Minor League Schedule: 5/22/12

Top prospect Jameson Taillon, will get the start tonight in Bradenton. He has an ERA of 0.56 in 16 innings during his three home starts this year. Indianapolis has an early afternoon game today before an off-day on Wednesday. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here.

Taillon has a 0.97 WHIP, best on Bradenton

Triple-A: Indianapolis (24-20) @ Buffalo (26-19) 1:05pm
Probable starter: Jo-Jo Reyes (2-1 2.09)

Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 8 Buffalo 6 (game story here)

Jo-Jo Reyes will make his eighth start of the season today. His took his first loss of the season in his last start, despite the fact he gave up one run in seven innings of work. Reyes has pitched at least five innings and allowed two runs or less in all seven of his starts this year. He has pitched a total of 43 innings, giving up 42 hits, eight walks and he has 33 strikeouts. Jo-Jo has held left-handed batters to a .136 average.

Double-A: Altoona (20-22) VS Harrisburg (23-20) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Phil Irwin (0-1 4.76)

Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 4 Harrisburg 2

Phil Irwin will make his third start with Altoona this year, he also made a start with Bradenton earlier this year. In his last start on 5/17, Phil pitched 6.1 innings, allowing two runs on eight hits, no walks and he had three strikeouts. In his first start on 5/11, Irwin went five innings, allowing four runs on five hits, two walks and he had one strikeout. Both of his Altoona starts were made on the road.

High-A: Bradenton (19-25) VS Lakeland (23-19) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Jameson Taillon (2-3 2.55)

Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 8 Dunedin 9 in 10 innings

Jameson Taillon will make his ninth start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 42.1 innings, allowing 32 hits, nine walks and he has recorded 40 strikeouts. In his last start, he allowed six runs in 5.2 innings. He gave up two home runs, the first homers he has allowed this year. It was also his first start this year in which he allowed more than two runs. Taillon has a .206 batting average against, .197 from lefties, .214 from right-handers.

Low-A: West Virginia (14-29) @ Lexington (22-21) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Zack Dodson (1-4 6.17)

Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 4 Greenville 3

West Virginia is in last place in their division, 17 games behind first place Greensboro.

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John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=72405411 Ian Rothermund

    Tim,

    I was just curious about this. With Taillon coming into the organization with both a 2-seamer and a slider, do you see them re-introducing those pitches to his repertoire at some point? Before his assumed jump to the pros, I mean. It seems as though once you make it that high up, you more or less have the freedom to throw pitches with your feet while standing on your head as long as you’re getting guys out.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=72405411 Ian Rothermund

      Oh sorry, John, I meant. Anyone I suppose, I just hadn’t paid attention to who the author was.

    • http://www.piratesprospects.com Tim Williams

      If Taillon’s change becomes an above average pitch, and he continues pitching down in the zone, he might not need the other pitches.

      Right now he throws a plus fastball and a plus curveball. He pitches off the fastball, and the curve is a great strikeout pitch. Even if he added one of the other two pitches, he probably wouldn’t use them much.

      I don’t know if they’ll bring one back, but if they do I could see the two-seamer coming back. Pirates pitching prospects seem to add that/bring it back around Double-A, after they’ve mastered their first three pitches.

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