Altoona and West Virginia were both off yesterday. Jameson Taillon goes tonight for Bradenton. The second ranked prospect in the Pirates system has compiled 18 strikeouts so far, tied for second in the organization, trailing only Justin Wilson who has twenty-two. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here.
Triple-A: Indianapolis (7-10) VS Louisville (7-12) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Jeff Locke (1-1 4.80)
Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 2 Louisville 4
Jeff Locke will be making his fourth start of the season tonight. He had his best outing in his last appearance on 4/18, when he went six innings, allowing just one run on seven hits, one walk and he struck out eight batters. In his previous outing, he gave up five runs in five innings. Batters are hitting .348 against Locke, which includes a .375 mark from right-handed batters.
Double-A: Altoona (7-8) VS Harrisburg (11-6) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Mike Colla (0-2 5.14)
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona was off
Mike Colla will be making his fourth start of the season tonight. His last outing was his best so far. On 4/17 against Harrisburg, he allowed one run on two hits, two walks and he struck out seven. Colla gave up 14 hits and nine runs(two were unearned) in his first nine innings of work this season. Left-handed batters are hitting .417 against him, righties have a .188 average.
High-A: Bradenton (8-9) VS Jupiter (7-10) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Jameson Taillon (0-1 2.63)
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 8 Jupiter 2
Jameson Taillon will be making his fourth start of the season tonight. In all three of his starts so far, he has struck out six batters, tying him with Gerrit Cole for the team lead with 18 total strikeouts. Jameson has allowed just nine hits in 13.2 innings and hasn’t walked a batter in either of his last two outings. Left-handed batters are hitting just .136 against him.
Low-A: West Virginia (5-12) VS Savannah (10-8) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Ryan Hafner (2012 debut)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia was off.
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