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Minor League Schedule: Holmes And Pimentel Take The Hill Tonight

Indianapolis was rained out yesterday. They will make the game up tomorrow as part of a doubleheader. West Virginia was off yesterday. Prior to the start of today’s regularly scheduled game, they will finish a game from early July that was suspended due to rain in the fifth inning. 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.

Clayton Holmes has held righties to a .231 BAA.

Clayton Holmes has held righties to a .231 BAA.

AAA: Indianapolis (63-41) @ Charlotte (46-58) 6:15pm DH
Probable starter: Stolmy Pimentel (2-2, 2.74) and Brandon Cumpton (4-6, 3.53)
Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis was rained out

Stolmy Pimentel will make his 21st start of the season tonight, his eighth while with Indianapolis. On the season, he has pitched a total of 123.1 innings, giving up 106 hits, 12 homers and 48 walks. He has 98 strikeouts, a 1.22 GO/AO ratio and a .231 BAA. In his last start, Pimentel went seven innings, allowing four runs(two earned) on five hits and two walks. He struck out seven batters, tying his highest total since being promoted to AAA. He faced Charlotte on 6/22, allowing one run over seven innings. It was originally scheduled to be Brandon Cumpton’s day to start. He will now go in game two today. He is 4-6, 3.53 in 13 starts and two relief appearances for Indianapolis. Between stops in Altoona, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh, he has pitched 112 innings over 18 starts and two relief outings. Cumpton has 85 strikeouts combined and he has an impressive 2.65 GO/AO ratio between his two minor league teams.

AA: Altoona (46-56) @ New Hampshire (52-49) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Ethan Hollingsworth (6-4, 3.38)
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 4, Trenton 2

Ethan Hollingsworth will make his eighth start of the season. He has also pitched in relief 15 times. As a starter, Hollingsworth is 3-2, 3.05 in 41.1 innings, with a .205 BAA. In his last start, he went seven innings, allowing four runs on eight hits. He faced New Hampshire in relief on 7/19, throwing two shutout innings. On the road, he is 2-3, 4.44 in two starts and six relief appearances.

High-A: Bradenton (36-64 overall, 10-22 2nd half) @ Brevard County (52-44) 6:35pm 
Probable starter: Adrian Sampson (3-6, 6.04)
Yesterday’s Result: Lakeland 8, Bradenton 1

Adrian Sampson is scheduled to make his 19th start of the season tonight. He has also pitched once in relief. On the year, he has thrown 98.1 innings, allowing 136 hits, 16 homers and 16 walks. Sampson has 59 strikeouts, a 1.14 GO/AO ratio and a .329 BAA. In his last start, he went 3.2 innings, allowing eight runs on ten hits. It was the third time in his last five starts that he gave up ten hits in a game. Sampson has allowed more hits and homers than any other pitcher in the Pirates system.

Low-A: West Virginia (55-44 overall, 18-11 2nd half) @ Lexington (53-44) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Clay Holmes (3-5, 4.69)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia was off yesterday

Clay Holmes will make his 19th start of the season today. He has also pitched once in relief, the restart of a game suspended due to rain. Holmes has pitched a total of 86.1 innings, allowing 80 hits, five homers and 55 walks. He has 57 strikeouts, a 1.75 GO/AO ratio and a .251 BAA. In his last start, he went four innings, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks. He has had an ERA under 4.00 in three of four months, posting a 7.36 ERA in May.

Short-Season A: Jamestown (22-13) vs Batavia (16-18) 7:05pm
Probable Starter: Isaac Sanchez (1-0, 3.96)
Yesterday’s Result: Jamestown 9, Batavia 7

Isaac Sanchez will make his seventh start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 25 innings, allowing 27 hits, one homer and 11 walks. He has 20 strikeouts, a 2.57 GO/AO ratio and a .278 BAA. In his last start, he went three innings, giving up one earned run on two hits and three walks. He has faced Batavia twice this year, though it was under odd circumstances. He started a game on 6/27 that was suspended due to rain. When they game picked back up 11 days later, Sanchez continued his start and threw five shutout innings.

Rookie:  GCL Pirates (15-13) vs GCL Yankees1 (15-12) 12:00pm
Probable Starter: Adrian Grullon (0-2, 5.93)
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 8, Yankees1 6 in 11 innings

Adrian Grullon will make his fifth start of the season. He has also pitched once in relief. Grullon has thrown a total of 13.2 innings, allowing 15 hits, one homer and six walks. He has 14 strikeouts, a 2.71 GO/AO ratio and a .273 BAA. In his last start, Grullon went two innings, giving up three runs on six hits and a walk. In his first start of the season, he threw four shutout innings, striking out seven batters.

DSL: Pirates1 (25-19) vs Rangers (33-11) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Rangers 8, Pirates1 2

DSL: Pirates2 (24-19) vs Nationals (23-19) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates2 2, Nationals 0

Recent Transactions

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.

7/17  Jared Hughes assigned to Altoona on rehab.

7/14 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.

7/11 Orlando Castro placed on 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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  • CalipariFan506

    Well if game 2 isn’t Cumpton we know Pimentel is the guy for the St. Louis doubleheader on Tuesday.

  • silversalmon586

    Short A game is @ Jamestown, not Batavia tonight…

    • John Dreker

      Thanks for that, didn’t notice the series moved locations for the last game. Bradenton does that sometimes too when they play Ft Myers

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