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Minor League Schedule: Creasy Looks to Help West Virginia’s Playoff Chances

The West Virginia Power lost last night, leaving them just a 1/2 game ahead of Hickory for the second playoff spot in the SAL Northern division. Indianapolis has off today. The DSL regular season ends on Saturday. 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.

Joely Rodriguez will make his 25th start tonight

Joely Rodriguez will make his 25th start tonight

AAA: Indianapolis (73-59) @ Rochester (72-59) 7:00pm 8/22
Probable starter: Jameson Taillon (0-1, 4.50)
Yesterday’s Result: Syracuse 3, Indianapolis 2

Indianapolis is off today. When they return to play on Thursday, top prospect Jameson Taillon will be on the mound.

AA: Altoona (58-69) vs Reading (54-74) 7:00pm
Probable starter:  Nate Baker (3-2, 6.11)
Yesterday’s Result: Reading 2, Altoona  0 (game recap)

Nate Baker will make his fifth start of the season. He has also pitched 31 times in relief. As a starter, he is 1-1, 4.84 in 22.1 innings. In his last start, he went five innings, allowing five runs on ten hits and no walks. In his previous start, he issued six walks. Baker is 2-0, 5.40 in 36.2 home innings this season. He had an 8.72 ERA prior to the All-Star break and he has posted a 3.45 ERA since the break.

High-A: Bradenton (51-70 overall, 25-28 2nd half) vs Jupiter (64-62) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Joely Rodriguez (3-3, 2.93)
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 3, Jupiter 1 (game recap)

Joely Rodriguez will make his 11th start for Bradenton tonight. Prior to joining the Marauders, Rodriguez went 5-5, 2.72 in 14 starts for West Virginia. On the year, he has thrown 128 innings, allowing 132 hits, seven homers and 34 walks. He has 92 strikeouts, a 2.18 GO/AO ratio and a .270 BAA. In his last start, he went five innings, allowing four runs on three hits and two walks.

Low-A: West Virginia (72-55 overall, 35-22 2nd half) @ Charleston (68-58) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Jason Creasy (4-4, 2.96)
Yesterday’s Result: Charleston 3, West Virginia 2 in 11 innings

Jason Creasy will make his 12th start of the season tonight. He has also pitched 18 times in relief. As a starter, he is 2-4, 2.68 in 53.2 innings with 48 strikeouts. In his last start, Creasy allowed one run on six hits over six innings, picking up eight strikeouts. He has allowed one run in each of his last three starts. He has a 1.26 GO/AO ratio and a .256 BAA.

Short-Season A: Jamestown (35-22) @ Mahoning Valley (23-34) 7:05pm
Probable Starter: Shane Carle (1-0, 2.12)
Yesterday’s Result: Jamestown 4, Mahoning Valley 2

Shane Carle will make his fourth start of the season. He has also pitched ten times in relief. His last outing was in the starting role five days ago and he threw seven shutout innings. Carle started against Mahoning Valley on 7/3, going four innings and allowing three runs on seven hits and a walk. He has thrown a total of 46.2 innings, giving up 43 hits, two homers and four walks. He has 39 strikeouts, a 1.97 GO/AO ratio and a .244 BAA.

Rookie:  GCL Pirates (26-26) vs GCL Tigers (30-22) 12:00pm
Probable Starter: Wei-Chung Wang (0-3, 3.66)
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 4, Yankees2 0 (game recap)

Wei-Chung Wang will make his 11th start of the season today. He has pitched 39.1 innings, allowing 31 hits, two homers and three walks. He has 32 strikeouts, a 1.20 GO/AO ratio and a .209 BAA. In his last start, Wang went five innings for the first time, giving up two runs on four hits and no walks. All of his starts have come on the road this year, though one is listed as a home start, but that was a make up game that was played on the road with the Pirates batting as the home team. Today’s game is also a road game.

DSL: Pirates1 (38-29) vs Mets2 (42-25) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates1 were rained out

DSL: Pirates2 (43-23) vs Rojos (17-49) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates2 5, Cubs 0

Recent Transactions

8/20 John Kuchno added to West Virginia roster from Jamestown. Francisco Aponte sent to Jamestown.

8/19 James McDonald assigned to GCL Pirates on rehab.

8/19 Travis Snider assigned to Altoona on rehab.

8/19 Wyatt Mathisen assigned to Jamestown on rehab.

8/17 Candon Myles promoted to Jamestown.

8/16 Eric Wood placed on disabled list. Francisco Aponte promoted to West Virginia. Adam Landecker promoted to Jamestown.

8/15 Ali Solis sent to Altoona from Indianapolis.

8/15 John Kuchno sent to Jamestown. Jimmy Rider added to West Virginia roster.

8/15 Tyler Waldron promoted to Altoona. Kirk Singer added to Bradenton roster

8/11 Francisco Aponte activated from Jamestown disabled list.

8/11 Kenn Kasparek activated from Altoona disabled list. Ethan Hollingsworth placed on disabled list.

8/8 Kurt Yacko placed on disabled list.

8/7 Zack Dodson returned to Bradenton roster.

8/6 Zack Dodson promoted to Altoona. Kenn Kasparek placed on disabled list.

8/5 Jameson Taillon promoted to Indianapolis. Ethan Hollingsworth sent to Altoona.

8/3 Vic Black sent to Indianapolis. David Bromberg sent to Altoona

8/3 Robert Andino added to Indianapolis roster. Jeff Larish released

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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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