Tyler Glasnow struck out 36% of the batters he faced in 2013. (Photo Credit: Tom Bragg)

Minor League Schedule: Glasnow Looks To Continue Dominance At Home

In West Virginia tonight, Tyler Glasnow will look to pick up his eighth win of the season. He is just 12 strikeouts away from tying the West Virginia Power team record. Altoona has off today. Both Dominican League affiliates and the GCL Pirates were 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. The latest Dominican Summer League recap can be found here.

Tyler Glasnow is closing in on West Virginia's team record for strikeouts (Photo Credit: Tom Bragg)

Tyler Glasnow is closing in on West Virginia’s team record for strikeouts (Photo Credit: Tom Bragg)

AAA: Indianapolis (63-47) vs Syracuse (48-59) 7:05pm
Probable starter:  Ethan Hollingsworth (NR)
Yesterday’s Result: Syracuse 2, Indianapolis 1

Ethan Hollingsworth will make his Indianapolis debut today. With Altoona, he went 6-4, 3.20 in eight starts and 15 relief appearances. In 78.2 innings, he allowed 60 hits, nine homers and 19 walks. Hollingsworth had 41 strikeouts, an 0.96 GO/AO ratio and a .211 BAA. In his last start, he threw four no-hit innings during Altoona’s no-hitter on Thursday night.

AA: Altoona (50-56) vs Binghamton (66-41) 7:00pm 7/30
Probable starter:  TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 7, New Hampshire 3

Altoona has off today. They resume play on Tuesday when they will begin a six game homestand, with three against Binghamton, followed by three versus Akron.

High-A: Bradenton (40-64 overall, 14-22 2nd half) vs Dunedin (50-50) 6:30pm 
Probable starter: Robby Rowland (3-9, 5.19)
Yesterday’s Result:  Bradenton 11, Brevard County 9

Robby Rowland will make his 19th start of the season tonight. He has also pitched twice in relief. He has thrown 93.2 innings, allowing 99 hits, nine homers and 39 walks. He has 45 strikeouts, a 1.30 GO/AO ratio and a .276 BAA. In his last start, Rowland allowed six runs on eight hits in five innings. At home, he is 1-5, 4.83 in 41 innings.

Low-A: West Virginia (57-46 overall, 20-13 2nd half) vs Delmarva (42-61) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Tyler Glasnow (7-2, 2.27)
Yesterday’s Result: Lexington 9, West Virginia 6

Tyler Glasnow will get his 20th start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 87.1 innings, allowing 46 hits, seven homers and 48 walks. He has 122 strikeouts, a 1.13 GO/AO ratio and a .154 BAA. Glasnow is coming off an impressive six shutout inning performance last week. He allowed one hit and walked two, while striking out six batters. He has picked up the win in each of his last three starts, allowing one run over a combined 17 innings. At home this year, Glasnow is 4-1, 1.90 in ten starts, with a .148 BAA.

Short-Season A: Jamestown (25-14) @ Auburn (13-27) 7:05pm
Probable Starter: Jackson Lodge (3-1, 3.97)
Yesterday’s Result: Auburn 5, Jamestown 2

Jackson Lodge will make his seventh start of the season tonight. He has also pitched once in relief. Lodge has pitched 34 innings, allowing 35 hits, four homers and three walks, with two of those walks coming in his last start. He has 13 strikeouts, a 1.34 GO/AO ratio and a .276 BAA. Just two of his appearances have come on the road, where he is 0-1, 6.75 in eight innings. Lodge is holding lefties to a .172 average, while right-handed batters are hitting .306 against him.

Rookie:  GCL Pirates (17-15) vs GCL Phillies (10-18) 12:00pm
Probable Starter: Wei-Chung Wang (0-2, 4.18)
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates were off yesterday

Wei-Chung Wang will get his seventh start today. He has pitched a total of 23.2 innings, allowing 21 hits, two homers and one walk. He has 22 strikeouts, a 1.13 GO/AO ratio and a .228 BAA. In his last start, the lefty went three innings, allowing five runs on six hits. In his four previous starts, he had allowed just two earned runs over 16.1 innings.

DSL: Pirates1 (27-21) vs Marlins (16-32) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates1 were off yesterday

DSL: Pirates2 (26-20) vs Mets1 (18-29) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result:  Pirates2 were off yesterday

Recent Transactions

7/28 Tony Sanchez promoted to majors. Ali Solis promoted to Indianapolis.

7/28 Casey Sadler activated from Altoona disabled list.

7/27 David Bromberg and Ethan Hollingsworth promoted to Indianapolis. Ali Solis and Zack Thornton assigned to Altoona.

7/27 Thomas Harlan assigned to West Virginia roster. Matt Benedict activated from disabled list.

7/27 Andy Otamendi added to Jamestown roster.

7/26 Orlando Castro activated from disabled list.

7/25 Tyler Waldron added to Bradenton roster on rehab.

7/25 Barrett Barnes placed on disabled list.

7/24 Chase d’Arnaud activated from disabled list. Jeff Larish placed on Indianapolis disabled list.

7/24 Ali Solis promoted to Indianapolis. Miguel Perez activated from Altoona disabled list.

7/20 Dan Cervette assigned to Bradenton roster. Andy Otamendi sent to GCL Pirates.

7/19 Neil Walker assigned to Indianapolis on rehab assignment.

7/19 Beau Wallace assigned to GCL Pirates.

7/18 Pirates release Jose Contreras. Atahualpa Severino activated from Temporary Inactive List

7/17 Andy Otamendi assigned to Bradenton. Matt Benedict placed on disabled list.

7/17 Ryan Beckman promoted to Altoona. Oderman Rocha assigned to Bradenton roster

7/17 Luis Urena promoted to West Virginia. Jimmy Rider assigned to Jamestown.

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.

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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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  • https://profiles.google.com/103768864712934644893 iverar@yahoo.com

    I am assuming the organization has Glasnow on an innings limit. Is he getting close to it?

    • John Dreker

      There is some limit, but I’m not sure how close he is. Surprisingly, they have let him go six innings in two of his last three starts, so just going by that fact, I think he may be able to start through the end of the season. He is at 87.1 innings now, which isn’t a huge number, considering he was pitching innings last year in Fall Instructs and Extended Spring Training. Those numbers don’t show up on the stat sheet. I think it’s possible he could make all seven starts he has left, though that could put him around 120 innings, which sounds a bit high.

  • rburgh

    Strange game for Jamestown. Beat Auburn 8-4 with 7 unearned in the 9th. Justin Maffei debuted in the NYP League as a PR and C. Are they converting him to C or is this just something that happens in the low minors?

    • John Dreker

      Right now, I’m going to say it is a scoring error. He probably pinch-ran, but I doubt he stayed in at catcher. Could be wrong, but I’ll wait to see if they correct that

    • John Dreker

      Hasn’t been corrected yet, but Andrew Dennis caught the ninth inning

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