Minor League Schedule: Taillon Expected To Make Indianapolis Debut Tonight

Indianapolis hasn’t yet announced a starter for Monday’s game, but it will likely be the AAA debut of top prospect Jameson Taillon. It was recently announced that he would be added to the Indianapolis roster today and it is also his scheduled day to pitch. Bradenton was rained out yesterday for the second day in a row. They will make up one of the games today as part of a doubleheader, while the other game has been canceled. Jamestown and Altoona have off today. The GCL Pirates and both DSL affiliates were off yesterday. 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 is a step closer to the majors

AAA: Indianapolis (66-51) vs Louisville (58-59) 7:05pm
Probable starter:  Jameson Taillon (NR)
Yesterday’s Result: Louisville 7, Indianapolis 0

Jameson Taillon will likely make his AAA debut tonight. With Altoona this season, he was 4-7, 3.67 in 20 games. In 110.1 innings, he gave up 112 hits, eight homers and 36 walks. He had 106 strikeouts, a 1.38 GO/AO ratio and a .257 BAA. In his final AA start, Taillon went five innings, allowing one run on four hits, no walks and he struck out six batters.

AA: Altoona (53-59) @ Binghamton (69-43) 5:35pm DH 8/6
Probable starter: TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Akron 5, Altoona 4

Altoona has off today. When they resume play on Tuesday, they make take on Binghamton for four games over three days before returning home for a six game homestand. Altoona is in last place in their division, though they trail the leader by just 6.5 games.

High-A: Bradenton (41-68 overall, 15-26 2nd half) @ Daytona (57-45) 5:05pm  DH
Probable starter: Robby Rowland (3-10, 5.42) and Adrian Sampson (4-5, 5.53)
Yesterday’s Result:  Bradenton was rained out yesterday

Robby Rowland will get his 20th start of the season tonight. He has also pitched twice in relief. Rowland has pitched a total of 98 innings, giving up 106 hits, ten homers and 40 walks. He has 49 strikeouts, a 1.34 GO/AO ratio and a .277 BAA. In his last start, he gave up six runs on seven hits over 4.1 innings. Rowland has allowed four or more runs in eight of his last ten starts. Adrian Sampson will get the start in game two today. He has had impressive back-to-back outings in his last two starts. On 7/25, he went seven innings, giving up two runs, while striking out seven batters. On Tuesday this 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 (65-47 overall, 28-14 2nd half) @ Delmarva (44-65) 7:05pm
Probable starter: John Kuchno (6-5, 4.26)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 5, Lakewood 4

John Kuchno will make his 19th start of the season tonight. He has also pitched twice in relief. Kuchno has thrown a total of 101.1 innings, allowing 109 hits, five homers and 37 walks. He has 71 strikeouts, a 2.34 GO/AO ratio and a .279 BAA. In his last start, which came against Delmarva, he went five innings, giving up three runs on five hits and a walk. Kuchno also faced Delmarva twice in early June, allowing two runs over five innings in the first game, followed by one run on two hits in five innings the second game.

Short-Season A: Jamestown (28-18) @ Vermont (23-24) 7:05pm 8/6
Probable Starter: TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Jamestown 9, Brooklyn 5

Jamestown has off today. The NYPL All-Star rosters have been announced and seven Jamestown players are on the National League roster.

Rookie:  GCL Pirates (18-20) vs GCL Tigers (23-13) 12:00pm
Probable Starter: Neil Kozikowski (0-0, 3.60)
Yesterday’s Result:  Pirates were off yesterday

The GCL Pirates had off yesterday. They will resume play today against the Tigers for a two game series. The Tigers are in first place in their division and have the second best record in the GCL. The Pirates are in second place in their division, a half game behind the Yankees1. Neil Kozikowski gets his third career start today. In his pro debut, he went two innings, allowing three runs(one earned) on four hits, with no walks or strikeouts. Last week, he went three innings, allowing one run on two hits, no walks and four strikeouts.

DSL: Pirates1 (30-24) vs Mets2 (32-22) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates1 were off yesterday

DSL: Pirates2 (30-23) vs Rojos (12-42) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates2 were off yesterday

Recent Transactions

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.

7/20 Dan Cervette assigned to Bradenton roster. Andy Otamendi sent to GCL Pirates.

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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