Minor League Schedule: Heredia Headlines Sunday’s Probables

Luis Heredia will take the mound today, as West Virginia wraps up a series in Lexington. Also of note, Casey Sadler returns from the disabled list to start for Altoona. Both Dominican League affiliates and the GCL Pirates are 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. The latest Dominican Summer League recap can be found here.

Heredia threw three scoreless innings in his last road start (Photo Credit: Nick Scala)

Heredia threw three scoreless innings in his last road start (Photo Credit: Nick Scala)

AAA: Indianapolis (63-46) vs Syracuse (47-59) 1:35pm
Probable starter:  David Bromberg (NR)
Yesterday’s Result: Syracuse 7, Indianapolis 5 in 10 innings

David Bromberg will make his Indianapolis debut today. With Altoona, he went 5-8, 3.71 in 16 starts and five relief appearances. Bromberg has thrown 104.1 innings, allowing 97 hits, five homers and 42 walks. He has 100 strikeouts, an 0.94 GO/AO ratio and a .251 BAA. In his last start, he gave up one run over four innings.

AA: Altoona (49-56) @ New Hampshire (52-52) 1:35pm
Probable starter:  Casey Sadler (7-5, 3.38)
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 9, New Hampshire 2

Casey Sadler returns from the disabled list to make his 18th start of the season. He has thrown 96 innings, giving up 90 hits, eight homers and 25 walks. He has 54 strikeouts, a 1.74 GO/AO ratio and a .254 BAA. In his last start on 6/30, he was hit by a comebacker from the lead-off batter of the game. He left with a right knee contusion and has been out the last four weeks.

High-A: Bradenton (39-64 overall, 13-22 2nd half) @ Brevard County (52-47) 5:05pm 
Probable starter: Pat Ludwig (0-1, 3.15)
Yesterday’s Result:  Bradenton 2, Brevard County 1

Pat Ludwig will make his fourth start for Bradenton. He also started once for West Virginia. Ludwig has also pitched 23 times in relief for the Power and three times for the Marauders. In his last start, Ludwig went 4.2 innings, giving up four runs(two earned) on six hits. On the year, he has pitched a total of 69 innings, allowing 59 hits, five homers and 18 walks. Ludwig has 56 strikeouts, a 1.61 GO/AO ratio and a .231 BAA.

Low-A: West Virginia (57-45 overall, 20-12 2nd half) @ Lexington (54-46) 1:35pm
Probable starterLuis Heredia (2-2, 4.21)
Yesterday’s Result: Lexington 4, West Virginia 2 (game one) West Virginia 3, Lexington 1 (game two)

Luis Heredia will make his sixth start and seventh appearance. He pitched once in relief, starting the completion of a suspended game. In that outing, Heredia gave up eight runs on seven hits and four walks over 3.2 innings. In his five starts combined, he has allowed just four earned runs in 22 innings. In his last start, Heredia gave up one run over five innings. He has a .228 BAA.

Short-Season A: Jamestown (25-13) @ Auburn (12-27) 4:05pm
Probable Starter: Chad Kuhl (1-1, 0.90)
Yesterday’s Result: Jamestown 3, Williamsport 0

Chad Kuhl will get his sixth start of the season. He has pitched 20 innings, allowing 14 hits, no homers and three walks. Kuhl has 17 strikeouts, an 0.95 GO/AO ratio and a .194 BAA. In his last start, he threw five shutout innings, allowing three hits, no walks and he struck out four batters. He faced Auburn in his second start, allowing one hit and no runs over three innings.

Rookie:  GCL Pirates (17-15) vs GCL Phillies (10-18) 12:00pm 7/29
Probable Starter: TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Blue Jays 5, Pirates 3

The GCL Pirates are off today. They resume play on Monday.

DSL: Pirates1 (27-21) vs Marlins (16-32) 10:30am 7/29
Yesterday’s Result:  Phillies 2, Pirates1

DSL: Pirates2 (26-20) vs Mets1 (18-29) 10:30am 7/29
Yesterday’s Result:  Pirates2 4, Braves 3 in 11 innings

Recent Transactions

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.

7/26 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.

John Dreker

Author: 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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