Minor League Schedule: Jeff Locke Returns to Indianapolis

For Indianapolis today, Jeff Locke makes his first start since getting a spot start for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday. Bradenton is off today. The other three teams all have afternoon start times. 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.

Locke returns after making a spot start for the Pirates

Locke returns after making a spot start for the Pirates

AAA: Indianapolis (19-16) vs Norfolk (13-22) 1:35pm
Probable starter: Jeff Locke (0-1, 5.68)
Yesterday’s Result: Norfolk 3, Indianapolis 2 in 12 innings

Jeff Locke will make his fifth start for Indianapolis today. He made a spot start for the Pirates earlier in the week. In that game, Locke allowed six runs on eight hits over 5.1 innings. He also made one start for Bradenton earlier in the year, striking out ten batters in that outing. For Indianapolis, Locke has thrown 19 innings, giving up 24 hits, four homers and five walks. He has 17 strikeouts, a 1.67 GO/AO ratio and a .300 BAA.

AA: Altoona (13-21) @ Akron (23-12) 2:05pm
Probable starter: A.J. Morris (2-0, 1.11)
Yesterday’s Result: Akron 2, Altoona 0

A.J. Morris will make his fourth start of the season today. He has also pitched five times in relief. Morris has thrown a total of 24.1 innings, allowing 12 hits, one homer and nine walks. He has 15 strikeouts, a 1.71 GO/AO ratio and a .145 BAA. In his last start, Morris threw six shutout innings. In his last six appearances combined(two starts), he has thrown a total of 18.2 scoreless innings. Right-handed batters are hitting .070 against him this season.

High-A: Bradenton (18-18) vs Lakeland (23-12) 6:30pm 5/12
Probable starter: Chad Kuhl (3-3, 5.24)
Yesterday’s Result: Charlotte 4, Bradenton 1

Bradenton is off today. When they resume play on Monday, Chad Kuhl will make his eighth start of the season. The Marauders are tied for third place in their division, three games behind St Lucie.This is the first meeting of the season between Bradenton and Lakeland. They begin a four game series on Monday, then meet again in Lakeland for another four game series in July.

Low-A: West Virginia (11-23) @ Greenville (18-14) 4:05pm
Probable starter: Cody Dickson (2-4, 4.30)
Yesterday’s Result: Greenville 6, West Virginia 5

Cody Dickson will make his seventh start of the season this afternoon. He has thrown 29.1 innings, giving up 35 hits, three homers and nine walks. He has 21 strikeouts, an 0.94 GO/AO ratio and a .302 BAA. Dickson went five innings in his last start, giving up one run on four hits and two walks. He struck out seven batters in his first start of the year and hasn’t had more than three strikeouts in a start since then. In three road starts, Dickson has a 1.80 ERA. All three road games were day games.

Recent Transactions

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.

4/24: Oderman Rocha and Andy Otamendi assigned to Bradenton. Bryton Trepagnier and Josh Smith assigned to Extended Spring Training

4/23: Tyler Waldron promoted to Altoona. Brandon Mann sent to Bradenton.

4/22: Zack Dodson placed on DL. Kenn Kasparek added to Altoona roster.

4/22: Brent Morel placed on Bereavement List. Cody Eppley added to Indianapolis roster.

4/21: Jared Hughes recalled to majors. Jay Jackson added to Indianapolis roster.

4/20: Carlos Paulino assigned from Indianapolis to Altoona roster. Ralph Henriquez assigned to Jamestown roster.

4/19: Chris Stewart activated from disabled list. Tony Sanchez sent to Indianapolis.

4/18: Quinton Miller added to Altoona roster. Kelson Brown placed on disabled list.

4/17: Jovany Lopez loaned to Rojos del Aguila of the Veracruz League(Mexico)

4/17: Eric Wood activated from disabled list and added to Bradenton roster. D.J. Crumlich reassigned to minor league camp.

4/16: Collin Balester activated from disabled list and assigned to Bradenton.

4/16: Adalberto Santos assigned to Indianapolis. Jay Jackson transferred to Jamestown roster.

4/14: Luis Heredia placed on disabled list. Brett McKinney added to West Virginia roster.

4/13: Adalberto Santos transferred from Indianapolis to Jamestown roster.

4/12: Vin Mazzaro assigned to Indianapolis. Josh Kinney transferred to Jamestown roster.

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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