Minor League Schedule: Kingham and Glasnow are Headed in Opposite Directions

All eight teams on the schedule today, with two top pitchers taking the mound. Nick Kingham will get the start for Indianapolis, trying to turn around a recent cold streak, while Tyler Glasnow is coming off a performance that earned him the FSL Pitcher of the Week award. 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.    

Kingham has struggled recently, while Glasnow has been dominating the competition
Kingham has struggled recently, while Glasnow has been dominating the competition


AAA: Indianapolis (61-62) @ Toledo (59-63) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Nick Kingham (4-3, 3.47)
Yesterday’s Result:  Indianapolis was off yesterday

Nick Kingham will make his 11th start for Indianapolis tonight. In his last four starts combined, he has allowed 19 runs over 23.1 innings. Between Indianapolis and Altoona(12 starts), Kingham has thrown 133.1 innings, allowing 120 hits, seven homers and 40 walks. He has 100 strikeouts, a 1.20 WHIP, 1.09 GO/AO ratio and a .238 BAA. He faced Toledo in his last start, giving up four runs on seven hits and two walks in six innings.

AA: Altoona (52-70) vs Trenton (59-63) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Zack Dodson (4-7, 5.09)
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona was off yesterday

Zack Dodson will make his 20th start of the season tonight. He has thrown 97.1 innings, allowing 113 hits, ten homers and 39 walks. He has 58 strikeouts, a 1.56 WHIP, a 1.69 GO/AO ratio and a .295 BAA. In his last start, which was against Trenton, Dodson allowed three runs on four hits and four walks over six innings. It was his fourth quality start of the season.

High-A: Bradenton (66-53, 31-19 2nd half) @ Jupiter (43-74) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Tyler Glasnow (9-5, 1.53)
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 5, St Lucie 4

Tyler Glasnow will make his 20th start of the season tonight. He has thrown 100 innings, giving up 58 hits, one homer and 51 walks. He has 122 strikeouts, a 1.09 WHIP, an 0.72 GO/AO ratio and a .171 BAA. In three of his last four starts, Glasnow has thrown six shutout innings. He has thrown shutout ball in nine of his 19 starts. Glasnow struck out 11 batters in his last game, the fourth time he has reached double-digits. He ranks first in the FSL in ERA, second in strikeouts and fourth in WHIP.

Low-A: West Virginia (44-75, 24-27 2nd half) vs Augusta (57-62) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Felipe Gonzalez (2-3, 2.65)
Yesterday’s Result: Augusta 2, West Virginia 1

Felipe Gonzalez will make his seventh start of the season tonight. 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) 7:05pm
Probable Starter: Frank Duncan (2-2, 3.45)
Yesterday’s Result: Jamestown 10, Aberdeen 5

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.

RK: Bristol (15-35) vs Elizabethton (29-22) 7:00pm
Probable Starter: Omar Basulto (1-2, 2.65)
Yesterday’s Result: Elizabethton 2,  Bristol 0 (game one) Bristol 4, Elizabethton 0 (game two)

Check out the Bristol season preview.

GCL: Pirates (17-28) vs Blue Jays (13-31) 12:00pm

Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 6, Blue Jays 0

Check out the GCL Pirates season preview.

DSL: Pirates (30-31) vs  Phillies (23-38) 10:30am

Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 8, Phillies 5

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.

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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