Nick Kingham has gone seven innings in each of his last two starts (Photo Credit: David Hague)

Minor League Schedule: Nick Kingham Continues to Improve This Year

Four night games tonight, including Nick Kingham taking the hill in Altoona. He has looked real good in his last two starts, going seven innings each time. The Dominican Summer League season begins today. You can view the season preview below. 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. 

Nick Kingham has gone seven innings in each of his last two starts (Photo Credit: David Hague)

Nick Kingham has gone seven innings in each of his last two starts (Photo Credit: David Hague)


AAA: Indianapolis (33-21) vs Scranton/WB (27-26) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Adam Wilk (3-4, 4.99)
Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 11, Scranton/WB 6

Adam Wilk will make his tenth start of the season. He has also pitched once in relief. He has thrown a total of 52.1 innings, giving up 59 hits, seven homers and 15 walks. Wilk has 36 strikeouts, an 0.98 GO/AO ratio and a .292 BAA. In his last start, he went 4.2 innings, allowing four runs on ten hits and two walks. Right-handed batters are hitting .313 against him this year. Wilk faced Scranton/WB on May 5th and gave up seven runs on 11 hits in 5.2 innings.

AA: Altoona (20-34) vs New Hampshire (19-35) 6:00pm
Probable starter: Nick Kingham (1-5, 3.00)
Yesterday’s Result: New Hampshire 1, Altoona 0 in 12 innings

Nick Kingham will make his 11th start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 57 innings, allowing 55 hits, two homers and 24 walks. He has 41 strikeouts, a 1.02 GO/AO ratio and a .251 BAA. In his last start, he gave up two runs over seven innings. His season high for strikeouts this year is six(three times), a total he topped ten times last season. At home this year, he has a 2.04 ERA in six starts. Kingham has a 4.57 ERA on the road. His ERA in the month of May is 2.61 in 31 innings and he hasn’t allowed more than two earned runs in any start.

High-A: Bradenton (27-27) @ Clearwater (11-42) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Orlando Castro (3-2, 2.91)
Yesterday’s Result: Tampa 3, Bradenton 2

Orlando Castro will make his tenth start of the season tonight. He has also pitched once in relief. Castro has thrown 55.2 innings, allowing 46 hits, two homers and seven walks. He has 41 strikeouts, a 1.42 GO/AO ratio and a .229 BAA. In his last start, he went six innings, giving up two runs on five hits and no walks. Castro threw six shutout innings in his previous game. He has a 3.10 ERA over 20.1 innings on the road.

Low-A: West Virginia (20-34) @ Greensboro (30-23) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Buddy Borden (2-2, 2.53)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 6, Greensboro 2 in 12 innings

Buddy Borden will make his 11th start of the season tonight. He has thrown 46.1 innings this year, allowing 32 hits, two homers and 18 walks. He has 45 strikeouts, an 0.98 GO/AO ratio and a .188 BAA. In his last start, Borden gave up three runs over five innings. He has not allowed more than three runs in any start this season. Borden faced Greensboro on the road on May 4th, allowing three runs over six innings.

DSL: Pirates (0-0) vs Rangers1 (0-0) 10:30am

Check out the DSL Pirates season preview.

Recent Transactions

5/30: Mel Rojas Jr. promoted to Indianapolis. Chris Dickerson placed on disabled list.

5/30: Brandon Mann released. Ryan Beckman added to Altoona roster.

5/30: Kenn Kasparek added to Indianapolis roster.

5/29: Francisco Diaz assigned to Jamestown roster.

5/28: Candon Myles activated from the disabled list. Adam Landecker assigned to Jamestown roster.

5/27: Kawika Emsley-Pai assigned from Altoona to West Virginia.

5/26: Ralph Henriquez sent from Indianapolis to Altoona. Cody Eppley assigned to Indianapolis.

5/24: Andy Otamendi assigned to Extended Spring Training. Orlando Castro assigned to Bradenton.

5/23 Tony Sanchez assigned to Indianapolis.

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.

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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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