Minor League Schedule: Taillon’s Last Regular Season Start, McDonald Joins Bradenton

To prospect Jameson Taillon will get his last regular season start tonight for Indianapolis. West Virginia had their game suspended by rain in the fourth inning last night. They will complete that game today prior to the start of the regularly scheduled game. Jamestown had an important win last night. They are the NYPL leader in the Wildcard race, with a one game lead over Lowell and four days left in their season. 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.

Jameson Taillon makes his last regular season start tonight

Jameson Taillon makes his last regular season start tonight

AAA: Indianapolis (80-62) vs Louisville (67-75) 6:05pm
Probable starter: Jameson Taillon (1-2, 3.77)
Yesterday’s Result: Louisville 8, Indianapolis 4

Jameson Taillon will make his sixth start for Indianapolis tonight. He has pitched 31 innings, giving up 27 hits, one homer and 15 walks. Taillon has 31 strikeouts, an 0.63 GO/AO ratio and a .231 BAA. In his last start, he allowed three runs on eight hits and two walks in seven innings. He faced Louisville in his first game with Indianapolis and allowed three runs over five innings. With Altoona this year, he was 4-7, 3.67 in 110.1 innings, with 106 strikeouts.

AA: Altoona (62-78) vs Akron (67-71) 6:00pm
Probable starter: Nate Baker (3-4, 6.30)
Yesterday’s Result: Akron 9, Altoona 0

Nate Baker will get his seventh start of the season. He has also pitched 31 times in relief. As a starter, he is 1-3, 5.67 in 33.1 innings. In his last start, Baker went six innings, allowing six runs, though just two were earned. He started against Akron on August 3rd, going 6.1 innings, with three earned runs on six hits and a walk.

High-A: Bradenton (57-76 overall, 31-34 2nd half) @ Ft Myers (78-56) 12:05pm
Probable starter: James McDonald (NR)
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 3, Ft Myers 2

James McDonald will get his fourth start during his current rehab stint. He has already made nine rehab starts this season and six starts for the Pirates earlier in the year. Since returning, he pitched three times for the GCL Pirates, giving up four runs on five hits and a walk in 5.2 innings. McDonald has thrown a total of 60.2 innings this year.

Low-A: West Virginia (79-58 overall, 42-25 2nd half) @ Lexington (68-67) 1:35pm
Probable starter: Clario Perez (0-2, 4.60)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia was suspended by rain

Clario Perez will make his first start of the season today. He has pitched twenty times in relief, throwing a total of 31.1 innings, with 27 strikeouts and a .220 BAA. He has not allowed a home run this season.

Short-Season A: Jamestown (42-29) @ Williamsport (34-37) 5:05pm
Probable Starter:Buddy Borden (0-0, 0.77)
Yesterday’s Result: Jamestown 8, Williamsport 6

Buddy Borden will make his third pro start tonight. He has also pitched three times in relief since signing as the Pirates seventh round draft pick this year. In his last start, he threw four shutout innings, allowing just one hit. In his other start, he threw three shutout innings, also giving up just one hit.

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

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.

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.

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.

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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