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Minor League Schedule: Dickson and Jamestown Go For Wildcard Spot Tonight

The minor league season is done for all but three of the Pittsburgh Pirates affiliates. Indianapolis and West Virginia will each start their playoffs on Wednesday, while Jamestown still has two regular season games left and a chance to win the NYPL Wildcard spot. They have a one game lead on Lowell and can clinch a spot tonight. 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. Three links on the Dominican Summer League season recap can be found here.

Tyler Glasnow looks to lead West Virginia over Hagerstown in the playoffs. (Photo Credit: Tom Bragg)

Tyler Glasnow looks to lead West Virginia over Hagerstown in the playoffs. (Photo Credit: Tom Bragg)

AAA: Indianapolis (80-64) @ Durham (87-57) 7:05pm  9/4
Probable starter: TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Louisville 7, Indianapolis 5

Indianapolis will begin their playoffs on Wednesday in Durham. It is a best of five series, with the first two games played in Durham. During the regular season, the two teams met eight times, with Durham winning five times. They have not played each other since mid-June. Indianapolis had the best record in the league on June 25th, going 53-27 in their first 80 games. In their last 64 games, they were 27-37 and they finished with the third best record in the league.

AA: Altoona (63-79)
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 8, Akron 4, Altoona 2 in 11 innings (game recap)

The Altoona Curve season is over. They finished in last place in their division, 14 games out of first place.  Justin Howard led the team with a .314 BA. Jarek Cunningham led with 19 homers and Alex Dickerson was the leader with 68 RBI’s. Adalberto Santos topped the team with 21 steals and 62 runs scored. On the pitching side, Casey Sadler led with 11 wins. Nick Kingham had the best ERA at 2.70 in 73.1 innings. David Bromberg led with 136 innings pitched and 127 strikeouts. Luis Sanz was first with 16 saves.

High-A: Bradenton (57-77 overall, 31-35 2nd half)
Yesterday’s Result: Ft Myers 3, Bradenton 2 in 10 innings

The Bradenton Marauders season is over. They finished seven games back for the second half title and 21.5 games back in the overall standings. Alen Hanson led the team with a .281 batting average among regulars. Willy Garcia led the team with 16 homers and 60 RBI’s. Benji Gonzalez led with 27 steals. Hanson and Gregory Polanco each had 24 stolen bases. Nick Kingham and Zack Dodson led with six wins among pitchers. Adrian Sampson led with 85 strikeouts and 140 innings pitched.

Low-A: West Virginia (81-58 overall, 44-25 2nd half)  vs Hagerstown (80-57) 7:05pm 9/4
Probable starter: Tyler Glasnow (9-3, 2.18)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 5, Lexington 3

West Virginia will begin their playoffs on Wednesday at home against Hagerstown. They will play a best-of-three series, with the last two games played in Hagerstown. During the regular season, the two teams met 13 times, with Hagerstown winning eight times. The last time the two teams met was during the first week of July and Hagerstown swept a three game series.

Short-Season A: Jamestown (42-31) vs State College (47-26) 6:05pm
Probable Starter: Cody Dickson (2-0, 2.60)
Yesterday’s Result: State College 6, Jamestown 4 in 11 innings

Cody Dickson will get his 14th start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 52 innings, allowing 41 hits, three homers and 23 walks. He has 54 strikeouts, an 0.90 GO/AO ratio and a .222 BAA. In his last start, he went five shutout innings, giving up four hits and two walks, while picking up five strikeouts. In six of his last seven starts, he has thrown a total of 29 innings without giving up an earned run. Dickson is the team leader in strikeouts.

Rookie:  GCL Pirates (32-27)
Yesterday’s Result: Season Complete

DSL: Pirates1 (40-31)
Yesterday’s Result: Season Complete

DSL: Pirates2 (46-26)  
Yesterday’s Result: Season Complete

Recent Transactions

9/2 Alex Dickerson promoted to Indianapolis.

9/1 Jerry Mulderig added to Jamestown roster. Kurt Yacko assigned to GCL roster.

8/31 Gregory Polanco promoted to Indianapolis.

8/31 Devin Ivany assigned to Bradenton. Dan Cevette assigned to Altoona.

8/30 Reese McGuire and Austin Meadows promoted to Jamestown. Wyatt Mathisen and Justin Maffei assigned to GCL roster.

8/30 Casey Sadler promoted to Indianapolis.

8/28 Carlos Paulino promoted to Indianapolis.

8/28 Eric Wood activated from disabled list.

8/28 Oderman Rocha assigned to Jamestown.

8/27 Joely Rodriguez placed on disabled list. Zack Von Rosenberg activated from disabled list.

8/24 Wyatt Mathisen activated from disabled list and added to Jamestown roster.

8/24 Kurt Yacko activated from disabled list. Kevin Kleis and David Valesente placed on disabled list

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. Jeff Roy 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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