 4

Check out the DSL Pirates tenth week recap.

Recent Transactions

8/10: Cody Rhodes assigned to Bristol.

8/10: Justin Topa activated from disabled list. Francisco Diaz placed on DL.

8/9: A.J. Morris assigned to Bradenton.

8/7: Pirates release Robby Rowland. Jeff Roy activated from disabled list.

8/7: Jay Jackson traded to the Brewers. Jake Brigham activated from disabled list.

8/5: Marek Minarik assigned to Bristol.

8/5: Christopher De Leon assigned to Bristol. Miguel Ferreras assigned to GCL Pirates.

8/4: Pirates sign Colter Moore. Assigned him to Bristol.

8/3: Pat Ludwig was assigned to Bradenton.

8/2: Starling Marte assigned to Indianapolis on rehab.

8/2: Pirates sign Cory Rhodes and assign him to Jamestown.

8/1: The Pirates released Andres Mendoza and Angel Sanchez.

8/1: Jake Burnette assigned to Bristol.

8/1: Jeff Roy placed on disabled list. Chris Diaz activated from disabled list.

7/31: Collin Balester and Angel Sanchez assigned to Altoona.

7/27: Wyatt Mathisen activated from the disabled list. Francisco Aponte sent to Jamestown.

7/27: Jake Brigham assigned to Jamestown on rehab.

7/26: Pirates sign Trace Tam Sing, assigned to Jamestown.

7/26: Adam Wilk placed on the temporary inactive list. Omir Santos activated from disabled list.

7/26: A.J. Morris assigned to the GCL Pirates on rehab.

7/25: Matt Curry activated from disabled list.

7/25: Pat Ludwig assigned to Altoona. Joan Montero assigned to Bradenton.

7/24: Orlando Castro placed on disabled list. Matt Benedict assigned to Altoona.

7/23: Barrett Barnes placed on disabled list. Justin Howard activated from disabled list and assigned to Bradenton.

7/23: West Virginia places Danny Collins, Chris Diaz and Justin Topa on disabled list. Maximo Rivera, Jared LaKind and Francisco Aponte assigned to West Virginia.

7/23: Nathan Sopena promoted to Jamestown. Jose Salazar promoted to Bristol.

7/21: Tyler Sample assigned to Bradenton.

7/18: Pirates release Jason Townsend.

7/17: Josh Bell promoted to Altoona. Ralph Henriquez placed on DL.

7/17: Andrew Lambo activated from DL. Matt Curry placed on DL. Jhonathan Ramos assigned to Altoona.

7/14: Pirates release Duke Welker.

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John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.

When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.


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