Minor League Schedule: 6/26/12

Rudy Owens gets the start for Indianapolis tonight, facing off against top prospect Jacob Turner. Owens has made 14 straight quality starts to begin the season. Bradenton went with Casey Sadler to start game two of yesterday’s doubleheader. Jameson Taillon is the likely starter for today. He hasn’t made a start since last Tuesday. If Taillon does start, it would be the first time that he and Gerrit Cole started on the same day. For State College, Luis Heredia makes the start, his second of the season. The GCL Pirates were rained out yesterday. They will play a doubleheader today consisting of two 7 inning games. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here.

Cole leads a star-studded group of probable pitchers tonight.

Triple-A: Indianapolis (47-30) VS Toledo (31-46) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Rudy Owens (6-2 2.38)

Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 9 Scranton/WB 8 (Game story here)

Rudy Owens will make his 15th start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 90.2 innings, giving up 81 hits, 11 homers, 14 walks and he has recorded 62 strikeouts. Rudy is 4-1 2.17 in seven home starts this season. In his last game, he gave up two runs on six hits in six innings. It was the sixth straight start in which he gave up two or fewer runs. Owens ranks fourth in the International League in ERA and fifth with his 1.05 WHIP.

Double-A: Altoona (34-39) @ Harrisburg (38-37) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Gerrit Cole (1-0 3.60)

Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 13 Akron 8

Gerrit Cole will make his second start with Altoona tonight. In his first start on 6/20, Gerrit went five innings, allowing two runs on five hits, with no walks and six strikeouts. He made 13 starts for Bradenton, pitching a total of 67 innings, allowing 53 hits, five homers, 21 walks and he had 69 strikeouts. Cole ranks fourth in the FSL in both WHIP(1.10) and ERA.

High-A: Bradenton (31-42 overall 3-1 2nd half) @ Dunedin (42-30 overall 0-5 2nd half) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Jameson Taillon (4-6 4.10)

Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 3 Dunedin 1 in 10 innings(game one)  Bradenton 6 Dunedin 2 (game two)

Jameson Taillon will likely get the start tonight for Bradenton. He has made 14 starts, pitching a total of 74.2 innings, surrendering 67 hits and four homers while walking 20 and striking out 67 batters. In his last start, Jameson threw seven shutout innings, giving up just one hit. He has an 0.93 ERA at home, 6.11 on the road.

Low-A: West Virginia (25-50 overall 2-3 2nd half) @ Lakewood ( 29-45 overall 3-2 2nd half) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Zack Dodson (2-5 5.97)

Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 4 Lakewood 6 (game story)

Zack Dodson will make his 15th start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 63.1 innings, allowing 78 hits, seven homers, 28 walks and he has 44 strikeouts. In his last start on 6/21, he went six innings, giving up three runs on nine hits and two walks with five strikeouts. That outing was his second straight against Lexington. Zack faced Lakewood on 5/28, going 4.2 innings with one earned run on five hits and three walks. On the road this year, Dodson is 0-5 7.71 in nine starts.

Short Season A: State College (6-2) @ Batavia (3-5) 7:05pm
Probable Starter: Luis Heredia (0-0 0.00)

Yesterday’s Result: State College 7 Batavia 4 (game story)

Luis Heredia will make his second start of the season. He pitched four scoreless innings in his first game, allowing just one hit and two walks, with four strikeouts. Luis spent the 2011 season with the GCL Pirates, where he went 1-2 4.75 in 12 games. He pitched a total of 30.1 innings, giving up 28 hits, three homers, 19 walks and he had 23 strikeouts. He signed with the Pirates in August of 2010, shortly after his 16th birthday, for $2.6mil.

Rookie: GCL Pirates (4-2) VS GCL Phillies (0-6) 11:00am DH

Yesterday’s Result: Pirates were rained out

DSL: Pirates1 (12-8) VS Rangers (10-10) 10:30am

Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 13 Marlins 3

DSL: Pirates2 (9-11) VS Giants (13-7) 10:30am

Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 6 Yankees 8

John Dreker

Author: John Dreker

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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  • szielinski

    Cole, Taillon and Heredia all pitch on the same day!