Minor League Schedule: Dovydas Neverauskas Has Pitched Well in May

Five games on the schedule tonight, including a doubleheader for Altoona. Check out the Prospect Watch from last night. For a look at possible starters down the line, check out our Probable Starter Chart. All minor league transactions over the last month can be found at the bottom of the page. Click the link on each pitcher’s name for more information.     

Neverauskas threw five shutout innings in his last outing (photo credit: Robin Black)

Neverauskas threw five shutout innings in his last outing (photo credit: Robin Black)

 

AAA: Indianapolis (28-19) @ Charlotte (15-31) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Jake Brigham (1-2, 3.53)
Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 15, Charlotte 6

Jake Brigham will make his eighth start of the season tonight. He has also pitched once in relief. He has thrown a total of 43.1 innings, allowing 38 hits, two homers and 16 walks. Brigham has 45 strikeouts, an 0.84 GO/AO ratio and a .232 BAA. In his last start, he went six innings, giving up three runs on eight hits and three walks. His previous outing was three shutout innings in relief. Brigham has a 2.61 road ERA.

AA: Altoona (19-27) @ Erie (18-27) 4:35pm DH
Probable starter: Joely Rodriguez (1-4, 4.73) and Tyler Sample (3-2, 4.76)
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 11, Akron 6

Joely Rodriguez will make his ninth start today. He has thrown a total of 40 innings, allowing 46 hits, three homers and 13 walks. Rodriguez has 19 strikeouts, a 1.88 GO/AO ratio and a .289 BAA. In his last start, he gave up two runs on three hits and three walks in 5.2 innings. Rodriguez struck out a season-high seven batters in the prior outing. He gave up five runs over five innings to Erie on May 1st. Tyler Sample will make the other start today. He has started five times and pitched in relief three times. Sample has thrown a total of 28.1 innings, allowing 28 hits, one homer and 23 walks. He has 24 strikeouts, an 0.87 GO/AO ratio and a .269 BAA. In his last start, he recorded just one out before being pulled, giving up three runs on two hits and three walks. Sample has pitched twice in relief since then, surrendering seven runs in seven innings.

High-A: Bradenton (23-25) @ Charlotte (24-23) 6:00pm
Probable starter: John Kuchno (3-3, 3.95)
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 9, Daytona 2

John Kuchno will make his tenth start of the season tonight. He has thrown 41 innings, allowing 41 hits, no homers and 24 walks. Kuchno has 22 strikeouts, a 3.00 GO/AO ratio and a .265 BAA. In his last start, he went 5.1 innings, giving up two runs on eight hits and three walks. Kuchno has a 3.24 ERA at home and 4.44 ERA on the road. He had a 4.64 ERA in five April starts and 3.20 in four May outings.

Low-A: West Virginia (16-31) vs Lakewood (18-27) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Dovydas Neverauskas (3-1, 4.25)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 8, Lakewood 6

Dovydas Neverauskas will make his ninth start of the season tonight. He has pitched 36 innings, giving up 44 hits, three homers and 17 walks. He has 25 strikeouts, an 0.87 GO/AO ratio and a .312 BAA. Neverauskas had one real poor outing in which he gave up seven runs on 11 hits against Hagerstown on April 26th. In each of his other eight starts, he has given up three runs or less, including five shutout innings in his last game. Neverauskas had a 5.59 ERA in April and his ERA sits at 3.32 in May.

Recent Transactions

5/23: Josh Wall assigned to Indianapolis roster.

5/22: Edwin Espinal activated from disabled list. Candon Myles placed on disabled list.

5/21: Andy Otamendi added to Bradenton roster. Orlando Castro assigned to Jamestown.

5/20: Omir Santos placed on disabled list. Ralph Henriquez assigned to Indianapolis.

5/19: Jared LaKind added to West Virginia roster. Will Kendall placed on disabled list.

5/19: Brandon Cumpton reassigned to Indianapolis. Ralph Henriquez sent from Indianapolis to Altoona

5/18: West Virginia sends Kawika Emsley-Pai to Altoona. Francisco Diaz added off Jamestown roster.

5/18: Ralph Henriquez sent from Altoona to Indianapolis.

5/16: Edwin Espinal placed on disabled list. Adam Landecker added to West Virginia roster.

5/16: Jaff Decker sent from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis. Cody Eppley transferred to Jamestown roster.

5/13: Activated Zack Dodson from disabled list. Ryan Beckman transferred to Jamestown roster.

5/12: Signed Nathan Sopena.

5/12: Released Christian Santiago, Arquimedes Lorenzo, Ramon Rodriguez and Marcus Beltrez.

5/9: Miguel Rosario added to West Virginia roster. Jerry Mulderig assigned to Jamestown roster.

5/9: Kenn Kasparek assigned to Jamestown roster.

5/8: Harold Ramirez activated from disabled list. Michael Fransoso assigned to Jamestown roster.

5/8: Matt Curry activated from disabled list and assigned to Altoona.

5/7: Andrew Lambo placed on disabled list.

5/6: Jeff Locke assigned to Indianapolis. Phil Irwin promoted to majors.

5/6: Vance Worley added to Indianapolis roster.

5/5: Duke Welker placed on disabled list. Adalberto Santos assigned to Indianapolis roster.

5/5: Jeff Locke promoted to Pirates. Casey Sadler assigned to Indianapolis.

5/4: Jose Osuna placed on disabled list. D.J. Crumlich added to Bradenton roster.

5/4: Kenn Kasparek promoted to Indianapolis.

5/3: Cody Eppley assigned in Indianapolis roster.

5/3: Reese McGuire activated from disabled list. Francisco Diaz assigned to Jamestown roster.

5/2: Benji Gonzalez traded to San Diego Padres.

5/2: Kenn Kasparek activated from Altoona disabled list. Carlos Paulino placed on disabled list.

5/2: Jordan Steranka placed on disabled list. Taylor Lewis added to Bradenton roster.

5/1: Robert Andino activated from Indianapolis disabled list. Adalberto Santos assigned to Jamestown roster.

5/1: Wandy Rodriguez assigned to Altoona roster on rehab.

4/30 Elvis Escobar added to West Virginia roster. Adam Landecker assigned to Jamestown roster.

4/29: Cody Eppley transferred to Jamestown roster.

4/29: Ralph Henriquez added to Altoona roster.

4/27: Reese McGuire placed on disabled list. Kawika Emsley-Pai added to West Virginia roster.

4/27: Casey Sadler promoted to majors. Jared Hughes sent to Indianapolis.

4/27: Tyler Waldron promoted to Indianapolis.

4/27 Omir Santos added to Indianapolis roster.

4/27: Josh Smith assigned to Bradenton roster. Oderman Rocha sent to Extended Spring Training.

4/26: Bryton Trepagnier assigned to Bradenton roster. Andy Otamendi sent to Extended Spring Training.

4/26: Brandon Mann added to Altoona roster. Kenn Kasparek placed on disabled list.

4/25: Tyler Glasnow added to Bradenton roster. Andy Otamendi assigned to Extended Spring Training.

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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  • Andrew Grigsby

    Sure would like to see John Kuchno make a start where he isn’t walking 4 guys, young man has good stuff but allows a lot of runner’s. Hopefully he can get a W tonight, hasn’t had a win since April 27.