Minor League Schedule: Taillon Returns To The Mound

For Altoona tonight, Jameson Taillon will get his first start in 13 days, after missing his last start due to a minor neck injury. 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.

Jameson Taillon

Taillon missed his last start due to a neck injury

AAA: Indianapolis (64-48) vs Scranton/WB (54-56) 1:35pm
Probable starter:  Graham Godfrey (7-7, 4.80)
Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 3, Scranton/WB 2

Graham Godfrey will get his 12th start of the season, eighth since joining Indianapolis. He has also pitched 13 times in relief this season, the first nine with Pawtucket. On the year, he has thrown a total of 86.1 innings, giving up 98 hits, 15 homers and 27 walks. Godfrey has 54 strikeouts, an 0.64 GO/AO ratio and a .282 BAA. In his last start, he went five innings, allowing five runs on ten hits and a walk.

AA: Altoona (50-57) vs Binghamton (67-41) 7:00pm
Probable starter:  Jameson Taillon (4-7, 3.76)
Yesterday’s Result: Binghamton 3, Altoona 2

Jameson Taillon will make his 19th start of the season. He has also pitched once in relief, starting the completion of a suspended game. On the year, he has thrown a total of 105.1 innings, allowing 108 hits, eight homers and 36 walks. Taillon has 100 strikeouts, a 1.40 GO/AO ratio and a .259 BAA. In his last start, he went seven innings, giving up three runs on five hits and two walks, while picking up seven strikeouts. His previous outing was his worst of his career. Taillon gave up ten runs on 13 hits over 3.1 innings.

High-A: Bradenton (40-65 overall, 14-23 2nd half) vs Dunedin (50-51) 6:30pm 
Probable starter:  Joely Rodriguez (2-3, 2.01)
Yesterday’s Result:  Dunedin 2, Bradenton 1

Joely Rodriguez will make his 22nd start of the season. With West Virginia this season, he went 5-5, 2.72 in 14 starts. On the season, Rodriguez has thrown a total of 113 innings, allowing 113 hits, five homers and 30 walks. He has 79 strikeouts, a 2.25 GO/AO ratio and a .265 BAA. In his last start, Rodriguez went six scoreless innings for the second straight game. He has allowed three runs or less in all seven starts for Bradenton.

Low-A: West Virginia (59-46 overall, 22-13 2nd half) vs Delmarva (42-63) 7:05pm
Probable starter:  John Kuchno (6-5, 4.20)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 3, Delmarva 2

John Kuchno will make his 18th start of the season tonight. He has also pitched twice in relief. Kuchno has thrown a total of 96.1 innings, allowing 104 hits, five homers and 36 walks. He has 68 strikeouts, a 2.27 GO/AO ratio and a .283 BAA. In his last start, he went six innings, giving up one run on five hits and no walks. In his last three starts combined, Kuchno has allowed two runs over 19 innings. He faced Delmarva in back-to-back starts in early June, allowing two runs over 5.2 innings the first time, followed by one run over five innings.

Short-Season A: Jamestown (26-14) vs Staten Island (17-24) 7:05pm
Probable Starter:  Dovydas Neverauskas (3-2, 3.21)
Yesterday’s Result: Jamestown 5, Staten Island 3

Dovydas Neverauskas will make his ninth start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 33.2 innings, allowing 27 hits, three homers and nine walks. He has 20 strikeouts, a 1.14 GO/AO ratio and a .221 BAA. In his last start, Neverauskas went four innings, giving up three runs(two earned) on three hits and two walks. He tied his season high with four strikeouts that game.

Rookie:  GCL Pirates (17-17) vs GCL Astros (16-16) 12:00pm
Probable Starter: Jonathan Sandfort (2-0, 4.00)
Yesterday’s Result: Phillies 9, Pirates 5

Jonathan Sandfort will get his fifth start today. He has also pitched once in relief. Sandfort has pitched a total of 18 innings, allowing 15 hits, three homers and three walks. He has 18 strikeouts, a 1.62 GO/AO ratio and a .224 BAA. In his last start, he gave up four runs on six hits over two innings.

DSL: Pirates1 (28-22) vs Angels (24-26) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates1 7, Marlins 0

DSL: Pirates2 (28-20) vs Yankees1 (26-21) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result:  Pirates2 7, Mets1 0

Recent Transactions

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

7/29 Gift Ngoepe activated from Temporary Inactive List and added to Bradenton roster.

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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