Minor League Schedule: Heredia On The Mound Tonight

Luis Heredia is scheduled to make his fifth start of the season tonight, coming off a rain-shortened game last time out. The GCL Pirates and both Dominican League affiliates were off yesterday. All three resume play today. Tyler Glasnow was originally scheduled to start yesterday. The West Virginia game was suspended in the third inning due to rain and Glasnow’s start was pushed back until Wednesday. The game will be completed today prior to the start of the regularly scheduled game. Indianapolis in now on their All-Star break. 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 has pitched well in all four starts (Photo Credit: Nick Scala)

Heredia has pitched well in all four starts (Photo Credit: Nick Scala)

AAA: Indianapolis (61-38) @ Gwinnett (41-57) 6:05pm 7/18
Probable starter: TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Columbus 6, Indianapolis 1

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 (42-51) vs Bowie (48-45) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Ethan Hollingsworth (6-3, 3.12)
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 9, Akron 4

Ethan Hollingsworth will make his sixth start of the season. He has also pitched 15 times in relief. As a starter, he is 3-1, 2.70 in 27.1 innings, with a .184 BAA. In his last start, Hollingsworth went six innings, allowing two earned runs on four hits, one walk and two strikeouts. At home this season, he is 4-0, 2.10 in three starts and nine relief appearances.

High-A: Bradenton (32-59 overall, 6-17 2nd half) @ Tampa (39-49) 7:00pm 
Probable starter:  Adrian Sampson (3-6, 5.66)
Yesterday’s Result: Tampa 4, Bradenton 3

Adrian Sampson will make his 17th start of the season tonight. He has also pitched once in relief. Sampson has thrown a total of 89 innings this year, allowing 116 hits, 16 homers and 15 walks. He has 52 strikeouts, a 1.10 GO/AO ratio and a .314 BAA. In his last start, he went six innings, allowing three runs on six hits and a walk. Sampson faced Tampa on 5/23, going five innings while giving up two unearned runs on nine hits and a walk. He has allowed more hits and homers than anyone else in the Pirates system.

Low-A: West Virginia (49-42 overall, 12-9 2nd half) @ Asheville (48-41) 5:05pm
Probable starter: Luis Heredia (1-1, 1.59)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia was suspended in the 2nd inning

Luis Heredia will make his fifth start of the season tonight. He has pitched 17 innings, allowing 11 hits, ten walks and he has 12 strikeouts. In his last start, Heredia went three shutout innings before weather suspended the game. He gave up one hit and a walk. His last three starts have been on the road. Heredia has an 0.70 GO/AO ratio and a .196 BAA. He opened his season with five shutout innings at home.

Short-Season A: Jamestown (17-10) @ Lowell (15-11) 7:05pm
Probable Starter: Cody Dickson (0-0, 4.76)
Yesterday’s Result: Jamestown 1, Lowell 0

Cody Dickson will make his fifth start of the season tonight. In his opening game, he threw three no-hit innings, walking one and striking out six batters. In his last start, he gave up two runs on four hits and two walks. In 11.1 innings this year, Dickson has 18 strikeouts. He was the fourth round draft pick of the Pirates this year. He threw 95 innings during his college season.

Rookie:  GCL Pirates (10-9) vs GCL Astros (10-8) 12:00pm
Probable Starter:  Cesilio Pimentel (0-0, 1.86)
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates were off

Cesilio Pimentel will get his fourth start of the season today. In his last outing, he gave up one earned run on four hits and a walk in three innings. He has thrown 9.2 innings, allowing eight hits, no homers and four walks, while striking out eight batters.

DSL: Pirates1 (19-16) vs Angels (18-18) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates1 were off

DSL: Pirates2 (18-16) vs Tigers (22-12) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates2 were off

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.

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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