Minor League Schedule: Heredia Gets His Second Start

Luis Heredia will get his second start of the season tonight, trying to build off the five shutout innings he threw in his debut. Bradenton was rained out last night. They will make it up today as part of a doubleheader. Altoona will also play a doubleheader today. Jamestown had their game suspended in the third inning. They will finish the game the next time they meet up against Batavia. For a look at the possible starters over the next few weeks, please check out our Probable Pitchers Chart. Check out the 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.

Heredia threw five shutout innings in his first start

Heredia threw five shutout innings in his first start. (Photo Credit: Tom Bragg)

AAA: Indianapolis (53-29) vs Rochester (41-41) 7:15pm
Probable starter:  Graham Godfrey (5-4, 5.17)
Yesterday’s Result: Rochester 8, Indianapolis 4

Graham Godfrey will make his sixth start of the season today. Four of those starts came while he was with Pawtucket. With Indianapolis, he has pitched a total 13.1 innings, allowing 22 hits, 14 runs, one walk and he has 11 strikeouts. In his only start on 6/7 against Durham at home, he went six innings, giving up four runs on eight hits, two homers, no walks and he struck out four batters. With Pawtucket, he was 4-3, 3.83 in 42.1 innings.

AA: Altoona (34-43) @ Akron (36-41) 5:30pm  
Probable starter:  Ethan Hollingsworth (4-3, 3.47) and David Bromberg (3-7, 3.14)
Yesterday’s Result: Akron 3, Altoona 2 (Game report)

Ethan Hollingsworth and David Bromberg will get the starts today for Altoona. For Bromberg, it will be his 11th start and 16th overall appearance. As a starter, he is 2-6, 2.68 in 57 innings, with 58 strikeouts. Bromberg took the loss in his last start despite giving up just one run in 5.2 innings. He has allowed just two runs in his last 18.2 innings(three starts) and he has struck out 26 batters over that time. Hollingsworth will make his fourth start and 19th overall appearance. This month, he is 3-0, 0.90 in 20 innings. His last start was six shutout innings on Monday. He has a 1.91 home ERA as opposed to a 5.57 ERA on the road.

High-A: Bradenton (30-45 overall, 4-3 2nd half) @ Charlotte (33-41) 5:00pm DH
Probable starter: Robby Rowland (3-5, 4.54) and  Orlando Castro (1-0, 5.40)
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton was rained out

Robby Rowland will make his 15th start of the season tonight. He has pitched 69.1 innings, allowing 64 hits, six homers and 25 walks. He has 36 strikeouts, a 1.27 GO/AO ratio and a .249 BAA. In his last start, he allowed four runs on five hits and a walk in five innings. On the road this season, he is 2-2, 4.53 in nine starts. Against St Lucie on 5/26, he went four innings, giving up two runs on three hits and two walks. He hasn’t struck out more than four batters in any of his last ten games. Orlando Castro will start the other game. It will be his second start for Bradenton. In the opener, he went five innings, giving up three runs on six hits and two walks, with four strikeouts. He made 13 starts for West Virginia before being promoted. Castro went 7-4, 1.93 in 74.2 innings, with 65 hits allowed, five homers, six walks and he had 63 strikeouts. He has not allowed a homer or walk to a lefty all season.

Low-A: West Virginia (43-35 overall, 6-2 2nd half) @ Lakewood (28-47) 7:05pm
Probable starterLuis Heredia (1-0, 0.00)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 6, Lakewood 2 (Game Report)

Luis Heredia will make his second start of the season tonight. He went five innings in his opener against this same Lakewood team five days ago. He gave up just one hit, no runs and four walks, while picking up five strikeouts. Heredia spent last season with State College, where he was 4-2, 2.71 in 14 starts. He pitched 66.1 innings, allowing 53 hits, two homers and twenty walks. Heredia had 40 strikeouts, a 1.52 GO/AO ratio and a .224 BAA. He spent all of 2011 in the GCL, where he went 1-2, 4.75 in 12 games, 11 as a starter.

Short-Season A: Jamestown (5-3) vs Auburn (4-6) 7:05pm
Probable Starter:  Colten Brewer (2-0, 2.70)
Yesterday’s Result: Jamestown was suspended in the third inning

Colten Brewer will make his third start of the season tonight.  In his first start, he threw five shutout innings, allowing five hits, one walk and he struck out two batters. Brewer threw five innings in his next outing, giving up four runs on five hits, one walk and he struck out three batters. He spent last year in the Gulf Coast League, where he went 1-3, 3.24 in six starts and two relief appearances. Brewer pitched a total of 25 innings, allowing 24 hits, three homers and nine walks. He had 18 strikeouts, a 1.57 GO/AO ratio and a .250 BAA. He was drafted by the Pirates in the fourth round of the 2011 amateur draft.

Rookie:  GCL Pirates (3-3) vs GCL Astros (4-2) 12:00pm
Probable Starter: Miguel Rosario (0-0, 4.50)
Yesterday’s Result: Phillies 6, Pirates 3 (Game Report)

Miguel Rosario will make his second start of the season today. He went four innings in his debut, giving up two runs on two hits, one walk and he struck out six batters. He spent last season in the DSL, where he made just three appearances. Rosario pitched 6.2 innings, giving up two runs on four hits, two walks and six strikeouts. For a preview of the GCL roster, check out our article here.

DSL: Pirates1 (12-11) vs Angels (12-11) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates1 11, Angels 4

DSL: Pirates2 (12-10) vs Yankees1 (10-11) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates2 6, Yankees 5

Recent Transactions

6/28 Zack Thornton sent to Altoona and Ali Solis sent to Altoona. Duke Welker, Oscar Tejeda and Tony Sanchez sent to Indianapolis.

6/27 John Kuchno sent to Jamestown. Lance Breedlove added to West Virginia roster.

6/25 Mel Rojas Jr placed on disabled list.

6/25 Chad Kuhl placed on disabled list. Jared LaKind activated and added to Jamestown roster.

6/24 Vic Black activated from Indianapolis DL. Oscar Tejeda sent to Altoona

6/23 Wandy Rodriguez added to Indianapolis roster on rehab.

6/21 Jose Tabata added to Indianapolis roster on rehab. Ali Solis promoted to Indianapolis

6/19 Stetson Allie and Orlando Castro promoted to Bradenton

6/19 Luis Heredia and Clario Perez added to West Virginia roster

6/19 Jerry Sands placed on disabled list. Oscar Tejeda promoted to Indianapolis.

6/19 Taylor Lewis placed on disabled list. Daniel Grovatt activated from DL and added to Bradenton roster

6/19 Kelson Brown placed on disabled list.

6/19 Chris Diaz added to West Virginia roster.

John Dreker

Author: 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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