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Minor League Schedule: Glasnow and Kingham Tonight

It’s an interesting day if all the probables make their starts today. All five of them were drafted in the top ten rounds by the Pirates. Jamestown, West Virginia and Bradenton all had the day off yesterday. Indianapolis in now on their All-Star break and they resume play Thursday. 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. The latest Dominican Summer League recap can be found here.

Nick Kingham

Nick Kingham has 103 strikeouts this year.

AAA: Indianapolis (61-38) @ Gwinnett (41-57) 6:05pm 7/18
Probable starter: TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis was off yesterday

Indianapolis is now on their All-Star break. They will resume play on Thursday. Indianapolis is in first place in their division, with a 13 game lead. They have a 33-18 home record and their 28-20 road record is the best in the International League.

AA: Altoona (42-53) vs Bowie (50-45) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Nick Kingham (2-2, 3.41)
Yesterday’s Result: Bowie 3, Altoona 2

Nick Kingham will make his seventh appearance for Altoona tonight, sixth as a starter. He made 13 starts for Bradenton this season, going 6-3, 3.09 in 70 innings, with 75 strikeouts. Kingham threw six innings in his last start, allowing one run on six hits, two walks and he had four strikeouts. He started against Bowie on 6/21 and got his hard, giving up five runs on seven hits over 6.1 innings. During that game, he allowed the only homer he has given up since joining Altoona.

High-A: Bradenton (32-60 overall, 6-18 2nd half) vs Clearwater (46-43) 6:30pm 
Probable starter:  Zack Dodson (1-7, 5.54)
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton was off yesterday

Zack Dodson will get his 14th appearances of the season, 13th as a starter. He has pitched 65 innings this year, allowing 75 hits, nine homers and 26 walks. Dodson has 29 strikeouts, a 1.06 GO/AO ratio and a .281 BAA. He is holding left-handed batters to a .237 average. In his last start, Dodson went 4.1 innings, giving up five runs on six hits and four walks. In his last nine games combined, he has recorded just 13 strikeouts.

Low-A: West Virginia (49-44 overall, 12-11 2nd half) vs Savannah (52-38) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Tyler Glasnow (5-2, 2.48)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia was off yesterday

Tyler Glasnow will make his 18th start of the season today. He has thrown a total of 76.1 innings, allowing 40 hits, seven homers and 43 walks. He has 110 strikeouts, a 0.93 GO/AO ratio and a .153 BAA. In his last start, he threw six shutout innings, giving up three hits, one walk and he struck out seven batters. It was the first time in his pro career that he pitched at least six innings. Glasnow is second in the SAL in strikeouts, trailing CJ Edwards of Hickory by three. He also ranks sixth in the league with a 1.09 WHIP.

Short-Season A: Jamestown (17-11) vs Connecticut (11-17) 7:05pm
Probable Starter: Chad Kuhl (0-0, 0.00)
Yesterday’s Result: Jamestown was off yesterday

Chad Kuhl will make his fourth start of the season tonight. He has thrown ten shutout innings this year, allowing five hits, three walks and he has seven strikeouts. In his last start, he gave up three hits and a walk. In each of his first two starts, Kuhl allowed one hit and one walk in three innings.

Rookie:  GCL Pirates (11-10) vs GCL Yankees2 (11-11) 12:00pm
Probable Starter:  Jon Sandfort (1-0, 3.27)
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 6, Astros 3

No starter has been named for the GCL Pirates today. Jon Sandfort could possibly make his fourth appearance if the rotation remained the same as last time through. In his last start five days ago, Sandfort gave up four runs on three hits and three walks in four innings. In his first two games combined, he threw seven shutout innings, allowing two hits, no walks and he struck out nine batters.

DSL: Pirates1 (21-16) vs Yankees2 (8-29) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates1 5, Yankees2 0 (game one) Pirates1 4, Yankees2 1 (game two)

DSL: Pirates2 (18-19) vs Cubs (26-11) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Cubs 7, Pirates2 6 (game one) Cubs 3, Pirates2 2 (game two)

Recent Transactions

7/14 Jared Hughes assigned to Indianapolis on rehab. Atahualpa Severino placed on Temporary Inactive List

7/14 Zack Thornton promoted to Indianapolis. Oscar Tejeda assigned to Altoona.

7/14 Thomas Harlan promoted to Bradenton. Cesar Lopez added to West Virginia roster.

7/12 Russ Canzler acquired in trade for Tim Alderson. Canzler assigned to Indianapolis.

7/10 Brian Bocock acquired from Nationals and assigned to Indianapolis. Ivan De Jesus placed on Bereavement List

7/10 Oscar Tejeda promoted to Indianapolis

7/8 Chase d’Arnaud and Brett Carroll placed on Indianapolis DL. Jerry Sands activated from DL.

7/4 Released Eric Avila, Yhonathan Herrand, Chris Lashmet, Jesus Vasquez and Jodaneli Carvajal

7/4 DJ Crumlich, Ashley Ponce promoted to Bradenton. Jimmy Rider promoted to West Virginia.

7/4 Chris Diaz activated from West Virginia disabled list.

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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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