Nick Kingham threw eight shutout innings in his final start of the year for Altoona.

Minor League Schedule: Kingham Starts In Binghamton Tonight

On a day with all eight Pirates affiliates playing, Nick Kingham will get his seventeenth start of the season and Brandon Cumpton will start for the second time since being demoted from the Pirates. The GCL Pirates and both Dominican Summer League affiliates were off yesterday. 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 gets his fourth start for Altoona tonight

Nick Kingham gets his fourth start for Altoona tonight

AAA: Indianapolis (55-30) vs Louisville (41-43) 7:05pm
Probable starter:  Brandon Cumpton (4-5, 3.71)
Yesterday’s Result:  Louisville 4, Indianapolis 2

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 more 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 70.1 innings, giving up 67 hits, four homers and 24 walks. Cumpton has 55 strikeouts, a 2.89 GO/AO ratio and a .255 BAA. In his last start, he went five innings, giving up six runs on eight hits and two walks, with six strikeouts.

AA: Altoona (36-46) @ Binghamton (50-29) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Nick Kingham (1-1, 3.50)
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 5, Akron 4

Nick Kingham will get his fourth start for Altoona today. He went six innings in his last start, allowing two runs on two hits and two walks, with five strikeouts. In his previous 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. He has 93 strikeouts on the year, third highest total in the organization.

High-A: Bradenton (31-48 overall, 5-6 2nd half) vs Palm Beach (36-43) 6:30pm
Probable starter:   Joely Rodriguez (0-1, 4.35)
Yesterday’s Result: Palm Beach 7, Bradenton 5

Joely Rodriguez will make his third start for Bradenton 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. In his last outing, Rodriguez went 5.1 innings, allowing two earned runs on seven hits and one walk, with two strikeouts. 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 (45-36 overall, 8-3 2nd half) @ Hagerstown (44-34) 7:05pm
Probable starter: John Kuchno (3-3, 5.02)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 5, Lakewood 4 (Game Report)

John Kuchno will get his 13th start of the season tonight. He has also pitched twice in relief. In a total of 66.1 innings, he has given up 77 hits, four homers and 28 walks. Kuchno has 50 strikeouts, a 2.11 GO/AO ratio and a .285 BAA. In his last start, which came against Hagerstown, he gave up three runs on six hits and two walks in five innings. On the road, Kuchno is 0-2, 3.54 in six starts.

Short-Season A: Jamestown (7-5) vs Mahoning Valley (6-8) 7:05pm
Probable Starter:  Jackson Lodge (1-0, 7.00)
Yesterday’s Result: Jamestown 6, Auburn 5 in 12 innings

Jackson Lodge will make his second start of the season tonight. His first start came five days ago, when he went five innings, allowing two runs on four hits, with no walks and a strikeout. He made his season debut in relief, giving up five runs over four innings, though he did pick up the win in that game. Lodge was 1-2, 3.08 in 38 innings last year in the GCL. In 76.1 career innings, he has walked just seven batters.

Rookie:  GCL Pirates (4-4) vs GCL Yankees2 (3-4) 12:00pm POSTPONED
Probable Starter: Cesilio Pimentel (0-0, 3.38)
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates were off yesterday

Cesilio Pimentel will make his second start of the season. In his first start, he gave up one earned run over 2.2 innings, allowing three hits and one walk without recording a strikeout. Pimentel has spent the last two season in the DSL, where he went 3-3, 2.75 in six starts and eight relief appearances last year. He had 38 strikeouts and a .229 BAA in 52.1 innings. In 2011, he went 1-1, 2.31 in three starts and four relief outings. In 23.1 innings, he had 31 strikeouts and a .211 BAA.

DSL: Pirates1 (13-12) vs Yankees2 (6-19) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates1 were off yesterday

DSL: Pirates2 (12-12) vs Cubs (16-9) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates2 were off yesterday

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.

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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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  • https://profiles.google.com/113824087346904673399 Dom DiDominic

    Gulf Roast was rained out. Was hoping to track Pimentel.

  • Curtis

    Not looking good for playing in Binghamton tonight either.

  • http://battlingbucs.wordpress.com battlingbucs

    With Locke being ruled out as a starter tomorrow and I believe Gomez as well I’ll be curious to see if Cumpton does indeed make his start tonight or comes up for a spot start tomorrow. If he doesn’t and my thought on Gomez is correct the only starter option that leaves would be Charlie Morton going on 1 days rest and pitching back to back games.*

    * Yes of course all sorts of caveats apply here.

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