Minor League Schedule: Glasnow Takes The Mound In West Virginia

Jameson Taillon was scratched from his start today with a stiff neck. Adrian Sampson gets the start for Bradenton. He was pushed back due to two rainouts. Two new teams are on the daily schedule as the Dominican Summer League season got under way last Saturday. Both of those affiliates have off today and resume their schedule on Monday. 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.

Jameson Taillon

Jameson Taillon was scratched from today’s start

AAA: Indianapolis (43-21) vs Norfolk (37-26) 1:35pm
Probable starter: Andy Oliver (3-2, 2.87)
Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 3, Norfolk 2 in 11 innings

Andy Oliver will make his 13th start of the season today. He has thrown 62.2 innings, surrendering 42 hits, three homers and a league leading 51 walks. He has 68 strikeouts, a 1.21 GO/AO ratio and a .191 BAA. Oliver is holding right-handed batters to a .188 BAA. In his last start, he gave up just one run over six innings, but also walked six batters. It was the fourth time in his last five starts that he allowed six walks in a game. He’s ranked second in the International League in strikeouts and he has the fifth lowest ERA in the league, just ahead of teammate Gerrit Cole.

AA: Altoona (25-36) vs Binghamton (37-25) 6:00pm
Probable starter: Jameson Taillon (3-5, 3.11) Ethan Hollingsworth (2-3,4.72)
Yesterday’s Result: Binghamton 9, Altoona 3

Jameson Taillon was scratched from his start today with a stiff neck. Ethan Hollingsworth will take his place

High-A: Bradenton (24-36) vs Ft Myers (41-18) 1:00pm
Probable starter: Nick Kingham (6-3, 3.09)   Adrian Sampson (2-2, 5.96)
Yesterday’s Result: Ft Myers 5, Bradenton 4

Adrian Sampson will get the start for Bradenton today. Nick Kingham was pushed back due to two rainouts.

Low-A: West Virginia (33-28) vs Hagerstown (32-26) 2:05pm
Probable starter: Tyler Glasnow (3-1, 3.21)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 1, Hagerstown 0

Tyler Glasnow will make his 12th start of the season today. He has pitched a total of 47.2 innings, allowing just 20 hits, five homers and he’s walked 32 batters. Glasnow has 72 strikeouts, a 0.97 GO/AO ratio and a .126 BAA. In each of his last seven starts, he has given up two hits or less, for a total of 12 hits and 56 strikeouts over that time. Despite that amazing run, he has had trouble with the longball recently, allowing all five homers over his last four starts. His strikeout total is the third highest in the league. He was named to the South Atlantic League All-Star team on Tuesday, along with five of his teammates.

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

DSL: Pirates2 (3-4) vs Mets1 (3-4) 10:30am 6/10
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates2 10, Mets1 1

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

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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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