Minor League Schedule: Kingham Goes In Altoona, Cumpton Returns To Indianapolis

Altoona had their game yesterday suspended by rain, down 3-0 after two innings. They will resume the game today at 11am, then follow up with the regularly scheduled game, which will now be seven innings. Jamestown had their game suspended in the second inning, trailing 2-0 to State College. That game will be concluded on August 29th in State College. Indianapolis has an early afternoon game today. 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.

Kingham had a rough second outing for Altoona

Kingham had a rough second outing for Altoona

AAA: Indianapolis (53-27) vs Rochester (39-41) 1:35pm
Probable starter: Brandon Cumpton (4-4, 3.31)
Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 5, Rochester 3

Brandon Cumpton will make his 11th start for Indianapolis tonight. He has also pitched once in relief for Indy, made two starts for Altoona and most recently, he made two starts for the Pirates. With Pittsburgh, he was 0-0, 3.60 in ten innings. For Indianapolis, he has pitched a total of 65.1 innings, allowing 59 hits, four homers and 22 walks. Cumpton has 49 strikeouts, a 3.00 GO/AO ratio and a .244 BAA. In his most recent start for Indianapolis, he went seven innings, allowing two runs on nine hits and three walks, while picking up five strikeouts.

AA: Altoona (34-41) vs New Britain (36-40) 11:00am  
Probable starter: Nick Kingham (1-1, 3.75)
Yesterday’s Result:  Altoona was suspended by rain after two innings

Nick Kingham will get his third start for Altoona today. In his opener, he threw 5.2 shutout innings, allowing five hits, two walks and he struck out seven batters. In his last outing, he went 6.1 innings, giving up five runs on seven hits, a walk and he picked up six strikeouts. With Bradenton, he was 6-3, 3.09 in 13 starts. Kingham pitched 70 innings there, allowing 55 hits, six homers and 14 walks. At the time of his promotion, he was leading the Florida State League with 75 strikeouts.

High-A: Bradenton (30-44 overall, 4-2 2nd half) @ Charlotte (32-41) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Robby Rowland (3-5, 4.54)  Joely Rodriguez (0-0, 5.40)
Yesterday’s Result: St Lucie 4, Bradenton 0

Joely Rodriguez will now get the start for Bradenton tonight. It will be his second start for them since being promoted from West Virginia. In his first game, he went five innings, giving up three runs on five hits, one walk and he struck out two batters. With West Virginia, he went 5-5, 2.72 in 14 starts, with 57 strikeouts, a 2.15 GO/AO ratio and a .280 BAA.

Low-A: West Virginia (41-35 overall, 4-2 2nd half) vs Hagerstown (42-31) 7:05pm
Probable starter: John Kuchno (3-3, 4.99)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 6, Hagerstown 1

John Kuchno will make his 12th start of the season tonight. He has also pitched twice in relief. In 61.1 innings, he has allowed 67 hits, four homers and 26 walks. He has 48 strikeouts, a 2.05 GO/AO ratio and a .283 BAA. In his last start, Kuchno lasted just three innings. He gave up five runs on six hits and two walks, with two strikeouts. He has a 6.21 home ERA, as opposed to a 3.54 ERA on the road.

Short-Season A: Jamestown (5-3) vs Batavia (3-5) 7:05pm
Probable Starter: Jackson Lodge (1-0, 11.25)
Yesterday’s Result: Jamestown was suspended by rain in the second inning

Jackson Lodge will get the start for Jamestown tonight. It will be his first start of the season and just the fourth start of his three-year pro career. Last year for the GCL Pirates, he went 1-2, 3.08 in two starts and 12 relief appearances. In 38 innings, he gave up 41 hits, two homers and just three walks. He also allowed just three walks over 29.1 innings in 2011 as a rookie in the GCL.

Rookie:  GCL Pirates (3-1) vs GCL Phillies (0-4) 12:00pm
Probable Starter: Wei-Chung Wang (0-1, 8.31)
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 3, Blue Jays 2

Wei-Chung Wang will make his second start of the season. In his first game, he went 4.1 innings, allowing four runs on five hits, no walks and he struck out eight batters. He was signed in 2011 and missed all of last year due to Tommy John Surgery. The Pirates originally signed him for $350,000, but when it was revealed in his physical that he needed surgery, they agreed on a lower price. For a preview of the GCL roster, check out our article here.

DSL: Pirates1 (10-11) vs Marlins (7-14) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates1 4, Marlins 2

DSL: Pirates2 (10-10) vs Tigers (15-6) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Tigers 5, Pirates2 4

Recent Transactions

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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