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.
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
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