Heredia has struggled against Hickory this year(Photo Credit: Nick Scala)

Minor League Schedule: Heredia Faces Familiar Foes Tonight

In Lakewood tonight, Luis Heredia will make his eighth start of the season and it will be the fourth time he faces the Lakewood BlueClaws. 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.

Heredia has pitched well against Lakewood this season (Photo Credit: Nick Scala)

Heredia has pitched well against Lakewood this season (Photo Credit: Nick Scala)

AAA: Indianapolis (67-53) vs Toledo (52-68) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Graham Godfrey (8-7, 4.48)
Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 9, Louisville 1

Graham Godfrey will make his ninth start for Indianapolis tonight. He has pitched four times in relief for Indy, plus made four starts and nine relief appearances for Pawtucket earlier in the year. Between both stops, he has thrown 92.1 innings, allowing 102 hits, 15 homers and 28 walks. He has 55 strikeouts, an 0.61 GO/AO ratio and a .276 BAA. In his last start, Godfrey threw six shutout innings, allowing four hits and one walk and he struck out one batter.

AA: Altoona (54-61) @ Binghamton (71-44) 6:35pm
Probable starter: David Bromberg (5-8, 3.71)
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 5, Binghamton 4

David Bromberg will make his 17th start for Altoona tonight. He has also pitched five times in relief and is coming off two starts for Indianapolis. In AAA, he went 1-1, 3.38 in 10.2 innings. For Altoona, Bromberg has thrown 104.1 innings, allowing 97 hits, five homers and 42 walks. He has 100 strikeouts, an 0.94 GO/AO ratio and a .251 BAA.

High-A: Bradenton (42-68 overall, 16-26 2nd half) vs St Lucie (60-48) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Adrian Sampson (4-6, 5.53)
Yesterday’s Result:  Bradenton 8, St Lucie 5

Adrian Sampson will make his 21st start of the season. He has also pitched once in relief. He has had impressive back-to-back outings in his last two starts. On 7/25, Sampson went seven innings, giving up two runs, while striking out seven batters. On Tuesday last week, he followed that up with one run over seven innings. In his last 58 innings(ten starts), Sampson had given up only five walks while striking out 41 batters.

Low-A: West Virginia (66-49 overall, 29-16 2nd half) @ Lakewood (45-68) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Luis Heredia (3-3, 4.08)
Yesterday’s Result: Delmarva 7, West Virginia 1

Luis Heredia will get his eighth start of the season. He has also pitched once in relief, the completion of a suspended game. He has pitched a total of 35.1 innings, allowing 28 hits, four homers and 25 walks. Heredia has 27 strikeouts, an 0.51 GO/AO ratio and a .224 BAA. In his last start, which was against Lakewood, he went five innings, allowing one run on three hits, though he walked five batters. Today’s game will be his fourth start against Lakewood. Heredia has a 2.27 ERA in his seven starts and has given up the same amount of runs(eight) as he did in his 3.1 innings in relief.

Short-Season A: Jamestown (30-18) @ Vermont (24-26) 7:05pm
Probable Starter: Chad Kuhl (1-3, 2.84)
Yesterday’s Result: Vermont 3, Jamestown 1

Chad Kuhl will make his eighth start. He has thrown 25.1 innings, giving up 26 hits, no homers and five walks. Kuhl has 18 strikeouts, a 1.00 GO/AO ratio and a .255 BAA. In his last start, he went 3.1 innings, allowing seven runs on nine hits and two walks. In his first six starts combined, Kuhl had allowed six runs. It was also his first start with more than one walk and his only start without a strikeout. He is holding lefties to a .204 average.

Rookie:  GCL Pirates (20-21) vs GCL Braves (18-22) 12:00pm
Probable Starter: Billy Roth (0-1, 1.80)
Yesterday’s Result: Braves 4, Pirates 3

Billy Roth will make his third pro start today. He threw two no-hit, shutout innings in his debut, allowing two walks and he didn’t record a strikeout. In his second start, Roth went three innings, giving up one run on three hits, no walks and he had four strikeouts.

DSL: Pirates1 (31-26) vs Rockies (27-29) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates1 5, Rockies 2

DSL: Pirates2 (32-23) vs Orioles2 (26-31) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates2 3, Orioles2 2

Recent Transactions

8/6 Zack Dodson promoted to Altoona.

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.

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.

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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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