Minor League Schedule: 4/17/13

Top prospect Jameson Taillon will get his third start of the season today, as Altoona plays a morning game to wrap up it’s series against Richmond. Before he starts though, the two teams will finish Tuesday night’s game, which was suspended due to weather with the score tied at 1-1 in the 10th inning. Kyle Waldrop has been announced as the starter for Indianapolis For a look at the possible starters over the next few weeks, please check out our Probable Pitchers Chart. A full recap of yesterday’s action can be found here.

Jameson Taillon will make his third start for Altoona this year.

Jameson Taillon will make his third start for Altoona this year.

AAA: Indianapolis (9-4) @ Toledo (3-10) 6:30pm
Probable starter:  Kyle Waldrop (0-0, 0.00)
Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis  4, Toledo 2

Kyle Waldrop will get his first start of the season tonight. He has pitched once in relief, throwing 3.1 scoreless innings five days ago. Waldrop allowed four hits, no walks and he struck out three. Last season, he split the year between the majors and minors, getting 17 relief appearances for the Minnesota Twins. He was 0-1, 2.53 in 21.1 innings, with a 1.55 WHIP and seven strikeouts. Waldrop also pitched briefly in the majors in 2011. Indianapolis has won four straight games and eight of their last ten.

AA: Altoona (4-7) VS Richmond (5-7) 10:30am
Probable starter: Jameson Taillon (1-1, 1.64)
Yesterday’s Result: Richmond 1,  Altoona 1 (suspended by rain in 10th inning)

Jameson Taillon will make his third start of the season today. In his debut, he threw five shutout innings, allowing four hits and one walk, while pick up four strikeouts. In his second outing, Taillon struck out ten batters against Harrisburg. He gave up two runs over six innings, surrendering three walks and five hits, including one home run. A recap out his outing by John Eshleman can be read here. Taillon made three late season starts for Altoona last season, winning all three games. He had a 1.59 ERA and a 1/18 BB/K ratio in 17 innings.

High-A: Bradenton (2-10) @ Jupiter (2-10) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Nick Kingham (0-2, 6.52)
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 3, Jupiter 1

Nick Kingham will get his third start of the season tonight. He has lost both starts, though he pitched well in his season debut. Kingham went five innings against Fort Myers at home, giving up two earned runs on three hits and one walk, while picking up four strikeouts. He didn’t do so well in his second start on the road against Charlotte. Kingham allowed five runs on seven hits and two walks in 4.2 innings. He has allowed a home run in each game.

Low-A: West Virginia (6-7) @ Greenville (6-7) 7:05pm
Probable starter: John Kuchno (0-1, 12.27)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 8, Greenville 3

John Kuchno will get his third start of the season tonight. He has been hit hard in each prior start and showed wildness in both as well. In 7.1 total innings, he has given up 12 hits and eight walks. He has put up four walks and four strikeouts in both of his starts. Kuchno was a 17th round draft pick of the Pirates last year. He made four relief appearances for State College after signing, giving up five earned runs in five innings, with three walks and six strikeouts.

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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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