Minor League Schedule: 4/18/13

Minor League Schedule: 4/18/13
John Dreker

Charlie Morton has been announced as the starter for Bradenton tonight. He will possibly go three innings, then will be followed by Matt Benedict. Today in Harrisburg, Stolmy Pimentel will try to build off his strong start to the season, which has begun with 12.1 scoreless innings. Tyler Glasnow will try to bounce back from a poor start last week that was hampered by bad control. Altoona completed Tuesday night’s game, which was suspended in the tenth inning due to rain, before they played yesterday’s regularly schedule game.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.

AAA: Indianapolis (10-4) @ Louisville (7-6) 6:35pm
Probable starter:  Kris Johnson (1-1, 1.64)
Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 2, Toledo 0

Kris Johnson will get his third start of the season tonight. He faced Columbus in each of his first two starts. In his season debut, Johnson pitched five scoreless innings. He struck out five, gave up six hits and walked two batters. He took the loss in his second outing, but still pitched decent. Johnson gave up two runs on four hits and three walks over six innings. He pitched in Indianapolis for part of last season, going 5-2, 4.53 in four starts and 16 relief appearances.

Stolmy Pimentel will look to continue his strong start to the 2013 season.

Stolmy Pimentel will look to continue his strong start to the 2013 season.

AA: Altoona (6-7) @ Harrisburg (7-6) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Stolmy Pimentel (0-0, 0.00)
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 2, Richmond 1 in 11 innings(game one) Altoona 4, Richmond 3(game two) (Game recap)

Stolmy Pimentel will make his third start of the season today. In his debut, he threw six scoreless innings, giving up just two hits and one walk on the road against Erie. In his second outing, he went 6.1 scoreless innings, allowing five hits and three walks, while striking out seven batters. Pimentel spent last season in AA for Boston, going 6-7, 4.59 in 22 starts. He had 86 strikeouts and a 1.34 GO/AO ratio in 115.2 innings.

High-A: Bradenton (2-11) VS Palm Beach (8-5) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Matt Benedict (0-1, 5.19)
Yesterday’s Result: Jupiter 6, Bradenton 5

Matt Benedict will follow Morton. He got hit hard in his opener, allowing seven runs(two earned) in three innings, giving up six hits and two walks. In his second start, which was at home against St Lucie, Benedict allowed three runs over 5.2 innings. He gave up eight hits and one walk, while striking out five batters. He pitched for Bradenton at the end of last year and went 0-8, 8.08 in nine starts and five relief appearances.

Low-A: West Virginia (6-8) VS Hagerstown (8-6) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Tyler Glasnow (0-0, 2.35)
Yesterday’s Result: Greenville 5, West Virginia 4

Tyler Glasnow will get his third start of the season tonight. He threw five shutout innings in his debut, giving up just four hits and no walks, while picking up six strikeouts. He suffered control problems in his second start and was able to last just 2.2 innings. Glasnow allowed just one hit, but walked five batters before being taken out. He has struck out ten batters this season.

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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