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

Enjoy this story? Pirates Prospects will be switching to a subscription site on 4/13, so that we can continue bringing you the best Pirates coverage there is. For a very small monthly price, you can continue getting articles like this, along with coverage from every minor league city. Get more information here, and subscribe today!

Share This Article

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.

Minor League Schedule: 8/8/12

Next Story »

Minor League Schedule: 8/10/12

Latest Analysis

  • Josh Bell made the move to first base over the off-season. (Photo credit: David Hague)

    Why Should You Care About Prospects?

    12 hours ago

    Yesterday I had a shorter day than usual. The Pirates had cuts at the MLB level, and a road game. The day was shortened at Pirate City, ...

    Read More
  • Gregory Polanco

    Q&A: Trading Prospects For Rentals, Polanco Concerns, Meadows vs Appel

    1 day ago

    I missed the Q&A last week due to a common problem in Spring Training: I forgot what day it was. It was around 6:00 that I was ...

    Read More
  • Nick Kingham f

    Improving His Two-Seam Fastball will Make Nick Kingham a More Effective Pitcher

    3 days ago

    With Jameson Taillon returning from Tommy John surgery, and unlikely to make an impact at the Major League level early in the year, the top prospect to ...

    Read More
  • Arquimedes Caminero 3

    The Roster Situations That Could Impact the Makeup of the Pirates Bullpen

    5 days ago

    There are less than two weeks remaining in Spring Training, and the one area where the Pittsburgh Pirates had actual position battles is heating up. There were ...

    Read More
  • Jordan Luplow

    How the Pirates are Trying to Stay Ahead of the Curve With the New Draft Rules

    6 days ago

    The 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement brought a lot of changes to Major League Baseball. The biggest change for the Pittsburgh Pirates came in the draft. From 2008-2011, ...

    Read More
  • Alen Hanson

    The Key For Alen Hanson to Help the Pirates in the Majors This Year

    6 days ago

    When the Pittsburgh Pirates moved Alen Hanson to second base last year, part of the plan was to get him to the majors faster by putting him at ...

    Read More
  • Tyler Glasnow 2

    What the Stats Don’t Tell You About Tyler Glasnow

    1 week ago

    The stat line for Tyler Glasnow’s start at Pirate City yesterday looked great: 3 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K. The lone run ...

    Read More
  • JaCoby Jones Josh Bell

    JaCoby Jones Did Fine in the Move to Shortstop, But Needs to Cut Down on Strikeouts

    1 week ago

    The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted JaCoby Jones as an outfielder in the third round of the 2013 draft, then surprised everyone the following year when they moved him ...

    Read More
  • Cody Dickson is a lefty with the upside of a middle of the rotation starter. (Photo Credit: Mark Olson)

    The Mental Adjustment that Led to Cody Dickson’s Dominant 2014 Second Half

    1 week ago

    Trusting his stuff and not trying to do too much — that has been the key for left-handed pitcher Cody Dickson so far in his professional baseball ...

    Read More
  • Third Base Mathisen Luplow Joe

    Who’s on Third? In the Pirates’ Farm System, It Could Be Anyone

    2 weeks ago

    If you have ever played third base in your life — professional, college, high school, slow pitch softball — then the Pittsburgh Pirates might be contacting you ...

    Read More
  • Browse More Articles