Minor League Schedule: Pimentel and Kuchno Coming Off Shutout Performances

For Indianapolis today, Stolmy Pimentel will get the start, coming off his best outing of the season. Bradenton was rained out yesterday. They will make the game up as part of a doubleheader 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.

Stolmy Pimentel threw eight shutout innings his last time out Photo Credit: Mark Olson

Stolmy Pimentel threw eight shutout innings his last time out Photo Credit: Mark Olson

AAA: Indianapolis (61-39) @ Gwinnett (42-57) 7:05pm
Probable starter:  Stolmy Pimentel (2-1, 2.77)
Yesterday’s Result: Gwinnett 10, Indianapolis 3

Stolmy Pimentel will make his 20th start of the season tonight, his seventh since joining Indianapolis. With Altoona, he was 4-3, 3.61 in 77.1 innings. Between both stops, he has thrown 116.1 innings, allowing 101 hits, 11 homers and 46 walks. Pimentel has 91 strikeouts, a 1.18 GO/AO ratio and a .233 BAA. In his last start, he threw eight shutout innings, giving up just two hits and one walk, with five strikeouts.

AA: Altoona (44-53) vs Erie (49-47) 7:00pm
Probable starter: David Bromberg (5-8, 3.64)
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 6, Erie 3

David Bromberg will make his 15th start of the season tonight. He has also pitched five times in relief. As a starter, he has thrown 81.2 innings, posting a 3.42 ERA, with 76 strikeouts and a .247 BAA. In his last start, he gave up three runs on six hits and two walks in seven innings. He faced Erie in his previous outing, allowing five runs on seven hits and a walk in 6.2 innings. He has a total of 93 strikeouts in 96.1 innings this season.

High-A: Bradenton (33-60 overall, 7-18 2nd half) vs Clearwater (46-44) 5:00pm DH
Probable starter:  Robby Rowland (3-7, 4.91) and TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton was rained out

Robby Rowland will make his 17th start of the season today. He has also pitched twice in relief. Rowland has pitched a total of 84.1 innings, allowing 85 hits, eight homers and 37 walks. He has 41 strikeouts, a 1.40 GO/AO ratio and a .265 BAA. In his last start, he allowed five runs on six hits and four walks in 4.1 innings. At home, Rowland is 1-3, 3.98 in 31.2 innings. He is holding right-handed batters to a .194 BAA, while lefties are hitting a robust .376 against him.

Low-A: West Virginia (51-44 overall, 14-11 2nd half) vs Savannah (52-40) 7:05pm
Probable starter: John Kuchno (4-4, 4.65)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 5, Savannah 3

John Kuchno will get his 15th start of the season tonight. He has also pitched twice in relief. Kuchno has thrown a total of 79.1 innings, allowing 88 hits, four homers and 31 walks. He has 55 strikeouts, a 2.21 GO/AO ratio and a .288 BAA. In his last start, he threw seven shutout innings, giving up four hits, one walk and he struck out four batters. Kuchno has a 6.10 ERA in 38.1 innings at home this year. On the road, his ERA is 3.29 in 41 innings.

Short-Season A: Jamestown (18-12) vs Connecticut (12-18) 7:05pm
Probable Starter: Isaac Sanchez (1-0, 4.09)
Yesterday’s Result: Jamestown 10, Connecticut 0

Isaac Sanchez will make his sixth start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 22 innings, allowing 25 hits, one homer and eight walks. He has 20 strikeouts, a 2.23 GO/AO ratio and a .287 BAA. Sanchez started off strong this year, allowing one run in his first eight innings(two starts), but since then he has allowed nine runs in 15 innings.

Rookie:  GCL Pirates (12-11) vs GCL Tigers (14-8) 12:00pm
Probable Starter: Blake Taylor (0-0, 0.00)
Yesterday’s Result: Yankees2 7, Pirates 0

Blake Taylor will make the second start of his pro career today. The 2nd round draft pick in this year’s draft, went two innings in his pro debut last Saturday. He didn’t allow a hit or walk and he struck out two batters.

DSL: Pirates1 (24-16) vs Mets2 (21-19) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates1 5, Mets2 0

DSL: Pirates2 (20-19) vs Rojos (11-29) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates2 10, Rojos 4

Recent Transactions

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.

7/10 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.

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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  • meatygettingsaucy

    I will be in Jamestown tonight, looking forward to seeing all the lower guys.