Minor League Schedule: Kingham, Pimentel and Holmes All Set For Tonight

Some big names on the schedule today as Nick Kingham, Clay Holmes and Stolmy Pimentel all take the hill tonight. Altoona had the day 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.

Nick Kingham pitched well in his last outing after a rough start

Nick Kingham pitched well in his last outing after a rough start

AAA: Indianapolis (63-48) vs Scranton/WB (54-55) 7:05pm
Probable starter:  Stolmy Pimentel (2-3, 2.60)
Yesterday’s Result: Syracuse 9, Indianapolis 8

Stolmy Pimentel will make his 22nd start of the season, ninth with Indianapolis. He has pitched a total of 129.1 innings this season, allowing 112 hits, 12 homers and 48 walks. He has 101 strikeouts, a 1.18 GO/AO ratio and a .232 BAA. In his last start, Pimentel went six innings, giving up one run on six hits and no walks. Each of his last five starts have come on the road. He has struck out a high of seven batters with Indianapolis, accomplishing that feat three times.

AA: Altoona (50-56) vs Binghamton (66-41) 7:00pm
Probable starter:  Nick Kingham (3-2, 2.89)
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona was off yesterday

Nick Kingham will get his 20th start of the season tonight. He has also pitched twice in relief. With Bradenton prior to joining Altoona, he was 6-3, 3.09 in 13 starts, striking out a league leading(at the time) 75 batters in 70 innings. He has thrown 43.2 innings for Altoona, giving up 36 hits, one homer and 14 walks. Kingham has 35 strikeouts and a .225 BAA. In his last start, which was covered here, he went 5.2 innings, allowing two runs on three hits and three walks.

High-A: Bradenton (40-64 overall, 14-22 2nd half) vs Dunedin (50-50) 6:30pm 
Probable starter: Adrian Sampson (4-6, 5.81)
Yesterday’s Result:  Dunedin 6, Bradenton 4

Adrian Sampson will make his 20th start of the season tonight. He has also pitched once in relief. Sampson has thrown a total of 105.1 innings, allowing 143 hits, 17 homers and 16 walks. He has 66 strikeouts, a 1.12 GO/AO ratio and a .326 BAA. He has allowed more hits and homers than any other pitcher in the Pirates system. In his last start, Sampson went seven innings, giving up two runs on seven hits and no walks, while striking out seven batters.

Low-A: West Virginia (58-46 overall, 21-13 2nd half) vs Delmarva (42-62) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Clay Holmes (3-5, 4.48)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 9, Delmarva 3

Clay Holmes will make his 20th start of the season. He has also pitched once in relief. On the year, he has pitched 92.1 innings, allowing 84 hits, five homers and 56 walks. He has 67 strikeouts, a 1.75 GO/AO ratio and a .246 BAA. In his last start, he went six innings, giving up one run on four hits and a walk, while striking out a career high ten batters. Holmes has not allowed a home run in his last seven outings. He has a 3.42 ERA in his last ten games.

Short-Season A: Jamestown (25-14) vs Staten Island (17-23) 7:05pm
Probable Starter: Isaac Sanchez (1-0, 3.72)
Yesterday’s Result: Jamestown 8, Auburn 4

Isaac Sanchez will make his eighth start of the season tonight. He has pitched 29 innings, allowing 28 hits, two homers and 12 walks. Sanchez has 22 strikeouts, an impressive 2.69 GO/AO ratio and a .257 BAA. In his last start, he went four innings, giving up two runs(one earned) on one hit and one walk. At home, he is 0-0, 3.75 in four starts.

Rookie:  GCL Pirates (17-16) vs GCL Phillies (11-18) 12:00pm
Probable Starter: Neil Kozikowski (0-0, 4.50)
Yesterday’s Result: Phillies 8, Pirates 3

Neil Kozikowski will make his second pro start today. In his debut last Tuesday, he went two innings, allowing three runs(one earned) on four hits. He didn’t walk or strikeout a batter. The eighth round draft this year signed for $425,000, well over his slot amount.

DSL: Pirates1 (27-22) vs Marlins (17-32) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Marlins 6, Pirates1 3

DSL: Pirates2 (27-20) vs Mets1 (18-30) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result:  Pirates2 8, Mets1 3

Recent Transactions

7/29 Justin Maffei promoted to Jamestown. Henrry Rosario moved from DSL to GCL.

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.

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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