Minor League Schedule: Kingham Looks to Continue All-Star Success In Lakeland

Minor League Schedule: Kingham Looks to Continue All-Star Success In Lakeland
John Dreker

One last update from West Virginia today…they were rained out. Doubleheader now tomorrow and Wednesday. Nick Kingham takes the mound for Bradenton tonight, looking to continue his strong start to the year, which landed him a spot in the Florida State League All-Star game. Altoona is off 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.

Nick Kingham leads the FSL with 71 strikeouts

Nick Kingham leads the FSL with 71 strikeouts

AAA: Indianapolis (44-21) vs Norfolk (37-27) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Brandon Cumpton (4-3, 3.39)
Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 9, Norfolk 8 in 13 innings

Brandon Cumpton will make his 12th start of the season tonight. He started twice for Altoona, then got called up to Indianapolis, where he has started nine times and pitched once in relief. On the year, he has pitched a total of 68 innings, allowing 61 hits, four homers and 24 walks. Cumpton has 51 strikeouts, a 3.00 GO/AO ratio and a .239 BAA. In his last outing, he went seven innings, giving up two runs on five hits and a walk. In that game, he recorded 14 outs on groundballs. At home he is 2-1, 2.61 in five starts.

AA: Altoona (25-37) @ New Britain (30-32) 6:35pm 6/11
Probable starter: TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Binghamton 5, Altoona 2

Altoona has off today. They will resume play tomorrow on the road in New Britain. This is their only trip to New Britain this season. After a brief three game road trip, the Curve will return home for six games over seven days. They are currently in last place in their division, 9.5 games behind Richmond. Altoona is 12-20 on the road, 5-5 in their last ten games and they are on a three game losing streak.

High-A: Bradenton (25-36) @ Lakeland (27-34) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Nick Kingham (6-3, 3.09)
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 8, Ft Myers 6

Nick Kingham will make his 13th start of the season today. He has pitched a total of 67 innings, allowing 53 hits, six homers and 14 walks. He has 71 strikeouts and a .214 BAA, though his 0.89 GO/AO ratio is one of the lowest in the system. Kingham threw 7.2 innings in his last start, allowing one run on four hits and a walk. Despite the excellent pitching, it was his first loss since his second start of the season. He faced Ft Myers in his previous outing and gave up three runs on five hits, with seven strikeouts in six innings. Kingham ranks first in the Florida State League in strikeouts and second with a 1.00 WHIP.

Low-A: West Virginia (33-29) @ Delmarva (26-33) 7:05pm POSTPONED
Probable starter: John Kuchno (3-3, 4.73)  Joely Rodriguez (4-4, 2.86)
Yesterday’s Result: Hagerstown 4, West Virginia 1

Joely Rodriguez is now listed as the starter for West Virginia today. He will make his 13th start of the season. Rodriguez has pitched 63 innings this year, allowing 62 hits, four homers and 17 walks. He has 50 strikeouts, a 2.07 GO/AO ratio and a .263 BAA. In his last start, he went three innings against this same Delmarva team before rained postponed the rest of the game. Rodriguez allowed one run on two hits and a walk, picking up the loss in the process.

DSL: Pirates1 (3-4) vs Marlins (2-5) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates1 were off yesterday

DSL: Pirates2 (3-4) vs Mets1 (3-4) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates2 were off yesterday

Recent Transactions

6/7 Andrew Lambo promoted to Indianapolis from Altoona. Ali Solis added to Altoona roster.

6/6 Barrett Barnes activated from DL. Junior Sosa sent to Bradenton

6/6 Zachary Von Roseberg activated from DL. Jhondaniel Medina sent to West Virginia

6/6 Stefan Welch traded to Red Sox organization

6/5 Jake Burnette placed on disabled list retroactive to 6/3

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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