Minor League Schedule: 8/9/12

Jameson Taillon will make the start for Bradenton tonight. He is eighth in the Florida State League in both innings pitched and strikeouts, while ranking third with his 1.15 WHIP. Altoona broke an eight game losing streak last night. Both DSL teams were rained out yesterday. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here.

Taillon leads Bradenton in starts, innings pitched and strikeouts

Triple-A: Indianapolis (71-48) vs Charlotte (68-51) 7:05pm
Probable starter: TBD

Yesterday’s Result: Charlotte 2 Indianapolis 1 (game story)

Justin Wilson(8-5 4.14) is still listed as the probable starter for tonight, although it has recently been announced that he is moving to the bullpen for the rest of the season.

Double-A: Altoona (55-61) vs Bowie (60-56) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Kris Johnson (0-1 2.45)

Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 7 Bowie 4

Kris Johnson will make his seventh start for Altoona tonight and his tenth overall start. He has also made five relief appearances for Altoona and 16 relief outings for Indianapolis. On the year, he has pitched a total of 73.1 innings, giving up 70 hits, ten homers, 34 walks and he has 56 strikeouts, with a 1.47 GO/AO ratio. As a starter for Altoona, he is 0-1 2.49 with a .229 BAA. In his last start, Johnson went five innings, allowing four runs(two earned) on eight hits. In his prior outing, he gave up one hit over five innings

High-A: Bradenton (52-63 overall 23-22 2nd half) @ Charlotte (46-66 overall 17-28 2nd half) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Jameson Taillon (6-7 3.91)

Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 2 Charlotte 1 in 11 innings

Jameson Taillon will make his 22nd start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 115 innings, allowing 98 hits, seven homers, 34 walks and he has 92 strikeouts, with a 1.03 GO/AO ratio and a .226 BAA. In his last two starts combined, Jameson has thrown a total of 12 scoreless innings, giving up just four hits. He has pitched much better at home this year, posting a 2.10 ERA in Bradenton and a 2-6 5.37 record in 12 starts on the road.

Low-A: West Virginia (48-68 overall 25-21 2nd half) @ Lexington (65-50 overall 26-20 2nd half) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Nick Kingham (4-7 4.83)

Yesterday’s Result: Lexington 6 West Virginia 3

Nick Kingham will make his 23rd start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 100.2 innings, giving up 100 hits, 14 homers, 30 walks and he has recorded 94 strikeouts, to go along with a 1.14 GO/AO ratio. In his last start, Nick threw six scoreless innings, allowing four hits and no walks. In his last four outings combined, he has given up just one run over 22 innings of work. On the road this season, he is 3-4 5.85 in 14 starts.

Short Season A: State College (26-24) @ Auburn (29-20) 7:05pm
Probable Starter: Joely Rodriguez (2-1 2.72)

Yesterday’s Result: Batavia 6 State College 3 (game story)

Joely Rodriguez will make his tenth start of the year tonight. He has pitched a total of 43 innings, giving up 37 hits, one home run, ten walks and he has 16 strikeouts, with a 1.48 GO/AO ratio. In his last start, Joely threw five scoreless innings, giving up three hits and he didn’t walk or strikeout a batter. In was his third outing of the year in which he threw five shutout innings and gave up three hits or less. He has an 0.93 ERA over 19.1 innings in his four road starts.

Rookie: GCL Pirates (24-21) vs GCL Braves (15-30) 12:00pm

Yesterday’s Result: Braves 8 Pirates 2

DSL: Pirates1 (34-22) vs Red Sox (33-23) 10:30am

Yesterday’s Result: Pirates were rained out

DSL: Pirates2 (23-31) vs Cubs2 (28-27) 10:30am

Yesterday’s Result: Pirates were rained out

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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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