Minor League Schedule: Three Doubleheaders on the Schedule

Both Altoona and Bradenton were rained out yesterday. West Virginia played a doubleheader last night and they play another one today. Bradenton will try to finish Monday’s game that was suspended in the third inning, before they play their regular scheduled game. They will also have a doubleheader on Thursday. Altoona will make up their rained out game as well today as part of a doubleheader. Indianapolis has 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.

Stolmy Pimentel began the month of June with a strong start Photo Credit: Mark Olson

Stolmy Pimentel began the month of June with a strong start Photo Credit: Mark Olson

AAA: Indianapolis (45-22) @ Durham (41-25) 7:05pm
Probable starter: TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 10 Norfolk 5

Indianapolis has off today. They begin an eight game road trip tomorrow, starting with four games in Durham and then four in Norfolk. They just played these same two teams back-to-back at home, splitting the series with Durham and winning three of four against Norfolk. The Indians are in first place in their division with a 12.5 game lead over second place Columbus. They are 18-12 on the road and 7-3 in their last ten games.

AA: Altoona (25-37) @ New Britain (30-32) 5:35pm DH
Probable starter: Stolmy Pimentel (3-3, 3.84) and David Bromberg (2-6, 3.91)
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona was rained out yesterday

Stolmy Pimentel will make his 13th start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 70.1 innings this year, allowing 71 hits, eight homers and 29 walks. He has 56 strikeouts, a 1.10 GO/AO ratio and a .260 BAA. In his last start, Pimentel went six innings, allowing two earned runs on six hits, one walk and he struck out seven batters. He had a tough month of May, going 0-3, 7.15 in six starts. He had a 0.30 ERA in five April starts. On the road, he is 1-1, 3.00 in six starts. David Bromberg will start game two. He has started seven games, pitched five times in relief. As a starter, he has thrown 38.1 innings, with a 1-5, 3.52 record and 32 strikeouts. In his last start, he went six innings, allowing three runs on six hits, two walks and four strikeouts.

High-A: Bradenton (25-36) @ Lakeland (27-34) 6:30pm DH
Probable starter: Eliecer Navarro (1-9, 2.98)
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton was rained out

Eliecer Navarro will make his 11th start of the season today. He has also pitched twice in relief. Bradenton has six innings left to play from last night’s game, so there is a chance Navarro could pitch that game instead. He has pitched a total of 63.1 innings, giving up 58 hits, four homers and 12 walks. He has struck out 58 batters this season. Navarro hasn’t allowed a home run or walk to a left-handed batter this season. In his last start, he picked up his first win by throwing seven shutout innings.

Low-A: West Virginia (33-29) @ Delmarva (26-33) 5:05pm DH
Probable starter: John Kuchno (3-3, 4.73)  and Clay Holmes (2-5, 5.24)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 11, Delmarva 0 (game one) Delmarva 5, West Virginia 4 (game two)

Clay Holmes will start one of the games today. He will be making his 13th start of the season tonight. Holmes has pitched a total of 55 innings, allowing 51 hits, four homers and 39 walks. He has 38 strikeouts, a 1.68 GO/AO ratio and a .250 BAA. Both left-handed and right-handed batters are hitting .250 against him. In his last start, he went five innings, giving up five runs on five hits and two walks. On the road this season, he is 2-1, 3.72 in four starts. John Kuchno is scheduled to start the other game. He will make his tenth start of the season tonight. He has also pitched twice in relief. As a starter, he is 2-3, 4.81 in 43 innings, allowing 49 hits, one homer and twenty walks. He also has 30 strikeouts, a 1.74 GO/AO ratio and .293 BAA in that role. As a reliever he has 12 strikeouts in 10.1 innings. In his last start, Kuchno gave up two runs over 5.2 innings, allowing seven hits, no walks and he struck out four batters. On the road, he is 0-2, 3.91 in five starts.

DSL: Pirates1 (4-5) vs Angels (5-4) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates1 9, Angels 5

DSL: Pirates2 (4-5) vs Yankees1 (5-4) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates2 6, Yankees1 5

Recent Transactions

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

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

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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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