Minor League Schedule: Morton On Rehab, Glasnow Tries To Bounce Back In Lakewood

Charlie Morton will make a rehab start for Indianapolis tonight, in what should be his last outing before joining the Pirates. In Lakewood today, Tyler Glasnow will try to get back on track after a shaky outing earlier in the week that saw him walk seven batters. Bradenton was rained out yesterday. They will make the game up today as part of a doubleheader. Two new teams on the schedule as the Dominican Summer League season got under way yesterday. For a look at the players to watch on the DSL teams, check out our season preview here. 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.

Tyler Glasnow suffered his first loss of the season in his last game

Tyler Glasnow suffered his first loss of the season in his last game

AAA: Indianapolis (38-19) @ Columbus (29-27) 6:05pm
Probable starter:  Charlie Morton (0-1, 4.50)
Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 10, Columbus 9 in 10 innings

Charlie Morton will make his eighth rehab start tonight. It will be his third start for Indianapolis and it is scheduled to be his last outing before he rejoins the Pittsburgh Pirates, working his way back from Tommy John Surgery last June. Morton is scheduled to throw 100 pitches if all goes well in this outing. In his last start, he went five innings against Pawtucket on Monday. He gave up four earned runs on seven hits and three walks, while striking out three batters. In his seven combined starts, he is 1-2, 3.34 in 29.2 innings, with 17 strikeouts, a 2.00 GO/AO ratio and a .189 BAA

AA: Altoona (22-33) @ Portland (30-24) 1:00pm
Probable starter: Casey Sadler (5-3, 3.09)
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 2, Portland 1

Casey Sadler will make his 12th start of the season tonight. He has pitched 70 innings already this season, going six innings or more in nine of his starts. Sadler has allowed 62 hits, seven homers and 18 walks. He has recorded 38 strikeouts, a 1.98 GO/AO ratio and a .245 BAA. He is undefeated in six road starts, going 4-0, 1.85 in 39 innings. In his last start, he surrendered four runs on four hits and two walks in six innings. This will be his fourth straight road start.

High-A: Bradenton (21-33) vs Jupiter (28-25) 1:00pm
Probable starter: Robby Rowland (2-3, 4.81) and Zack Dodson (1-2, 3.45)
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton was rained out

Robby Rowland will make his 11th start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 48.2 innings, giving up 46 hits, four homers and 16 walks. Rowland has 25 strikeouts, a 1.35 GO/AO ratio and a .251 BAA. He has been tough on right-handed batters, holding them to a .180 BAA, while lefties are doing twice as well off him, hitting at a .361 clip. His strikeouts have really fallen off since a couple good games early, striking out just ten batters over his last six starts combined. In his last start, he allowed two runs on three hits and two walks in four innings. Zack Dodson is scheduled to get the ball in game two. This will be his sixth start of the season. In 28.2 innings, he has allowed 27 hits, five homers and eight walks. Dodson has 18 strikeouts, a 1.13 GO/AO ratio and a .239 BAA. In his last start, he allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks in five innings.

Low-A: West Virginia (31-25) @ Lakewood (22-32) 1:05pm
Probable starter: Tyler Glasnow (2-1, 2.95)
Yesterday’s Result:  West Virginia 8, Lakewood 0 (game recap)

Tyler Glasnow will make his 11th start of the season today. He is coming off his worst outing of the season, a 3.2 inning effort against Greensboro on Tuesday, that saw him give up seven runs and seven walks. Despite that, he kept alive his impressive streak of games with two or less hits allowed, which is now at six straight. He has allowed more than two hits just twice this year, once giving up three hits and once allowing four. Glasnow has 64 strikeouts in 42.2 innings, with a miniscule .127 BAA. Left-handed batters are hitting just .097 against him. On the road, he is 2-0, 2.81 in four starts.

DSL: Pirates1 (1-0) vs Rockies (0-1) 10:30am 6/3
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates1 7, Rockies 4

DSL: Pirates2 (0-1) vs Orioles2 (1-0) 10:30am 6/3
Yesterday’s Result: Orioles2 6, Pirates2 3

Recent Transactions

5/31 Added Zack Thornton to Indianapolis roster. Placed Kyle Waldrop on disabled list.

5/31 Acquired Atahualpa Severino. Assigned him to Indianapolis.

5/31 Acquired Graham Godfrey. Assigned him to Indianapolis.

5/31 Activated Chase d’Arnaud from disabled list. Assigned him to Indianapolis.

5/31 Promoted Alex Presley to Pittsburgh Pirates. Assigned Josh Harrison to Indianapolis.

5/28 Alex Dickerson activated from DL. Stefan Welch assigned to Jamestown roster.

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.

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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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