In West Virginia today, Tyler Glasnow looks to continue his incredible start to the season. He has yet to allow more than four hits in any game, allowing that many just once, while giving up three hits in another game and two or less in every other start this year. Bradenton had off yesterday. For a look at the possible starters over the next few weeks, please check out our Probable Pitchers Chart. We have added a Recent Transactions section to the bottom of this page, for all Pirates minor league transactions. A full recap of yesterday’s action can be found here.
AAA: Indianapolis (34-18) vs Pawtucket (31-20) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Andy Oliver (3-2, 2.87)
Yesterday’s Result: Pawtucket 9, Indianapolis 1
Andy Oliver will make his 11th start of the season tonight. It will be his second straight start against Pawtucket. Last week, he went five innings, allowing six runs(three earned) on four hits and four walks, picking up six strikeouts. He has been tough to hit this season, though he has also had his share of control issues all year. In 53.1 innings, Oliver has allowed 35 hits, three homers and 39 walks. He has 60 strikeouts, a .187 BAA and a 1.06 GO/AO ratio. He ranks third in the league in strikeouts, just one behind the two leaders tied ahead of him and he ranks first in walks, seven ahead of the next highest total. Oliver is 1-1. 2.53 in six home starts this year.
AA: Altoona (20-30) @ Binghamton (29-22) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Casey Sadler (5-3, 2.81)
Yesterday’s Result: Richmond 13, Altoona 2
Casey Sadler will get his 11th start of the season tonight. He has pitched 64 innings this year, going at least seven innings in six of his starts. He leads all Pirates minor leaguers in innings pitched. The right-hander has a .250 BAA, a 1.92 GO/AO ratio and 33 strikeouts. Sadler has walked 16 batters this year, never more than two in any game. On the road, he is 4-0, 1.09 in five starts, holding batters to a .204 BAA. He has yet to face Binghamton this season.
High-A: Bradenton (20-30) @ Ft Myers (35-14) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Zack Dodson (1-1, 3.04)
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton was off
Zack Dodson will get his fifth start of the season today. He has pitched a total of 23.2 innings, allowing 20 hits, five homers, six walks and he has 16 strikeouts. Dodson has a 1.55 GO/AO ratio and he has held batters to a .217 BAA. Left-handed batters are hitting just .182 against him. He has made just one road start, giving up three earned runs over five innings to Dunedin in his season debut. Dodson has allowed a home run in each start.
Low-A: West Virginia (28-23) vs Greensboro (21-28) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Tyler Glasnow (3-0, 2.31)
Yesterday’s Result: Greensboro 3, West Virginia 0
Tyler Glasnow will make his tenth start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 39 innings this year, allowing just 16 hits, two homers and he has issued 23 walks. Glasnow has 62 strikeouts, a 1.00 GO/AO ratio and a .122 BAA. He hasn’t allowed more than two hits in seven of his nine starts and each of his last five starts. In those last five starts, he has given up eight combined hits and struck out 46 batters. Glasnow ranks third in the South Atlantic League in strikeouts and if he didn’t fall just short of qualifying for the league leaders, he would be fifth in WHIP.
5/27 James McDonald added to Altoona roster on rehab.
5/27 John McDonald added to Indianapolis roster on rehab.
5/26 Orlando Castro added to West Virginia roster. Josh Smith placed on DL.
5/26 Wyatt Mathisen placed on DL. Kawika Emsley-Pai added to West Virginia roster.
5/24 Chase d’Arnaud added to Indianapolis roster
5/23 Vic Black placed on disabled list.
5/22 Orlando Castro assigned to Jamestown. Josh Smith added to West Virginia roster
5/20 Alex Dickerson placed on DL. Justin Howard added to Altoona roster.