Zack Dodson threw seven no hit innings.

Minor League Schedule: Dodson Returns To Bradenton

The West Virginia Power have won three straight games, giving them a 3.5 game lead in their division for the second half title. They have 22 games left on their schedule. Indianapolis has a nine game lead in their division with 21 games left in their season. The GCL Pirates and both DSL affiliates are off 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.

Dodson made a spot start for Altoona earlier this week

Dodson made a spot start for Altoona earlier this week

AAA: Indianapolis (69-54) vs Toledo (53-70) 6:00pm
Probable starter:  Brandon Cumpton (4-7, 3.65)
Yesterday’s Result: Toledo 5, Indianapolis 4 in 10 innings

Brandon Cumpton will make his 16th start for Indianapolis. This season, he has also made two starts for Altoona, four for the Pirates and two relief appearances for Indianapolis. In AAA, he has thrown a total of 98.2 innings, giving up 92 hits, six homers and 35 walks. Cumpton has 75 strikeouts, a 2.80 GO/AO ratio and a .251 BAA. He went six innings in his last start, allowing two runs on two hits and three walks.

AA: Altoona (55-63) vs Harrisburg (64-56) 6:00pm
Probable starter:  Eliecer Navarro (3-5, 4.50)
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 5, Harrisburg 4 (Game story)

Eliecer Navarro will make his 11th start for Altoona tonight. Prior to joining the Curve, he made 11 starts and two relief appearances for Bradenton. With the Marauders, he went 1-9, 2.86 in 69.1 innings. On the season, he has pitched a total of 123.1 innings, allowing 112 hits, 11 homers and 35 walks. Navarro had 97 strikeouts, an 0.73 GO/AO ratio and a .235 BAA. In his last start, he went three innings, allowing four runs on three hits and three walks.

High-A: Bradenton (44-68 overall, 18-26 2nd half) @ Charlotte (54-57) 5:30pm
Probable starter: Zack Dodson (4-8, 5.05)
Yesterday’s Result:  Bradenton 8, Charlotte 5

Zack Dodson will make his 18th appearance for Bradenton tonight. His last start was for Altoona, a spot start on Tuesday in which he went four innings, giving up six runs on eight hits and four walks. With Bradenton, Dodson pitched a total of 87.1 innings, giving up 97 hits, ten homers and 31 walks. He has 39 strikeouts, a 1.19 GO/AO ratio and a .275 BAA.

Low-A: West Virginia (69-49 overall, 32-16 2nd half) @ Lakewood (45-71) 5:05pm
Probable starter:  Kyle Haynes (1-2, 2.30)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 5, Lakewood 2 (Game story)

Kyle Haynes will get his fifth start of the season. He has pitched 33 times in relief. As a starter, he has thrown 15.2 innings, allowing seven hits, 11 walks and he has picked up 23 strikeouts. In his last start, he gave up two runs on two hits and four walks in five innings. His previous start was against today’s opponent, Lakewood. Haynes threw four shutout innings, giving up two hits and three walks, striking out five batters. In 58.2 innings, he has allowed just one homer.

Short-Season A: Jamestown (32-19) @ Tri-City (31-22) 5:00pm
Probable Starter:  Dovydas Neverauskas (3-2, 3.10)
Yesterday’s Result: Jamestown 3, Tri-City 2

Dovydas Neverauskas will make his 11th start of the season tonight. He has pitched 40.2 innings, giving up 34 hits, four homers and 11 walks. Neverauskas has 26 strikeouts, a 1.25 GO/AO ratio and a .230 BAA. In his last start, he allowed two runs over four innings. In his previous start, he threw three shutout innings. On the road this season, Neverauskas is 1-1, 3.42 in six starts.

Rookie:  GCL Pirates (22-22) vs GCL Blue Jays (18-25) 12:00pm 8/12
Probable Starter: TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 5, Yankees1 2

The GCL Pirates are off today. They are currently in first place in their division with a one game lead over Yankees1 and 16 games to go on the schedule.

DSL: Pirates1 (32-28) vs Phillies (33-27) 10:30am 8/12
Yesterday’s Result: Rangers 5, Pirates1 4 in 10 innings

DSL: Pirates2 (34-23) vs Cardinals (32-27) 10:30am 8/12
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates2 3, Nationals 1

Recent Transactions

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

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.

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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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