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Minor League Schedule: Gerrit Cole Makes Third Rehab Start For Indianapolis

Six teams on the schedule today. The GCL and DSL teams are off today. Jamestown will send three players to the NYPL All-Star game on August 19th. 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.   

Gerrit Cole got hit hard in his last outing
Gerrit Cole got hit hard in his last outing

AAA: Indianapolis (60-62) vs Rochester (65-55) 1:35pm
Probable starter: Gerrit Cole (1-1, 4.82)
Yesterday’s Result:  Indianapolis 14, Rochester 5

Gerrit Cole will make his third rehab start for Indianapolis this afternoon. He went five shutout innings in the first game, allowing five hits and three walks, while striking out seven batters. In his last start, Cole got knocked out early, allowing five runs on ten hits and a walk. A recap of that start can be read here.

AA: Altoona (51-70) @ Reading (53-67) 5:05pm
Probable starter: Thomas Harlan (2-2, 3.48)
Yesterday’s Result: Reading 4, Altoona 3

Thomas Harlan will make his seventh start for Altoona. He has also pitched 21 times in relief for Bradenton. In his last start, Harlan gave up five runs on seven hits and two walks in six innings. Between both stops this year, Harlan has thrown 84.1 innings, giving up 91 hits, four homers and 16 walks. He has 58 strikeouts, a 1.25 GO/AO ratio and a .272 BAA.

High-A: Bradenton (64-53, 29-19 2nd half) @ St Lucie (64-50) 1:00pm
Probable starter: Chad Kuhl (11-5, 3.52)
Yesterday’s Result: St Lucie 4, Bradenton 3

Chad Kuhl will make his 24th start of the season today. He has thrown 125.1 innings, giving up 118 hits, eight homers and 34 walks. He has 82 strikeouts, a 1.75 GO/AO ratio and a .255 BAA. In his last start, Kuhl gave up six runs(two earned) on seven hits and five walks in 4.2 innings. He faced St Lucie on 7/8, giving up two runs over seven innings. Kuhl has a 3.80 ERA at home, 3.12 on the road.

Low-A: West Virginia (44-73, 24-25 2nd half) @ Asheville (75-43) 2:05pm
Probable starter: Dovydas Neverauskas (5-10, 5.84)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 10, Asheville 0

Dovydas Neverauskas will make his 23rd start of the season. He has thrown 101.2 innings, allowing 126 hits, ten homers and 45 walks. He has 65 strikeouts, an 0.93 GO/AO ratio and a .307 BAA. In his last start, Neverauskas went 2.1 innings, allowing seven runs on seven hits and two walks. While he hasn’t pitched well, he has lowered his ERA since the All-Star break. Prior to the break, Neverauskas had a 6.55 ERA in 13 starts. He has a 5.01 ERA over 46.2 innings since the break.

Short-Season A: Jamestown (24-30) @ Aberdeen (19-35) 5:35pm
Probable Starter: Alex McRae (2-3, 3.38)
Yesterday’s Result: Jamestown 2, Aberdeen 0

Alex McRae will make his 11th start of the season. He has pitched 45.1 innings, allowing 42 hits, one homer and seven walks. He has 33 strikeouts, an 0.96 GO/AO ratio and a .240 BAA. In his last start, McRae went five innings, giving up two runs on six hits and no walks, with three strikeouts. He has not faced Aberdeen yet. McRae has a 3.96 road ERA and 2.66 at home.

RK: Bristol (14-34) vs Elizabethton (28-21) 6:00pm
Probable Starter: TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Kingsport 5, Bristol 4

Check out the Bristol season preview.

GCL: Pirates (16-28) vs Blue Jays (13-30) 12:00pm 8/11

Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 8, Yankees1 1 (game one) Yankees1 6, Pirates 2 (game two)

Check out the GCL Pirates season preview.

DSL: Pirates (29-31) vs  Phillies (23-37) 10:30am 8/11

Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 15, Rangers2 10

Check out the DSL Pirates ninth week recap.

Recent Transactions

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.

7/12: Pirates sign Rafael Perez. Perez assigned to Indianapolis.

7/11: Pirates release Jorge Mendoza.

7/11: Pat Ludwig assigned to Bradenton. Zack Dodson assigned to Altoona.

7/11: Austin Meadows assigned to West Virginia. Elvis Escobar assigned to Jamestown.

7/11: Barrett Barnes promoted to Bradenton.

7/11: Orlando Castro promoted to Altoona. Pirates release Yao-Hsun Yang.

7/11: Jarek Cunningham activated from disabled list. Quinton Miller placed on disabled list.

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The way everyone else has been pitching lately, maybe it’s Cole who should go to the pen on his return. You have to admit, having a 98 mph guy for the 7th is enticing.

Andy Prough

Hurdle indicated the last outing went as planned, and that Cole was on a designed velocity reduction to work on his mechanics. So far, PiratesProspects has not acknowledged Hurdle’s statements and acts as though there is something to fear about Cole’s arm. I wonder if today’s start will shed any light?


Crossing all fingers and toes here, c’mon cole.

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