Rudy Owens goes for Indianapolis tonight, opposed on the mound by longtime Pirates starter Zach Duke, who has a 6-2 3.97 record for Syracuse this season. Altoona is off today. They resume their schedule tomorrow night in Reading for a three game series, the start of a six game road trip. Both DSL teams were off yesterday. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here.
Triple-A: Indianapolis (33-23) VS Syracuse (26-30) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Rudy Owens (3-2 2.30)
Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 14 Syracuse 6
Rudy Owens will make his 11th start of the season tonight. He has pitched a 66.2 innings, allowing 55 hits, eight homers, seven walks and he has struck out 49 batters. In his last start, Rudy gave up one run(solo homer) in 6.2 innings, with a season high of seven strikeouts. Of the eight homers that Owens has allowed this year, seven have been solo homers. He is holding batters to a .224 average and his 0.93 WHIP is the best in the International League. Rudy’s 2.30 ERA ranks second in the league to teammate Jo-Jo Reyes.
Double-A: Altoona (25-29) @ Reading (30-23) 7:05pm 6/5
Probable starter: Shairon Martis (3-1 3.60)
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 2 Portland 0
Altoona is off today. They begin a six game road trip tomorrow in Reading. The Curve currently sit in fourth place in their division, eight games back of the Akron Aeros. They have an 8-17 record on the road this year and in their last ten games, Altoona has a 5-5 record.
High-A: Bradenton (24-32) @ Brevard County (24-31) 5:05pm
Probable starter: Tyler Waldron (4-2 3.65)
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 2 Brevard County 3
Tyler Waldron will make his tenth start of the year today, he also made two relief appearances earlier in the year. He has pitched a total of 56.2 innings, giving up 63 hits, 10 walks, four homers and he has 43 strikeouts. In his last start, Tyler went seven innings, allowing three runs(two earned) on eight hits, with one walk and he recorded a season high of eight strikeouts. On the road this year, he is 1-1 4.20 in 15 innings.
Low-A: West Virginia (18-39) VS Delmarva (22-34) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Matt Benedict (3-3 2.90)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 6 Hickory 7
Matt Benedict will make his 12th start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 62 innings this year, allowing 56 hits, 15 walks and he has 38 strikeouts. In his last start on 5/30, Matt went six innings, allowing two runs on four hits, no walks and he had three strikeouts. At home this year, he has made seven starts, going 2-2 3.76 in 40.2 innings. Benedict is first on the team among starters in both WHIP(1.15) and ERA.
DSL: Pirates1 (1-0) VS Rangers (0-1) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates were off
DSL: Pirates2 (0-1) VS Cubs2 (1-0) 10:30am
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