Minor League Schedule: Rehab Start Tonight For Gomez

Altoona, Bradenton and West Virginia all played doubleheaders yesterday. Bradenton has another one scheduled for today. The Marauders will be on their All-Star break after today. Indianapolis had 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.

Castro has dominated lefties this year

Castro has dominated lefties this year

AAA: Indianapolis (45-22) @ Durham (41-25) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Jeanmar Gomez (NR)
Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis was off yesterday

Jeanmar Gomez will get his first rehab start tonight. He was put on the disabled list on June 3rd due to a right forearm strain. He will throw either 60 pitches or four innings, whichever comes first. With the Pirates this year, he is 2-0, 3.07 in seven starts and five relief appearances. In 44 innings, he has a .224 BAA and a 1.89 GO/AO ratio.

AA: Altoona (27-37) @ New Britain (31-34) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Casey Sadler (6-4, 3.20)
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 7, New Britain 1 (game one) Altoona 3, New Britain 1 (game two)

Casey Sadler will make his 14th start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 81.2 innings, giving up 74 hits, seven homers and twenty walks. He has 47 strikeouts, a 1.83 GO/AO ratio and a .247 BAA. In his last start, Sadler gave up one earned run on five hits and a walk over six innings. In seven road starts, he is 5-0, 2.42 in 44.2 innings, with a .217 BAA. He is the organization’s leader in innings pitched.

High-A: Bradenton (25-38) @ Lakeland (29-34) 5:00pm DH
Probable starter: Robby Rowland (3-4, 4.70) and TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Lakeland 4, Bradenton 1 (game one) Lakeland 3, Bradenton 2 (game two)

Robby Rowland will make his 13th start of the season tonight. He has pitched 59.1 innings this year, allowing 57 hits, five homers and twenty walks. Rowland has 31 strikeouts, a 1.31 GO/AO ratio and a .258 BAA. He got roughed up in his last outing, allowing five runs over 5.2 innings in a loss to Ft Myers. In his previous game, he threw five shutout innings. Rowland has held right-handed batters to a .194 BAA, while lefties are hitting a robust .356 against him.

Low-A: West Virginia (35-31) @ Greensboro (31-34) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Orlando Castro (7-3, 1.83)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 3, Delmarva 1 (game one) Delmarva 3, West Virginia 2 (game two)

Orlando Castro will make his 13th start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 68.2 innings, allowing 59 hits, four homers, five walks and he has struck out 59 batters. He has a 1.17 GO/AO ratio and a .233 BAA. In his last start, Castro went seven innings, giving up just two hits, no walks and he struck out five batters. In 57 AB’s against left-handed batters this season, he has not allowed a home run or walk. Castro will be one of six players to represent West Virginia in the South Atlantic League All-Star game next Tuesday.

DSL: Pirates1 (4-6) vs Yankees2 (2-8) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Angels 5, Pirates1 3

DSL: Pirates2 (4-5) vs Cubs (6-4) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates2 were suspended in the 4th inning, down 2-1.

Recent Transactions

6/11 Kirk Singer added to Bradenton roster.

6/10 Nick Kingham promoted to Altoona.

6/9 Daniel Grovatt placed on disabled list.

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

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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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